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We've been talking about this since last Tuesday, and the length of the thread indicates that there is a lot of interest in this release.

Amazon sure is taking a while with their pre-orders.

I don't mean that this is a problem, since the disc isn't coming out until the end of May,, but it seems like they usually get those up and running pretty quickly after announcement. So this is pretty unusual. They have product pages up for it but aren't taking orders yet.
 

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I could be wrong, but I would think there shouldn't be nearly enough to gain (PQ-wise) over the old BD on a 55" display from "normal" viewing distances. Certainly not nearly enough to rush to get it instead of waiting for the usual sales a couple months later...

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Very true. That is why I'm looking good at the price.
If, If? I can find it at an ok price. I will pick it up.
If not. I will sit tight. I have a hand full on my to-get list.
In 4K. It's all about the price.
 

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Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link. As an Amazon Associate HTF earns from qualifying purchases

 

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The Dobbs/Redman commentary on the Universal Blu-ray is illuminating, so it's a shame Criterion couldn't bring it over. Dobbs in particular is brimming with information about the film and its various creative influences and contributors. He's breathless enough in his enthusiasm that the film kind of fades into the background. I also appreciated the thoughtful exploration of the film's connection (or lack thereof) to WWII and film noir in general.

The Schickel commentary is good and covers some of the same ground, but is not quite as penetrating, IMO. The 1973 movie is a fun lark, but really not much of a loss.
 

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What a year for buffs of Billy Wilder and the 4K/UHD format.

Thus far:
The Apartment - 4K:UHD - Kino Lorber
Double Indemnity - 4K/UHD - Criterion
Some Like It Hot - 4K/UHD - Kino Lorber

Seems by the order of things listed here, Criterion could balance out the scales with a nice 4K/UHD release of Sunset Boulevard or Sabrina. Anyone else agree?
 

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What a year for buffs of Billy Wilder and the 4K/UHD format.

Thus far:
The Apartment - 4K:UHD - Kino Lorber
Double Indemnity - 4K/UHD - Criterion
Some Like It Hot - 4K/UHD - Kino Lorber

Seems by the order of things listed here, Criterion could balance out the scales with a nice 4K/UHD release of Sunset Boulevard or Sabrina. Anyone else agree?
Well, given that just about all of Wilder's films have been released on BD, one supposes that now they all need to be released in UHD in order to get all of us spending more money. Unfortunately, I suspect that the Mouse will never give us a UHD of The Seven Year Itch...

(Still patiently waiting for WAC to release The Spirit of St. Louis on BD...)
 

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What a year for buffs of Billy Wilder and the 4K/UHD format.

Thus far:
The Apartment - 4K:UHD - Kino Lorber
Double Indemnity - 4K/UHD - Criterion
Some Like It Hot - 4K/UHD - Kino Lorber

Seems by the order of things listed here, Criterion could balance out the scales with a nice 4K/UHD release of Sunset Boulevard or Sabrina. Anyone else agree?
...And of course they have Sunset Blvd. framed at 1:66 for all of us wonderful movie fans ... out there ... in the Dark ...;)
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Yes see now he said also avalable in 4k -my apologies
The 4K UHD review is up on bluray com. Even though I don't rate the particular reviewer highly, it's a gushing review. Am eagerly waiting for this forum to chime in!
 

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