UNIVERSAL: Thank You For Cape Fear (1991)!!!

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  1. Rob Tomlin

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    KUDOS TO UNIVERSAL!!!
    Thank you Universal for doing a great job on the DVD of Cape Fear! This release was done right! It consists of pretty much everything one could want:
    1) Beautiful Anamorphic Transfer (THX Approved)
    2) Nice DTS Soundtrack
    3) A 2 Disc set, with disc 2 being extras (including a great documentary on the Making of Cape Fear)
    4) Nice packaging- same size as a single disc case, for two discs (using a hinge for one of the discs).
    5) Reasonably priced for a two disc set with good supplements!
    THANKS UNIVERSAL! KEEP IT UP!
     
  2. Nate Anderson

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    Yes! Thank you!
    I haven't even looked at it yet (still shipping from Amazon) but I am excited to look through it, and I've always liked the film...
    And very nicely priced too!
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  3. Bruce Hedtke

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    Nate,
    You are gonna like it. A great, great presentation from Universal.
    Bruce
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    I agree completly. I wonderful transfer for a great film. However, I don't think it's THX certified. Granted, it does have the THX Optimizer on it, but I could find no traces of it being mastered at THX. Some one please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  5. Rob Tomlin

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    Thanks Universal! Cape Fear is dvd done right the first time.Great transfer and DTS too. [​IMG]
     
  7. Deepak Shenoy

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    I agree. In fact, I want to thank Universal for their entire wave of thriller releases that came out on 9/18. I picked up both versions of Cape Fear and Blood Simple. Others have already commented on the 1991 version of Cape Fear. I wanted to add that the DVD for the 1962 version of Cape Fear was also a treat for the fans of this version. The black-and-white picture is clean and detailed with no visible flaws. It is framed in its OAR (1.85:1) and anamorphic too. The making-of documentary was a really cool bonus. Blood Simple was a barebones disc, but you really have to blame the Coen Brothers for that. Universal's presentation of this movie was very good. I can't really comment on American Werewolf or Play Misty For Me but the reviews for these discs were favorable as well. Good job, Universal !
    [Edited last by Deepak Shenoy on September 24, 2001 at 05:39 PM]
     
  8. Ben_J_L

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    Yes, its good news that Cape Fear has been finally released, I only hope the UK R2 disk has DTS on it as well...
     
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    Now if you could do SCARFACE (1983)just like this.
     
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    Mikah,
    Unfortunately the documentary on the 1962 Cape Fear doesn't appear to be subtitled. I am not sure if it is encoded for close captioning. I would recommend picking up the disc unless the lack of subtitles really prevents you from enjoying the documentary.
     
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    I'll add my thanks here - great job, I was pleasantly surprised [​IMG]
     
  13. Gilbert Galindo

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    The only thing I think it needs to be "perfect" would have been a commentary and a chapter search on the documentary. I love mine too though.
     
  14. Nate Anderson

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    You guys were right...the disc was wonderful.
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  15. Rob Tomlin

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    As for the commentary, I seem to be of the position of "One or the other." I actually seem to lean towards good solid behind the scenes documentries, like what you'd fine on the Speilberg discs.
    Both is too repeditive in my humble opinion.
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