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Alastair Sim A CHRISTMAS CAROL November 3, 2009 - (UPDATE New 11-1-2011 Release)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Andrew Budgell, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Mike Frezon

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    If anyone has this yet (or gets their copy soon), would you please report-in on the audio tracks?

    Amazon seems to have its information directly from VCI...but VCI's own website now only has a DD 5.1 listed for this release.
     
  2. Andrew Budgell

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    Hey Marvin... No, unfortunately it's still at $15.99.
     
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    VCI told me on FB the audio would be LCPM.
     
  4. Mike Frezon

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    Good news!


    VCI has just sent me this very prompt reply to a question I asked them about the audio tracks.



    And, coincidentally, amazon has just sent me an order update telling me:


     
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  6. Andrew Budgell

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    My copy shipped last night and I just got word that Amazon reimbursed me the $7.00...so I did get my copy for $10.99 after all! I think that's an amazing price to have one of my favourite films on Blu. I can't wait. It's going to be hard to wait until Christmas to watch this one...I think I'll probably sample a few scenes!
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    I'm really looking forward to testing out that PCM track.


    I'm well aware of the limitations of a 60-year old audio track (Marley's chains are NOT about to sound like Optimus Prime!)...but kudos to VCI for finally offering HD audio on this title.
     
  8. Mike Frezon

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    Shipped!



    Without doubt, this is the movie that I have purchased more home video copies of than any other.

    I have been a sucker for each and every upgrade that has been thrown in my direction. At least the price has usually been "right."
     
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    :D :D :D Yay, Mike!! Mine's expected to arrive this Wednesday! I'm actually counting down the days! Is there a support group for people like us? The Scrooge-a-holics or something? :D
     
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    I just received my copy at the office and will be checking it out this weekend. I'm glad VCI got the new upgrade out in time for this year's holiday season.
     
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    Luke, can you check to see if the weird jumps are still present? They start getting bad when the Ghost of Christmas Past appears. As the movie progresses, the jumps are present in every scene, almost at every cut. There is a bad one when Scrooge opens the window on Christmas morning. If these are not present, I will re-buy.
     
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    I can't speak for the prior release, but I watched this last night, and although it looks great, I did notice a lot of odd "jumps" throughout the film. Not distracting enough to turn off, but still a bit irritating.
     
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    Sounds like the previous release. Bummer.
     
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    This title seems to be VCI's biggest seller, Perhaps that will be fixed on the next update.
     
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    By the Spirit of Re-releases Yet to Come?
     
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    Guess I should hang on to my 11/3/2009 Blu-ray release, unless someone notices an improvement in picture quality. Paul
     
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    The extras and lossless sound are nice. I'm not sure which image is better, if any -- I'll have to spend time with both discs. If someone hasn't purchased any copy yet, I'd recommend the new one in a heartbeat over the '09 release.
     
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    A general thumbs up from Blu-ray.com in their review
     
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    I had forgotten that I pre-ordered this and it arrived today! I spot checked and the jittery jumps are still there, but for some reason they didn't seem to bother me like before. Maybe it is because I am used to them or maybe they worked a bit on them. At any rate, the picture quality is very good, as is the sound.
     
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    The missing frames would explain the odd jumps that I saw. If that's the best shape the film is in, then I can accept it. The video and audio were top notch, aside from the frame jumps.
     

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