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I saw that Amazon is carrying "The Mission" (1986) on Blu-ray.

This is one of the main films that I have been looking forward to seeing on Blu-ray, and I was wondering if anybody has had a chance to watch it yet.
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Have you seen the review over at Blu-ray.com? I was going to buy one myself but decided to wait for Apocalypse Now.
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I watced it and to my eyes this is DNR city. I was expecting a heavy dose of grain but there was very little to none. The transfer reminded me of the recent release of Hamlet.

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Blu-ray.com is giving it 3.5/5 for AV.
I think I'll bite.
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always was a soft movie...one of my favs, this slipped by me somehow

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I watced it and to my eyes this is DNR city. I was expecting a heavy dose of grain but there was very little to none. The transfer reminded me of the recent release of Hamlet.

Not seeing this at all. There's a good amount of grain and solid detail, but like always it's hurt a bit by the VC-1 encode.
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This transfer is absolutely not DNR city. It's one of the best Warner catalog titles I have seen so far. If there was any filtering it was a quality job. This looked clean, detailed, sharp, film like. No softness at all beyond what's inherent to the original photography. High bitrate. Likely from the camera negative. Much better than I expected. If all Warner catalog title were like this Warner would be one of my top 3 studios.
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I bought it on release. Haven't seen the whole thing yet ... but I did screen a fair amount of it. It looked just fine to me. Nice detail, no DNR, no EE ... at least to my eyes it looked just great.

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Just revisited this release in reviewing the Italian blu-ray and I have to agree; this is easily one of Warner's finest catalog titles.

Great detail and no signs of DNR/EE. There's some anamorphic distortion, but it looks positively stunning at times.

Very interesting film too, definitely worth a shot if you haven't watched it yet.

Posted some screenshots here.
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That looks pretty good, thanks for the caps.

Will probably buy it when it's around $10. It's a beautiful movie, but the final act completely ruins it for me.
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Mission+...sion&lp=1&cp=1

The $19.99 price next week will do me instead of just renting it.
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Warner, I would just like to thank you for leaving almost 20GB off the disc so as to make the film even more filmlike and closer to its gigantic lossless counterpart. God forbid we have a Warner film approaching the Bluray maximum video rate. You guys are the best. Keep up the great work!

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Warner, I would just like to thank you for leaving almost 20GB off the disc so as to make the film even more filmlike and closer to its gigantic lossless counterpart. God forbid we have a Warner film approaching the Bluray maximum video rate. You guys are the best. Keep up the great work!

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Do you ever post anything other than bit-rate rants? This is a wonderful looking release.
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This film is wonderful. What are you talking about? I love Warner releases.
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That looks pretty good, thanks for the caps.

Will probably buy it when it's around $10. It's a beautiful movie, but the final act completely ruins it for me.

The final act is essential to the story. What did you expect? A happy end?
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The final act is essential to the story. What did you expect? A happy end?

Why spoil the ending?
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The final act is essential to the story. What did you expect? A happy end?

I was referring not to the story, but rather the execution. They went completely out of their depth in the final part, and instead of being dramatic, it felt creaky, clunky, poorly directed, overly long and just incongruous with the rest of the film.
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I was referring not to the story, but rather the execution. They went completely out of their depth in the final part, and instead of being dramatic, it felt creaky, clunky, poorly directed, overly long and just incongruous with the rest of the film.

Have to disagree. Worked well for me.
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have to disagree. Worked well for me.

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Cannot find this at my local BV store or B&M resources in my area so guess I'll have to order it. I'm busy with Inception at the moment anyway.
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