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Sophie's Choice Collector's Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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#41 of 46 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted April 30 2014 - 12:36 PM

Surprised nobody is talking about this Blu-ray release yet.

 

There was such a demand for it.  After all, you guys sold me on it blindly.

 

 

I reviewed it a couple of weeks ago, and the review generated no discussion either. In fact, it's already been bumped to page two of the reviews forum.



#42 of 46 ONLINE   bujaki

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Posted April 30 2014 - 01:11 PM

Amour (2012) generated no discussion either. A film that imo is far superior to Argo (which I enjoyed very much).

Nebraska was largely ignored here as well, if I recall. As much as I enjoyed all the nominated movies, and many more, this past year, it's Nebraska that has stayed with me. I regard it as the hidden jewel in a very good year, much as you, Ron, regarded and recommended Mud



#43 of 46 OFFLINE   Tom Logan

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Posted April 30 2014 - 04:25 PM

Maybe people today, going by just the title, think Sophie's Choice will be a jaunty, high-spirited rom-com.  

 

Like in 1980 when I went to see dePalma's Dressed to Kill, thinking it would be a fun look at the world of high-fashion modeling.  Was I ever wrong...



#44 of 46 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted April 30 2014 - 04:46 PM

I read Sophie's Choice in college and saw the movie theatrically. I have a check disc from the DVD Resource days (with the title hand-written on the disc) and I watched that. I think that's enough of a choice for a lifetime.

As for most depressing film of all time, try Grave of the Fireflies...

#45 of 46 OFFLINE   David Wilkins

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Posted May 01 2014 - 11:58 AM

Ron,

 

I for one am delighted that you chose to watch the film based upon our collective enthusiasm. This film is one of my all-time favorites, from standpoint of story, and the outstanding cast. My copy is in transit, and I look forward to watching it again for the first time in several years. My knowledge about such matters is too slim to carry any weight, but the look of the transfer you described is about what I expected, given the era of its release, film stock and shooting style common at the time. It's a movie I must own, and this release has to be far superior to the very early DVD edition I have.

 

Perhaps more discussion fill follow. This release is bound to generate a significant number of first time viewers.



#46 of 46 ONLINE   Doug Otte

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Posted May 01 2014 - 04:41 PM

I'm eagerly awaiting my copy, too.  I saw the film on its first theatrical release, and was stunned by the power and depth of its emotions.  It was the first time I'd seen Streep, and was completely smitten by her (and, I must admit, I was infatuated with Kline as well).

 

I never thought it was a depressing movie.  It's certainly a heart-wrenching tragedy, but it also shows the potential joy of humanity.

 

The score is achingly beautiful, as well.







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