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La haute définition


Feminists beware! My first HD DVD from Studio Canal is winging its way to me as we speak, and it’s - gasp! - Basic Instinct. As it happens, I’ve never seen Paul Verhoeven’s “classic” (so I’m not yet sure whether “classic” should ineed be inside quotation marks), but I know of its reputation, and, of the currently available Studio Canal titles, it’s the one that I thought seemed like the most interesting. (Whether in a good or a bad way remains to be seen, of course.)

Anyway, I should hopefully receive this from in a week of so. Isn’t this whole universal 24 fps 1080p and no region coding lark great?

Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 5:43 PM | Comments: 5
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Technology



Heh, 1980P must be eye blindingly realistic :P

Posted by: Anonymous, December 10, 2006 6:06 PM


Oops! :D

Posted by: Whiggles, December 10, 2006 7:12 PM


Sharon Stones crotch in HD.
I'd like a SD to HD image comparison of that one! ;D

Posted by: Phantom, December 10, 2006 11:17 PM


Oh... BASIC INSTINCT! Dario Argento meets Alfred Hithcock with a Verhoeven twist.

I am in the minority who prefers this to Verhoeven's original version THE FOURTH MAN.

Posted by: Marcus, December 12, 2006 12:44 AM


"Sharon Stones crotch in HD.
I'd like a SD to HD image comparison of that one!"

I'm with you there Phantom, ha! ha!

Actually, I can recall BASIC INSTINCT and this scene in particular being the basis for many of my friends at school (I think I was about twelve, thirteen when this was released 1991?) making the jump from VHS to DVD!

Perhaps the rumours of the demand for porn and the sex industry being the driving force behind the invention of DVD in the first place are well founded. Similarly, I can see a SD DVD vs. HD DVD upgrade debate raging over the clarity of the nether regions of buxom nubiles such as the erstwhile Ms Stone. Lol!

Posted by: Count Fosco, December 13, 2006 12:24 PM

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