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Old 12-06-2007, 12:11 PM
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Default 'The Graduate' (French Import) - High-Def Digest review

Just posted Peter's review of the French HD DVD release of 'The Graduate.' Considering that domestic rights the classic film are owned by Blu-ray exclusive studio MGM, this may be your best bet for getting this flick on HD DVD, but Peter says the disc itself is only serviceable.

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Old 12-06-2007, 12:34 PM
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Recommended 'for fans only'. Hmm, who isn't a fan of this movie?

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This Studio Canal French HD DVD release is serviceable. Although the transfer is nice enough, the soundtrack shows its age and there are zero extras. If you're hell-bent on owning this one on HD DVD, this may end up being your best bet, but if you're a dual-format supporter, rumor has it MGM is planning to bring their recently-released 40th Anniversary edition DVD to Blu-ray, and it seems likely that such a release would be superior to this one
Sounds like he downgraded the overall rating just because a Blu-ray version is supposed to come out someday and it's supposed to be better.
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VERY nice review . Couple typos in the following paragraph:

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A then-unknown Dustin Hoffman because an instant star after his immensely likable, utterly inspired turn as Ben. Likewise, Anne Bancroft landed the role of her career as Mrs. Robinson -- her performance is a tour-de-force of nuance, humanity and barely-constained rage.
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how bout we get a review up for the island, resident evil, crank, or any of the new Dutch releases.
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how bout we get a review up for the island, resident evil, crank, or any of the new Dutch releases.
If you're willing to donate those movies to the kind reviewers of HDD...
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If you're willing to donate those movies to the kind reviewers of HDD...
I have a number of those discs. Finding time to watch and review them is another matter.
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VERY nice review . Couple typos in the following paragraph:
... not to mention knocking a decade off the film's age ("Even thirty years later, we all recognize our friends, our neighbors..." - 1967 was 40 years ago, not 30).

And as dearly as I love American Graffiti, and do recognize it as one of the landmark movies of its own era, I don't know if it'd be my first choice for an example of a movie that captured the zeitgeist of the '70s (it's set in 1962, after all). I think I'd have cited Saturday Night Fever for the '70s.
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Got this release right after it came out. very nice disc imo. considering the age, etc, etc. Also, I see NO reason at all to necessarily believe that Fox will do a better job on this title considering many of their recent releases (The Fly, Robocop, etc. etc.) Could they? Of course. But it's not by ANY means a given. This release is solid enough for sure regarding PQ. nice to see this finally get reviewed.
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