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Grand Prix on HDDVD

Old 11-08-07, 12:03 PM
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Grand Prix on HDDVD

I am speechless. Frankenheimer's classic never looked so good. If you want to see an example of how an older film suddenly looks brand new, this is the title. Amazing. The colors pop out and the sound is amazing.
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Old 11-08-07, 12:05 PM
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Agreed! This and Mutiny On the Bounty are two of the best examples of classics being truly "reborn" in HD.
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Old 11-08-07, 12:08 PM
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Dont forget 'Forbidden Planet'
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Old 11-08-07, 01:27 PM
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Check out The Searchers. And prepare to scrape your jaw off the floor.
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Old 11-08-07, 01:38 PM
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all of WB's 65mm films - Grand Prix, Mutiny, 2001 have been impecibly transferred to stunning effect.

now where's 'Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet' culled from 65mm elements - huh, huh, huh??? or even 'Ryan's Daughter' 'My Fair Lady' 'Ice Station Zebra'

and how about:

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'
'Exodus'
'West Side Story' (this also looked stunning on HDNet Movies)

will these MGM films be released through Warner Bros. or Sony?

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Old 11-08-07, 02:26 PM
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The hope for high quality pre 1970 classics is why I bought into HD video and though the selections are limited I have been very impressed by the films that have made it. All of the ultra resolution films like The Searchers, Grand Prix, Mutiny on the Bounty and 2001 have been breath taking, but I am just as impressed with Adventures of Robin Hood and Casablanca.
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Old 11-08-07, 08:49 PM
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i bought this on SD on release day. bought my player a few weeks later and have been kicking myself..i need to trade up.
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Old 11-08-07, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Giles
and how about:

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'
'Exodus'
'West Side Story' (this also looked stunning on HDNet Movies)

will these MGM films be released through Warner Bros. or Sony?
Probably MGM/Fox
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Old 11-08-07, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by davidh777
Probably MGM/Fox
oh that's right... I can never remember how the MGM library is getting divided.
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Old 11-09-07, 11:03 AM
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All MGM movies pre 1986 is owned by Warner. But the ones you listed, may be United Artists movies, and those are still held by MGM.
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