They Shall Not Grow Old Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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    2. liquidsoap89

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      I've been aching to see this ever since it was announced. It doesn't appear to have a release date in Canada yet (either in theatres or on Blu-Ray) so it looks like I'll be importing a copy!
       
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      Is the 3d version getting released?
       
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      Thanks for the Review Cas. I am very eager to see this.
       
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      Thanks for the review Cas,on my to buy list :)
       
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      Seen this on BBC iPlayer (it was shown on BBC2 originally) a few weeks ago they also had a 'making of'.

      Horrible idea and badly done by Peter Jackson's 'digital experts'. Adding/reusing digitised frames and colorization™ gave it a cartoon feel and made it look totally unreal.

      All the amazing stories and horror are still intact but what an abomination of an idea.

      If all the profits go to the Royal British Legion then I'll give it praise for that.
       
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      I watched it last night and thought it was excellent. I loved the changed from black and white to full picture colour and back again to remind us just how bad the original footage is.

      The stories were great, the footage added new life and I really enjoyed it overall. One of those documentaries I feel every student at school should watch.

      The faces looked pretty weird at times but that was my only complaint.

      The final line of dialogue made me laugh out loud!
       
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      Was expecting a few more extras if I'm honest. Disappointing.
       
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      The faces did look a little odd sometimes but overall a fantastic piece.
      The frame rate was the star for me, as soon as we move to colour / faster frames it really brings it home.
      I spoke to a few at work and everyone was singing it’s praises.
      Definitely worth a watch.
       
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      Behind the Scenes would be amply covered by "All Quiet on the Western Front":)
       
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      I could not disagree more.

      This is an artistic interpretation using the original footage to make something accessible to modern viewers, especially younger people. Restoration is not the correct way to interpret this, it’s a recreation. Jackson is not trying to pretend this is reality, but it is based in reality. The original film is not reality either, the past was not silent, not black and white, and people didn’t scurry around like mice - these are just artefacts of the technology used to capture the images. Of course the results of the process used vary, but some scenes looked utterly convincing. I would say the original black and white film actually masks much of the horror of that time - the most obvious thing the addition of colour brings is the red of blood, and it reminds us exactly how much was spilt. The sound added at least much as the images, the dubbed voices are again, not real, but add to the impact, reminding us that these were real people.

      I was a bit skeptical as well, having seen other, lesser attempts at colourisation, that just distracted, rather than added anything, but Jackson has the perfect combination of skills and a personal connection to the subject matter to make it work. I thought it was very effective and moving.
       
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      I watched this with my Wife on the night it was show. We both said that when the image shifted from B&W to Colour it was almost like stepping back through time to almost see what it was Actually like behind the B&W footage and Photos. I thought this was absolutely Brilliant and as mentioned elsewhere it should be shown in schools.

      Think about it, its a bloody lottery that you're even here when you consider how many people were killed on Both side's. I for one think about this often and thank God that I can just get up everyday and go for a walk if I want too.
       
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      Anything less than tens is a bit insulting really, given how bad the original footage is and the result theyve managed to put out.

      Personally I thought this was amazing.
       
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      Said only one person ever..
       
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      you and i must've watched something completely different, i watched an utterly captivating look back at the horrors of WW1 through a technique that given the state of the original footage was nothing short of remarkable, sure it has its limitations but still it was an incredible documentary and some of the footage was insanely good, some of it insanely s***e but still fascinating non the less.

      Jackson deserves a damn good pat on the back for what him and his team have created, this is some timeless sh*t that needs to be shown in schools all over the world
       
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      @Casimir Harlow all the section titles etc say "The" instead of "They". Otherwise, thanks for the great review! :D I am really curious about this, so will grab a copy after xmas.
       
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      It was an amazing feat of achievement from Peter Jackson... Recorded it when it was aired on BBC 2 a few weeks ago... And watched with a lump in my throat and a few tears...its a harrowing piece but what people went through was unbelievable they took a completely diffrent attitude to what they were facing... It's earned me some serious respect for what people gave so we can live our lives and be thankful for what we All have... And yet there are still people moaning about this release!
       

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