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Funny Face (1957) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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#1 of 39 Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 10 2013 - 10:13 AM

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#2 of 39 Garysb

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Posted December 10 2013 - 10:44 AM

Already purchased from one of the Amazon sites in Europe along with Sabrina(1954)  which still hasn't been announced for the US yet. Great film. Good presentation. Good price now. I recommend it if you haven't purchased yet.



#3 of 39 Keith Cobby

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Posted December 11 2013 - 01:18 AM

Does the European blu-ray have the same extras as this new US release?



#4 of 39 Roger Grodsky

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Posted December 11 2013 - 09:46 PM

The European version has the film only.



#5 of 39 Garysb

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Posted December 12 2013 - 10:07 AM

Per Blu Ray dot com the extras on the US version.

 

The Blu-ray release of Funny Face is presented in 1080p with a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio track. Special features include:

  • Kay Thompson: Think Pink!
  • This is VistaVision
  • Fashion Photographers Exposed
  • The Fashion Designer and His Muse
  • Parisian Dreams
  • Theatrical Trailer

People with the DVD version of the film please comment if there is anything new here.



#6 of 39 Roger Grodsky

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Posted December 12 2013 - 10:14 AM

The European blu has no DTS audio tracks either.  It looks like I'm buying this again!



#7 of 39 Garysb

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Posted December 12 2013 - 10:35 AM

Already purchased from one of the Amazon sites in Europe along with Sabrina(1954)  which still hasn't been announced for the US yet. Great film. Good presentation. Good price now. I recommend it if you haven't purchased yet.

 

I see Sabrina is also now available for preorder for release on April 8, 2014, same day as Funny Face.  Next up will probably be an Audrey Hepburn box set with these two films plus Breakfast At Tiffany's.



#8 of 39 ventoux3

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Posted December 13 2013 - 05:43 AM

The European blu has no DTS audio tracks either.  It looks like I'm buying this again!

I bought the French version from Amazon.fr. Pretty cheap and although it does not have DTS HD MA it does have  Dolby True HD so it's still lossless and sounds great.  So unless you feel the need for the extras I can't see the point in buying again.



#9 of 39 Will Krupp

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Posted April 07 2014 - 05:31 AM

WOWIE!!!  Another one I forgot all about until I got the "your order has shipped" notice!

 

It's like an unexpected Christmas present when that happens.  Love this movie and can't wait to see how it looks!



#10 of 39 Roger Grodsky

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Posted April 07 2014 - 05:42 AM

Hey Will,

Please let us know how it looks.  I have the French issue and was wondering if the transfer is different, better, etc.

Thanks!



#11 of 39 AnthonyClarke

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Posted April 07 2014 - 02:37 PM

Yes please, an early pointer so I will know whether to hold onto my European disc!



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Posted April 07 2014 - 02:43 PM

Anxious to hear what someone has to say about this. Much as I want it, after My Fair Lady and Spartacus I am now gun shy about ordering before I hear some reviews/comments.

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Posted April 07 2014 - 03:08 PM

Just received my copy of this from Amazon and it includes the following extras left off of EU region-free pressings: Kay Thompson: Think Pink!, This Is VistaVision, Fashion Photographers Exposed, The Fashion Designer & His Muse, Parisian Dreams and the theatrical trailer...will be playing this tonight to compare with the previous EU release and see if it's also a different video transfer... :thumbsup:



#14 of 39 Roger Grodsky

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Posted April 07 2014 - 03:27 PM

Are the extras 1080p?

#15 of 39 lukejosephchung

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Posted April 07 2014 - 04:33 PM

Won't know till I play it tonight...just got it delivered from Amazon a few hours ago at the office!!! Will report back as soon as I find out!!! :thumbs-up-smiley:



#16 of 39 Will Krupp

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Posted April 07 2014 - 04:49 PM

Mine came too!  I always feel naughty when they come before street date  :rolleyes:

 

I'm going to give it a spin although I don't have the EU release to compare it to.


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#17 of 39 Will Krupp

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Posted April 07 2014 - 05:10 PM

Are the extras 1080p?

 

1080i


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Posted April 08 2014 - 06:08 AM

I haven't got mine yet. The last correct copy I have of this film is on laserdisc. When it went to dvd, something curious happenned. During the number 'Clap Yo Hands' Fred Astaire is lying on the floor with the guitar and does a series of kicks. On the soundtrack there were always rim shots accenting these kicks. Since the film went to dvd these rim shots have been missing. I hope they are now restored...



#19 of 39 Will Krupp

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Posted April 08 2014 - 12:25 PM

Welp, I thought it looked good, really really good but, as I said I didn't have the French blu-ray to compare it to so I'll have to let others say whether or not it's different.  

 

I wasn't blown away in the way I was with, say WHITE CHRISTMAS or TEN COMMANDMENTS but, then again, the FUNNY FACE DVD was better than the DVD incarnations of those two so maybe it's just a question of the overall advance being smaller.  I will say this, some of the issues that really bothered me about FF on DVD are gone, most especially the "dirty" quality of the whites during optical shots like the conclusion of "Think Pink!"  Here it's sharp and the white on pink (pink on white?) tones are clean and fresh rather than slightly yellowed and dirty.

 

As for the extras, I only watched the Kay Thompson bio which was fun (but too brief) and the Vista Vision documentary which I found to be as dry as toast and I couldn't wait for the talking heads to stop talking.  It was also rather revisionist.  I didn't care for it.

 

I'm so happy to have it on blu-ray finally!


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#20 of 39 ahollis

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Posted April 08 2014 - 01:02 PM

Thanks Will. Looking forward to receiving this later this week.
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