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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted February 28 2009 - 03:37 AM

The arrival on Blu-ray of Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese's brilliant bio of middleweight boxing champ Jake La Motta, is a cause for celebration.

With its original UA logo intact, this MGM release via Fox shows what can be done when there is a desire to replicate the look of film on Blu-ray.

The end result is superb.

Great film.

Beautiful transition to home video on Blu-ray.

Highly Recommended!

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#2 of 12 ONLINE   Powell&Pressburger

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Posted February 28 2009 - 02:02 PM

This is the LOGO that should've opened RAGING BULL.. YouTube - United Artists Intro theme

not the one that is on the BLU RAY edition. - This is the one on the BD - YouTube - United Artists (UA) Logo '04 ((STEREO))


I don't think we'll ever get the old classic UA logos back on these films. CARRIE has it's original UA logo that sort of lights up section at a time.

Stop the Replacing of original Studio Opening / Closing logos! They are part of film history.

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#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Rob LoVerde

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Posted February 28 2009 - 03:53 PM

Thank you, Mr. Harris. Here's hoping we also get a quality release of "Taxi Driver" on Blu-ray!

#4 of 12 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted February 28 2009 - 06:51 PM

Actually, neither of those logos should be on the BD.

They still used the Transamerica "T" until the company's sale to MGM in 1981.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.


#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted March 01 2009 - 05:59 AM

Great movie and will definitely be picking this up.

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Posted March 01 2009 - 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by MatthewA
Actually, neither of those logos should be on the BD.

They still used the Transamerica "T" until the company's sale to MGM in 1981.

so it should have been this logo then, YouTube - United Artists Production Logo ("Black Stallion" varient)

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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   OliverK

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Posted March 01 2009 - 11:42 PM

I got both Raging Bull, Die Hard IV and the original Pink Panther in a 3 for 2 sale and it looks like it was indeed money well spent Posted Image

While I understand that there generally is a deplorable lack of the original logos with many releases it would be nice to have a separate thread for it in order to keep track of the issue for those interested.

As this seems a problem with several studios this could be brought up with studio folks when the opportunity arises. In that case it would be nice to be able to point them to a separate thread that identifies the issues for a number of releases.

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted March 02 2009 - 12:33 AM

In regard to logos, my point was less to the specific incarnation, and more to giving credit to the original distribution entity.

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Posted March 16 2009 - 08:08 AM

I must have gotten a faulty disc unless this is what everyone else is encountering.

My Blu-ray comes with a discolored vertical strip just inside the right hand side that is visible throughout all related features on the disc including the menu screen and the film itself.

I would imagine I need to possibly contact Fox or MGM, but was curious if anyone else had encountered this.

Thanks.

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted March 16 2009 - 09:30 AM

Fortune, a couple of posters at Blu-Ray forum have encountered that vertical line you mentioned:

Raging Bull hits Blu-ray 2/10/09 Passion of Christ hits Blu-ray on 2/17/09 - Page 4 - Blu-ray Forum

See from Post #69 and after.

I have not had a chance to view mine yet.

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Posted March 16 2009 - 10:18 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elizabeth S
Fortune, a couple of posters at Blu-Ray forum have encountered that vertical line you mentioned:

Raging Bull hits Blu-ray 2/10/09 Passion of Christ hits Blu-ray on 2/17/09 - Page 4 - Blu-ray Forum

See from Post #69 and after.

I have not had a chance to view mine yet.

Thanks a lot.

#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Brian Borst

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Posted April 25 2009 - 11:40 AM

I noticed it too. I was scared at first that my screen was burned in, although I couldn't see it at the other side of the screen, and I haven't been playing a lot of 1.33:1 movies. I'm glad it wasn't my screen, but what is it then?
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