Saturday Night Fever: My thoughts on the DVD...

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  1. Gordon McMurphy

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    I got the DVD today. Just watched it...
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    Great transfer. Very 'film-like'. Blemish-free. Appropriate fine film grain. Rich colour in the 2001 Odyssey disco scenes - the best it has ever looked! Solid blacks. Great transfer.
    Audio is also impressive. Surrounds are occasionally used and the music has been brilliantly reworked into the mix. Dialogue is clear for the most part, some ADR parts are a bit weak.
    The VH1 documentary is good. Not comprehensive though.
    Badham's commentary has some interesting moments.
    The deleted scenes are in good shape and one wonders why some of them were cut.
    Where's the original trailer, Paramount? Silly boy! Ya forgot the trailer ya mamalook! [​IMG]
    Quality DVD from Paramount.
    Thanks for reading.
    Gordy
     
  2. Aaron Cohen

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    Sounds great but was it in a plastic keep-case or a cardboard one? I had heard it was only going to be a cardboard one... Is this true?

    Several mentioned that though Grease was released most places with a cardboard box, at some places such as Sam's Club a keep-case edition was available... Anyone know if this is going to be the same case with Saturday Night Fever?
     
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    Yesssss!!!! sounds great. Thanks for the quick review.
     
  4. Gordon McMurphy

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    Aaron, it is a cardboard slipcase Digipak-style dealy. I like it. When you fold out the inner sleeve, there is the famous 5 panel photo of JT doin' his moves! He's the greatest dancer! [​IMG]
    Get this DVD, it's fab.
    Gord
     
  5. Gordon McMurphy

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    Woo! No sweat, Dave! [​IMG]
    It's a great film. Maybe I should give it 4.5 stars, actually. I love disco music (and, err... Neil Young!) and the Marty-esque story is superb. One of the great 'Urban Safari' films in the cinema lexicon. Towards the end of the film, there is a great shot of NY skyline - Twin Towers and all - great pieces of architecture, says I. Goddamn son's ah bitches. [​IMG]
    "He always hits my hair."
    Gord
     
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    Thanks for the review. All the websites
    are awaiting their screener. Should have
    it early next week, if all goes well.
     
  7. Gordon McMurphy

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    Thanks, Ron. I'm sure that your good self will give a more comprehensive (Read: full of jargon [​IMG]) review than I did! [​IMG]
    Here's hoping the Serpico DVD has as good a transfer as this.
    Strange that Paramount are releasing If.... on region 2 in December and there's no listings for a region 1 edition. Great film, glad a DVD is on the way. Hopefully Warner will release
    O, Lucky Man! next year too.
    Thanks again, Captain! [​IMG]
    Gord
     

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