I suspected these Paramount $9.99 BD releases were derived from older masters. It's the reason why I didn't order "Uncommon Valor" because I already had the iTunes HD digital. The same with "Barefoot in the Park". I almost didn't buy "The Sons of Katie Elder", because I have the Vudu HD digital, but decided what the hell, it's my favorite actor and I want as many of his movies on Blu-ray as possible.After reading what others have had to say about the transfers of Sons Of Katie Elder and Barefoot In The Park, the old axiom of "you get what you pay for" comes to mind. While $9.99 is an attractive price, I for one would have happily paid $24.99 for a spiffed up transfer. Ah well, caveat emptor when the next batch of $9.99 Paramount titles are announced.
If it does get released and it's priced at $9.99 then I'm afraid that BD will be derived from an older master. For most people, it will probably look fine to them.I hope Last Train From Gun Hill gets released. But It should and Better look as good as Gunfight at the OK Corral does on Bluray. I love John Wayne and Dino but Never cared for Katie Elder.
I'm inclined to agree. The recently announced blu release of Altman's Popeye has a similar low price point so I'm not expecting much in terms of improvement over the DVD.If it does get released and it's priced at $9.99 then I'm afraid that BD will be derived from an older master. For most people, it will probably look fine to them.
Mine arrived yesterday but it'll be a few days before I get around to watching it. It's certainly not on my top 10 Wayne list and maybe not even top 20.My disc arrived today. Top 10 John Wayne film for me.
Best looking John Wayne movies:My Top Favorite John Wayne movies are ........The Quiet Man .....The Searchers .....Hondo .....Red River...She Wore a Yellow Ribbon .....Mclintock ! .....The Horse Soldiers ....Rio Bravo .....Sands of Iwo Jima .....Legend of the Lost ... Rio Grande .....and The Alamo.
OMG, I such an old fart. I read about Katie Elder and think “Yeah, this will sell big, it’s JOHN WAYNE. Everybody likes The Duke.” Then I read this and release the immortal JW isn’t so immortal these days. Crap!These are not titles that would sell tens of thousands. It’s akin to licensing an extant transfer to a sub. Paramount is doing continuous quality new work.
It simply isn’t being released.
Mine is in sync..Probably a Player problem.I'm finding that the sound is out of synch for the first 15 minutes of the movie, at least. This is really noticeable in the beginning in the scenes at the train station.
It really ruins the experience. I'm very surprised, and dismayed, that this review didn't mention that.
I think it has more to do with the fact that almost no one under 40 grew up with his films. Clint Eastwood, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Bruckheimer and a host of others, aren't exactly liberals, but it doesn't seem to have hurt them financially.Maybe it’s because JW is a controversial conservative- there’s a petition to rename even the airport out in La La Land. Far lesser crap gets new 4K scans. I’m not a J W fan really but nothing would surprise me nowadays.
Love her, too and I really like Legend of the Lost. One of those movies where I did not expect too much but I was really drawn in by the whole atmosphere.
That’s absolutely it. Films from 50+ years ago just aren’t as relevant culturally as they were at the time of their release. That’s been true of every art/entertainment form in every period of history.I think it has more to do with the fact that almost no one under 40 grew up with his films. Clint Eastwood, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Bruckheimer and a host of others, aren't exactly liberals, but it doesn't seem to have hurt them financially.
I'm 52, which isn't exactly young, but even I consider Wayne to be before my time. His last film came out in 1976, which is just when I was getting interested in movies at age 7-8....I’m 37 and I’d consider myself to be a pretty good though not expert fan of Wayne’s films...