If anyone cares, I watched Tristan & Isolde last night and overall it was a decent flick but sort of missed greatness, Im afraid. Solid story and acting but it just left me a little underwhelmed. I was actually more interested in the side story involving King Marke trying to unite Britan than I was the love story. Still though, not bad.... Im gonna give it another try and see if I will be keeping it or trading/selling it off. Heres a summary of the disc:
Overall PQ - 4 stars out of 5. Very good details, limited grain if any at all, nice blacks, no artifacting or processing. Good production values and scenery. 1.78:1 aspect ratio will limit the "pop" a little but its darned good even so. Great transfer!
Sound - 4 stars out of 5. I used the DTS-HD English track and was pretty impressed. Decent surround usage where warranted. Easy to hear speech but when the action demanded sound you got it. Very solid overall sound.
Movie Itself - 3 Stars out of 5. Like I said....decent and watchable but long term rewatchability is questionable. Im gonna try again and see but right now I cant give it more than 3 stars.
If you're a fan of the movie, then $26 bucks is an EASY purchase. The HD version is excellent... a "No-brainer" import purchase. Otherwise, try to watch the flick first.
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