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Old 05-04-08, 01:24 PM
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When can we expect a Master & Commander BR review?

This is my favorite film, and I've been furious at the delays. So I can't wait to hear the good word.
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Shortly after we receive a copy to review, hopefully. Fox has been pretty great at providing DVD Talk with review copies, so it shouldn't be much longer, hopefully.
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Old 05-04-08, 09:20 PM
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When did Fox get so slow? They used to send them out several weeks in advance, some times too far in advance.
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Old 05-05-08, 03:23 PM
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DVD Talk just got in its copy earlier today. It'll take some time to get it mailed off to a reviewer from the home office, watched, and reviewed, but hopefully that'll all be tackled before next weekend.
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Re: When can we expect a Master & Commander BR review?

In the original SD review the Video got five stars. In the Blu ray it got three. Is this because the video is not up to Blu ray quality or is it that the Blu ray brings out defects in the original?
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Re: When can we expect a Master & Commander BR review?

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Is this because the video is not up to Blu ray quality or is it that the Blu ray brings out defects in the original?
My impression is that it's a combination of a deliberate photographic style and a fairly old master.
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Old 02-16-09, 10:12 AM
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Re: When can we expect a Master & Commander BR review?

The DVD is good by DVD standards. The Blu-ray looks pretty much identical to the DVD. There's very little visual upgrade between the two.
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Old 02-16-09, 10:17 AM
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Re: When can we expect a Master & Commander BR review?

Thank you for your responses. Fry's had it on sale for $14 and I bought it but I wasn't going to open it until after I read some comments. Since $14 is even cheaper than the SD DVD, at least for the SE, I'll go ahead and keep it.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-13-11, 08:48 AM
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Re: When can we expect a Master & Commander BR review?

Of course now there are two blu-ray M&C's on Amazon....

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Re: When can we expect a Master & Commander BR review?

They're essentially the same releases except for the packaging. For some reason, the (newer) digibook release uses the old 2-Disc DVD artwork but includes none of those bonus features. A blown opportunity to make a definitive edition, but it's not the first time.
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Re: When can we expect a Master & Commander BR review?

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They're essentially the same releases except for the packaging. For some reason, the (newer) digibook release uses the old 2-Disc DVD artwork but includes none of those bonus features.
Thanks. Translates to "buy whichever is cheapest". :-)
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