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The Blue Max

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Marcus Wood, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Marcus Wood

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    Has anyone seen the R2 Blue Max DVD? I've got the R1 and it has horrible edge enhancement. Just wondered if the R2 is any better.

    I've heard a scene's missing from the R2 version though.
     
  2. Geezer

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    Just checked on Rewind there is no mention of the UK r2 but all the other regions are listed as uncut


    Blue Max
     
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    It is not always right they had both Licence To Kill and Tomorrow Never Dies R2 without cuts (now removed).
     
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    Im not saying its perfect, but its helpfull :smashin:
     
  5. Garrett

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    I still use it.

    There is a forum page as well which is worth checking out for cut that he been missed on the main page.
     
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    Do you mean this?
    play.com

    Can also be picked up in most Tesco stores in the budget section.:)

    Have not watched it though, is it any good?
     
  7. Marcus Wood

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    DVD Cake - yes, that's it. It's a good movie.
     
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    I’ll second that, there are some nice aerial sequences in it, and is probably the best Great War aerial film.
     
  9. Marcus Wood

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    Bump...
     
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    What about Wings, perhaps one of the greatest silent movies ever made? One of the very first Oscar winners? Look at the cinematography in that and wonder how they pulled off such things with hand-cranked cameras the size of sheds and sodium lights like pylons.

    Or (a bit more contemporary) Aces High? I always preferred this to the Blue Max (which is a good film, don't get me wrong: it has a great ending).


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    Aces High, Yeah really good film. BUT nearly all of the aerial sequences are taken from the Blue Max. CHEATING a bit
     
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    I'm not aware of Aces High using stock footage from The Blue Max?

    Aces High had miniature work by Derek Meddings and was looslely based on Journeys End if I remember right.
     
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    I have seen both films dozens of times and there is stacks of Blue Max footage in Aces High.

    cya
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    Well there you go, the say that imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery etc.
     
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    Just got round to watching this over two nights (it's quite a long film,even with an interlude on the DVD!).
    Certainly a film I could watch again,very enjoyable.
     
  16. Marcus Wood

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    Jer, I assume you mean The Blue Max - was it the R2? If so, what was the picture quality like?

    I always wondered if Aces High was based on the non-fiction book of the same title (about RFC pilots) by Alan Clark (the late MP/ex-minister/historian/diarist/motoring columnist).
     
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    dont think aces high has anything to do with Alan Clarke. Has no mention of his name in the writing credits. Itsays its based on a play:)
     
  18. Marcus Wood

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    Whoa, it must have been tough doing the aerial sequences in a theatre;)
     
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    I always quite liked Roger Corman's Von Richtofen and Brown which, despite being obviously zero-budget, had some nice sequences (if you managed to see a print that hadn't been hacked to pieces by a distributor paring down the running time).
    It's a curio, worth a look.

    And (tho it's not really a Great War film, it skirts around the subject) there's no better biplane film than The Great Waldo Pepper.

    An absolute gem, thoroughly underrated, ahead of its time etc. Can't recommend it enough.

    Regards,
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    BLIMEY I had forgotton about richtofen and Brown (aka The red Barron) i taped this off sky about 10 years ago. GREAT FILM. But it aint been on tv since. Also Waldo Pepper. The sequence at the end is fantastic

    shaun
     
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    good news. Aces High due out on reg 2 very soon:clap:
     

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