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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 7, 2010.
I'll be blind buying this! It's one of my favorite "Rat Pack" movies. Can't wait to hear what Frank Jr. and Angie have to say in the commentary track.
WB wants to bankrupt me this year! I'll be following Reeds lead and doing a blind buy on this one.
A "blind buy" is when you place your order without knowing if the product is of good quality. In the case of Blu-ray discs, that means without knowing if the sound and picture quality is good, if the disc plays without problems, if there are any interesting extras, etc etc. "Blind buying" a DVD or Blu-ray disc does not necessarily mean not knowing anything about the movie. I won't blind buy this BRD of Ocean's Eleven. I'll wait until I have a rough idea of its quality, but if it is good I'll definitely buy it. I'd love to have Dean Martin and Sammy Davis singing in HD sound. I'd love to have Angie Dickinson in Hi-Def too!
It's a very entertaining movie, and I'll be getting it for sure, but I would love to know the decision-making process that chose this pleasurable caper film over classics like Singing in the Rain or Meet Me in St. Louis for Blu-ray release this year. Did Warners run some kind of poll on their website? Did An American in Paris and Gigi sell especially poorly on Blu-ray last year?
Singing in the Rain still needs a lot of work (the current HD master is not up to par by today's standards) and Warner want to do it right instead of doing it quickly. Too bad not all companies have the same philosophy (you know who you are). Don't know about "Meet Me..." though.
And yet that has always been my understanding of the meaning of the phrase.
Yup...can't wait to hear Sammy croonin' E-O Eleven in lossless audio. Lucky 7-11 or snake eyes, I'm rolling the dice on this one.
Mine too. Whenever I say I made a "blind buy", it is something I have NOT seen before.
Well, if you want to hear Dean sing and see Angie in hi-def in the meantime, you can always check out the Blu Ray of Rio Bravo. As Meatloaf says, "Two out of three ain't bad." RE: "Blind Buy" I'd normally also apply it to buying a movie I hadn't previously seeen - but in this age of better displays and players, I can also see using it to mean buying a transfer I hadn't seen of a movie I had. But if I were writing a dictionary definition of the term, "movie the buyer hasn't seen before" would definitely be the main entry. Regards, Joe
I think that he means you can know something about the movie, you just haven't seen it yet. While 'blind buying' would perhaps strictly mean that you don't know anything about a title at all.
And may I add that Angie is smokin' hot in Rio Bravo.
Rio Bravo is a great movie and one of the very first BDs I ever bought. I will buy this also if a good price comes along. George Raft on Blu-Ray! Unless I'm overlooking something this means he will have more films on BD that his gangster contemporaries Jimmy Cagney and Eddie Robinson.
I saw Ocean's 11 (1960) in HD on cable on the old INHD channel (later changed it's name to MOJO, now gone completely) several years ago now. I remember thinking that it looked very good. This Blu-ray should only improve on that.
This movie is truly "Cool". I have over 1300 dvd's and Blu's combined, I guess every single one was a blind buy then going by that definition.
I'm happy just having this film on DVD. I have the original Australian DVD released around 2002, it is a very good transfer even considering it is 8 years old. I'm sure this Blu-ray will improve on it, but it just isn't one of my favourite films. I'd buy Some Came Running on Blu-ray, that's probably my favourite Sinatra film.
I've never heard "blind buy" mean anything but the purchase of a film never-before-seen. Here's a possible origination of the phrase from our good friends at wikipedia:
You know that commentary's already on the existing DVD, right? I just saw the DVD/listened to the commentary a few weeks ago. Not wild about the flick, but the commentary's reasonably informative...