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Old 07-21-09, 10:37 PM
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

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The detail on this disc is fantastic. You can see the motion of Dr. Manhattan's eyes even in the longer shots. Really well done.
I thought you were going to say the motion of something else as he walks.
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

That's not as easy to miss!
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wow, easily the best 3d looking cover I have seen. Usually this lenticular stuff looks like crap but this is amazing. I had a hard time peeling off the stickers at first, thinking it was closer or farther away then it really was
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

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Arrived in the mail today, watching it now. It looks fantastic, as it should. Does anyone else find the dialogue to be mixed a little low on the track?
Yeah, I noticed it... not too bad, but I definitely had to keep the remote nearby.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Arrived in the mail today, watching it now. It looks fantastic, as it should. Does anyone else find the dialogue to be mixed a little low on the track?
Definitely. I find this to be the case on several action type movies. Dialogue sounds mumbled, then you crank the volume to hear it, then BOOM, action sequence begins.

I've been using the DRC option my receiver, but it doesn't work on DTS mixes, so it's of no use here. I'd rather the dialogue be louder than anything else.
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

Did anyone get their Insider rewards code to work for the buy 5 get 1 free to work? Mine says its not valid as of tonight...
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

Looks like Warner has completely dropped the bookmark feature from its titles (the last handful have lacked it), which sucks, especially for a 3-hour movie.
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

Why is there no menu on the first disc? It frustrates me a little.
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

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Why is there no menu on the first disc? It frustrates me a little.
Warner doesn't have menus. Never did.
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

Originally Posted by Rammsteinfan View Post
Did anyone get their Insider rewards code to work for the buy 5 get 1 free to work? Mine says its not valid as of tonight...
I'm getting the same thing.

Also, if you notice, Watchmen isn't shown on their eligible title list, but '17 Again' is, and it isn't even released until August 11th

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Why is there no menu on the first disc? It frustrates me a little.
Not even one that pops up during the movie?
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

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Not even one that pops up during the movie?
Yes, there's definitely a pop-up menu. (You have to have a menu somewhere if you wanna watch the extras. ) I'm pretty sure a menu of extras comes up when the movie's over -- at least if it's like all of Warner's other releases -- but I don't remember about Watchmen specifically.
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

Originally Posted by Vipper II View Post
Looks like Warner has completely dropped the bookmark feature from its titles (the last handful have lacked it), which sucks, especially for a 3-hour movie.
But don't most players remember where you left off?

And even if not, there are always chapters to skip pretty easily to where you want.

But yeah, I guess it was a neat feature. I rarely watch just part of a film, one of the joys of no children in the house I guess.
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Yes, there's definitely a pop-up menu. (You have to have a menu somewhere if you wanna watch the extras. ) I'm pretty sure a menu of extras comes up when the movie's over -- at least if it's like all of Warner's other releases -- but I don't remember about Watchmen specifically.
That's what I figured. Same with the Matrix movies. They start automatically, but you can select to go to the main menu from the pop-up menu.

I don't mind this. Only problem was that the default audio was not the TrueHD.
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WB has finally made the lossless audio the default. I think it started around the time Gran Torino was released.
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

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But don't most players remember where you left off?
For non-Java titles, which are very few and far between these days, the players usually resume; however, Watchmen includes Java and doesn't resume.


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But yeah, I guess it was a neat feature. I rarely watch just part of a film, one of the joys of no children in the house I guess.
I rarely watch part of a movie, too, but it's nice having that flexibility in the event you end up with less time than you originally thought. I just find it frustrating because Warner used to offer the feature, but, starting with Gran Torino, they appear to have ceased that. Why?
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

Originally Posted by Vipper II View Post
For non-Java titles, which are very few and far between these days, the players usually resume; however, Watchmen includes Java and doesn't resume.
The weird thing is that the Mega Movie Mode (or whatever stupid name they came up with) does have a resume feature. (I haven't checked to see if the movie itself has it, but the enhanced viewing mode definitely does. I know 'cause I used it. )
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Originally Posted by Bob_Bobbson View Post
I'm getting the same thing.

Also, if you notice, Watchmen isn't shown on their eligible title list, but '17 Again' is, and it isn't even released until August 11th
The code is now working! It shows as Tales of the Black Freighter in the picture but lists as Watchmen. 4 more to go!
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

I bought the Watchmen DC on BR and when I went to redeem my code on itunes for the digital copy they gave me the regular cut of the movie. I wouldn't be upset if itunes didn't offer the DC, but they do.
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I bought the Watchmen DC on BR and when I went to redeem my code on itunes for the digital copy they gave me the regular cut of the movie.
It's pulling the video from the disc, though, not from iTunes' store. iTunes is just a middleman between your computer and the disc.
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Watched this twice so far. Once on my projector and also on my CRT set.

1.) The transfer is great. I'm upset though because the black levels in this film really show the age of my soon-to-be 5 year old LCD projector. Guess I'll have to upgrade soon.

2.) I liked that new Dark Knight, Watchmen, 300 preview trailer. I noticed they had some perfect looking Batman Imax shots in 2.40:1 ratio instead of 16:9. New DK release coming soon?
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

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It's pulling the video from the disc, though, not from iTunes' store. iTunes is just a middleman between your computer and the disc.
oh ok thanks for clearing that up. So WB put the regular cut of the movie on the disc instead of the DC.
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Re: Watchmen: 7/28/09 (?)

Originally Posted by Mok View Post
I bought the Watchmen DC on BR and when I went to redeem my code on itunes for the digital copy they gave me the regular cut of the movie. I wouldn't be upset if itunes didn't offer the DC, but they do.
I'd be happy. You have both cuts of the movie without having to buy it twice.
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It looked pretty good, but my projector has issues with blacks so it kinda ruined the image for me. This was the last straw, I'm buying a new fucking projector, and this time i'm going with DLP!
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It looked pretty good, but my projector has issues with blacks so it kinda ruined the image for me. This was the last straw, I'm buying a new fucking projector, and this time i'm going with DLP!
You and me both. I'm going to buy the new Optoma HD20 and I'm just hoping I can get it to work with minimal keystone correction. Watchmen is a great film for testing the black levels of a display.

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