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BLU-RAY DISCS FROM GERMANY


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#41 of 212 OFFLINE   FoxyMulder

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Posted August 10 2013 - 10:41 AM

This is one of those 'mouseover' comparisons between the new German Studio Canal BD of High Noon and the old German DVD - if nothing else, you get some nice 'caps of the new disc.

Possibly more pertinent is this comparison between Studio Canal's disc and Olive's, sadly, just the one 'cap, however, I'm convinced...

 

Looks like edge enhancement sharpening on some of those caps which suggests some sharpening on the release.


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#42 of 212 OFFLINE   Keith Cobby

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Posted August 12 2013 - 05:24 AM

Holiday Inn to be released on blu-ray in October.



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Posted August 12 2013 - 05:42 AM

Midnight Lace will be released in Germany on Blu-ray by Universal in February. I hope Universal do not DNR this film into the dust. Midnight Lace has one hell of a cast: Doris Day, Rex Harrison and Myrna Loy. Talk about star power! I might well buy this disc.

 

Why Germany and not the USA or Canada?



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Posted August 12 2013 - 07:03 AM

Why Germany and not the USA or Canada?

 

I'm no expert on the internal politics of the home entertainment business, but I have noticed that Hollywood Classics who control and administer the release of Universal films in Europe are far more active and forceful than their counterparts in USA and Canada.  Innumerable Universal - and Paramount and RKO - films have been released on DVD in Europe but not elsewhere.



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Posted September 10 2013 - 03:56 PM

I just got in Universal's Western, Cave Of Outlaws (Die Hoehle der Gesetzlosen), today.  It is a 1951 Technicolor production with McDonald Carey and Victor Jory.  The BD has selectable English or German language.  Picture is flawless - super sharp, clean, nice color. Koch Media.  It states Region B on back of case but plays on my Region A test player.


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Posted September 10 2013 - 08:16 PM

A couple of qustions regarding THE CARDINAL bluray. First, is this region free? Second, Amazon lists the aspect ratio as 1:77 which if true is a real shame because it should be 2:35.


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Posted September 11 2013 - 09:25 AM

A couple of qustions regarding THE CARDINAL bluray. First, is this region free? Second, Amazon lists the aspect ratio as 1:77 which if true is a real shame because it should be 2:35.

 

I'll be checking the Amazon Germany listing for customer comments in two weeks. If no-one has complained, I'll place my order and report back.



#48 of 212 OFFLINE   Wade Sowers

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Posted September 13 2013 - 11:56 AM

I am also interested in the German Blu of Priminger's THE HUMAN FACTOR . . .

 

http://www.amazon.de...=otto priminger

 

. . . which is available around the same time as THE CARDINAL.  If  anyone learns the Region Code (or lack thereof) please advise. 



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Posted September 15 2013 - 11:00 AM

Wade, hello! Missing you on Mobius.

 

(I'm happy with my R1 DVDs of these two fillms, and pleased that the Warner Archive got to THE HUMAN FACTOR.)



#50 of 212 OFFLINE   Wade Sowers

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Posted September 17 2013 - 08:53 AM

Wade, hello! Missing you on Mobius.

 

 Yes, I have been among the missing - we have spent the last few months watching (seemingly) nothing but long form television, now into the third season of THE WALKING DEAD with THE BORGIAS 3 (among others) still to go!  I really would like to get back to little known films one of these days so I can have something of interest to talk about on Mobius.    



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Posted September 21 2013 - 01:17 AM

A couple of qustions regarding THE CARDINAL bluray. First, is this region free? Second, Amazon lists the aspect ratio as 1:77 which if true is a real shame because it should be 2:35.

 

Details are on the Concorde Home Entertainment website. It's stated to be 2.40:1 and region B. English audio is DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio. German subtitles (removable).



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Posted September 29 2013 - 03:12 AM

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#53 of 212 OFFLINE   Wade Sowers

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Posted October 12 2013 - 01:55 PM

I received the German Blu of SAMSON UND DELILAH today (total cost to my door around US$20.00) and it is Region Free  (at least it plays on my machine) - just a quick check of the color and it looks good.  Appears to be a step up from the standard DVD Paramount seemed to think was good enough for the domestic audience. 



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Posted October 25 2013 - 04:45 PM

Bravo to Koch Media in Germany, who is putting out some really interesting BDs these days. Their "Western Legenden" series, which is a numbered series through 26 (so far) consists of standard DVDs and these blu-rays of American western classics:

# 7   YELLOW SKY

# 9   THE OX BOW INCIDENT

#16  THE LAST SUNSET

#18  THE TALL MEN

#18  QUANTEZ

#20  KANSAS RAIDERS

#21  CAVE OF THE OUTLAWS 

#22  WESTERN UNION

#23  WALK THE PROUD LAND

#24  TWO FLAGS WEST

#26  WAR ARROW



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Posted October 25 2013 - 07:38 PM

Bravo to Koch Media in Germany, who is putting out some really interesting BDs these days. Their "Western Legenden" series, which is a numbered series through 26 (so far) consists of standard DVDs and these blu-rays of American western classics:

# 7   YELLOW SKY

# 9   THE OX BOW INCIDENT

#16  THE LAST SUNSET

#18  THE TALL MEN

#18  QUANTEZ

#20  KANSAS RAIDERS

#21  CAVE OF THE OUTLAWS 

#22  WESTERN UNION

#23  WALK THE PROUD LAND

#24  TWO FLAGS WEST

#26  WAR ARROW

I don't believe Walk The Proud Land has a BD release, plus the DVD looks pretty bad to me.



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Posted October 26 2013 - 12:00 AM

Has anyone received the blu-ray of Cobra Woman?



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Posted October 29 2013 - 12:25 PM

I don't believe Walk The Proud Land has a BD release, plus the DVD looks pretty bad to me.

that is correct, there ist no Blu-ray. And as far as I know there ist no advertising for a BD.

 

Wich is sad, because I like Audie Murphy westerns a lot.


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#58 of 212 OFFLINE   John Hermes

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Posted October 29 2013 - 12:39 PM

that is correct, there ist no Blu-ray. And as far as I know there ist no advertising for a BD.

 

Wich is sad, because I like Audie Murphy westerns a lot.

Judging from the Koch DVD, it is no wonder there is not a BD for Walk The Proud Land.  The DVD looks about like a widescreen VHS.



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Posted October 29 2013 - 12:41 PM

Robin9 : I have had the Blu-ray of Midnight Lace in my Amazon.de basket but having read the (few) reviews it doesn't appear to be a good transfer. I am hoping for more information before I reconsider.

 

I have recently received Blu-rays of Graf Spee (Battle of the River Plate) and Against all Flags, both transfers are of a very high picture quality. The Graf Spee was photographed in VistaVision and an extra on the disc shows the restoration comparison. Both titles highly recommended.

as far as I know, this version is cut off about 2 min.!

 

these are my sources:

http://www.ofdb.de/v...5655&vid=307187

http://www.bluray-di...ee-blu-ray-disc

 

nonetheless, I've got meself a copy ;)


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Posted October 29 2013 - 12:45 PM

Judging from the Koch DVD, it is no wonder there is not a BD for Walk The Proud Land.  The DVD looks about like a widescreen VHS.

There are DVDs from the UK and also from Australia.

What these may look like?


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