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Old 09-14-09, 02:11 PM
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Blade II- Awesome PQ & AQ (Canadian Alliance release)
Lost In Space-See above!
Old 09-14-09, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by buckee1
Blade II- Awesome PQ & AQ (Canadian Alliance release)
Lost In Space-See above!

what's the audio codex for the bluray TrueHD or DTS?
Old 09-14-09, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by JimRochester
I didn't know there was a BD of that movie. Blockbuster doesn't have it available in Blu. Is it an import?
Yes, it is a U.K. Import, but it is Region Free. I think you can get it for around $20.
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Surveillance - Great thriller with a cool twist. Solid PQ and very good AQ, decent extras.
Old 09-15-09, 12:40 PM
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Office Space. Really good PQ.
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Bergman Island - interesting documentary, but it's apparent that it's cutting down from a much longer tv series running time (3 hours), feels like it's missing alot of other films and theatre works Bergman did in the past. Some of the nature/architecture shots look fantasic in hidef.
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The Deep. I found it mildly entertaining... worthy of a rental. I purchased it though from that Hastings sale blind. I might as well sell it.
Old 09-15-09, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GenPion
The Deep. I found it mildly entertaining... worthy of a rental. I purchased it though from that Hastings sale blind. I might as well sell it.
That's one that I own for sentimental reasons more than anything else. Many of the movies from my teenage years I end up buying not because of the great quality but because I enjoyed them in the theater 35 years ago.
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Opium and the Kung Fu Master- great movie, nice PQ.
Old 09-15-09, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by GenPion
Yes, it is a U.K. Import, but it is Region Free. I think you can get it for around $20.
I really liked Almost Famous, and I sold my Bootleg Edition some time ago in anticipation of a BR release. I'm willing to wait though for a U.S. release at a decent price.
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Originally Posted by JimRochester
I really liked Almost Famous, and I sold my Bootleg Edition some time ago in anticipation of a BR release. I'm willing to wait though for a U.S. release at a decent price.
I never had the Bootleg Edition and love the film so I figured "Why not?" - It's one of my top ten favorites though so it's really no surprise I ordered it.

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The Wages of Fear. A masterpiece is what my gut is telling me. This film was brilliant on so many levels. The essay included with this release really helped confirm my thoughts and feelings on the film, and I know I am going to have to revisit this one many times over the years. Powerful film-making indeed. I can't believe I got this for only $15 - it has to be one of the best blind buys I've ever made.
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Crank 2. A masterpiece is what my gut is telling me. This film was brilliant on so many levels. Awesome PQ.
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Originally Posted by Giles
what's the audio codex for the bluray ?

DTS
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Fanny and Alexander (import) - comparing this theatrical cut to the Criterion DVD edition is like night and day, the colours really stand out, in a few scenes the picture looks dimensional - the Christmas tree in the beginning of the film is so close you want to reach in and touch it. In the scenes where the color schemes aren't bathed in red, the clarity is beautiful and stunning - the scene where Emilie rushes out of the house after expressing her desire to leave the Bishop, and turns toward the camera, is powerfully: the cinematography and specifically the final shot elicited a 'wow' from me.

Great Expectations (1946) - I must state upfront that I've never actually seen this movie before, so while I was much more enraptured with the story, the characters, making notes on the hidef transfer was far from my attention. What I did note was that the transfer is extraodinary - there are very (very) minor print flaws, but nothing that marred the overall presentation of the film.
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Originally Posted by LickTheABCs
Crank 2. A masterpiece is what my gut is telling me. This film was brilliant on so many levels. Awesome PQ.

That's called plagarism.

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The Quick and the Dead. Awesome movie. I just got it in today from Netflix, and this was my first time viewing it. I'll have to add it to my collection. For those curious the PQ/AQ was great. The grain is there, but I did not find it at all distracting, and the movie looked exactly as I imagine it should. Good color, good contrast, good detail, crisp sound, etc. This is a good Blu-ray presentation.
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DisneyNature's Earth. Just like Planet Earth it's a lot of "ooh's" and "ahh's" 'cause it looks pretty. I felt bad for the Polar Bear.
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Blade Runner (International cut) a Ridley Scott film experienced/'seen' in hidef? - that's a no brainer.

Akira - I love how in hidef - animation films and specifically color's just have tremendous 'pop' to them.
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Battlestar Galactica S1

Good PQ & AQ...and a great beginning to this series. Great acting, good effects...I'm very impressed and charged to see the rest.

Now I'm going to have to buy the BD set when it goes on sale again...if it ever does...
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The Devil Wears Prada. Decent PQ/AQ. Really enjoyed Meryl Streep's performance. Hathaway was meh. Movie was predictable, but still entertaining in it's own way.
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Working my way through Heroes - Season 2. . . . . been doing a lot of fast-fowarding so far. PQ is as good as a TV show could possibly be though.
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30Days of Night. Say what you will about the film itself (I know I have) but the A/V for this Blu Ray is incredible and seriously demo material. The level of detail, crispness & clarity is incredible!
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Originally Posted by buckee1
30Days of Night. Say what you will about the film itself (I know I have) but the A/V for this Blu Ray is incredible and seriously demo material. The level of detail, crispness & clarity is incredible!
The A/V is excellent. Reference quality - just like you stated. It's too bad the film itself didn't live up to it's potential. The first half was fun for me, but then it started to derail and it had a terrible ending IMHO. I blind bought this one thinking it would be a sure bet (the trailers alone made it look awesome) but alas I had to sell it after watching it - it was a fun disappointment, that's for sure.
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Mad Men: Season 2: Disc 3 Replacement set finally arrived. Very good PQ. I <3 this show.

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