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Shawshank Redemption Blu Ray £8.99 delivered from HMV!

£8.99 @ HMV
Was just looking for some blu rays and found this at a fantastic price I've searched and haven't found this posted yet. What a deal and what a film!! Further 10% off if you have a student card! … Read More
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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
Was just looking for some blu rays and found this at a fantastic price

I've searched and haven't found this posted yet. What a deal and what a film!!

Further 10% off if you have a student card!


City Banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is in Shawshank State Prison after receiving a double life sentence for murder. There he meets Red (Morgan Freeman) and also forms friendships with the warden and prison guards. Andy soon finds that you either get on with living or you get on with dying.
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#1
Best film EVER!
#2
ParkLaneN17
Best film EVER!


Agreed :thumbsup:
#3
film is quite old, so would this be in real HD or just old copy upscaled?
#4
Shock
film is quite old, so would this be in real HD or just old copy upscaled?


it's not recorded in hd but looks very good. IMO
Better than standard dvd upscaled.
#6
Wouldn't go as far as to say best film ever, buy very very very good. Hot from me!
#7
This has already been posted and I bought it about a week ago PLUS Quidco!:whistling:
banned#8
I came across this review, it looks like the picture quality is very good.

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/683/shawshankredemption.html
banned#9
not really into films but this is a classic
#10
when was it posted for this price?!

It has been previously posted at £9.99 from play not £8.99 from HMV, unless I'm wrong?
#11
dre1988
when was it posted for this price?!

It has been previously posted at £9.99 from play not £8.99 from HMV, unless I'm wrong?


Was expired though:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/303433/shawshank-redemption-blu-ray-8-99-d/
#12


That deal should never have been expired - HMV have been selling it at £8.99 since I originally posted the deal (BTW, who expires deals?).

I bought this from HMV and watched it the other day. Transfer to BluRay is very good. There was a bit of motion blur in a few of the early scenes, but after that, it was excellent. TBH, it's such a good movie that some may say that the better picture quality is a "nice to have", and for an extra 6 quid or so over the DVD price, I think it's worth it.
#13
yesterday online it was £17.99 when i checked, then when i looked again today it has changed to £8.99 :)
#14
SERPICO77
it's not recorded in hd but looks very good. IMO
Better than standard dvd upscaled.


All film has a definition way in excess of 'HD'. Older analogue recorded film may have a grainy look, or if it's a poor copy the usual dust specks and hairs but it will still be a higher resolution downscaled to 1080 res.
#15
my fave film
#16
SERPICO77
it's not recorded in hd but looks very good. IMO
Better than standard dvd upscaled.


Sorry, but this is completely incorrect.

Shawshank, like most films, is shot on 35mm film. Film stock is scanned at resolutions far, far higher than even the highest resolution television screens.

So no, this, along with most blu-rays, is not upscaled in anyway. Quite the opposite in fact.
#17
I think, it would most probably be hd. Most films released have been shot on normal film cameras and at a higher resolution than blueray for decades :?
#18
Damn, makes me want to get a blu-ray player!

very hot.
#19
I voted hot BTW. This is a great deal. Very tempted myself. :thumbsup:
#20
Hot deal!!
#21
eddyday
Sorry, but this is completely incorrect.

Shawshank, like most films, is shot on 35mm film. Film stock is scanned at resolutions far, far higher than even the highest resolution television screens.

So no, this, along with most blu-rays, is not upscaled in anyway. Quite the opposite in fact.


So what you saying we are getting stiffed with the new gen HD ready TV's.
#22
eddyday
I voted hot BTW. This is a great deal. Very tempted myself. :thumbsup:


I just odered it mate, at that price I had to :-D
#23
Awsome film and a steal at £8.99. By all accounts the PQ is superb on this BD transfer as well. :)

Also ordered the Dark City : Directors cut Blu Ray (which is on for £9.99) at the same time so got both for £18.98.
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sparky.shark
So what you saying we are getting stiffed with the new gen HD ready TV's.


Nah, not at all. 1080p is fine all the way up to 100' sizes. If the resolution were any higher, we probably wouldn't notice much difference. Just not enough screen estate in most peoples homes to do higher resolutions justice.

Of course, if someone were planning on building a proper Odeon cinema in their home, then higher resolution would be more beneficial. :p
#25
Top film.
#26
eddyday
Nah, not at all. 1080p is fine all the way up to 100' sizes. If the resolution were any higher, we probably wouldn't notice much difference. Just not enough screen estate in most peoples homes to do higher resolutions justice.

Of course, if someone were planning on building a proper Odeon cinema in their home, then higher resolution would be more beneficial. :p



lol :thumbsup:
#27
great film at great price ,but the last 2 bluray films i have watched, babel,and no country for old men have been hugely disappointing in terms of pic quality a fact made worse by my wifes take that concert in b/ray which visually was brilliant:-D
#28
Is the sound really only DD5.1? I know it's not a big part of this particular film but I can't help feeling short changed if there's no HD audio...

Regards,
Mark.
#29
It says Dolby True HD 5.1 in that review - that's the highest resolution audio from Dolby. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_TrueHD

Interesting article on the last episode of Click on BBC News 24 about restoration of old films by Warner Bros in Burbank California....it's the first item on the program which youn can view here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/7525143.stm

Just click on the 'Watch Now' button.
#30
Good film but one of the most extraordinarily overpraised in film history. Sickly sentimental, and who gives a rats ass about frittering and extra 6 pounds away on getting a Blu-Ray version?

Do you want to get the best definition possible and watch him get bummed in slow mo so that you can see it that bit better than ever before?

Its hardly The Assasination Of Jesse James in terms of cinematography.
#31
My avatar says it all, arguably one of the best films ever!
#32
Good film...but honestly, if you already have this on DVD why on Earth would you want this on Blu-Ray, I mean it's not like the film is able to take full advantage of high definition is it? It's a prison drama for heavens sake....just how good does it have to look? Honestly....they really do see some people coming. I'm not anti Blu Ray at all...in fact I'm quite looking forward to finally owning one at some point this year when I upgrade my TV, but I'll only be buying films that can do it justice, otherwise my cash stays in my pocket and my DVD's will do nicely thank you.
banned#33
eddyday;3960946
Sorry, but this is completely incorrect.

Shawshank, like most films, is shot on 35mm film. Film stock is scanned at resolutions far, far higher than even the highest resolution television screens.

So no, this, along with most blu-rays, is not upscaled in anyway. Quite the opposite in fact.

Spot on!

How do you think they manage to keep the picture at high quality on a 100 foot screen? Not by shooting at 1080P resolutions :-D
banned#34
costa27;3960532
I came across this review, it looks like the picture quality is very good.

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/683/shawshankredemption.html

Thanks for that although that is the US version.


Anyone know if all the extras mentioned would be on this one as I won't bother buying if they are not?

Already have the SD DVD 2 disk Special edition and can't see this film benefitting too much from being on BD as the quality is in the story / dialogue rather than the visuals.
#35
STUkrugen
Good film...but honestly, if you already have this on DVD why on Earth would you want this on Blu-Ray, I mean it's not like the film is able to take full advantage of high definition is it? It's a prison drama for heavens sake....just how good does it have to look? Honestly....they really do see some people coming. I'm not anti Blu Ray at all...in fact I'm quite looking forward to finally owning one at some point this year when I upgrade my TV, but I'll only be buying films that can do it justice, otherwise my cash stays in my pocket and my DVD's will do nicely thank you.


Maybe you should reserve your comments until you actually own one.

How good does it have to look? As good as you want it to. People can still watch in B&W for all I care. For those of us who care about quality, blu-ray is there and is a MASSIVE jump in quality.

Many people paid around 20 quid for this on it's DVD release and even over a tenner for a VHS tape. This price for 1080p resolution is an absolute bargain.
#36
Faythur
It says Dolby True HD 5.1 in that review - that's the highest resolution audio from Dolby. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_TrueHD

Cheers but that review's for the US edition. Just tweaked my Google search string and found some more comments on this - a thread on AVforums confirms that the UK release is only DD5.1.

As I said earlier, not the end of the world but annoying nonetheless.

Regards,
Mark.
#37
STUkrugen;3965033
Good film...but honestly, if you already have this on DVD why on Earth would you want this on Blu-Ray, I mean it's not like the film is able to take full advantage of high definition is it? It's a prison drama for heavens sake....just how good does it have to look?

100% agree, but if you don't already have it, it would be a nice treat.

ro53ben;3965677
Maybe you should reserve your comments until you actually own one.
How good does it have to look? As good as you want it to. People can still watch in B&W for all I care. For those of us who care about quality, blu-ray is there and is a MASSIVE jump in quality.
Many people paid around 20 quid for this on it's DVD release and even over a tenner for a VHS tape. This price for 1080p resolution is an absolute bargain.

see the bit in bold above :p
#38
ctuk

see the bit in bold above :p


I already had the DVD before the HD version. It IS worth the upgrade. Some of those outdoor shots in the recreation area look fantastic.
#39
ro53ben;3970325
I already had the DVD before the HD version. It IS worth the upgrade. Some of those outdoor shots in the recreation area look fantastic.

ok then, it is worth upgrading if you have money to burn.
#40
ctuk
ok then, it is worth upgrading if you have money to burn.


Ultimately, we buy these things to get pleasure as we watch them. If they didn't bring us enjoyment we wouldn't buy them at all.

People have gone from black and white, to colour, to digital, to HD as there is a perceived increase in pleasure from the product.

Nothing to do with money to burn just spending more money to get a better product. Just like buying a new carpet or a new sofa.

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