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The Dam Busters (Blu-ray) Collector's Edition (Limited Edition) [UK]

Discussion in 'Blu-ray Collector's & Limited Editions' started by paulboland, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. paulboland

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    Release date: June 4th , 2018
    Purchase Links: Amazon UK - Hmv - Zavvi
    Price: £22.00 (Amazon) - £22.99 (Hmv) - £21.99 (Zavvi)
    Notes: New 4K restoration - Includes a 64 page booklet with brand new essays, and photographs, plus a rare print of an ariel photograph of the Mohne dam post raid, signed by the original 617 squadron

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    Limited Edition is 5 Discs
    New 4K restoration
    Includes the film in both 1.75:1 and 1.37:1 Aspect Ratios
    First time on Blu-ray the film can be seen in widescreen
    The original cinema release aspect ratio was 1.75:1

    Previous DVD and Blu-ray releases Aspect ratio was 1.37:1 only

    Most likely similar packaging to the limited editions of Third Man Collectors Edition and The Man Who Fell To Earth Collectors Edition


    The restoration will be presented by Dan Snow and broadcast to cinemas across the country for one day only on May 17th


     
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    Love these Vintage Classics editions by StudioCanal... I wish they did more of them to be honest. I've never actually seen The Damn Busters, but the trailer looks fantastic!
     
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    It's a classic war film and entertaining
    It was the most popular film at the box office in 1955 in the UK.

    The film music theme is also good
     
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    It's nice to see that Studio Canal have listened to the fans and presenting it in both 4/3 and 1:71. Clearly they listened to the feedback over the past month. Originally it was only going to be 4/3. Day one purchase even though I got the other copy a few years back. Serious amount of great material out there judging by the talking pictures channel....... There has been plenty of talk of a remake but I really don't see the point. The 50's version will be pretty close to the attitudes and politics of the time and being not long after the 2nd world war would be a lot more accurate without the curse of "Modern perspective" that kills a lot of these modern remakes dead.
     
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    Some of the film footage had to be changed at the time as some of the actual bouncing bomb details and mission details was still classified when making the film

    There has been some great documentaries made over the years and one done a few years ago was very good and very accurate to what did happen

    If you get time watch the documentary Dambusters Declassified

    Even with the techinical changes done when making the film its a fantastic war film
     
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    Another good documentary to watch
    BBC Timewatch Dambusters the race to smash the german dams
     
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    Going to be ordering this, Classic :thumbs:.Hoping it drops to under £20
     
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    Love the Theme Tune :whistle:
     
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    Nice! Pre ordered!
     
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    Confirmed Limited Edition is 5 Discs

    Artwork Update

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    You would think with such a box set they would put a 4k disc in there since it's being remastered for 4k anyway.
     
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    5 disc dvd blu ray what could the others be
     
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    I don't know yet
    It's possible might be soundtrack cd like the previous 4 disc collectors editions from StudioCanal vintage series releases

    Most likely will be 2 × Blu-ray +2 x DVD +CD

    If not the above then could be 2 Blu-ray + 3 DVD or 1 Blu-ray + 3 DVD + CD

    Complete Disc details I expect will be announced soon
     
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    @asda1994
    It's 2 x Blu-ray and 3 x DVD

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    Collectors Edition
    Widescreen edition 1.75 aspect ratio is on a separate disc
    Blu-ray Discs
    Blu-ray Disc 1 Film 1.37 aspect ratio + extras
    Blu-ray Disc 2 Film in widescreen 1.75 aspect ratio

    DVD Discs
    Disc 1 film 1.37 aspect ratio
    Disc 2 film 1.75 aspect ratio
    Disc 3 extras

    Note
    The standard Blu-ray Edition is 1 disc only aspect ratio 1.37 + extras

    So if you want to watch this at the original aspect ratio of 1.75 you will need to purchase the 5 disc collector's edition
     
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    Release date: June 4, 2018
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    Price: £22

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    I was lucky enough to see the special cinema showing on Thursday night at the Odeon and I can safely say this is a superb print. At least the 4k showing I saw was. Interestingly and it was obvious all the matt lines on the special effects had been tidied up so the film looked as flawless as it's ever going to look.
    As a footnote I've had to order this off zavvi as they won't deliver this to N.Ireland...
     

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