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Niagara is another one of those times when one sees why Technicolor was referred to as better than reality.This is actually a pretty good film with a fantastic looking Blu Ray image. The detail is very good, very clean looking presentation but the color is incredible. Monroe plays a not too nice girl in this one but she is no less easy on the eyes.

If you like older films I think you owe yourself a buy here.

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Thanks Art, I'm adding it to my list smile.gif

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Agreed, this disc looks pretty stunning (fantastic colors and very good definition, even though there are some minor digital artifacts here and there). The film itself has aged well. And to call Marilyn "easy on the eyes" in this movie is a gross understatement. wink.gif
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who put out this disc?

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This is possibly the finest Technicolor transfer on Blu-ray. Niagara looks absolutely stunning. Fox gave it a top-shelf treatment. An obvious investment was made into bringing out the best possible resolution and saturated color. Someone in a position to throw money around at Twentieth Century Fox must deeply love Marilyn Monroe's films.

It had to have been recently mastered at 4K, given the resulting picture quality. Complete 1080P screenshots for your perusal:

http://www.doblu.com/2013/08/07/niagara-review/

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This is possibly the finest Technicolor transfer on Blu-ray. Niagara looks absolutely stunning. Fox gave it a top-shelf treatment. An obvious investment was made into bringing out the best possible resolution and saturated color. Someone in a position to throw money around at Twentieth Century Fox must deeply love Marilyn Monroe's films.

It had to have been recently mastered at 4K, given the resulting picture quality. Complete 1080P screenshots for your perusal:

http://www.doblu.com/2013/08/07/niagara-review/
Was more $$$ spent on this title?!?!
Where did you get that info from???

My guess is the "Niagara" master wasn't used/abused as much some of the other Marilyn titles; let alone other Fox Technicolor titles that have been released on BD & that the original photography was superior (comparatively speaking).

Super glad your sooooo pleased w/this release, re-motivated too pick it up soon as well!
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This is possibly the finest Technicolor transfer on Blu-ray. Niagara looks absolutely stunning. Fox gave it a top-shelf treatment. An obvious investment was made into bringing out the best possible resolution and saturated color. Someone in a position to throw money around at Twentieth Century Fox must deeply love Marilyn Monroe's films.

It had to have been recently mastered at 4K, given the resulting picture quality. Complete 1080P screenshots for your perusal:

http://www.doblu.com/2013/08/07/niagara-review/

it sure looks good from those screen caps... but have you seen Leave her to Heaven?

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This is possibly the finest Technicolor transfer on Blu-ray. Niagara looks absolutely stunning. Fox gave it a top-shelf treatment. An obvious investment was made into bringing out the best possible resolution and saturated color. Someone in a position to throw money around at Twentieth Century Fox must deeply love Marilyn Monroe's films.

It had to have been recently mastered at 4K, given the resulting picture quality. Complete 1080P screenshots for your perusal:

http://www.doblu.com/2013/08/07/niagara-review/

it sure looks good from those screen caps... but have you seen Leave her to Heaven?
Leave Her To Heaven's transfer on Blu-ray was struck from safety elements and isn't in the same league as Niagara's BD. Niagara's original film elements appear to have survived the loss of many Technicolor film elements in the 1970s. It has a state-of-the-art film restoration. Fox really went above and beyond the call of duty. Fox doesn't treat all their properties this way, Bus Stop's recent release has a dated transfer with mild problems.

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If you like Niagara, you'll love Shane.
Absolutely stunning.

 

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If you like Niagara, you'll love Shane.
Absolutely stunning.
Shane is in my deep pile of unwatched Blu-rays. I will get a look at it, sooner or later.redface.gif

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Why wait?
It's gotta be better than at least 3/4 of your unwatched discs wink.gif

 

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Niagara is another one of those times when one sees why Technicolor was referred to as better than reality.This is actually a pretty good film with a fantastic looking Blu Ray image. The detail is very good, very clean looking presentation but the color is incredible. Monroe plays a not too nice girl in this one but she is no less easy on the eyes.

If you like older films I think you owe yourself a buy here.

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