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55 Days At Peking / Circus World U.K. Release April 7


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#101 of 109 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted April 18 2014 - 07:36 AM

I enjoyed my UK release of Circus World very much.  I don't have time to watch bonus material, so I'm very happy with the Anchor Bay release.  Next up is 55 Days at Peking.


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Posted April 18 2014 - 11:25 PM

I finished watching 55 Days at Peking and I'm glad I bought the UK release over the more expensive French disc.  I thought the video and audio presentations were superb and I thoroughly enjoyed my BD viewing experience.


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Posted April 18 2014 - 11:46 PM

I finished watching 55 Days at Peking and I'm glad I bought the UK release over the more expensive French disc.  I thought the video and audio presentations were superb and I thoroughly enjoyed my BD viewing experience.

 

I agree with Robert completely.

It's a real top notch transfer and so much cheaper than the French disc.

 

Pinewood have achieved wonders by going back to the original 8 perf Super Technirama 70mm camera negatives.



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Posted April 19 2014 - 01:38 AM

I finished watching 55 Days at Peking and I'm glad I bought the UK release over the more expensive French disc.  I thought the video and audio presentations were superb and I thoroughly enjoyed my BD viewing experience.


Picture and sound is indeed splendid (both on the UK and French version). I never had the chance to see the film theatrically, despite seeing so many 70mm roadshow attractions, so seeing this Blu-ray was like seeing the film properly for the first time after viewing so many poor TV, VHS and DVD presentations over the years.

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Posted April 19 2014 - 03:42 AM

Pinewood have achieved wonders by going back to the original 8 perf Super Technirama 70mm camera negatives.


No wonders but something that we also could have gotten for other movies from 8-perf negatives like El Cid, One Eyed Jacks or John Paul Jones and look what we got instead...
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Posted April 19 2014 - 04:02 AM

No wonders but something that we also could have gotten for other movies from 8-perf negatives like El Cid, One Eyed Jacks or John Paul Jones and look what we got instead...

Perhaps some lessons learned from those prior releases.


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Posted April 19 2014 - 05:19 AM

Perhaps some lessons learned from those prior releases.


I hope that some will finally learn their lessons, looking at the recent releases of Funny Face and El Dorado Paramount still hasn't.

But that is for another thread and I am glad you liked 55 Days - It is a really good disc and shows what can be done on a budget with two movies that are not exactly the top two classic titles of all times.

And a big thanks to the guys at Pinewood as they did things right from the start!

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Posted August 06 2014 - 05:33 AM

I enjoyed my UK release of Circus World very much.  I don't have time to watch bonus material, so I'm very happy with the Anchor Bay release.  Next up is 55 Days at Peking.

 

Is the UK release of Circus World 134 or 144 minutes? How is the 5.1 sound?


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Posted August 06 2014 - 05:38 AM

Is the UK release of Circus World 134 or 144 minutes? How is the 5.1 sound?

It's 143 minutes plus.  It's been almost four months since I viewed it, but I don't recollect the 5.1 sound being an issue.


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