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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Noach Kowalski, Jan 28, 2014.
Touch of Evil
Source and who is releasing them?
Universal. Source is that "other" forum.
Yes, thanks for posting this!
questions about Touch of Evil , are running in my head, as per wellesnet a new print of the reconstruction was struck from the original camera negatives for the upcoming TCM festival, fingers are crossed on this, as I want both of these to be stellar releases, think To kill a Mockingbird..... and not Spartacus
I have ordered the Blu Ray of "The Lady From Shanghai" from TCM. Now I do not have the release but I am concerned about the reports coming through of a lower than stellar release despite the fact that it has undergone a restoration/remaster. If the reports are true, then I sincerely hope that the same does not become true of these two titles in which case I will order the titles from England.
I'm confused by what this might meanDISC TYPE: BD-50 (Single Sided)LAYERS: Single
I was under the impression that single-layer Blu-Rays were called BD-25.
I will be waiting on these.
Why? For comparison with the Masters of Cinema editions of both films. Universal....can get kinda weird with its blu-rays yet can also deliver stellar product when it has a mind to
Also, there's the possibility that all 3 features versions of Touch of Evil won't be in HD, though I don't think that will be the case here.
Classicflix has the price of each at $29.99. Steep for Double Indemnity, but a good price for Touch of Evil, assuming that it's on two blu-ray discs like the MoC edition.
Pre-order page at Amazon is already up at Amazon for "Touch Of Evil"...price is $20.99!! Just ordered my copy!!!
Odd thing about this new release of Touch of Evil is that it's only 1 blu-ray disc according to the Amazon.com pre-order page. The MoC release seemingly required 2.
I'm definitely pre-ordering Double Indemnity. I already have the MoC release of TOE, so I await the final verdict on that one.
Touch of Evil looks just like the DVD packaging, including the nice booklet of Welles' notes. The 1080p upgrade should be a huge improvement.
MOC has 5 versions of the film when the open matte versions are taken into account.
Sound like a nice movie to me. Price of it?
Not sure about being able to properly fit the 3 versions of the film that were included in the DVD set and the extras on one BD.
Double Indemnity is also up for pre-ordering from Amazon.
316 minutes in HD would indeed be a stretch (that's 5 hrs 16 mins). Some modern TV shows have done that, though. My guess is that there's some seamless branching involved.
They should fit everything on one disc. The MoC fit both the 4x3 and 1.85:1 theatrical cut and 1.85:1 preview cut on one disc, with the 4x3 and 1.85:1 reconstruction on the other. The reconstruction probably cannot be branched due to the more extensive work, but I recall the theatrical cut and preview cut only differing by about 15 minutes of added footage in the latter. If there's branching, that's only 3 1/2 hours of 1080p, plus about an hour of 480i content.
I have to believe these will be the exact duplicates of the UK releases, so there should be no need to purchase if one has those. They are very nice transfers.
However, it's more than a little astonishing that no one here has mentioned the most amusing thing about the two covers, and that would the the two words at the top: Limited Edition. Hmmm.