01-17-2007 12:44 AM #1
'The Sting' - High-Def Digest Review
Peter's review of 'The Sting' is up. He calls the filma true classic, and also has relatively good things to say about the HD DVD's video, audio and supplements. Ultimately, while he says this HD DVD isn't a massive upgrade over the two disc standard-def 'Legacy Edition' released in the Fall of 2005, teh disc still earns a recommend.
01-17-2007 02:04 AM #2
I only saw this movie for the first time 5 months ago and I must say, i was absolutely in love. For anybody who hasent seen this film or dosent own, I recommend picking it up asap, i can only imagine a nice HD transfer will add to the feel"PeAcE is but a shadow of death, desperate to forget its painful past"
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01-17-2007 02:06 AM #3
01-18-2007 09:57 PM #4
Just got it today and I just finished watching. Such a great movie. The transfer was good as well, very clean - not top rate like Superman Returns or the Hulk, but still very film like.
02-06-2007 11:16 PM #5
I've been doing a lot of Blind Buys on HD DVD and tonight I picked this up along with The Deer Hunter.
I'm watching it now and so far loving it...I agree with Blurry, the Picture great.SHAOLIN'S FINEST
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02-07-2007 06:06 AM #6
Now that I've read all the juicy comments, guess I will defnitely get it
11-17-2007 07:19 PM #7Member
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Finally watched this great movie in its entirety on HD DVD.
PQ isn't the greatest when directly compared to some of available visual feasts on HD, but I hadn't watched The Sting in over a year and boy does this HD DVD version bring the movie to life.
The source material doesn't seem to be that great but more subtle things come out crystal clear on screen in HD. The actor's suits and shirts no longer shimmer (like they do on SD) allowing the complex patterns and texture of the cloth (all picked by the costume dpt. to be as authentic to the 1930s as possible) to finally just be enjoyed.
Room interiors are a joy to peruse. And little things like the scene where from across the street we see Hooker arrive at the merry-go-round building, you can now clearly see Eileen Brennan in the shade of the stairwell sweeping the stairs. This and many other details, I'd never noticed before on SD.
Worth the upgrade to HD DVD? Most definitely.
Is the movie worth it? Should I even be asking this question?
It's probably (IMO certainly) one of the best movies ever made, which any film buff should at least see twice; once while trying to follow the twists and turns of the plot, and the second and all subsequent times to work out what's actually going on
In the extras, the comment is made that there's always something new to discover when watching The Sting again. There is. I've watched this movie some thirty times since first discovering it the 80s, and yet again picked up some new things, that clarified the plot and characters, watching it on HD DVD this evening.
11-17-2007 07:43 PM #8Member
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I am glad to hear good things about this HD release, the review didn't overwhelm me, but it is one of my favorites. I own the 2 disc DVD now, and am not sure if I will dump it, but I am really looking forward to picking it up in HD.50" Pioneer Elite Pro-111fd |Pioneer Elite 92 A/V R | Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grands | Vienna Acoustics Hadyn Grands | Vienna Acoustics Maestro Grand | Martin Logan Dynamo subwoofer | 60GB (launch) | XBOX 360 Elite (with HDDVD Add on) | Oppo BDP-80 | Harmony 900 | Pro-ject Turntable |
11-18-2007 03:06 AM #9
This film is a classic in my mind, hence it will be in my growing library. There's certain movies that are must buys to me, and this film fits that criteria. Getting this next week, and looking forward to the HD treatment.Samsung BD-P1600
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11-18-2007 08:40 AM #10
This was one of my blind buys.
I have been doing a lot of blind buys on HDDVD and i havent be disapointed at all.My HDDVD Collection.
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