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Summer of 42 digital download, Advice please


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Kyrsten Brad

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Posted June 08 2014 - 11:41 PM

Well folks, since there is no blu-ray yet for the 1971 classic Summer of 42, I'm looking to do the digital download dance.  Already have done 3 "HD" streams on Amazon but two of those aren't really all that HD. But with Amazon, I can stream thru my Internet connected Sony blu-ray player onto the big screen.

 

Since I also have iTunes, thought of giving that a try for Summer of 42.  Will I get a decent HD stream on this movie?  I can get in on my laptop but not sure if I could get iTunes on the blu-ray player.  Anyone know about getting iTunes on a networked blu-ray player?

 

Or I could just buy the DVD from Warner Archive but of course the best we could get there is a 480p DVD.

 

Recommendations??

 

Thanks in advance.



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Posted June 09 2014 - 08:37 AM

Have you tried vudu hdx? Not sure if its available but it would give you a ultraviolet copy of the film. Itunes isn't available on a bluray player. Also are u purchasing or renting cause you may want a digital download instead of a stream of the film.
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Posted June 09 2014 - 10:21 AM

It is available on vudu. For purchase or rent. And vudu's HDX quality is usually darn near close to blu-ray quality.

 

http://www.vudu.com/...62/Summer-of-42



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Posted June 09 2014 - 11:08 AM

iTunes = 1080pVudu = 1080pAmazon Instant = 720pIf you want true HD, you can't get it from Amazon. If your Blu-ray player has a Vudu app, then that's probably your best bet. If not then I'd recommend that you purchase an AppleTV box for $99 and get the movie from iTunes.

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Posted June 09 2014 - 04:21 PM

iTunes = 1080pVudu = 1080pAmazon Instant = 720pIf you want true HD, you can't get it from Amazon. If your Blu-ray player has a Vudu app, then that's probably your best bet. If not then I'd recommend that you purchase an AppleTV box for $99 and get the movie from iTunes.

Want to thank everyone here for the excellent advice.  Guess it is time to set up a Vudu sub.

 

Wonder if Vudu has a 1080p version of Way Way Out?



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Posted June 10 2014 - 05:50 AM

Wonder if Vudu has a 1080p version of Way Way Out?

 

They do indeed - both the 1950 and 1987 versions (and yes, I know they're not based on the same story and the '87 was actually a loose remake of The Big Clock).


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Posted June 10 2014 - 07:32 AM

Plus, you get to pick 5 free HD movies when you set up an account. Tip: Also, join Target Ticket, link it to your UltraViolet account, and pick 10 more free HD movies. Your UV movies will show up in both places.



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Posted May 11 2015 - 02:04 PM

Well I pulled the trigger and purchased Summer of 42 on Vudu (along with Doc Hollywood).  Not quite up to Blu standards but rather close.  And it was the first time I actually got to see the film (unedited for TV) close to the way it was presented in theaters. 

 

Of course if a Blu is ever released, into my Cart it goes.



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Posted May 11 2015 - 02:39 PM

Well I pulled the trigger and purchased Summer of 42 on Vudu (along with Doc Hollywood).  Not quite up to Blu standards but rather close.  And it was the first time I actually got to see the film (unedited for TV) close to the way it was presented in theaters. 

 

Of course if a Blu is ever released, into my Cart it goes.

Im glad you got to see the movie. Now Im going to have to see what its all about too.  :)


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Posted May 11 2015 - 05:27 PM

The iTunes streams on Apple TV look great on 120" projection.



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Posted May 12 2015 - 07:17 PM

Im glad you got to see the movie. Now Im going to have to see what its all about too.  :)

Well I did find out how "edited" the TV version I first saw in 1975 truly was (and how tight the old Production Code was even in its decline).  Even thru those edits though the story was so powerful and had a profound impact on a then teenage boy. 

 

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Posted July 15 2015 - 10:29 PM


 

Well I did find out how "edited" the TV version I first saw in 1975 truly was (and how tight the old Production Code was even in its decline).  Even thru those edits though the story was so powerful and had a profound impact on a then teenage boy. 

 

 

Don't know where you saw it, but I was a TV film editor back in the 1970's and I remember being surprised that the film was syndicated uncut. Any editing you saw was either by the network (if it was a network showing) or by your local station. They all had their own standards and some stations had stricter editing policies than others.

 

Fortunately, at the station I worked for, we took great pains in doing as little harm as we could, but I fought hard with the station manager to run SUMMER OF '42 uncut. I almost made it. I finally had to give in and cut the word "rubbers". Today of course, not only can they say it,  but it's likely they'll even show them being used. ;)






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