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No joke, do people here base everything that they have on how others will view it, or just DVD's? I've got a Sonic the Hedgehog DVD. If anyone decides to give me hell over it, guess what we're about to watch? lol

I really must hide my Animated Transformers figures... Like f**k!
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Well thanks to all of you, I finally decided to throw my insecurities away and order Volume 2 of The Animated Series. It was only $20.99 at Amazon. I picked Volume 2 because it contains "The Laughing Fish" which is one of my favorites. I haven't seen that episodes is so long. It'll be great seeing it again.
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Woohoo! Now do yourself a favor and display it proudly.

And if anyone gives you crap, pop 'em in the grill! (just kidding)
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... and stop worrying about what anyone thinks. Those that make fun of your DVD's are only trying to mask their own insecurities (or "secret" DVD pleasures).

It's not like you're proudly displaying a porn collection of DVD's.
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Why does it matter? It's the content, not packaging which is important IMO.

25 or 50... whatever it takes.
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Getting back on-topic, does anyone know if Warner will be housing each Batman disc in a separate Blu-ray case, like Universal did with Bourne Trilogy?

Or will Warner use the slim-cases, like they did with the Matrix Blu-ray set?

Also, has it been confirmed if the Batman movies will be BD-25 or BD-50 in disc size?

Thanks.
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We got our copies in today. You can't see in the cases from the outside, but it's such a thin packaging, they must be the thin cases.

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Why does it matter? It's the content, not packaging which is important IMO.

25 or 50... whatever it takes.

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Getting back on-topic, does anyone know if Warner will be housing each Batman disc in a separate Blu-ray case, like Universal did with Bourne Trilogy?

Or will Warner use the slim-cases, like they did with the Matrix Blu-ray set?

Also, has it been confirmed if the Batman movies will be BD-25 or BD-50 in disc size?

Thanks.

Wow, Ratman! You must be psychic! You answered Rieper's question before he even asked it.
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We got our copies in today. You can't see in the cases from the outside, but it's such a thin packaging, they must be the thin cases.

Thanks for finally answering what I thought was a simple question.

Enjoy your movies.
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We got our copies in today. You can't see in the cases from the outside, but it's such a thin packaging, they must be the thin cases.

Looks like some places are getting thick cases.


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Why does it matter? It's the content, not packaging which is important IMO.

25 or 50... whatever it takes.

I agree. This obsession with particular packaging seems silly to me. To each his own however...this is only my opinion.

As I have said before, I would be just as happy to have the disc in a plain case with a handwritten label so long as the video/audio are top notch.
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Looks like some places are getting thick cases.


Those are actually the thin packs you can tell by the blu logo on the case being clear blue instead of silver

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I agree. This obsession with particular packaging seems silly to me. To each his own however...this is only my opinion.

As I have said before, I would be just as happy to have the disc in a plain case with a handwritten label so long as the video/audio are top notch.

Amen to that.

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dude, i am psyched about getting this!

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They already had this out at my local FYE yesterday..... sure they wanted an arm and a leg for it, but if you just can't wait a few more days.

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Anyone screen these yet. Ill have mine tomorrow and I am praying they did not lean on the DNR stick. Im a fan of the first two in this series.
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Anyone screen these yet. Ill have mine tomorrow and I am praying they did not lean on the DNR stick. Im a fan of the first two in this series.

The screencaps shows plenty of grain.
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dude, it's cool. I always watched the Brady Bunch growing up. Until it jumped the shark with Oliver.... eesh!

Yeah that Oliver kid............. What were they thinking?!
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The screencaps shows plenty of grain.

I have only watched Batman Returns so far, but I have to disagree. It is nearly completely devoid of grain. They definitely used DNR here.

It is not a horrible overuse, but it does come dangerously close at times.
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I have only watched Batman Returns so far, but I have to disagree. It is nearly completely devoid of grain. They definitely used DNR here.

It is not a horrible overuse, but it does come dangerously close at times.

Hi Jason

If you dont mind what display are you using. If you are noticing this on a flat panel then this may be more noticeable on larger screens. I guess I will know soon enough I will have my copy today. Thanks for chiming in.
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Yeah that Oliver kid............. What were they thinking?!

They probably did it because the kids were grown up and the ratings were dropping. So, they added Oliver as a last minute hope for saving the show, but sadly, it didn't work and it end up killing it.
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I have only watched Batman Returns so far, but I have to disagree. It is nearly completely devoid of grain. They definitely used DNR here.

It also comes down to what filmstock and exposure that has been used. Not every filmmaker wants to shoot with heavy grain patterns.

Compare the first with the second, and see if you see any difference in grainstructure.

There is a bigger chance that the first movie have more grain then the second. (They did brighten the first movie compared to the orginal theatrical release, since they thought it came out to dark)
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I've watched the first two movies (UK versions, but identical to the US encodes) and I definitely believe some filtering took place...especially on the first movie. However, as much as I don't like filtering, it doesn't look that bad as the image doesn't have a waxy or unnatural look to it. However, there is hardly any grain in it and the image really lacks finer detail (though it's true it could simply be due to the source material as this seems to be a softer looking movie). With all of that being said, I would still recommend these if you enjoy the them.

(I'm viewing in a dark room 8 feet back from a 60" ISF'd SXRD A3000 at 1080p/24 using an Oppo BDP-83.)

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Um... On my calendar it's March 6th, not March 10th, so I don't know how people are able to watch this set before the release date. If my calendar is wrong, please let me know ASAP so I can get a new one.
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Um... On my calendar it's March 6th, not March 10th, so I don't know how people are able to watch this set before the release date. If my calendar is wrong, please let me know ASAP so I can get a new one.

Some retailers have probably broken street date and others are review copies.

EDIT: I forgot...imports also.
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Hi Jason

If you dont mind what display are you using. If you are noticing this on a flat panel then this may be more noticeable on larger screens. I guess I will know soon enough I will have my copy today. Thanks for chiming in.

My display is a Sony 34XBR960 (CRT direct view). So, not a flat panel, but obviously not a huge screen.

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It also comes down to what filmstock and exposure that has been used. Not every filmmaker wants to shoot with heavy grain patterns.

Compare the first with the second, and see if you see any difference in grainstructure.

There is a bigger chance that the first movie have more grain then the second. (They did brighten the first movie compared to the orginal theatrical release, since they thought it came out to dark)

The lack of grain in Batman Returns looks completely unnatural to me. It surely has more to do with Warner's transfer practices than with the original film stock. (I can't compare with the first movie yet because I am still waiting for my import from the UK.)
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My display is a Sony 34XBR960 (CRT direct view). So, not a flat panel, but obviously not a huge screen.

Ahh I bet you are enjoying the best black level from that CRT that these movies
cry for. Enjoy!!


I spent some time with each of these last night. The DNR was no where near what I feared. I was happy with the transfers.
I really enjoy the first two. I never felt Val Kilmer or Clooney played a convincing Batman but the later two in the series offers more eye candy with the additional colors.
Im watching @ 8 feet wide.
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I looked through the entire thread and did not see an answer for this so apologies if it has already been asked.

I'm thinking of importing the first two films from the UK because I have no desire to own Batman Forever and Batman and Robin. I know that they are region free and will play just fine but does anyone know if the imports come in regular cases or if they are in slim cases also?

Thanks for any help.
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I looked through the entire thread and did not see an answer for this so apologies if it has already been asked.

I'm thinking of importing the first two films from the UK because I have no desire to own Batman Forever and Batman and Robin. I know that they are region free and will play just fine but does anyone know if the imports come in regular cases or if they are in slim cases also?

Thanks for any help.

I'm not positive about the Batman films, but I was in Ireland over summer 2007 and picked up The Island on HD DVD (WB title) as it is still not available stateside, and it came in a thicker case than normal HD DVD or Blu-ray Discs. On the other hand, I imported The Seventh Seal and Black Narcissus from the UK, and they are standard size cases. Aside from WB book BDs, I've yet to see a thinpak single release in my two years (today!) as a BD owner.
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They are as thick as a DVD case.
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