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Old 09-08-2008, 01:03 AM
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Kenneth has reviewed 'Pale Rider.' He says it's a fascinating glimpse at Clint Eastwood's then developing directorial skills. Not a genre classic, but quite good. This Blu-ray has an above average transfer, faithful lossless audio, but no supplements. This is worth a look.

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Old 09-08-2008, 01:26 AM
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I've always like Pale Rider. Any move where Eastwood goes hardcore at the end is worth a view in my book. Good review Ken.
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Ken, I don't have the disc to check but I'm pretty sure this is a BD-25.... at least I think it is.

Anyway, nice review (as usual).
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:16 AM
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I'll have to get this some day.
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Ken, I don't have the disc to check but I'm pretty sure this is a BD-25.... at least I think it is.
I initially assumed it would be BD-25 but, to my surprise, it's a dual-layer disc. Still, I checked again just now to be sure.

And thanks for the compliments (Super-VHS and Kenshiro). You guys are too kind.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:22 AM
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The first and only Clint E. older movie I saw was I think The Good The Bad and The Ugly because it was my ATV .99 download of the week. I got halfway through and fell asleep and never got to finish it. Dont get me wrong, I was enjoying the movie, its just that it was 3 o clock and I was tired as a B. First time in awhile I fell asleep in a movie.

But anyway I think Ill give this a look. Ive seen it on TV alot so I mite just check it out their and save all my rentals for titles that more interest me such as newer releases.
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"I just hadnít taken the time to sample some of the obscure, lesser known flicks in his directorial canon."

Lesser known??? Obscure???

That said I have to agree with the overall review; the film is not perfect but it is still classic Clint. It is a great movie with beautiful cinematograpghy and that classic Eastwood understated toughness. This a movie where the main character,preacher, has no name and no background before it was a cliche.

Besides, how many perfect films is one director allowed?
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This movie is great IMO. I'm very happy with my purchase of this Blu-ray.
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"Nothing like a good piece of hickory."
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"While a handful of night shots suffer from slight crushing and unresolved black levels". A handful? How about every night scene, and most interior shots.

I rented this from Blockbuster by Mail, as I've been considering buying a copy, but I've stopped blind buying any Warner high-def release. While most outdoor shots look pretty good, Pale Rider is unfortunately a far too typical low bitrate VC-1 one setting does all encode from Warner. Not a keeper for me.
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