International The Wonderful Country (1959) on French Blu

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  1. Stefan Andersson

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    Robert Parrish´s The Wonderful Country (1959), starring Robert Mitchum, has been released on Blu in France. Screen shots: http://www.dvdclassik.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=34409 This seems to be the new France-based restoration shown at 2012 film festival in Lyon, France. Pre-order the Blu/DVD 2-disc set here: http://www.amazon.fr/LAventurier-du-Rio-Grande-Blu-ray/dp/B0097D3QDO It´s a bit expensive. Perhaps there will be a separate Blu release later.
     
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    35 Euros is expensive, particularly if this disc has burned-in French subtitles. I don't normally bother with screen caps but those on the page you linked to do look a lot better than the images available from my DVD. I'll delay buying and will wait to see if this transfer becomes available in other countries.
     
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    I asked on a French forum about fixed subtitles on The Wonderful Country release on the Sidonis label. The response was that in general, subtitles are fixed on DVDs released by Sidonis.
     
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    Thank you for that. I'll definitely wait for a release in another country. Unfortunately that probably means waiting a very long time.
     
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    35 Euros is expensive, particularly if this disc has burned-in French subtitles.
    Today as I type 35 Euros is about A$45 in my country(it has been rising this past week against the Aussie dollar) but then you have to add the postage and bank/card fee(2.5%). However, I have not looked at the site so that price might be the French/EU VAT price, allowing for the value of VAT to be reduced off the price if ordered.
     
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    My experience of Amazon France is that their prices exclude French taxes, so 35 Euros is just the beginning!
     

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