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post #31 of 82 Old 08-22-2014, 06:10 PM
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Not to steal anybody else's thunder, but according to my review here (which I had to re-check), the dialogue in FP is directional.

I think there may be a mono track as well. The directional master audio track is pretty good though, for such an old film. Alot of nice sound FX (as noted in my review).
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Forbidden PlanetBlu-ray16-Aug-2014Replaces my pan-and-scan VHS

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How is the dialog on this? Is it true to the original stereo mix where the dialog pans with the actors, or is it anchored to the center speaker?

The sound seems to follow the speaking actors, at least in the first 35 minutes. (The Blu-ray disc arrived in today's mail and just now I have the chance to ... hmm ... check the disc out.)
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Perfect! Thanks for checking this out.
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Perfect! Thanks for checking this out.
Two things I noticed on the Forbidden Planet BD:

  1. While IMDB lists OAR as 2.55:1, on my TV it was 2.40:1 (yes, I actually measured the width of the letterbox bars). I doubt there was anything of importance in that outer 0.5% of the frame.
  2. The image wasn't as sharp as many BDs. Do you recall if this were a "soft focus" when shot, or a transfer defect?


It's still good to have the BD and now I no longer need to worry about Netflix having a copy around whenever I want to watch it.

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1. I remember hearing that it was cropped to 2.40.
2. Was the soft focus only on close shots of the daughter (as was common practice), or was it throughout the movie?

I think I'll still end up buying it as I love the flick, and dialog panning across the screen is good for showing off an AT screen, like Speed Racer.
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I just now started Blu-ray, glad to be finding them cheap. Picked up Serenity, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Labyrinth yesterday. Also grabbed the original Tron on DVD.
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The image wasn't as sharp as many BDs. Do you recall if this were a "soft focus" when shot, or a transfer defect?
I don't think soft focus was used, but it is a somewhat grainy transfer, which is why a lot of us film buffs like it. And the picture will get a bit softer, and less detailed during dissolves and some the FX shots, because of the optical reprinting on those shots. (You'll notice the same type of thing on a lot of older films, esp. films with a lot of optical FX.) Overall though, I thought the detail was pretty good on this, esp. for an early color film made in 1956.

I haven't looked at it in quite a while though, so maybe my opinion would be a little different now. And if you're watching on a 4K screen, the weaknesses in the transfer might stand out a little more.

There was some discussion about whether the detail could be improved with higher resolution scanning in the review that I linked to above btw.

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re: Forbidden Planet Blu-ray Disc.

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2. Was the soft focus only on close shots of the daughter (as was common practice), or was it throughout the movie?
The time I took a close look she was talking with someone, so she was in the shot, and I was surprised that I couldn't make out any structure in the hair. But if shots that include female billings are normally soft, that could explain that shot being soft.

I don't recall if the rest of the movie was "soft" or not.

I was watching Forbidden Planet on the 50-in 1080p HDTV.

After having verified that the main feature doesn't have decryption issues on either player and that the main feature will play all the way through (to find out if there are any issues on a newly-purchased disc), my priorities are back on streaming Doctor Who, Season 7 from Netflix (HD: 1080) before the premiere episode of Season 8 airs. What? It's already aired? Then I still want to watch all of Season 7 before I play the premiere episode (1080i) from the DVR. Supposedly I have just 3 1/2 episodes to go.
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I last got IRON MAIDEN - 'Behind the Iron Curtain' on VHS (4 songs from various tours in 1984)

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No the whole record buddy

The first one I got when I posted that reply was kinda scratched up,didnt sound too good..... I found another one days after I posted that WHICH IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION!!
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Today I got a Record

Marvin Gaye - Midnight love
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50% sale at Criterion (& $10 off from them for the Eraserhead issue), so I just ordered De Palma's Blow Out and Frankenheimer's Seconds.

My son just picked up Black Flag's In My Head on vinyl.
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Yesterday i got a record

Micheal Jackson - Off the wall
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Nothing rare or anything, Edge of Tomorrow - BD.
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Some recent releases so nothing crazy. All Blu.


Million Dollar Arm- I love sports movies especially ones based on true stories
A Million Ways to Die in the West-I want my money back
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Just picked up Bedknobs and Broomsticks. I have fond memories of this movie from when I was a child. Haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but I hope it still resonates with me.
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Don't much, I can't justify getting a blu-ray player but did anyway. It's Avatar 3D and played it for the grand kids, very nice. If I really have to see something, we just rent it from DirecTV
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CD - Romain Virgo - Go Hard & Beyond
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Today I got a record: Foghat (No name on it)
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OOP DVD of... The Brother from Another Planet. Directed by John Sayles.

If you haven't seen it you are in for a treat if you do, I believe it's currently streaming on Netflix. Joe Morton gives a great performance and he has no dialogue in the film. Haven't seen it in ages. Glad to find a better copy than the one I have which is full frame and looks like a vhs transfer.

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Very nice!!!

Today I got a record!

Sytx - Pieces of Eight

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I got an awesome record today!!

Foghat Live - 1977
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I got a record on saturday

Cyndi Lauper - She's so unusual (Her first album (1983))

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Edge of Tomorrow - BD
Snowpiercer - BD
Hellsing Ultimate OVA 9-10 - BD
Devin Townsend - Z2 - Audio CD
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What media did you LAST purchase?

The Art of Flight - BD
Riding Giants - BD
Step into Liquid - BD
Maleficent- BD
Xmen Days of Future Past - BD


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I got 2 records.....

1) Gordon Lightfoot - The way I feel
2) A 45: James Ingram - (Just Once/The Dude)

.....and a VHS tape yesterday

1) Hopscotch - 1980
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I got 2 records today

1) AC/DC - Let there be rock (Promotional Copy - Not for sale (Ah man!!))
2) Dire Straights - Making Movies
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Today I got THE MONKEES - HEADQUARTERS (1967) - Original COLGEMS release

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Just ordered How to train your dragon 2 3D, I may or may not be as excited to watch it as my 3 year old...

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