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Old 09-08-2011, 08:59 AM
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Nate has reviewed 'Breakfast at Tiffany's.' He says this is a great film, timeless, possibly improving with every passing year. He says this Blu-ray is a bit of a mixed bag, with often vibrant video that's frequently hampered by a bit too much tampering. Audio is exceptional. Extras are quite good. This is a recommended release.

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Old 09-08-2011, 09:14 AM
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DEFINITELY will get this when price drops.
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Got the disc as well and would rate the PQ higher: I gave it a 4 in my German review. There is DNR but the picture is soft as it is because of the source as well. In my opinion for such an old movie it looks very good on Blu-ray and deserves a 3,5 or 4 for the PQ :-).
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GREAT review!
Not so great transfer.

Hope the folk who watch this five screen lengths or more away w/the display on touch mode like this.
Cos that who's this is for.
Not film lovers.
Brilliant!!!
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There is DNR but the picture is soft as it is because of the source as well. In my opinion for such an old movie it looks very good on Blu-ray and deserves a 3,5 or 4 for the PQ.
What's "soft" about the source?
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To me it seems Blake Edwards often used soft focus when filming Hepburn especially. That was pretty common in the 60ies and for example used in every shot of women in Star Trek.

So IŽd not rate the DNR as drastically as this reviewer as in my opinion there seems to be a certain "softness" to many shots by design.

I watched the movie on a 65 inch TV from 2,5 meters away and that was my impression. I saw the transfer get a similar score as I gave in another review, too. So I guess this one is a bit open for debate among reviewers.
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Lovely film. Screenplay is playful, tender and kind. Soundtrack is darling. It's almost a dream, really.

George Peppard, a King amongst men.

Audrey Hepburn, what a delight. Hello cat!

The only thing wrong with 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is Mickey Rooney!
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lovely film. Screenplay is playful, tender and kind. Soundtrack is darling. It's almost a dream, really.

George peppard, a king amongst men.

Audrey hepburn, what a delight. Hello cat!

The only thing wrong with 'breakfast at tiffany's' is mickey rooney!
i carr poreece on ru!!!!!
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To me it seems Blake Edwards often used soft focus when filming Hepburn especially. That was pretty common in the 60ies and for example used in every shot of women in Star Trek.
Watch any movie with Doris Day to see this amplified to 11. Makes you wonder how bad their complexion was to put in the soft focus.
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Got the disc as well and would rate the PQ higher: I gave it a 4 in my German review. There is DNR but the picture is soft as it is because of the source as well. In my opinion for such an old movie it looks very good on Blu-ray and deserves a 3,5 or 4 for the PQ :-).
Yeah, but the review doesn't mention softness. When he mentions that the level of DNR wavers in the same scene to the point that at first you can see the detail of pattern and stitching in clothing and the next minute any detail is indiscernible that sets off an alarm for me - that's typical of the DNR'd mess Universal does to most of it's catalog BDs. Looks like Blockbuster by Mail is going to get this, so I will rent first.

Haven't been to the site for a few weeks for various reasons - is the list of a half dozen or so Google lead ads inserted into the middle of reviews something new? Really, really tacky, and cheapens the review. Are things that tight? What's next, pop-up ads embedded in reviews telling me how I can make $83k per week working from home?
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