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Old 10-16-2013, 06:55 AM   #181
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Another winner by WB. Excellent transfer. Kind of wish it had more supplements but for 15.00 I'm not complaining.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:37 AM   #182
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Another winner by WB. Excellent transfer. Kind of wish it had more supplements but for 15.00 I'm not complaining.
2nd that, this is a very nice looking transfer. It's classic B&W films like this that deserve the hi-def treatment on blu-ray.

Perfect film for the Halloween season.
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2nd that, this is a very nice looking transfer. It's classic B&W films like this that deserve the hi-def treatment on blu-ray.

Perfect film for the Halloween season.
I just watched The Haunting today. It's one of my all-time favorite horror films and it makes a great triple-feature with The Innocents and The Conjuring.

The Blu-Ray PQ is outstanding and the sound is just as unsettling as ever. The whole film gives me chills, especially the last 15 minutes. It's just a brilliant film all around with beautiful cinematography and excellent imagery.

5/5, Not just a fantastic horror film but a great film in general.
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Just got this, checked through the first 20 minutes of it. The transfer is very nice, natural-looking and I imagine that the sound is way better than what was on the DVD. But on my copy, something is off with the subtitles. When I select English (or any other language) the subtitles are positioned so low on the screen so that they are outside of the screen area, rendering them illegible. Does anyone else have this problem? Could this be an authoring error?
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Just got this, checked through the first 20 minutes of it. The transfer is very nice, natural-looking and I imagine that the sound is way better than what was on the DVD. But on my copy, something is off with the subtitles. When I select English (or any other language) the subtitles are positioned so low on the screen so that they are outside of the screen area, rendering them illegible. Does anyone else have this problem? Could this be an authoring error?
Have you got overscan on maybe?
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Have you got overscan on maybe?
No overscan. But I managed to solve it by adjusting subtitle shift on my Oppo. So now all looks alright. Funny, never had that problem before with other titles.
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No overscan. But I managed to solve it by adjusting subtitle shift on my Oppo. So now all looks alright. Funny, never had that problem before with other titles.
Glad you were able to get it fixed. I was about to suggest that since my Oppo BDP-103 had the same issue with a couple of other discs. Not sure why they put that setting on automatically, but that's another story.
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Glad you were able to get it fixed. I was about to suggest that since my Oppo BDP-103 had the same issue with a couple of other discs. Not sure why they put that setting on automatically, but that's another story.
OK, thanks. Watched 'Goldfinger' straight afterwards and the English subtitles were perfectly positioned without me having to adjust them. Can't figure why I needed to do it on 'The Haunting'.
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I chose Robert Wise's 1963 masterpiece, The Haunting, as my Halloween night horror movie viewing, and enjoyed the experience of seeing this film on Blu-ray for the first time after watching my DVD copy for many years. I quickly realized that the picture quality improvement of this Warner Bros. Blu-ray over that of the previous DVD incarnation is remarkable. The unsettling corners and shadowy spaces of Hill House seemed to seep out of the screen into my own home while watching the Blu-ray with the lights out, and the detail of the transfer brings out the best in this story where the eerily-designed house is a character all its own. The audio transfer pulls its weight well enough in this film where sound effects are an integral part of the end result, and I am also pleased that I had no trouble hearing the dialogue of the characters.

The best haunted house stories are the ones that familiarize us with memorable characters enough for us to understand and empathize with their responses to an unsettling location. The effect of the setting on the narcissistic Eleanor in Shirley Jackson's source novel, The Haunting of Hill House, provided a framework that Stephen King would later use for his descriptions of the writer Ben Mears and his response to the Marsten House in Salem's Lot, and for the terrifying outcome when alcoholic writer Jack Torrence set foot in the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. This movie adaptation makes a number of cosmetic changes and subtle character alterations to Shirley Jackson's novel, but still manages to capture the unnerving spirit of her story with impressive precision.

The Haunting, in this Blu-ray release, is a thing of disturbing beauty that will imbed countless agitating images into the psyche of the viewer. I, for one, cannot look at spiral staircases the same way after experiencing the movie. A commentary track with spliced input from Robert Wise and other key players is good listening for those interested in some fun anecdotes about the filming of this story, but the main draw is the movie itself, a brilliantly low-key character study where a lost soul finds her destiny in the vast space of hallways and elaborately-decorated rooms where sounds of unknown origin reverberate in the suffocating darkness of night.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:47 AM   #190
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Amazon.ca finally got this in stock...

And they've had my pre-order lasted as "Shipping Soon" for FOUR DAYS now.

Thank goodness I just received the Vincent Price collection yesterday. I've got enough viewing to tide me over until amazon.ca get's their act together.
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