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3.0 out of 5 stars Great to see the film released - but this not Blu-ray quality, 17 Aug. 2012
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Another great film release as all the reviewers have said before. But let's get a grip here. Transferring from a hotchpotch of 16mm prints and 35 mm can never ever equate to Blu-ray quality. Wonderful that we have the film but I would have been happy with just the DVD and keeping £5 extra in my pocket than having been forced to buy an expensive dual format disc that adds nothing to the film's technical enjoyment. 5 stars for the film, 1 star for the decision to release an unwarranted BLu-ray so 3 stars overall. The more distributors release Blu-ray that do nothing for the format, the more people will shun the format and buy selective releases.
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Initial post: 12 Sep 2012 03:45:22 BDT
Would be curious to find out what print(s) were used to make this blu ray. Here in the states, Criterion got hold of different prints and made the best possible one for their blu ray release (and seperate DVD release). It is unfortunate that the blu ray is Region A. I am tempted to order the UK blu ray and put in my region free player and see the difference.
I find it strange that this company did not release seperate blu ray and DVD releases instead on one combo pack.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Sep 2012 09:40:02 BDT
I would think they came from the same print coversion Monty, so would not use up your hard earned money! Given the prints available the quality is okay. My only complaint is that they only released a combo pack and did not give consumers the choice to buy a cheaper DVD only option.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2012 16:34:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Nov 2012 16:36:35 GMT
Welz82 says:
I watched this on Blu-ray last night (great film!), I then immediately checked out the DVD within the set. For me, the Blu-Ray version is (in most scenes) of higher quality to look at. And is worth the additional fee. It's not up to Universals recent Classic Monsters Blu-ray quality, but considering what they had to work with, its actually pretty good. Note: My TV is 1080p, so maybe that's why the DVD looks 'worse' than Blu-Ray for me. So to some up... I'm glad I went for Blu-Ray :)
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