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Audio is horrific. Everything has a horrible reverb to it like someone has tried to be clever and mix a mono track as stereo. I believe the technical terms is "Out of phase". The image quality is not as sharp and colourful as the Arrow releases. This more like DVD quality than Bluray. I know this film has never looked very good to begin with but at least the Arrow release tried.
Don't waste your time or money buying this if you already have a copy. Not one bit of footage I haven't already seen on other discs I own And the double sided poster is a rip off. One side is exactly like the picture on front of the case and the other side is identical apart from it doesn't say "Who Dares Wins" at the bottom.
They shouldn't be allowed to sell this as some kind of special edition...
What a shame, I was so pleased to hear about this and didn't hesitate to order it right away. Uncut special edition.... this was a very strong impulse for me to buy it. When I put in the disc today, disappointment was the first thing that came into my mind. Picture ok, sound just AWFUL. Why isn't this checked before release? Cannot watch it like that, so it is going back!!
As other reviewers have noted, the DTS-HD 2-channel audio track on this disc appears to be faulty - as if the background sounds were recorded through a cardboard tube (phasing problem?) It's bad enough to make the film almost unwatchable. Hopefully Fabulous Films will fix it and offer replacement discs. A real shame as I was looking forward to this release (picture quality is fine).
I don’t normally write reviews, but felt compelled to. I remember seeing this way way back and was quite taken with the dark early 80’s tone of it (crossbow bolt down the throat anybody?!), so I was quite pleased when I saw it was getting a 2021 blu ray release (I have to admit though, I hadn’t heard of Fabulous Films previous to this film release, so don’t know the quality of any others releases of theirs). Unfortunately, it’s not great. The picture quality is ok, clear but not brilliant. The biggest problem however, as most other reviewers have mentioned, is the sound quality, it’s terrible. Any scenes with more than one layer of sound, phases like a sound effect on a late 60’s rock album. It’s really distracting. I still love the film (always thought Lewis Collins would be a shoe in for the James Bond role), but the poor sound quality makes it difficult to enjoy properly. Other reviewers mention a previous Arrow release, unfortunately I’m unaware of it, so can’t make a comparison to it, but hope the sound is better than this release. Shame, but just not good enough for a 2021 release.
Great film but there's a problem with the audio being distorted in the background, that takes you out of the film, as I have the special uncut edition, I don't know if this is a problem on the other Fabulous release of the film. I have reported this to Fabulous films, making them aware of this audio problem and hopefully they'll look at it and sort it out and replace the discs people have already bought ,with a disc; with the audio fixed
Missed out on the old Arrow release of Who Dares Wins. So was pleased when Fabulous films offered their uncut version. Was very disappointed with the sound quality. Which seems unbalanced and has a very distorted echo running through the entire film. I'm sure there must be a better sound mix Fabulous could have sourced.
This seller has falsified the facts which are that the film is 205mins and 70mins of extras or bonus making of footage which I've always disliked and ruins the film. Also its not really a uncut version with probably and extra 1min or less compared to the TV ofcom version . What is doesn't say that the film comes with a movie poster which seems to be a large one didn't open it I'll never fold it up properly again.
Despite some flaws, Who Dares Wins still entertains, thanks largely to a perfectly cast Collins in the lead, a terrific score by Roy Budd and a rousing climax. Unfortunately the 2021 Blu-ray edition from Fabulous Films is ruined by a distorted audio track. There are no subtitles either. Image quality is mediocre at best, often appearing soft and lacking detail. Although this is advertised as "uncut" and displays an 18 cert, it's actually identical in content to earlier releases from Arrow Video that were rated 15 (including the same extras). It only serves to differentiate this 2021 release from a dreadful edited TV version of Who Dares Wins that Fabulous Films released during the previous year, that was also barebones. Avoid both the 2020 and 2021 releases and seek out the early Arrow Video edition, which had far superior audio.