Phantom Of The Opera hails from 1943 and used the three strip Technicolor process, there have been numerous version’s of the story made for film and television including a silent version from 1925 which starred Lon Chaney.
This is a much delayed post, i will have a blu ray film review of Legend out soon to compliment this particular post, expect also to see some blu ray film reviews of Rio Bravo, The Invasion and Vera Cruz and although i have not been as active of late with this site i will continue to update some posts with new information and write new articles and reviews when time permits, you can view some blu ray screencaps of Legend below.
Gladiator was first released on blu ray in 2009, unfortunately for discerning viewers, there was a huge amount of digital noise reduction ( DNR ) and edge enhancement ( EE ) on the transfer and scratch removal tools had removed arrows and spears. Throughout 2010 Universal/Paramount slipped replacement copies onto shelves containing a new pristine transfer. In Europe the new release was labelled a 10th anniversary release and potential buyers could easily see it was the new transfer.
Dead And Buried is a horror film directed by Gary Sherman from from 1981, there was quite a bit of behind the scenes interference which resulted in more gore being added to the film. While not quite entering the realm of classic horror movie territory, i still believe it has some good effective moments. As far as image quality goes well i do believe it resembles the original filmed look and i must mention the brilliant artwork on the blu ray cover.
Wild At Heart stars Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern and was directed by David Lynch, this is the UK edition of the film.
While listening to the movie whenever someone talks we get sound through all three front speakers instead of just the center channel, this happens on both the MGM dvd and blu ray editions, i have been informed that the USA dvd edition had a mild echo effect with dialogue at a much lower volume from the left and right speakers.
Tthis version still sounds very good to my ears.
Click the picture to see a detailed blu ray/dvd comparison.
Alien is a classic film from 1979 and really put director Ridley Scott on the Hollywood map, the film also gave us a strong female hero with Sigourney Weaver playing Ripley. Some of the science in Alien such as hyper sleep chambers has really been discussed for long space journeys and adds some authenticity to the film.
This is it then, the end of Lost, the very final episode, i can’t say i was expecting what they gave us for an ending and i must confess to at first being a little disappointed, on reflection though it is the perfect type of ending for this show considering where the series went with it’s plotlines.