Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
Gone in 60 Seconds on BR
I know....I can smell the barbeque ....
I've been busy buying movies but have not watched all that many of 'em because I've been fishing so much....
On UHD-BD I got Field Of Dream and it looked good! Anybody who remembers how poor it looked on LD and DVD will likely be shocked by this one. I got Hannibal on UHD-BD. I thought it looked decent but the audio might be the weakest I've heard on a UHD disc. I also got The Natural on UHD-BD and I watched both versions of the film. I'd never seen the Director's Cut before. I think it was silly to make a director's cut and imagine it might have to do with extending copyright more than anything else....??? I have not viewed Batman and 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi, both on UHD-BD.
I'm doing my best to keep Kino in biz.....the only one of my new Kino titles watched is Nixon. Left to go are: The Border, Mississippi Burning, The Silent Partner, Money For Nothing, and They Might Be Giants...a personal favorite that's gonna get watched soon.
I also got a copy of Draft Day because it was cheap and my brother wants to see it again and I've never seen it.
...ack! ack! ack!!!
"....yodd-a yodd-a yodd-a laddy-whoo...born to lose I've lived my life in vain, every dream has only brought me pain, yodd-a laddy-hoo...." "....yodd-a martin-whoo, die whoo-whoo-doo....
I watched 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi on UHD-BD last night. I liked the movie. It was loud. I'm surprised that the neighbors didn't call the police to report gunfire....
According to Kino the 5.1 on the Nixon Director's Cut is out of sync they are offering replacement discs through their website, FYI.
Thanks Al! I have not watched that one yet....
A Field In England
Just rewatched it . A dreamlike ,dark , sometimes puzzling , psychedelic tale set during the English Civil war .
Beautifully shot and acted (Sheersmith puts in a particularly tremendous performance as Whitehead) .
A nice movie with Hayley Mills.
Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe BR. Seen this several times still enjoy it.
I wish they’d release this on Blu-Ray.
Scum (1979). New Indicator blu-ray.
I saw a used copy of that recently at my local Zia's, have not seen the extended cut.
"I Want To Hold Your Hand" not as good as I remember but mildly amusing with clever work arounds without actually showing the Beatles on Camera. Eddie Deezen should have won an award for ...something. "There's nothing about elevators that I don't know!"
Grab it & watch it. It’s great!
The last “Narnia” movie was Fox & not Disney. Now the whole set is Disney. I think it’s time to drop in on Narnia & see how the kids (now adults) are doing. I’m hoping!
The Fly (1986)
Name of the Rose (1986)
Both on blu-ray (the second one being a Scandinavian import - as far as I could make out it wasn't domestically available in the UK).
Just watched Glass and Bumblebee on UHD.
The former was worth it for James McAvoy's performance but otherwise a bit underwhelming.
The latter was an enjoyable mash-up of an 80s "magical friend" movie and a Transformers movie. It's no ET, but dare I say it's better than Short Circuit.
Top Secret on dvd this needs to be remastered on BR, at least I don't think it's on BR.
The Groove Tube
Doc Hollywood (Michael J. Fox and the lovely Julie Warner)
I watched the Director's Cut of Nixon on BD. It was hard to enjoy Anthony Hopkins performance because the film stirred up so many unpleasant memories of the Vietnam War and all the social strife that went with it.
Any issues with the audio?
I got that impression in a few scenes, including a couple in the first 15 minutes. So much of the film is made of stock, period footage that you wouldn't know there. By the end I think I was so tired and out of sync that I wouldn't be able to tell what was out of sync more, me or the movie.... I really took notice about the audio after what you said but just lost track as the movie went on and on and on....the last time I'd seen the film was the theatrical cut on Laserdisc. So, I don't really remember the theatrical cut at all well. I'm sure it was shorter! I can't bear watching this one again anytime soon. It stirred up things I'd rather not think about often or at all. There's too much war and draft tragedy in the back of my mind. I'd like for it to stay there, back row...
Is the audio problem supposed to be on both editions? They're on separate discs.
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