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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by PMF, Sep 14, 2015.
Yep! It's time I watched the DVD again. I'll do that in the next few days.
We have The Evil Dead from 16mm in 4KUHD so lets have Ryans Daughter from 65mm, I bet it will look a lot better.
I suggest to rent it on vudu or itunes if you must - if you have enough bandwidth to stream in HD. The streaming version looks respectable and actually better than some of Warner's earlier Blu-rays. I watch my movies on disc when I can but not at the expense of quality - in this case HD streaming beats the DVD by a big margin.
Monday's 3 potential customers have now since tripled to 9.
As it is, a 4K/UHD disc has the average price of about 35 bucks.
This now brings our collective offer in at about $315.00.
Again, that's Three Hundred and Fifteen smackaroos !!!
Think of it.
Not since Lorne Michaels offer of a certified $3,000 check to have The Beatles reunite on SNL has there been a bid so close.
And don't forget, that $3,000 check was to be split 4-ways;
whereas in this case, our collective sums will not require the same.
That's right, WAC. All 315 bucks will belong to you and you alone;
and we're not even going to ask for the bonus materials, either.
As a matter of fact, we'll even waive our usual requests for free shipping;
as this, alone, could only add more to your coffer.
Please get back to us by your next wave of release announcements;
otherwise, we'll all just have to go with the 2K disc, instead.
February 7, 2006 saw the DVD release of Ryan's Daughter.
Albeit, a beautiful transfer and 2-Disc package for its time;
we are now living some 13 years later in a far, far different realm of superior advancements and home viewing excellence.
While WAC has been at the forefront of providing their own brand of excellence and supplying consumers with such a wonderful array of titles, many upon this thread still seek and hope for an upgraded transfer of Ryan's Daughter on a newer disc.
If you are also craving the same; but have yet to lend your voice; then please begin by scrolling back to Message #747 and pressing the "Likes" button to give of your vote. After all, how will WAC ever really know if we don't get those numbers up? Indeed, we have our loyal and familiar names who have already shown of their interests and support; yet, with a roster of newer names not yet heard from, this could only serve to highlight to WAC that there really is a place for a newer Ryan's Daughter release.
After some inspired research, I do believe that I have discovered an additional, yet dormant, 259 votes. Regretful, though, as these "potentials" were not found here within our HTF. So where then, you may ask, are these "potentials" hiding out? Well, I will tell you, as they are to be found at Amazon. I went to the Ryan's Daughter 2-Disc DVD page. I scrolled down. And there, within the section of Customer Reviews were over 300 consumers who had sized up their experience with Ryan's Daughter. They rated Ryan's Daughter with the 1-5 Star format. And it was there that I discovered that exactly 259 viewers had given this visual masterpiece either a 4 or 5 star review.
As far as biased me is concerned, this lends further evidence that an upgraded disc in 2019 would absolutely have its repeat purchasers. So, shall we adopt these 259 customers for this isolated canvasing?Could their numbers be another sign that there are potentially more unknowns out there who also look forward to an upgrade? It's audacious and eye-brow raising, I know, but these numbers should really be carted over to Message #747.
Count 'em up folks and let me say it once, again...
Two Hundred and Fifty-Nine !!!
Count me in if it ever happens!
Just logged on 747.
Now about $400?
How can Warners resist?
Spielberg and Scorsese are both big fans of David Lean from what I can see, it would be great if that also translated to their support of Ryan's Daughter...
Do you know if iTunes and Vudu are streaming Ryan's Daughter within its proper Aspect Ratio?
Xfinity has RD in HD, but their Aspect Ration is at 1:85:1; except during the opening and closing credits.
For everyone's reference:
Ryan's Daughter was filmed in Super Panavision 70
Aspect Ratio - 2.35:1 (35mm)
Aspect Ratio - 2.20:1 (70mm)
All right. I wanted to do my part and help out.
I've "liked" Post 747 now as well.
Let it take flight!
The version that shows on vudu has an aspect ratio of 2.2:1
Ryan's Daughter would be a wonderful 4K experience if it is done right. 2001 shows us that these older large format films can indeed be done better than "right," and that WB/WAC knows how to restore such a film. This, and LoA from Sony/Columbia, are instant purchases for me.
"RYAN" did run at some US revival theaters in a cut version around '78 or 9. The film started when Tim O'Leary shoots the policeman.
The cut version appeared earlier than that! I loved the film when I saw it during its first run 70 millimeter engagement in San Francisco in 1970. In 1971, it played at a second run theatre and I took my mother to see it. My jaw dropped when the film began with the policeman being shot. I thought the projectionist had mixed the reels up!
That's shocking; I'l bet you were disappointed, but also bet you stayed, having made the effort to take your mum to see it. Imagine if it happened with a recently released film nowadays: you'd be able to demand your money back and order an uncut, pristine BD from anywhere in the world. This is the golden age for film fans!
Maybe in this anniversary year of WAC we will get our wish for a Blu Ray of Ryans Daughter. Let’s hope so!!!
This past week, 26 HTF members gave voice to Ryan's Daughter.
Don't miss out on the fun !!
Just go to Messages #742-750 and be among the counted.
2019: May physical media reign.
Something similar happened to Camelot (1967) ... A friend mine insisted it was the greatest film of all time and several of us went to see it in another one of the 70mm reissues (ca 1979) and she was aghast the film had been cut as she had been quoting the lines from the film verbatim ...
Actually, both WAC and the American Society of Cinematographers are celebrating an anniversary. In the case of ASC, its their centenary year; and out of a 100 years of DP's they voted upon Freddie Young's work on "Lawrence of Arabia" as being their Number #1 film.
Mr. Young's career included 3 Oscar wins for "Lawrence of Arabia"(1962), "Doctor Zhivago"(1965) and umm-m-m...oh, what was that third film. Let's see, I think it came out in 1970. Wow, that's 3 Oscars in 8 years. Oh, I've got it. Was it "Rosemary's Daughter"? No? Wait, wait, okay, I believe it was the film where Ethel Merman sang "Everything's Coming Up Rosy". Am I right? What? It wasn't?!! Okay, wait, wait...don't say it...I know it'll come to me in a second...