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Yep, They're Widescreen!,
This review is from: Billy Jack 35th Anniversary Ultimate Collection (Born Losers/Billy Jack/ Trial of Billy Jack/ Billy Jack Goes to Washington) (DVD)
A nice upgrade from the 4-disc Billy Jack Collection. The major improvement here is that all 4 films have been digitally remastered in their original widescreen aspect ratio from the original film negatives. The color and the clarity look superb with very little artifacts. Though I just got this set and haven't watched each film in their entirety, I did sample the beginning of each disc and was amazed at how breathtaking and clear the opening scenes were for both "Billy Jack" and "Trial." The transfers for "Born Losers" and "Washington" look just as fantastic. These really make the transfers on the last set look inferior, especially since I played them back to back and did a comparison.
The sound has also been digitally remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround. and each film includes both a newly recorded 2005 commentary track from the Laughlin family as well as the original 2000 filmmaker commetary from the last set. The discs come in a slipcase with digipak and each disc has it's own tray with the original poster art for each film beneath the tray and printed on the actual disc. The running times for each are "Born Losers" (113 minutes); "Billy Jack" (118 minutes); "Trial..." (171 minutes); "Washington" (114 minutes).
The set also includes a 5th disc of bonus features. Unfortunately it's not as good as I would've hoped, but I'm not complaining since I'm so impressed with the transfers of the actual films themselves. The bonus features included a very short documentary about the making of the films; Trivia Quiz; several original TV ad for 'Billy Jack" only; Billy Jack Book Excerpt; Cut-Your-Own Fight contest info; Website info; and a photo gallery. Nothing too impressive.
Overall the transfers themselves are widescreens and look and sound amazing, enough for me to say that alone is worth the upgrade.
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Initial post: Aug 9, 2010 5:34:37 PM PDT
Copy RuStar says:
The review is not helpful because it is not unique to the film "Billie Jack". It is instead a well written review of the Set of four movies. It is misplace here.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2012 8:19:39 PM PDT
Jack Jensen says:
Why would it be a review of the film *Billie* Jack when it's posted under the four film set? It's perfectly in order here. A review of the quality of the product is what's needed here, not someone's personal opinion of a film. Look up IMDb if you want reviews of Billy Jack.
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