The Great Escape [Blu-ray] [1963] £5.99 delivered @ The Entertainment Store / Ebay
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The Great Escape [Blu-ray] [1963] £5.99 delivered @ The Entertainment Store / Ebay

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Found 26th Jun
Quality film and a very good price for it on blu-ray too.
In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft III, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists.In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history--brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn--who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time, The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven), screenwriters James Clavell (Shogun) and W.R. Burnett (Little Caesar), and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story, The Great Escape is epic entertainment that “captivates, thrills and stirs” (Variety).
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A classic film but on blu ray....really?
Brilliant film
TestAccount13 h, 51 m ago

Why not? It may be an old film, but the blu ray has much better picture …Why not? It may be an old film, but the blu ray has much better picture quality than on DVD if you're after a physical copy. https://www.caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=2391&d2=2390&s1=22056&s2=22048&i=3&l=0



Not very convincing. Why didn't they keep to the same brightness in their comparison? I actually often prefer the DVD version as it's a much brighter picture and shows much more detail in the shadows! Although in some frames it's too bright. It's surprising how good a lower resolution DVD can be.
There is no mention in what is written in the film blurb as to whether any special process has been used to enhance the digital copy (as with Criterion versions)
There is a Criterion version which is mentioned here and more convincing pictures
dvdbeaver.com/fil…tm.
It appears that the OP version has been digitally enhanced. Some film companies seem to be secretive about what has been done.
Edited by: "jasee" 27th Jun
TestAccount15 h, 57 m ago

Why not? It may be an old film, but the blu ray has much better picture …Why not? It may be an old film, but the blu ray has much better picture quality than on DVD if you're after a physical copy. https://www.caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=2391&d2=2390&s1=22056&s2=22048&i=3&l=0


It's not a criticism. Just In my experience older films don't transfer that well. It's a decent price, just don't think it is a film that I would have in my blu ray collection
lord_trumpington26 m ago

It's not a criticism. Just In my experience older films don't transfer …It's not a criticism. Just In my experience older films don't transfer that well. It's a decent price, just don't think it is a film that I would have in my blu ray collection



Well they should transfer better now. When someone takes the time to get a good or original master. Gets rid of all the muck etc. Removes the jitter. I think the BBC often just does that. It's like you are not aware you are watching a film at all. Of course, a great film is a great film or otherwise
PS Also the extras can be very revealing
Edited by: "jasee" 27th Jun
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