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Old 11-17-2010, 04:19 PM
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Default 'The Sound of Music' - High-Def Digest Review

Our review of 'The Sound of Music' has just been posted. David says the film comes to life on Blu-ray like you've never seen or heard it before. This release features exceptional video, audio, and extras. A must read review for a must own release.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/3078/soundofmusic.html
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Passing on this one..
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:45 PM
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Sorry but Julie Andrews is way more known for playing Mary Poppins than.....Maria. I bet half the people out there don't even know that's her character's name in this movie.
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This is a reference disc.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:46 PM
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It's a classic and a fine testament to overcoming tyranny while keeping a positive attitude.
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Great film.They don't make 'em like this anymore. If they did Maria would be an illegal
from Russia and the kids would be apathetic,moody and too busy texting to sing anything.
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Yup, I got this in the digibook when Target(?) was running that special a few weeks ago? Good stuff!!!
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So, what about the Sound of Music on Blu-Ray?

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The image presented on by 42 inch Plasma bears no resemblance what so ever to the original qualities of the Todd-AO system and the prints Iíve come across during my 25 year career in the 70mm booths of Gothenburg. The original 70mm Todd-AO productions were sharp and crisp, yet soft and almost a bit pastel like.

The image on the Blu-ray is over saturated and over contrasted. Too much of everything. It even flows badly in color between several different scenes. It seems like the restoration team almost had the urge to make "SoM" better and maybe even more up to todayís aesthetics than it originally was. Needless to say it is an impossible job, no matter how talented you are or how slick software you use. You canít beat Todd-AO! And why on earth are there lots of grain in the picture?! "SoM" hadnít any grain to speak of! The image looks more like it was originated on 35mm Scope or if there had been a loss of several generations from the original print master. It reminds me of those fastly made 35mm Scope prints from deLuxe, we all had the reluctant pleasure to run in the outskirts of town, once "SoM" left the big 70mm downtown screen, to have some additional overrun weeks uptown.
http://in70mm.com/news/2010/som/index.htm
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So, what about the Sound of Music on Blu-Ray?



http://in70mm.com/news/2010/som/index.htm
that guy contradicts about everything other review of this disc i've read....
i picked it up.... i'll watch it and decide myself...
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that guy contradicts about everything other review of this disc i've read....
i picked it up.... i'll watch it and decide myself...
Did any of those reviewers actually see SoM in a theater presented in 70mm Todd AO?
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