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post #151 of 158
I watched Shack Out on 101 last night, it looked pretty incredible. Great looking blacks and shadow detail, clean for the most clarity was wonderful.

Art
post #152 of 158
That's great to hear.

The two characters lifting weights is pretty funny compared to today.

Tom
post #153 of 158
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That's great to hear.

The two characters lifting weights is pretty funny compared to today.

Tom

Yea, honestly it seemed like a little three stooges thrown in.

Art
post #154 of 158
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I finally got around to watching Off Limits (actual title is Military Police), the pq was quite film-like although I could spot the some EE. As far as the story while entertaining and funny it had a suspension of disbelief problem, namely believing Bob and Mickey could be MPs, that Mickey could box and that shouting blow-by-blow instructions would work since the other boxer could hear it too.


Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway:
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Witchboard-2-The-Devils-Doorway-Blu-ray/66698/#Review

The images look well detail but the film grain has a rather artifact look to it, overall the color grading is nice although I suspect the production used tv like lighting at times.
post #155 of 158
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2014 Olive releases which I shamelessly swiped from the other site:

Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Comedy/Drama.
Adventures of Captain Fabian (1951). Adventure.
Man of Conquest (1939). Epic Historical Drama/Western.
The Private Life of Bel Ami (1947). Drama.
Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945). Film Noir.
Track the Man Down (1955) Film Noir.
A Black Veil For Lisa (1968). Gialo Horror.
The Eternal Sea (1955). War Drama.
Hell's Five Hours (1958). Film Noir.
No Man's Woman (1955). Film Noir.
The Quiet Gun (1957). Western.
Stranger at My Door (1956). Western.
Flying Disc Man From Mars (1950). Serial/Science Fiction.
The Invisible Monster (1950). Serial/Horror.
The Beat Generation (1959). Crime Drama/Rock-N-Roll.
The Big Operator (1959). Crime Drama/Rock-N-Roll.
The Shanghai Story (1954). Film Noir.
The Weapon (1956). Thriller.
Woman They Almost Lynched (1953). Western.
The Pawnbroker (1964) Drama.
Stanger on the Prowl (1952) Drama.
World For Ransom (1954) Film Noir.

Film Noir fans should be happy and as far as I know no old Serial content as been released on BD before. Although the serials I really want are the Laurel & Hardy and 3 Stooges serials which I am sure Olive would release if they had the rights.
post #156 of 158
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Olive Films has resumed releasing (Paramount) catalog titles, has there been a slight price increase? They use to be $25 CAD and now are $26.50, guess my hope they would price drop prices like Criterion did has been dashed. Admittedly I bought most of my Olives during a xmas half off sale.

Bang! Bang! You're Dead!:
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Bang-Bang-Youre-Dead-Blu-ray/81680/#Review

The images appear promising with the usual film like look of the post 80's Paramount titles have from Olive. Hard to spot any artifacts, some caps look quite impressive and the grading is pleasing to me except for two images that look a bit odd color wise. Off to a good start I think.
post #157 of 158
They usually don't provide state-of-the-art transfers but Olive Films has put out films I don't think any other distributor would touch on Blu-ray. I recently watched their High Noon and thought it turned out okay, despite some digital processing.
post #158 of 158
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They usually don't provide state-of-the-art transfers but Olive Films has put out films I don't think any other distributor would touch on Blu-ray. I recently watched their High Noon and thought it turned out okay, despite some digital processing.

I think that was one of Olive's early releases, some were complaining it had quite noticeable EE which I have yet to notice in others except for a little in Boeing Boeing (also an early release) when I watched it. Criterion is the only independent I know of that does occasional new state-of-the-art transfers themselves although I got the 'Big Combo' which Olive did do the scan of but I have yet to watch it.
The 'Magic Christian' had great pq and excellent color grading, I loved how it looked so much like a film. Some may say it is not 'clean' but that added to the feel to me.
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