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UHD Khartoum Eureka Classics Dual Format edition Blu-ray...any reviews? (1 Viewer)

Capt D McMars

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one of the lesser Heston films, I still enjoy it...but my openened question to you all is what do YOU think of Eureka's job on this edition? How does this edition compair to the OOP Twilight Edition?

The kind of lavish, rousing historical adventure spectacle that doesn't seem to exist anymore, Khartoum is a majestic, star-studded, BAFTA and Oscar-nominated epic that finds director Basil Deardon (Victim) delivering a feast for the eyes, as well as a pointed study of English colonialism, religious fanaticism, and the nature of heroism and sacrifice.

In 1880s Sudan, thousands of British-led Egyptian troops are massacred by the forces of Arab fanatic Muhammad Ahmad (Sir Laurence Olivier), who believes he is the Mahdi, and nothing less than Mohammed's chosen warrior in battling against Anglo-Egyptian rule. Legendary Major General Charles George Gordon (Charlton Heston) is sent by Prime Minister William Gladstone (Ralph Richardson) to save the city of Khartoum from the Mahdi, but given only one aide (Richard Johnson), limited support from the British government that sent him there, and a fearless opponent determined to create a new empire, Gordon sees that further bloodshed is imminent.

With impressive battle sequences given greater weight by philosophical and moral debates about the righteousness of military action, Khartoum is a widescreen extravaganza and was the final film to be shot using Ultra Panavision 70 (and screened theatrically in Cinerama) until Quentin Tarantino s The Hateful Eight in 2015.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES
  • 1080p presentation (on Blu-ray) from a gorgeous high-definition transfer
  • Presented in the film s correct aspect ratio of 2.76:1
  • LPCM 2.0 Audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman
  • Exclusive new video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring a new essay by Phil Hoad, alongside a selection of rare archival imagery


Product details​

  • Aspect Ratio ‏ : ‎ Unknown
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.69 x 5.51 x 0.39 inches; 2.93 Ounces
  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ EKA70317
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ December 3, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Eureka Entertainment
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07HSRHGJ9
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 2
 

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Dick

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It’s 2.0 stereo and sounds very good. Picture quality of the Eureka is excellent and no doubt is the same as the Twilight Time.

I guess I was thinking more of the supposed 4 or 6-track mags that were used in the first run. Did they exist and, if so, what happened to them?
 

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I guess I was thinking more of the supposed 4 or 6-track mags that were used in the first run. Did they exist and, if so, what happened to them?
I should have said surround, not stereo, as detailed in this thread:

 

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Also, any info on the French release from Remini ? I read somewhere that there was a slight loss of some visual data from the "higher frequencies" - not sure what that means. Also what about the sound. And are there any cuts ?
 

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Very mysterious because Yakima Canutt was 2nd Unit Director and in his book he's very strong on safety and consideration, condemming trip wires as old, unskilled, unacceptably cruel technique.
 

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