Bargain Woody Allen: Seven Films 1986-1991 (£34.99) / 1971-1978 (£29.99)

mikemag

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I'm gonna CeX my copies of Love and Death and Annie Hall, too good a price to pass up the '71-'78 Collection.
 

IGC

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The seven film release is only £18.99 at Simply here 10% off code NEWSHE10 (thanks to Sarah7) = £17.10.

Free delivery over £33 or £2.99 making at total of £20.09.
 

IGC

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The 71-78 collection is way better and are there actually any extras?
So, you're saying you prefer his earlier, funnier films?

I don't think there's many extras anywhere apart from the odd German DVD that slipped through Allen's contract exclusions.
 

Derek S-H

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So, you're saying you prefer his earlier, funnier films?
I saw what you did there!

Yes, I do. I think he started moving away from pure comedy and more towards comedy drama, which is fine as he is a very good filmmaker anyway.

Funnily enough, my favourite film is "Play It Again, Sam" which has never had a Blu-Ray release, sadly.
 

IGC

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Yeah, Play It Again, Sam, is an incredibly warm film where Allen just has one job: act.

Paramount just don't give a damn about most of their back catalogue. Polanski's The Tenant (Paramount) has popped up in Australia on Blu-ray so there is hope.

We'll always have Top Gun: Maverick. I honestly thought that was a joke trailer so at least we know Paramount is still alive.
 

Tim2049

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Strange perhaps, but i actually enjoy Woody's films more on crappy looking dvds. Adds to the nostalgic atmosphere.
 

Derek S-H

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Strange perhaps, but i actually enjoy Woody's films more on crappy looking dvds. Adds to the nostalgic atmosphere.
Actually, I was wondering if there was any picture benefit to upgrading to HD? I know there's no sound benefit as they're still Mono (or Stereo?).

There are some fantastically cinematic shots in "Manhattan", but I generally don't really see him as a particularly stylish filmmaker, his films are more about characterisation and dialogue, not sweeping vistas and a cast of thousands.
 

pRot3us

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Actually, I was wondering if there was any picture benefit to upgrading to HD?
Greater resolution, more accurate colours, no compression artefacts, for starters, the usual improvements.
I know there's no sound benefit as they're still Mono (or Stereo?).
What does the number of channels have to do with anything?
 

IGC

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I still have 500 or so DVDs and they look damn awful. Maybe 200 will never receive HD treatment and that's a shame.

Allen's films in HD look fantastic compared to anything that came before it even the slightly dodgy Nordic releases of his later -less funny- films look amazing and get me close to how I seen them in the cinema.

The DVD image of Everyone Says I Love You is miserable compared to the far from great Blu-rays releases. After that -except for Sweet and Lowdown- I've not liked anything he's done and most of it is unwatchable and samey. That Amazon film Wonder Wheel was just about OK it's a pity he lost that deal (but not the money if he wins his court case) as it gave him some bigger budgets.
 

mark6226

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Great collection apart form interiors. Why isn't play it again Sam not out on blu Ray?
 
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