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Initial post: May 2, 2013 4:52:22 AM PDT
M. Gibb says:
First reviews have the internet and it sounds bad, restoration was not thorough at all apparently :(

Posted on May 3, 2013 2:55:12 AM PDT
R. Hiltz says:
Yes, if you look at the review it's obvious MGM did nothing but port a bad print of the movie to Blu ray. The 2 customer reviews were even less kind saying it really sucks.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2013 3:04:21 AM PDT
M. Gibb says:
Dvdbeaver had a kinder review and the comparisons with the bluray to DVD stills seemed like a good upgrade to me

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 2:06:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 5, 2013 7:08:09 AM PDT
R. Hiltz says:
Oh well, a missed opportunity to upgrade a classic. I have the opposite view. The reason I buy blu-ray titles is to experience a high quality viewing experience. If I already own the title on DVD and the blu-ray improvement is minimal and no additional extras why bother (in this case less). As one review noted, this is a 3 hour plus movie on one 50 gB disc with 8 gB dedicated to the SD extras. How could it possibly look good!

05/05/13 - Wow, this title is already discounted to $9.99 and it hasn't been released. Guess I'll take a chance at that price......

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013 9:07:39 PM PDT
JNagarya says:
As per the review, there was some restoration work done -- but not on original elements. Take a fifth-generation recording and "clean it up" and one has a cleaned-up version of a fifth-generation recording.

As "M. Gibb" notes, the dvdbeaver review is kinder -- and not inaccurate.

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 5:20:33 PM PST
J. Bevan says:
If the quality of the restoration is good, the Blu-Ray will take care of itself. We saw a supposed "restoration" of this on the big screen last year in the Cinemark Summer Classic Movie Series (2012). Zhivago was unbelievable. The Great Escape was technically a huge disappointment. My DVD looked better at home. I don't know why they don't just do a "real" restoration. But I'm not going to re-invest in a Blu-Ray version until there is a real restoration. I've already owned this movie in 3 previous incarnations. So I don't need it until I can get a real restoration.
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