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#1 of 7 Robert Harris

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Posted May 18 2013 - 02:42 PM

Taylor Hackford's An Officer and a Gentleman, which is unbelievably thirty years old, is a terrifically entertaining film that very nicely stands the test of time.

 

The new WB release of the Paramount production, as mastered by Paramount, is as film-like as it needs to be for a Blu-ray.

 

Wonderfully detailed image, and far more easily, superb audio in DTS-MA HD.

 

An easy one.

 

Image - 4.5

 

Audio - 5

 

With no handicap.  Just a great Blu-ray presentation.

 

Highly Recommended

 

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#2 of 7 Robert Crawford

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Posted May 18 2013 - 03:21 PM

I'm aching for another BD fight so I'll probably watch this in the next 24 hours to see if I agree or disagree with your expert opinion. :D


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#3 of 7 Cinescott

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Posted May 19 2013 - 01:27 PM

Completely agree. I've been waiting a long time for this title on Blu-ray and it was worth the wait.


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#4 of 7 Robert Crawford

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Posted May 19 2013 - 03:04 PM

After viewing this BD in its entirety, I found myself agreeing with RAH's opinion after all.  By the way, a very good film with an interesting commentary from Hackford.


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#5 of 7 Charles Smith

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Posted May 20 2013 - 12:36 PM

I remember absolutely loving this film back in the day.  But who didn't?  It was iconic in so many ways.  Having not seen it for a couple of decades, I admit to having wondered if it would now stand the test of time.  Sounds like i should quit wondering, and enjoy.



#6 of 7 Jon Hertzberg

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Posted May 23 2013 - 10:34 AM

Happy to hear it, RAH.  This is a crowd-pleaser that I think transcends the "chick flick" label and in the 30 years since its release is admirably realistic and even a little gritty in a way that it most definitely wouldn't be were it made for the same demographic today.



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Posted May 31 2013 - 11:12 AM

It has been years since I watched this, but I'll be darned if each time I watch it I like it more.  Fantastic film, and like RAH states a great presentation on Blu-Ray!


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