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UHD Review A few words about...™ The Doors -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Message #1 of 34 Jul 19, 2019
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    Robert Harris

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    Love The Door's music but in my option Jim's personality was that of a immature teen. Saw this in the theater when it came out and it was ok.
     
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    A 4K/UHD of anything shot by Robert Richardson will always capture my attentions.

    Albeit, "The Doors" came out of Tri-Star; it would still be a welcomed addition to see Universal put out a 4K/UHD of "Snow Falling on Cedars" (1999). "Snow Falling on Cedars" was Robert Richardson's 4th of 9 Oscar nominations and his only AMPAS work that never received a BD release.

    Robert Richarson's Oscar Nominations:

    "Platoon" (1986)
    "Born on the 4th of July" (1989)
    "JFK" (1991)*
    "Snow Falling on Cedars" (1999)
    "The Aviator" (2004)*
    "Inglorious Basterds (2009)
    "Hugo" (2011)*
    "Django Unchained" (2012)
    "The Hateful Eight" (2015)

    More, more, more of Robert Richardson on 4K/UHD !!:thumbs-up-smiley:

    (*) Denotes Oscar Win
     
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    I saw this for the first time only last year, & loved it, a bravura piece of film making (although unfair to Jim Morrison, I'm sure he didn't act like a looney all the time)…& now I know where the naked American Indian came from in Wayne's World 2 :)
     
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    Does this disc also contain the films original Stereo audio track option?
     
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    The Doors were one of my favorite rock groups (and I mostly dislike rock), and I felt they had a unique point of view.

    I may never have found myself in the Light My Fire ecstacy, but I remember well driving an old truck around the drive-in theater where I was the projectionist (summer of 67), finding and fixing speakers that had broken. I played The Doors album through the sound system so I could find the broken ones.

    Then came Stanford, and from my perch there, I watched Morrison and many others overdo it. It is as though they took their own music too seriously as a pattern for their lives. Too many interesting people lost too young.
     
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    The Doors made spectacular albums. I have all the quadrophonic SACDs.

    Oliver Stone is one of the great American maverick directors and screenwriters. He is almost always interesting, regardless if he's made or written the screenplay for a great film or turkey (the exception being that dreadful Alexander, every single version of it). I remember being really bored with The Doors when I saw it all those years ago, but maybe it's worth another look? I haven't decided yet. I'm more anticipating the forthcoming 4K disc of Scarface.
     
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    'Snow Falling On Cedars' being released on bluray November 5th...

    https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Snow-Falling-on-Cedars-Blu-ray/42398/
     
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    The Doors was originally in 5.1 CDS.
     
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    The 4K offers only an Atmos track - no other audio options...
     
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    Oliver Stone’s second film done in anamorphic Panavision and his second and last film that had a 70mm blow up. The film may not be 100 percent accurate, but I loved how epic in scope it is. Oliver Stone’s second epic film after Born On The Fourth Of July. I saw both of these in 70mm at McClurg Ct Cinema in Chicago in their main theater which was a THX theater. I for one am excited about this release. Now if Fourth Of July and JFK can come out in 4k UHD with an Atmos track.
     
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    Yes, in 35mm, but the film also played in 70mm 6-track mag with split surround. I saw it at the Ziegfeld in NYC in 70mm.
     
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    Can anyone here say if the included Blu-ray is from the new master or the old disc?
     
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    US old, UK new.
     
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    I know this cut is two minutes shorter than previous versions- according to Stone it’s changes to the ending. Has anyone detailed the actual changes?
     
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    That's a bit naughty. And in Europe there's a stand alone Blu-ray of the new transfer, which I'll probably buy as I'm not 4K yet, & I don't know when I will be.
     
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    I'll have a look at the 2 endings and see if I notice anything different...
     
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    Just a hunch, but I suspect that the first ending shows how one door closes;
    while, in the second, another one opens.:D
     
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