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|A Hard Day's Night to be released on Blu-ray DVD|
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 09/07/09 9:38 am] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]
With the focus on all the media mania about the Beatles Remastered CDs and Beatles: Rock Band being released on the same day, this Wednesday, 09/09/09, some events that were unfortunate enough to be scheduled on the same day were bound to fall through the cracks. One did.
Beatles News has learned that without any media fanfare, Alliance Video in Canada will be releasing A Hard Day's Night on Blu-Ray in Canada on 09/09/09.
According to early reports, the video transfer seems to be the same video transfer as on the 2002 Miramax DVD, except that it is "bumped up" to high-def, and looks only slightly better, as it is unfortunately only 1080i, which is sub-standard when compared to most 1080p film-to-HD transfers. Also, the DVD extra features listed seem to be the same.
However, the big news in early reviews for the A Hard Day's Night Blu-ray DVD seems to be that the sound track on this new DVD release is exceptional. This is significant in that the poor mono "swishy" soundtrack was one of the drawbacks of the 2002 Miramax DVD release. A reviewer said that next to their current Beatles CDs there was no comparison, and they said, "This is the best I have EVER heard these classic Beatle songs."
So far, A Hard Day's Night appears to be available on Blu-ray in Canada only. It is now available for pre-order from Amazon in Canada.
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