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I'm starting to pare down my LD collection because I just have too damn many. One title that I was thinking I could let go of is . . .

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Because I have the Steelbook blu-ray . . .

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So for the heckuvit, I decided watch the movie for the umpteenth time but to compare the soundtracks, because that's the ONLY reason to hold onto the DTS LD. I fully expected the blu-ray to sound better (since you know, the DTS MA soundtrack on the blu-ray is supposedly 5+Mbps and the DTS LD is a mere 1.44Mbps), but impossible as it might be, the DTS LD still sounded more powerful than the blu-ray. I did the ol' Doug Pratt routine (Pratt being the man behind The Laserdisc Newsletter) where he says "anytime I want to get my guests to jump in their seats, I just pop in the DTS LD of Jurassic Park and queue it up to the part where the goat leg drops on the jeep. Gets 'em every time."

Left the volume on my receiver at the same for both the LD and blu-ray. LD had more bass, more clearly defined rain sound effects, and that goat leg crashed onto the jeep with more "OOMPH!"

Yeah totally counter-intuitive with the technologies, but I guess we can chalk this up to a lazy soundtrack transfer since I guess Universal was more concerned with the look of the movie and the soundtrack was "good enough."

I'll probably still sell the LD, but it will still irk me knowing that when I watch the blu-ray again, I'll know in the back of my mind that this should sound better :lol:
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Today I dug out my Sony HMZ-T3W and played Metalstorm 3D which I bought on Blu recently.

3D was minimal, subtle, but effective enough in places. As for the film it's just a disjointed, plodding, procedural, ploppy collection of loose, watery stools. :thumbdown:



not to forget this ol' NINTENDO NES classic along the way;

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PostPosted: 12 Jun 2022, 19:05 
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I'll probably still sell the LD, but it will still irk me knowing that when I watch the blu-ray again, I'll know in the back of my mind that this should sound better :lol:

Sounds more like grounds to keep the LD.
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Inspired to watch some classic Western films recently, so started with this one which hooked me from the brilliant trailer. Valdez Is Coming, and you better believe he is too!

I watched the German MGM Blu Ray release, which, contrary to the information that is out there is not the Explosive release which had the lesser quality audio track to the Kino Lorber release. This MGM version now has the same DTS HD track as the Kino disc. The image quality is alright, I'm assuming that the best was done with the elements made available. Some scenes appear a little softer than others in places but it's nothing dealbreaking. Audio is pretty standard stuff, nothing that will blow your socks off but it's nice and clear and gets the job done.

As for the film, it blew my mind! I came away from this film with the impression it was a bit of a mix between Rambo First Blood and the Mark Gregory hyperfilm Thunder! I won't spoil it for you but suffice to say, if Bob Valdez asks you if you can give someone $100 then for the love of God just hand over the money already!

I liked this film a lot, and although the ending is a little bit abrupt, and I initially felt a bit cheated, that feeling was soon gone and replaced with a sense of joy at just how good the ending actually is. I won't go in to detail any further for fear of ruining it for you if you decide to watch Valdez Is Coming (which you absolutely should, it's brilliant). Only real negatives for me with this film are that it does take a while to get going. It's a slow burner but in retrospect it does actually help the film's cause because you do build up a bit of empathy towards Valdez and his grievance. Also, the film is let down towards the end with a couple of 'horse falls', which, if you purchase the UK Blu Ray, will be censored. I'm not a advocate of leaving animal cruelty in film, Cannibal Holocaust for example I prefer to watch the cruelty-free version. However with this particular disc I did go for the uncensored German release over the UK one as I do like to opt for films to be intact and for me, horse falls, while unpleasant to watch, were a part of cinema work for decades and a lot of films that feature them would look a bit silly being snipped all over the place just to remove them. On the other hand if the cruelty is just barbaric e.g. Cannibal Holocaust then that's a different matter entirely. Even the cockfight in Enter The Ninja I don't mind it being snipped out, there's just no need for it. Though it is still good to have the option of a branchable edition (e.g. like with Holocaust) so that such work isn't erased from history forever and forgotten about so as to think it never happened in the first place, that's ridiculous.

Valdez Is Coming is a solid film with an excellent ending. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am going to seek out some more classic Westerns to watch soon.
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elahrairrah wrote:
I'll probably still sell the LD, but it will still irk me knowing that when I watch the blu-ray again, I'll know in the back of my mind that this should sound better :lol:

Sounds more like grounds to keep the LD.

well, like I said, paring down the collection.
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21 Hours at Munich made for fairly compelling viewing. It was interesting to see that the film was shot in 1976, just 4 years after the atrocities of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, and even more startling is that the film was shot at the actual locations where the real-life events took place. I would imagine it would have felt rather strange filming on location so soon after what happened and events likely still fresh in everyone's mind. That made me question the morality of the film before it had even started. Was this going to be just a glorified cash-in?

Thankfully 21 Hours at Munich doesn't appear to come off as a cash-in picture (maybe it was, but I can't find anything to back that up). The story is told with a reasonable degree of restraint and without trying to sensationalise what happened and turn it in to some gung-ho pyrotechnic-laden fiesta. When analysing the timeline of events between the film and the actual real-life events, it's accurate for the most part (side from a little creative freedom in places because after all, it's a film, though this did draw criticism at the time). I also liked the disclaimer at the start of the film, with regards the film's basis and the note about actual locations being used. Additionally at the end of the film it is interesting to hear about what happened when the surviving members of Black September landed in Tripoli, that they received a heroes welcome. It completely takes any potential sensationalist sting out of the film and instead raises questions for the viewer to ask themselves with regards the actual events that took place. Kudos for that.

As for the film itself, it's fairly well played out. Again, the use of real locations is a huge boon and I feel adds to the overall vibe and atmosphere of the film. Casting was fairly good. Nice to see a young David Hess, pre-Krug, in a more subdued role as one of the hostages. He does well here, as do the rest of the supporting cast. There's no real feeling of overacting, with each role played with aplomb. I was a little hesitant around Franco Nero as one of the lead roles. More in that his accent wavered a little in places, and because he is typecast from so many of his other roles it sometimes didn't feel like he was entirely the best fit. With that in mind I still think he does well here and handles the sensitive subject matter really well.

There is talk about this being the better film than Eric Bana hyperfilm Munich (which is a tremendous film in it's own right). I'm not so sure. For me the two films are entirely different. Munich focuses more on events post-attack, where 21 Hours at Munich is focused purely on the timeline of the terrorist attack from start to finish. Literally it's the timeline of events acted out. Both are good, and welcome films in their own right in my opinion. It's interesting to note that 21 Hours at Munich was made for television in the USA but released theatrically in other countries. For a 'TVM' I was expecting low budget stuff, but what you get here is a fairly stellar cast, actual locations and some decent pyro for the closing shootout. It is quite a talky film, but then you are dealing with a film about political issues, hostage negotiations and so on. Not a Dwayne Johnson guns n grenades festival!

I came away from this thinking it was a pretty good film that I'm glad I was able to see, especially on a decent Blu Ray transfer. The subject matter of course is not for everyone, but I think the film handles it well and the overall result is a positive one. Definitely one to catch a viewing of if you are even remotely interested in the events of September 5th 1972.
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Watched the German Blu Ray of Michael Winner's Lawman starring Burt Lancaster and the bloke who played the dad in The Waltons.

WHAT. A. FILM.

GENUINELY. WHAT. A. FILM!

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This has gone straight in to my top films of 2022 list. It's brilliant. There are no other words to describe it.

Watch it as quickly as you possibly can. That concludes this 'review'.
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Had a look at another Network Blu Ray yesterday. This time it was the 1966 Bond-esque film Deadlier Than The Male. I'll cut to the chase now and simply say that this film was really quite good!

The film is based on the 'Bulldog' Drummond novels from the 1920's through to the late 1960's. I believe it was about the 16th or so film to be made based on the Hugh Drummond books, according to one of the cast interviews on the disc (more on that later). What we're given here with Deadlier Than The Male is a bit of a 007 vibe, with Richard Johnson playing a very Connery-esque role as the detective adventurer Hugh Drummond (who's actually an insurance claims investigator, go figure!).

There are many parts of Deadlier Than The Male's sum that I really enjoy. The opening sequence on the aircraft, for example, I thought made for a superb opening and really set the tone for what the film was about. Essentially a lot of glamour, but with those glamourous roles it wasn't used as some naff way to tell the story. The female roles in the film are actually vicious, nasty and really bloody terrifying!! Kudos to the main leads Elke Sommer and Sylvia Coscina who are a pair of nasty badasses and ultimately make many of their targets crumble because they know full well that they are not capable of controlling their urges. Again, it's not really done in some naff Russ Meyer/Tinto Brass style but rather with a bit more thought and complexity. If anything, the female roles are far more dominant that the big boss they ultimately work for. That was quite an eye-opener taking in to account the time the film was made and I think provides a refreshing take for this type of crime/adventure/spy film.

There's some good set pieces throughout the film. I particularly enjoyed a fight sequence in an underground car park. There's some nice one-liners sprinkled around through the film's runtime too. Oh, and this is the only film I know of where someone is attacked by a chess set! You need to watch the film to see what I mean. Deadlier Than The Male has some nice Bond-style gadgetry too. Again, not done in a particularly naff way, there's some decent tech on display here and a couple of bits that would make you pause for thought if someone was after you in real life!

As for the disc itself, it's Network On Air, what is there to say about them aside from all the gushing praise already? This is another disc with a jam-packed booklet, a sleeve with information packed on it's reverse and some nice extras to round it off. Picture wise, it states the transfer is from the original negative, though I found some parts looked a little softer. Perhaps those were from other elements? I'm not sure, but it all does look pretty darn good, as is often the case with Network Blu Ray titles. I sound like a shill for them, I'm not, God's honest, but they really do seem to put out quality every time. At least with the discs I have from them in my collection.

The only minor quibble I have with the film is I found the title song by The Walker Brothers a bit bland. Maybe it's because I would have preferred Space to have done the theme song. Though alas they wouldn't write their song until 1996! It's a shame really when a band like The Walker Brothers put out such whopper songs like The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore and Make It Easy On Yourself that they did a really odd sounding track for this film. Maybe other folks like it but I'm not exactly keen on it. Here's the Space song anyway to enjoy:



I mentioned earlier I'd talk about the extras on this disc. They aren't exactly plentiful in that you only get a theatrical trailer and cast interviews. However it's the cast interviews that really shine. What you get here are a series of interviews in full, black and white high definition that appear to be taken from some sort of television series about cinema. Maybe a show that was broadcast before Barry Norman and Paul Gambacini came along years later.

Anyway, the interviews are exceptional. One in particular with Elke Sommar is quite the eye-opener. I learned she speaks 6 languages, mainly because she can't bare the thought of going to another country and not being able to converse with a local in their native language! There's also some interesting behind the scenes footage on set that is shown too so it gives you more of an inside look as to what went on during the making of the film. Which in itself is a surprise that they bothered at all to go to such lengths when the film was wrapped within 3 months. If you do buy the disc then certainly make sure to watch all of the interviews, they are very much worth your time.

In essence this is a really enjoyable caper film that took me by surprise a little as I was expecting it be all T&A and nothing more. It helps that the disc it's presented on is superb too. Highly recommend checking this one out, especially if you are even remotely interested in 007-inspired films. I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Grabbed a copy of the wonderful limited edition Medium Rare Blu Ray edition of Julien's favourite film, Waterloo, and watched it last night.

I wouldn't normally be in to the big, sprawling, 637 hour epics. Usually packed with grand, sweeping sets, hours and hours of intricate, wordy interchanges that only those with a doctorate in languages and multiple Field's Medal winners can decipher and enjoy and centred on subject matter that would make even the most hardened of film nerds literally weep sadistic tears of apathy in to their embroided British Leyland handkerchiefs.

No idea what impulsed me to buy this film, other than it's a pretty sexy looking set. Julien told me he has the poster that comes with this set on his bedroom wall, and rightly so! :thumbup:

Anyway, the film itself surprised me. It's bloody BRILLIANT. You've about 133 minutes of film presented here. the first 40 minutes or so are pure build up. The abdication, descent in to exile and ultimate return of Mr. Bonaparte (played absolutely f'ing TREMENDOUSLY by Rod Steiger I should add). Then the famous regal ball is played out, complete with about 837,000 real candles (I genuinely believe the majority of the budget of this film went on candles, it even states in the making of featurette on this disc that all the candles in the film were real, no CGI etc).

...and then... well, you've got about AN HOUR AND A HALF. YES, AN HOUR AND A BLOODY HALF of one of the grandest, most violent and bloody impressive battles I've ever seen captured on film.

THIS. FILM. IS. TREMENDOUS.

If you cease to read any further (and well done if you got this far reading my drivel), just know this; the second half of this film is just something to behold. It's grand, it's a spectacle, it's just bloody brilliant.

There is no pissing about with CGI, fancy SFX explosions and piddling about with silly stunts and fannying around with about 8000 takes to get something right. This is literally tens of THOUSANDS of actors, ranging from stunt men, children, THE ACTUAL RUSSIAN ARMY (boo hiss in 2022 :evil: ) and whoever else could be persuaded to join the cast, literally spending the best part of 90 minutes of a 133 minute long film, beating the absolute and utter living CRAP out of each other.

It's shot in such a way that you cannot take your eyes off the screen for a moment. Director Sergei Bondarchuk (who was recently mentioned in a thread on LDDB from someone who wanted to get his other epic War and Peace on Laserdisc) has created something absolutely beyond spectacular here. The cannon explosions are just brilliant, the deafening zooms ripping through the air, the explosions, the guy getting fecking CANNON FIRE DIRECTLY IN TO HIS BACK AND TEARING HIS GODDAMN SPINE WIDE OPEN WITH THE MOST GRISLY MAKE-UP I'VE SEEN is just jaw dropping stuff.

The scaling of the farm and windmill, lads boxing the heads off of each other. Rifle fire, horses charging across barren lands and shot in such a way that they not only look so grand and majestic, BUT were shot in such a deliberate way that some of the slow motion sequences of horse charges were shot to replicate exact oil paintings that were made during the period.

The trivia for this film is on another scale entirely. The film cost £12m to make in 1970, making it one of the most expensive films ever made at the time (and in 2022 £12m is now just shy of £133m I should add). Not only did it cost a lot of money to make, it cost a lot of time too, taking producer Dino di Laurentis over TEN YEARS to finally get the project to commence shooting. Not only did it cost a lot of money and take a lot of time to get the film going, but, and this is incredible when you look back, Mosfilm, who stepped in with a £4m cash injection, 20,000 soldiers, the Russian Army cavalry and more engineers and technicians than you could possibly dream of (because, you know, a £4m cash injection is nothing for a war film unless you enlist an actual army and 20,000 additionally actual real-life soldiers), decided that this wasn't enough.

So they went and remodelled an entire landscape, that literally took YEARS to do. They bulldozed 2 hills, deepened a valley, laid miles of roads, transplanted 5,000 trees, sowed fields of rye, barley, and wildflowers, and reconstructed 4 historic buildings. Because after all, this is an epic film so why not be all epic about it and change the landscape of an entire town!

The lengths that the cast and crew went to for this film is just mindblowing. Yet when you see the sum of all of those parts up there on the screen you can only stand and applaud the effort that went in to Waterloo. I could not even begin to imagine what kind of watery, Bisto-consistency STOOL FEST would be cobbled together today to reboot this film. If Hollywood or any other entity has any plans to do such a thing then they should stop right now and just leave well alone. You will not better what has been created here. It's impossible. It cannot be done. Leave it be.

The trivia for this film goes on forever, and I strongly encourage you to check out all of the extras on the disc and read the reproduction programme included with this set. I'll leave you with a couple more juicy slices though. Firstly, the opening credits don't even appear in this film until about 12 minutes or so in. Waterloo doesn't mess about, you are straight in to Steiger in the throws of stress, worry and pain before the scene climaxes by the delivery of one of the shoutiest moments in cinema (Maurizo Merli in High Crime has nothing on this bloke). Of even greater importance is that John Savident is in this film. Yes, the very same John Savident that played Fred Elliott in Coronation Street!

The stats for this film just go on and on, but what about the disc itself? I will openly admit that I wasn't very keen on the 5.1 track. Maybe on a proper 'audiophile' setup it may sound superb, but for me I switched to the original 2.0 stereo track, which in my opinion sounded a lot louder and bolder than the 5.1 track. There's a great battle sequence with drummers and pipers marching toward Wellington and his army. The drums are so loud and packed with range that you get the top end you expect from the hit of the snares and the rim shots, but also some seriously satisfying low-end from the tom toms and so forth. My subwoofer was bouncing around like Zebedee on a skiing holiday!

I don't think the audio tracks are without their faults though. I found both very difficult to listen to in terms of the vocal elements. This is another one of those films where a Clear Voice feature needs to be utilised. If I didn't have that switched on I'd have missed a fair chunk of dialogue. Not that there is a great deal of it in the latter half of the film as it's just an hour and a half of violence.

From what I've read, the UK disc is censored for horse falls. I might get the German disc a) as a comparison for cuts and b) to see if the audio track is any better with regards speech. One point to note is that I did think for a moment that the disc had a sync issue as some dialogue from one of the cast looked off. This is in fact debunked as the actor Jack Hawkins had his larynx removed 4 years prior to making Waterloo and thus had all of his lines dubbed by another actor. He would alas pass away in 1973.

Waterloo is a spectacular film, more than worthy of the 'Epic' status, yet incredibly it was a flop at the box office and didn't exactly reap in many awards either, which I find to be utterly baffling. I'm sure there may be folk reading this drivel who disagree. Ben Hurr, The Bible, Gandhi II, all epics and winners of a trillion awards but come on, how on Earth did Waterloo come away with naff all after all the blood, sweat and tears poured in to it? I strongly recommend anyone reading this to grab the Blu Ray and watch the film. It's brilliant.

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Well now I have to see it, I don't think I've ever seen this one.
If you have one of the best actors known to man, Rod Steiger then it must be seen. Does he do a French accent just as bad as his Spanish accent in Duck You Sucker??.
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Well now I have to see it, I don't think I've ever seen this one.
If you have one of the best actors known to man, Rod Steiger then it must be seen. Does he do a French accent just as bad as his Spanish accent in Duck You Sucker??.


That's the beauty of it. No tomfoolery with silly non-native accents. He does wobble slightly now and again but I think it's because he is so lost in the role of Bonaparte he forgets himself. I thought he was absolutely stupendous in Waterloo. The abdication speech is just beyond the realms of quality acting and is most certainly eligible to pass through the velvet rope and in to the VIP lounge to mingle with other legendary acting roles in cinema history.

The whole cast is superb to be honest. What got me though was the spectacle of the battle and how it was captured on film. It's unlike a lot of other films I've seen. Of course it will have its comparators and perhaps films that are better. I honestly couldn't give a fig when you look at the sheer effort that went in to making Waterloo. It's quite something.

I hope others may be inspired to watch it and hopefully enjoy it. Of course, we are all of us different and tastes may vary. :thumbup:

...also, this has to be a candidate for most amazing U certificate of all time. How on Earth does a man staggering around a battlefield with half his skeleton exposed and his spine and guts hanging out of his back qualify as U? :lol:
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Another 'I swear I'm not shilling I promise' Network Blu. This time it's a blind buy, but upon further investigation, a seemingly special film. This is the 1953 film Small Town Story, and until recently it was assumed to be lost forever. The film was on a lost films list from the British Film Institute (BFI) in the hopes that someone may be able to discover a print somewhere.

Amazingly a copy showed up. Unfortunately not in the greatest condition, which Network do make pains to point out in the sleeve notes. There are problems noted with the first reel, notably print damage and scratches that couldn't be repaired. Also there are dropped frames sprinkled throughout the 69 minute run time. With that said though, this is a restoration of quite literally the only copy of Small Town Story in existence in the entire world. In fairness, what's presented on this disc is nothing short of remarkable, Considering the condition of the negatives and that there is nothing else in existence for anyone to work with. The reels they found are it. Nothing more.

The disc is no frills. You get a choice of subtitles on or off, and a small image gallery which is taken from the lovely recreated press booklet that is packed in with this release. Network booklets are some of my favourites, up there with Indicator imho. That's it though, so it's on with the film.

Small Town Story is pretty brief at 69 minutes, but rather enjoyable. It's very British and very much about football (Sorry, soccer :lol: ) with a kidnap/love story loosely thrown around it. Essentially a Canadian football star who returns to the UK after the war wants to look up an old flame while playing football for Oldchester United (<scouse accent while drinking milk> "Oldchester United? Who are they? Exactly!" </scouse accent while drinking milk>) and also getting scouted by Arsenal, then called The Arsenal.

It's a little bit more than that though, as it turns out his old flame is an absolute trollop and her sugar daddy is a total c**t too. They end up stitching our hero up and a bit if action ensues with the help of a third party who looks suspiciously like Gordon Ramsay. It's a decent little caper but Jesus wept you can't help but think our hero is an absolute divvy for not realising yer wan is a complete slapper and that he could do loads better!

It should be noted that there's a short, but rather nice car chase sequence near the end too. It's obviously sped up, but I enjoyed it, as surreal as it was being wedged in to the film.

What I loved most though was the camera work on the pitch. There's some great dolly and tracking shots of the players. Squads from both Arsenal and Millwall (who's fans at the filming of the matches I'm shocked to discover didn't end up throwing chairs at each other or throwing a dart in someone's eye "I BLOODY LOVE YOU GUMBOOOOOO!!!") were involved in filming, including a few wooden acting sequences from starlet of the day Denis Compton, who's precious few scenes make Wayne Rooney look like a nuclear physician.

I hasten to add that there's some nice skill on show during the filmed matches. Some cheeky nutmegs, decent long balls and crosses, and also some of the worst play acting I've ever seen. It makes some of the dark arts that sadly litter our beloved sport today look like an episode of Barney.

Small Town Story is a brief, breezy watch that shouldn't be taken seriously. There's some lovely hints of classics like Brewsters Millions in this film too, I should add. You can almost cast each role as Monty Brewster, Warren Cox, even Chuck Fleming from Action News is in this sort of!

This is definitely worth a watch if you get a chance. If only to see a film that was for the longest time in BFI's top 75 most wanted list and amazingly has been found and preserved forever. Now that is a feel good story that's just as good as the one in the film itself.

Yer man Regan though is still an absolute knobhead for thinking his old flame was a ride when it's quite clear she doesn't want anything to do with him. Move on son! :lol:


Notes: I've added this as a supplementary as our good chums across the Atlantic may not be as enthused, with all respect. There's a great bit of transfer contract wrangling towards the end of the film between Arsenal and Oldchester United. It's made a done deal in less than 5 seconds with not a broken fax machine in sight! I didn't even spot Peter Odemwingie in his Range Rover outside the Oldchester United stadium, or Harry Redknapp pulling up in to camera shot with his arm out the window of a B reg Austin Montego to offer his opinion on deadline day. Unbelievable Jeff!

Notes: How times change. Nearly everyone in this film spend the entire 69 minutes drinking tea and smoking themselves to death. Especially Regan's trollop who goes through 20 Woodbine like George Best would go through a pint. Yet they can all still play 90 minutes without gasping for oxygen cannisters or ringing Thora Hird for a lend of a stairlift.
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