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A few words about...™ The Blue Knight -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Dec 4, 2018.

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    Robert Harris

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    The Blue Knight, a 1973 3-hour, two part novel for television, was an early example of the format.

    Take a best seller, bring over a couple of high-end actors from the feature arena, and create several hours of programming, without breaking the budget.

    In this case, it was William Holden and Lee Remick.

    What's most interesting about this show, seen for the first time (was it ever available on DVD?) is how it fits into the history of television programming.

    Far different from anything that one will find today, both in its innocence, as we'll as its production values, the program is a means to look back at the early '70s, and to see how much things have changed.

    As a Blu-ray, Warner's new release is of requisite quality. Color is generally proper, although there are occasional shots which go a bit yellow. Never anything untoward. Audio is typical TV of the era, meaning that some of the location work is a bit weak.

    Some locations shots appear to be 16mm, but I've not confirmed. May simply be pushed 35.

    For an interesting view of television's past - and for the opportunity for those who may have just discovered Sam Elliott in A Star is Born, check out The Blue Knight, for a much younger example.


    Image - 4

    Audio - 5 (2.0 monaural)

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    RAH
     
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    Does this include the original Part 1 and Part 2 with original opening and closing credits for each part? That's a deal breaker for me as it was with the blu rays of It and Salem's lot which in the case of It was also missing some footage besides the credits.
     
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    It does.
     
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    I remember this fondly from my youth and have been waiting many years for this great late-career work from Holden.
     
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    Does this release have : English sub-titles ?????? I have reports saying it has and other reports saying there are none...

    Which is it please ???.......thanks..
     
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    I just got my copy and it doesn't have subtitles or closed captions. Bummer!
     
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    Thank u for letting me know. I will now not buy this release.
     

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