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There didn't appear to be much interest on the Forum in the announcement for the 1st blu ray release of this film. Only 3 posts, two of which were the announcement and a price drop notification.


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There didn't appear to be much interest on the Forum in the announcement for the 1st blu ray release of this film. Only 3 posts, two of which were the announcement and a price drop notification.


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Maybe because it's now part of their preminium "Paramount Presents" line with a new scan, allied with the fact we're all home waiting for those Warner Archive Blus to arrive with nothing else to do.
 
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Without Francis Lai, I wonder if Love Story would have evoked all the tears of its audience. IMHO, his score is at the core of this films success.

I liked Ali McGraw okay enough, but I never understood all the fuss over Jenny. I’ve met these Radcliffe types of the world, and found them all to be predictably dull within their cookie cut-out grooming.

Alas, love means never having to say Pre-Order.
 
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"Love Story" is the highest grossing movie I've never seen - highest in adjusted $, that is. Box Office Mojo puts it at 41st all-time US adjusted.

I'll have Paramount send a review copy, so I'll finally see it.

That'll make "Bells of St. Mary's" - #58 - the biggest hit I never saw, and the only remaining one in the top 100...
 

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Maybe because it's now part of their preminium "Paramount Presents" line with a new scan, allied with the fact we're all home waiting for those Warner Archive Blus to arrive with nothing else to do.
OK but the one person who commented on the quality of the original release on the other thread , Haineshisway, said of that release ,

Let me be the first: An absolutely gorgeous and stellar transfer from Paramount. Perfect color and looks exactly as it should.

We have already seen with the Paramount Presents version of "To Catch A Thief" a new transfer is not necessarily a better transfer.
 

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I reviewed the original Blu-ray (can't find the link) and I'm not sure how much better they can make it, except by merely being higher resolution and capturing, in theory, all picture info in the 35mm negative.

Without Francis Lai, I wonder if Love Story would have evoked all the tears of its audience. IMHO, his score is at the core of this films success.

I liked Ali McGraw okay enough, but I never understood all the fuss over Jenny.

Oliver's Story showed that he was the more insufferable of the two by far without her around. One of the worst sequels to a successful movie I've ever seen*; they should have called it "Shut Up, Preppy!"

*Until Michael Eisner moved from Paramount to Disney to eventually negate many of the good things he did there with similarly execrable sequels to hit films.
 

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I reviewed the original Blu-ray (can't find the link) and I'm not sure how much better they can make it, except by merely being higher resolution and capturing, in theory, all picture info in the 35mm negative.



Oliver's Story showed that he was the more insufferable of the two by far without her around. One of the worst sequels to a successful movie I've ever seen*; they should have called it "Shut Up, Preppy!"

*Until Michael Eisner moved from Paramount to Disney to eventually negate many of the good things he did there with similarly execrable sequels to hit films.
Now you’ve done it, Michael. Now you’ve really gone and done it. You’ve said Oliver’s Story. AND you’ve said it out loud. Now Paramount is gonna be compelled to announce that one, too. OMG, there goes another month.:laugh:

I’m starting to wonder if Paramount even knows that they own Ragtime, Hud, Ordinary People, Murder on the Orient Express, Paper Moon, The Greatest Show on Earth or the 4K restorations of Chinatown, A Place in the Sun, and Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet? :D
 
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Indeed, but my point remains the same: Paramount under Eisner treated sequels as cash grabs just as Disney later would. But the poor quality of that sequel proves that there was something between the two of them that replacing Ali MacGraw with another actress couldn't duplicate.
 
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[...] But the poor quality of that sequel proves that there was something between the two of them that replacing Ali MacGraw with another actress couldn't duplicate.
Robert Evans and Steve McQueen would be inclined to agree with you on that one. :rolleyes:
 
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Is it possible that the justification for this BD release of Love Story was in answer to Criterion’s The Essential Fellini?

Yes, I know, I’m reaching. But do note that Arthur Hiller was AMPAS nominated for Best Director in 1970 against Federico Fellini for Satyricon. Some contrast, eh?*

*other nominees for Best Director (1970):
Franklin J. Schaffner (Patton) - WINNER
Robert Altman (M*A*S*H)
Ken Russell (Woman in Love)
 
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Talk about bad sequels let's not forget "Funny Lady". Not a terrible film but Streisand is playing two different characters both named Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" and "Funny Lady" "Funny Girl" Fanny shows up in "Funny Lady" for about 5 minutes in her first scene with Nick but other than that, she is a completely different character. Just almost no continuity between the two films.
 

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Erich Segal, who wrote both the novel and screenplay for Love Story, was a Classics professor at Yale. Apparently, he would refer to both the book and screenplay as examples of great writing in his lectures, as students would roll their eyes.
 
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Yes, she was better in GOODBYE COLUMBUS (a Blu-ray I would buy if released), but for me, that's like saying Keanu Reeves was better in CHAIN REACTION than he was in JOHNNY MNEMONIC.

Well, it's pretty obvious that at least one member disagrees with me vehemently. I think that's great! I wish the whole country could disagree on things without extending threats of violence.
 
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