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Oh yes, a great film until the shooting starts, & then it gets very silly (or sillier than before), & the Blu-ray doesn't look much cop (it looks more SD than HD to me). Time to pry open those old film cans & scan the actual OCNs.
 

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A really great “Boy’s Own” kinda of movie that always enjoy watching with a story that goes on until the final moments that it truly deserves. Would happily buy again any worthy new release. 4K please :)

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Oh yes, a great film until the shooting starts, & then it gets very silly (or sillier than before), & the Blu-ray doesn't look much cop (it looks more SD than HD to me). Time to pry open those old film cans & scan the actual OCNs.
How dare you.;) God, I ate that action up when I first viewed this film at my local Merritt theater.
 

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I strongly recommend this special issue of Cinema Retro devoted entirely to the making of Where Eagles Dare.
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http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.ph...VISED-CINEMA-RETRO-SPECIAL-TRIBUTE-ISSUE.html
 

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I do not think that Where Eagles Dare has the potential to look that much better than it currently does, too dark and therefore not that much detail for most of the running time of the movie and the current Blu-ray is not that bad.

Warner has a bunch of movies that are much more removed from their best so I would rather see them revisited. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) comes to mind or to name another war movie Battle of the Bulge. I would also hope that Rio Bravo could improve quite a bit more.

That being said maybe somebody at Warner has a soft spot for this one, it surely seems to have its loyal fans!
 

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I'd certainly agree on Mutiny On The Bounty ('62) & Rio Bravo, & to them I'd add The Searchers & The Wild Bunch & that's the problem Warner has, a lot of films to redo, & a mountain of movies awaiting a first time Blu-ray release.
 

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Hard to believe that it is 50 years since I first saw this cracking “boys own” adventure. I have watched the movie multiple times and though preposterous is a great adventure.
I have the current Blu which is okay but not special and would happily purchase a better copy but my recollection of cinema screenings is that it was dark and a little muddy in appearance in a number of scenes.
 

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How dare you.;) God, I ate that action up when I first viewed this film at my local Merritt theater.

Well, the whole thing is really pretty damn implausible if you start thinking too hard about it. This is one of those films, like TERMINATOR 2, where you just have to let go of logic and enjoy the thrill ride.
 

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My all-time favorite movie. Grew up watching this in two parts on ABC (part 1 on Sunday night, part 2 on Monday night), when a network TV premiere was a huge event. Then, prior to home video, had to wait until Turner/TNT's annual Memorial Day war movie marathon. Now I watch my blu-ray 2-3 times a year.

Implausible, yes. But no more than any Star Wars or Marvel movie. And, IMO, way more entertaining. No backstory angst, just a good old-fashioned adventure.

I'd pay $50 for a remastered 4k release.
 

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It's screened regularly down here in Australia on my projector screen. My wife, who generally doesn't like war movies, really enjoys this one ... though that's because it is really so unbelievable! And packed with great actors .. not least Patrick Wymark, who many people will remember from the cracking good British corporate drama tv series The Power Game.
 

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Great film score by Ron Goodwin. One of the best WWII films.
so very true and the film would not have been as popular as it was then and also today without his music. The opening credits with his music will never be repeated in the history of cinema . Quite simply mind-blowing. The man himself was a true gentleman .
 

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IF and when Warners decides to do a fresh transfer, I hope they include the intermission and entr'acte which was on the laser disc but not on the DVD or blu ray.

When I saw it in a theater in 1969, there was no intermission or entr'acte.

Also, it opened in January 1969 in the U.K. and March 1969 in the U.S., so the 50th is some months away.
 

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