Red Shoes Criterion Collection...

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  1. Eujin

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    Does anyone have this title? My wife's really interested in picking this up, but we want to make sure it's the best one out there (picture quality and any extras). Would really appreciate any info. Thanks.
     
  2. Mitchell Kaufman

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    Yes, yes, and yes. Buy with confidence.

    MK
     
  3. Dick

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    Gorgeous transfer.
     
  4. Jeff_HR

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    I have both the DVD & LD. Take your pick, as both are absolutely wonderful.
     
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  6. Eujin

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    Hey Guys, thanks for the info! I guess this will be my next purchase!
     
  7. Mark Zimmer

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    Gorgeous transfer and tons, tons, tons of extras. Buy happily. Once I showed this disc to a woman and got lucky. [​IMG]
     
  8. Enrique B Chamorro

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    Maybe I should start carrying my copy with me!
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    I know that the UK R2 version has some different extras
    see;
    http://www.blackstar.co.uk/video/item/7000000062601
    But I don't have it to compare with the US R1 version.
    I love my Criterion Edition, so it will be a while
    until I will get the UK version.
     
  9. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    This is an ABSOLUTE must buy if you are interested in this film. Wonderfull presentation of a great film.
     
  10. Dave F

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    What a beautiful disc of a beautiful film.

    -Dave
     
  11. Jim Rankin

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    I just recently picked up Black Narcissus (my first Powell & Pressberger film) and was absolutely blown away by it. My question is to people who have seen both Red Shoes and Black Narcissus - in your opinion which one is their best work, and also which one makes a better Criterion disc?
    Regards, Jim
     
  12. Steve Enemark

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  13. Ken_McAlinden

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    The laserdisc set was $125 MSRP and it is now available in convenient 5" disc form for less than a third of that price. (pssst...don't tell Criterion, but it is still well worth $125)[​IMG]
    Regards,
     
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  15. andrew markworthy

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    The R2 transfer is pretty reasonable (and a *lot* cheaper than the Criterion - I picked up a copy for 4 pounds in a sale, but even at full price it's only about 10 pounds from most retailers).

    I've got to say that I loathe Powell and Pressberger's films. I keep trying - every few years I watch one of their efforts to see if age has altered my opinion, but it never has. Purely a personal thing - I can see why they're 'technically' good, and why a lot of people whose opinion I respect like them, but they leave me feeling like I've just taken a mouthful of stale chocolate.

    I think this may be partly a Brit thing - P&P's work has generally been more admired overseas than in the UK (possibly because a lot of the characters are unconvincing social class stereotypes).

    There, I feel better for saying that.
     
  16. Jim Rankin

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    Thanks guys for your input - I will definitely go ahead and order The Red Shoes, and also keep an eye on some of their other titles.
     
  17. Rain

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    I thought this would be worth mentioning for anyone who is still hesitant about picking this one up.

    Last night I screened a "new 35mm print" of The Red Shoes. Compared to the Criterion DVD, it looked like crap--dark and muddy with faded colours. In comparison, the DVD is nothing short of breathtaking.
     

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