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Blu-ray Review A Raisin in the Sun Blu-ray Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Neil Middlemiss, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Neil Middlemiss

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    I can’t believe I’ve never seen this. I think it’s time to change that. Wonderful review - Criterion should give you a commission on my sale :)
     
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    One of the few films during my childhood that I can remember watching with my entire family on our living room TV. Usually, there would be somebody missing, most of the time it was my father or an older sibling. Thank you for a wonderful review for a great film.
     
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    It's a very powerful stage piece as well, especially if you have a towering actress to play Mama Lena. A few years ago in a local production, I got to play the smarmy, smug Mr. Lindner in this play, and watching the marvelous actress play Lena each performance was quite a cathartic experience every night. Hard for me to act my part after the majestic strength of her portrayal.
     
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    HTF field trip for the next Matt Hough stage performance!
     
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    Terrific review, Neil. Can't wait to purchase this title at the next sale.
     
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    I had a wonderful two decade-and-a-half run, but I think those days are behind me now.

    Anyway, congratulations on a wonderful review, Neil!
     
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    Neil M.'s wonderful review convinced me to get this blu-ray during the last sale. Poignant and powerful stuff. Excellent pq.
     
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    Thanks for the great review, Neil. I'll be looking to pick up this disc down the road during Criterion sale time.
     
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    Mention really should be made of Laurence Rosenthal's brilliant score.
     
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    My thoughts about this film and Blu-ray release.
    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/posts/4665898/
     
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  12. Neil Middlemiss

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    You are correct, of course. I'll have a word with the reviewer and let him know. He's usually pretty good calling out great scores so not sure what happened here. ;)

    Related, I hope this one finds an opportunity to be re-released, the Intrada version (double-billed with Requiem for a Heavyweight) is out of print. Something on your radar, Bruce?
     
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    We've never been able to crack Sony/Columbia. The guy that licenses there has been very difficult and really seems not interested to license to anyone other than the handful he already licenses, too. I've tried for years.
     
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