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Pre-Order Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    219289_front.

    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    Who lighted the fire under Universal? We have four labels releasing their product. Universal, Kino, Twilight Time, and Criterion are releasing the Universal/Paramount titles. I’m estatic about the possibilities to come.
     
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    This should look splendid in high def.
     
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    Yeah, is there a sign in Universal's window that says "Under New Management"? All these classic gems are just popping up out of nowhere!
     
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    This is an MOD. Very dependent upon age and quality of master.

    Avoid pre-order until reviewed.
     
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    Ah! Does that also apply to the other titles Universal has recently announced?
     
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    I think that to wait for some reviews & comments before buying is good advice for any catalogue release, but when it's something you really want, it's easier said than done.
     
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    Has anybody seen this Blu-ray yet? It's one I've been wondering about for a while, and I haven't come across a review yet.
     
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    David Norman

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    Not much of anything I can find. As with many of the Universal version of MOD, they have had mixed reviews unlike most of Sony and WAC versions.

    I did find a review from what appears to be huge Debbie Reynolds fan -- loves DR (and everything), dislikes Sandy Dee in the sequels, is thoroughly unimpressed with Nielson and thinks they wasted most of the rest of teh cast, and doesn't appear to be a fan a Universal's handling of the back catalog (some of his comments I agree with, some I don;t)
    http://nixpixdvdmoviereviewsandmore.blogspot.com/2018/11/tammy-and-bachelor-blu-ray-universal.html

    "The results, predictably, remain par for the course of Universal’s commitment to the classics, and, substandard to current quality control efforts being exuded elsewhere in 1080p. Tammy and the Bachelor was photographed in Technicolor and mercifully, for most of its run time, its dye transfer sustains Technicolor’s superior and resilient palette. Flesh tones are waaaay too pink and there is intermittent color fading on full display. The stock footage and matte process shots look awful, with a lot of edge enhancement, composite grit and dirt, and amplified grain. Otherwise, contrast here is pretty solid. The image is brightly lit and yields to a considerable amount of fine detail, particularly in close-ups. Age-related damage is most obvious during screen dissolves and fades, and minor gate weave also exists. The audio is 2.0 mono DTS, but very thin – especially Reynolds’ rendition of ‘Tammy’ – the orchestral accompaniment fading in and out. As with Uni’s current home video policy, we get NO extras – a genuine pity. "

    The bits I have skimmed so far seem to give the reviewer some credit for honesty. It's OK, but a thoroughly un-spectacular release in any sense. OTOH, it beats what it replaced and worth the $9-10 I paid for it during the Christmas sales. I say this without any knowledge of what Universal had to work with -- it could be a spectacular rescue and best it could possibly be or a total softball that could have been 10x better with even a little effort -- if I had to guess it's probably somewhere in the middle though Mr Harris likely could address how much work it would take to improve an item that isn't likely to sell much more than the initial pressing
     
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    It looks better than the DVD which is enough for me!
     
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    I was just thinking about ordering it today, but I haven't yet. I did order The Thrill of It All!
     
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    A lot of the in-release Universal MOD items are 17+ at Deep Discount adn the Valentine 15% off code is working. So 14.50+
    These were $13-15 precode in early January and 10-12 at BN pre Christmas, so not quite as good, but still better than at most sites.

    DD FS is still $25 after discounts and the site appears to be adding sales tax in all states that have such.
     
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    I watched the Blu-ray today, and I thought it looked very, very good. True, the opticals are very weak, and some of the rear screen projection work looks noticeably soft, but these things are almost always problems in these 1950s Cinemascope movies.

    Yes, it's a BD-MOD with no menu. Put in the disc and it just starts. Sound is DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono, but it's solid and sounds strong.

    Enjoyed my afternoon with Debbie and company very much.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but how can you tell it's a MOD and not a pressed disc. I assumed it was pressed since it did not have that purplish cast that MOD discs have or are blu ray MODs different thant DVD MODs in that respect?
     
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    COme to think of it, my Sony player might have identified it as BD-ROM rather than BD-MOD. It went by so fast I probably misread it.
     

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