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The Right Stuff - 30th Anniversary Edition

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Chronicling the exciting early years of the United States' race to conquer the final frontier, and the daredevil test pilots who ultimately became the first Americans in space, The Right Stuff begins as America is pondering its future and looking to the skies. And intrepid test pilot Chuck Yeager (Shepard) and the seven pioneering astronauts of the Project Mercury space program are the ones the country looks to. Kaufman scripts and directs, pushing the envelope with a filmmaking bravado that matches this soaring story of training, heroism and of sudden fame for which there is no training.

Supplements:
The Journey and the Mission: Scene-Specific Commentaries with Director/Screenwriter Philip Kaufman, Cast and Crew Members
Additional Scenes
John Glenn: American Hero (1988 PBS Documentary)
Realizing the Right Stuff
T-20 Years and Counting
The Real Men with the Right Stuff
Theatrical Trailer
Premium 40-Page DigiBook Packaging

Disc 1: Film (BD50)
Disc 2: Bonus.
Dolby TrueHD.






.....AT LAST!!!!! cool.gifcool.gifcool.gif
post #2 of 112
Such a great movie. Don't mess it up!
post #3 of 112
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Originally Posted by nathanddrews View Post

Such a great movie. Don't mess it up!

Agreed.

At least it's Warner, so there's a chance it will be good. If it were Universal, well... you already know.
post #4 of 112
Woo-hoo!...One of my top ten favorite movies!
post #5 of 112
I love this movie!

Please don't get scrubbed! frown.gif Hope it's got some nice, high frequency grain. smile.gif
post #6 of 112
FINALLY they're getting around to this release?
Sheesh, talk about taking their sweet a$$ time....rolleyes.gif
post #7 of 112
That is a good looking Digibook. Instant purchase.
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

FINALLY they're getting around to this release?
Sheesh, talk about taking their sweet a$$ time....rolleyes.gif

Yeah really.

Not to steer the subject of discussion but does anyone else feel like catalog releases in general have slowed WAY down the past couple years? Not a trend I am happy with.
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Yeah really.

Not to steer the subject of discussion but does anyone else feel like catalog releases in general have slowed WAY down the past couple years? Not a trend I am happy with.
Yeah, I noticed that too.
There are tons of stuff still not on shelves.mad.gif
post #10 of 112
You'd think that any movie with Oscar wins or nominations would be first out the door. Or in order of net profit. Releases seem to defy all logic.
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Yeah really.

Not to steer the subject of discussion but does anyone else feel like catalog releases in general have slowed WAY down the past couple years? Not a trend I am happy with.

Work is being done to release many catalog titles, but it's a slow and painful process because it takes time to transfer and re-master films that haven't been touched in over a decade. DVD catalog releases were largely reliant upon VHS/laserdisc masters for years and Blu-Ray was reliant on HD masters done in the 90's if they were lucky. WB and other studios are working around the clock to get catalog titles ready for Blu and 4K, with many receiving 4K scans that will later be re-visted for 4K mastering.
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I love that the film makers took a tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek approach to this subject. It plays more like a dramedy and actually works! A real classic gem.
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

I love that the film makers took a tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek approach to this subject. It plays more like a dramedy and actually works! A real classic gem.
I seem to remember that Walter Cronkite hated the film, apparently because it took a less-than-reverent attitude towards the whole endeavor, including its portrayal of the news media in particular.
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Originally Posted by RobertR View Post

I seem to remember that Walter Cronkite hated the film, apparently because it took a less-than-reverent attitude towards the whole endeavor, including its portrayal of the news media in particular.

That was the point of the whole thing, and one of its triumphs, that it pulled back the layer of media gloss and mythologizing to reveal the real men and women behind the space program, which only makes what they did all the more heroic.
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Originally Posted by batutta View Post

That was the point of the whole thing, and one of its triumphs, that it pulled back the layer of media gloss and mythologizing to reveal the real men and women behind the space program, which only makes what they did all the more heroic.
Exactly.
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post



Not to steer the subject of discussion but does anyone else feel like catalog releases in general have slowed WAY down the past couple years? Not a trend I am happy with.

My sense is that catalog releases have increased dramatically in the past couple of years. It's a trend I'm delighted with.
post #17 of 112
This is great news! The Right Stuff is one my all time favorites. Bill Conti's score is fantastic and Levon Helm was the perfect choice to provide the ending narration.
post #18 of 112
F'in-A Bubba.
post #19 of 112
I just remembered we have to keep waiting until November.

post #20 of 112
I shall buy this! But only when a non-digibook release exists, which will probably take six months to a year. I can't stand digibook releases. Maybe WalMart will have a non-digibook exclusive.
post #21 of 112
My subwoofer has been waiting years for this to come out in BD. Nice!
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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

My subwoofer has been waiting years for this to come out in BD. Nice!

It's not going to touch a modern digital soundtrack for bass content... unless they remixed the original soundtrack, that is.
post #23 of 112
One of my favorite movies. I had the P&S then WS LDs, the fipper DVD (one of my first purchases) I didn't bother with the DE DVD so I'm really looking forward to the Blu-ray. Being Warner it should be worth the wait.
FWIW, Trevor.
post #24 of 112
Dvd beaver has a review and screencaps. Looks great to my eyes--

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_60/the_right_stuff_blu-ray.htm
post #25 of 112
Dolby TrueHD, eh? Looks like they've been sitting on this disc master for a while. Hopefully, the DVD Beaver shots are accurate... that site is not known for the best screen caps.
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Dolby TrueHD, eh? Looks like they've been sitting on this disc master for a while.
I think you're right.

FWIW, the DVDbeaver review isn't ecstatic about the AV quality of this release.
post #27 of 112
Thread Starter 
What's up with WB's menus these days anyway? Compared to the other studios they seem pretty dull.
post #28 of 112
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Dolby TrueHD, eh? Looks like they've been sitting on this disc master for a while.

It's Dolby TrueHD with Dolby's new 96k upsampling process (which DTS doesn't offer). This is the first Hollywood feature film to get this treatment.

At least in terms of audio, it's a new master.
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

the DVDbeaver review isn't ecstatic about the AV quality of this release.

They made the point it probably looks as good as the original material would allow, compared to a modern film. From what I can tell of the screen caps, it has a softness that was inherent to the photography. I'm happy they didn't try and sharpen it or do any other digital tomfoolery to 'improve' the image.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

It's Dolby TrueHD with Dolby's new 96k upsampling process (which DTS doesn't offer). This is the first Hollywood feature film to get this treatment.

At least in terms of audio, it's a new master.

Hmmm.... why not just take the original analog masters and re-master the dang thing in 24 bit/96 kHz PCM and then encode it on the disc as either 24/96 Dolby TrueHD or 24/96 DTS Master Audio? It's in the Blu-ray specs at up to 8 channels and up to 6 in 24/192. The 96 kHz upsampling from 48 kHz really isn't going to do a blessed thing and even if it did help a little bit you need a new processor that handles TrueHD upsampling.
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