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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Spartacus (Take 2) -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. DP 70

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    Not even in Cinerama Roland, did you know that a screening room in Sweden has put 3 panel Cinerama in, I saw a video of the set up during the WSW at Bradford.


    That's now 4 places in the world that you can now see original 3 panel Cinerama.
     
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    I know what you two mean.

    I had that feeling, after watching 2001: A Space Odyssey. My first experience was the DVD on my tube-TV (at least it is 16:9). I found the film to be lame.

    But after watching the Blu-ray, projected, I was thrilled! :)
     
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    I didn't know about the screening room in Sweden. Where did they get the Cinerama projectors? I'm surprised they did that with many of the Cinerama presentations being projected digitally not 3-panel.
     
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    Whatever became of "Spartacus"?


    [After some editing and re-writes, the best Post I've read thus far was # 233.] ;)
     
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    Charles, I agree with everything you said, and definitely, IMO, that terrific score is absolutely one of the very best in film history.
     
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    Yes, absolutely! How The West Was Won is also "simply gorgeous" looking on BD, and with its ultra-wide aspect ratio, if any film is going to make many of us wish to have a larger screen, HTWWW is it.
     
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    I also agree that a high quality presentation can greatly affect one's appreciation of a film. However, no matter how meticulous a restoration, followed by a high quality presentation, that could be given to Deep Throat, in the end, the film would still suck.
     
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    No pun intended? :)
     
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    Well, I'd be lying if I said there wasn't. But by the same token, I have also wondered if the parents of a certain baby, who grew up to be a televangelist, were at least making a subconscious pun, by giving their baby son the name of Oral. But, most likely, that would merely indicate that they were hoping he'd turn out to be a great speaker, which, judging by most accounts, I guess he did.
     
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    Hi Roland, They are using Philips FP20 projectors but its not a very big screen.

    Thanks again for all the great info and pictures on your Cinerama Website.

    regards Derek.
     
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    It's hard to add to the chorus of approval without repeating what someone else has said, so effusive has been the praise, so I must resort to making up a word: this restored Blu-ray is utterly spanktabulous.
     
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    I watched Spartacus tonight with my movie pals. I masked off the sides of my 120" 2.35 screen to 2.2 with black felt to make it just right. Great job, RAH. Everyone thought it looked fantastic! I hope you are working on more projects!!
     
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    Finally watched it in my home theater and it has to be one of the best I've watched all year. Thank you RAH for bringing enjoyment to the masses with this beautiful BD!
     
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    I have no interest in watching SPARTACUS on my ipad but out of curiosity I downloaded the digital copy using the Ultraviolet code supplied with my UK version of the BD and guess what...it's the unrestored version!
     
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    The best of the year. Special features are the best. Visually and sonically amazing.
     
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    The restoration looks fantastic. Thanks, RAH.
     
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    From widescreenmuseum.com



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    I finally got my hands on this Blu-ray! My local Barnes and Noble had a single copy sitting on the shelf, sans slip cover. After a 20% coupon and 10% member discount the price was lower than Amazon's price.


    I hope to be able to watch it tomorrow. All depends on how my day unfolds. I think it's going to look spectacular on our new 75" Vizio!


    Mark
     
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    As long as the copy is the 55th anniversary, and not that other...
     
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    No worries, I was sure to get the Restored Edition.

    We watched it today and the transfer/restoration is absolutely spectacular! Great job, RAH! I sure wish every classic could look this good!

    Mark
     

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