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  1. Ryan Barrett

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance -- in 4k UHD

    Your point is well taken. If I'm not mistaken, I believe James Cameron did the same with Aliens prior to the bluray release. Not ok.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) (Blu-ray)

    Sure - could be, but my question remains the same - what's the point of reference?
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) (Blu-ray)

    I understand the arguments on grain, color, and FRAMING (as some of you have argued vs the word cropping), but given Criterion's pedigree - (a label meant for true film connoisseurs last time I checked), wouldn't you want to mirror the look of the original prints/negatives? Surely there exists...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) (Blu-ray)

    This is disappointing to say the least - given Disney's ownership over FOX, I would be saddened if this is indeed the last stop for this picture (at least in physical media). Criterion really seems to be missing the mark as of late - take a look at the errors authored into their 4K releases, for...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Vampire Lovers – in Blu-ray

    https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=343639 - Shout Factory Insider has advised that there was indeed a mistake and you can submit for a replacement. Since the tail end of 2020...I've now had a replacement issued for Brotherhood of the Wolf (subtitles were marred with errors), the Friday...
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    Blu-ray Review The Last of Sheila Blu-ray Review

    One of the best - the dialogue is incredibly well written, great score, and a helluva ensemble of characters. The Warners Bluray is a sight to behold...after all these years, I can finally get rid of my DVD.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Goldeneye -- in Blu-ray

    Thank you for sharing this - boy oh boy it'd be nice to get a UHD of Goldeneye that looks comparable to this - literally just rewatched the bluray and it is disappointing to say the least. DNR is literally one of the worst things to ever happen in home cinema.
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    Which Classic Westerns would you like to see Remastered to Blu-Ray?

    Now that Kino is on the 4K bandwagon (we already have The Good, The Bad, The Ugly...which I still think needs more time in the "oven," and we're getting the other two "Dollars" westerns next year), I would love to see 4K editions of Once Upon a Time in the West, Silverado, Duck You Sucker! (aka...
  9. Ryan Barrett

    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Whoa. Talk about unexpected! I'll be all over this the day it comes out.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Prince of Darkness – in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Out of curiosity has anyone compared the Studio Canal disc to the SCREAM! Disc? I own the Studio Canal disc and was quite happy with the PQ/SQ - I did not realize the SCREAM! Disc contained ATMOS until Mr. Harris' review. Not a great film, but Carpenter in 4K is magic. Please bring on Big...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I had the misfortune of having 3 sets now with defective films. All 3 sets contained defective Vertigo - approx 48 minutes into the film where Jimmy Stewart is speaking with Kim Novak by the fireplace, either extreme pixelation & macro blocking for 30 seconds to a minute, and one disc I had just...
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    Criterion Press Release: Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits (Blu-ray)

    Do we know yet if these are the same transfers from SHOUT! and if FISTS of FURY will finally include the uncut "saw" scenes in the ice house? If memory serves, it was missing from the SHOUT! transfer.
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    Criterion Press Release: The Great Escape (1963) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Seems counter-intuitive to tout a new 4K Restoration and place that on a single BD alongside a boat load of special features. Beautiful transfer aside, if it has poor compression, I'm failing to see what the point is.
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    Criterion Press Release: The Great Escape (1963) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Is it absolutely confirmed that the film, plus the special features will be on a single BD 50? If so, this seems to be a bit of a waste, no? Especially considering the film runs 170 odd minutes.
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