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Well, the Blu-ray.com review of the new ALL QUIET release is now up at
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/All-Quiet ... 53/#Review" target="_blank
and while the reviewer liked it, the disc has only the talkie version in HD, and two "100 Years of Universal" featurettes in HD. There's also a brief Robert Osborne introduction, plus a trailer and the complete silent with music/effects edition of ALL QUIET, but they unfortunately are all standard definition only. The reviewer claims that the picture quality is outstanding and far better on the talkie version than the silent version. Having seen the silent version in 35mm, I found it to be in much better condition than any sound version I'd seen, so it may be all the digital cleanup that improved the talkie version so much. It's really disappointing that the silent version is only in SD, but this is still the earliest talkie so far to make it to Blu-ray so I'll probably order it sometime in the next month or two if it's not carried by any local stores. Had the silent version been in HD, I would have pre-ordered it today.
I certainly hope they put substantially more classics onto Blu-ray than the already announced DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN, and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (due out by Halloween).