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What a great Blu - worth your time,
This review is from: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I enjoyed watching this suspense/action film from one of my favorite directors - but when it was all done I actually liked the Blu better as a whole than the movie itself. It seems as though lovers and haters here already know the story of a hijacked subway train in NY, but either way I think everyone should give this BD a chance.
The picture clarity was outstanding throughout and very little drag gets noticed even with all of the dark sequences in the tunnels. The DTS rocks consistently and I am glad they went this way for being a train film, but Tony Scott is a big DTS guy anyway so I expected not to be disappointed. The special features are what make this package and include:
* 30 minute making-of that covers all aspects of production sans the additional documentaries. Plenty of background regarding Tony's vision - filled with plenty of unbleeped expletives from cast and crew alike (always prefer things to be uncensored). Love the story about the Albanian cousins who ended up being in the film, one right out of prison to fill his needed authenticity.
* 15 minute "Third Rail". Awesome informative piece about the aspects of working underground in the MTA property. Really good material about what it took for this film to be made like no other before it (usage and cooperation with NYC and the MTA).
* 6 minute Stylizing. Interesting plug for the hair styling crew behind this film (Lab Salon).
* 7 minute marketing Pelham. Like a long music video/trailer - would loved to have seen one with Man on Fire.
* Descriptive audio track in English - I loved this. Had not heard one before and it actually had customers mesmerized with how accurate and fast this narrator was regarding everything happening on screen - recommend giving it a try.
*CineChat and MovieIQ - your BD player has to be tuned up for handling these guys. The MovieIQ is more fun if you are into the trivia thing and have time.
Overall - a fun film on a solid BD. Enjoy.
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Initial post: Nov 15, 2009 2:37:04 AM PST
A Customer says:
I just watched the Tony Scott one for a second time. It's great for its flash. The Blu-ray looks fine. The Sargent "One Two Three" has a better story for the director and more for the actors to do. Totally different style and era of filmmaking. Almost like comparing Flash Gordon to 2001. I like both. It is a well done BD.
Posted on Jul 13, 2010 8:12:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2010 8:14:07 PM PDT
Dennis R. Shaper says:
Had to laugh at your enthusiasm for the extras. A 6 minute hair salon ad, a 7 minute trailer. And a descriptive audio track, unless you're blind, the point is what? A 'making of', with lots of foul language, and that's a bonus for you. And Tony's vision? Too bad it didn't 'see' an ending.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2010 9:35:59 PM PDT
Steve Kuehl says:
All aspects of production should get acknowledgment. Was nice to see a big movie mention something that never gets noticed except by those who do it. I have several customers who are close to blind and have appreciated these desc lang tracks. Typically I give a break down on the Amazon stars - should have been 3.5 for the film and 1.5 for the Blu specs and quality.
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