07-10-2012 07:25 PM #1
'Outland' - High-Def Digest Review
E has reviewed Peter Hyams' 'Outland.' The cult sci-fi western hits Blu-ray with great video and audio. Fans will definitely want to watch Sean Connery shooting a shotgun... in space. Recommended.
Full review here:
07-10-2012 07:34 PM #2Member
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The plot is loaded with all sorts of really dumb contrivances (Harlan Ellison really sodomized this movie) but I liked how it had a bit of a post-Alien "blue-collar space opera" thing going on, which was a corner of the genre that never got a lot of movies made about it.
07-10-2012 09:33 PM #3
Loved this movie! I haven't seen it in years and forgot about it.
07-10-2012 11:23 PM #4Member
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07-10-2012 11:29 PM #5
Not really true in my case (I watch the shit out of traditional Westerns too), but...
Outland is a pretty rad movie. Sean Connery in... SSSHHHPACE!
Not day one, but it'll be at a discount soon enough and then I'll bite.Steve Zissou: Anne-Marie, do all the interns get Glocks?
Anne-Marie Sakowitz: No, they all share one.
07-11-2012 06:13 AM #6
I've always been a big fan of Outland. It's fun watching Moon and seeing all the influences. ;-) Look forward to picking up a copy of this some time. Shame there aren't more extras, but the Hyams commentary is better than nothing, and a good commentary can be almost as good as a proper making of sometimes, better even, if it's got a lot of good stories and anecdotes.
Actually, after reading the review, I've just popped on the expanded Outland soundtrack... definitely a great Jerry Goldsmith score, and Hot Water is one of the best action/chase pieces ever.
07-11-2012 11:56 AM #7
Thanks for the review, E. I hadn't seen this since the theater way back when. I'll eventually be picking this up."Have a Good Time, All the Time." - Viv Savage, This Is Spinal Tap.
07-11-2012 12:17 PM #8
Where is The Limey?
07-11-2012 01:15 PM #9
07-12-2012 02:14 AM #10
I've got this one on the way!
07-12-2012 04:46 PM #11
I am quite sure that I have no idea what you are all talking about....
The arrived here in rain soaked Blighty on release day (props to Glen Mulder). Summer has now been officially renamed Monsoon Season over here so the weather for the last 3 months has been particularly conducive to lots of Home Cinema viewing.
Basically I loved seeing Outland in Hi Def and while I agree with E that maybe the transfer could have been better, it is still a good end result and blows the crap DVDs that we saw in the past completely out of the water.
Altered States arrived on the same day so the night became a double bill of nostalgia basically.TV - Pioneer LX6090h 60" 9th Gen Kuro
Pioneer BDP-LX91/09FD (multi-region), Pioneer BDP-LX91/09FD (Region B), and Oppo BDP-95 (multi-region)
Onkyo DV-HD805, Toshiba XE1
Receiver - Pioneer SC-LX90/SC-09TX Susano
Sub - B&W ASW750
Surround - 3 x B&W DM-601 S3
Centre - JBL EC35
Floorstanding - 2 x JBL ES100
07-12-2012 05:47 PM #12
Watched it the other night, looked excellent on my display. Glad to see Warner rolling out more catalog titles, this Tuesday will be expensive!HT gear: JVC RS46 3D projector with 147in Hi Power screen, Klipsch RF-7 based 9.1 system, Emotiva XPA5 5 channel amp, Pioneer 1120 reciever, Oppo BDP-95(region free), Xbox 360, Toshiba XA2
07-12-2012 07:22 PM #13
I'll have to grab this, one of my favourite Connery's.
07-14-2012 02:34 AM #14
I think they did a great job on the transfer - video and audio - portion. I'll have to visit the commentary at a later date. Kudos for giving this sci-fi-western catalog release the proper treatment, with regards to the tech-specs.
07-30-2012 10:25 AM #15
HD makes this flick credible. :)
Was gonna pre-order this on Amazon, but i thought i'd wait for this review, THANKS!
I've always had a great fondness for the Sci-Fi flicks from the pre digital age, and it's always fun to see what the culture of an earlier era thought the future would be like; Space faring ships, mining operations built on inhospitable worlds with no atmosphere, sweet! Yet no color or HD video displays? No cell phones?
So glad the studio really put forth the effort to make this a worthwhile transfer, and not use whatever master was used to create the DVD letterbox version from, what? '98? That was a noise fest if I've ever viewed one...
I'll will definitely buy this BD!
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