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post #2491 of 2506 Old 06-05-2014, 09:23 AM
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Remind me to pick up Thief on their next sale.

a wonderful movie... old school! the textures are clean and the blacks are BLACK!


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It appears the summer criterion sale at Barnes and Noble is underway. 50% off, etc.


At first glance I don't see all that much I am drawn to. But I am sure to be taking more than one glance.

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Already ordered Scanners, Hidden Fotress and 39 steps

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The local Costco actually had a number of criterion Blus and combos for 19.99: Seven Samurai (the only real deal), Frances Ha, the British Hitchcocks, some Wes Andersons, The Great Dictator, and a few others.

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Picked up the Beatles film, Judex, The Hidden Fortress, The Freshman, and the Late Ray Eclipse set (lotsa good content in those Eclipse sets, DVD transfers-usually quite good-notwithstanding.)

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Picked up Red River and Nashville. Looking forward to Scanners release next week.
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I haven't gone back thru this thread so I don't know if it has been mentioned but if you subscribe to Hulu Plus they have a deal with Criterion where a big chunk of their catalogue is available for streaming. Watched The Great Beauty last week and the picture and sound quality were excellent.
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This is a Criterion goes blu thread... not a criterion goes hulu thread.
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This is a Criterion goes blu thread... not a criterion goes hulu thread.
Bluhulu?
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Current Barnes & Noble 50% off Criterion Blu Rays lasts until Dec 1st. I'm glad I checked, cause Santa's gonna bring me some titles from my wish list.

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Current Barnes & Noble 50% off Criterion Blu Rays lasts until Dec 1st. I'm glad I checked, cause Santa's gonna bring me some titles from my wish list.

I got everything I wanted last 50% sale... they need more reconditioned titles asap.
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I got the notification email on Tuesday, 11/10/15 that the B&N Criterion 50% off sale is in effect!
I'm looking to buy Thief, Postwar Kurosawa and Mulholland Dr. this go around.

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Another example of what was claimed as nothing wrong with it, the old BD release turned out to be indeed botched:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Gr...//#Screenshots

If you look at the image with Hoffman in the pool, the cloth and the mat he is on now has fine detail while in the older release they looked like mush.

In some shots the film grain has an odd vertical appearance but a minor quibble. Hope caps-a-holic features this new release.
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This better shows off the big improvement with the Graduate: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-r...te_blu-ray.htm
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Another example of what was claimed as nothing wrong with it, the old BD release turned out to be indeed botched:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Gr...//#Screenshots

If you look at the image with Hoffman in the pool, the cloth and the mat he is on now has fine detail while in the older release they looked like mush.

In some shots the film grain has an odd vertical appearance but a minor quibble. Hope caps-a-holic features this new release.
I am somewhere in the middle. While one can enjoy the blue color, it also seems to screw up the whites with a blue tint. However, there is no question there is also a dull green look that messes with the original flesh tones. While I see nice improvements in the new version, I can't hep but feel they took it a little too far.
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