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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, May 13, 2019.

  1. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

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    Trauma or no, I'd think a 5-year-old would be bored senseless at "Earthquake"!

    Not that it's especially entertaining for those of other ages either! ;)
     
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    I always loved Albert Whitlock's matte paintings--he was among the best. Not a huge fan of the film (as others note it takes way too long for something to happen in the film with the first hour really just soap opera garbage) but the work by Whitlock makes it worthwhile for the second section. I realize this was a 2K scan but I wonder what level of improvement we would see with 4K and also if it would just highlight the limitations of the effects work of the time.
     
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    I received my Earthquake replacement disc today. That was fast.
     
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  4. Detour (1945)

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    Forgive if I missed it, is there an issue with the Earthquake Blu-Ray? I haven't watched my copy yet.
     
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  5. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
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    Yes perhaps more then, I received my replacement, Since up until then there was no apparent mention on needed s replacement.
     
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    BFC0C263-530A-4254-9873-CCA841B190D0.
     
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    I assumed that the theatrical version was taken from the 70mm print at 2.20:1 instead of 2.35:1, is the theatrical version on disc 1 supposed to be the 2.35:1 image?
     
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    Read post #46 above. Is pretty well explains what the problem was. It was not taken from a 70mm print but an error in outputting that was not caught by Quality Control.

    Shout deserves kudos for stepping up so quick to fix the problem.
     
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    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie

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    The Swarm is probably the most enjoyably bad of these. Whatever scenery wasn't destroyed by the bees was joyfully chewed by the cast.
     
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  11. Colin Jacobson

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    Ugh. Even as a disaster movie-loving 11-year-old in 1978, I knew "The Swarm" was bad! Just bad - no enjoyably about it! :D
     
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    Replacement disc is on the way! Thanks again, @ahollis!
     
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    And disc has arrived! Thanks again, @ahollis, I really appreciate the help.
     
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    Your more than welcomed.
     
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    my replacement arrived this past Thursday.
    thank you for making me aware of this disc issue so i could get a corrected disc.
    I appreciate it.

    - Anthony
     
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