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« Reply #180 on: December 21, 2012, 10:22:48 AM »

I have the Blue Underground BD and I can confirm the AR is 1.66:1.

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« Reply #181 on: December 21, 2012, 11:00:59 AM »

Drink, you could go to tonight's 10pm showing at Film Forum and measure their screen.

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« Reply #182 on: December 25, 2012, 03:11:49 AM »

Just watched Django again (second viewing, first time on blu ray. the picture looks nice, though there is lots of grain, which I know many of you consider to be a good thing).

This movie typical of the few spags I've seen -- fun, and absolutely outrageous, and pretty much a completely different genre as compared with not only the American Western, but even as compared to the Leone westerns. The non-Leone spags I've seen take outrageousness to a whole different level, far far beyond even Leone's movies. These basically have to be viewed not in the context of a Western, but in the context of a cartoon or a circus or freak show. And to that extent, this is a fun watch.

Of course, many spags ripoff the Dollars movies, but this one is a direct copy of FOD, (almost just a little notch less than the way that FOD is a copy of Yojimbo). Shameless. But profitable.

I saw this to get me psyched up for seeing Django Unchained later today  Wink

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« Reply #183 on: December 27, 2012, 11:52:19 AM »

Just watched Django again (second viewing, first time on blu ray. the picture looks nice, though there is lots of grain, which I know many of you consider to be a good thing).

I read somewhere that much of the grain is fake and was added afterwards by Blue Underground.

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« Reply #184 on: December 27, 2012, 12:05:20 PM »

haha are you serious? that's fucking ridiculous if it's true.

I have never been one who likes grain. Maybe that's cuz I came of age in the HD era and have no nostalgia for grain. To me, the less the better. But I could just imagine the righteous so-called purists talking about how wonderful it is that there's all this grain, only to find out that this "authenticity" was added in recently.  Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #185 on: December 27, 2012, 01:49:45 PM »

haha are you serious? that's fucking ridiculous if it's true.

I have never been one who likes grain. Maybe that's cuz I came of age in the HD era and have no nostalgia for grain. To me, the less the better. But I could just imagine the righteous so-called purists talking about how wonderful it is that there's all this grain, only to find out that this "authenticity" was added in recently.  Grin Grin Grin
Many new films shot digitally utilize "film grain" added in the post. Cinematographers often like the picture to have some texture. Totally clean image will probably look dead. But I'm not sure I like them adding more grain to old films Embarrassed

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« Reply #186 on: December 28, 2012, 04:12:37 PM »

I have never been one who likes grain. Maybe that's cuz I came of age in the HD era and have no nostalgia for grain. To me, the less the better. But I could just imagine the righteous so-called purists talking about how wonderful it is that there's all this grain, only to find out that this "authenticity" was added in recently.  Grin Grin Grin

The issue is not grain per se, but rather the DNR processes used to remove it that destroy the image. Why anyone would seek to remove the naturally occurring film grain is beyond me, particularly as there is no way to do it cleanly anyway.

Many new films shot digitally utilize "film grain" added in the post. Cinematographers often like the picture to have some texture. Totally clean image will probably look dead. But I'm not sure I like them adding more grain to old films Embarrassed

Why anyone would add grain to the already naturally occurring grain in Django is also completely beyond me.

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« Reply #187 on: February 23, 2013, 11:03:39 PM »

I had a ball with this movie, it was really enjoyable. I'd actually watched DU first, but when I watched Django I thought it was miles apart and much better film. I usually rank movies on their re-watchability, and must say I'd love to watch Django again, but I can't say the same for DU. I thought Franco Nero was a total badass, especially with that mini gun in his coffin, just blazing away that gang in the middle of the town - simply awesome! I'd give Django, 4/5 stars.

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« Reply #188 on: July 23, 2017, 02:46:16 AM »

The 1968 TV documentary "Western, Italian Style," which is a bonus feature on the Django Blue Underground BRD, is available on YouTube

Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIiL4AwQkSw

Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuM2Ltk4gzU

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