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post #196 of 1930 (permalink) Old 2007-11-23, 08:48 PM
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I re-watched parts of the HD DVD version of 2001. Wanted something to "test" on the new FP. Very nice looking movie though plot was thin IMHO.
On the BD version (at least in the first few "Dawn of Man" chapters) the periphery is very much out of focus. Only the center of the image is clear.

¿Was the original film like this, or is this just a side effect of the transfer? It is very noticeable.
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post #197 of 1930 (permalink) Old 2007-11-24, 10:27 AM
 
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WOWOWOWOWOW! Ok this is now the best BR release I have seen, surpassing cars and casino royale lol

Video was very good and the audio was simply out of this world. My cat disappeared for 2 hours and 8 minutes haha.

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Every time I read something like this I realize I will have to buy this one (and likely the fist 3 as well since I don't have them even on DVD).
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Darryl, don't make the same mistake I did... I ended up buying only #4 but after watching it I wish I would have bought the set. $100 is a bit steep I admit (that's HMV, it might be cheaper elsewhere) though...
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$82 for the set from that book store down south.
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Worth it for sure, i had a headache when I woke up this morning from #4 and I didn't mind lol sounded out of this world.

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Im going to Futureshop to pick my copy up tomorrow. Grrrrr i think it's like $95 way overprice. Damm FS.
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Cars

We finally got to watch all of Cars tonight. It looks AMAZING on Blu-ray. The sound is pretty good too but the picture is so good. The movie itself isn't too bad either but I have already seen it many times.
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Tossed in Ratatouille... what a terrific movie! The entire family loved it.

PQ was definately top notch as well. My only complaint: there's too many damn previews before the start of Disney movies.
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I agree, both Ratatoullie and Cars were amazing.
I just watched Underworld Evolution tonight, and I must say Kate Beckinsale looks hotter on blu-ray.
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Curious, anyone watch Rescue Dawn yet? Just since it's a rare MGM title, wondering if it's worth checking out?

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If I could find it anywhere I would watch it. I don't plan to buy it though.
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I saw it for sale here at a local music store on BR... if my local BB would carry it, I think I would rent it but not buy it.

Oh, just as info... that music store(AVE i think its called) brought in a ton of BR and HD DVD discs, basically one copy of all the older flicks and many of the newer... anyway almost all the old ones are gone... been about a month... she said they have been selling like hotcakes lately. They have equal number of both formats.

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My 1st Blu Ray movie this weekend - Apocalypto. Amazing!!!
James99, thanks for the McQueen referrals, I think you might have meant Lemans not Grand Prix though...? I haven't watched Bullit yet I only had time for 1 movie this weekend. Wow high def movie watching is un-real even if my set is only 720P
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The Shining

I finally was able to watch The Shining on Blu-ray tonight. I thought I had seen it before but I guess not. I was totally impressed with the PQ on this one in parts of the film but I guess it is from quite a while ago. The movie itself was quite different but I liked it. Definitely one I will watch a few times to take it all in.
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