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


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#81 of 89 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted November 10 2011 - 07:32 AM



Originally Posted by John Hodson 

A general thumbs up from Blu-ray.com in their review


Last line of their review:


Highly recommended, even if you're double (or triple) dipping.


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Posted November 10 2011 - 07:34 AM

A general thumbs up from Blu-ray.com in their review

The above review made me want to take a chance on the better picture quality, plus the $10.99 price and 2-day free sipping, by using Amazon prime was another factor, plus I had enough Rewards points to cover the full cost .:cool: Paul
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Posted November 10 2011 - 07:44 AM


Highly recommended, even if you're double (or triple) dipping.


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Posted November 10 2011 - 11:33 AM

Hmmm, I wonder how good the "Santa Claus" disc will look next week?  Might pick it up if the reviews are good. Saw the film in a theater when I was 4 and it scared the S#$%@ out of me - hey when you're 4 - if you're gonna believe in Santa you're gonna believe in Satan


This was one truly strange and bad film -  but for the the nostalgia factor



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Posted November 10 2011 - 12:57 PM

Hmmm, I wonder how good the "Santa Claus" disc will look next week?  Might pick it up if the reviews are good. Saw the film in a theater when I was 4 and it scared the S#$%@ out of me - hey when you're 4 - if you're gonna believe in Santa you're gonna believe in Satan This was one truly strange and bad film -  but for the the nostalgia factor

I've never seen that one but I have it on pre-order. Is it supposed to be a "so bad that it's good" type of film?

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Posted November 10 2011 - 02:30 PM

I've never seen that one but I have it on pre-order. Is it supposed to be a "so bad that it's good" type of film?

You have to really love bad movies to enjoy it. For me, it's just painful but I understand why people get a kick out of it.

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Posted November 11 2011 - 06:28 AM

I have to say that the brief, tantalising, clips of The Black Tent included in the excellent Brian Desmond-Hurst documentary looks to assure us of a quite fabulous hi-def VistaVision transfer coming from VCI next year...
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Posted November 11 2011 - 07:08 AM

Oh, great! I took delivery of the current Black Tent just last week.........:rolleyes: I thought the days of starting out a film in widescreen (to cover the credits) and then devolving to pan and scan were long over, but that's what VCI did with their relatively recent 'Sea of Sand'. It's a terrific looking DVD, and the pan and scan is practically unnoticeable, leading me to think (hope) that it was actually filmed in 1:37 and matted for its 'official' widescreen ratio. Wouldn't want to miss a single mm. of the can't-go-wrong Attenborough.

#89 of 89 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted November 11 2011 - 07:24 AM

Oh, great! I took delivery of the current Black Tent just last week.........:rolleyes: I thought the days of starting out a film in widescreen (to cover the credits) and then devolving to pan and scan were long over, but that's what VCI did with their relatively recent 'Sea of Sand'. It's a terrific looking DVD, and the pan and scan is practically unnoticeable, leading me to think (hope) that it was actually filmed in 1:37 and matted for its 'official' widescreen ratio. Wouldn't want to miss a single mm. of the can't-go-wrong Attenborough.

The UK DVD is exactly the same (and if memory serves, recent TV broadcasts); like most everything else in their Rank library, VCI take what they are given by ITV Global. There's no doubt that by 1958, even in the UK, it would have been framed principally for widescreen projection.
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