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Nailwraps 11-22-2012 08:06 PM

Westworld on Blu-ray 3/5/2013!
 
Westworld is arriving on Blu-ray March 5th!:

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9983

"Warner Bros. has announced the Blu-ray release of writer/director Michael Crichton's Westworld, starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Alan Oppenheimer and Dick Van Patten. The 1973 sci-fi western saunters onto Blu-ray on March 5, 2013.

Welcome to West World, Crichton's futuristic Disneyland for adults, a remote resort island where, for a hefty fee, you can indulge in your wildest fantasies in one of three convincing robot-run worlds: lusty Roman World, chivalrous Medieval World or lawless West World. It's in West World that things run amok, though, as businessmen John Blane (Brolin) and Peter Martin (Benjamin) face a murderous robot gunslinger (Brynner), among other dangers.

Warner has yet to detail the disc's technical specifications and special features."

It's safe to say the only extras will be the trailer.

Maybe Shout!/MGM can follow this with a Blu-ray of Futureworld next. ;)

Hellbilly 11-22-2012 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nailwraps (Post 722259)
Maybe Shout!/MGM can follow this with a Blu-ray of Futureworld next. ;)

I own the German Blu-ray of Futureworld. Decent quality. Can't hardly wait for Westworld though. Great movie.

Dobby 11-23-2012 01:36 AM

This will be mine can't wait I heart Westworld!

satans-sadists 11-23-2012 02:05 AM

Love this movie, one of my personal favorites! Definitely worth an upgrade from my old dvd release.

bruce h 11-23-2012 05:02 AM

Preorder up: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=cinema09-20

satans-sadists 02-27-2013 11:15 PM

Blu-ray.com review: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Westwo.../43537/#Review

Dobby 03-03-2013 01:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satans-sadists (Post 728856)

Doesn't appear to be leaps and bounds better then the DVD. Still it does look pretty decent just not perfect.

dickieduvet 03-03-2013 04:28 AM

The French release from Avanti! looks miles better than the US version. A few audio/sync problems though. Sold my French version when the US was announced. Think I'll buy it back the US transfer looks awful in comparison.

buck135 03-03-2013 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dickieduvet (Post 729050)
The French release from Avanti! looks miles better than the US version. A few audio/sync problems though. Sold my French version when the US was announced. Think I'll buy it back the US transfer looks awful in comparison.

It's been awhile since I've seen this. Here's what the reviewer from DVD Beaver says about the differences between the new Warner blu-ray and the Avanti! blu-ray:

"If you toggle back and forth between the two Blu-ray releases (use the 1080 captures) you can see that either the Aventi transfer is vertically stretched or the new, single-layered, Warner is horizontally stretched. I lean to the latter - but aside from that the French release looks better to me. I don't know if it is more accurate (color-wise) but I prefer the appearance. They are both in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio but the Warner shows more information in the top and bottom but less on the right edge. The Aventi also appears sharper to me (I see no edge enhancement). opinions may differ but the captures are there to see."

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-r...ld_blu-ray.htm

Stige 03-05-2013 10:42 AM

looks like the french blu is the way to go

Steel76 03-05-2013 12:14 PM

The Warner disc looks really mediocre in comparision to the french. The warner disc is much lower on fine-details and looks a bit on the fuzzy side, plus the colors looks boosted . Just compare these shots:

Warner:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-r...blu-ray_07.jpg

Avanti:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-r...blu-ray_07.jpg

And these two:

Warner:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-r...blu-ray_08.jpg

Avanti:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-r...blu-ray_08.jpg

Even the old MGM HDTV rip I have takes a royal crap on the Warner disc.

IŽll go for the French one.


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