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Alastair Sim A CHRISTMAS CAROL November 3, 2009 - (UPDATE New 11-1-2011 Release)


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#1 of 89 Andrew Budgell

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Posted June 30 2009 - 08:28 AM

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Audio Commentary by George Cole
  • Includes the Standard DVD with Both the 4:3 and the 16:9 versions
  • Bios
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#2 of 89 Mike Frezon

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Posted June 30 2009 - 08:30 AM

Andrew:  Isn't this likely the same disc we got a year or so ago (with the 4:3 and the butchered 16:9 versions)?

It looks like the same basic idea.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#3 of 89 Andrew Budgell

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Posted June 30 2009 - 08:32 AM

Hey Mike,

Yes, I think so, too. And it looks like they've DROPPED a bunch of the special features from that release!

Andy


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Posted June 30 2009 - 08:45 AM

Oh my.

I just noticed that you posted this in the high-def section.  I completely missed that when I first checked things out because of where I found the thread listing!

Now THAT'S exciting! 

Is there an MSRP?

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#5 of 89 Andrew Budgell

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Posted June 30 2009 - 05:15 PM

Hi Mike! It will retail for $29.99.


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Posted July 01 2009 - 11:13 AM

This post is confusing as I thought it was posted in the HD software section by mistake because NO ONE mentioned it was on Blu-ray and the picture didn't show it./img/vbsmilies/htf/confused.gif

Amazon has the Blu-ray cover:
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A definite buy for me.<br /></span>
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#7 of 89 Mike Frezon

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Posted July 01 2009 - 02:35 PM

Lossless audio, I wonder?  It would be really interesting to hear if it makes any difference with this title. 

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted July 02 2009 - 06:26 PM


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This post is confusing as I thought it was posted in the HD software section by mistake because NO ONE mentioned it was on Blu-ray and the picture didn't show it./img/vbsmilies/htf/confused.gif">

Amazon has the Blu-ray cover:
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A definite buy for me./img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif

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Well, that is good to know.

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Posted October 28 2009 - 07:22 AM

Well, Andrew...we are just days away!

Has anyone heard/seen anything about this release? 

I am very much looking forward to it.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted October 30 2009 - 12:12 PM

No review on this one yet?
Don't want to pull the trigger on buying this until I know a little more on how it looks.


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Posted October 30 2009 - 03:10 PM

I'll be surprised if it doesn't look good since the last DVD release was pretty good. 

But, I agree.  It sure would be nice to know for sure...or at least as sure as you can trust in a review...

I am especially curious to hear about the audio track...


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted October 30 2009 - 03:13 PM



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Has anyone heard/seen anything about this release? 

I am very much looking forward to it.
 
There's a rather poor review of a supposedly different ("emerald") Canadian blu-ray version at blu-ray.com http://forum.blu-ray...t=104728&page=3
 
But nobody knows if the upcoming VCI version will be from the same restoration.

In any case, I've already sold my DVD so I'm in for the BD, for better or worse.

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Posted October 30 2009 - 03:21 PM

Thanks a bunch, Marvin.  Like you say:  It ain't much of a review...but at least it's something. 

At least the reviewer, who doesn't seem to bring a lot to the table, says it looks better than any of the DVD iterations he's ever seen.  Like I said, I thought the last VCI effort (DVD) was pretty good. 

Keeping fingers crossed.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted October 30 2009 - 03:51 PM

The last dvd was okay...but the 4x3 version was literally choppy, cutting out the ends of shots. There was an entire shot of Fred's wife missing at the end, as well as a scream on the soundtrack when Marley shows up.

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Posted October 30 2009 - 05:58 PM



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Thanks a bunch, Marvin.  Like you say:  It ain't much of a review...but at least it's something. 

 

Actually by "poor review" I meant the reviewer's opinion of the DVD, not my opinion of the review. Sorry for the confusion.

But it seems nobody knows if the version he reviewed will end up being the same transfer as the upcoming one.

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Posted October 31 2009 - 11:59 AM

DVD Beaver now has their review up:

http://www.dvdbeaver...rol_blu-ray.htm

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Posted October 31 2009 - 01:16 PM

Oh my...DVD Beaver makes this look like an even more dramatic improvement than the BD of It's a Wonderful Life!

This one will be scarfed up the minute I see it. 

Thanks, Marvin!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted October 31 2009 - 01:20 PM

While it looks promising, I have been burned by VCI before. I want to know if the missing audio and shot of Fred's wife have been put back into the film. They went missing on the last "restored from the original 35mm elements" release.

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Posted October 31 2009 - 01:26 PM

So if you can find out that those problems remain, you won't buy this BD, Eric?

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted October 31 2009 - 03:58 PM

I doubt it. The previous dvd was the best the film has looked despite the problems. However, there were other shots in which the ends of shots were cut off in weird glitches (but oddly they were present on the 16x9 cropped version on the same disc.) It will suffice, especially since so much is coming out that I have to have. BTW, those screenshots compare an older dvd...not the version I am speaking of. I don't know why they aren't comparing the most recent restoration to the new Blu.