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Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Old 06-30-10, 08:16 AM
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

I have to agree, I was expecting the worse, it's not that bad. Though, I did think the early scene (Whith Ah-nold in red shirt) with Carl Weathers was funny, the wax and the slight blur made him look like the "dream guy" in a teen movies. Dream Weaver was playing in the back of my head.

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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

So how much money did Fox send you guys?

And when movies continue to get DNRed, we will know who to blame. People who shrugged and bought this waxy turd.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

They didn't send me money. They sent me a copy Patton and a copy of Mad Money on Blu-ray and a box of Ju-ju bees. However, the ju-ju bees were covered in wax to make them appear to be bigger and more desirable. Fox is up to their tricks AGAIN! When will the madness end!
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Originally Posted by doraemon10
They didn't send me money. They sent me a copy Patton and a copy of Mad Money on Blu-ray and a box of Ju-ju bees. However, the ju-ju bees were covered in wax to make them appear to be bigger and more desirable. Fox is up to their tricks AGAIN! When will the madness end!
They did send me some vaseline, but I much prefer lotion. Wait, what?
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Yep - that answers a few questions.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
So how much money did Fox send you guys?
...says the HD-DVD supporter! They didn't send me any money. They did, however, send me another anamorphic-labeled DVD of THE ABYSS which was still non-anamorphic letterboxed.


And when movies continue to get DNRed, we will know who to blame. People who shrugged and bought this waxy turd.
Yeah, the power of the people are really going to determine what movie/dvd/blu-ray companies do. No matter how much boycotting one does, it's not going to stop these companies from making money, creating double dips with varying video/audio quality, and so on. Here's a little marketing factoid that suckers all of us home video consumers everytime, including you: "re-releasing the same movie over and over on the same video format makes money." Please explain to me again the financial benefit of a blu-ray company to release an absolute perfect quality blu-ray? If a blu-ray is perfect then they may have trouble getting consumers to double dip on a re-release of it.

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Old 06-30-10, 11:53 AM
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Originally Posted by Lemmy
Thanks for your reviews, guys. You've sold me! I'll be picking this up at Wally-World later today, I think. The price is right, the reviews here are better than I expected, plus movie-cash? That's a no-brainer.
I would recommend that you take with a grain of salt any video quality reviews from a person who's previously said that he'd rather watch Raiders of the Lost Ark on VHS than on Blu-ray.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Originally Posted by toddly6666
Yeah, the power of the people are really going to determine what movie/dvd/blu-ray companies do. No matter how much boycotting one does, it's not going to stop these companies from making money, creating double dips with varying video/audio quality, and so on. Here's a little marketing factoid that suckers all of us home video consumers everytime, including you: "re-releasing the same movie over and over on the same video format makes money." Please explain to me again the financial benefit of a blu-ray company to release an absolute perfect quality blu-ray? If a blu-ray is perfect then they may have trouble getting consumers to double dip on a re-release of it.
Um, yes, the power of the people does determine what the studios and distributors do. As you stated before, re-releasing the same movie over and over on the same video format makes money, because people keep buying them. If people didn't spend their money on double-dipped releases that weren't up to par, then the studios wouldn't make money off the endeavor. It's not exactly difficult to figure out.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Originally Posted by Josh Z
I would recommend that you take with a grain of salt any video quality reviews from a person who's previously said that he'd rather watch Raiders of the Lost Ark on VHS than on Blu-ray.
What an idiot! Who the heck would prefer Raiders on VHS than on blu-ray? Whoever that is, what a shmuck! And according to that belief, I would assume that person would rather watch Predator with grain!

Josh, wasn't that said during the time when I was anti blu-ray? I've converted. I've seen the light. By the way, I really enjoy your blog and reviews at high-def digest. Are you ever going to review the blu-rays for Jet Li's Once Upon a Time In China 1 & 2 blu-rays? I'm curious what you think about those blu-rays since they have been known to be controversial as well...


Originally Posted by MTRodaba2468
Um, yes, the power of the people does determine what the studios and distributors do. As you stated before, re-releasing the same movie over and over on the same video format makes money, because people keep buying them. If people didn't spend their money on double-dipped releases that weren't up to par, then the studios wouldn't make money off the endeavor. It's not exactly difficult to figure out.
The people that keep on buying them probably aren't in dvd forums talking about boycotting. Whatever you or I say or anyone else in dvd or blu-ray forums, I don't think it will have much effect because the main dvd/blu-ray consumer probably isn't researching dvd/blu-ray reviews online. I wonder what percentage we are.

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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Like 1-2%. If even that.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Yeah, I think it's safe in say that 99% of Blu-ray buyers would have no idea what DNR is.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Yeah... I bought it. Big whoop! Wanna fight about it?

I really just had to satisfy my curiosity. For five bucks, I could cure that curiosity. That's like a rental. I'll make good use of that $10 in movie cash. If it wasn't for that, I would have stayed away but, damn if it didn't pull me in!
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

I can't support a fuck up. Even if it was my child, I wouldn't support that kid. It needs to know it fucked up. It ain't getting my money for this thing.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

I don't want to support it either but you know, if for nothing else, it's a good thing to keep around (for $5 bucks that is) to show people the difference between 'film-like' and 'messed up beyond belief with DNR'.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

.....who would you show that too? We're on the internet. The confirmed screencaps is true enough.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

To idiotic friends?
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

I guess. It ain't coming in my house for sure. The old BD for me.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Wasn't this supposed to be two disks? Maybe mine is missing one... Maybe excessive DNR accidently removed it.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

I was able to get this for $0.96, so I said what the hell and bought it.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I was able to get this for $0.96, so I said what the hell and bought it.
Funny, that's how much a toll of Wax paper costs...
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Yeah, so I figure this way, I get the movie, and I get the wax, 2 for the price of 1!
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Bill Hunt's rant over at the digitalbits sums up this abomination of a release rather nicely.
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Link?
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
Link?
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents
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Re: Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition -- June 29, 2010

damn good article...

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