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Speaking of Criterion, their release of Tootsie came out last week. Has anyone watched it yet?

BTW, thanks everyone for your reviews.
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As 2014 draws to a close, what has been your top PQ disc of the year?
In addition to Ninja 2, a close second would be Lone Survivor or Transformers 4: Age of Extinction.

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It's not Tier 0 material but The Swimmer received the best film transfer amongst 2014 releases. The grading and scan are perfect, the film looks better today than it likely did in 1968.

AVS's own Blu-ray reviewer, Ralph Potts, came up with this 2014 list:

AVS Forum's Top Blu-rays for 2014

Anyone here seen Sin City: A Dame To Kill For yet? That is one BD I am interested in learning how the PQ turned out.
Thanks for the replies all and also for the link Phantom!

I have to say Need for Speed definitely resonated with me this year! Honourable mention to Robocop 2014 also...
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A very interesting discussion between some of today's top cinematographers on their craft. There is discussion of reviewers and how they sometimes confuse cinematography with pretty picture quality.


The cinematographers behind some of the year's most visually striking movies - Roger Deakins (Unbroken), Dion Beebe (Into the Woods), Jeff Cronenweth (Gone Girl), Benoit Delhomme (The Theory of Everything) Matthew Libatique (Noah) and Dick Pope (Mr. Turner) - discuss film vs. digital, how to develop a relationship with a director & high-dynamic-range technologies.
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Thanks for the replies all and also for the link Phantom!

I have to say Need for Speed definitely resonated with me this year! Honourable mention to Robocop 2014 also...
How could I have forgotten about Need for Speed? I had rated that Tier 0 (.5) so yes, that one is right up there with the other three live action movies I had mentioned.

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Hey Denny!

Yes I really enjoyed NFS! Admittedly I loved the cars too so maybe that sways things a bit ;-)

What are your Christmas plans? Just enjoying a beer at a family friends house who happens to have a very nice dedicated Sony projector room set up....
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I'll wish everyone a big Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! May Santa bring all the Tier 0 Blu-rays your heart desires. I may have caught a peek, some of the presents under the tree look suspiciously like Blu-rays. Something about apes taking over the planet or something...
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Hey Russ,

My wife and I are just chilling today, with a nice big, home-cooked meal planned for tonight (with CANDLES!!) and possibly a movie afterwards. Thanksgiving is our BIG HOLIDAY where we get together with our 5 daugthers and their familes for a few days. They go to their in-laws for Christmas.

Happy New Year to all!

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That sounds excellent Denny! Enjoy

Merry Xmas to you and all the PQ thread regulars, have a safe and enjoyable break!

Special kudos to Phantom for all his hard work!
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Prisoners

Overall it's a thumbs up for this disc, although I prefer letterbox ratio movies to 16:9 ratio, mainly because I think they feel more cinematic.

Sharp, detailed throughout. It's a bleak colour scheme but suiting to the cold, rainswept context. High points were some excellent night shots with deep (ish) blacks spliced with shards of exterior lights. Facial details were decent but not remarkable.

Loved the plot and found the film itself engaging.

Tier 1.75
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