What I don't do for HTF...
In preparation for examining Arrow's new Blu-ray of The Fury, I added a new Oppo region-free player to my battery of gear.
A quick setup, firmware upgrade, and ready to test. My test disc -- Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits, an odd and delightful film, now somehow over two decades old.
I got the Blu-ray, because James White had performed the requisite transfer and clean-up necessities, and finally I've been able to take a quick look.
What I'm seeing, is in a word, magnificent. Totally film-like, with proper original grain structure, and a beautiful rendering of color and densities.
This what one receives when a bona fide archivist is given the reins. Think Sony and Fox.
A great fantasy from the always wonderfully odd minds Mr. Palin and Mr. Gilliam, now available in a perfect Blu-ray.
Tons of extras, and for those who delight in such things, a beautiful steel case.
Image - 5 (derived from an Arriscan of the original camera negative)
Audio - 5 (both original 2-track Dolby encoded, as well as 5.1)
With another world of regions out there, I can't believe it took me this long to go for a region-free player.