Sgt. Pepper Review up at The Digital Review

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  1. James_Garner

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    Awful film! But... I must congratulate Universal on what appears to be a stunning transfer and superb DD5.1 and DTS 5.1! DTS?! I didn't know this was gonna have DTS! That was a curve-ball!

    Well, if they treated this as well as they have, then my hopes are high for Scarface '83.


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    i liked it when i saw it. at the movies many times [​IMG]

    i cant wait to see it again.

    i love steve martin in this.
     
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    I will be first in line to buy this DVD the Tuesday it arrives.

    It's the absolute worst film I totally love. :b

    Great review!! I can't wait!! [​IMG]
     
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    There have been much worse films than this. I thoroughly enjoy it as a ridiculous 70's artifact, and I can't wait to see it in the proper aspect ratio!

    I'm predicting this is going to be one of those odd titles that the stores bring in one copy and then marvel why more people come asking for it when it's gone.
     
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    I thought I would skip this title but thanks to James' wonderful review I'll most likely get it, if anything just to add to my 70's collection. [​IMG]
     
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    Now that its out, any more reviews out there. I went to SEVEN different places today looking for it. No luck! [​IMG]
     
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    I saw this film so many times in the theater (opening weekend in July 1978 - Yegods!) and later on local TV (KTLA Channel 5 in L.A.!) that I'd be a fool not to pick this up! The screenshots on that review site look a little odd, though. The guy obviously needs some help with doing that.

    This movie is definitely cheesy, but it's a fun sort of cheese. Plus, hey, it's got drug-era Aerosmith doing their better-than-the-Beatles version of "Come Together" (I think it's better, anyway).

    An excellent film to smoke a doobie or munch on some 'shrooms to (not that I know what that's like, but if you're into that, this'd be the movie to do it to).
     
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    I can't stand the Aerosmith version. As soon as I hear it on the radio and I can tell that subtle difference between it and the Beatles version I quickly change the channel. However, I did like the use of it in Armageddon. It seemed to fit nicely in that movie.
     
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    This is an all-time bottom 100 film on IMDB for a reason.

    Of all the thousands of films rated ... you can't just waltz into it and say I'm going to make a truly tragic movie ... it requires a sincere effort gone tragically awry.

    For the DVD reviewer to give the film an A- speaks volumes.

    Excellent DVD of a tragic film ... top grade whipped cream on vile coffee
     
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    Hey! Sgt. Pepper's ain't THAT bad! The cast alone (Frampton, Bee Gees, Pleasence, Cooper, Martin, Burns, Aerosmith, Earth Wind and Fire, etc.) makes it a must-see!


    BTW, I went to get it at Best Buy and they didn't even know what I was talking about. [​IMG]
     
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    I need to see it again to see if it is as bad as I remember.

    So, I put it in my Greencine rental queue. Not buying this one!
     
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    James,

    I just wanted to offer my congratulations on your review — I don't usually pipe in on such matters, but this time I thought it was definitely warranted, and you should be commended for your effort.

    It's not often that I read a review of this caliber. In addition to offering up your thoughts on the film itself, you also covered the video, audio, extras and packaging aspects in full detail. Not to mention including the example screenshots… Your review was thoroughly researched, thought out, and well written. Any potential question someone might have about the DVD has been answered!

    All other reviewers should strive to follow your excellent example. I sincerely hope that you will consider writing more reviews in the future… I look forward to reading them.

    Regards,
    Jeff
     
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    wow, this movie is as surreal as i remember it to be.
    i first saw it at the movies when i was 14.

    making it even more bizarre to me was seeing all those 70's icons at the end.

    including dame edna.
    i never new he/she was around back then.
     
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    Another positive posted DVD review that might interest some of you.

    http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=7471

    Here is a portion of the review ...

     

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