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Once Upon A Time In America

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•Historian Commentary
•Making-Of Documentary


I am saying it now so I dont have to say it later: It should have been two discs
post #2 of 134
Thrilled with this announcement.

But please, Warner, for goodness sake don't cram this film on one disc like Hamlet.

I can remember this film having quite a distinctive grain-pattern - grainy film + VC-1 + 229 mins. of film + extras + all on one disc = disgrace.

Ah, who am I kidding, that's exactly what will happen.
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Sorry Warner, but this Blu-ray Player Owner wants Once Upon A Time in the West...
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Originally Posted by Damnationdoormat View Post

Sorry Warner, but this Blu-ray Player Owner wants Once Upon A Time in the West...

I want them both
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

I want them both

Amen to that.

I noticed OUATIA is 229 minutes.
I remember it as being long, but nearly 4 hours?!?!?
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Amen to that.

I noticed OUATIA is 229 minutes.
I remember it as being long, but nearly 4 hours?!?!?

And that is cut down like West
post #7 of 134
Very cool news. But it looks like they're gonna jam a 4 hour movie on a single BD again.

A bit disappointed they couldn't do something more with the extras. The 2-disc SE was very light and this doesn't appear to add anything to that. A commentary with Sir Christopher Frayling would've been awesome as he has a commentary on every other Leone film.
post #8 of 134
Interesting to read the "how horrible it's on one disc" comments as a contrast to the "dammit! I DEMAND the LOTR EEs on one disc!" comments.
post #9 of 134
Hopefully it is not on 37gb like Hamlet.
post #10 of 134
I want a little more info on exactly what's included, but this is a big must-get for me. Possibly buy-on-sight, unless they Spartacus the thing.
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"Buy the Blu-ray Every New Blu-ray Player Owner Wants" is kind of an awkward tagline.
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If they can release 2hour movies on BD25 they can release 4h movies on BD50.
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Originally Posted by Damnationdoormat View Post

Sorry Warner, but this Blu-ray Player Owner wants Once Upon A Time in the West...

That is one of my all time favorite movies. I can't wait for that release. IMO, the best western hands down.
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Originally Posted by RobertR View Post

Interesting to read the "how horrible it's on one disc" comments as a contrast to the "dammit! I DEMAND the LOTR EEs on one disc!" comments.

Can't Blu-ray hold around 4 hrs on one disk with decent bitrate as long as there isn't any extras?
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A 4-hour movie, a minimum of 7GB wasted, 5-8 dubs, full 16:9 AR... I can almost picture the mushiness.

You'd think a movie like this would get a more elaborate edition, but despite the acclaim I'm guessing it's never been a huge seller. I just hope it's a new transfer, as the rest of the release makes it look like a port of the previous DVD, and that transfer must be pushing 8 years by now.
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If you packed the disc you can get over 27Mbps average for 4 hours. Of course this is Warner so it will be half that.

I have seen excellent movies that peaked at 27 so we would be fine with lower bitrate as avarage.

Its the quality of the master that effects the PQ more then anything.
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A 4-hour movie, a minimum of 7GB wasted, 5-8 dubs, full 16:9 AR... I can almost picture the mushiness.

You'd think a movie like this would get a more elaborate edition, but despite the acclaim I'm guessing it's never been a huge seller. I just hope it's a new transfer, as the rest of the release makes it look like a port of the previous DVD, and that transfer must be pushing 8 years by now.

I agree, LOTR needs a remaster. People say a true remaster can't be done, because of the D.I. and special effects, but I don't believe that. Though, if it's true that a remaster is not possible, well I guess I'll never have LOTR on Blu-ray as the quality looks like crap.
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Originally Posted by giantchicken View Post

"buy the blu-ray every new blu-ray player owner wants" is kind of an awkward tagline.

+1
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Originally Posted by Damnationdoormat View Post

Sorry Warner, but this Blu-ray Player Owner wants Once Upon A Time in the West...

Yeah, I had gotten so excited until I read "America"... now I am just depressed .
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Originally Posted by RobertR View Post

Interesting to read the "how horrible it's on one disc" comments as a contrast to the "dammit! I DEMAND the LOTR EEs on one disc!" comments.

LOL!
Ain't that the truth....


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Originally Posted by benes View Post

If you packed the disc you can get over 27Mbps average for 4 hours. Of course this is Warner so it will be half that.

+1
How I love WB....
post #21 of 134
god all the negative comments are sickening.
the other major studios don't even release 1/20th as many catalogs as warner and some people are going to complain before the damn thing even comes out.
I mean gimme a f%#^ckin break.
just pathetic.
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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

Its the quality of the master that effects the PQ more then anything.

in this case here, its rather warner that effects the PQ more than anything.
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Originally Posted by emgesp View Post

That is one of my all time favorite movies. I can't wait for that release. IMO, the best western hands down.

Once Upon a Time in the West
Rumour is Jan. 2011, a euro site has it listed for that release date.
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Originally Posted by PRO-630HD View Post

Once Upon a Time in the West
Rumour is Jan. 2011, a euro site has it listed for that release date.

The best part is that they did a restoration in 2007/2008. I thought the 2003 DVD release looked amazing, so I can't wait to see the new restoration.
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Originally Posted by Thunderbolt8 View Post

in this case here, its rather warner that effects the PQ more than anything.

Sure because they provide the master. It more comes down to if they make a new master or not (2007/2008 sounds OK).
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Originally Posted by emgesp View Post

The best part is that they did a restoration in 2007/2008

I saw an HD broadcast a couple of years ago and was just floored by the video quality.
post #27 of 134
I was going to buy this today but I'll wait a few days and see if anyone has any good news about the PQ.
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That looks pretty crummy to my eye
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This is bull$h!+ when they are obviously using an 8 year old master! I love Leone's work but this looks on par with TGTBTU. With a bitrate of 15 mbps maybe this is proof that a 4 hour movie should be put on 2 discs.
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