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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. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

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    Maybe! :D

    Glad you posted to remind me to check. I went out of town for the Stones last night and I'm running on like 3 hours sleep - I forgot I said I'd look!
     
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    Best I can see is that the new version cuts the entire scene right after Ray's son's birthday party where Jim is smashed drunk (surprise) and walking on the ledge of the Chateau Marmont bottle of Jack in hand, while Pam and the others try to talk him back in. Everything else looks to be the same. I saw nothing new added.
     
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    Dave H

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    It gets even naughtier if you prefer BD as a very reputable UK poster at another site said it's an outstanding BD (of course, going with a region-free player helps with these kind of things).
     
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    That scene actually happens before the birthday party.

    Vincent
     
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    I thought that was Last House on the Left. d'oh!

    carry on
     
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    Oh man I watched this for the third time today, since receiving it Monday. I saw this on release, several times, as I was actually in the midst of a teenage Doors phase at the time the movie released. In all the years since, I've owned this on vhs, DVD, and the sole Blu-ray release from 08. This was a favorite of mine over the years, usually enjoyed with my friends over various "stimulates". Well, as I started watching the the new uhd I felt my jaw slowly drop. Absolutely stunning! I had no idea this film had so much potential to actually resemble film. It's gorgeous! I can only experience hdr10 on my projector, and that was more than sufficient to blow my mind with the seemingly endless assault of bright, deep, colors, and real black. I can't help remember the awful, over-processed, pasty look of the Blu-ray, in contrast to this beauty. I dare say, this may the definitive version of The Doors for many years to come.
     
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    I didn't realize that both film versions are in 4K/Dolby Version on the 4K disc.
     
  8. OliverK

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    That is indeed a really good decision as people may not buy if their favorite version is not included on a UHD disc.

    I surely do not want to watch Waterworld in a short version so I will not buy that release as only the shorter version is available in UHD.
     
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    Brian Husar

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    Oliver cut the scene right before the birthday party at Ray’s house at the end, that shows Jim on the ledge of the Chateau Marmot and Pam trying to bring him in while Ray and the others are filming. I noticed that I didn’t miss that scene when I watched it.
     
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    I would love for Born On The Fourth Of July to be next on 4K UHD Blu Ray. That film and The Doors were his first 2 anamorphic films and the only 2 that had 70mm blow ups. I would love an Atmos or DTSX track for Born as well.
     
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    I have the 4K Waterworld Steelbook from Best Buy and I was surprised to see a menu option to play the director’s cut.
     
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    According to a review on another site that is the standard 1080p version but at least it is from a newer master so if before you only had the old Universal disc it will be a nice improvement.
     
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    I did see this in the theater, and I have the original laserdisc release. But that's it. For a while, I did blast all the concert scenes when I could in my apartment.

    But, while I certainly appreciate much of their music, I was never a big Doors fan or follower. In fact, I never bought an album of theirs. Just one of those groups that passed me by and only hearing them from radio or other media. The movie impressed me more for the visuals and the aforementioned concert scenes. But, I agree about the story and how the man was portrayed. He seemed a brat who was just too self-absorbed to care about what he wrote about. I mean, I know the idea was the loss of potential from self-absorption, but it felt more like, well, maybe that was all there was to get anyway. At least, that's how I saw it.
     
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    David Wilkins

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    Hearing that such a fabulous effort and result were obtained is reason for great joy. But...I can't help the gnawing feeling I get when reading about such efforts, in terms of catalogue title selection. It's hard to imagine that this UHD will fly off the shelves faster than any of a vast number of more worthy films. It's the age old question of home media: who makes these decisions and why? Are darts thrown at a board? Does this title have a fabulous record of home media sales that I'm unaware of, and does this have any relevance to the CURRENT state of media sales? Hell, it won't even have institutional sales such as for public libraries. I would dearly love to be in a position to know about matters of contract and rights issues, all up and down the lines of a production. Perhaps this is where the answer lies with this and other catalogue selections.
     

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