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Orson Welles' Touch of Evil? Probably not a BD you could rent at the local store. As for newer releases, The Quiet Ones just came out.
The Quiet Ones sounds interesting, even though the majority of *critics* and most moviegoers are slamming it big time. Have you seen it Phantom? You know I like a good horror show and especially one that doesn't rely on gratuitous violence to satisfy, so perhaps this one will work for me.

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The Quiet Ones sounds interesting, even though the majority of *critics* and most moviegoers are slamming it big time. Have you seen it Phantom? You know I like a good horror show and especially one that doesn't rely on gratuitous violence to satisfy, so perhaps this one will work for me.
Not yet but I plan on seeing it. I have seen The Possession Of Michael King which came out today, it's not for the faint of heart and one of the scariest movies released in some time. It has very good A/V quality, including a soundtrack you'll need to turn down in volume. Some truly disturbing imagery and content in it, however.
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The Amazing Spider-man 2 3D

Tier Recommendation: Tier 0 (middle)


Watching this last night was a revelation in how 3D can add to a film. Honestly, the movie itself is very OK, but the 3D effects were quite good. That's not to even start to mention the textures, the little blue veins on Jamie Foxx or the inherent detailed photography. What this didn't suffer from (as opposed to some other recent 3D BD efforts -- I'm looking at Thor: The Dark World and the first The Amazing Spider-man) was darkness due to the addition of the 3D glasses. Every single scene exhibited strong detail and black levels were never or rarely crushed by the additional dimness of the glasses.

Overall there are rare times that I will say that 3D adds to a film -- this is another instance where I think the 3D effects make the film better.

If you want to know, IMO, only these 3 deserve 3D BD:

1. Gravity
2. Avatar
3. The Amazing Spider-man 2

Everything else, so far in my experience, has not been an "addition" to the film, but merely an extra gimmick. That's not to say that certain films don't also look good in 3D (animated titles, STID, and Prometheus being examples), but that overall my enjoyment of the film rarely needs 3D effects.

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