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Forum: Movie Talk
10-31-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,766
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

In all fairness the old "director's cut" (really a director's chance to tweak, years later, as with Heat and Mohicans) isn't that bad, just that the slow motion at the end was tweaked and ended up...
Forum: Movie Talk
10-31-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,766
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Nice. The look on Randy's face is priceless. I'm late to the party as usual.

I really hope it's not the fucking "director's cut" (a misnomer) or at least the not the same one as the old DVD.
Forum: Movie Talk
10-31-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,766
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

I see, gotcha. I've been out of the loop. 5 minutes ago got a pre-order notice from bluray.com
Forum: Movie Talk
10-31-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,766
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Well holy shit, Thief from fucking Criterion Collection, Jan. 14:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Thief-Blu-ray/47071/
http://www.criterion.com/films/28024-thief

"director-approved 4K transfer"...
Forum: Movie Talk
02-23-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,166
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Heat is a hilariously taped-up mess

Two legends not being in the same shot sinks it for you? Shot/reverse shot is a classical method of a conversation, very commonplace in the modern era, probably thanks to TV conventions. In any...
Forum: Movie Talk
02-23-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,766
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

French Blu-Ray from Wild Side
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=214437
Forum: Movie Talk
04-16-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,766
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

I just want to add that Thief is available for streaming in HD on Netflix. I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know if it's cinema cut or director's cut (no mention of director's cut).
Forum: HD Talk
04-03-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,820
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Terminator blu ray compared to DVD?

Great, teal-and-orange Terminator!! Woo-hoo
Forum: Movie Talk
02-07-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,766
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Are you referring to the "Director's Cut" DVD? It's almost like he added in footage from videotape; the framerate or whatever seems off. I have an old, grubby cinema cut on a UK DVD and it's in...
Forum: HD Talk
12-30-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10,090
Views: 853,109
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Goddammit. Is there any truth to the rumors that Criterion has acquired Thief?
Forum: DVD Talk
07-08-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,917
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief - anamorphic release ever?

Wow, that's awesome, thanks for confirming. I wonder if something more will come in the future - I wonder if the Criterion rumors are true.
Forum: DVD Talk
06-08-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,917
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief - anamorphic release ever?

I've sent an email to Optimum. I hope they answer.
Forum: DVD Talk
06-05-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,917
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief - anamorphic release ever?

Apparently there's a 2009 release of Thief in the UK:
http://www.moviemail-online.co.uk/film/58542/Thief/
by Optimum. Does anyone have this? Is it just the old UK DVD re-packaged (which was a...
Forum: DVD Talk
03-26-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,429
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Michael Mann's The Keep???

Thief is dark and probably ought to have a lot of grain - did you see the HD broadcast?
Forum: DVD Talk
03-24-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,429
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Michael Mann's The Keep???

Considering we'll never see a hi-def Thief (much less fucking anamorphic SD), forget about The Keep.
Forum: DVD Talk
07-20-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 98,243
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: One/Only Evil Dead Series Versions thread (merged in effect thread)

Does anybody know if the Screwhead edition is the same transfer as the HD/DVD combo?
Forum: DVD Talk
07-20-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,917
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief - anamorphic release ever?

??? If it were anamorphic it would fill a 16:9 screen. It's not, so it's a box in a box, and looks like this on a 16:9:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/images/anamor9.jpg
Since you didn't mention...
Forum: DVD Talk
07-18-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,917
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief - anamorphic release ever?

'None of the grain' could be a bad thing. I'll have to look at my SD recording again. This film has lots of grain. I hope they weren't heavy-handed with DVNR.
Forum: DVD Talk
07-17-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,917
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Thief - anamorphic release ever?

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but interestingly, Thief has been broadcast on MGMHD, and apparently it's the original cinema cut. I have a recorded SD copy of it, and it's much better than my UK...
Forum: HD Talk
07-17-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 49,823
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

I know just what you guys are talking about. I once got into a little comment tiff with a person when I reviewed a CD remaster, heavily criticizing the remaster but not the actual material and rated...
Forum: HD Talk
07-14-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,058
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Forum: HD Talk
07-14-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 49,823
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Anyway, Predator was shot on film and has fucking grain. Loads of it. THAT is how Predator should look. The screenshots from the new DVD look like a video game.
Forum: DVD Talk
12-02-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,454
Posted By Egon's Ghost

Re: Amadeus *single-sided* Theatrical Cut EVER?!

When I saw Forman speak last year he said the extra scene(s?) was added on DVD because the longer running time doesn't matter like it does in the cinema. He thought that dramatically it was kind of...
Forum: HD Talk
11-19-09, 11:36 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,378
Posted By Egon's Ghost

re: Heat: re-release slated for 5/9/17

Hmmm. Mann purist that I am, I will hang on to the DVD.
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