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FUNNY FACE and SABRINA Eye Popping Blu-rays

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#121 of 138 OFFLINE   Trentrunner

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Posted July 28 2012 - 08:53 AM

Where would one purchase these French BDs of Funny Face and Sabrina? Amazon.fr? (I'm in the US.)

#122 of 138 OFFLINE   lukejosephchung

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Posted July 28 2012 - 09:12 AM

Originally Posted by Trentrunner 

Where would one purchase these French BDs of Funny Face and Sabrina? Amazon.fr? (I'm in the US.)


Yes...that's EXACTLY where I purchased MY copies of these titles, along with Paramount's blu-ray of "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"...feel confident about purchasing from them, especially if you're already a regular Amazon.com customer!!!Posted Image



#123 of 138 OFFLINE   Trentrunner

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Posted July 28 2012 - 09:18 AM

Yes...that's EXACTLY where I purchased MY copies of these titles, along with Paramount's blu-ray of "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"...feel confident about purchasing from them, especially if you're already a regular Amazon.com customer!!!:tu:

Thanks. Ordered. It was disconcerting and then pleasing to see all my Amazon.com info already populated into the Amazon.fr pages. :)

#124 of 138 OFFLINE   lukejosephchung

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Posted July 28 2012 - 09:22 AM

Originally Posted by Trentrunner 


Thanks. Ordered. It was disconcerting and then pleasing to see all my Amazon.com info already populated into the Amazon.fr pages. Posted Image

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#125 of 138 OFFLINE   Michel_Hafner

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Posted August 16 2012 - 06:34 PM

I have watched Sabrina now. My take on it: It's an older transfer that lacks full 1080p detail but has been processed to look better than it actually is. It looks smoothed and detail enhanced (possibly with the Darbee process). It's also quite contrasty, too contrasty for my taste. Looking forward to Mr. Harris review.

#126 of 138 OFFLINE   Luis Esp

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Posted November 02 2012 - 12:29 PM

There's a showing of Funny Face on November 6th at the TIFF Lightbox here in Toronto, and according to the press release, it's a new digital print.
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#127 of 138 OFFLINE   AnthonyClarke

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Posted November 18 2012 - 07:06 PM

I just bought 'Funny Face' in the Australian bare-bones blu ray edition and it's pretty terrific, and I don't notice the scrubbed-out effect others have complained about. And just in case you're interested in purchase, my Toshiba plays it when I have it locked into its Region A setting which means it's a multi-region Blu ray. Here in Australia it's less than $16 and can be bought from here: www.jbhifi.com.au. At that price, overseas postage still makes it a bargain! Cheers all

#128 of 138 OFFLINE   haineshisway

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Posted December 03 2012 - 04:43 PM

I've now finally watched Sabrina. And I agree with Mr. Hafner above - it's not so good.

#129 of 138 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted December 04 2012 - 12:24 AM

When we visited Paramount in October, one of the executives confided that both Sabrina and Funny Face were among the films on the Warners list which I guess means if we see Blu-rays of either of them any time soon, they'll be released through Warners.



#130 of 138 OFFLINE   Lromero1396

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Posted March 31 2013 - 03:44 PM

When we visited Paramount in October, one of the executives confided that both Sabrina and Funny Face were among the films on the Warners list which I guess means if we see Blu-rays of either of them any time soon, they'll be released through Warners.

Sadly, Warner will probably use the same DNR disaster scans that Paramount did after firing Ron Smith. If they do this and wonder why this discs aren't selling, then they need to do some work in the restoration department. Hopefully Warner will have better sense than to use such severely DNR'd masters for BD releases.



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Posted May 15 2013 - 04:36 PM

I thought the PQ on the Aussie release of "Funny Face" was pretty damn good - not an excessive use of DNR.  The VistaVision films really pull up nicely on Blu.  It's worth pointing out that you'll need to hang onto the older DVDs for all those wonderful extras, because the BD release has nothing except the film - same goes for "Sabrina".



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#132 of 138 OFFLINE   Keith Cobby

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Posted May 16 2013 - 12:54 AM

VistaVision releases on blu-ray seem to have come to a complete stop (including Olive). Being a large format process the ones released so far look fantastic, a real showcase for blu-ray.



#133 of 138 ONLINE   John Hermes

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Posted September 09 2013 - 03:02 PM

I just got in the Audrey Hepburn Collection (Sabrina, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany's) today from Amazon.uk.  Good price, and the PQ is very good on each of them.



#134 of 138 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted September 15 2013 - 04:22 AM

I just got in the Audrey Hepburn Collection (Sabrina, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany's) today from Amazon.uk.  Good price, and the PQ is very good on each of them.

I'm not a fan of Funny Face, but I did buy UK BD of Sabrina.  I thought it looked very good too so I don't quite understand some of the criticism of it, if it's the same BD that was released in France.  Perhaps, I need to take another look at it as I was concentrating mainly on the film itself, but whatever deficiencies it has PQ-wise, they weren't enough to pull me out of the film.


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#135 of 138 ONLINE   Todd J Moore

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Posted November 02 2013 - 09:31 AM

I just watched Funny Face on Amazon Instant Prime. It looked decent for a streaming service. I'm now thinking of buying the Blu Ray, which apparently Amazon.com is selling itself. I have White Christmas, The Ten Commandments, and To Catch A Thief and if Funny Face looks half as good as they do, I'll be happy.


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Posted November 02 2013 - 09:43 AM

Todd,

I have seen Funny Face in 35mm many times since '57. I have also watched Funny Face on Amazon Instant Prime and was surprised at the quality of the transfer and the vibrant colors. I do not own the BD of FF, nor have I seen it. If you do get it, please let me know how you rate it. Thanks.

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Posted November 03 2013 - 01:53 AM

I have seen Funny Face in 35mm many times since '57. I have also watched Funny Face on Amazon Instant Prime and was surprised at the quality of the transfer and the vibrant colors. I do not own the BD of FF, nor have I seen it. If you do get it, please let me know how you rate it. 

 

i have the UK Funny Face BRD. It looks good to me. I've never seen a good print in theaters so I can't say how well it represents the authentic "look" of the film, but the images are clear and clean with vibrant color. You'll probably be very happy with this disc. I am. 



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Posted November 04 2013 - 07:11 AM

In Funny Face during the 'Clap Yo Hands' number, Astaire does some kicks while on his back with the guitar. There were always rim-shots in the music to accent these kicks until the film came out on DVD. Have the rim-shots been restored for the blu-ray?







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