Out of Warner's New Two-Disc Sets...

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  1. John Randolph

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    Which 3 are the best? First pick the three best in terms of the actual movie, and then which 3 DVD sets are the best?

    Unforgiven
    True Romance
    Amadeus
    Singin' in the Rain
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
     
  2. Rob Tomlin

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    Haven't seen any of them, yet. Im just glad they have released these, especially Amadeus, Cuckoos Nest, and True Romance, all of which were in need of new transfers!
     
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    Neither have I
     
  4. Peter Apruzzese

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    Can't really qualify them as I didn't pick up all of them, but in terms of movie quality:

    1. Singin' In the Rain
    2. Unforgiven
    3. Amadeus

    The two-disc sets of those three are marvellous.
     
  5. Jan H

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    Bought Unforgiven, Amadeus, and Cuckoo's Nest on Tuesday, saw Amadeus last night. First one so far, but serious kudos to Warner for the transfer and the soundtrack. The color popped out and the music was highly detailed. Hope the other two are of comparable quality. [​IMG]
     
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    That's great news regarding the Amadeus disc Jan! [​IMG]
     
  7. Rob Lutter

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    I just watched "Cucko's Nest" and WOW is this a nice transfer. It looks more like the movie was made 5 years ago than 27 years ago! [​IMG]
     
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    I did a little back-to-back comparison on some key scenes in Unforgiven with my dad's original and my new release, and I was blown away. Even my dad, who decries all re-releases as unneccesary and asked me why I was buying Unforgiven again when the original was "great," agreed. In the opening scene, you can even see smoke from the chimney drifting across the frame, which was never present in the original, and the difference in quality in the final night scenes is night and day. Great job Warner!!!
     
  9. Mitty

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    Singin' in the Rain looks utterly fantastic. The colours are eye-popping. Just check out the lights in the "Broadway Melody" number and you'll see immediately what I mean.
    Haven't even made it to disc 2 of the set, but if it's a blank disc, I'm still happy with the purchase. [​IMG]
    Plus, of course, it's one of the greatest films ever made.
     
  10. Patrick McCart

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    Well, I have...

    Citizen Kane
    Doctor Zhivago
    One Flew Over A Cuckoo's Nest: SE
    Amadeus - Director's Cut: SE
    Singin' In The Rain: SE

    I'd have to say Singin' In The Rain...but it was a hard decision. All 5 have top-notch audio and video transfers. Doctor Zhivago has an excellent sort of supplements. Citizen Kane has the BEST audio commentary I've heard (Ebert track). Amadeus has a great commentary and documentary, despite being low overall. The new cut is great and actually adds to the film. As it was said in the movie...how can you re-write perfection? Well, Milos Forman and co. did it.

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Singin' In The Rain were blind purchases. I had never seen them before. Well, both have amazing DVDs. Cuckoo's Nest has mild supplements, but the quality of them is more than excellent. The video is wonderful...especially after seeing the decomposed and dirty print used in the documentary. Singin' In The Rain is simply perfect in terms of video/audio quality. It's about time we see Technicolor look this good on TV. It's also one of my favorite movies now.

    Out of these, I'd have to give a tie between Citizen Kane and Singin' In The Rain. Both are highly re-watchable after multiple times. IMO, the best DVDs are those you can watch countless times.
     
  11. Rob Tomlin

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    Don't overlook the fantastic transfer quality of Dr. Zhivago. Simply amazing, especially for a film of its age! [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not saying it's any worse...but I just can't watch Doctor Zhivago over and over again like SITR and CK.
     

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