Reviews and Problems with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
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Another disappointing BD from the Marilyn collection
21 February 2013
Excerpt: I have given such low scores for A/V quality because the amount of DNR used here was excessive and should not have been used AT ALL. I would rate it higher, but this kind of revisionism is not acceptable. The audio should have been left as 1.0 lossless mono. A remix was unnecessary. A lack of extras also drags this release down. Overall, a great musical, a poor BD. Buy only at dirt-cheap prices.
Movie holds up well on an otherwise disappointing Blu-ray
17 December 2012
Excerpt: After nearly 60 years, the movie still holds up well. Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell are solid as the film's two leads and the movie has some considerable charm. The video leaves something to be desired. Colors are vivid and vibrant but the transfer has received a moderate dose of digital noise reduction. Faces and costumes look smudged and lack detail and there's no grain to speak of.
Excerpt: I've not seen this film in a long time, and it never looked quite like this. Wow! Eye popping colors to go with the eye popping images of Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. On top of that, this is really a good film, with Hawks playing around with the sex roles to good effect. The girls are essentially Hawksian professionals--good at what they do, and they know it. Jane Russell's dry wit is on good display, along with her other attributes.
Excerpt: Diamonds are Girls best friends - sung by Marilyn Monroe and one of the male dancer is George Chakiris who became famous a few years later in "West Side Story" as the Brother of Maria. The Dance Number looks amazing. Incredible what they did during the restoration. It looks like filmed yesterday. first I really thought that muss be wrong and they've added a scene from Madonna's Video. Of course, Madonna isn't MM. The Colors, Costumes, Decors... everything looks fine.
Excerpt: Best ever. Huge fan of Marilyn Monroe and I believe this is a great investment Upon release in July 1953, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was greeted with rave reviews by both the critics and audiences. The film earned more than seven and a half million dollars at the box office and was the sixth highest-grossing film of 1953, right behind Monroe's next feature How to Marry a Millionaire.
Excerpt: It's been years since I last saw this movie, but I remember loving it. I was a little reticent to upgrade to blu-ray because I couldn't imagine that enough care and sweat would be put into this project to substancially improve upon the DVD mastering. For whatever my opinion is worth, this is one of the greatest blu-ray transfers I've ever seen. Color is vibrant and strong, picture clarity and detail is breathtaking. This release, in my opinion, is on par with Ben-Hur.