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HTF REVIEW: Bride & Prejudice... Very Recommended...

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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted July 02 2005 - 11:34 AM

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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Shane Burton

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Posted July 03 2005 - 03:12 AM

This is a great, very detailed review. But the lavender and yellow scorches my eyes out, and is hard to read. Other than that, great job!

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Posted July 03 2005 - 07:02 AM

Hi Dave, The picture looked fine on our 185" screen. Dear Frankie looked worse. As far as bollywood-esque movies go, it was true to form, corny (replete with inconsistent film stock), with the best performances coming from the supporting players. The only time Rai looked good was in a t-shirt (western look). Her co-star who played JAYA was way better looking NEXT to her in full sari regalia. ps. Navin and Indra (who played the sister and brother) played lovers in KAMA SUTRA. She's since been whitened up. They are both British by the way. The only Americans were quite pale and ghastly looking, lol. My fave character was Koli, who sounded worst with an American accent.

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Posted July 03 2005 - 10:43 AM

Thanks to your review, I bumped this up to Number 1 in my Netflix queue.
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted July 03 2005 - 01:24 PM

I have never seen this, but like to watch Bollywood films from time to time. Thanks for the review. I will have to at least rent this and perhaps purchase.
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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   James Luckard

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Posted July 11 2005 - 10:34 PM

I really enjoyed this in the theater. I got the album (both English and Hindi versions) and was looking forward to seeing the deleted number "Arrogance, Pride and Vanity." The song is on the album, and the scene is listed on the UK DVD as a bouns feature, but it's not on the American DVD I bought. I wish I had looked more closely. I don't think we get anything that the British disc didn't have. How annoying.

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Posted July 17 2005 - 04:08 PM

I watched it tonight and throughly enjoyed it. The first dance number was great! Aishwarya Rai is stunningly beautiful.

#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Martin Jeeves

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Posted July 18 2005 - 03:20 AM

Did not like this movie at all. Sorry.

#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted July 18 2005 - 04:35 AM

I'm a big Bollywood fan, and wasn't really a fan of this film. It wasn't quite as over the top as Bollywood films usually are. And frankly, it was kind of dull at times. As for the transfer, while I didn't see it theatrically, even on the 27 inch screen I watched it on I have to say the DVD really suffered from the whole Miramax look, the soft colors etc. Not a good transfer. Which also hurt the film as Bollywood films normally use extremely bright colors. It is a good introduction to Bollywood, but not one I would recommend or watch more than once.

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted July 18 2005 - 05:24 AM

Had I not seen this film theatrically, I would have said almost the exact same thing.

Having seen the 35mm projection...I can tell you that the "look" of the image is, in fact, due to the film itself and not a signature of poor DVD mastering.

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