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Old 11-20-09, 11:13 AM
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Originally Posted by Ralph Jenkins View Post
I got this today and gave it a spin. The picture quality is excellent, and there are English subtitles. Note that all of the extras except for the picture gallery do not play on a U.S. model PS3 (they must be PAL). No problems playing back the movie itself, though.
I guess i'll wait for an official R1 release as I want the extras as well. I just can't shell out that kind of cash for a "gimped" disc.
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

no extras? no sale.
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
no extras? no sale.
Why? Did the existance of the Blu-ray cause the extras on the R1 2-disc SD release to spontaneously decay?
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

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Why? Did the existance of the Blu-ray cause the extras on the R1 2-disc SD release to spontaneously decay?
i'm just saying no need to import. i'll wait for a R1 release with the extras.
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Since Amelie is distributed in the US by Miramax, I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Originally Posted by theguyoverthere View Post
Since Amelie is distributed in the US by Miramax, I wouldn't hold my breath.
What do you mean? Miramax released the DVD with a good chunk of extras that were pretty good. Why wouldn't we get them on the Blu?
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Originally Posted by theguyoverthere View Post
Since Amelie is distributed in the US by Miramax, I wouldn't hold my breath.
Miramax will distribute it at some point, but it will most likely be way overpriced like many of their other blu-ray releases.
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 for example...
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Originally Posted by tofferman View Post
Miramax will distribute it at some point, but it will most likely be way overpriced like many of their other blu-ray releases.
I hope in 2010 and while I understand the sensitivity for pricing, this is a disc that I'd be happy to shell out my money for.
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 for example...
Perhaps I should have said many titles. It seems like when one wants to purchase a blu-ray released by Miramax (and Dimension Films...Weinstein's label within Miramax), they tend to be expensive.

Titles like Hero and Sling Blade come to mind.

Catalog titles should never be priced above $20, and I'm sure many on this board would say $15 at most.

The same could be said for many Buena Vista titles (i.e. Disney) like Sin City, Dan in Real Life, Gone Baby Gone, Signs, Sixth Sense...
Old 11-21-09, 01:23 AM
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Originally Posted by tofferman View Post
Perhaps I should have said many titles. It seems like when one wants to purchase a blu-ray released by Miramax (and Dimension Films...Weinstein's label within Miramax), they tend to be expensive.

Titles like Hero and Sling Blade come to mind.

Catalog titles should never be priced above $20, and I'm sure many on this board would say $15 at most.

The same could be said for many Buena Vista titles (i.e. Disney) like Sin City, Dan in Real Life, Gone Baby Gone, Signs, Sixth Sense...
also it seems like movies that are in a foreign language have the english dub in lossless while the original audio is in regular 5.1. Although i believe this title only has french audio on the DVD version, correct.
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

which is the way it should be. No dubbing on foreign films..it totally destroys most films. Though...they were awesome for the 70s HK flicks
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I got my copies from Chaos on Friday the 27th. The BD is packed in an Amaray case that is the height of a regular Blu-ray case but the thickness of a standard DVD case; I've never seen one before.

The main menu and movie are in region-free high def. There is no "setup" menu, it defaults to DTS-HD MA and English subtitles on (but they can be turned off, if desired). Very convenient.

The opening copy protection screens (the "don't burn" one was rather nicely done) are in high def. Those are followed by three trailers in PAL that don't play correctly on a regular USA BD player**. While the main menu button doesn't work, the trailers can be skipped easily with the chapter skip button. The extras are also in PAL, as Ralph Jenkins mentioned above.

The movie is lovely in high def; I couldn't ask for a better presentation, although perhaps people with high-end systems will find flaws to criticize. Also, the subtitles are the correct ones and don't have the numerous mistakes that so annoyed me on the Miramax DVD release*. So, a big from me for this release. If one has a region-free Blu-ray Disc player it would be even better, but all I wanted was the movie in high def.


*some subtitle errors on the DVD:
Spoiler:
[These came from a thread on the subject many years ago; since I don't speak French, I can't confirm the the translations, however, some errors were obvious even to me.]

These are important errors that cause confusion:
1) 1:24:15 "Go to Page St." is supposed to say "Go to Page 51". Big
difference.
2) 1:17:45 "Nino doesn't get in until 7:00" ought to say "Nino doesn't get OFF
until 7:00." Confusing otherwise.

Some other, less important, subtitle errors:
3) Madeline Wells' husband ran off to the "Pampas" (Argentina), not "Panama". [On the Icon BD this is written as "South America", which is better than "Panama".]
4) 42:50 Joseph, talking into his tape recorder, says "Was that a pre-nuptial
or a post-coital smooch?". This is garbled by leaving out the "coital" so it
reads "post-smooch" and becomes meaningless.
5) 2:04:20 At the end the narrator talks about "Cardinals" playing tennis; they
are obviously nuns.
6) 35:53 They are passing the "pork butcher" not the "park butcher"
7) 1:35:39 "Jaques Grasjean" instead of "Jaques Grasjeau"


**Edit: There are reports from Amazon users that the PAL extras on the Australian disc play normally on an LG390 and a "Pioneer" BD player. They do not play on my Panny BD80.

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Old 11-30-09, 05:41 AM
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Thanks for the review lizard! Just ordered mine from Chaos for $23.48 shipped w/insurance.
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Happy to hear they have fixed the subtitles. Drove me crazy on the DVD.
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Originally Posted by Oliver Clothesoff View Post
Happy to hear they have fixed the subtitles. Drove me crazy on the DVD.
Guess it's a good thing that I know a bit of French. Enough to survive Amelie at least. I never noticed the subs on the Miramax one. Just turned them off or...just never noticed them.
Old 12-07-09, 05:54 PM
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Anyone get their order from Westend Entertainment (via Amazon resellers)? I notice they now have copies for sale at $31. They e-mailed me saying my copy was backordered shortly after placing it at $17 on November 18.

I hope they are not trying to wait out the delivery estimate hoping I'll cancel.
Old 12-14-09, 11:21 PM
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Anyone get their order from Westend Entertainment (via Amazon resellers)?
I never got mine, so I filed a claim yesterday, and just got an e-mail from Amazon saying that the seller has issued me a refund. Sure enough, the gift card balance I used has been added back to my account. It's just as well; now that I know the extras are PAL, I'll hold out for the (hopefully) eventual R1 release. I just wish I hadn't sold my DVD in anticipation of this Blu-ray. D'oh!

Rob
Old 12-15-09, 08:13 AM
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

I had filed my claim Sunday and the disc actually showed up yesterday - 27 days later. It came from Switzerland, not Australia. I don't know what kind of shenanigans this joint is pulling but suffice it to say I won't be using them again.

Thankfully I had already gotten a copy from Chaos which arrived in a reasonable time frame.

Anyone thinking of ordering from Westend should really think again.
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I just got my disc in the mail today... three weeks after I got my refund. Mine came from Switzerland too.

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Old 03-30-10, 11:26 AM
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

I got my English-subtitled AMELIE blu-ray yesterday. This movie looks phenomenal in HD! Totally amazing quality! If you like or love the movie, this is a definite upgrade!
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Canadian R1 Blu-ray now available!

For those patient enough to wait for something more . . . complete, and at an somewhat more affordable price (and with extra features that should actually play ), the Alliance/Miramax special edition blu-ray was released up here this week, seemingly with little fanfare. Picked it up tonight for $20.99 (CDN) at Future Shop (http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...fb4ebd597den02). Amazon.ca has it for $17.99 (http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B003H9LIUC/). Haven't opened or watched it yet, and won't for a while unfortunately, so can't comment on audio/video quality, etc. Hopefully others will do so soon enough.

From the package:

Video: 1080p High Definition 16x9 2.35:1 / 2 h 02 min
Audio: Francais: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English

Extras are ported over from the 2-disc Alliance DVD from many moons ago (which I believe was identical to the Miramax version in the U.S.)

Again, from the package:

- Audio Commentaries with Jean Pierre Jeunet (English and French)
- The Look of Amelie
- Fantasies of Audrey Tautou
- Screen Tests
- Q&A with Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
- Q&A with Director and Cast
- Storyboard Comparison
- An Intimate Chat with Jean-Pierre Jeunet
- "Home Movies" Inside the Making Of Amelie
- Trailer and TV Spots

The DVD version also included "The Amelie Scrapbook" and "Cast & Crew Filmographies", neither of which are listed on the back of the new blu-ray, though this doesn't mean they've actually been excluded (and even if they were, I'm not sure I'd miss them). I'm sure that will be confirmed soon enough.

Considering Alliance's reputation for bare-bones blu-rays up here, it was a rather pleasant surprise to see this one retain most (and maybe all) of the special features from the DVD.

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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

The Amazon website shows French/Russian as languages can you post a scan of the back cover since Amazon doesn't have any info posted.
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

hopefully...it has better subtitles.
Old 07-24-10, 10:09 AM
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Re: Amélie on Blu-ray Disc

Canadian Alliance Disc:



Includes all extras as listed. No more, no less. English subtitles are burned into the print and are not optional.

The image is from Axel Muisc who beats Amazon CA's price by at least $3.50 US. It is only $23.94 US from Axel and that includes shipping.

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