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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.
  2. Ryan Barrett

    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?
  3. Ryan Barrett

    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...
  4. Ryan Barrett

    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...
  5. Ryan Barrett

    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...
  6. Ryan Barrett

    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.
  7. Ryan Barrett

    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.
  8. Ryan Barrett

    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.
  10. Ryan Barrett

    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...
  11. Ryan Barrett

    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...
  12. Ryan Barrett

    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.
  13. Ryan Barrett

    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.
  14. Ryan Barrett

    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.
  15. Ryan Barrett

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Tex Avery Screwball Classics - Volume 1 - in Blu-ray

    These aren't edited in anyway shape or form, similar to what Disney has done with some of their Disney+ offerings, are they?
  16. Ryan Barrett

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

    Just finished STREET PEOPLE, WINTER KILLS, and CHARLEY VARRICK - very impressive transfers, especially the latter two. I haven't seen STREET PEOPLE since VHS format, WINTER KILLS obliterates the previous DVD incarnation and CHARLEY VARRICK is a stunningly beautiful transfer.
  17. Ryan Barrett

    Amazon release-date delivery?

    For what it's worth - I waited with bated breath till the recent release of THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS popped up for pre-order. The second I saw it was live, I pre-ordered both it and FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE. Release day came and went, and I received the message - will ship between November and...
  18. Ryan Barrett

    The Boys (Amazon Prime)

    Shockingly good show. Given it's the same team behind AMC's neutered botch-job that is PREACHER, I'm pleasantly surprised. THE BOYS is a lot of fun, aided by some incredibly well written characters, acting, and AMAZON's ability to include some of the more "rough" themes from the graphic novels...
  19. Ryan Barrett

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

    @Kino Lorber Insider any chance of The Adventurers (1970) - my understanding is that this was owned by Avco Embassy and could possibly be under the umbrella of Studio Canal (same with Nevada Smith and The Carpetbaggers). The other title is Endangered Species (1982)?
  20. Ryan Barrett

    David Lynch says forthcoming Lost Highway Blu-ray falls short

    I spot checked it last night - I understand the want for a Criterion disc....but Kino's disc is pretty great looking.
  21. Ryan Barrett

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

    You guys are killing it - I cannot tell you how happy I am with the releases you guys keep announcing!
  22. Ryan Barrett

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Alien -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I'll be very interested to get my hands on this one - I noticed in some screen cap comparisons that the new 4K leans away from the "blues" of the bluray variant and more towards black. It also appears that the framing is different as well...shame there's no ATMOS track though.
  23. Ryan Barrett

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dracula aka Horror of Dracula -- in Blu-ray

    Thank you for the review - this is a long awaited title! Shame that it isn't perfect, but I've been very happy with the Warner Archive releases - now, bring on THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS!
  24. Ryan Barrett

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Shampoo -- in Blu-ray

    No Question here - I knew seconds into Criterion's new disc that we were in for a treat. I couldn't be happier that Criterion got a hold of Shampoo - just as excellent and hard to watch as the first time I saw it. Essential.
  25. Ryan Barrett

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dracula A.D. 1972 -- in Blu-ray

    More than a little surprised Horror of Dracula is not available in the USA. I remember how excited I was when Warner initially released their Hammer Horror Collection Vol. 1, and anxiously awaited the second Volume. I've long since given up on that though. It's wild how many different labels...
  26. Ryan Barrett

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dracula A.D. 1972 -- in Blu-ray

    Masterpiece - it's one of my absolute favorite motion pictures.
  27. Ryan Barrett

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dracula A.D. 1972 -- in Blu-ray

    Thank you for providing the insight Mr. Harris. I was hoping that Warner still had access (or would release) some of the other Hammer Titles, but perhaps these last two (this and Satanic Rites) are the only two left in their wheelhouse. Disappointed, as I was hoping that their October slate...
  28. Ryan Barrett

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Rec Collection -- in Blu-ray

    Agreed wholeheartedly! I remember the first time I watched 1 and 2 back to back - they're pretty amazing, and scary to boot!
  29. Ryan Barrett

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Tucker: The Man and His Dream -- in Blu-ray

    I purchased this out of the gate (given how good this film is, and for under 10 dollars - this one is a no brainer)...I for the life of me, cannot figure out why Lionsgate didn't author a 4K disc. Considering the new scan and how good the bluray looks, I can only imagine how this would look in...
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