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Old 01-22-2015, 04:49 PM   #161
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The 2010 Documentary "John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Man" will be released by Olive Films on March 24th, 2015
Does it have subtitles? This still bothers me with Olive titles.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:34 PM   #162
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Does it have subtitles? This still bothers me with Olive titles.
No Olive film has subtitles. Why should this have?
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No Olive film has subtitles. Why should this have?
One can still hope.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:15 AM   #164
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I was really looking forward to watching this on Blu last night as it is one of my all time favourite films and after reading the review on here I thought this was gonna look great, boy was I wrong..........however the PQ although the best I have ever seen it was to be honest good in places and decidedly off in others, mainly on indoor scenes where it seems the contrast had been boosted for some reason, also grain although visible at times would almost disappear into to this millkyness which set alarm bells ringing as it looks like it has a very poor encode. Looking at this it deserves much better treatment that hopefully one day it will receive.

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How the reviewer awarded this five stars is beyond me.
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How the reviewer awarded this five stars is beyond me.
Agreed, that had a lot of us baffled at the time. If you'd like to read a more accurate description of the BD's PQ, check out Robert Harris' review...really spot on
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:08 PM   #166
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How the reviewer awarded this five stars is beyond me.
Yes, I don't understand it either.
It looks quite ugly in places! Too much compression that I haven't seen such in another Bluray.

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Old 02-07-2015, 09:56 PM   #167
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Yes, I don't understand it either.
It looks quite ugly in places! Too much compression that I haven't seen such in another Bluray.
Totally agree. I have a very personal link to this film and would dearly love for it one day to receive the treatment it deserves.
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Does anyone know how the Italian and Spanish releases compare to this?
Maybe they are better?

For starters, the Italian release seems to be a 50GB disc and not a 25GB one like the Olive.
So maybe the film has more room to breathe?

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Old 03-18-2015, 09:11 PM   #169
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Does anyone know how the Italian and Spanish releases compare to this?
Maybe they are better?

For starters, the Italian release seems to be a 50GB disc and not a 25GB one like the Olive.
So maybe the film has more room to breathe?


The Italian blu-ray is a bootleg. An illegal disc. "The Quiet Man" hasn´t got an official release there
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The Italian blu-ray is a bootleg. An illegal disc. "The Quiet Man" hasn´t got an official release there
are you sure?
I didn't know that.
How legal stores sell bootlegs is beyond me...

What about the Spanish one?
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are you sure?
I didn't know that.
How legal stores sell bootlegs is beyond me...

What about the Spanish one?

I´m German and Amazon.Germany are also selling bootlegs.

I wanted to order the Italian blu-ray because it also has a German Audio track on it but then they told me in a German forum that it´s a bootleg.

I haven´t got any information regarding the Spanish blu-ray though.
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Any chance of this getting a dual layer re-release with ALL the special features intact?
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:23 PM   #173
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I'd like to point out, that while Olive's release of this film is certainly no 5/5 picture quality, it is miles above the previous transfers of the film released onto VHS, Laserdisc, and DVD. Hopefully no one will pass on this, because it's less than excellent.
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I'd like to point out, that while Olive's release of this film is certainly no 5/5 picture quality, it is miles above the previous transfers of the film released onto VHS, Laserdisc, and DVD. Hopefully no one will pass on this, because it's less than excellent.

The collector edition DVD is like watching a vhs tape. The upgrade was huge to me here.
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Hope this fixes some of the issues with Olive's release!
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Sad news. Maureen O'Hara, leading lady in so many great classic films, has passed. I recall seeing her onscreen for the first time when I was a kid, starring in John Wayne's 1971 western Big Jake. I have always remembered the red-haired beauty from that film who played his wife. In all the years since, in films including The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), The Quiet Man, Miracle on 34th Street (1947), McLintock!, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, and the wonderful How Green Was My Valley, in cinema as well as in life, she was always the model of class, grace, and ageless beauty. One of my favorite actresses from the time I first started watching movies.

Knowing she is gone, and that she has been a part of my entire life, the world feels emptier today. RIP.





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Her manager, Johnny Nicoletti, says O'Hara died in her sleep Saturday at her home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95.

O'Hara came to Hollywood to star in 1939's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and went on to a long career. "How Green Was My Valley," a touching 1941 drama about a Welsh mining family, won five Oscars including best picture.

She became John Wayne's favorite leading lady, appearing with him in "The Quiet Man" and other films. And she was little Natalie Wood's mother in the Christmas classic "Miracle on 34th Street."

She's survived by a daughter in Ireland.
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Hope this fixes some of the issues with Olive's release!
According to DVD Beaver, it surpasses the Olive release in every category, so it looks like a double-dip is in order.
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According to DVD Beaver, it surpasses the Olive release in every category, so it looks like a double-dip is in order.
Of course!
Look at the screenshot comparisons in the UK thread.
macroblocking is gone!!

I don't know what is happening but lately I see European studios being more competent than US ones.
Some US releases appear with macroblocking, inferior encoding, aliasing, and the corresponding European editions of the same films resolve these issues!!
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Of course!
Look at the screenshot comparisons in the UK thread.
macroblocking is gone!!

I don't know what is happening but lately I see European studios being more competent than US ones.
Some US releases appear with macroblocking, inferior encoding, aliasing, and the corresponding European editions of the same films resolve these issues!!
It may be 4K. There is 4X as much information to be compressed, and it has to be downres'd.
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Of course!
Look at the screenshot comparisons in the UK thread.
macroblocking is gone!!

I don't know what is happening but lately I see European studios being more competent than US ones.
Some US releases appear with macroblocking, inferior encoding, aliasing, and the corresponding European editions of the same films resolve these issues!!
I think Europe has more quality-over-quantity studios, like Eureka's MoC. You know you're going to get the best possible presentation from them, or close to it.
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