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Offline fantail

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The Wind and the Lion is now on Blu-ray
« on: May 08, 2014, 11:30:20 PM »
One of my favorites is now out on Blu-Ray. Time to revisit Warflag's Red Shadow page and grab one of Gringo 40's Raisuli figures.



http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Wind-and-the-Lion-Blu-ray/49435/#Overview

Offline Arthur

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Re: The Wind and the Lion is now on Blu-ray
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 12:04:53 AM »
And being a Warner Archive disc, the US BD is almost certainly region-free, which means it can be played on any machine regardless of the country you live in. I'll be able to confirm that in a few days when my own copy comes in courtesy of Amazon.com. 

Offline Arteis

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Re: The Wind and the Lion is now on Blu-ray
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 06:07:08 AM »
Excellent.  Can't wait to re-see the scene with the US Marines double-timing through the streets to the rousing sound of John Paul Sousa's 'Semper Fidelelis' march.
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Re: The Wind and the Lion is now on Blu-ray
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 06:46:44 AM »
I take it that a Dutch import would play in the UK?

Might be worth waiting until we buy a Blu-Ray player?? (Just bought our first flat Screen TV  lol. It's a Smart TV too so i'm a bit stumped with all this new gingum techno stuff  lol lol)

Darrell.

Offline Arthur

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Re: The Wind and the Lion is now on Blu-ray
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 07:45:39 PM »
I take it that a Dutch import would play in the UK?

It will : The Netherlands and the UK are both part of region 2, which encompasses all of western Europe

Might be worth waiting until we buy a Blu-Ray player??

That would be my recommendation, especially as BD players are dirt cheap these days, and the leap in picture quality is quite spectacular compared to DVD.

I take it the Dutch import you're referring to is the disc linked below :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Wind-Lion-Dutch-Import/dp/B000WFQU7U  

It certainly is cheap enough but if you love the film and want to see it in the best PQ available, go for the region-free U.S BD :

http://www.amazon.com/Wind-Lion-Blu-ray-Sean-Connery/dp/B00JG88XD8/ref=sr_1_3?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1399664490&sr=1-3&keywords=the+wind+and+the+lion  
« Last Edit: May 09, 2014, 10:24:52 PM by Arthur »

Offline gringo

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Re: The Wind and the Lion is now on Blu-ray
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 10:36:09 PM »
top film chaps.needless to say the total inspiration for the
fig..strangly enough im looking at thge other characters in the
film............muse muse :D

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Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: The Wind and the Lion is now on Blu-ray
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 01:06:54 PM »
I picked up Zulu Dawn from the bargain bin in Walmart yesterday for less than $10.  It nicely replaces my well worn UK VHS copy and was cheaper than anywhere I could find online (including Walmart!)
'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.'

Offline Arthur

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Re: The Wind and the Lion is now on Blu-ray
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 07:55:34 PM »
The Warner Archives US Blu-Ray landed in my mailbox today : I can confirm it is region-free and will play on machines world-wide. Excellent transfer too, with a picture quality that is way superior to that of the DVD edition. 

 

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