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#21 of 28 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted August 13 2014 - 08:34 PM

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Posted August 17 2014 - 07:22 AM

Wow...I just saw RELUCTANT DRAGON on netflix streaming in HD, my GOD does that look good!  Now I want to order the set but I may wait to see if the price drops from its current high of $33.

 

It's really gorgeous!



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Posted August 17 2014 - 07:25 AM

Wow...I just saw RELUCTANT DRAGON on netflix streaming in HD, my GOD does that look good!  Now I want to order the set but I may wait to see if the price drops from its current high of $33.

 

It's really gorgeous!

 

It was at Best Buy for 22.99.  However, now that it's Sunday it may have jumped back up. 



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Posted August 17 2014 - 07:31 AM

It was at Best Buy for 22.99.  However, now that it's Sunday it may have jumped back up. 

 

Thanks, I'll check!



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Posted August 17 2014 - 12:09 PM

Great review that I agree with 100%. This is the first Disney Blu that I have purchased in a long time. It is fantastic in that all three features look great with out the Disney scrub. Hope this will be the norm for the future.
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Posted August 28 2014 - 06:59 AM

Are all three films uncut and uncensored? 

It seems that they are all uncut -- except Disney is up to their style of smearing everything clean of any grain and original texture.  It is especially evident in the color sequences of FUN AND FANCY FREE.  The scenes with Edgar Bergen have that smooth waxy look.  However, THE RELUCTANT DRAGON has a surprising grain structure -- especially in the black and white sequences.  Getting all three of these films together at a very reasonable price is a nice surprise!  Keep up the good work, Disney, and let's continue this with maybe -- POLLYANNA -- my favorite, as well as BLACKBEARD'S GHOST.



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Posted August 28 2014 - 07:45 AM

It seems that they are all uncut -- except Disney is up to their style of smearing everything clean of any grain and original texture.  It is especially evident in the color sequences of FUN AND FANCY FREE.  The scenes with Edgar Bergen have that smooth waxy look.  However, THE RELUCTANT DRAGON has a surprising grain structure -- especially in the black and white sequences.  Getting all three of these films together at a very reasonable price is a nice surprise!  Keep up the good work, Disney, and let's continue this with maybe -- POLLYANNA -- my favorite, as well as BLACKBEARD'S GHOST.

 

More than likely Ichabod and Mr. Toad is from an older transfer.  The Reluctant Dragon is probably from a fresher restoration.  Maybe sourced from 4k. 



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Posted August 28 2014 - 09:01 PM

The previous DVD releases for all 3 of these were uncut so I would image the Blu-Rays are as well. These are not the films that were previously edited. Those are Fantasia, Melody Time and Saludos Amigos.

You forgot Make Mine Music, where the entire The Martins and the Coys segment was deleted.
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