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Old 01-20-2015, 12:51 PM   #1
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To be released on January 26:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NXYYAQ...29&camp=211189

Could this be worth upgrading the Criterion? I dont know, but lets see.

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Now listed as DVD

Am trying to contact Network to clarify, probably best to track in the official Network thread
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To be released on January 26:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NXYYAQ...29&camp=211189

Could this be worth upgrading the Criterion? I dont know, but lets see.
Its the 1940 not the 1924, Criterion havent released the 1940 version.

Eureka recently released the 1924 in the UK
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:39 PM   #4
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Now listed as DVD

Am trying to contact Network to clarify, probably best to track in the official Network thread
I noticed that, what's going on? I hope they're not bailing on the blu-ray...if they are I hope it's just postponed like Insignificance presumably is...

EDIT: don't think it is cancelled - it's still on the front page of the Network site, the listing's still there on the Network site, and they recently uploaded a clip onto their YouTube channel (just last week):


Maybe Amazon cocked up the listing?
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:58 PM   #5
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Its the 1940 not the 1924, Criterion havent released the 1940 version.

Eureka recently released the 1924 in the UK
Criterion has released the 1940 version on DVD, which grim_tales owns. He's wondering whether this release is enough of an upgrade.

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Old 01-22-2015, 06:10 PM   #6
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I have the blu-ray in the French Powell box set. It's a very good transfer. A tiny bit too light, but easily fixed. The sound is no great shakes, but that is to be expected. Well worth getting. It is a significant upgrade over DVD
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Theres still an Amazon listing for the blu ray.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:11 PM   #8
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Theres still an Amazon listing for the blu ray.
Same listing we're talking about...there was some confusion - I think it was about a week ago that the listing disappeared entirely (it disappeared from one of my wish lists) then reappeared with the artwork missing and said 'DVD' instead of blu-ray. They've now added the 'Blu-ray' heading back but it still says 'DVD'.

I'm gonna say it's still definitely coming out and someone accidentally deleted the listing or something at Amazon's end. Not been pulled anywhere else.

Crisis averted!
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:17 PM   #9
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Yep, they tweeted about it a few hours ago too: https://twitter.com/networktweets/st...96078614003712

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Next week we are releasing the brilliant fantasy movie The Thief of Bagdad, click the link to check out a preview... http://networkonair.com/shop/2051-th...agdad-the.html
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:51 PM   #10
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I like the 80's version the most. But I will pick this up, its quite a good movie.

Any chance of them doing the Korda's Jungle book next?
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Now listed as DVD

Am trying to contact Network to clarify, probably best to track in the official Network thread
Sorry about that I dont usually look in thread
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:05 PM   #12
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Its the 1940 not the 1924, Criterion havent released the 1940 version.

Eureka recently released the 1924 in the UK
BIB: Yes they did, a few years ago on DVD
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:07 PM   #13
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I have the blu-ray in the French Powell box set. It's a very good transfer. A tiny bit too light, but easily fixed. The sound is no great shakes, but that is to be expected. Well worth getting. It is a significant upgrade over DVD
Does it have the Criterion extras? Should I get rid?
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BIB: Yes they did, a few years ago on DVD
sorry, you didn't mention DVD in your post and I assumed as this is a bluray site you were referring to that. Plus, its the blu ray so yes would be worth the upgrade

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Old 01-25-2015, 10:08 AM   #15
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sorry, you didn't mention DVD in your post and I assumed as this is a bluray site you were referring to that. Plus, its the blu ray so yes would be worth the upgrade
Sorry for the confusion and tone of my post
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:41 AM   #16
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This is one of the films I'd been hoping Criterion would upgrade to blu-ray. It'll be nice to support Network without having to re-buy films Criterion has already released (This Happy Breed, Black Narcissus, The Lady Vanishes, The Man Who Knew Too Much etc.). Network is my favourite UK distributor at the moment.

I'd love to see more Powell & Pressburger films on blu-ray, especially A Canterbury Tale. I read a couple of years ago that the BFI was working on a restoration but that seems to have gone quiet. Criterion's DVD of A Canterbury Tale was enough to win my loyalty for life!
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:48 AM   #17
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I'll wait and see if the extras are ported over and what the transfer is like
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Received it today. No slip unfortunately, only has the trailer and 2 sets of galleries for special features. It's region locked to B. I watched about half an hour of it so far, if I had to give a score for video and audio, it'd be 3/5 for video and 4/5 for audio, was suprised how good it sounded.

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^Only 3/5 for video? What did you feel were the deficiencies - overly manipulated (DNR etc) or not sufficiently restored (scratches, damage etc)
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^Only 3/5 for video? What did you feel were the deficiencies - overly manipulated (DNR etc) or not sufficiently restored (scratches, damage etc)
I didn't notice any DNR, sharpening or edge enhancement. I think it does need to be restored a little better. The quality just seemed very average.
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