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Blu-ray Review Duel in the Sun Blu-ray Review

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  1. Matt Hough

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    Duel in the Sun Blu-ray Review
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    King Vidor’s Duel in the Sun is one of the more notorious epics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and Kino Lorber’s Studio Classics line of releases brings the roadshow edition of this classic with most of its Technicolor splendor intact to high definition with some informative bonus material.

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  2. Robert Crawford

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    Well, I'm kind of disappointed in your review grading. I didn't expect a 5.0 grade, but I'm hopeful that my viewing experience is more rewarding than a 3.5 grade. Thanks for the review as I look forward to comparing my thoughts to yours.
     
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    For better or worse, that seems about on par with the other ABC/Disney titles that Kino licensed. Of those released so far, I only have Paradine Case, and while it was completely watchable, it did not look as good as it could have.
     
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    Is this worth a blind purchase?
     
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    This is a very polarizing film. There are those who consider it just awful and those that consider it a masterpiece of its kind. There's almost hardly ever middle ground. So I'd suggest borrowing or renting it rather than a blind buy. For what it's worth, I think it's a great film. :)
     
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    I wouldn't recommend this film to you. Like Thomas stated, it's a very polarizing film. Personally, I like this film a lot, but I first viewed it when I was about 12 years old so I didn't mind some of the plot angles.
     
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    It's an older recombine so the registration is not going to be all that great. But at least the muted pallet here seems more accurate to the film than the rather lurid image Anchor Bay gave us 17 years ago.
     
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    The more I watch this film, the more I realize it's terrible. And this transfer is disappointing.
     
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    Perhaps this title should be renamed as "Duel in the Polar-Rising Sun".:D
     
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    :laugh: That title reminds me of Lust in the Dust with Divine, Tab Hunter and Cesar Romero a take off from Duel in the Sun.:)
     
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