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« on: April 11, 2011, 08:29:06 PM »
http://www.amazon.de/Unten-Fluss-Blu-ray-Martin-Rosen/dp/B003VDC0EW/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1302416396&sr=1-1
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Unten am Fluss (all regions, Germany, includes original English audio) (2010)

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 08:36:14 PM »
I have no intentions of buying blu-ray at the present time.  Number one, the players are still too expensive given comparable options (DVD players, upscaling dvd players) plus the cost of re-buying many of the titles I already have on DVD.

The only way this bluray would be an upgrade at all from my 25th Anniversary Edition (Big Sky Studios release in 2004) is if they clean up more of the film grain, and remaster the audio.  Plus they would need special features, but I don't think there is much out there.  The commentary with Martin Rosen would be a treat for US viewers that cannot view the 25th Anniversary release from Australia.

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 08:38:47 PM »
Neither do I for a few reasons, one I just bought the deluxe edition on DVD, I don't have an amazon account and I don't have a blu ray. You'll never get me to use blu-ray. But I never knew of a blu-ray before, thanks for posting the link.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 08:43:22 PM »
I would buy the blue ray just because I found the deluxe edition to be a complete letdown and total failure. If they fixed the grain, audio and sharpen up the backgrounds like you said adam, then that would be great.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 09:15:28 PM »
IMO, I don't think any US distributor will be able to top what the Aussie's did for the 25th Anniversary Edition.  Too bad its no longer available to purchase...I lucked out that it was just released when I was really looking for Watership extras.

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/223851

http://animatedviews.com/2006/watershipped-rabbits-and-plagued-dogs-the-animated-world-of-richard-adams/
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 09:18:42 PM »
Isn't the plague dogs uncut version already on youtube because I've seen it or is that a newer version with more cut scenes or is it a cut version of the movie?

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011, 09:39:38 PM »
^ Yes, someone ripped the Big Sky dvd and put it on youtube (wasn't me though I own that release too).  I don't believe Martin Rosen will have that pulled...it seems he has the only surviving master of the film in its entirety.