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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai coming to Blu...in Austrailia


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Kyrsten Brad

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Posted May 05 2014 - 07:53 PM

Well folks, looks like as of May 7th (according to "that other site"), one of my favorite cult favorites will be released on blu in Australia. And I've had some decent luck with Australian blu-rays (Journey to the Centre of the Earth) here in Florida, USA.

 

Of course this was a 1980s staple on HBO, Cinemax or The Movie Channel  back in the day.

Anyone else interested in this one? Would appreciate any further info.



#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Kyrsten Brad

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Posted May 05 2014 - 07:58 PM

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OK, had to reply to my own starter post.  For some dumb reason, couldn't activate the image upload.  Anyway, here it is.



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Posted May 06 2014 - 06:38 AM

YES!!!!! Another great reason to own a region-free Blu-ray player!!! Hopefully it looks good.

 

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Posted May 06 2014 - 06:43 AM

Looks like it's actually been available in Germany since last year and is supposedly region-free:

 

http://www.amazon.de...buckaroo banzai

 

Has no one else noticed this Earth-shattering milestone or have I just missed the thread somewhere along the line???? Has anyone in North America imported this title? If so how about some impressions on A/V quality? Spill it! :)


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Posted May 06 2014 - 08:00 AM

The German disc looks and sounds great, certainly better than I've ever seen it in the theatre. Very natural looking, no noticable sharpening or DNR. I think most of the extras from the DVD have been ported over, but it's been a while since I've looked at that disc. I'm pretty sure it's region-free, too.


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Posted May 06 2014 - 08:07 AM

Actually, the film is region-free, but the extras are 1080i/50.


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Posted May 06 2014 - 01:44 PM

Thanks Worth! Looks like I'm going to have to place an order. BB is one of my favorite films of all time and I and absolutely NO idea it had been released on Blu in Germany. The DVD is pretty atrocious. Looks like an upgrade is in the offing. Too bad the extras are interlaced PAL tho...


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Posted May 06 2014 - 07:25 PM

Looks like it's actually been available in Germany since last year and is supposedly region-free:

 

http://www.amazon.de...buckaroo banzai

 

Has no one else noticed this Earth-shattering milestone or have I just missed the thread somewhere along the line???? Has anyone in North America imported this title? If so how about some impressions on A/V quality? Spill it! :)

[color=#800000;]Yes, I was aware of the German release and was considering that avenue of getting this film or waiting for a possible U.S. version.  But this Australian version is a Godsend as well.  Now to see where I can actually put in a order.[/color]



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Posted May 07 2014 - 05:56 AM

My copy of the German released shipped from Amazon.de this morning. :)


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Posted May 09 2014 - 08:44 PM

[color=#800000;]OK, I've pulled the trigger and ordered my copy from Australia.  Wanted to take advantage of the 20% off price on the intital offering.[/color]

 

[color=#800000;]I don't have a multi-region player yet so hope my luck with Australian blus holds.[/color]  Speaking of which, I've been checking out Bombay Electronics.  Have my eye on a Sony BDP 6200 Multi-Region Player.  Definitely on the Christmas 2014 list.



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Posted May 15 2014 - 09:11 AM

Do you have a link to the Australian Blu? If so, can you post it and give us your review?  Thanks! 

 

[color=#800000;]OK, I've pulled the trigger and ordered my copy from Australia.  Wanted to take advantage of the 20% off price on the intital offering.[/color]

 

[color=#800000;]I don't have a multi-region player yet so hope my luck with Australian blus holds.[/color]  Speaking of which, I've been checking out Bombay Electronics.  Have my eye on a Sony BDP 6200 Multi-Region Player.  Definitely on the Christmas 2014 list.



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Posted May 15 2014 - 09:54 AM

My copy of the German release should be here today or tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to it!


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Posted May 15 2014 - 01:34 PM

Do you have a link to the Australian Blu? If so, can you post it and give us your review? Thanks!

Try this: http://www.jbhifionl...-blu-ray/700819

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Posted June 01 2014 - 06:52 AM

Just watched the Australian blu last night on my Sony BDP-S590 and Vizio E-70.  Totally blown away by the PQ and sound.  It was like seeing this movie for the first time after only seeing it on late night cable TV.

 

I imagine you folks with higher end system will absolutely love this release.



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Posted June 01 2014 - 02:05 PM

Same thing with the German release. Other than some softness and artifacts during the title sequence, this Blu looks pretty phenomenal! It must be the oscillation overthruster.


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