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Press Release SPHE Press Release: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Tino

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    But it’s over 2 hours so I guess you’ll skip this one too. ;)
     
  2. Keith Cobby

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    I'll fast forward the boring bits.
     
  3. TravisR

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    Good news, there aren't any.
     
  4. Keith Cobby

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    That's a first for Mr T then.
     
  5. TravisR

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    Well, you definitely seem to be going in to the movie with an open mind so enjoy not enjoying it when you finally see it.
     
  6. Keith Cobby

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    I intend to see it, it might be great. It's just that this time i'm not paying. If it is great i'll buy the disc.
     
  7. Robert Crawford

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    :laugh: Keith is not buying Tarantino's storytelling so I think he should skip this one too and give the rest of us a break in this thread.:D
     
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    Something tells me you're not going to like it. Did you like Inglourious Basterds? If not then I think it will be the same here.
     
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    Why not? He was bloody brilliant in The A-Team.
     
  10. Colin Jacobson

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    Boy, I don't see the 2 as analogous at all. There's way less "fat" on "IB" than "Once" - even the supposed "slow scenes" still work really well, whereas those in "Once" just drag on forever without much payoff...
     
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    Maybe to you, but I like that “junk.”
     
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    Love this film so much!.....perfection....but then I was 18 and in LA in the summer of 1969.,
     
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    I didn't see a single one that looked better on the Blu-ray edition. A few of them were kinda close but the 4K version blew the standard Blu out of the water on every shot where black levels mattered, not to mention the benefits we'll see with HDR (which isn't demonstrated in the YouTube video).

    This is a FANTASTIC film and I'm at a loss why any film lover would avoid it.

    Mark
     
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    I see a very clear analogue. Both are films which purport to take place in the real world, showing fictional characters that could easily represent people who lived and participated in the events and times each film took place. And then, when history catches up with the story allowing only one possible outcome, Tarantino veers into wish fulfillment and fantasy.

    In both films, the hook to lure in viewers is that we’re returning to a familiar time and place and seeing familiar stories being told, but then the payoff is that we’re going to watch events play out in a fictional matter.

    Both are the film equivalent of watching a re-enactment of the famous Giants-Dodgers game, where every inning is recreated perfectly pitch by pitch, and then at the end, Bobby Thomson doesn’t hit a home run and the Giants don’t win the pennant.

    I thought it was a cute trick the first time QT pulled it but it’s frankly worn out it’s welcome with me due to the sheer repetition of the twist.
     
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    I am SO looking forward to seeing this. I haven't missed a QT film in the theater in quite a while and OUaTiH escaped me somehow. Pre-ordered.
     
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    I absolutely loved Inglorious Basterds. It was my favorite Tarantino film UNTIL Once Upon a Time in Hollywood arrived.

    A lot of people seem to think that Tarantino films are all about the action and blood and gore. I like Tarantino's signature violence just fine (which, somewhat surprisingly, is sort of minimal in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) but the real joy of a Tarantino film is the dialog. Tarantino writes scripts that allow his characters to use their tongues more skillfully than a high-end call girl.

    I guess some people find long stretches of incredibly interesting and mesmerizing dialog to be, well, boring.

    Mark
     
  17. Colin Jacobson

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    Oh, you're right that both offer "historical fiction" - no argument there.

    I thought the comparisons were related to other areas like pacing - that's where I see the big difference.

    I thought the analogy was "if you weren't bored by 'Basterds', you won't be bored by 'Once'"...
     
  18. Josh Steinberg

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    I think some people felt that the ending of IG invalidated the entire experience and made them feel that the movie had been a waste of their time. If you felt that way about IG, you’d likely feel the same about Once.
     
  19. Colin Jacobson

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    The opening scene in "Basterds" with Colonel Landa is arguably the most impressive piece of filmmaking QT ever did - there's almost no "action" but it's spell-binding.

    I didn't see anything even close to that level in "Once"!
     
  20. Colin Jacobson

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    The funny thing there is that going into "IB", I expected a movie more like that ending than what we got during the prior 2 hours.

    I thought it'd be a campy, bloody B-movie, so when it did embrace that, I was fine with it!
     

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