t's a bit on the long side, at 135 minutes, but the payoff is worth it. 4 Stars

Looking for a thriller to screen – Hitchcock would be a good bet.

Something cerebral – possibly Wyler, Mankiewicz

Westerns – Ford, Hawks

And for a modern production with an accent on sports, Ron Shelton isn’t a bad way to go.

I’d not seen his 1996 Tin Cup since it appeared theatrically, but ended up watching it – in its entirety – via Warner Archive’s beautiful new Blu-ray.

It’s a bit on the long side, at 135 minutes, but the payoff is worth it. Great characters – Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson – going the distance, and with an ending that works perfectly for their mindset.

Could I lose ten minutes from the first hour? Easily.

But no big deal.

And you don’t have to be a golfer to get it.

Image – 5

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Yes

Recommended

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Great review, and excited to get this. It's way overlong, but it's got a lazy, meandering quality that I've always found really charming. And the cast has terrific chemistry, all centered around a hugely winning lead performance from Costner (always an underrated light comedian). Definitely needed a Blu-ray upgrade and I'm glad it got the one it deserved.
 

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I liked this movie just for a chance to look at Rene Russo's derriere when Costner is giving her golf lessons.:rolleyes: A classic golf sequence in this movie in which a few actual golfers mistakenly tried to emulate in real golf tournaments since this film's release.:D
 

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I've got the Blu on order. Frankly, because I'm running out of room to store discs, I seriously considered just buying the digital version. If I knew for certain that iTunes had the most recent 2K transfer that is probably what I'd do.

Anyway, I think I'll pair this with 'The Legend of Bagger Vance' once 'Tin Cup' arrives.

Mark
 

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I've got the Blu on order. Frankly, because I'm running out of room to store discs, I seriously considered just buying the digital version. If I knew for certain that iTunes had the most recent 2K transfer that is probably what I'd do.

Anyway, I think I'll pair this with 'The Legend of Bagger Vance' once 'Tin Cup' arrives.

Mark
You’re not a true lover of cinema unless you have space problems. I’ve been culling unnecessary slipcases, and in doing so, have created more than an empty shelf. Then things are thicker than one might imagine.
 

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I've got the Blu on order. Frankly, because I'm running out of room to store discs, I seriously considered just buying the digital version. If I knew for certain that iTunes had the most recent 2K transfer that is probably what I'd do.

Anyway, I think I'll pair this with 'The Legend of Bagger Vance' once 'Tin Cup' arrives.

Mark
I have the digital that I bought more than a year ago and it's not derived from the latest master this upcoming Blu-ray is derived from as Warner Archive doesn't allow iTunes, Vudu or Amazon access to those WA masters. It's been that way forever. It will be interesting to see if that changes when HBO Max premieres in three weeks. It might not change for those other services, but there is a good chance that HBO Max will have the best transfer available to them. We'll see what happens in May.
 

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I also am running out of shelf space- will have to buy another one of those assembly required shelves that Best Buy sells. :P
 
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Would still love a review of WB Archives' LITTLE ROMANCE
Your wish...

Little Romance is a sweet film, introducing one of today’s finest actresses. It’s a beautifully rendered Blu-ray.

Unfortunately, it virtually wastes Sir Larry, and does not stand the test of time.

Did I make note of the fact that it introduces...

That said, if you’ve not seen it, it’s still worth a spin.
 

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Sorry about that

DeepDiscount is backordered but a 15% code is active (FS $25)
Bullmoose (FS $30) and MovieZyng (Shipping $2) appear to have in stock though a bit more expensive

Rubbing it in -- my preorder from the Target B2G1 sale delivered an hour ago along with Action of the Tiger.

V The Final Battle did get pushed back a couple weeks, but for the price I'm not complaining.
 

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Your wish...

Little Romance is a sweet film, introducing one of today’s finest actresses. It’s a beautifully rendered Blu-ray.

Unfortunately, it virtually wastes Sir Larry, and does not stand the test of time.

Did I make note of the fact that it introduces...

That said, if you’ve not seen it, it’s still worth a spin.
Still one of my all-time favorites. Thanks for responding!
 

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Amazon is not selling it, and I haven’t been able to find it at a fair price anywhere. Don’t know what is happening, but they lost a sale to me
 

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What's a fair price?

Several sites still have it in stock and Amazon will have it back eventually like all WAC once the 1st preorders sell out
Bullmoose has it in stock $20 -- no tax and fairly easy to get to FS

DeepDiscount is backordered, but usually gets WAC titles back sooner than Amazon after 1st sell through
 

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WB Shop order came to over $30 with tax and shipping for me. Deep Discount lists the same price ($17.99) as Amazon (when they had it listed as 'Out of Stock') and they (DD) are supposed to email me when available. Thirty bucks is more than I'm willing to pay for a DVD to Blu upgrade.
 

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WB Shop order came to over $30 with tax and shipping for me. Deep Discount lists the same price ($17.99) as Amazon (when they had it listed as 'Out of Stock') and they (DD) are supposed to email me when available. Thirty bucks is more than I'm willing to pay for a DVD to Blu upgrade.
The reason I never even look at WBShop except 4/44

Bullmoose is $20 +$3.99 shipping or $30 gets FS (I find $10 Gift Cert works great to avoid shipping charges and I can always use on the next order). The lack sales tax almost balances the Deep Discount lower cost +Tax

Deep Discount 17.99 + 1.99 shipping unless I order another item to get to $25 for FS. I can still place an order though it backordered. I;ve never had problems with backordered items from DD being cancelled except for items that were essentially OOP or price errors
 
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