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A Few Words About A few words about...™Husbands and Wives -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Robert Harris

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    Husbands and Wives (1992), was Mr. Allen's 167th film, and fits in his CV between Shadows and Fog and Manhattan Murder Mystery, and belongs within the group of films from his Columbia / Tri-Star period.

    Similar to another Allen film, it involves analysis, dating, breaking up, dating and breaking up.

    I'd rank it among his best 20 films.

    Because it's a Columbia / Sony release, you should be aware, in advance, that Twilight Time's new Blu-ray is absolutely perfect, with a superb sheen of grain, and an un-inprovable image quality.

    It should be in any serious cinema library, along with the 29 or so other Blu-rays. That leaves 130 or thereabouts yet to come.

    Image - 5

    Audio - 5

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Upgrade from DVD - Absolutely

    Highly Recommended

    RAH
     
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    His last masterpiece. This bodes well for Manhattan Murder Mystery, released today.
     
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    Wait....what? I had NO idea!!! Thanks :)
     
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    Did Woody do 167 films? I wish the AFI would select him for a Life Achievement Award for which he deserves.
     
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    It's sure not going to happen now.
     
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    If psychoanalysis / psychotherapy wasn't a nearly hoax or a pseudo-science, we would not have Wood Allen.


    Am I the only one who liked The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) and Zelig (1983) ?
     
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    I liked both and have them in my movie collection.
     
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    The first time I watched Zelig I didn't got the beginning, I was just changing the channels of TV, and let there thinking it was a a true documentary. Until I started to find out it really strange and thought : "Hey... wait a second... " Then I realize it was Woody Allen. I was a teen with very few knowledge about Woody Allen back then.

    It was a photochemical version of Forrest Gump.

     
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    No.
     
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    Do a search of my reviews for both Blu-ray releases. I gave both films very positive reviews. The Purple Rose of Cairo is one of his very, very best.
     
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    I agree. I have loved it since it was first released. A loving tribute to Sherlock Jr. as well.
     
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    Of course not. This is RHH in action.
     
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    Would he say can't attend because of having a jazz performance with his band at the same night?

    I recommend everyone to watch Wild Man Blues (1997)

    No surprise if he says he is a jazz musician that shoot films as a hobby.

     
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    How Keaton did this effect ???
    Looks so natural...





    Nice to know. But Top Tens around web don't gave recognition to these titles, and most TV schedules rarelly care.


    I see this forum have better taste than TV.

     
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    Wild Man Blues is a good documentary by the great Barbara Kopple and have the rare dvd in my collection.
     
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    Mr. Harris, thank you so much for your reviews! I always find them informative and entertaining. The second sentence of this one particularly cracked me up!
     
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    Zelig is a masterpiece.
    Never liked Purple Rose of Cairo because its cruel ending is not justified by what has come before.
     
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    I thought I responded to this a few days ago, but I don't see it. By my count, he directed 49, including the one scheduled for release this year and he's appeared in 48 films, not including films or documentaries in which he played himself.

    Loved them both and thought they were among his best films along with Husbands and Wives. Everyone will have their favorites, but for me it's those three along with Bananas, Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, A Midsummer's Night Sex Comedy (which a lot of people didn't think was good, but I loved it because I saw it as being about the invention of movies), Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days and Midnight In Paris at the top of the list. I think Radio Days was his sweetest and most psychologically "normal" film.
     
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    I'm not even sure why this question was asked. It's off-topic and I don't see that anyone intimated anything about those particular films (especially nothing negative).

    Of course, both of those films have their fans.
     

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