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5.0 out of 5 stars setting the bar high, 22 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Wings [Blu-ray] [1927] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
This all region bluray really shows the potential for silents when there is good source material and care, love and cash is added in.
The image clarity is a bit variable but generally good to remarkable. This is fantastic for the aerial action which is legendary.
The new sound track of orchestral score plus sound effects is in glorious full hd in 5.1 surround with mainly the sound effects utilizing the surround features. Although some have not liked the sound effects it is consistent with the original presentation, of high standard and there is the choice of more traditional alternate organ score.
Non-silent devotees might find a few scenes with the posh flyboy's family offputting with rather hammy acting but overall the acting is naturalistic with Clara Bow magnetic and very cute too.
The extra's are very informative and add to your appreciation of the feature and admiration of the cast and crew; particularly the male lead who after every scene flying the plane himself would get out of the cockpit, vomit and then fly off again for the next take.
The style of this movie is good old Hollywood hokum spliced with realistic scenes of warfare, stemming from the directors and many of the crews wartime experience, rather than an artistic classic silent but there's nothing wrong with that.
Here's hoping that more silents receive this level of presentation.
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Initial post: 6 Jul 2013, 17:34:36 BST
everest67 says:
Thank you for stating is All Regions because I wanted to purchase it but it saus here A/1 U.S.
Can this be played also on UK blu ray player? Many thanks if you could confirm.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2013, 18:45:23 BST
OldSynner says:
I bought this from Amazon UK, and it plays just fine. A great film.
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