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Blu-ray Review The Oscar Blu-ray Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Matt Hough, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. Matt Hough

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    I've never seen this but have always wanted to. This was a blind buy for me! Thanks for the great review, Matt!
     
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    Seems like a very entertaining melodrama and well produced despite its overwrought moments. 2.5 as a rating seems pretty harsh from your review. 4.5 in video and 4.5 in audio seems awfully good to me despite a lack of bonus features. Unless you think the mediocrity of the film itself drags it down to this level. But your review makes it sound pretty enjoyable with more than camp appeal and with an excellent performance by Boyd.
     
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    My copy arrives this Sunday.

    Oh and the Amazon price jumped $10 to $29.99.
     
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    I watched this a couple of days ago and really enjoyed it. It ain't subtle but it's fun! As Matt suggests, it's possible that today's audience will be more appreciative than the film's contemporaneous one.

    I agree about the actors except that I thought Elke Sommer was pretty good. I also agree the actresses looked great!
     
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    Birdseed!
     
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    Does anyone have any insight as to why this aspect ratio was used for the transfer? 1.66:1 certainly wasn't used much, if at all, in the US in the 1960s.
     
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    So grateful to retire my dusty old VHS that I, um, liberated from Blockbuster many years ago.
     

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