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My Amazon order got here this afternoon...I'm already Price'd up as of this morning, but now I can watch it again in shiny, shiny remastered quality whenever I want...probably without the picture getting all weird and squished, even!

I also got myself the anniversary Blu-Ray of Evita, because I've been on an Evita-kick lately and the price was low enough to be more worthwhile than spending hours trying to install software to get the ancient DVD to play properly, and Ladyhawke on Blu-Ray because I love it dearly and they finally released it legally in a language other than Italian.

Naturally, I've spent the past two hours installing updates to get that to play properly. C'est la vie.

Wrestling with technology is usually three parts crossed fingers and muttered obscenities and one part triumphantly shouting "I AM MASTER OF MY OWN DESTINY," and this time was no exception. But as of the moment, I've got a cooperative laptop and a box of pretty new things to watch. The picture on the Blu-Ray version of Evita is beautiful! The sound on the U.N.C.L.E. DVDs (at least as far as the menu screen) is wonderful! The picture and sound on Ladyhawke are...about what you'd expect from an '80s fantasy movie, but it's not in Italian!

I'm celebrating with tea with whiskey and the Puppy Bowl, because sports are for other people.

Oh my gosh look at that Shar-Pei puppy and his little mooshy-smooshy face oh my gosh his name is WRINKLES oh that's so cute I'm gonna die.

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Date: 2016-02-08 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] insaneladybug.livejournal.com
Hooray! Yesss, it's wonderful to have DVDs to watch whenever! Or Blu-Rays! I remember you talking about Ladyhawke. That's great that you were finally able to get it without resorting to the Italian!

Ugggh, updates. How annoying. But at least it finally worked! And yay! Beautiful pictures and sound quality make things very exciting. The sound on the U.N.C.L.E. menus is louder than in the actual episodes, at least if the new releases are the same as the older ones. But hopefully it will be great all around!

Awww, Shar-Peis! I have a Shar-Pei plushie around here somewhere.

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Date: 2016-02-09 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laj-or-suchlike.livejournal.com
Not just in Italian...the Ladyhawke DVDS usually weren't compatible with players in this country. The Amazon reviews were full of angry, angry people.

It was beyond updates...I still had the version of PowerDVD that came bundled with the laptop. They apparently stopped supporting that version years ago, but I have time to sit down and watch things so rarely, and play Blu-Rays almost never, and just figured things were up to date because nothing was popping up telling me to update things. Then I popped Ladyhawke in and had it tell me the disc was unsupported and updates were needed to play content. Then found out all of the available patches wouldn't work with bundled software. I finally had to uninstall altogether and reinstall to get the patches to work. It was an ordeal.

The sound on the menu was definitely loud, but it was also so crisp and clear! If it's half that good on the episodes themselves, I'll be thrilled.

They're so wrinkly~ ;3;

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Date: 2016-02-09 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] insaneladybug.livejournal.com
Bleeech. Oh yeah, that's right. Ugh.

An ordeal is right! Yikes. Frickin' technology woes....

Awesome! It should be good!

With big, expressive eyes!

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Date: 2016-02-10 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laj-or-suchlike.livejournal.com
It's a downer when the only way you can see a movie is to wait for an edited version to air on TV. I haven't even seen more than the last twenty minutes of it in at least five years.

I should probably test some of the Blu-Rays that came in some of the anniversary-three-disc-sets I have...gods help me if I find something else that won't play.

I just need a night off to watch something...and, y'know, to not be sandbagged by germs the second I have time off.

And smooshy little faces!

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Date: 2016-02-10 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] insaneladybug.livejournal.com
Oy! How frustrating!

Blech. Hopefully that won't happen.

Totally.

So cute!

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