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DVD Talk review of 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' (Blu-ray)

Old 09-25-08, 10:44 AM
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DVD Talk review of 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' (Blu-ray)

I read Ryan Keefer's DVD review of Forgetting Sarah Marshall at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=34824 and...

it's Bill Hader, not Phil.
Good review, I might actually drop down and get the SD version instead of blu now.
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Old 09-25-08, 11:23 AM
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Shite! My backup pair of eyes was on the town with a friend. Correction made.

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Old 09-25-08, 11:47 AM
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Yes, great review. Of one of the year's best films. But after reading Ryan's PQ rating, it doesn't sound like this warrants a BD purchase. Could save myself a few bucks. I'm happy with my SD of "Juno". And I've seen the BD version too and can't tell any huge difference.
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Old 09-30-08, 08:09 PM
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I'm going to have to call you out regarding the PQ on the Blu-Ray release of Forgetting Sarah Marshall...

While it's in no way reference quality, it's much better than a 6 out of 10. I'd say it's closer to 8 out of 10. That also seems to be a general consensus on other HD/HT forums as well.

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Old 10-01-08, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Heliosphann View Post
While it's in no way reference quality, it's much better than a 6 out of 10. I'd say it's closer to 8 out of 10. That also seems to be a general consensus on other HD/HT forums as well.
If we had an even wider scale, I'd probably give it 6.25 out of 10. If I were reviewing it with DVD Talk's scale, I could go either way -- 3 or 3.5 stars -- so I don't think Ryan is off-target here. There are a lot of stretches that look gorgeous, but an awful number of shots are softer, flatter, and less detailed than average for a day-and-date release. I personally wouldn't feel comfortable giving it a higher rating than that. There are just so many discs that look so much better, and the idea that there's a single star difference between this and reference quality doesn't seem right.
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