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Convoy (Blu-Ray) - A Beautiful HD Transfer,
This review is from: Convoy (1978) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
A review of the blu-ray, not the film. If you're on this page, it's almost guaranteed that you've seen the film and know exactly what you're watching.
I must have been 10 when I first saw this film. It's one of those films that I can just watch over and over again and still enjoy it as much as I did the first time I saw it.
When I read that there was going to be an HD transfer, my heart sank. Too many of my childhood memories have been destroyed in quick and dirty transfers to blu-ray in hopes of making a few quid on the quick.
I'm happy to report, that whoever was behind the scrubbing up of Convoy did a bang up job.
Listening to the revs of those engines never gets old, and the HD audio sounds tremendous. Easily up there with listening to the Harley's from Sons of Anarchy on Blu-Ray.
And the picture, wow. It's pixel perfect. A 35 year old film. And it looks better than half of my collection of "modern" blu-rays. Those gorgeous sweeping panoramic shots looks absolutely amazing in HD.
Considering its age, and it's relative cult status, especially in this country, he extras are relatively decent too.
Forget that terrible DVD transfer, ths is the definitive version of everyone's favourite road movie.
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Initial post: 24 Oct 2013 08:33:27 BDT
Brian T says:
Is it known for certain that this is Region B only? Any chance it's region-free? Any way to tell?
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 14:30:27 GMT
A. Brooker says:
I can't help. Sorry.
I rented the Blu-ray to see if it was worth buying. I haven't got around to buying it yet.
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