Mike Frezon

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Is there a region A Blu-ray release of the Paltrow Emma??

My Oppo 203 is modded for all-region...but I would think a Region A release would be easier (and cheaper) to come by.
 

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Is there a region A Blu-ray release of the Paltrow Emma??

My Oppo 203 is modded for all-region...but I would think a Region A release would be easier (and cheaper) to come by.
I searched for one and found no evidence of one. Cheapest copies on eBay go for about $20 shipped - dunno how good/bad/whatever they are!
 

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Nope! :D

There must be some other serious cinematic attempts at Emma, I would think?
I would argue that Clueless actually is a serious cinematic attempt at Emma, albeit translated to the very specific world of mid-nineties teenage Beverly Hills one-percenters. It's a satire of both entitled rich kids and the teen movie genre itself, but one where the characters are in on the joke.
 

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I was really looking forward to this version.The film looks great, probably one of the most beautiful productions that has ever been done of it. But I soon realized that the lead actress was lacking in the charisma and star-power needed to maintain interest...
Not only that. I also found her extremely irritating. :huh:

I finally got around to watching this last night, but I must confess that I gave up after about 40 minutes. It is indeed beautiful to look at, but neither Emma nor her Mr. Knightley are up to the standard of what has gone before. :thumbsdown:
 
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This Emma is terrific. No time for Paltrow- she alone would cancel me from every viewing it. Go for this one. Watched it on a sale at iTunes as a rental 2.5 X during quarantine and decided to buy it. The lead is excellent and Miranda steals every scene she’s in. Plus the cinematography is sublime.
 

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I would say this decides it for me. I'll give the latest Emma a miss. Re the Paltrow version, I agree that the supporting cast are terrific.
So if the lead Paltrow sucks then why watch it no matter how good the supporting cast is? This Emma lead is great - she has the right amount of whatever you want to call it- makes it work. Try it.
 

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Is there a region A Blu-ray release of the Paltrow Emma??
The Australian Blu-ray pressing of the Paltrow Emma is all-regions. I just tested it on my A-region player and it plays OK.
To Noel, the Paltrow version doesn't suck. It's just that I prefer the Garai. However, I'm not getting good vibes about the latest version.
 

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