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I went into brain lock and failed to subscribe to this thread until now, although I have been posting to The Hunger Games thread in the DVD Movies forum. My BD of The Hunger Games came today and I will watch it tonight. Will report my impressions of the BD after I watch it.
I saw the film at the Moore Warren IMAX, a brand new, state of the art, IMAX theater, which has the largest digital IMAX screen in the country. The frequent use of shaky cam and quick cutting bothered me in the theater. In retrospect, though, I think that the problem may have been exacerbated because I sat too close to the screen. When I have gone back for other IMAX films I have taken a seat farther away from the screen and it's worked well, although nothing I have seen since has contained nearly as much shaky cam and quick cutting as The Hunger Games. Anyway, the film is very exciting and has a large and talented ensemble cast, particularly Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks. I read, and loved, all three books of The Hunger Games Trilogy and thought the film did a worthy job or retelling the story of the first one.
By the way, PCM is lossless audio, which means that the digital bits and bites that were recorded at the source are sent to the reproduction equipment just as they were received at the source. In short, lossless audio is lossless audio, whether it it DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD, or PCM.
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