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The Bells of St. Mary's Blu-ray Review (Olive Signature)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Matt Hough, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Matt Hough

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    Thank you for your review. I have it on pre-order. I hope there aren't any issues with film grain or crushed blacks.;)
     
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    Excellent review as always Matt! And thanks for confirming the RKO-Radio opening main credits logo has been restored.
     
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    That really sounds great.

    Kinda makes me wish I hadn't invested in the 2013 Olive release.
     
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    Mat, you never cease to amaze me with your outstanding reviews. Bells of St, Mary's is annual Christmas tradition in our house.

    Sean
     
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    I did an A-B comparison, and the differences on my 65-inch screen were marked. Smaller screens may not reveal the differences as greatly, but the new one is unquestionably more pristine.
     
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    I love this film so much. I have always wanted to be a student at St. Mary's, with Sister Benedict as my teacher.
     
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    Thanks for confirming that this Signature Olive release is superior to their prior release.

    I’m wondering how it compares to the new Arrow release. The Feature is supposed to be similar, if not the same.

    I am aware that they have a different set of extras (and different region coding)
     
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    The only "flaw"this movie has is that I love the exterior of their beautiful old school that they're desperate to get rid of for a mundane modern postwar building devoid of any of the beauty of their old school.
     
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    Many of us who were born postwar went through a similar experience with our schools. I went to first grade in a beautiful old three-story building - Central School - that had probably been there for thirty or forty years. We were shuffled off to a wing in the local junior high school for second grade while Central was bulldozed and a new one story long and wide Central School was built on its foundation where I completed my elementary school education. The only memory I have of it now is a commemorative plate that was sold before the school was torn down to help us remember what the old building was like.
     
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