H. Hopkins

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,953
Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (202 of 208)
Location: UK
Birthday: 12 Jun
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,953 - Total Helpful Votes: 202 of 208
Once Upon A Time In The West [Blu-ray] [1968] [Reg&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Henry Fonda
Absolute perfection! This region free reference quaity Blu-ray is the full uncut version with fabulous extras. Studios please take note on how it should be done! Stunning picture and sound, so well deserved for such an incredible movie! Buy with confidence.
Washington: Behind Closed Doors [DVD] [1977] [Regi&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Cliff Robertson
This is simply masterpiece TV, and with a widescreen reframing (which it will easily take) 'Washington' re-broadcast would capture the hearts and minds of millions all over again! So come on networks on both sides of the pond! - SHOW IT! This DVD transfer is a bit lumpy and clearly the series needs proper restoration, in particular the sound which is somewhat dire. I suspect the studio gave it a less that loving release just to counteract the numerous bootlegs, and at least for that I'm pleased. As usual, Bob Vaughn steals the show, this time as Frank Flaherty - the Arch Deacon of evil if ever there was one. Buy Now!
Double Indemnity [Masters of Cinema] (Blu-ray) [19&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Billy WILDER
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Blu-Ray, 9 July 2014
Eurekaís Blu-Ray of the best noir movie ever made, comes in a generous package with copious extras. However, contrary to other reviews, the quality of the print is way lacking in what I had hoped for, and most certainly not reference standard. Overall the quality varies alarmingly, bouncing from near perfect with good gradation and strong blacks, to some scenes severly inclined to muddy greys and very poor definition. This looks like a straight hi-def transfer from a well traveled print with little or no restoration to speak of. Universalís standard DVD is still the best print out there, and infinately better to watch than this disappointing Blu-Ray. The story however, eclipses all… Read more

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