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Old 12-30-2013, 02:41 PM   #101
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Why wait for blu-ray titles to be released in the U.S, when you can import them, especially when they're Region Free. I've purchased 101 Dalmatians, Sudden Death, Hard Target, and many other blu-ray titles from the UK, and I didn't regret it.
It depends on the releases. Some of them are barebones, while the eventual US release has special features. Sabrina and Funny Face are perfect examples. With this being another Paramount title, this falls into that same boat. I'd rather wait and pay roughly the same price if it's a title that has a decent shot of coming out here.

I do import to some extent, and some of the UK companies do great work, but Paramount isn't really one of them. It makes no sense why they can't include the same special features they do in the US for certain titles.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:00 PM   #102
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It depends on the releases. Some of them are barebones, while the eventual US release has special features. Sabrina and Funny Face are perfect examples. With this being another Paramount title, this falls into that same boat. I'd rather wait and pay roughly the same price if it's a title that has a decent shot of coming out here.

I do import to some extent, and some of the UK companies do great work, but Paramount isn't really one of them. It makes no sense why they can't include the same special features they do in the US for certain titles.

Agreed. I imported Dante's Peak when it was only available in the UK and a year later it was released in the US with all the special features ported over from the original DVD release. I don't really care that much for special features but I prefer to have them instead of a barebones release. If I know something have a decent chance of being release in the US, I rather wait.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #103
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It depends on the releases. Some of them are barebones, while the eventual US release has special features. Sabrina and Funny Face are perfect examples. With this being another Paramount title, this falls into that same boat. I'd rather wait and pay roughly the same price if it's a title that has a decent shot of coming out here.

I do import to some extent, and some of the UK companies do great work, but Paramount isn't really one of them. It makes no sense why they can't include the same special features they do in the US for certain titles.
It also depend on the individual as well because, everybody doesn't necessarily want the special features. Their primary reason for buying blu-rays, is for the movie itself in 1080p resolution, and lossless audio. All I want is the movie, and everything else is secondary. It's rare, that I watch all the special features anyway (if at all), so it really doesn't matter to me, if a blu-ray contains them or not.

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Old 12-30-2013, 03:50 PM   #104
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The PQ on this is pretty average to poor for the most part. Old master used obviously, but there at least doesn't appear to be any digital tampering, it just doesn't look that great.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:06 PM   #105
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I hope the US release uses the classic poster, but I won't hold my breath. I have a feeling it will have that photoshoped mess mock up.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:07 PM   #106
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I hope the US release uses the classic poster, but I won't hold my breath. I have a feeling it will have that photoshoped mess mock up.
I do too if it ever comes out
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:10 PM   #107
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I hope the US release uses the classic poster, but I won't hold my breath. I have a feeling it will have that photoshoped mess mock up.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:14 PM   #108
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The PQ on this is pretty average to poor for the most part. Old master used obviously, but there at least doesn't appear to be any digital tampering, it just doesn't look that great.

No reason to purchase this Blu-ray, then. There are so many BDs being released these days that I don't have the money to spend on crap marginal upgrades, especially if the artwork sucks a**
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:20 PM   #109
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No reason to purchase this Blu-ray, then. There are so many BDs being released these days that I don't have the money to spend on crap marginal upgrades, especially if the artwork sucks a**
Sure there is as the DVD is non-anamorphic. That right there warrants an automatic purchase of the BD.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:31 PM   #110
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Sure there is as the DVD is non-anamorphic. That right there warrants an automatic purchase of the BD.
I try to make a point to avoid really terrible blu-rays.

Just because the DVD was terrible, doesn't mean the blu-ray is an automatic buy. Even if the film itself is worth buying, the blu-ray has to stand on it's own merits.

That being said, if it's cheap enough I can deal with it (I'm talking like $5). But even at the lowest possible price, I still get annoyed by piss-poor quality. Especially not knowing if there will ever be another release...
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:40 PM   #111
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I try to make a point to avoid really terrible blu-rays.

Just because the DVD was terrible, doesn't mean the blu-ray is an automatic buy. Even if the film itself is worth buying, the blu-ray has to stand on it's own merits.

That being said, if it's cheap enough I can deal with it (I'm talking like $5). But even at the lowest possible price, I still get annoyed by piss-poor quality. Especially not knowing if there will ever be another release...
I stand by my original statement.
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It you look at all of the screenshots, I would say the DE Blu-ray is definitely a worthwhile improvement over the DVD even if it doesn't get top notch treatment.

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I know many of you guys view via projection which possibly shows more issues but this holds up very nicely on my 60" screen.
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Yeah, it looks fine.
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If this thread wasn't made by Akijama, it would have been moved to the wishlist area immediately.
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:39 AM   #116
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If this thread wasn't made by Akijama, it would have been moved to the wishlist area immediately.
Only 2 years have passed, I'm sure mods will get to do that sooner or later

If people feel it should be moved, then just report the original post, and request it. That's the way things seem to get done around here
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Sure there is as the DVD is non-anamorphic. That right there warrants an automatic purchase of the BD.
I agree. An average Blu-ray is far better than a DVD. If the US release (when it finally arrives) looks as good as the DE release... I will add it to my collection. I think Escape From Alcatraz is one hell of a good film.
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:12 PM   #118
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I know many of you guys view via projection which possibly shows more issues but this holds up very nicely on my 60" screen.
I watched it a few weeks ago and it looks great, a very noticeable upgrade. I am not sure why it hasn't been released in the US yet.
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:03 AM   #119
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I ordered mine through Amazon.UK the picture is an upgrade over the DVD.This is one of my top 5 Eastwood films of all time,i got tired waiting for a U.S. release,we may never even get it. This is a great film with great replay value.Must have if you are an Eastwood fan.
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