Some Like It Hot: Should I buy it?

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  1. Huw Williams

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    Should I buy this classic film?
    I have seen it for £3(!) second hand on Region 2 DVD and was wondering what peoples opinions of it are?
    Should I buy it?
    Cheers
    Huw Williams
     
  2. Scott Shanks

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    No brainer. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Yep! A classic comedy!
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    He thought on homeland, the big timber, the air thin and chill all the year long. Tulip poplars so big through the trunk they put you in mind of locomotives set on end. He thought of getting home and building him a cabin on Cold Mountain so high that not a soul but the nighthawks passing across the clouds in autumn could hear his sad cry. Of living a life so quiet he would not need ears. And if Ada would go with him, there might be the hope, so far off in the distance he did not even really see it, that in time his despair might be honed off to a point so fine and thin that it would be nearly the same as vanishing.
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  4. NeilEdwards

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    Of course you should. Anyone who takes the time to participate in this forum has to be a movie buff of some degree. And every movie buff should own the top classic films. I could go even further and say that every movie buff should own all of the AFI 100 films.
    Nuff said.
     
  5. PhilipG

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    A region 2 SE is due imminently (probably the same as the recent R1). I personally will not buy this film until they bring out an anamorphic widescreen version. 1.66:1 is no excuse for non-anamorphic.
    I love SLIO but I can afford to wait for it to be done properly.
    However, if you've not see the film... it is well worth £3!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Peter Yee

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    Philip,
    SLIO? As in "Some Like It 'Ot"? [​IMG]
    -Peter
     
  7. JohnJB

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    Good news for us Brit's according to www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk the new Region 2 version will have all the US extra's but will also be anamorphic.
     
  8. David Lambert

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    Peter,
    My accent shines through, even in abbreviations!
    No foolin' you clever Americans. [​IMG]
     
  10. Brian W.

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    I just saw Some Like It Hot for $9.99 at Target last night. Almost bought it, but was put off by the non-anamophic thing.
     
  11. Dan Hitchman

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    Yup, having 1.66:1 non-anamorphic really screws up the presentation if you have a widescreen set. Either you get large bars on the sides and small ones on the top and bottom (in 4:3 mode), or crop too much off the top and bottom (in ZOOM mode).

    Why those smegs at MGM can't figure out 1.66:1 films need to be windowboxed and enhanced for 16x9 sets is anyone's guess.

    Dan
     
  12. Aaron Cohen

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    Don't get the disc if you have a widescreen set. Crap, garbage, worthless, don't give the studio any money for this non-anamorphic CRAP.

    I want this film but refuse to buy it in it's current dvd release.
     
  13. george kaplan

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    Well I have a widescreen set, and yes I have black bars on all 4 sides, and yes I wish this was anamorphic, but...this movie is so good, that it is well worth it. Hell if you have a widescreen set like me, you're still getting a plenty big picture. This film is a classic and is a must buy. [​IMG]
    Well I agree that every movie buff should 'see' all 100 films, but having done so, I see no reason to buy those that you don't like.
     
  14. Patrick McCart

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    The transfer is excellent, save for a few problems. A few shots have some ringing and one shot has safety film decomposition. The image clarity and quality otherwise is fantastic.

    It's non-anamorphic, but the transfer is more around 1.60:1 than 1.66:1.

    Get the SE, though...the Tony Curtis interview is pretty good, as are the other extras.
     

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