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Old 07-18-08, 05:53 PM   #76
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They only charge your card two months in advance if you place your order two months in advance. But I agree . . . . . . . it is annoying.
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Old 07-19-08, 02:51 AM   #77
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Glad part 2 is on one disc this time. Would it be asking too much for part 3 to have the theatrical version, without the stuff added for the home video release?
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Old 07-19-08, 09:37 AM   #78
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Glad part 2 is on one disc this time. Would it be asking too much for part 3 to have the theatrical version, without the stuff added for the home video release?
Why would you even want it? The theatrical cut was rushed to meet its Christmas release and was essentially an incomplete version as it played in theaters.

This wasn't a case of a director changing his mind after-the-fact and attempting to revise history. Coppola could not get his final cut of the movie ready in time. The home video version is the final cut.
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Old 07-19-08, 10:41 AM   #79
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I was thinking about this like, "Well I don't watch the films that frequently and I haven't watched the DVDs but a few times, I can probably pass."

We all know that won't be happening.
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Old 07-20-08, 12:10 AM   #80
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I'm sure I've ordered from other e-tailers who charged me when I placed the order and not when it was shipped. I just can't remember who they were at the moment.
Cd-Wow also does this.
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Old 07-20-08, 01:00 AM   #81
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I actually like that they charge immediately, because you can get it out of the way, budget-wise. If you're using a debit card and you don't keep a whole lot of money in the account, you don't have a charge just pop up one day that you may have forgotten about. It seems like it would complicate canceling though.

What would be better is to have an option to charge now or not.
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Old 09-15-08, 05:36 PM   #82
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Old 09-15-08, 05:48 PM   #83
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Wow, it looks good. However, there are a few white specs on the shot with the car and the Statue of Liberty in the background. I hope that doesn't happen often throughout the transfer.
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Old 09-15-08, 05:53 PM   #84
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The movie is like 35 years old, right?
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Old 09-15-08, 06:40 PM   #85
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It blows my mind that DVDBeaver is bringing up DNR.

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Old 09-15-08, 07:20 PM   #86
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Separate DVD Beaver review on Part II:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare/godfather2.htm
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Old 09-15-08, 08:01 PM   #87
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Part II looks even better than the first one. Looks great. Glad, I pre-ordered.
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Old 09-15-08, 08:19 PM   #88
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Part II looks even better than the first one. Looks great. Glad, I pre-ordered.

Agreed. And me too! Can't wait to get these and watch all three immediately. Very excited.
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Old 09-15-08, 08:51 PM   #89
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It blows my mind that DVDBeaver is bringing up DNR.
Great website, but I take his HD reviews with a big grain of salt since he's watching them on a tiny 42" Plasma.
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Old 09-15-08, 09:20 PM   #90
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I'm watching the first one right now. I don't know how anyone could complain about DNR. This thing is teeming with grain. It's a very film-like presentation.
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Old 09-15-08, 09:22 PM   #91
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I'm watching the first one right now. I don't know how anyone could complain about DNR. This thing is teeming with grain. It's a very film-like presentation.
Do you consider it a big improvement over the existing SD versions?
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Old 09-15-08, 09:39 PM   #92
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Oh yeah, it's a massive improvement. I'm doing some A/B comparisons now, and the fidelity on the Blu-ray is just astounding in comparison. The colors are also not nearly as warm. There's a lot of color bleeding on the SD, which is not present on the Blu-ray. Looking at them side by side, it's no contest. The Blu-ray presentation beats the SD by a country mile.

Haven't watched the second or third yet, can't wait to see how they look.
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Old 09-15-08, 09:53 PM   #93
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Oh yeah, it's a massive improvement. I'm doing some A/B comparisons now, and the fidelity on the Blu-ray is just astounding in comparison. The colors are also not nearly as warm. There's a lot of color bleeding on the SD, which is not present on the Blu-ray. Looking at them side by side, it's no contest. The Blu-ray presentation beats the SD by a country mile.

Haven't watched the second or third yet, can't wait to see how they look.
Oh my! Looks like I'm going to have a have a cigarette after watching these. And I don't smoke.
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It blows my mind that DVDBeaver is bringing up DNR.
The softness in the image he refers to has absolutely nothing to do with DNR application. If there were any alterations they would have affected the entire composition of the print. On the contrary, during the first 30-40 min, an area the old releases of The Godfather have always suffered a great deal, the print provided here looks very natural. This being said part 3 looks to be, as expected, very strong. Finally, I don't believe that the grabs actually do the new transfer justice, the color scheme is much more impressive.

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Old 09-15-08, 10:55 PM   #95
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$86.95 is the price at Amazon.
it's down to $61 right now on amazon. just placed an order just in case its an error
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^ Ha! Thanks for the heads up. I'm pre-ordering right now!
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Old 09-16-08, 07:42 AM   #97
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i ordered last night when it was $61 as well.
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Old 09-16-08, 08:05 AM   #98
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Sounds like $61 for this set is a damn good price for release day.
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Old 09-16-08, 09:40 AM   #99
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Uhhhh, $61??

Just got one too, free super saver shipping, this is a no brainier. How is Best Buy even still in business?
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Old 09-16-08, 09:49 AM   #100
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Uhhhh, $61??

Just got one too, free super saver shipping, this is a no brainier. How is Best Buy even still in business?
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