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Old 01-09-2012, 13:39   #1
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Lawrence Of Arabia - finally!

Was looking for something else and noticed LoA is finally getting a release on BD - listed on Amazon for next week as well!

Completely passed me by this one, so probably old news. Got fed up of watching the standard Sony/Columbia "coming to Blu-ray" advert on BDs and not being able to get a copy. Will have to do some research on it now!

Looks like UK is getting a release before the US (at least) as they're showing it theatrically beforehand. Nice looking 4 disc set though.
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I'm ashamed to say I've never seen it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 16:22   #3
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I hope the release date holds, it looks like we're getting this a couple of months before the Americans. As far as I can see only Play is selling the four disc version, & it's £55! (only £12 for the two disc). On both sets the film is on one disc, plus a disc of extras for the two-disc & a second disc of extras & a soundtrack for the four-disc (plus a few other bits & bobs). This has been a huge restoration & word is it's about the best looking disc you can get, a real demo disc for your home theater system. The film is a stone classic, & like all epics from this time, it's all real, not a computer pixel in sight.
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On the third disk, “Wind, Sand and Star” (original version, 1963) Featurette - anyone know about this - is it anything to do with Antoine de Saint Exupery (he of the Little Prince fame - the above is the title of his autobiographical works when gathered together, one of which concerns flying in the Arabian deserts during WW1).
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Empires review says the picture is stunning...here's hoping.
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That box set looks far too nice.
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I resisted the box set, the 2 disc version arrived today
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I resisted the box set, the 2 disc version arrived today
Excellent - be good to hear what you think of the transfer.

As this is one of my favourite films I'm holding out for a decent price for the boxset - but it's not out until November 12th, and Amazon list it at £47...
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Have they incorrectly labelled the discs on this? I just read somewhere else that Disc 2 is the film and Disc 1 is the extras. No huge big deal but jeeeez!
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I've got it coming in the post so will let you know.
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Excellent - be good to hear what you think of the transfer.

As this is one of my favourite films I'm holding out for a decent price for the boxset - but it's not out until November 12th, and Amazon list it at £47...
I was holding out for the boxset as well, but will take a risk at that price and see how "LTD" it is and hope for the price to be reduced at some point.
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The transfer is STUNNING.
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This looks amazing!

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Blimey...

I'm a bit torn now - whether to still hang on for the boxset, or to buy the normal edition so I can finally watch LoA on BD... Maybe the second option, then flog the normal edition in a couple of months and go for the boxset anyway.
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This transfer is probably the best I've ever seen for a film of this age, what a stunning restoration. But they have labelled the discs incorrectly, the film is actually on Disc 2, the red one, with the extras on Disc 1. No big deal really. Maybe someone from Universal came in to help that day
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Can you buy this without the horrible artwork? It's not that I think it's terrible but I hate that they insist on using this gold text design for all these vastly different films from different eras. They look stupid on the shelf together (like they're part of a series) and it really doesn't suit some of the films they are using it for.
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Can you buy this without the horrible artwork? It's not that I think it's terrible but I hate that they insist on using this gold text design for all these vastly different films from different eras. They look stupid on the shelf together (like they're part of a series) and it really doesn't suit some of the films they are using it for.
Yep, just ask Sony, they'll paint you a new cover
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So whos got the big box on pre-order? Apparently its 12" x 12"

Not sure I have the space for that, and now wondering if the whole thing is worth £50.
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So whos got the big box on pre-order? Apparently its 12" x 12"

Not sure I have the space for that, and now wondering if the whole thing is worth £50.
A great transfer of a classic movie (the kind of film they just don't make these days). I paid a few pence over £11 for the two disc set at Amazon. I see they have the box for £47, so you're paying £36 for another disc of extras & soundtrack CD & a big box & the bumph. OK if you have the money & space, I'm very happy with the two-disc set.
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