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1776 coming to blu-ray on June 2nd!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Giovanni DN, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Steve...O

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    Ted, do know if the film soundtrack will get a CD release? Bruce Kimmel indicated the rights were an issue thus Kritzerland wouldn't be releasing it.

    Jealous of those who already have this; my copy should arrive tomorrow.
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    We're waiting for the chirp, chirp, chirp of a blu-ray being born...
     
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    Tracking says it will be in my hands by 8pm Tuesday.
     
  4. Ken Koc

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    I got it today :)
     
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    For those in the NY City area the show will be part of Encores at City Center next season.


    "1776 is a show we've long contemplated doing, but wanted to wait a sufficient amount of time after its successful 1997 revival," said Jack Viertel. "This season, with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton opening on Broadway and dealing with many of the same story elements in a completely different way, we felt it would be an especially enjoyable moment to look at this wonderful show. It may also start a few conversations, which, in the theater, we always hope to do." 1776 will run from March 30-April 3, 2016.
     
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    I'll be checking for this in some stores today (yeah right!). Interested if anyone sees this in-store today.
     
  7. Ken Koc

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    What are the differences between the Directors cut and the Extended Cut?
     
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    There is one thing the PSE laserdisc has that no subsequent release has had that makes it worth keeping: the isolated music score.
     
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    About 2 minutes.
     
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    No knowledge of any soundtrack release. Would be wonderful.
     
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    Okay, having watched the Extended Cut last night, I gotta say I've come to really dislike the "Lees" reprise. It has no place in a film, imo. That kind of immediate reprise only serves the purpose of giving an audience in a theater one more chance to applaud a showstopping performer and/or number. It's a theatrical convention that seems really out of place here. To me, the scene plays much better with the crane shot of Lee jumping on the horse, riding out of the park and then the smash cut to the establishing shot of Chestnut Street. (Although I do love the little scene between Franklin and Adams right before the reprise.) The extended "Piddle" is, of course, wonderful and it's terrific to see it back in such great quality.


    This is really a marvelous blu-ray and a dream come true that I never thought I'd see. Kudos to everyone involved for a job incredibly well done.
     
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    Now I can sit down tonight and watch this. I actually have not been this excited about a Blu release since IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD.
     

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  13. Moe Dickstein

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    Yeah the part about how Franklin basically manipulated Lee is the benefit of the reprise to me, but it's short enough that I prefer it in to out. How can you not love DaSilva joyously singing "full-BOSOMED!"
     
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    Totally agree. And my dislike of the reprise doesn't in any way affect my enjoyment of the blu or of the Extended Cut.
     
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    Make sure you check out the shorter cut as well so you can hear the correct "pisser" take. My solution is to watch the extended cut through the reprise, then go back out the menu and switch to the other cut to get the pisser take included. that's my perfect version.
     
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    BIG DAY today, as my copy came in along with Wolfen (which was also high up on my "most wanted" list).


    Like a lot of people I suspect, I saw this on a field trip at school. I never had real strong memories of the film itself, but I still have phamtom images in my memory banks that I associate with that field trip. And I do remember that I chalked it up as a fun excurision rather than a boring one.


    I would touch base with it once and a while through the years, renting it on VHS, and then later dubbing (but never watching) the Pioneer laserdisc after I had the opportunity to rent it.

    By the time the DVD rolled around I very excited as by then I had my first (or second) front projector and finally had the ability to screen movies the way I'd always wanted to. I knew of the problems people had with the DVD cut, but that wasn't a big concern for me. I loved the DVD cut just fine and walked away with a better appreciation of the material than I'd ever had before.

    I'm sure the Bd is going to work just fine for me.


    Like a lot you guys. I'm sure, I'm working my way through as huge backlog right now. However I have a feeling this is gonna get bumped up to the top of the pile sooner rather than later.


    Much thanks to Sony and everyone else involved for finally getting this out- your efforts are all VERY much appreciated!
     
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    I watched my copy this evening and could not have been more pleased. It looks gorgeous and so clear and detailed that you can now see the patterns in many of the coats the delegates wear during the film. And I found myself studying facial expressions and body language of the ensemble as the principals were taking center stage. You can do that when the image is so clear and clean.


    On July 4th, I'll watch the director's cut for the new commentary.


    Job superlatively done, guys!
     
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    Yup! As I started to play the film tonight my wife said, "but what will we watch on the 4th of July?"


    My response? "Don't worry. We'll just watch it again!" :D


    While I agree that the blu is a huge improvement in video quality over the DVD...the lossless audio is also a revelation! The stereo score is dynamic and thrilling! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


    "It is a masterpiece! A masterpiece, I say!"
     
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    I posted in the Review thread that I had some issues with the Audio.

    I haven't watched it all, but the "Sit Down John" song did not sound good to me - a very bad mix to my ears.

    I don't know if other songs are affected or not.
     
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    I am rather perplexed why the "pisser" comment wasn't put in the longer version. What was the big deal excluding or covering it up?
     

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