Colin Jacobson

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I think we had this "Ghost" discussion beforehand with Colin, am I right?
Not that I recall. I did a search on my username and "Ghost" and turned up no prior "Ghost" discussion in which I said anything.

Maybe there's a "Ghost" thread where I participated and couldn't find it, but I don't remember it...
 

Dave H

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I remember when my parents bought our first VHS player in 1980 (they paid $1000 for an RCA player with a cord remote. But this unit was built like a tank and lasted 10 yrs...averaging maybe two movies a day). Airplane was one of the early VHS releases we rented over and over again. I haven't seen it since the DVD days....might have to grab this at some point. Not sure how I will like it today and the nostalgia for me is not super strong.
 

Reed Grele

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I remember when my parents bought our first VHS player in 1980 (they paid $1000 for an RCA player with a cord remote. But this unit was built like a tank and lasted 10 yrs...averaging maybe two movies a day). Airplane was one of the early VHS releases we rented over and over again. I haven't seen it since the DVD days....might have to grab this at some point. Not sure how I will like it today and the nostalgia for me is not super strong.
That was my first VHS machine too! Sold it over 30 years ago, but I'll bet it's still working. I even have some 40 year old VHS tapes (RCA blanks) that still play fine. T-120's cost $27.50 each back in 1981 (IF you could find them!)
 

CeAlCuadrado

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One thing I don't like about the Paramount Presents release of Airplane! is that drops the Latin American Spanish dub of the original release (along with the Spanish subtitles).

And it's a shame, because the Latin American Spanish dub of the film is so legendary that it can be paired side by side with the audio in his original language. Ok, it doesn't have the "I'm serious, and don't call me Shirley" joke, but the adaptation of the jokes is so awesome, that the movie can be seen in its original language or in Latin American Spanish, and the comedy works so well in both, so you feel almost nothing was lost in translation.

I'm sticking to the original release, included as part of the Airplane! Double Feature.
 
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CC95

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I went with the 4k digital version as well.

If Paramount released he Paramount presents titles as UHd Blu ray releases I would be buying them. As they are not I’m just buying the digital 4k versions.

I’ll hold onto my original older Blu-ray for the extras.

thanks Robert for your reviews. I always appreciate reading them!
Your 4K TV will do an upconvert on the 2K blu ray that will be as good as the online digital 4K version (that itself is just an upconvert).
i would only look towards the digital 4K version if it had an HDR/DV pass that was noteworthy.
 

Mark-P

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Your 4K TV will do an upconvert on the 2K blu ray that will be as good as the online digital 4K version (that itself is just an upconvert).
i would only look towards the digital 4K version if it had an HDR/DV pass that was noteworthy.
What evidence do you have that it's an upconvert? The press release states unequivocally:
  • NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
One can argue (as Mr. Harris often does) that certain film gauges and stocks don't benefit much from a 4K transfer but that doesn't mean that a 4K transfer isn't really 4K.
 
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B-ROLL

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What evidence do you have that it's an upconvert? The press release states unequivocally:
  • NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
One can argue (as Mr. Harris often does) that certain film gauges and stocks don't benefit much from a 4K transfer but that doesn't mean that a 4K transfer isn't really 4K.
It can't be a "restoration." Everything ZAZ wanted in the film is on the screen. They took a cassette recorder into the screenings and cut the film when there were no laughs. It might be a new scan in 4K but ...
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