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Old 08-09-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Hours-Bl...SIN=B005GJTM6I

Will definitely buy this one when it's cheaper. Great film with superb performances.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:57 PM   #2
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Love this film, great new thanks! Assuming it's the Stephen Daldry film of course.

Was thinking about getting the Dutch Blu-ray but not now. Very odd it's listed as Optimum/StudioCanal so I'm guessing they've picked up the old Disney Miramax rights.

They need to get that 17.99 price down too.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:20 AM   #3
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optimum are really doing well pushing out these catalog releases.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:36 PM   #4
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I do like this film quite a lot, in spite of Nicole Kidman pushing her standard 'whispery intensity' performance to the max. Will definitely upgrade when it's at a decent price.

As a side note, does it ever annoy anyone else that in the poster used for the cover, Julianne Moore is closer to Nicole Kidman when it looks like she should be more central? It was probably intentional but it just looks wrong to me.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:35 AM   #5
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I hope this film gets a great transfer because I will import this ASAP.

Love Streep in the flower shop. Love that scene and dialogue.

I assume Paramount still hold US rights to the film. I can't imagine them releasing this anytime soon but who knows.
Stop the Replacing of original Studio Opening / Closing logos! These are becoming endangered and should be kept intact. They are part of film history.

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Old 08-11-2011, 08:31 AM   #6
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...the poster used for the cover, Julianne Moore is closer to Nicole Kidman when it looks like she should be more central? It was probably intentional but it just looks wrong to me.
I kind of read a subtext into that and all artwork is similar. That's the Dutch cover above.

That's why I loved the film so much it's rich with thought.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:37 AM   #7
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Brilliant film and an excellent soundtrack too! Looking forward to the upgrade
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:19 PM   #8
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Great film that is long overdue for a Blu-ray release. Excellent news!
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:19 PM   #9
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So this never actually got released?
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:21 PM   #10
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So this never actually got released?
Nope.
It was cancelled/put on hold.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:03 AM   #11
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Hi! Just got my copy from amazon.it It's from Miramax and Studio Canal and it's being distributed by an italian label called Eagle Pictures, which also got the Naked Lunch blu-ray out there.
The disc is 1080p and PQ is very good; subtitles are optional. There are two featurettes: one about Virginia Woolf and her heroine Mrs. Dalloway, and one about Philip Glass ungorgetable score.
At 12, it's a tad pricy, but it's such a great movie. Besides, it's cheaper than the proposed 17.99 of the defunct UK edition.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:41 AM   #12
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is it a BD 25 or BD 50?
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #13
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Hi! Just got my copy from amazon.it
Here's the link http://www.amazon.it/dp/B005LZW7B4

Distributor's store http://eagledvdshop.it/bluray/fortie...s.html?id=2600


There's been some really shitty StudioCanal/Miramax (Emma/Talented Mr Ripley) lately so I'll wait for more comment before investing. I don't want my heart ruling my wallet and investing in great films and getting DVD upscales for my money.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #14
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After examination, there's definitely a lot of grain (less so after the opening credits), wich in turn gives way to some digital noise. PQ remains solid enough for my taste (I'd say ***1/2 out *****), certainly better than the DVD, but it's by no mean pristine. So, unless you're overeager (like me), patience might be in order.

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Old 01-21-2012, 09:36 AM   #15
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Got the Italian BD yesterday and although I also think that the pq has improved very much over the disappointing dvd transfer (I also know the German DVD) it still is a weak HD presentation. In some scenes it looks quite good but especially in close ups it could look more detailed imo. Also the digital noise Losey has talked about is a bit annoying.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:40 PM   #16
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I got the BluRay today and watched some parts on my TV. It looked okay to me but when I watched it on my computer in order to take some screencaps, it looked horrible! Compression artefacts are visible all the way through and there are strange vertical stripes present all the time...
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:45 PM   #17
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Where did you get The Hours from on Blu-ray?

As far as I know it hasn't been released, as the release got cancelled.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #18
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Where did you get The Hours from on Blu-ray?

As far as I know it hasn't been released, as the release got cancelled.
The posts above seem to indicate it was from Amazon.it I believe...
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:01 PM   #19
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Hi! Just got my copy from amazon.it It's from Miramax and Studio Canal and it's being distributed by an italian label called Eagle Pictures, which also got the Naked Lunch blu-ray out there.
The disc is 1080p and PQ is very good; subtitles are optional. There are two featurettes: one about Virginia Woolf and her heroine Mrs. Dalloway, and one about Philip Glass ungorgetable score.
Two featurettes? Which country version did you get? I got the actual Italian-language release and there are all the same featurettes as in the American DVD: docu on Ginny Woolf, docu about Meryl, Nicole and Julianne, Philip Glass docu, trailer and I think one other docu about the production, though I don't have it in front of me at the moment.

The only problem I have is occasionally a frame drops and the image skips. It's not the disc, because it happens randomly, and not in the same place each time you play it, and it lessons as the movie goes on and presumably the laser moves away from the center, where the curve is tightest and error correction the most frequent. It seems, in short, that the player is having trouble keeping up with this disc. Does it on both my players--a Philips and a Sony.

Still, it's only occasional and this is still a huge improvement over the somewhat washy DVD.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:48 AM   #20
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I haven't bought the Italian or Netherlands Blu-Ray releases yet I really want to own the physical Blu-Ray disc. Today I was browsing the iTunes store, and they have this movie in 1080p for sale in 20$ (too expensive to be a Digital release only).

Still, I understand that the iTunes Store uses a higher quality source (probably master tapes) for their videos (rather than ripping from a BD and put it out there)... So maybe you can get better quality there than those European BD's?

Downside is that it's DRM protected and again, 20$

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/movie/the-hours/id208830474
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