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Pre-Order Winning (1969) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    I’m not familiar with this film. How does it compare to Grand Prix? It looks interesting and with Newman and Wagner should have some good acting, correct?
     
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    It doesn't compare to Grand Prix at all (at least in a good way). The film isn't so much about auto racing as a romantic triangle melodrama with Newman, Woodward and Wagner as the triangle. For fans of those actors only but it's not a good movie. The best thing about it is Dave Grusin's score.

    Still, I may get it if the reviews on the transfer are very good. The U.S. DVD was non anamorphic.
     
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    I disagree with Thomas about this not being a good movie. I always liked this film and found it entertaining with some good acting performances. I will definitely be buying this Blu-ray to replace my 20 year old DVD. I think it's better than "Grand Prix" without the overlong length.
     
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    I don't know this film at all well but I always enjoy films about romantic triangles. As I like the cast and respect the screenwriter, I too will buy this disc if informed reports confirm good picture quality.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I’ve always liked 50s thru 70s auto racing so was curious about how much racing was involved with the plot.
     

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