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All Quiet on the Western Front - 2/14/2012

Old 11-28-11, 05:51 PM
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All Quiet on the Western Front - 2/14/2012

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In February, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will bring All Quiet on the Western Front to Blu-ray. Based on the classic novel by Erich Maria Remarque, director Lewis Milestone's drama follows a young German soldier (Lew Ayres, Damien: Omen II) through the horrors of World War I.

One of the most acclaimed anti-war sagas ever made, All Quiet on the Western Front won two Academy Awards - Best Picture and Best Director.

Newly restored from the original film negative, Universal's Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack presents the film in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio with 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio. The disc also contains a number of bonus features, such as:
Introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne
Two 100 Years of Universal featurettes:
- Restoring the Classics
- Academy Award Winners
The silent version of All Quiet on the Western Front
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Re: All Quiet on the Western Front - 2/14/2012

...Universal...well...let's hope it comes out good.
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Old 12-04-11, 05:36 PM
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Re: All Quiet on the Western Front - 2/14/2012

Good, haven't bought this yet so i'll get the bluray instead.
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surprised they're not releasing the newly restored "silent version" that aired recently on TCM as a bonus, which is basically the same movie just without the talking and title cards where the dialogue would be.
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I hope this is the beginning of Universal turning around their catalog output and doing it right.
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Does Universal do flipper blu-ray discs?
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Old 12-07-11, 08:31 AM
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Re: All Quiet on the Western Front - 2/14/2012

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surprised they're not releasing the newly restored "silent version" that aired recently on TCM as a bonus, which is basically the same movie just without the talking and title cards where the dialogue would be.
You must have overlooked the initial post.


Newly restored from the original film negative, Universal's Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack presents the film in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio with 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio. The disc also contains a number of bonus features, such as:
Introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne
Two 100 Years of Universal featurettes:
- Restoring the Classics
- Academy Award Winners
The silent version of All Quiet on the Western Front
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Re: All Quiet on the Western Front - 2/14/2012

Has anyone seen it yet?

I got it this week, and it looks amazing! Fabulous job cleaning the film up--it almost looks like it could have been made in 1960 rather than 1930. A gazillion times better than any previous home video release of the film.

The silent version is quite a surprise! It's not necessarily better than the talkie, but a fascinating alternate take. It does feature alternate frames of some of the same scenes, and even a few scenes that were cut from the talkie. The music score is not all that amazing. I guess I'm spoiled by the mostly stark talkie version. I think it plays better that way.
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Yes, I love this film, and the restoration job was amazing. It looks phenomenal for such an old film.
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