James Dean collection

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  1. tim68

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    Hi all. not sure if this has been mentioned in another thread.

    just found this at Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00E7W5354/ref=s9_newr_gw_d0_g74_ir07?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=0NP81QRR4VS9QY0HJ8AG&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=418450667&pf_rd_i=468294

    It looks like a nice box set to own. out on oct 7

    Authentic production memos from East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause
    Behind the Scenes Photos
    3 Mini Reproductions of the Original Theatrical Movie Posters
    A 40-page Commemorative Book

    plus a load of extras on the discs
     
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    Fantastic... can't wait! Giant is just an all round classic epic, one of my favourite movies of all time.

    Amazon price now £20.71 & Sainsbury's price gone up to £23.99 though.
     
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    Mine has just been dispatched by Amazon. Really looking forward to this one, particularly 'Giant' which I haven't seen in years as both of my DVD issues of it had playback problems. After numerous replacements with no luck, I gave up on it, so this will be the first disc spun for me.
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    I'm also very excited about this set. I hope the transfers look good!
     
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    Just arrived! Will have a quick spin of the discs and then watch 'Giant' and report back this evening
     
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    Interesting to hear if the transfers are as good as scores on Home Theater Forum...I think they also gave 'The Great Escape' high scores then I read elsewhere it was very disappointing to a lot of people. :thumbsup:
     
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    Just finished watching 'Giant'. If you read the Robert Harris link above he explains the situation with 'Giant'. In short, there are some long lap-dissolves between scenes throughout the film, which meant these scenes were, by necessity, dupes and thus show poorer quality than the non-dupe shots in the film which look superb. It's exactly what you would have seen in the cinema showings of the film..

    I'v e flicked through the other two and 'Rebel Without a Cause', as the DVD Beaver review states, is "...a treat..." and 'East of Eden' looks equally impressive.

    There are enough extras in the package to exhaust even the most ardent Dean fanatic. All in all another excellent Warner restoration job and a a solid upgrade from the DVD versions. And at £14.49 a bargain! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thank you for the excellent feedback and first impressions- very helpful. I'll definitely be picking this up at some point.
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    Just watched 'Rebel..." all the way through tonight. A superb transfer. It's never looked so good! :smashin:
     
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    Good to hear. I'm hoping to order this during December as a Christmas treat to myself.
     

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