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Blu ray double-dip from SD? Eh... NOPE!
on 9 November 2016
I will only comment on the Blu ray transfer... I have the SD version from MGM Home Entertainment from 2003... so, is it worth the upgrade?
I would say NO. If you already have this SD version, I would stick with it and not double-dip for the BFI Blu ray.
There are TONS of specks, scratches and constantly flickering damage spots that simply were left alone. The SD looks about the same. The Blu ray even has blisteringly savage frame damage during several scene transitions, they are only a split second long but... C'MON! This is SUPPOSED to be a Blu ray which should be WAY above SD... it is NOT. Audio MAY be improved but only marginally.
An incredibly awesome film - locations, directing, musical performances, screenplay, lighting, cinematography etc WOW! It could have been done with much more care and restoration... sadly, it wasn't.