Likewise, it’s years from I’ve watched it I and don’t remember much about it except that it was just ok but based on this review I’ve just spend another £25. Thanks Simon, hope I enjoy my next viewing as much as you did.Was on the fence with this (no real memory of the film) but I think i’m going to have to pick this up at some stage. Looks nice set. Decent quality case too.
Much the same opinion as you. I will be generous and accept that the video may be as good as it can be but the audio is best described as poor. Listening via nearly £20k of Pro audio gear - ok, not all of it, it's only mono - the audio is shrill and the levels all over the place. I ran it at reference level which is a first for me and still some parts were hard to hear while other bits almost painful. Not necessarily because it was too loud but because of the tonality. Doubt I will ever go back to it.My experience of watching the 4K release of the film yesterday doesn’t match the reviewer’s findings. I suppose some of it is down to equipment differences. My comments can be found in this thread Get Carter (1971) Limited Edition 4K UHD — see comment #63.
Perhaps I was expecting too much. I really like this film and was hopeful that the 4K release would really pop, but for my wife and I, it didn’t. I didn’t purchase it for the extras, just the chance to see a cleaned-up version of the film. My wife even suggested returning it to Amazon, given that it didn’t appear to offer much, in terms of quality, over the order HD BR disc that we have in our collection.
I’d be interested in hearing the comments of others about their viewing experience.
It's an excellent film, Caine's best I think, along with the Ipcress File and Alfie. Not a fan of his later work.
I agree Carter is his best well our favorite but he always good in anything I remember watching Surrender which bombed but enjoyed, and it being on at mums house and she howled with laughter at what happened when he was tied up to Sally Field. He's been in a few turkeys but generally its not down to him.It's an excellent film, Caine's best I think, along with the Ipcress File and Alfie. Not a fan of his later work.
You think that was bad. I use to like a bit of Blaxploitation, 3 Shaft films, Trouble Man, Cleopatra Jones, Super Fly but thank goodness this one I did not see at the cinema.
The woman in the black dress the lion jumps on(forget how it ended up in the USA) was in her own Blaxploitation film Foxy Brown and Coffy but better know as Jackie brown.Oh man, they talk about this on the new commentary track. It looks… strangely familiar, but also totally alien