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Ralph Potts 02-17-2009 12:21 PM

Greetings,

This thread can be used for general discussion related to upcoming titles due for review, for member questions/comments or any other topics related to Blu-ray Disc reviews.


Regards,

Ralph Potts 03-04-2009 10:21 AM

Greetings,

The remainder of this week I hope to post Pinocchio, Australia, Cadillac Records and The French Connection II. It may depend on what else arrives in the meantime but that is the plan.


Cheers,

seggers 03-04-2009 11:21 AM

So I'll start. What ever happened to the Futurama review? Did the disc not arrive?

Seggers

Ralph Potts 03-04-2009 11:58 AM

Greetings,

It arrived late (post street). If interest is high I will try to get to it this weekend. When titles arrive post street it creates a backlog for titles that are coming up the following week. Fox is notorious for titles arriving either very close to or beyond street date. Case and point being Austrailia which streeted yesterday and arrived this morning. This isn't always the case but unfortunately it is more often than not.

I cover as many as possible and try to ensure that new releases are consistently reviewed.

FYI - These titles from Fox never arrived:

The Passion of the Christ
Raging Bull
Donnie Darko

Lionsgate:

W.

Regards,

seggers 03-05-2009 07:17 PM

OK, so what joys can we look forward to in March then?

Seggers

Ralph Potts 03-06-2009 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by seggers View Post

OK, so what joys can we look forward to in March then?

Seggers

Greetings,

Seggers, I can't help but detect a hint of sarcasm in your post (s) is it intentional?

In response to your question here is what is coming up in the next week or so (meaning that I currently have them):

Australia
Transporter 3
Cadillac Records
Let the right one in
French Connection II
Futurama: into the wild green yonder
A mighty heart (expect review week of 3/17)
The kite runner (expect review week of 3/17)
Things we lost in the fire (expect review week of 3/17)

Here are a few others that are slated for this month:

Seven pounds
Slumdog millionare
Marley and me
James Bond Collection Vol. 3
Never say never again
Bolt
The Robe
Watchmen: Tales of the black freighter and under the hood
The Princess Bride
Quantum of solace

There will be more and I will post back as I receive them. Some titles are hit and miss but most should arrive.

Cheers,

seggers 03-07-2009 10:23 AM

No sarcasm in the post. It was British in the post. I was wondering what films you were enjoying for March release.

Plus I was hoping to get some others in here and start off the thread.

Seggers

Ralph Potts 03-07-2009 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by seggers View Post

No sarcasm in the post. It was British in the post. I was wondering what films you were enjoying for March release.

Plus I was hoping to get some others in here and start off the thread.

Seggers

Greetings,

Thought so but just wanted to be sure..


Thanks!

tzakiel 03-07-2009 11:23 AM

I would like to see a review of Akira

Ralph Potts 03-07-2009 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by tzakiel View Post

I would like to see a review of Akira

Greetings,

I didn't receive it for review. Sorry..

Regards,

DCSholtis 03-10-2009 12:16 PM

Ralph are you going to be reviewing Role Models?

JamE55 03-11-2009 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Here are a few others that are slated for this month:

Seven pounds
Slumdog millionare
Marley and me
James Bond Collection Vol. 3
Never say never again
Bolt
The Robe
Watchmen: Tales of the black freighter and under the hood
The Princess Bride
Quantum of solace

There will be more and I will post back as I receive them. Some titles are hit and miss but most should arrive.

Cheers,

Whoa! That's quite a list you've got there Ralph. Sounds like this is going to take a few popcorn bags.

Ralph Potts 03-11-2009 12:07 PM

Greetings,

You're telling me! Fox just sent me The silence of the lambs as well...


Cheers,

Ralph Potts 03-12-2009 01:33 PM

Greetings,

These arrived yesterday and today. I also have Kite Runner, Things we lost in the fire, and A mighty heart. You can expect these reviews in the coming week or so..

Regards,

graphicguy 03-13-2009 08:24 AM

Ralph.....quick question. Are you aware of any BDs that are full frame?

Reason for asking, I'm placing a pre order for Point Of No Return on BD at Deep Discount DVD. The specs say 1.33 full frame. Is this right? Or is it just a misprint.

I'm assuming these are all region 1 disks, also.

Thanks!

Ralph Potts 03-13-2009 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by graphicguy View Post

Ralph.....quick question. Are you aware of any BDs that are full frame?

Reason for asking, I'm placing a pre order for Point Of No Return on BD at Deep Discount DVD. The specs say 1.33 full frame. Is this right? Or is it just a misprint.

I'm assuming these are all region 1 disks, also.

Thanks!

Greetings,

By full frame I assume that you mean pan and scan to 1.33:1 from a widescreen original aspect ratio and the answer is not that I am aware of. I would say that is a misprint.


Regards,

Lordoftherings 03-14-2009 04:42 PM

Hi Ralph,

I don't see it mentioned anywhere, but about a review of the excellent documentary
style of the blu-ray titled "BARAKA".
I am surprised, to say the least, to haven't read a review yet of this "FIRST" in the history of Blu-Ray, from yourself.

Regards,

________
Bob

Ralph Potts 03-14-2009 05:54 PM

Greetings,

I won't be covering Baraka..


Cheers,

Lordoftherings 03-14-2009 06:04 PM

Why?

Ralph Potts 03-14-2009 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Lordoftherings View Post

Why?

Greetings,

Because it wasn't sent to me for review coverage...sorry. If the opportunity presents itself I will.

Regards,

Lordoftherings 03-15-2009 04:44 PM

Thanks Ralph for your reply.

I hope that at least you own this title (Baraka) in your own personal collection.

Regards,

_____ Bob

rover2002 03-15-2009 07:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by graphicguy View Post

Ralph.....quick question. Are you aware of any BDs that are full frame?

Reason for asking, I'm placing a pre order for Point Of No Return on BD at Deep Discount DVD. The specs say 1.33 full frame. Is this right? Or is it just a misprint.

I'm assuming these are all region 1 disks, also.

Thanks!

The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Justice League: Season 1
Over Alaska In High Definition
Over America In High Definition
Over California In High Definition
Pinocchio
Washington the Beautiful In High Definition
Yukikaze

Ralph Potts 03-20-2009 06:48 AM

Greetings,

Seven pounds
Ghosts of Mars
The One
Seven pounds
Quantum of Solace (arrived this morning)
Never say never again (arrived this morning)


Regards,

GB Steve 03-20-2009 09:37 PM

Hey Ralph,

Can you recall and list your TOP 10 movies reviews (in order) by "OVER ALL" score since you started this forum? I have yet to find a perfect score of 100... I believe Batman was a 97, has there been any higher?

I appreciate & value your opinion and need to build a quick Blu Ray library collection for demoing my new RS20 theater. Thanks for your help!

Steve

seggers 03-21-2009 01:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by GB Steve View Post

Hey Ralph,

Can you recall and list your TOP 10 movies reviews (in order) by "OVER ALL" score since you started this forum? I have yet to find a perfect score of 100... I believe Batman was a 97, has there been any higher?

I appreciate & value your opinion and need to build a quick Blu Ray library collection for demoing my new RS20 theater. Thanks for your help!

Steve

This might be a good place to start....

Seggers

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1037108

Ralph Potts 03-22-2009 07:15 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by GB Steve View Post

Hey Ralph,

Can you recall and list your TOP 10 movies reviews (in order) by "OVER ALL" score since you started this forum? I have yet to find a perfect score of 100... I believe Batman was a 97, has there been any higher?

I appreciate & value your opinion and need to build a quick Blu Ray library collection for demoing my new RS20 theater. Thanks for your help!

Steve

Greetings,

OK. Here is a list of some of the top scores I have given. Remember these are just from a technical standpoint and may not be THE best film's. Here they are:

Kung Fu Panda - 100
Bolt - 100
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - 99
I, Robot - 96
No country for old men - 96
Dark Knight - 95
Saawariya - 95
Transporter 3 - 95
Ironman - 95
National Treasure 2 - 95
Jumper - 95
Transformers - 94
Rambo - 93
Forbidden Kingdom - 93
Cloverfield - 92

There are others but these should get you started. You can also check my recommended Blu-ray Discs Thread as well..

Here is a link to that thread:

AVS Blu-ray Reviewer Recommended Discs

Cheers,

GB Steve 03-22-2009 03:52 PM

Thank Ralph!!

That is exactly what I was looking for....I wanted to see your TOP list in chronological order based on your technical rating scores. I have seen the page you referenced, however I believe the titles are not ranked in order by your category rating score.

Thanks for spending the time to provide us this info, I appreciate it. Just an idea: It maybe a nice way to update your favorite page layout, if it's not too time consuming.

Thanks again!

Steve

rover2002 03-22-2009 07:10 PM

Is that Rambo 1?
Thanks

Ralph Potts 03-23-2009 01:48 AM

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Originally Posted by rover2002 View Post

Is that Rambo 1?
Thanks

Greetings,

No. The original was called First Blood. This is the last film which was titled Rambo.


Regards,

boxterduke 03-24-2009 01:22 PM

Would love to see a review of the Batman Anthology on bluray and Gotham Knight.


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