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HTF Blu-ray Review: GRUMPY OLD MEN



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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted July 01 2009 - 08:40 AM




Edited by Michael Reuben - 8/14/2009 at 12:33 am GMT
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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted July 01 2009 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for the review Michael. Will be getting this next week.  [b]Agree 100%


#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted July 01 2009 - 01:23 PM

I never bought this title on SD-DVD because it was not OAR. I'm glad to read that Warner did not use heavy NR on the transfer. I will definitely be picking up this comedy classic. Thanks for the review, Michael.


#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted July 02 2009 - 02:29 AM

It's a mystery to me why this movie has been treated so badly in the past.  I have refused to buy any version of it because it was only available in pan and scan.  I'm happy to read that the PQ is good and they didn't NR it to death.  It does seem to me they are continuing to devalue this movie by not including any extras.  Surely they could have found someone to do a really good commentary.  With Lemmon and Mattheau, there must have been back-stories galore to tell.

I have adopted a policy of not buying on release date, but this movie is selling for $19 at Amazon.  I'm sure after a couple of months it will drop in price, but for this one, I don't think I can wait.

It's been a while since I've seen this movie, was Mattheau's last adlib the "nude scene"?


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#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted July 02 2009 - 03:35 AM


Originally Posted by Johnny Angell ">

It's been a while since I've seen this movie, was Mattheau's last adlib the "nude scene"?
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#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted July 05 2009 - 07:27 PM

Not to side track the thread, HDNET is showing the sequel Grumpier Old Men tonight July 6th at 10:05pm Est.




#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted July 06 2009 - 02:51 AM

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It’s Lemmon and Matthau. What more is there to say?


Exactly!  Such a great film and finally in OAR.  Thanks for the review!

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#8 of 13 OFFLINE   JohnS

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Posted July 07 2009 - 07:38 PM

It's hard to remember, but I think I had this on laserdisc in OAR wasn't it?
anyway, It's been that long since I've seen this movie.
Just for the mere fact that I didn't want to watch the DVD in a marred version.

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#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted July 08 2009 - 01:30 AM

I hesitated to buy the DVD, and finally didn't.
It's a pleasure to see this release. Thanks Michael for the outstanding review.

(Ordering it from Amazon.)


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#10 of 13 OFFLINE   AL KUENSTER

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Posted July 08 2009 - 04:04 AM

yes it was in Widescreen on LD and the sequel as well. Glad to see it on BR.

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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   JohnS

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Posted July 08 2009 - 11:45 AM

Watched it last night.
I thought it looked great on Blu-ray.
I was very happy with this release and the way it looked and sounded.
Thank-you WB!

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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   LarryH

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Posted July 08 2009 - 02:39 PM

I knew there was some reason I never bought this on DVD - thanks for reminding me that it was P&S.  I guess I'm on for the Blu now.  I hope they follow up with GOM2 now that I am one.


#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Brian McHale

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Posted July 13 2009 - 06:36 AM

The Grumpy Old Men movies are two of the very few non-OAR movies I ever bought on DVD. Why? Because they're not pan 'n' scan, but open matte. I simply treat them like non-anamorphic widescreen movies, zoom in and get a (fairly) proper widescreen image. Of course, the resolution is reduced, but it's better than nothing (and if they were truly P&S, I wouldn't have bought them).

Anyway, I'm certainly glad to see these movies coming out in OAR on Blu-ray. I'm not sure I'll feel the need to upgrade, but it's nice to know that the option exists.

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