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Yes another war classic coming out on BD.

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...r_Blu-ray/7299
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Finally! Been waiting for this one. Classic film with amazing footage.

Hope this one doesn't hit the DNR fan.

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Yes, let's hope the studio shows it some love.
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I have it, its very far from anything dnr, looks good but very much grain in some scenes! Its been out in sweden at least a couple of months.
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Good to hear! I would except a fair bit of grain especially in the actual footage.
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I have the Japanese version. Looks like a 70's vintage film in style etc.

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I have the Japanese version. Looks like a 70's vintage film in style etc.

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And that is all one can ask for. I have the UK import and think it looks excellent.

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And that is all one can ask for. I have the UK import and think it looks excellent.

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I love classic movies especially war movies but this one is incredibly boring. In fact, I think you could rename it, Bora, Bora, Bora.
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While it certainly isn't up to today's standard of including a pointless love story or other worthless fiction it is accepted as the most factional account of the events of Pearl Harbor.
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While it certainly isn't up to today's standard of including a pointless love story or other worthless fiction it is accepted as the most factional account of the events of Pearl Harbor.

Yep.
Saw this when first released. Became an instant favorite.
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I love classic movies especially war movies but this one is incredibly boring. In fact, I think you could rename it, Bora, Bora, Bora.

I can see why you'd feel that way. TTT is pretty close to a documentry. As opposed the typical war film, such as Midway, that contains human interest stories. In TTT the story is the event, as opposed to character development and interaction. Which you prefer is a personal choice.

Even if you find TTT boring, Michael Bay's effort doesn't even rise to the level of a misfire.
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Even if you find TTT boring, Michael Bay's effort doesn't even rise to the level of a misfire.

Yeah, butt its got that too-cool-for-school POV of the bomb dropping!


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Bora, Bora, Bora.

When those planes leave the decks too kill unsuspecting Americans...
I wouldn't say that I was bored.

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I have the UK Blu-ray, and the transfer is excellent. Great detail and color saturation. Looks like a classic film, as it should.

My dad got it for me for Christmas. Having never seen it before, I found it anything but boring. It's slow-paced throughout most of the film, to be sure, but the tension leading up to the attack builds nicely, and the amount of action during the attack itself surprised me. Watching real stuntmen running away from real planes sliding down the runway as they burst into flames and exploded was amazing. They simply don't make them like this anymore.
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I can see why you'd feel that way. TTT is pretty close to a documentry. As opposed the typical war film, such as Midway, that contains human interest stories. In TTT the story is the event, as opposed to character development and interaction. Which you prefer is a personal choice.

Even if you find TTT boring, Michael Bay's effort doesn't even rise to the level of a misfire.

No one is going to argue with that statement!
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I have the UK Blu-ray, and the transfer is excellent. Great detail and color saturation. Looks like a classic film, as it should.

I found it anything but boring. It's slow-paced throughout most of the film, to be sure, but the tension leading up to the attack builds nicely, and the amount of action during the attack itself surprised me. Watching real stuntmen running away from real planes sliding down the runway as they burst into flames and exploded was amazing. They simply don't make them like this anymore.

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TTT has a level of suspense that can rarely be achieved with a film where you know the ending. It's the kind of flick you hold your breath in and only realize once it ends you were not breathing.

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TTT is a great movie that does have allot of suspence.It is a movie with great acting on both sides.Pearl Harbor should have took note of how it played out instead of all the crap love story triangle.PH attack scene's were quite good but over processed for my eyes.The true story needed no help from writers trying to add love drama.
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Pearl Harbor should have took note of how it played out instead of all the crap love story triangle.

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The true story needed no help from writers trying to add love drama.

Yeah, but tell it to the corporate bean counters who wanted "the next Titanic" in theatres yesterday, damn it!

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I can see why you'd feel that way. TTT is pretty close to a documentry. As opposed the typical war film, such as Midway, that contains human interest stories. In TTT the story is the event, as opposed to character development and interaction. Which you prefer is a personal choice.

Even if you find TTT boring, Michael Bay's effort doesn't even rise to the level of a misfire.

Funny thing - Midway (along with a bunch of other films) used plenty of TTT combat footage, which a cash-strapped Fox was no-doubt eager to sell. I've seen that main hangar explode in at least a dozen different pictures over the years.
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ANY war movie I shared with my father and that will bring back memorys of watching these with him goes automaticaly into the collection. Tora, Tora, Tora! is one of those. Waiting patently for the Blu Max, Lawrence of Arabia and Guns of Navarone to come out on Blu Ray. Can anyone tell me if Where Eagles Dare is worth the upgrade from DVD? I've heard conflicting comments.

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ANY war movie I shared with my father and that will bring back memorys of watching these with him goes automaticaly into the collection. Tora, Tora, Tora! is one of those. Waiting patently for the Blu Max, Lawrence of Arabia and Guns of Navarone to come out on Blu Ray. Can anyone tell me if Where Eagles Dare is worth the upgrade from DVD? I've heard conflicting comments.

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All my favorites! In my opinion Where Eagles Dare is worth the upgrade if you get it under $20.
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ANY war movie I shared with my father and that will bring back memorys of watching these with him goes automaticaly into the collection. Tora, Tora, Tora! is one of those.....

Me too....my dad loved this movie. He was a teenager living at Pearl when the attack came. My grandfather was in the Coast Guard. They lived high up on a mountain above town. He and dad were driving down the mountain to town when the attack started. Grandpa took daddy home and gave grandma a pistol under the assumption that an invasion would follow. Then grandpa went down to Pearl and dad said he didn't come home for a week.

Dad took me and my sister to the film the day it came to town. I gave him the LD for Christmas back in the 90's. I want the BD.

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ANY war movie I shared with my father and that will bring back memorys of watching these with him goes automaticaly into the collection. Tora, Tora, Tora! is one of those. Waiting patently for the Blu Max, Lawrence of Arabia and Guns of Navarone to come out on Blu Ray. Can anyone tell me if Where Eagles Dare is worth the upgrade from DVD? I've heard conflicting comments.

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Agreed! Grew up watching all these and more with my Dad.
I have Where Eagles Dare in the double pack with Kelly's Heroes, although I never caught it on DVD to make a comparison it looks very good for it's age.
Blue Max is probably my fav. WWI movie so I really look forward to that!
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Finally up on amazon for pre order.
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For any one who purchased this, do you still have the sheet that was rubber-cemented to the back of the digibook? Mine was damaged, so I removed it and threw it away. I believe that sheet is the only place the catalog number appears for this Blu-ray. If someone still has it, can you please tell me what the catalog number is? It usually appears just below the UPC.
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I definitely want this in non-digibook packaging.
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So is the US the same transfer as the UK or is the US a better transfer?
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So is the US the same transfer as the UK or is the US a better transfer?

I'm betting all the European transfers are the same as the U.S. I got the Italian BD a few months back. It's not locked to B and appears to have no extras that were created for Italy. Everything on the box is all English. It comes in a regular Blu box.

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