One Million B.C. blu-ray

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One Million B.C. blu-ray

PostSun Sep 03, 2017 12:25 pm

I just got the new blu-ray of One Million B.C. and projected it last night. The transfer is great. Sharp and clear with full sound. There is a tendency for the shadows to black up, but that is probably how it was shot. The added resolution reveals the rear projection effects and paper mache rocks, but it also adds a lot to the outdoor location footage. There is one overhead camera shot that moves through a massive set that is very impressive. I've only seen this film from 16mm TV prints on Tom Hatten's show on Channel 5, so seeing it like this was a pleasure. Well worth picking up.
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Re: One Million B.C. blu-ray

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 12:55 am

Yesterday, Sept 6 in Australia I got an e-mail cancelling my order for Topper and his followed another e-mail cancelling my order for One Million BC. In both cases saying they were unavailable. Haven't had one of those e-mails for a long time. They never make sense and mess up my ordering.
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Re: One Million B.C. blu-ray

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 5:39 pm

I think the distributor underestimated the demand and did too small of an initial run. They're ordering more copies to be manufactured now, so it will come back in stock again eventually. Weird way to do business.
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Re: One Million B.C. blu-ray

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 6:56 pm

My pre-order from Amazon (U.S.) was canceled - I then ordered it directly from VCI at a competitive price.
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Re: One Million B.C. blu-ray

PostWed Sep 13, 2017 2:59 pm

I watched it last night. Good picture quality, mediocre audio, sounding like too much dnr. I enjoyed the film, a childhood favorite. It's a simple story but very well done and entertaining. The special effects were outstanding for its time, and the shot of the woman being sucked under the flowing lava still packs a punch.
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Re: One Million B.C. blu-ray

PostWed Sep 13, 2017 4:11 pm

Had no idea VCI had put this out, they release such an interesting and broad mix of classic film, usually I get a newsletter or something from them, but I guess I've fallen off their email wagon.

Here's the link to buy the blu-ray directly from them. They also have it on DVD.
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