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Most of my friends really loved this movie.

I couldn't quite get into it. Cruise looks catatonic throughout the film, and his main selling point appears to be his willingness to totally abuse himself doing his own stuntwork. If you like watching an actor in a stupor playing the role of crash test dummy, then I guess this film will work.

I was also disappointed that Nyqvsit was cast as the villain: I was so used to seeing him as the sympathetic, courageous journalist in "dragon tattoo."

What the heck were they fighting over anyway?!? The US vs. Russia angle is several decades too late.

Die Hard 5, and all the spies in UK parliament says nope, maybe from just an american standpoint
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As far as the PQ, it was pretty bad at the theatre. Obviously, there was the terrible incredibly distracting judder, especially in the fight sequences in the prison. There was also a ton of grain, and low color saturation.

I was really disappointed by the picture quality considering the fact that this was a big budget release.
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Most of my friends really loved this movie.

I couldn't quite get into it. Cruise looks catatonic throughout the film, and his main selling point appears to be his willingness to totally abuse himself doing his own stuntwork. If you like watching an actor in a stupor playing the role of crash test dummy, then I guess this film will work.

I was also disappointed that Nyqvsit was cast as the villain: I was so used to seeing him as the sympathetic, courageous journalist in "dragon tattoo."

What the heck were they fighting over anyway?!? The US vs. Russia angle is several decades too late.




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As far as the PQ, it was pretty bad at the theatre. Obviously, there was the terrible incredibly distracting judder, especially in the fight sequences in the prison. There was also a ton of grain, and low color saturation.

I was really disappointed by the picture quality considering the fact that this was a big budget release.

Sounds like you won't be buying.

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Paramount announced the date and specs but didn't mention anything about the bluray opening up for the Imax shots.

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7.1 TrueHD. Is this the first M:I film to have lossless audio on BD?

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As far as the PQ, it was pretty bad at the theatre. Obviously, there was the terrible incredibly distracting judder, especially in the fight sequences in the prison. There was also a ton of grain, and low color saturation.

I was really disappointed by the picture quality considering the fact that this was a big budget release.

What format did you see it in, out of curiosity?
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7.1 TrueHD. Is this the first M:I film to have lossless audio on BD?

In the USA.. The MI Trilogy is out with lossless in HK, Scandinavia and a few other countries..

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Extras added to the OP
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Since they made a pretty big deal out of the IMAX release for this and the fact that it used real IMAX cameras AND Brad Bird's preference for large format AND the fact that they did the shifting aspect ratio for the Big Screen version of TF2, I would be pretty amazed if they didn't support a shifting aspect ratio version for this one on Blu-ray. Even if it was only available at Wal-Fart.

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Since they made a pretty big deal out of the IMAX release for this and the fact that it used real IMAX cameras AND Brad Bird's preference for large format AND the fact that they did the shifting aspect ratio for the Big Screen version of TF2, I would be pretty amazed if they didn't support a shifting aspect ratio version for this one on Blu-ray. Even if it was only available at Wal-Fart.

All info points to no, so far at least
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That would be really on the southern side of odd.

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They really should have one as an option. I mean, why go through all that trouble? A movie makes so much more money after theatrical release on home video. I'd like the option. I know 2.35 screen owners wouldnt but I would.
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That would be really on the southern side of odd.

Yes, southern side of odd that a film with highly touted imax scenes would have a prospective shifting AR blu-ray release when it's been done before, by the same studio to boot. "Southern side of odd", that!
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They really should have one as an option. I mean, why go through all that trouble? A movie makes so much more money after theatrical release on home video. I'd like the option. I know 2.35 screen owners wouldnt but I would.

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Since they made a pretty big deal out of the IMAX release for this and the fact that it used real IMAX cameras AND Brad Bird's preference for large format AND the fact that they did the shifting aspect ratio for the Big Screen version of TF2, I would be pretty amazed if they didn't support a shifting aspect ratio version for this one on Blu-ray. Even if it was only available at Wal-Fart.

Maby the 3 disc version has the IMAX scenes since disc one doesn't have any special features on it. Only the film. The 2 disc version has special features and the movie.

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I'll rent it. Maybe I'll like it more during a second viewing. That didn't help Phantom Menace, but oh well...

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I'll rent it. Maybe I'll like it more during a second viewing. That didn't help Phantom Menace, but oh well...

Did you just compare Ghost to menace????
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Just got word from one of my contacts that there will be no shifting aspect for IMAX scenes. It will be the standard theatrical release on Blu-ray only. Bummer.

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Just got word from one of my contacts that there will be no shifting aspect for IMAX scenes. It will be the standard theatrical release on Blu-ray only. Bummer.

Maybe it's me, but why would anyone want shifting ARs in a home environment?

Seems like it would be distracting and just add black bars for portions of the movies.

I have masking and a 14' wide scope screen but still would see it as bothersome moving between aspects. I think this really only works in an Imax designed theater...

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2.35 screen owners would say that.
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Just got word from one of my contacts that there will be no shifting aspect for IMAX scenes. It will be the standard theatrical release on Blu-ray only. Bummer.

Thats bad. Really bad.

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Thats bad. Really bad.

Consistency ftw!
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I know this gets said a lot in a typical knee-jerk reactionary way. . . . but no sale.

If I'm gonna sit through Ghost Protocol again, I want my eyeballs ****ed six ways from Sunday to distract me from the poor plot, thin characterisation and daft ending.
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Just got word from one of my contacts that there will be no shifting aspect for IMAX scenes. It will be the standard theatrical release on Blu-ray only. Bummer.

Personally, I'm all for it. I don't want shifting aspect ratios unless it's an intentional part of the direction and editing.
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Welll... going through the trouble of using IMAX for several full sequences, editing it with them and you know....advertising the f**k out of the fact that is has IMAX sequences seems to me like it was intentional.

Nobody is going to accidently use IMAX for their big budget Hollywood productions.
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Welll... going through the trouble of using IMAX for several full sequences, editing it with them and you know....advertising the f**k out of the fact that is has IMAX sequences seems to me like it was intentional.

Nobody is going to accidently use IMAX for their big budget Hollywood productions.

I guess I'm phrasing that wrong. Accidental is certainly not a word I'd use. But outside of the IMAX advertising, it raises the question of which is the "definitive" version when it's also framed for 2.35:1. I avoided the "big screen" editions of the Transformers flicks and would have preferred a non-IMAX version of The Dark Knight (especially since it meant the 35mm sections had the IMAX DMR still present).
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If I'm gonna sit through Ghost Protocol again, I want my eyeballs ****ed six ways from Sunday to distract me from the poor plot, thin characterisation and daft ending.

If that's what you think of the movie, why would you bother to sit through it again?
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I guess I'm phrasing that wrong. Accidental is certainly not a word I'd use. But outside of the IMAX advertising, it raises the question of which is the "definitive" version when it's also framed for 2.35:1. I avoided the "big screen" editions of the Transformers flicks and would have preferred a non-IMAX version of The Dark Knight (especially since it meant the 35mm sections had the IMAX DMR still present).

In a perfect world (and I sure wish it was done this way) there should be a choice of the two. Would have been nice for some to have a constant AR version of TDK, Tron and the like cuz it's not for everyone. That I'm okay with. To each their own, right? But... if the filmmakers go through the trouble and expense of using these high resolution devices that just so happen to frame in a taller aspect that this version should be available to those that want it. Some see it as a gimmick and in ROTF it sort of was but I thought it really worked in TDK, Tron and this.

Just like ROTF, there should be a 'big screen edition' (dumb name, lol) available.
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I can certainly agree with that.
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