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Robert Harris

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It's getting a bit boring.


Writing comments about Columbia (Sony) releases and their problems is about as interesting as watching grass grow.


It just does.


And there aren't any. Problems, that is.


Norman Jewison's A Soldier's Story, a good and interesting film, but not a great one, is just such a case for Sony.


The image has been properly harvested. Everything is a sharply rendered as the original negative or IP allows. Blacks are rich, the color palette proper, and shadow detail just fine.


Audio, even in a Columbia production released via Image Entertainment is perfect uncompressed PCM..


See what I mean. It's perfect, and there's really no story here.


The film itself is one that I enjoy, and seeing it on Blu-ray kicks it up a notch.


To eliminate any confusion, this is not a Denzel Washington film. He's merely in it. It's a Howard E. Rollins, Jr. film. Mr. Rollins received an Academy Award nomination for his work in Ragtime, and his work his is below that level, but still very good.


One of my favorite bits in the film is the arrival of Mr. Rollins' character at an army base during WWII. It's a first time meeting for a white army captain, who has obviously never met a black army captain before. There's just this look on the white captain's face.


A Soldier's Story is a worthwhile view, especially for $15 on Blu-ray. Accept no substitutes.


Recommended.


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Thanks for your impressions on A Soldier's Story, a film I have always had a fondness for.


Just a note: Howard Rollins did not receive the Oscar for Ragtime. John Gielgud won that year for Arthur. He was nominated for the award (and for a Golden Globe).
 

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Originally Posted by MattH.

Thanks for your impressions on A Soldier's Story, a film I have always had a fondness for.


Just a note: Howard Rollins did not receive the Oscar for Ragtime. John Gielgud won that year for Arthur. He was nominated for the award (and for a Golden Globe).


Must cut back on early morning drinking. Left a word out. Oscar nominated.

Thank you!


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Originally Posted by AnthonyP

Does this retain the extras from the DVD release?


I don't have the review copy yet, but I'll be reviewing this title later in the week with the information on extras.
 

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When are we going to get that other Norman Jewison film, the classic "best picture of the year" Oscar winner IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT?.
 

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