51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Great movie - a real classic, but poor transfer,
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.
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Initial post: 6 Oct 2010 16:45:05 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2011 11:41:16 GMT
Nicholas Hill says:
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
Kenneth Melville says:
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
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
Michael Brooke says:
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.
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