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A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Thin Man - in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Mike2001

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    I got a shipping notice for this from Best Buy this morning. It is not unusual for me to get WAC releases from Best Buy on Saturday or Monday before release date, depending on speed of the post office. Hopeful that this will follow suit.
     
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    (Sorry to bring up an old question, but I was reading through this thread for the first time).

    A couple of years ago, we attended the first “nitrate festival” in Rochester NY at the Eastman/Kodak theatre there. My wife and I really looked forward to seeing the familiar movies in rare nitrate prints to experience the “magic of nitrate”.

    Perhaps if they did a A/B comparison, we would have had an alternate experience. As it was we could not tell the difference at all! We did not return next year.
     
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    Goy my copy from Best Buy online on Saturday (yesterday)
     
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    Fantastic
     
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    Amazon now shows my shipping in 2 weeks...so much for pre-ordering.
     
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    Everybody is out of stock. Best Buy, Deep Discount and Target.
     
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    Received my shipping notice from WAC. The Thin Man will be in my hands by Friday.
     
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    Got my copy in the UK today - may just keep until Christmas.
     
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    From which retailer -- I've read of copies shipped by WBShop, Best Buy (some getting delayed messages too), and Bullmoose being shipped, but I don't think they ship to UK
    Amazon I've heard lots of complaints as usual of delayed shipments, but no actual product going out.
    Deep Discount/WowHD and Barnes & Noble has shipped at least most preorders so I'm guessing one of these stores or maybe
    Warner UK shop?

    For those looking to order B&N has it in stock $18.94, now eligible for FS for members or $35, and coupon eligible so 10-15% off if you have a code. Normally that should mean other stores may be getting restocks sooner than later once B&N goes to normal inventory and not their "Specialty Store" designation.
    Bullmoose appears to have copies, but I'm guessing no many left looking at store availability
     
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    Me TOO! (great minds and all that!) :D
     
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    vlcsnap-2019-08-03-11h38m44s191. vlcsnap-2019-08-03-11h39m55s317. vlcsnap-2019-08-03-12h24m56s745.
     
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    Myrna, Asta and a dry martini. Heaven.
     
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    Mine didn't make it today. Oh, well....
     
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    Myrna's character Nora was particularly heavenly being so very rich and seeing only the positive in her husband's alcoholism.
     
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    I got mine last Saturday. Very happy to see the flaws from the HD stream are cleared up. It looks marvelous.
     
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    Mine arrived yesterday, and immediately we all gathered to watch it. The movie is so wonderfully executed, with Powell and Loy’s every moment on screen to be treasured.

    I had never seen this film look good...ever. I had the laserdisc, the DVD, and seen 35mm revival showings, all riddled with damage and all sorts of flicker and obvious vestiges of wear. I had given up hope that it would ever have that distinctive M-G-M gloss. Happily, I was wrong. This Blu-Ray is an outstanding achievement on many levels, especially showing how things can now be improved with modern tools. The image is immaculate with beautiful shadow detail, deep inky blacks, and beautiful tonality. The audio is crisp and clean as well. Likely my favorite Blu-Ray of the year.....so far....
     
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    This, like RAH's review, makes me so happy and so excited to anticipate my own viewing when my disc finally arrives.
     
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    Cancelled my Amazon pre-order (I know, I shouldn’t have started there in the first place) and ordered with Deep Discount earlier this week. Mine is on it’s way. Can not wait to see this after these stellar reviews!
     
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    I know this movie well, but my wife had not seen it, and therefore watched it through “new eyes”. She was struck, and I agree with her, by the incredible amount of drinking in the film. It is almost the third major character. It is the source of much humour of the “Foster Brooks” variety, and motivation for much of the action.

    Unlike today in most circles, being drunk and drinking was considered normal, endearing and hilarious.
     
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    EB0FFB2D-B0AC-4258-92C4-576939ED0A54. It has arrived.
     

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