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Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Crawford, Feb 23, 2017.

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  1. Scott Merryfield

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    Thanks, Robert. Would you say it's a substantially better image? I'm just trying to decide if it's worth a double-dip (or triple-dip, since I used to own a SD-DVD version).
     
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    To me, it's a better looking image, but to say substantially, I would have to examine it further, but there is no question the Technicolor of this film is more pleasing to me than the previous disc. Also, the blacks looks quite a bit better on this disc. Since this a favorite Ford film of mine, the new Bonus Material in this disc is well worth the upgrade over the previous disc.
     
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    Thanks, Robert. I have added the new version to my price watch list. It looks like it has dipped to $17 in the past, but is $20 right now. I can wait until the next price drop -- I have plenty of other things to watch in the meantime. ;)
     
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    I've been following the Nocturnal Animals discussion. Had a couple of friends tell us about the opening of the film after they went to see it. It turned me off from wanting to see it, but it sounds like the rest of the movie is interesting.
     
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    I was planning on watching a movie today, but got caught up in some HT equipment crap with my Harmony remote. Adding and editing devices and activities. After doing all that crap, I still can't get my one of my Oppo players to work right with my Harmony remote.:angry:
     
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    Up for viewing today is Doctor Strange in 3-D!

    Tomorrow is 4K/UHD viewing with Allied in the morning followed by Hacksaw Ridge in the afternoon.
     
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    I'm hoping to watch Doctor Strange as well. It depends on if it arrives today like it is supposed too.

    Let me know what you think of Allied. I'd love to get another UHD disc to watch, but it seems like a risky blind buy.
     
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    I would not let it stop you from seeing it. If seeing these very large naked women disturbs you you can fast forward through that as it has nothing to do with the rest of the film...unless it is meant to set a tone for all women in the film. The film is interesting and well worth seeing. I will admit that the most interesting thing about it to me was trying to sort out what exactly Tom Ford was trying to say with it. Most reviews of the film or discussion of it seem to focus only on the surface elements of revenge and loyalty (Ford says it is about loyalty).

    I'd love to hear what others think of the picture but nobody 'round these parts seems to want to say much about it or they have not seen it.
     
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    While I waiting on Doctor Strange to arrive in the mail, I decided to watch Warner Archive DVD release of "A Woman's Secret", a 1949 drama with some film noir attributes, but still not quite a film noir. The film starred a couple of my favorite actresses, Maureen O'Hara and Gloria Graham. The film was okay, I've seen parts of it beforehand, but haven't watched the film in its entirety until today.

    As to Doctor Strange, I viewed that film twice in a movie theater, but my third viewing of it today on my LG OLED65E6P was my favorite viewing. IMO, the 3-D visuals were more outstanding today than what I experienced in two different movie theaters.
     
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    This morning, I watched Allied on 4K/UHD disc. A true 4K release and it looked splendidly with wonderful audio. I watched this in a movie theater beforehand, but this morning, this wonderful 4K/UHD presentation immerse me even moreso than my previous theater experience. A good WWII period film that is enhanced by being on 4K/UHD disc.

    Next up is Hacksaw Ridge on 4K/UHD disc which will be my third viewing of this fine film.
     
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    Hacksaw Ridge in the house. Lunch first then movie time.:D
     
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    I will be interested to read your impressions on Hacksaw Ridge. That one is on my UHD wish list.
     
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    My third viewing of this film and I was even more impressed today. A reference disc! The battle scenes are even more horrific.
     
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    Next up is Mildred Pierce Blu-ray.
     
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    It's stellar.
     
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    Here are some additional links to Noir Alley including schedule of films being shown every Sunday.

    http://noiralley.tcm.com/

    http://1166199035.rsc.cdn77.org/TCM-00125_NoirAlley-Schedule.pdf

    https://letterboxd.com/maxvayne/list/turner-classic-movies-noir-alley/
     
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    The Criterion BD release of "Mildred Pierce" is excellent. I always loved this film and it never looked this good in any of my prior viewings of it. Veda Pierce, one of the most despicable human beings in cinema history. I'm into the Bonus Material now so I'm going to try finish those segments over the next day or two.

    By the way, Michael Curtiz was such an underrated director. If you look at the number of classic films he directed, his status as a director should be much higher than what they gave him credit for. He directed so many great films.
     
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    Even if he'd only directed Casablanca and Mildred Pierce, Michael Curtiz would have had a great career. When you add in other films of his, such as White Christmas, Yankee Doodle Dandy and The Adventures of Robin Hood, he has quite a resume.
     
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    How about these films that are among my favorites:

    Angels with Dirty Faces
    The Sea Wolf
    Captain Blood
    The Sea Hawk
    The Charge of the Light Brigade
    Dodge City
    The Breaking Point
    We're No Angels
    The Unsuspected
    Four Daughters
     
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    I have quite a few of those titles and enjoy them, too, Robert. I have never seen the last four on your list, though.
     

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