Customer Review

51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great movie - a real classic, but poor transfer, 6 Jan 2010
This review is from: Time Bandits [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I don't need to review the movie, you can probably read the reviews on the DVD section to find out what the film is like. I got the Blu Ray as I'm slowly replacing my favourites on DVD with the Blu Ray versions, and this is why I'm dissapointed.

Yes - the picture quality IS better than the DVD, but that's entirely due to the improvement in the format. It would appear that no effort has been to clean up the film print, correct scratches etc and the hiss on the sound track is awful. This is a lazy and no doubt, quick/cheap effort.

This is why I've given 3 stars - 3 stars for thr Blu Ray transfer, 5 for the movie, which I love.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments

Tracked by 2 customers

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-6 of 6 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 6 Oct 2010 16:45:05 BDT
[Deleted by the author on 23 Feb 2011 16:38:10 GMT]

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2011 11:41:16 GMT
Sorry, I'm showing my ignorance here, I presume one is better than the other, but what exactly is the difference?

Posted on 31 Jul 2011 15:44:56 BDT
Thanks for your review of the Bluray. Very helpful and informative. This is the type of review i prefer to see on Amazon. Positive or negative. Rather than people just reviewing a film again.

Posted on 17 Aug 2012 19:02:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Aug 2012 19:20:25 BDT
zackman says:
I know the print looks old on this but i love how detailed and film-like it looks on blu-ray.
Seeing these older films like this sometimes reminds me of how they looked at the cinema - its great!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2013 00:25:13 BDT
Mme DLR says:
You might like to know that a fully restored 2K transfer to blu-ray will be available from Aug/Sept 2013.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2013 22:35:50 GMT
Yes, it can't be stressed enough that this review is NOT of the Arrow release, which addresses all the complaints, and whose brand new restoration was signed off by Terry Gilliam himself.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.3 out of 5 stars (84 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (53)
4 star:
 (14)
3 star:
 (10)
2 star:
 (4)
1 star:
 (3)
 
 
 
Used & New from: £13.99
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 545,127