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One to look forward to and hope they make a good job of it.
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I'm told the special features will indeed include the 22-minute documentary, "The Noah Cross Guide to Being a Loving Parent."

Finally!
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That cover art is so good I'm wondering if it's fake or temp art.
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That cover art is so good I'm wondering if it's fake or temp art.

Genuine, it's listed as a feature:


In addition, the Blu-ray contains a slipcover with the original theatrical poster art as well as a collectible booklet with information about the film.
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nice i waited for this one for a very longtime.

goodbye DVD welcome bluray
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As much as I love this movie, I'll wait for the reviews before buying.
Paramount doesn't have a stellar record....
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yeah!!!!!cant wait to see the blu ray edition!
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Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
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Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

dnrtown maybe
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

dnrtown maybe

Excessive DNR is very bad for glass.
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Noir has been deeply under-serviced on Blu-ray so far. Hopefully this will open the floodgates.
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must buy for me! I've been waiting for this & Lawrence of Arabia.
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Genuine, it's listed as a feature:


In addition, the Blu-ray contains a slipcover with the original theatrical poster art as well as a collectible booklet with information about the film.

That's kind of hilarious.

Hopefully this isn't waiting for us underneath the slip!

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As much as I love this movie, I'll wait for the reviews before buying.
Paramount doesn't have a stellar record....

Right - those shoddy transfers of The Ten Commandments, White Christmas, and Breakfast at Tiffany's - yeah, wait for those reviews.

Unbelievable. They do three of the best transfers ever done for Blu-ray and they don't have a stellar record. Got it.
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Right - those shoddy transfers of The Ten Commandments, White Christmas, and Breakfast at Tiffany's - yeah, wait for those reviews.

Unbelievable. They do three of the best transfers ever done for Blu-ray and they don't have a stellar record. Got it.

Seriously?

Universal is the goto studio for BD?
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Right - those shoddy transfers of The Ten Commandments, White Christmas, and Breakfast at Tiffany's - yeah, wait for those reviews.

Unbelievable. They do three of the best transfers ever done for Blu-ray and they don't have a stellar record. Got it.

Three out of 500 is a poor hit rate indeed
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Three out of 500 is a poor hit rate indeed

Really? Every other Paramount release besides the three I mentioned are horrible. Really? Every one - you've seen 'em all, DVD Mike? It is to laugh.
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Really? Every other Paramount release besides the three I mentioned are horrible. Really? Every one - you've seen 'em all, DVD Mike? It is to laugh.

I own many of them and read the reviews of the rest and yep, they are second to universal on bc title abortions
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I am usually very uncomfortable using the term "abortion" to describe anything but, um, an abortion. To put a less-than-perfect video transfer in the same class as an aborted human fetus veers well into the area of gross hyperbole. But that's just me.

To the point of the general level of Paramount titles on Blu-ray, my experience is that the good far, far outnumbers the bad, or even the "less than good".

In other words, opinions vary.

Personally, I expect a stellar edition of a great American film.
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I am usually very uncomfortable using the term "abortion" to describe anything but, um, an abortion. To put a less-than-perfect video transfer in the same class as an aborted human fetus veers well into the area of gross hyperbole. But that's just me.

To the point of the general level of Paramount titles on Blu-ray, my experience is that the good far, far outnumbers the bad, or even the "less than good".

In other words, opinions vary.

Personally, I expect a stellar edition of a great American film.

Not the connotation I was going for, but ok.
If you want to expect perfection from Paramount then cool.
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I'm pretty confident this release will be fine. Paramount used to be hit and miss but their more recent releases have been really good. Hopefully they will keep the original filmed credits and the original audio mix in lossless, unlike The African Queen which had some of the most digital-looking credit re-creations I've ever seen and very low bitrate lossy audio.
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Not the connotation I was going for, but ok.
If you want to expect perfection from Paramount then cool.

Well, after The Ten Commandments, White Christmas, and Breakfast at Tiffany's, yes, I'll think positively rather than negatively. It's much more fun, but I understand negative is the order of the day on these types of boards.

Exactly how many Paramount titles does DVD Mike own, I wonder? Out of that 500 number. It's easy to make lofty pronouncements. But any studio that can take the care that they took with the three titles I mentioned will always get the benefit of the doubt with me. And other Paramounts I've seen have been okay - of course, I don't buy the stuff that doesn't interest me, and I'm sure that's a lot of what people are going on about.
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When did I say I owned them all? my collection is my my signature plain to see no hiding.
And its not negativity its realism, its a case of prove me wrong Paramount! with their bc titles bar like 10 or so are DNR covered to various levels

Top Gun
Beverly Hills Cop
Star Trek Film series
Zulu
The Italian Job both versions
Black Rain
Face Off
Untouchables
Jack Ryan series
K19
The Truman Show
Grease
True Grit
South Park bigger longer uncut
Saturday night fever

Just off the top of my head


Yeah Paramount rock...
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I sure as hell hope Paramount doesn't rub Grease and Grit on this transfer!
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Braveheart
Gladiator
Saving Private Ryan
Minority Report
The African Queen
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Braveheart
Gladiator
Saving Private Ryan
Minority Report
The African Queen

Braveheart's transfer was Fox, same with minority report.
SPR and Gladiator had director involvement due to Paramount not being trusted to do it alone
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I am usually very uncomfortable using the term "abortion" to describe anything but, um, an abortion. To put a less-than-perfect video transfer in the same class as an aborted human fetus veers well into the area of gross hyperbole. But that's just me.

To the point of the general level of Paramount titles on Blu-ray, my experience is that the good far, far outnumbers the bad, or even the "less than good".

In other words, opinions vary.

Personally, I expect a stellar edition of a great American film.

Hope would be a better word. Should not take any title for granted, look how poor the supposedly 'perfect' Disney's release of Good Morning Vietnam is.

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Originally Posted by haineshisway View Post

Well, after The Ten Commandments, White Christmas, and Breakfast at Tiffany's, yes, I'll think positively rather than negatively. It's much more fun, but I understand negative is the order of the day on these types of boards.

Exactly how many Paramount titles does DVD Mike own, I wonder? Out of that 500 number. It's easy to make lofty pronouncements. But any studio that can take the care that they took with the three titles I mentioned will always get the benefit of the doubt with me.

White Christmas has black line EE all over it, not thick but it's there. Overall it has mild processed look and handly what I would call 'taken care of' that much.
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Originally Posted by LordAwesome View Post

Braveheart
Gladiator
Saving Private Ryan
Minority Report

The African Queen

All Dreamworks titles, that are simply distributed by Paramount.

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Braveheart's transfer was Fox, same with minority report.

Not in the US.
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

All Dreamworks titles, that are simply distributed by Paramount.

Not in the US.

Transfer, not release
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