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Old 04-15-2015, 10:56 PM   #1
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USA The Black Stallion (The Criterion Collection) - July 14, 2015

The Black Stallion Blu-ray



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New 4K digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Caleb Deschanel, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Five short films by Carroll Ballard, with introductions by the director: Pigs! (1965), The Perils of Priscilla (1969), Rodeo (1969), Seems Like Only Yesterday (1971), and Crystallization (1974)
New conversation between Ballard and film critic Scott Foundas
New interview with Deschanel
New piece featuring photographer Mary Ellen Mark discussing her images from the film’s set
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PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Sragow
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This remarkable adaptation of Walter Farley’s classic children’s novel by Carroll Ballard—in which an American boy is rescued after a shipwreck off the coast of North Africa by a seemingly untamable wild horse—is a cinematic tour de force. From the crystalline shores of a deserted island in the Arabian Sea to the green grass and dusty roads of 1930s suburban New York, Ballard and director of photography Caleb Deschanel create a film of consistent visual invention and purity, also featuring a winning supporting performance by Mickey Rooney as a retired jockey and a gorgeous score by Carmine Coppola.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:00 PM   #2
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Awesome.
I need to start waiting longer before buying stuff. I'm beginning to get to the end of my rope with double dips.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:04 PM   #3
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Tempting...
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:14 PM   #4
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Beautiful artwork
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:17 PM   #5
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I saw this fourteen times in a theater in a span of maybe six weeks. I was 21 years old and it taught me everything I needed to know about making films and film as art. It was like having a painting by one of the old masters hanging in my home for six weeks.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:44 AM   #6
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Glad I held off on the previous release. Makes forking over for this one easier.
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:36 AM   #7
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Yup. I got suckered in and bought the first BR release which was a dog. I should have known better. At least Criterion will give this movie the transfer it deserves.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:44 AM   #8
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What a stunning cover!
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:50 AM   #9
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interestingly the MGM blu from last year has 5.1 audio, but Criterion's is 2.0 - interesting.
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interestingly the MGM blu from last year has 5.1 audio, but Criterion's is 2.0 - interesting.
Up-mixed from the original stereo
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the MGM is also a 4K Restored edition?
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Up-mixed from the original stereo
there seems to be some conflicting news that the 5.1 mix was what was supposed to be implemented on the 70mm / 6-track channel version.
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I've never seen this one. Worth a blind buy?
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I've never seen this one. Worth a blind buy?
One of the greatest family movies ever made, with rapturous cinematography.
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One of the greatest family movies ever made, with rapturous cinematography.
yes - the island photography is just gorgeous.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:16 AM   #16
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Wow! Far better release compared to the MGM release! Glad to upgrade since I had the DVD set which had this film and the sequel, The Black Stallion Returns. Wonder where the sequel is on Blu-ray though.
My Complete Collection <- Always being Updated.
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the MGM is also a 4K Restored edition?
Nope

super excited to see the results does this release aline with annual BN sale as-well?
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:02 PM   #18
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I haven't watched it yet, but in regards to this release, I gotta say, I didn't see it coming. It was released on blu last year, and it don't strike me as something that Criterion desperately wants to re-release so soon after its initial release. Sounds like a good movie, though.
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:08 PM   #19
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Haven't even opened my MGM blu yet. Off to ebay it goes.
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Yup. I got suckered in and bought the first BR release which was a dog. I should have known better. At least Criterion will give this movie the transfer it deserves.
I did the same! Ah well, isn't the first time I've gone out at re-dipped...and I'm sure it won't be the last.

Fantastic news!
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