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Lonesome Dove
2-Disc Collector's Edition
Screencaps (Part 1)
Blu-ray Screencaps
January 10, 2009
Lonesome Dove: Introduction / The Movie Lonesome Dove: Screencaps (Part 1)
Lonesome Dove: Screencaps (Part 2) HD vs. SD DVD Lonesome Dove: Features & Specifications
Lonesome Dove: Conclusion





Lonesome Dove
2-Disc Collector's Edition
Features: A brand new HD transfer, providing never before seen footage in some scenes. Over an hour of extras.
Codec / Resolution: VC-1 / 1080p
Movie File Size: 71 GB (2 discs)
Average Bitrate: 20 Mbps
Distributor: Genius Entertainment / RHI
Region: Region-Free
Movie Release: February 5, 1989
This Release: August 5, 2008
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 6 hrs 13 mins
MSRP: $39.99
Current Price: Check Price / Purchase (Blu-ray)
We're gonna have to split the screencaps page into two pages because of the amount of content. The following are screencaps from Lonesome Dove - 2-Disc Collector's Edition on Blu-ray. We have some really nice detail here. We'll be comparing and discussing the original 4:3 television broadcast version of 1989 versus the HD Blu-ray version on the following page. Yes, the following images may be slightly different from what you remember of the 1989 4:3 version, but for now, just the Blu-ray screencaps and comments.

Lonesome Dove - 2-Disc Collector's Edition on Blu-ray

After watching Lonesome Dove religiously since the DVD was released in 2002, I can honestly say this is like watching a brand new, never-before-seen series. While I won't say this is something of reference HD quality, I will say it's a justifiable upgrade to the DVD version and so much more.

To begin, let's take a look at Tommy Lee Jones below. The detail on his beard is instantly noticeable. In fact, this scene where Call, Gus, and Newt are having breakfast, brought me closer to the characters.

Lonesome Dove - 2-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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Below we have Jake Spoon feeding his gambling addiction. The purple shirt Robert Urich is wearing, really comes across as one of the best shades of purple I've seen.

Lonesome Dove - 2-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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The scene below was just meant for widescreen viewing. Comparing this to the 4:3 (fullscreen) version, there's just no comparison. And with scenes like these, the larger the HDTV (or projection set), the better.

Lonesome Dove - 2-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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I remember this scene had Diane Lane's dress cut off on the right, and just seemed like she should be further left. Well, my intuition was correct. However, the lower portion of the blanket is cropped. Overall, a necessary sacrifice. The clouds in the background also look great on a larger HDTV (50" and higher). You can really see some depth to them. On the 1989 version, it was more of a gray smear.

Lonesome Dove - 2-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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Finally, this is one scene which demonstrates the reason why HD is a must. The house's edges and shape is much more detailed, the horse and buggy is more detailed, the prints on the two girls' outfits are more detailed. Everything is just more clear and this adds to the realism of the movie.

Lonesome Dove - 2-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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