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Just picked up 'The English Patient' on BD, one of my favorite period films. I'm not positive, but I think this has only been released in Canada. I haven't watched it yet, but the packaging indicates that it's only 1080i (although it does have DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio). Can anyone confirm or clarify this?

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Region A please.One of my favorite for the Oscar's best film of all time.
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Yet another crappy Alliance release... 1080i, almost no extras... Just like Seven or Sin City, among others... I'll wait for the Miramax US version... I hope you won't be disappointed though.
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Dammit, I got excited there for a second!

You see me reaching for my f****** wallet?!?
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Curious as to what people think about these massive changes. Anybody remember how it was? I like some of the shots and then some of them seem really strange. Not sure how I feel. Couldn't find another thread so delete if there is one.

Anyway, all this color timing business for these dramas is getting to be a bit much.

I kind of like the orange glow of some of the shots though.

The airplane shot is insanely different. Not sure about that one.

The rocks in the desert look more natural to me and then some shots appear to be very manipulated like the airplane one. Must have been a scene by scene thing or something?





http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCom...ishpatient.htm
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Curious as to what people think about these massive changes. Anybody remember how it was? I like some of the shots and then some of them seem really strange. Not sure how I feel. Couldn't find another thread so delete if there is one.

Anyway, all this color timing business for these dramas is getting to be a bit much.

I kind of like the orange glow of some of the shots though.

The airplane shot is insanely different. Not sure about that one.

The rocks in the desert look more natural to me and then some shots appear to be very manipulated like the airplane one. Must have been a scene by scene thing or something?





http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCom...ishpatient.htm

I recall the theatrical print - on opening weekend no less - having a number of visible flaws, but the look of the film was a distinctly saturated amber during all the desert/flashback scenes and cooler, less-saturated hues in the monastery.

I thought the Blu-ray looked fantastic on my 92in FP setup. The lossless audio was also remarkable.
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I was pleased to note the release of the "5 Academy Award Winners" pack included this, as well as 4 other movies I didn't have on BD. Something less than $30 bucks from one of the Amazon sellers...I've got mine on the way!
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All I can think of is the Seinfeld episode when I hear this movies name . One of my favorite episodes.biggrin.gif

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Seinfeld has a green push on that link Mr. Softdome biggrin.gif

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Is this release comparable with the one reviewed at blu-ray.com?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/English-Patient-Blu-ray-Ralph-Fiennes/dp/B005EKHEI2/ref=sr_1_95?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1350131030&sr=1-95

Or to put it this way:

Is it worth buying if you like the movie and have the DVD?
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Is this release comparable with the one reviewed at blu-ray.com?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/English-Patient-Blu-ray-Ralph-Fiennes/dp/B005EKHEI2/ref=sr_1_95?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1350131030&sr=1-95

I own the UK disc but I have read the US video quality is better.
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