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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Crawford, May 11, 2013.

  1. bujaki

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    Ophelia (Olive BD) A Chabrol film I didn't know about. A modern retelling of the Hamlet story, but with a twist at the end. Very impressed by the B&W cinematography. Glad I picked this one up.
    The Mummy's Revenge (Scorpion BD) Paul Naschy in a mummy tale. Very good transfer of a film that has received poor treatment in the past.
    Gaslight (WA BD) The Cukor version. I still prefer the original 1940 film (particularly the ending), but I wouldn't be without this version either. Now I can enjoy both versions in HD since I own the 1940 in its Zone B release BD.
     
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  3. Mike Frezon

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    Peg and I watched a small film, Apple of My Eye on DVD last night.

    This was one of Burt Reynold's last films. it also stars Amy Smart. We watched it, among other reasons, because friends of ours had a miniature horse who had a role in the film. Our friends run Gentle Carousel Miniature Horses--a group of Very small horses that work as therapy animals. They have traveled around the country--and to different countries--to supply emotional healing for people who survived and were responders to incidents such as major storms and some of the recent major shootings in the US (Sandy Hook School in CT, Pulse Nightclub in FL, Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. and others). They also visit children in hospitals, Ronald McDonald Houses, etc. and in many other venues.

    Is it a great film? No, it's not. But it's a film with a big heart which serves to advance the role the service animals and therapy animals in our society.

    If you are interested in that sort of thing, you might want to give it a look.

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    And after a human interest story like this one, the next best thing is to watch Funny Games. NOT.
     
  5. bujaki

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    Grantchester and Maigret episodes on PBS.
     
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    Enjoyed Grantchester last night. I have Instinct from last night to watch today. Not sure what else will be on the agenda.
     
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    July 29th, 2019 Monday

    No Country For Old Men
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    I was in the mood yesterday for an easy-going, light-hearted movie so I watched North To Alaska which filled the bill very nicely. The Blu-ray disc is excellent.
     
  9. bujaki

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    Sunday night:
    It Started with a Kiss (TCM app) Debbie Reynolds and Glenn Ford. Lighthearted comedy that I had completely forgotten. I enjoyed it and the leads were fine.
    Monday morning:
    Once upon a time...in Hollywood (35mm screening) Thought this was very good. No verbal diarrhea, heavens be praised, but too many driving around shots with no plot advancement. The leads were excellent.
    Mother (Criterion Channel) Albert Brooks directs Debbie Reynolds. It was nice to see her again after the 1959 movie. She was very good in this one.
    Girlfriends (Criterion Channel) Claudia Weill's study of female friendship in NYC in the '70s. Boyfriends and husbands on the side. Well and sharply observed.
    The Angry Red Planet (Scream BD) Childhood hokum in Cinemagic. Shot by the great Stanley Cortez.
     
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    I watched Stalag 17 off Prime this afternoon. It is a beautiful high definition transfer with crisp mono sound, too. I hadn't watched it in quite a few years, but even though I knew the surprise identity of the mole, I still found the performances quite enjoyable.

    Nice to know Paramount has done right by this movie. Now, someone put it out on Blu-ray.
     
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    Matt,

    It's been out on Blu-ray since 2013. You can buy it for $13 at Amazon.
     
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    OMG! Off to order now. Thank you, Crawdaddy. How on earth did I sleep through its release? Ack! :eek:
     
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    Today I watched Midnight, which I've been meaning to re-watch since enjoying Hold Back The Dawn a few days ago. Although the film is very enjoyable, the screenplay doesn't get the relationship between the two leads right and so, for me, their coming together at the end always seems forced and artificial. Mary Astor and John Barrymore are excellent. The Universal DVD is very good.
     
  14. bujaki

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    Astor and Barrymore are priceless. Perhaps Barrymore's last great performance: Goo goo gah gah.
     
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    Peg and I finished our binge tonight of rewatching all six seasons of Downton Abbey. Do we get a prize?!? :D

    Honestly, the grand prize is having enjoyed a wonderful series of televised production. :thumbsup:

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    Yes, overall, Downton Abbey offered the same kind of satisfaction of a good, long novel. One of these days, I'll go back through the entire run, too.
     
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    That must have been a huge hit, or maybe even a mistake. It disappeared pretty fast. I wasn’t quite fast enough with my order, so I’ll be waiting for availability to receive mine.
     
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    I watched two very different favorites yesterday.



    It's a shame this is often seen only as a live action remake of a beloved Disney classic animation film, especially since Cinderella has actually been adapted about 100 times. Because, I stand firm in my opinion that this is one of the most enjoyable movies of the decade. It's also beautifully done.

    ...and in a completely different vein...



    I like to think that if Sergio Leone was a rising young director today, he'd be making movies very much like this. Mysterious antihero, darkness, startling violence, and impeccable style.
     
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    July 30th, 2019 Tuesday

    The Greatest Showman
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    The Greatest Showman.

    July is almost over but still plenty of time for many many great movies for the remainder of 2019! I am about 1 week away from another change in my home theater as I will be getting a new Klipsch RC-64 lll center channel speaker. Hope everyone is enjoying there movies and there home theaters!
     
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    Amazon just notified me that delivery date is unknown...oh well.
     

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