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2.0 out of 5 stars I have been robbed by Butch & Sundance, 10 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [Blu-ray] [1969] (Blu-ray)
Very, very disappointing Blu Ray. Yes it has been given 5.1 sound but the picture has not been cleaned up or improved in any way. It is no better than VHS quality. I am sure, although I have not checked it yet, that my old DVD copy has a better picture than this Blu Ray. Also it is a strange set-up on the disc. It went straight into the film with no Menu first and then when it had finished and had shown the Copyright Warning message, it started the film again as if it is on a loop. There must be a Menu as otherwise I do not know how you access the 'extras' but just haven't had a chance to investigate yet. All in all, for such a film classic, this has been given really poor treatment. If you have this on DVD already then don't bother with this Blu Ray. I just hope that at some point before I leave this Earth that a version is brought out that the film deserves.
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Initial post: 18 Jun 2013, 09:10:45 BST
Agree it's disappointing, I have the French release from a few years ago and it's the same muddy transfer, virtually no better than the DVD. Even more annoying is that this was released in other territories in 2008, and we have to wait 5 years for something that looks this poor. As with Patton, Fox UK are really treating their customers pretty badly.

Posted on 1 Jul 2013, 18:01:56 BST
S. J. Turner says:
You can access the extras by pressing the 'pop-up menu' button or equivalent on your remote control (while the film is playing, particularly annoying in the case of the commentaries) you're correct in stating there's no front-end menu. This is one of my all time favourite films so when I saw it was being released on blu-ray on my birthday I immediately pre-ordered it. Upon opening the Amazon Packaging I was quite disappointed to discover the film in a standard blu-ray box, I know there wasn't a steelbook but I at least expected a nice sleeve or slipcase for a classic such as Butch and Sundance. I have two previous versions on DVD: a single disc, which did have a nice sleeve, and the double disc cinema reserve steelbook edition which has all the extras of the blu-ray and a few more. The 5.1 sound of the blu-ray is an improvement but the picture quality isn't really any better than DVD.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 18:43:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Dec 2013, 18:47:36 GMT
Harold shand says:
I agree, the picture isn't much of an improvement on the 2001 s.e. dvd, i have already, and true, no menu either, big mistake fox. In fact, when i compared my dvd with the Blu-ray, i noticed in one scene print damage on the Blu-ray, which is not on the 2001 dvd!

Posted on 26 Jan 2015, 10:38:30 GMT
It could be the only blu-ray which looks worse than the dvd?

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