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Old 07-04-09, 01:20 PM   #76
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

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50-55 inches is a "mid-size" screen now?!??!!
As far as home theaters go, I'd say so. 37"-42" is small, I think I'd start "large" around 58" or 60", and everything in between is mid-size. I'd put front projection rigs in a different class altogether.
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Old 07-04-09, 03:56 PM   #77
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As far as home theaters go, I'd say so. 37"-42" is small, I think I'd start "large" around 58" or 60", and everything in between is mid-size. I'd put front projection rigs in a different class altogether.
Exactly.

There's really nothing between the largest HDTVs and projector screens. Is anyone watching on a 76" screen? Not really.
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Exactly.

There's really nothing between the largest HDTVs and projector screens. Is anyone watching on a 76" screen? Not really.
I have 85" front projection in my basement...

I wanted to go bigger, but the room doesn't allow it really.
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Old 07-04-09, 11:05 PM   #79
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I have 85" front projection in my basement...

I wanted to go bigger, but the room doesn't allow it really.
Hmm...

I guess I'm wrong.
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Old 07-04-09, 11:31 PM   #80
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Exactly.

There's really nothing between the largest HDTVs and projector screens. Is anyone watching on a 76" screen? Not really.
Yep I am currently watching on a 74" image from a front projection which fits perfectly between my two bookshelves. (At least until I get of my ass and get a proper 2.35:1 screen setup which will be much bigger.
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Old 07-09-09, 10:54 PM   #81
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DVD Beaver comparison of Repulsion. That Koch disc might have the worst transfer of any film ever released on DVD, not to mention one of the worst covers!
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Old 07-10-09, 11:19 AM   #82
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DVD Beaver comparison of Repulsion. That Koch disc might have the worst transfer of any film ever released on DVD, not to mention one of the worst covers!
And blu-ray.com's review of "Repulsion" is now up, too, but I still can't post links.

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Old 07-10-09, 02:18 PM   #83
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BD screenshots of Repulsion look fantastic! Can't wait until the end of the month.

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And blu-ray.com's review of "Repulsion" is now up, too, but I still can't post links.

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Old 07-16-09, 05:51 PM   #84
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Old 07-16-09, 05:56 PM   #85
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And sure to draw criticism, the October BD titles list prices ($49.95) are now $10 more than the SD titles.
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Old 07-17-09, 02:42 PM   #86
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I wonder what's holding them back from releasing Fellini titles on Blu?

I emailed the Criterion guy (can't remember his name, but he's the one that gets interviewed for mag articles, etc) and asked if they had any plans to release 8 1/2 or Amarcord, or any other Fellini titles, on Blu, and he reponded that there were no plans at this time to release them on Blu (this was about 2 months ago).

It seems like they're releasing a couple really specific film-geek-type titles, but I would think that some of the bigger sellers for them would be the films, like Fellini's, that have a wider and more well-known appeal. Yknow?

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Old 07-17-09, 03:06 PM   #87
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And sure to draw criticism, the October BD titles list prices ($49.95) are now $10 more than the SD titles.
Turns out it was just a listing error on the website that has now been corrected. The MSRP for the October titles is $39.95.
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Have you heard any updates on Ran?

Any danger of similar shenanigans with Kagemusha?
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Have you heard any updates on Ran?

Any danger of similar shenanigans with Kagemusha?
Yep. Kurosawa FTW!
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Old 07-27-09, 03:49 PM   #91
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Has anyone's order for Repulsion through Amazon gone to "shipping soon" status? I just ordered a few minutes ago. Most of their pre-orders ship on Monday. Mine still gives me the option to cancel. Usually, if the status doesn't go to "shipping soon" after several minutes, there's a good chance the title won't ship out that day.
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Old 07-27-09, 03:59 PM   #92
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Has anyone's order for Repulsion through Amazon gone to "shipping soon" status? I just ordered a few minutes ago. Most of their pre-orders ship on Monday. Mine still gives me the option to cancel. Usually, if the status doesn't go to "shipping soon" after several minutes, there's a good chance the title won't ship out that day.
Just got the 'Your Amazon.com order has shipped' e-mail a few minutes ago (FWIW I'm an Amazon Prime member).
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Old 07-27-09, 04:06 PM   #93
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Pro-B's Kagemusha review from Blu-ray.com. Now I can finally sell my SD without worry of any last-minute issues!
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Old 07-27-09, 07:32 PM   #94
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is B&N gonna have the 'Repulsion' disc in store, with the discounted 50% price - the reason I ask, because it's not available online.
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is B&N gonna have the 'Repulsion' disc in store, with the discounted 50% price - the reason I ask, because it's not available online.
It should be. Check the B&N sale thread. It's hard to find, but it's on there.
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Old 07-27-09, 08:23 PM   #96
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really?? it's hidden pretty well.
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Old 07-27-09, 08:26 PM   #97
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really?? it's hidden pretty well.
Just do a search for the "Repulsion" blu-ray under 'All Products' and you'll find it. For some reason, doing the search for it using 'DVD - Title' sub-search only yields the older disc.

Here ya go... Repulsion.

Being a non-member, I was able to pre-order it with a final shipped price of $18.29.

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^ thanks!
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Just got the 'Your Amazon.com order has shipped' e-mail a few minutes ago (FWIW I'm an Amazon Prime member).
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Too excited for Repulsion on Blu-Ray tomorrow

Going to stop by my local B&N around 11am to hopefully get a copy for 50% off.
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