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A few words about...™ Scent of a Woman -- in Blu-ray

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#1 of 6 ONLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted June 09 2012 - 12:19 PM

Martin Brest's 1992 Scent of a Woman, is yet another Blu-ray release that deserved better attention.

Same old story.

Old transfer, now with uncompressed audio, which will make little different to almost everyone.

Mr. Pacino, who won Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance, could have been far better served by the studio, had they simply done a new image harvest, and created "archival" data at the same time.

A wonderfully entertaining film, that fails as a Blu-ray.

Steer clear.

Image - 2

Audio - 4


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Posted June 10 2012 - 01:47 AM

Great. Once again, thanks for nothing Universal. No sale.

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Posted June 10 2012 - 02:50 AM

gee Universal's really on a roll aren't they?

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Posted June 10 2012 - 09:33 AM

Good gravy, is this the new standard in Blu-Ray catalog titles? Average, to bad releases that I planned on purchasing but am skipping thanks to Robert's input. My dedicated home theater project with a 120" screen and a really decent projector is sadly starting to become of much less importance as of late. In fact, I'm starting to consider scrapping the whole idea. Why? Because the heart and soul of my movie collection has been, and alway will be catalog titles. And a Blu-Ray title that could look 6 times better than dvd, but instead looking just slightly better....absolutely pathetic.

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Posted June 10 2012 - 09:59 AM

Originally Posted by willyTass 

gee Universal's really on a roll aren't they?

Imagine how bad the releases will be once the 100th anniversary is over with because if this is Universal at their best.......well you know.

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Posted June 11 2012 - 02:52 AM

i must apologize for my earlier excitement of the remastered Out of Africa- the more i see it the more it seems not quite right - most scenes look great but others look like paint by number with stupid, unnecessary Noise reduction Universal is easily the worst studio for catalogue quality control at the moment

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