Excerpt: I grew up watching The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, and Apocalypse Now, and I can pretty much quote those films from memory, so it may seem hastily impulsive for me to name The Conversation as my favorite Francis Ford Coppola film after watching it for the first time last night. I will nonetheless embrace impetuous hyperbole with open arms and make the call. The Conversation really is that good.
Excerpt: I was really looking forward to checking this film out but ended up walking away disappointed. There are some interesting scenes but for the most part, I found the film to be pretty boring. Things pick up at the end but the film ultimately left me with more questions than answers. I just didn't care for it. The video and audio quality is not very good especially compared to releases of today's films. Making out the dialogue was very difficult for me at times.
Excerpt: The Conversation may be Francis Ford Coppala's masterpiece. A powerful exploration of personal privacy and the perception of words, The Conversation takes the audience through the process of recording and deciphering a seemingly trivial dialogue between a couple. The new Blu-ray looks and sounds very impressive as long as you are familiar with the look of mid-1970's film stock.
Excerpt: Gene Hackman's role as Harry Caul in Frances Ford Coppola's The Conversation is both passion and haunting. Passion because he is very good at his job as an independent surveillance expert as he finds the tricks of his trade to 'ease drop' on unsuspecting people. Haunted by the fact that his past clients have had tragic endings to the outcomes of his taps and his current client may or may not be in danger.
Excerpt: The idea is interesting but I found the result very heavy going. All the participants are very odd and I could not get into it at all. The disc quality is OK, it is an old film and it does not ask or expect a lot.
Excerpt: The Conversation may be Francis Ford Coppola's greatest film. The screenplay and direction that Coppola comes up with here is clearly an example of a master at the height of his powers. The plot is too complex to detail in a short review, but let's say the film deals with surveillance, privacy, isolation, and perception. The new BD looks great, especially is comparison to the DVD that released several years ago.
The movie is fantastic but disc has some issues with loading times.
17 November 2011
Excerpt: This movie is fantastic; however, this disc has some issues with loading times. For details, please check the link below: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/315975/the-conversation-blu-ray-review