First big release in a while.
What's the sound and video like? Entertaining?
Haven't seen it, but hear it is visually stunning.
I would agree, visually stunning and the sound was very good; think surrealistic Art Deco with the best Blu-ray transfer. But the movie falls flat on its ass IMHO.
The presentation of story plot is fairly accurate to the book, however, it is presented in an almost Cliff Notes kind of way. Great cast, but they seem to be phoning in their lines with no depth, impact, or charter development. DiCaprio is very wooden in his performance. It's as if he's reading his lines from some remote location and having them transmitted to a zombie clone of himself for the performance.
In general, this Gatsby has a sort of Moulin Rouge feel to it but it is flat, long, and boring. I fell asleep at one point for about 5-10 minuets and didn't bother rewinding.
The only redeeming aspect of the film are the party scenes and they will no doubt become the new go to demo material at this years CEDIA and any brick and mortar HT shop for projector demo. The party scenes are spectacular and IMO the only thing worth looking at in this Gatsby.
I did walk away wanting to revisit the book and maybe have a viewing of the 1974 Robert Redford version.
And the commercialized hip hop R&B music did not fit.
I felt like they were trying to sell me a record.
If they wanted to add a modern music soundtrack, they should of hired someone to create it.
As for the movie, they should've left the Jay-z music out of it. Don't think he was creating hits back then.
Don't buy coffee for a week, there is your price drop.
Anyone having issues playing the 2D version of this on a Panasonic BDT-210 player? I have tried two copies from Amazon, and both discs just spin and never bring up anything on the screen. My firmware is up-to-date, and I have no issues playing any of my 400+ other BD titles.
My mother-in-law said it doesn't work with her 210. We tried it on our 110 and got a black screen for 2-3 minutes before it loaded with the little logo showing that the disc was running. The logo graphic was all messed up, but the movie worked if we left it to run long enough. The disc isn't the problem since it works fine on the PS3.
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