04-30-2009 12:04 PM #1
'Saturday Night Fever' - High-Def Digest Review
Peter has reviewed 'Saturday Night Fever.' This one is still a modern classic. This Blu-ray is a revelation, with superstar audio and video and lots of extras. Highly recommended!
Full review here:
04-30-2009 12:09 PM #2
04-30-2009 12:10 PM #3
I got this title coming next Tuesday! Can't wait to blast the soundsystem!
04-30-2009 12:20 PM #4Member
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So this a fever evverybody should catch?
This is certainly one of the great moives.
04-30-2009 12:26 PM #5
This is one of those films that I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I really like.
I find it funny that other than Pulp Fiction and maybe Get Shorty, my favorite Travolta movies are musicals (Grease is all kinds of awesome!)
04-30-2009 12:32 PM #6
I wont buy it but I'll rent it. Its kind of one of the really bad, good movies if you know what I mean. Personally I didnt like the direction it went after a great start. The whole fighting stuff and overly melodramatic young adult situations are kind of chintzy and laughable. Also, that one chick is a super-bitch and its hard to like her.
But... I'll sit through it for the wifes sake....
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04-30-2009 01:14 PM #8
I'd rather have Urban Cowboy. I've never been into Grease or Saturday Night Fever.
04-30-2009 01:15 PM #9
Thanks for the review, Bracke. Highly recommended -- yes!! I pre-ordered this baby a while ago from Amazon. Glad to hear the presentation will be well worth it. Been a few years since I've seen it.PS3 40GB (living room), Panasonic (bedroom)
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04-30-2009 01:48 PM #10
Great review peter!!! I can't tell you how happy I am to read of the good quality encode on this disc. I preordered immediatly after reading the review.Toshiba 55" 55HT1U LCD (1080p@24fps) w/Tivo HD, Harmony 880
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04-30-2009 03:12 PM #11
I may have to buy this. One of my all time favorite films. This movie characterized an era perfectly. Classic.
04-30-2009 03:53 PM #12Member
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Great news about the transfer and a nice review except for this one bit...
"Tony's life changes when he meets Stephanie (Karen Lynn-Gorney), a young dancer as sophisticated and worldly as Tony is uncultured and gruff..."
I think the point of Stephanie (which is really hammered home when you meet her "friend" from work who has been "helping" her) is that she really is almost no different from Tony. Her "friend" corrects her in front of Tony on what book she "should" have read and she feels completely subservient, ignorant and "working class brooklyn" to him.
Stephanie does have ambition but she is hardly sophisticated. She has an atrocious nails on chalkboard accent, (which is actually dead on) refers to "Cafe des artistes" in manattan as "the artists", describes Laurence Olivier as "the guy on the commercials who sells Polaroids..."
That's what makes the dynamic work. At the end of the day, Tony sees through her pretentions and that she really is only different because of her ambition to get "out of this bay ridge scene". When Tony sees this (and after he tries to date-rape her and his friend's tragedy) he realizes that maybe having some ambition and getting out of the neighborhood could be possible for him too.
The film is excellent and not just a "disco" film. I believe it was Gene Siskel's fave film of all time. It could NEVER be made the same today. It is shockingly politically incorrect. The protagonists are sexist, racist homophobes and look like real guys. Today it would be way more toothless and all the leads would be pretty boys and hotties with bleached teeth and perfect hair from the CW, WB network mold. I wouldn't be surprised if they offered a remake to Zac Efron.
I dvr'd it off HDnet last year and it looked very good. Sounds better here with good audio.
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04-30-2009 04:29 PM #14
Thanks for the review. Have never seen this movie but i'm sure i'll be in for a treat. Hope someone reviews Ferris Bueller next.80 GB PS3 playing on a Sony Bravia KDL46V3000
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I read that the Blu-ray of "South Pacific" had a feature where you could play just the song segments from the film. It would be interesting to be able to do the same with "Saturday Night Fever", just play back the dancing and rehearsal scenes for friends during a party. I'll have to look into the bookmark options.
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