Ryan's Daughter was filmed at a different location to Star Wars.Since I started posting on this thread, it's sad to see how far the school house has decayed. Parts of the roof were still intact 4 or 5 years ago, although the solid nature of the stone walls will no doubt mean they will last a lot longer.
That view out to sea of the Blasket Islands still takes my breath away (even when knowing that Luke Skywalker is meant to be out there ) I think that David Lean got the better view...
It has been available as a streaming version for years and maybe Warner thinks that what they have is good enough for that but not for a Blu-ray release. I would agree if Warner is working on something like a new 4k master from a 65mm IP or the OCN but if they aren't then I would suggest a Blu-ray release this year to coincide with the 50th anniversary.I don't know if these clips have been embedded here (but I don't think any of you will nitpick), but I have seen clips of the HD master of Ryan and I see nothing wrong with the picture. If it was really taken from the original 70mm negative or even an IP, I can't imagine why WAC doesn't put out a Blu of this with this master.
I'm grateful that it's at least available in HD, if not on Blu. But then again, you're only getting the film and not the extras.
If buying the streaming version would be akin to donating needed monies for WAC to produce a superior disc then, yes, I’m all game for taking that route.
Many thanks for that. A superb, indeed mega-superb , account of filming one my all-time favorite movies.
Thanks for the 'heads up' - just ordered from Amazon. The Irish Times are quite sniffy about the film and the 'film folk' in the quotes above but it will be interesting to see how it compares to Michael Tanner's 'Troubled epic'.I guess a new book about it's production has just been published.
The book hasn't arrived yet, but I decided to watch the film again last night in preparation for the latest 'immersion'. Also found this on YouTube - 'Ryans Daughter filming locations' - excellent:Thanks for the 'heads up' - just ordered from Amazon.
'Making Ryan's Daughter: The Myths, Madness and Mastery' - Paul Benedict RowanI guess a new book about it's production has just been published.
You could say that about any biography or historical event...Yeah, but how can you be sure it's true?