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Keeping fingers crossed about Breakdown


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#1 of 9 SergioM

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Posted November 15 2010 - 04:42 PM

Any news on a possible blu-ray release of that terrific Kurt Russell 1997 thriller Breakdown directed by Johnathan Mostow? So far all there has been is a non-anamorphic DVD with ZERO extras. It's long overdue for a decent blu-ray remastering with commetaries from Russell and Mostow and a "making-of" features



#2 of 9 Matt Hough

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Posted November 16 2010 - 12:32 AM

I agree. I'd love to see this film get some love with a really nice Blu-ray release.



#3 of 9 cafink

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Posted November 16 2010 - 12:40 AM

Breakdown is a personal favorite and I'd love a Blu-ray release, too.


 

 


#4 of 9 Bob-ATL

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Posted November 17 2010 - 05:27 PM

Day one buy for me.  I really enjoy Breakdown.  I can't wait to retire my non-anamorphic dvd.


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#5 of 9 questrider

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Posted November 17 2010 - 05:45 PM

I too enjoy this movie.


However, this brings me to a question about the HD movies streaming on Netflix (through the PS3). I just watched "Breakdown" through there last week and it was anamorphic and looked a lot better than an SD DVD. So where does Netflix get this version of the film to stream if there is no anamorphic version or high-def release (BD) on the market?



#6 of 9 MattFini

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Posted November 18 2010 - 12:16 AM

I love Breakdown, too.


Paramount has been nothing but disappointing in terms of their minimal catalogue releases.  I know they've released a few gems (and I'm really stoked for True Grit) but I want more than a tiny handful.

Universal, please release Streets of Fire on Blu-ray.

#7 of 9 cafink

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Posted November 18 2010 - 01:16 AM


Originally Posted by Brian Magnuson 

I too enjoy this movie.


However, this brings me to a question about the HD movies streaming on Netflix (through the PS3). I just watched "Breakdown" through there last week and it was anamorphic and looked a lot better than an SD DVD. So where does Netflix get this version of the film to stream if there is no anamorphic version or high-def release (BD) on the market?


Netflix gets their movies straight from the studios.  Their streaming videos aren't sourced from DVD or Blu-ray.  They actually have a lot of HD titles that aren't available on Blu-ray, and titles that aren't available on DVD at all.


 

 


#8 of 9 Southpaw

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Posted November 18 2010 - 03:43 AM

I have a Region 2 DVD that I got from Amazon UK. I think Fox was the studio over there. Anyway, it's a stellar 2.35:1 release. PQ and AQ are excellent. The blu-ray is going to smash. No extras though so a new Mostow and/or Russell commentary would be most welcome.

This is one of my favorite thrillers so I hope Paramount releases it next year although 2012 would mark the 15th anniversary of it's release so maybe they will just wait?



#9 of 9 SamHarris

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Posted January 26 2011 - 09:05 AM

I agree. It was my favorite Kurt Russell movie of all. He kicked ass in that movie, just like he did when he played Wyatt Earp in the movie Tombstone.