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A few words about...™ Norma Rae -- in Blu-ray

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#1 of 4 ONLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted August 24 2014 - 09:28 AM

As I don't have enough time to view every Blu-ray from beginning to end, I tend to spot-check, spending a quality fifteen minutes or so with each disc.

 

Most of the time that works.

 

But not with Norma Rae, which I'd not seen in several years.

 

After checking the opening, and a few other sequences, I found myself into reel three, and was unable to continue spot-checking.

 

Sally Fields performance is about as riveting as they come.  And its impact has lost no  passion in the intervening 35 years.  Ron Leibman, as the union organizer is wonderfully natural.

 

On Fox's Blu-ray Norman Rae, which has a gritty texture to it, generally appears great.  An occasional green bent to some sequences, which may be the proper look -- I have no memory the original, original prints of which would be of no use as reference, as they'd be totally faded.  Unfortunately, cinematographer John Alonzo, is no longer around to consult.

 

Image - 4

 

Audio - 3-5 (some distortion, which may be in the original mags)

 

Recommended.

 

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Mark-P

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Posted August 24 2014 - 10:03 AM

You're a bit late to the party as this came out nearly 5 months ago. I bought it on day one. It's a great movie and a beautiful Blu-ray.



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Posted August 24 2014 - 12:46 PM

Thanks Mr Harris. As always, your posts and participation on this forum are GREATLY appreciated!

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Jon Hertzberg

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Posted August 24 2014 - 07:53 PM

Love this film and the Blu-ray presentation, which looks very film-like to my eyes.  I'd think it'd be at least a 4.5, but what the heck.   ;)







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