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


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#101 of 107 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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#102 of 107 Robert Crawford

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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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#106 of 107 Robert Crawford

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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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