Practical Magic / The Witches of Eastwick (Double Feature) [Blu-ray]
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The Witches of Eastwick is an excellent film and looks better than the DVD version (not really difficult to be honest). Given that this, and PM are both based in small towns, with plenty of greenery and water around, Blu-Ray should, in theory, really bring out the colours. I can't really complain too much about Witches, given that the film was made in 1987. Having said that, the Warner releases (double features) of the first 4 Dirty Harry films look AMAZING, and these were made before Witches.
But i have a problem with Practical Magic. This film, if at all possible, looks WORSE on Blu-Ray than on regular DVD. What the hell have Warners done??!! At best, it's an exact copy over from DVD to HD. But it's evident that no cleaning up whatsoever was done.
In my opinion, if studios are going to release older titles on HD format, then they should at least have the courtesy to put the effort in. Blu-Ray discs are certainly not cheap. And whilst i'm delighted to have a better copy of Eastwick, being saddled with a poor copy of PM doesn't make me an entirely satisfied customer.
The 3 stars don't reflect the movies themselves, but if i could give individual stars for quality, it would be 3.5 for Eastwick and 0.5 for Magic.
Stick with the DVD on the Practical Magic movie if you already own it. If not buy the streaming version instead! I will explain... This is not only a poor quality transfer to Bluray, it is a chopped up version of the full image of the movie!!!
This is not true widescreen. They just slapped black bars on the top and bottom. I watched the Vudu Digital Streaming version and you can clearly see it is the original version without the black bars and chopped up images. This Bluray has actors heads cut off at the tops and images cut off at the bottom.
(SEE THE PHOTOS I ADDED ON THE BLURAY LISTING FOR PRACTICAL MAGIC/WITCHES OF EASTWICK. PHOTOS TAKEN FROM MY TV OF BOTH VUDU STREAMING VERSION & BLURAY DVD VERSION. They are a little slanted from not having an exact camera angle but you can clearly see the Bluray DVD version is of inferior quality & image!!!)
In scene 3, on the Bluray version you can see in the meal they are eating outside at the picnic table. (SEE PHOTOS showing this AT THE TOP OF THE BLURAY LISTING HERE) One of the aunts hat is cut off, and the other aunt you cannot see her dinner plate with the turkey leg. In the Vudu version you can clearly see the full hat and the dinner plate with the turkey leg. Also in the same scene both of the children's heads are cut off at the top.
In the next scene with the two girls sitting in the stairwell the red head's legs are cut off as well as the top of her head.
This goes on and on through the whole movie in the Bluray and DVD versions!!!!
At first watching of the Bluray, I felt something was not right with the head cut off at the top.Read more ›
PRACTICAL, MAGIC is less awing and more complex, with a plot that carries you through if you concentrate, but just a bit is okay. It's memorable, editing,often funny with shocking sidebars and on occasion challenging to figure out what's what. The famous witches are supported by a bright cast, then newcomers, now more established, I'll have to think for a spell, I keep losing track of whiuch witch is wicked and which is winsome/wholesome. Ah yes, Bullock's winsome while the redhead is abit wicked and wild.Good match, they make the movie less fantasy and more edgy than you'd expect from a comedy, but of a different sort. `
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Though they're old films they look a lot better with the restoration, but they aren't pristine as other films I've seen. Still I think you can give them an opportunity. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Abelardo Tripaqan Lira
Loved The Witches of Eastwick. I think this is Cher's best movie role along with Suspect. Worth Buying.Published 1 month ago by Jason Sturges
The best movies always go together. I bought it and watched it several times, then gave it to my niece. Then I bought it again because it's a great double movie dvd.Published 2 months ago by slylynx
Great movie combo. Shipping was fast and packaging was great. These movies are a great collection for anyone who likes Sandra bullock or Jack Nicholson. Read morePublished 3 months ago by rainbowsnowflakes
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