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John Alton Film Noir Collection (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder


T-Men / Raw Deal / He Walked by Night

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  • Keith Cobby

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    Would also like 5 Steps, and Down Three Dark Streets.

    An announcement will be forthcoming this month.

    - David

  • Just remembered to order the Alton bundle at $49.98 in the nick of time. Sale ends tonight. Looking forward to seeing these after all the rave reviews on HTF and elsewhere.

  • I also am glad that I bought the individual titles, as the extras are truly outstanding. Well done, CF!

  • Thanks to you guys I picked up the bundle last night as well!
    Also got a shipping notice already!

    Regards,

  • Thanks to you guys I picked up the bundle last night as well!
    Also got a shipping notice already!

    Regards,

  • SAhmed

    Thanks to you guys I picked up the bundle last night as well!
    Also got a shipping notice already!

    Regards,

    Received my shipping notice as well.

  • Trancas

    I'd say that's squeezed. Using the byte count for the film portions alone from the DVD Beaver reviews of these films = 53.56107 gigs.

    Well, it's now been stated by the label that nothing is "squeezed" - so...

  • JoelA

    Just remembered to order the Alton bundle at $49.98 in the nick of time. Sale ends tonight. Looking forward to seeing these after all the rave reviews on HTF and elsewhere.

    I wish I had checked this thread yesterday.

  • ClassicFlix

    Thanks so much for your enthusiasm regarding these iconic noir films Commander!

    One bit of clarification on this release for all:

    • All three films will be on 1 BD-50
    • As they are relatively shorter films, bit rate will be the same as on the special editions so PQ will be exactly the same
    • No bonus features or booklets are included as those were only on the special editions
    • Option English subtitles will be available

    - David

    Need one slight clarification here as I spoke prematurely regarding the encodes for the JOHN ALTON COLLECTION.

    While the encodes for RAW DEAL and T-MEN will be the exact same as on the prior special editions, HE WALKED BY NIGHT will have a lower bit rate. It's going down to 23 which is higher than T-MEN and just below RAW DEAL. The original encode for HWBN was a lot higher as there was space left on the BD-25 for the overkill on rate.

    I, along with a few industry pros, viewed the new encode to make sure it is up to ClassicFlix's high standards and that there is no detectable visible difference between the old and new encodes of HWBN. If there had been, we would have opted for a second disc. As it isn't the case, and the quality is just a superb as in the special edition, we're keeping it on one BD-50.

    - David

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