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The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) Blu Ray - £9.97 @ Amazon

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#1
It is the cheapest price, but be aware that this is the original black & white version from 1951, and not the recent re-make (which is also released today) - best price for that one is £17.99 at Amazon, Play and HMV :thumbsup:

I'd add (1951) in the title if I were you :)
banned#2
Good price for a great film.

Shame they had to remake it.
#3
Potential major FAIL here?
banned#4
jdpwest;4976253
Potential major FAIL here?

why? dont even go there saying it wont be high def quality lol
banned#5
FilthAndFurry;4976234
Good price for a great film.

Shame they had to remake it.

+1 although the remake wasnt as bad as most other remakes.
#6
Original is an absolute classic
#7
csiman
why? dont even go there saying it wont be high def quality lol


Quote from the review on blu-ray.com

The Day the Earth Stood Still's black-and-white imagery has never looked better, presented here in 1080p high definition and in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio, which will place black bars on either side of a 16x9 television set. The movie isn't razor sharp in every shot, but it looks fantastic nonetheless, with an appreciable sense of depth, particularly during the film's opening, long-distance shots of Washington. Detail is particularly high; close-ups of articles of clothing, for example, reveal intricate textures. Blacks are deep and dark, looking particularly good at every turn. The print exhibits some spots in a few places, but the image never greatly suffers as a result. The high quality of the transfer even reveals some obvious wires at a most inopportune time that might be seen as a distraction to one of the film's most crucial sequences. Still, the film has never looked better, cleaner, more defined, and certainly never so good on large screens at home as it does here. This is no doubt the definitive home video presentation of The Day the Earth Stood Still.
#8
The old version is a classic. The new version is crap.
#9
SpoonyBoy;4976322
The old version is a classic. The new version is crap.


+1 :)
banned#10
midlandscomics;4976297
Quote from the review on blu-ray.com

I was agreeing with you. Its just that some people think cos the film is before circa 2000, then it wont be very good quality :thumbsup:
#11
csiman
why? dont even go there saying it wont be high def quality lol


Nope, I was "going there" more for the fact this guy thought he had put a deal up for the new film and not the original one. Hence the price being that much cheaper than anywhere else around.

Now you have started me though, the original film was good, but turning it into a blu ray is pointless. DVD would be good enough. Upscaling it would have as just a good effect I'm sure
#12
jdpwest
Nope, I was "going there" more for the fact this guy thought he had put a deal up for the new film and not the original one. Hence the price being that much cheaper than anywhere else around.

Now you have started me though, the original film was good, but turning it into a blu ray is pointless. DVD would be good enough. Upscaling it would have as just a good effect I'm sure
What tosh, apart from 'original' being splashed across the front of the case, the picture is obviously from the original - I know exactly what film I'm posting thankyou :thumbsup:
#13
whizzkid
What tosh, wouldnt have posted the new one if it was a fiver - I know exactly what film I'm posting thankyou :thumbsup:


Which is why I said "POTENTIAL" in my first post. I can now see you have updated the title to reflect the 1951 film . This shows me it is indeed not a FAIL in terms of mistaking the original v new version. It does seem a bit cold in here though ;-)
#14
Saw the re-make over the week-end, what a travesty, waste of time, did not follow original, glad I did not pay to see it.
#15
jdpwest
the original film was good, but turning it into a blu ray is pointless. DVD would be good enough. Upscaling it would have as just a good effect I'm sure
Ehh.. please explain? :?.
#16
Wonderful Film
#17
Tony Harrison
Ehh.. please explain? :?.


There's only so far you can stretch a films visual quality. i..e if its recorded at a certain level, theres not point in transfering it , or sampling it at a higher rate.

So my point is , that the DVD quality is probably going to be as good as it gets , anymore would just be a waste.
banned#18
jdpwest;4977175
There's only so far you can stretch a films visual quality. i..e if its recorded at a certain level, theres not point in transfering it , or sampling it at a higher rate.

So my point is , that the DVD quality is probably going to be as good as it gets , anymore would just be a waste.

blu-ray resolution doesnt even come close to film quality as how would they ever show it on a big screen. Imagine blu-ray resolution on a 100 foot screen. it would look terrible,.

if you say upscaling would be similar to BR, then why bother with blu-ray technology at all.
#19
csiman
blu-ray resolution doesnt even come close to film quality as how would they ever show it on a big screen. Imagine blu-ray resolution on a 100 foot screen. it would look terrible,.

if you say upscaling would be similar to BR, then why bother with blu-ray technology at all.


This 1951 movie is going to look terrible on 100 foot screen regardless of anythin else. The difference between a DVD version of a grainy black and white movie and a blu-ray version of a grainy black and white movie isnt going to be very little if that at all.
#20
jdpwest
This 1951 movie is going to look terrible on 100 foot screen regardless of anythin else. The difference between a DVD version of a grainy black and white movie and a blu-ray version of a grainy black and white movie isnt going to be very little if that at all.


That's your opinion so fair enough, but what csiman said is 100% true. Since the early 20th century, all movies were shot in 35mm which is about 4 to 6 times the 1080p resolution, even 16mm shot movies will look better on Blu because they are about the same resolution.
#21
midlandscomics;4976208
It is the cheapest price, but be aware that this is the original black & white version from 1951, and not the recent re-make (which is also released today) - best price for that one is £17.99 at Amazon, Play and HMV :thumbsup:

I'd add (1951) in the title if I were you :)

Never thought of that... Can you imagine ordering this, getting it and playing it...

Imagine the feeling you'd get running down your back realising you'd paid for the version that was made over 50 years ago instead of the new one...

All in all I'd be chuffed as a dog with 2 erm... bones!?! :whistling:
#22
Morrisons have the remastered DVD of this along side the remake for £3, picked one up today! Given the age of the film I doubt even a remastered version will look that much better on Bluray than DVD.
#23
cgcrute
Morrisons have the remastered DVD of this along side the remake for £3, picked one up today! Given the age of the film I doubt even a remastered version will look that much better on Bluray than DVD.



Nice to see its not just me who thinks you cant make a purse out of this pigs ear
#24
midlandscomics
Quote from the review on blu-ray.com


"The Day the Earth Stood Still's black-and-white imagery has never looked better, presented here in 1080p high definition and in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio, which will place black bars on either side of a 16x9 television set."

Ooooh. I want a 4:3 plasma:thumbsup:
banned#25
cgcrute;4983021
Morrisons have the remastered DVD of this along side the remake for £3, picked one up today! Given the age of the film I doubt even a remastered version will look that much better on Bluray than DVD.

I suggest you actually read this thread before passing comment :whistling:
#26
Talk about timing. Today, I've just sold my Cinema Reserve steelbook DVD for £30, so buying the blu-ray for £10 is a no-brainer. Order placed. :)

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