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Old 10-09-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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Krull blu Ray Review

Picked this up, put a review together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd4C8K90TXc
Includes DVD comparisons
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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Mine should arrive any day now from DD.

It's unfortunate that the old extras weren't carried over, but at least Mill Creek used lossless audio on this release again.

Here's also a Blu-ray.com review (with screenshots): http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Krull-.../48185/#Review
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:32 PM   #3
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Does anyone know the region status of this BD? I have a couple of Millcreek BDs that are region free.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
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I have a soft spot for Krull in a way, because it's the very first film that I had ever seen in a movie theater that, when it was done, I walked out saying to myself: "Boy, that fucking SUCKED!". Up until that point, I had no real sense of critical analysis. I had even previously sat through crap like Metalstorm and Spacehunter and thought they were okay!

Seeing how 30 years have passed I should really give it another shot, but honestly if didn't even appeal to the 10 year old me I doubt 40 year old me will go for it. I never got the idea that it was intended for adult audiences only like My Dinner With Andre or something.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:51 PM   #5
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I have a soft spot for Krull in a way, because it's the very first film that I had ever seen in a movie theater that, when it was done, I walked out saying to myself: "Boy, that fucking SUCKED!". Up until that point, I had no real sense of critical analysis. I had even previously sat through crap like Metalstorm and Spacehunter and thought they were okay!

Seeing how 30 years have passed I should really give it another shot, but honestly if didn't even appeal to the 10 year old me I doubt 40 year old me will go for it. I never got the idea that it was intended for adult audiences only like My Dinner With Andre or something.
Krull was also one of those films in the 80's that HBO showed every day. You had to watch it because there was nothing else on. I recall enjoying watching Lysette Anthony and that's it.
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I watched this at least 30 times in the 80s. That red haired chicken got prettier with each viewing.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:15 PM   #7
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Does anyone know the region status of this BD? I have a couple of Millcreek BDs that are region free.
Well my review covered that.
It's regio a, however with my player set to region b it came up with a message that the disc was mismatched with my player but I just pushed top menu and it took me to the menu anyway and the movie played fine.
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Well my review covered that.
It's regio a, however with my player set to region b it came up with a message that the disc was mismatched with my player but I just pushed top menu and it took me to the menu anyway and the movie played fine.
Sorry I'm not at home and my smart phone wouldn't let me view the YouTube page so I couldn't listen to the review. So its one of those region locked BDs that works with that menu trick. Thanks.
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What made this steaming pile even more unbearable was James Horner drinking his own urine in coming up with the "original musical score". Or, rather, was it the score from Battle Beyond the Stars, or Star Trek II, or his future "collect a paycheck for the work already in the can" scores of Aliens or Brainstorm? No composer in the 80s more successfully cashed in on taking the same sound track, re-arranging a few chords like a wanna-be rave DJ test driving a modern sound editor program, and turning in the results as if it was something "fresh".

Every time I watched Krull, I was soon reminded by the music of far better movies I would rather be watching instead, and then quickly pissed off on being reminded of how Horner had repeatedly phoned it in to several movies dirtying the legacy of one iconic theme I had (and, admittedly, still do) enjoyed so much the first time I heard it.
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What made this steaming pile even more unbearable was James Horner drinking his own urine in coming up with the "original musical score". Or, rather, was it the score from Battle Beyond the Stars, or Star Trek II, or his future "collect a paycheck for the work already in the can" scores of Aliens or Brainstorm? No composer in the 80s more successfully cashed in on taking the same sound track, re-arranging a few chords like a wanna-be rave DJ test driving a modern sound editor program, and turning in the results as if it was something "fresh".

Every time I watched Krull, I was soon reminded by the music of far better movies I would rather be watching instead, and then quickly pissed off on being reminded of how Horner had repeatedly phoned it in to several movies dirtying the legacy of one iconic theme I had (and, admittedly, still do) enjoyed so much the first time I heard it.
The only James Horner score I enjoy is 48 hrs.
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The only James Horner score I enjoy is 48 hrs.
the same one he used in Commando!
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The only James Horner score I enjoy is 48 hrs.
I like the scores for

48 Hours/Commando
Krull
Aliens
Red Heat


he's no Jerry Goldsmith
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Just ordered this from Amazon marketplace for 2.93!!!! Just hope the top menu trick works on my Panasonic.
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