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Old 05-05-2015, 02:30 PM   #1
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Holland The Great Outdoors

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Anyone got any info on this release? Any good?

Was looking for other John Candy films and didn't think this had been released anywhere.
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:34 PM   #2
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Will let you know in a few days. Arrives tomorrow so will try to watch it tomorrow night
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Will let you know in a few days. Arrives tomorrow so will try to watch it tomorrow night
Can you please check if the disc works in region A when you get your copy? I would greatly appreciate it.
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Can you please check if the disc works in region A when you get your copy? I would greatly appreciate it.
Will do
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:35 PM   #5
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What a terrible cover!

Good find though. It'll make a fine addition to my Candy collection.
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Will let you know in a few days. Arrives tomorrow so will try to watch it tomorrow night
Nice one. Cheers.
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Wow. How the hell did this sneak by?!?
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Well my copy arrived so will put this through its paces later
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Just finished watching this.

It IS region-free. Had no problem playing the disc as I switched between regions.

It's also a pretty decent transfer, or at least as decent as a catalogue 80s movie gets. Grain is abundant and fairly consistent, plenty of detail. Colours are natural and I didn't really detect any kind of 'interference'. Pleasantly surprised with this one.

No extras to speak of, which is fine given the price and state of the transfer. There's an English audio track (DTS-HD 2.0), and Dutch subs which can be turned off either in flight or at the main menu.

If you're in the UK then this is less than £10, and is fulfilled by Amazon. It's eligible for Prime, hence you can get it the next day.

All in all this was a great spot, well priced and conveniently supplied, and most importantly isn't too shabby!
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It IS region-free. Had no problem playing the disc as I switched between regions.
THANK YOU! I love watching John Hughes movies around holiday season and this one has been out of the rotation since I got an HDTV. It's gonna be great to see it again this year.
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Thanks buddy. Ordered.
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:59 AM   #12
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Arrived today, and will give it a spin this afternoon.
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Arrived today, and will give it a spin this afternoon.
Hope you enjoy it
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It's also a pretty decent transfer, or at least as decent as a catalogue 80s movie gets. Grain is abundant and fairly consistent, plenty of detail. Colours are natural and I didn't really detect any kind of 'interference'. Pleasantly surprised with this one.
Agree with you. A definite improvement on the DVD, but certainly room for improvement.

With it being licensed out by Hollywood, I hold hope another company can license it in another locality and chuck a bunch of extras on there. Could you imagine an hour long documentary about Candy's career?
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Agree with you. A definite improvement on the DVD, but certainly room for improvement.

With it being licensed out by Hollywood, I hold hope another company can license it in another locality and chuck a bunch of extras on there. Could you imagine an hour long documentary about Candy's career?
Agree, definitely room for improvement, but it's certainly a much better effort than Weird Science for example. just pleased that it's not been DNR'd to death. A nice array of extras would certainly be appreciated. Hopefully we'd get some on any eventual US/UK release!
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I received mine today and must say at first I thought we'd all been duped into buying a pirate copy. The cover has to be the worst I own.

But spinning through the disc I was very pleased with what I saw. Just the textures of Chet's jumpers were enough to make me look forward to sitting down and watching the rest of the film again.

And anyone who disagrees can go and find themselves a spin cycle.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:30 PM   #17
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Was pleasantly surprised at how much better this looks over the DVD counterparts.

I currently have the " The John Candy Comedy Favorites Collection", on DVD.

I had the non-Anamorphic DVD...I played both DVD transfers side by side on a computer, and noticed quite a bit difference in image quality ( in addition to one being Anamorphic ) between the two. The John candy collection transfer was much cleaner.

This movie finally looks and sounds great on Bluray...thanks in part to HD Master audio. Ya, sure, there's room for improvement, but not by much. Grain is present, but well reserved, and in no way impedes on detail.

Recommended
transfer....B+
Sound......A-
Extras......F

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Old 07-08-2015, 11:46 AM   #18
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Just received and watched last night.

I see what you guys mean about the cover. Ouch.

I did come up with a cool solution though. I trimmed the bottom of the old DVD cover and used a spare blu ray case with a 14mm spine so it matches and now have a presentable looking Great Outdoors blu-ray (See Images)

PQ and AQ wise I was very pleased. Gone is the oppressive letter boxing of the DVD that occupied nearly two thirds of the screen. The more serious print damage is no longer apparent (some still remains - pops, flecks etc) but much improved over the DVD. Heavy but tidy looking grain and no obvious signs of digital tampering. Greater detail, overall clarity and a lossless soundtrack.

I'm glad to have this in my collection finally. Now…. bring on Who's Harry Crumb!
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