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Old 06-22-2007, 01:09 AM
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Just posted Peter's review of 'The Untouchables.' He says the film holds up as a very commercial, very entertaining mob picture, and that this HD DVD release is a solid catalog effort from Paramount. Though the transfer isn't as strong as some of the studio's other recent catalogue titles, the surprise inclusion of a DTS 6.1 soundtrack, and a nice batch of recycled making-of featurettes helps pick up the slack.

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Old 06-22-2007, 01:14 AM
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I love this film! I can't wait to have it in HD! One correction though: The SD Special Ed. was a single disc, not 2. I have it, or should say had it.
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Excellent news!

I love this film -- De Palma at his best (besides Phantom fo the Paradise and Scarface) and Morricone doing what he does best, making memorable music for memorable scenes! One of the reason why I love this film so much is that staircase scene. Morricone's music is in perfect harmony with De Palma's directing, a nice imitation of Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin. I can't wait to watch!
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Yea this film was great, all the actors were great too, especially of course Mr. Connery. Cant wait to get this movie in HD either.
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One of the reason why I love this film so much is that staircase scene.
No matter how many times I see that scene, I end up on the edge of my seat. For me, that is something.
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Oh, yes I will pick this one up!, third time might be the charm
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This is going to be in my next batch of HD DVD purchases. Im on a Deniro kick as of late.
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I have to have this too, although the mention of edge enhancement on an HD title really makes me shudder. I don't think any of my discs to date have it. Hope it doesn't spoil it for me.
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FYI, the Untouchables HD DVD is not an AVC encode. It's VC-1.

I disagree with the comments about edge enhancement. Ringing only stood out to me over the opening title and during the scene where Ness is chasing Nitti on the courthouse roof. I think the review really overstates this issue.

I have not seen the Blu-ray, which I believe really is an AVC encode.
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So how did you rate the disc, Josh?
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