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The Bells of St. Mary's - Olive Films (Nov 2013)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Andrew Budgell, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Andrew Budgell

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    It's been years since I've seen this film. Can't wait to revisit it!
     
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    just wish Universal would look at Going My Way as a release as well, this will be in the machine for the holidays
     
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    Absolutely. On another note, on the Republic DVD, there is a weird jump during the credits. Does anyone know if that was a DVD specific issue?
     
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    I would like to know what the extras are.
     
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    Yes, I'm satisfied with the disc I have unless the bonuses are out of this world. I've always liked it much better than Going My Way.
     
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    Ken Koc

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    I watched the UK Arrow 4K restoration of Bells of St Mary last night and it was revelation! The transfer is perfection. It makes all other blu ray versions obsolete .
     
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    I know the 2013 Blu from Olive wasn’t well reviewed.

    This film was just released by Arrow in the UK, but I haven’t seen any reviews of that disc.

    I wonder how this disc will compare to the other two
     
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    The Arrow blu ray is a revelation !!! I watched it last night. Jawdroppingly beautiful. The transfer makes all other incarnations obsolete . It is a must buy!
     
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    The previous 2 look like bad VHS tape. The comparison is astonishing.
     
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    I got it last week (the Arrow UK), and yes, beautiful to look at, and also resolved enough to revel in all of George Barnes lighting choices, especially the way he lights Ms. Bergman, in the contrast between soft light on her face and slightly harsher, more "realistic" light around her, and also how the way she is lit alters throughout the film to parallel the character arc.

    There are now three masterful Blus: REBECCA, FOOTLIGHT PARADE & BELLS OF ST. MARY'S, that document Mr. Barnes' cinematography, but THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S is my favorite; because it is the most subtle, and also that the themes of the film and the character interactions are reflected in the lighting choices, which is often the case with Leo McCarey.
     
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    Sounds great and the price is right.

    I'm getting so many imports lately that it's time to look into options to actually play the discs. Some have been region free, but many haven't been.
     
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    I was actually wondering how the newly announced Olive Signature disc might compare to the Arrow disc.

    Glad to hear that the Arrow disc is worth a purchase.
     
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    That's the question that remains to be answered.
     
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    I’ll be getting this if the transfer is better than the other Blu. I hope the extras if any are decent. I hope Mr. Harris can review it. But then again I highly regard ALL reviews here (Matt Hough, Et.al).

    Is the arrow disc Region free?
     
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    No it is region B
     
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    Olive is releasing a "Signature Edition" on Nov. 26th of "The Bells of St. Mary's" which will probably have the same master as the Arrow, which was provided by Paramount.
     
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    Thanks. :/
     
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    Well, that’s good news, hopefully!
     

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