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Custom Cover Soldier Blue

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert George, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Robert George

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    Studio Canal has released a remarkably fine transfer of the 1970 western, Soldier Blue, in Australia and some European territories. This was one of the early western genre films some refer to as "revisionist". Perhaps it would do us well to try to remember our actual history on the post-Civil War western frontier rather than the whitewashed, albeit entertaining, stories that Hollywood was want to crank out in the Randolph Scott/John Wayne era. Although many prefer to eschew the overtly political message of a film like Soldier Blue (or even Dances With Wolves, for that matter), taken for what it is, Soldier Blue is a sweeping, majestically photographed film of stark beauty and yes, violence.

    If you are like me and seek out such gems that get to see the light of day on Blu-ray in other countries besides this one, I have been inspired to create a custom cover for it. If you so desire, I have posted this one at the usual places.

    Soldier Blue Preview.
     
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    Are your covers available as downloads that can actually be printed to size?
     
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    I like your choice of the Lionsgate block for the aspect ratio and other details.
     
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    I didn't have a lot of room and that block fit and still has the specs I wanted.
     
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    The bluray of SOLDIER BLUE is not available in Australia.I don't think that it has ever been available.
     
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    I have the German edition, and it is uncut and looks very decent.
     
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    Thanks for that. Some terrific work there. I am curious as to why anyone would wish to have the Criterion template used for discs that Criterion had nothing to do with. I would find that confusing on my shelves.
     
  9. Robert George

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    Thanks for the correction. I have been working with Soldier Blue and The Lighthorsemen at the same time and I think I got the disc origins confused. The Lighthorsemen is definitely from Australia (Umbrella Ent.).
     
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    It was available for some time - I picked it up at JB Hornsby in a buy 2 (14.99 each) get one free either late 2014 -early 2015. Full uncut version.
     
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    When this played @ the Grand theatre in Balto. City ,we had a few more patrons
    then other recent films. Many were shocked @ children being beheaded, by the Soldiers. That was a sad time. The truth is sometimes tuff to take. Great film tho.
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    t's about time it was put out.
     
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    What's wrong with this software?.
     

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