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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Wagon Master - in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Robert Harris

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    New from Warner Archive, and another Blu-ray toward getting closer - we'll never get there - to having a compleat collection of John Ford films, Wagon Master is a gorgeous black & white production, as seen through the lens of Bert Glennon.

    RKOs can be iffy, but this one is a beautiful representation of the film, with rich blacks, and a full gray scale. Clean and purty.

    Finally, Ward Bond, although sharing top credit with Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru and Harry Carey, Jr., get a decent share of the limelight.


    Image – 4.5

    Audio – 4.5

    Pass / Fail – Pass

    Upgrade from DVD – Absolutely

    Recommended

    RAH
     
  2. bujaki

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    Alas, so many Ford films remain MIA, some lost to time, others to poor elements. Would that we could get a BD of Cheyenne Autumn from the 70mm original elements! Or The Informer, or...
    But this one is another great film, so we must be grateful.
     
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  3. Robin9

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    I'm so glad this is a substantial upgrade from the DVD which I watched the other day . . . . and plan to get rid of.
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    Yeah, I watched my Blu-ray yesterday and I'm happy with the audio and video presentations of this RKO film.
     
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    Robin9

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    If you're going to drag in quotes from another thread, it would help if you provided the whole of it so everyone can see the proper context and gain a balanced perspective.

    I am happy to upgrade from the Wagon Master DVD because it's not particularly good, not because it's standard definition. I watch DVDs as often as I watch Blu-ray discs.
     
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    Looking forward to getting this at the next WAC sale. It will be a blind buy for me.
     

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