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#21 of 39 OFFLINE   RolandL

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Posted April 21 2012 - 03:03 PM

I'm not quite as enamored of this as the rest seem to be. It has its moments, certainly and looks better than it ever has on home video - but 2.0? That is just ridiculous for a 6-track stereo show.

The sound on the Korean disc is 4.0 and there is separation on the front three channels but I hear no sound coming out the surrounds.

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#22 of 39 OFFLINE   jim_falconer

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Posted April 22 2012 - 01:07 AM


Originally Posted by RolandL 


The sound on the Korean disc is 4.0 and there is separation on the front three channels but I hear no sound coming out the surrounds.


I read that there is a decent Korean release and an awful release.  Could you tell me which of these 2 covers is the one you have?  I believe it's the first one, but just want to be sure before purchasing..thanks.


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#23 of 39 OFFLINE   RolandL

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Posted April 22 2012 - 02:35 AM

I read that there is a decent Korean release and an awful release.  Could you tell me which of these 2 covers is the one you have?  I believe it's the first one, but just want to be sure before purchasing..thanks. Posted Image Posted Image

Yes, it is the first one. But, it can't compare to the French Blu-ray - http://cineramahistory.com/cw2.htm

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#24 of 39 OFFLINE   jim_falconer

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Posted April 22 2012 - 02:43 AM


Originally Posted by RolandL 


Yes, it is the first one. But, it can't compare to the French Blu-ray - http://cineramahistory.com/cw2.htm


I see what you mean...thanks.  But besides not having a multi-region player, I could never watch and enjoy a film with forced sub titles.  I'll pick up the Korean version for now, and just hope that one day the film will receive a North American blu release.


Thanks again...



#25 of 39 OFFLINE   RolandL

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Posted April 22 2012 - 11:10 AM

I see what you mean...thanks.  But besides not having a multi-region player, I could never watch and enjoy a film with forced sub titles.  I'll pick up the Korean version for now, and just hope that one day the film will receive a North American blu release. Thanks again...

Ken says in post # 8 that it plays fine on his region A player. The 2.0 sound and forced sub titles bother me too.

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#26 of 39 OFFLINE   OliverK

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Posted April 23 2012 - 11:38 PM

I can confirm that the disc plays in Region A, B and C players. The mastering for this one was done on a very tight budget due to the very unfortunate rights situation and taking this into account the Blu-Ray could almost be called miraculous compared to the horrible picture quality of the other two Bronstons titles released on Blu-Ray in Europe. Unfortunately when work on this was done the audio was available only in stereo and given the budgetary constraints anything other than a pristine source would have had problems fitting into the budget and I doubt such a source is available. Here's hoping that we will see a release of 55 Days at Peking in similar or even better quality in the near future, imo it is the better movie and it also looks better than Circus World.

#27 of 39 OFFLINE   Robert George

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Posted April 24 2012 - 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by Mike*HTF 

Is there any way to defeat the forced subs?


Yes, but not if playing the actual disc.  All appropriately licensed Blu-ray players would have to respect the "forced" flag on the subtitles.



#28 of 39 OFFLINE   Ed Lachmann

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Posted May 04 2012 - 05:10 AM

One crazy question, why on earth would Filmedia release CIRCUS WORLD with forced subs and then release others like BANDOLERO with a no French sub option? Usually a company would have a particular way of doing this, Carlotta France or SoulMedia, for example, who always give you an option. So, we get a couple titles with forced subs and and a couple without. Pretty maddening, if you really are keen on owning the force sub one but can't stand the pesky things there muddling up the lower half of the screen. God, I hope they don't release a 55 DAYS AT PEKING this way!

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Posted August 07 2013 - 08:51 PM

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I spent all afternoon and evening watching this new BR release twice.  It is a superb remastering of John Wayne's Circus World.  At the end of the film it says that the film was restored and remastered to Hi-Def from an original 35 mm horizontal 8 perf Technirama camera negative by Pinewood Post Production at Pinewood Studios, UK.  They did an excellent job.  The English track is super even if there are forced French subtitles plus there is a French track with no subtitles but if you want to spend the time you can rip the film without the subtitles using Aiseesoft Ultimate Blu-ray Ripper.  Here is a small portion of the film I did without the subtitles:

 

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I only found it available on Amazon but it was worth every penny and made to play on both Region A & B Blu-ray players.


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#30 of 39 OFFLINE   John Hermes

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Posted August 07 2013 - 08:53 PM

 

 

I have the French Circus World too.  Striking clarity.


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Posted August 08 2013 - 06:34 AM

Is there any way to defeat the forced subs?


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#32 of 39 OFFLINE   jim_falconer

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Posted August 09 2013 - 04:22 PM

The French release of Circus World is an incredible viewing experience.  Besides the UK release of Zulu, I have not seen too many transfers of this high quality!



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Posted August 09 2013 - 11:25 PM

The Japanese Tohokushinsha DVD had full Dolby 4.0 sound.

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Posted August 10 2013 - 05:06 AM

Amazon.fr is showing two Circus World blu-rays, both from Filmedia, one with a release date of July 2013. This has a different cover from that posted by DakotaSurfer. Does anyone know if this new release is different from their 2012 release, possibly with regard to the subtitles?

 

My favourite circus film is The Big Circus which would look great on blu-ray.



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Posted August 10 2013 - 10:11 AM

 

My favourite circus film is The Big Circus which would look great on blu-ray.

 

A true Rhonda Fleming fan! :)


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Posted August 10 2013 - 11:07 AM

You've set me off. Rhonda comes at No 1 (Slightly Scarlet) and No 3 (Gunfight at the OK Corral) in my most wanted blu-ray list. Home Before Dark, Alias Jesse James, While the City Sleeps, The Killer is Loose, The Crowded Sky, Tennessee's Partner, Out of the Past, Inferno 3-D etc etc etc. I could go on and on but will stop now! 



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Posted August 11 2013 - 01:55 AM

You've set me off. Rhonda comes at No 1 (Slightly Scarlet) and No 3 (Gunfight at the OK Corral) in my most wanted blu-ray list. Home Before Dark, Alias Jesse James, While the City Sleeps, The Killer is Loose, The Crowded Sky, Tennessee's Partner, Out of the Past, Inferno 3-D etc etc etc. I could go on and on but will stop now! 

 

Don't stop on my account. I like Rhonda Fleming too.

 

I was very surprised to learn that Rhonda Fleming preferred working in black and white. When I see how John Alton lit her in Slightly Scarlet and Tennessee's Partner, I have thought she loved working in color movies.



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Posted October 02 2013 - 04:27 PM

Amazon.fr is showing two Circus World blu-rays, both from Filmedia, one with a release date of July 2013. This has a different cover from that posted by DakotaSurfer. Does anyone know if this new release is different from their 2012 release, possibly with regard to the subtitles?

 

 

No one has, it seems, has replied to  this. Come on someone must know something. Where are you OliverK?



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Posted October 03 2013 - 10:13 PM

No one has, it seems, has replied to  this. Come on someone must know something. Where are you OliverK?


Sorry, can't help you guys there, very happy with the first version and moving the subs out of the active picture area with my OPPO player :)




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