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« Reply #75 on: February 13, 2014, 08:54:40 AM »

Some nice caps. Made me think twice whether I have that very same BD!

I do. And those caps unfortunately don't give justice to the BD. It is the overall impression that still
makes me complain. There ARE some fine scenes (see caps Smiley), but a lot of awful ones too, especially
the early desert scenes are so bright it hurts. I had to adjust my TV set heavily to watch the damn thing.
Actually one should adjust the TV set from scene to scene..
Therefore I still thing it's a very bad job. Since that screening I watched about 20 more BD's from the 60s/70s,
and ALL of them where soo much better. Like ZULU, IT'S A MAD MAD WORLD, THE THING, COOGAN's BLUFF (great)...

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« Reply #76 on: February 13, 2014, 10:45:28 AM »


Therefore I still thing it's a very bad job. Since that screening I watched about 20 more BD's from the 60s/70s,
and ALL of them where soo much better. Like ZULU, IT'S A MAD MAD WORLD, THE THING, COOGAN's BLUFF (great)...
That's 4 (what were the other 16?).

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« Reply #77 on: February 13, 2014, 02:43:15 PM »

I try to remember...
GOD CREATED WOMEN, EAST OF EDEN, MAGNUM FORCE, THE ENFORCER, Z, SECONDS, MAJOR DUNDEE, CROSS OF IRON,
THAT MAN FROM RIO, QUATERMASS & THE PIT, THE OMEGA MAN, SOYLENT GREEN, LONG HOT SUMMER, NIGHT OF THE HUNTER,
LONELY ARE THE BRAVE. Maybe just 19, I lied.

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« Reply #78 on: February 14, 2014, 07:31:39 PM »

...CROSS OF IRON...

Do you still have issues with the color?

This is what the blu-ray.com review says:

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Color reproduction is also excellent - the greens, brown, reds, blues, grays, and blacks look fresh and healthy (on the old R2 UK SDVD release, which uses a dated Studio Canal transfer, the film's delicate color-scheme is very problematic).

I think it looks fantastic and finally does justice to my favorite Peckinpah movie.

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« Reply #79 on: February 15, 2014, 01:52:17 AM »

Well I can understand when younger people see it for the first time (reviewers mostly) and like what they see.
But I know the film for 35 years and I have my own 35mm print which is in excellent shape. So I'm used to the colors
the film used to have Smiley. Strong rich colors. And the blood Smiley. Even the German Super-8 version from 1977 had those strong colors.

But that's fine, I just adjusted my TV set and it was better Smiley. And of course the quality of the
transfer is soo good. Great fun. Soooo much better than GIU LA TESTA Smiley
I just watched the TEPEPA BD and when I saw the (in comparison to GIU so much better) colors of the Guadix scenes, I took a picture
with my smart phone to post it here. Then I wanted to take a picture of the GIU Guadix scene, AND THE BLOODY BD WON'T
EVEN PLAY ANY MORE! Says 'wrong region code. I tried 10x. What is this ? I switched to Code A, tried 10 US BD's - no problem. Switched back to B, tried 20 BD's from all over Europe - all played - except for GIU.
'I hate that release more and more Smiley

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« Reply #80 on: February 15, 2014, 02:34:22 AM »

Discs are so sensitive sissys nowadays, not as tough as in former times. Mike, try to see the positive things of the disc, make some compliments, I'm sure then it will run again ...

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« Reply #81 on: February 15, 2014, 07:31:53 AM »

I'm a much nicer person than it comes across! Take this: be my guest here at the movie house. WE have a similar taste and probably have a great time. Once you are near Stuttgart..

No, honestly. I probably tend to add comments to subjects that bug me Smiley
I hate talking about nothing or telling the world how great I think certain films are.
Most great work speaks for itself and if somebody doesn't like LA NOTTE he won't
change his mind just I tell him how much it affects me Smiley

And yes, I WAS BEING VERY NICE to that (bloody) BD! I talked to it, I carefully cleaned it (not that it was dirty),
put it on the sofa next to my Leone memorabilia I'm just restoring. And I played the (fabulous Italian) Soundtrack CD
later on... Then I mentioned how happy I am that the film is released on BD (you can't watch the DVD on big screens, no way).
I EVEN SPOKE ITALIAN. Ma questo disc non funzionare!

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« Reply #82 on: February 15, 2014, 08:58:52 AM »

Then this is really an ungrateful disc.

I would love to visit you in Stuttgart, but I doubt I will find the time the next years. Sob ...

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« Reply #83 on: February 16, 2014, 09:05:29 AM »

Sounds to me like this disc (to borrow a phrase from Robert Harris used elsewhere) is ... a coaster - With a hole in the center

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« Reply #84 on: February 16, 2014, 09:54:07 AM »

I try to remember...
GOD CREATED WOMEN, EAST OF EDEN, MAGNUM FORCE, THE ENFORCER, Z, SECONDS, MAJOR DUNDEE, CROSS OF IRON,
THAT MAN FROM RIO, QUATERMASS & THE PIT, THE OMEGA MAN, SOYLENT GREEN, LONG HOT SUMMER, NIGHT OF THE HUNTER,
LONELY ARE THE BRAVE. Maybe just 19, I lied.
These are all German BDs with good image quality?

Hey, if you get the chance, could you give your evaluation of a couple of new German BDs? (They aren't out yet, but they're coming soon). I'd like to hear what you have to say about the BDs for Monte Walsh and Violent City (Brutale Stadt).

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« Reply #85 on: February 16, 2014, 02:26:18 PM »

DUNDEE / ZULU = Twilight USA (Great quality)
Z / Seconds / Mad Mad World = Criterion. MAD MAD is superb, Z is OK (not from the negative); Seconds is a bit too grainy for my taste but a MUST HAVE.

THAT MAN FROM RIO is French (no subtitles)

The remaining titles are German releases - all excellent.

The two you mentioned I don't have yet. But they are being released by my buddy and so far his releases
are superb (Sabata, La Resa Dei Conti, Uomo a Uomo, Bandolero...)

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« Reply #86 on: March 01, 2014, 03:14:56 PM »

I don't know who James Finn is, but anyway: https://twitter.com/FinnAtFox/status/439654397744668672

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« Reply #87 on: March 01, 2014, 03:55:34 PM »

Sweeeeeeeet. Let's hope they get the audio correct.

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« Reply #88 on: March 02, 2014, 11:23:56 AM »

I'd be happy if the picture improves over what we hear of the Italian release.

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« Reply #89 on: July 31, 2014, 01:20:09 PM »

Oct. 7: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Duck-You-Sucker-Blu-ray/83758/

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