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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, Oct 7, 2004.
The British made for TV chiller Herbert Wise's Woman in Black.
i gave this one a 5
10, great movie.
I gave it a 6. It was a bit better average, but for the life of me I can't see what is supposed to be so scary about it.
Never seen but heard people raving about this one. Might have to track down the DVD one of these days.
I'm in the same boat as you. I'll see this one some day, though I'm not in a big hurry.
8. Recently rented this from the video store and enjoyed the hell out of it. Great foreboding atmosphere and a gut punch of an ending. Wish I'd known about it before the DVD went out of print, it's selling for a couple hundred on Amazon and I don't even see any listings on ebay.
Solid 10 a gem of a movie can't say enough good things about it. Such a shame 2 stupid remakes and the original nowhere in sight.
8. Very good movie.
9.5 for me. As close to a perfect supernatural themed film as one can get, just below The Haunting (1963) for me.
I actually thought the remake was ok, though nothing special. Its sequel was sleep induing though.
Network are releasing it on Blu-ray in the UK on May 25th, 2020: https://thewomaninblack.networkonair.com/womaninblack
When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent in to settle her estate. Following cryptic warnings from the locals regarding the terrifying history of the old woman's house, he very soon begins to see visions of a menacing woman in black...
Atmospherically directed by BAFTA-nominated Herbert Wise and starring Adrian Rawlins as the unfortunate young solicitor and Pauline Moran as the terrifying revenant, this unsettling drama remains a high watermark for ghost story adaptations on British television and still retains its significant potential to shock.
Unseen for decades, Nigel Kneale's chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel has been painstakingly restored in High Definition by Network's award-winning in-house Restoration Team from original film elements for this long-awaited release.
• Feature version in full widescreen
• Audio commentary with Mark Gatiss and Kim Newman
• Image gallery
• Booklet by Andrew Pixley
A new version of Dawn is great, but this is the Blu-ray news of the week for me. Already pre-ordered.
Figures that not long after I finally caved in and bought a boot leg, an official release would hit.
Now tempted to watch the scramble of people trying to unload their DVD for whatever cash they can get.
As for the film...good, better than the remake, but doesn't measure up to the hype and its a stretch to call it a classic. Still worth owning, and I'll snag the upgrade.
Luckily, I sold my original DVD years ago and got something like $100+ for it. I kept a DVD-R copy of the disc all this time, but pre-ordered the Blu-ray already.
The original DVD has been bootlegged on ebay for ages though... so I doubt even the original DVD will sell for all that much anymore.
Follow the link in my original post!
Do they have any other blu ray releases?
Network? Tons, and they are almost always very good quality: https://networkonair.com/137-BLU-RAY
I received the Blu-ray today from Network...
Pictures of the packaging can be viewed here: https://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=17979053&postcount=164
It comes with two booklets, one inside the case and another separate slightly larger one which is a reproduction of the original press booklet.
I haven't yet had a chance to watch it yet (though I have seen the film before) — but just briefly browsing through the 2 versions on the disc I can safely say the original "Full Frame" version looks superior and is definitely the one to watch first. The "Widescreen" (not OAR) version looks okay, but has some bad compression artifacts for whatever reason.
The limited edition is now sold out at Network. They haven't stated when the standard version will be released yet, but should come in the near future.
With all of the problems with the mail this year I totally forgot about this release. Oh well...
Maybe someone will issue it domestically.
It's definitely possible. ITV Studios Global Entertainment are the licensor for it... but I'm not sure if Network has exclusive rights to the restoration since they handled that themselves.
Whoever would also need to do something about the frame rate however. Network encoded the Blu-ray at 1080/50i (25fps) to match the original UK "PAL" broadcast.