Originally Posted by Mark_TB
I think this is a very underrated film, and would not hesitate to buy it on Blu if, and only if, the previously availlable extras are also included.
I agree that is it very underrated. But I didn't hesitate to buy it. I don't even remember if I ever watched the extras on the DVD release before I sold it off, so they weren't missed at all.
If they were that important to me, I would probably pick up a used DVD super cheap and get a 2 disc Bd case and assemble my own SE, rather than wait for the studio to do right by an audience neglected gem like this.
What matters to me is Universal, a highly inconsistent studio for Bd releases, got this one right where it counts. Some people have expressed concern that there has been DNR selectively applied to some portions of the film (any scene obvious special effects/opticals) but I don't think that is the case. A bit of softness does come and go, but it looks to me to be a nature inherent to the source and not some tampering for this presentation. From what I can recall of the DVD, this is an extremely large upgrade, and I enjoyed and was immersed much more in the film on this second viewing than I was on the first. It's a great take on the material and I'm very happy to finally have it in my collection again in as high quality a release as this.