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The Shining [Import]
The Shining [Import]
Dvd ~ Jack Nicholson
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 14.02

5.0 out of 5 stars THE DEFINITIVE VERSION TO BUY - BLU RAY IMPORT, 18 Aug 2014
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This review is from: The Shining [Import] (Blu-ray)
THE DEFINITIVE VERSION TO OWN - BLU RAY IMPORT

This is the definitive version to own on blu ray. it's region free so plays on UK machines and bosts a rich detailed and sharp full widescreen 16:9 picture with excellent DTS HD Master 5.1 suround sound. But what makes this version so special is that its half an hour longer than the versions previously seen and released in the UK both theatrically and on blu ray/DVD. You now get a fuller back story of what "the shining" actually is and how Jack Nicholson's character is wound up in it. You also get more creepy scenes at the hotel and a whole sequence when Danny is visited by a doctor who asks him about his gift. If you're looking to buy this movie....buy this version


Railway Children - 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]
Railway Children - 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Dinah Sheridan
Price: 11.78

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best children's films ever made and over 40 years later ..., 4 Aug 2014
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One of the best children's films ever made and over 40 years later is till magical. Jenny Agutter is wonderful in the lead and a 21 year old Sally Thomset is totally believable as an 11 year old. Bernard Cribbins and Dinah Sherridan also are excellent. So what of the blu ray disc. It looks wonderfully sharp and filmic with no grain and a ralistic colour palette. The sound (though listed on the box as stereo) is Mono but is till rich. Mind you this film would not have benefiteed from 5,1 surround anyway, so it's not a great loss. All in all, a recommended purchase for those who love the film and the best looking version of the film


Gigi [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]
Gigi [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Leslie Caron
Offered by Moref Designs
Price: 13.52

4.0 out of 5 stars There is the odd scene when focus is a tad soft (the scenes at Maxim's) but on the whole this is the best looking version of the, 27 July 2014
This American import is region free so will play on UK Blu Ray machines. It is a solid print with deep coloura and for the most part sharp and detailed with slight film grain (that doesn't detract at all from the viewing experience, There is the odd scene when focus is a tad soft (the scenes at Maxim's) but on the whole this is the best looking version of the film to date. The sound is 5.1 Dolby and also full of detail but whilst there is a surround presence, the sound (although wide) is front biased). There are good extras including a French non-musical version of the film in black and white from 1946.


Evita: 15th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1996] [US Import]
Evita: 15th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1996] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Madonna
Offered by marvelio-uk
Price: 9.42

5.0 out of 5 stars MADONNA - THE FIRST LADY! Region Free USA Import Blu Ray, 25 July 2014
MADONNA - THE FIRST LADY! Region Free USA Import Blu Ray

It is such a crime that Madonna was denied an Oscar win (or even a nomination) for this movie as she is the WHOLE movie. She did win best Actress Golden Globe so at least her peers realised what we all did at the time...That she gives a memorable and poignant performance as Eva Peron. Antonio Banderas also acquits himself very well.

This is the American Blu Ray (as it's not avaiable here in England) but it's region free so WILL play on UK Blu Ray machines. The picture is excellent, detailed and colourful (and better than the print currently showing on Sky movies HD) as is the 5.1 DTS HD soundtrack. And a MAJOR improvement on any UK DVD release so far. Highly recommended.


Gypsy [Blu-ray] [1962] [US Import]
Gypsy [Blu-ray] [1962] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Rosalind Russell
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: 16.40

5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BLU RAY IS THE DEFINITIVE VERSION TO OWN, 6 May 2014
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Don't waste your cash on any other version. This is the one to buy and own. Don't worry if it says its locked region A. It isn't it's region free and will play happily on UK Blu Ray machines. What a fantastically rich and detailed picture....presented in full Technirama scope ratio with DTS HD Master Surround Sound. Wonderful songs and brilliant lead performances by Rosilind Russell and Natalie Wood...and probably cheaper to buy than the awful dull lackluster 4:3 pan and scan rubbish UK DVD. RECOMMENDED


Torn Curtain [Blu-ray] [1966] [Region Free]
Torn Curtain [Blu-ray] [1966] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Paul Newman
Price: 7.00

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4.0 out of 5 stars UNDERATED HITCHCOCK GEM GETS A REASONABLY GOOD BLU RAY OUTING, 5 May 2014
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Underated but nevertheless highly watchable and enjoyable Hitchcock offering. Okay so Julie Andrews is no Tippi Hendren or Grace Kelly, but she is a damn fine actress who doesn't need to break into song to get by in the acting stakes.
A solid blu ray release. The opening credits are quite grainy (but in a filmic way so not as bad on the eye as the opening credits of Mary Poppins on blu ray and the 3D Dial M For Murder) but once the action switches to Coppenhagen. the picture bursts into blu ray gold. Colours are deep and rich and quite sharp. The sound is DTS Master HD 2.0 Mono (but very full bodied with good base) Recommended if you like Hitchcock movies


Slipper & The Rose: Story of Cinderella [Blu-ray] [1976] [Region A] [US Import]
Slipper & The Rose: Story of Cinderella [Blu-ray] [1976] [Region A] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Richard Chamberlain
Offered by Moref Designs
Price: 18.67

5.0 out of 5 stars 5 STAR RMASTER ON BLU RAY FOR A WONDERFUL MOVIE, 28 April 2014
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just received the blu ray from the states. IT IS WONDERFUL! Amazingly sharp (with slight film grain - but it doesn't warrent any worry as the picture quality (in full cinemascope 21:9 / 2:35:1) remains excellent with deep rich colour that makes the film look as you remember seeing it in the cinema. The sound is DTS HD Master 5.1 and is tonally rich and full bodied with excellent use made of the surrounds. RECOMMENDED for all lovers of this film. Dont be put off that it's an American disc and rated as LOCKED REGION A - IT ISN'T - IT WILL PLAY ON UK BLU RAY PLAYERS! With any film go to Blu Ray.com site and type in the film you wish to purchase and it will tell you if it has region B (UK) compatibility. We do that now, and have since ordered blu rays of "Gypsy", "Lost Horizon", "Jason and the Argonauts"


Legend [Blu-ray] [1985]
Legend [Blu-ray] [1985]
Dvd ~ Tom Cruise
Price: 8.59

5.0 out of 5 stars THE DEFINITIVE VERSION OF THIS MOVIE, 23 April 2014
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This review is from: Legend [Blu-ray] [1985] (Blu-ray)
Oh the love that has gone into this Blu Ray is evident. The depth of colour, sharpness, detail and clarity are a thing of beauty (like the movie itself)..The sound is totally evokative and full of depth with all speakers getting a good work out with effects and Jerry Goldsmith's haunting fairytale score (probably one of his best) swirls about you in full 5.1. Tom Cruise is ok, Mia Sara (in her first film) is amazing....whatever has happened to her in recent years? And Tim Curry (well Frank N Furter meats The Devil!) is good camp fun! If you love this movie (and the director's cut on this disc is over half an hour longer, so the story is better explained) this is the version to buy


The Birdcage [Blu-ray]
The Birdcage [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Robin Williams
Price: 11.44

4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE, 23 April 2014
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This review is from: The Birdcage [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Great fun movie adaptation of the French farce "La Cage Aux Folles" Brilliantly cast and acted. Nathan Lane is wonderful. Blu Ray looks better than the standard DVD, In the main, very sharp and good colour hue but on occassion does look a tad grainy. Sound is very good DTS HD and the surrounds get a good work out during the club scenes.


Suspiria (Blu-ray)
Suspiria (Blu-ray)
Dvd ~ Jessica Harper
Price: 18.65

4.0 out of 5 stars DARIO AT HIS BEST - BLUE RAY 9/10, 14 April 2014
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This review is from: Suspiria (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)
This is one of my favourite horror movies (I have fond memories of sneaking in to see it as a 15 yr old when it was certified as X) and have owned it on many formats, from VHS through to the last Anchor Bay 2 disc version. I won't bore with a plot synopsis as those looking to buy will surely know it. This blu ray version does contain a jaw dropping print of the movie that is very sharp and detailed with a depth of colour that literally shines. One is able to see so much more than was visible in previous versions/formats. Inside the coven/dance acadamy, you see for the first time that the walls are not just painted blue, but papered with vivid peacock blue velvet with embossing. There are however two niggles - hence the deduction of 1 mark for the disc. First in a few scenes, the colour pallette goes a bit AWOL especially in the scenes outside the acadamy that houses the witches' coven. The exterior of the building has always been painted a deep red (Dario purists please note pun!) but on the blu ray the building takes on a pink hue. This occurrs a few times but is forgiven by the rest of the picture which is so very good. However it could be that this is an accurate mastering of the original colour and it was previous versions that were wrong as dvd manufacturers changed the colour to red thinking this was what was needed. the rest of the colours are so vivid and accurate, I feel sure this is the case. Especially as the coven/acadamy is painted a deep red colour in the scene when Jessica Harper arrives for the first time...AT NIGHT (so no bright sunlight to diffuse the colour)> Second, the DTS 5.1 soundtrack which though it makes good use of the surrounds and is loud and pulsing, does not come close to the awsome sound featured on Anchor Bay's 2 disc DVD. That had a DTS 6.1 and Dolby Digital EX soundtrack which literally threw the viewer into a whirlwind of sound as the music and effects bounced from one speaker to another. However if you are lucky to have an amp that has 7.1 or 9.2 surround it is possible to boost the surround effect to make it more engulfing. Apart from that, this is a good buy and for those who like Argento's movies, this is now the definitive and best version of the movie available ......for now till a 4K version comes out in the next 5 years and we all scrabble to re-buy our large collections!


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