Weekly RoundUp 9-29-2015

DavidJ

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I'll be picking up Age of Ultron. Thanks as always, Mike, and you've been in my prayers and will continue to be in them this week. Take care.
 

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Fresh off the Boat in SD. Is it really so hard to release a brand-new network TV series on blu? Yeesh.
 

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I forgot that Driving Miss Daisy was out this week. This is the stage production filmed live with James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury, and it's excellent -- I only wish it were being released on Blu.
 

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JakeLip said:
I forgot that Driving Miss Daisy was out this week. This is the stage production filmed live with James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury, and it's excellent -- I only wish it were being released on Blu.
Thanks for pointing it out.


I really enjoyed the production when it aired on PBS earlier this year. When I saw a national tour of Driving Miss Daisy many years ago with the late Julie Harris, it was really a bare bones production. This new Australian production did everything it could to give the production itself some movement and substance. Then, to lay the terrific performances of Lansbury and Jones (and Boyd Gaines) on top of it was the cake topper that made it a sweet treat.


But I'd have it have it in HD.
 

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I'll probably get the DVD eventually, but it would be a higher priority purchase on Blu-ray. It was broadcast on PBS in HD, so it shouldn't be hard to release that way. I wonder who makes these decisions, and if good old-fashioned letter writing would influence them to make better ones, if not for this release than for future releases.
 

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I got the Hitchcock Essentials Blu set (Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds) at Best Buy for $19.99. It rang up at $45, but the shelf tag said "Reg. $59.99, $40 off" so that's what they gave it to me for.


In retrospect, I think the tag might have been for the "Classic Collection," (Notorious, Rebecca, Spellbound) since Amazon lists that as regular $59.99, on sale for $19.99. But I didn't see that set in the store, and I didn't see any other shelf tag for a Hitch set, so who knows.


At any rate, either of those sets is a great deal for under $20. (Even better for me since they sent me a $5 coupon for my birthday. :) )
 

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Wow. That's almost good enough for me to buy extra copies of those movies to keep in my office and to loan out.
 

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