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Camelot: 45th Anniversary Edition (blu ray)...great audio/video in a gorgeous book case!
on May 6, 2012
This 45th Anniversary Edition of Camelot arrives at blu ray with AVC MPEG-4 1080p 2.40:1 encode. This transfer is impressive with sometimes great details and depth, showing off all the tiny details in the lavish costumes and sets. Individual links of chainmail armor and intricate textures on Vanessa Redgraves's dresses are all resolved in sharp clarity. However, the first part of the film is relentlessly dark, with images looking quite soft. At around the 30 minute mark, things perk up dramatically, at which point fine detail also increases exponentially. There is also the strange preference for browns and oranges in the colour scheme of the film. Grain is intact, and the image is perfectly filmic. (4/5)
The glories of this soundtrack! Camelot is presented with a lush and lovely lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that springs elegantly to life in the film's many musical sequences. Fidelity is superb. Dialogue is very cleanly and clearly presented, and dynamic range is superb throughout the film. There are many memorable songs, like If Ever I Would Leave You, that will keep you humming for a while. (4/5)
This 45th Anniversary Edition comes in a gorgeous digibook case with many pages of beautiful pictures...very well done indeed. There is also a 4 track soundtrack sampler CD.
This movie won 3 Oscars: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design and most impressive of all, Best Music Score for the great Alfred Newman and Ken Darby.
This 45th Anniversary Edition of Camelot is presented handsomely in a digibook case with many gorgeous memorable pictures, plus great video and audio. The cast is solid with Richard Harris (King Arthur), Vanessa Redgrave (Guenevere) and Franco Nero (Lancelot Du Lac). A very enjoyable film, and this edition is the definitive version. After listening to Richard Harris's singing in the film, I just could not help to play his very popular single "MacArthur Park". This set is highly recommended.
Lastly, I notice that Amazon.ca tends to put reviews of the movie in standard edition, done many years ago, into the high definition column. So, please read the date of review before wasting valuable time reading outdated materials.
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