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Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-19-2014, 06:41 PM
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To which artifacts do you speak? The scenes in...

To which artifacts do you speak? The scenes in the future were practically all CGI sets from what I could tell, with green-screen work.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21,957
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Posted By Phantom Stranger
X-Men: Days of Future Past recommendation:...

X-Men: Days of Future Past

recommendation: Tier 1.0*

I am of two minds on this disc from Fox. Roughly fifty percent of it landed in Tier 0, rendered in stunning, unfiltered detail. Given the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-18-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,105
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Definitely watch the extended cut of The...

Definitely watch the extended cut of The Wolverine. I actually liked that one a bit better than X-Men: Days of Future Past. They had to tinker a great deal with the original Days of Future Past story...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I got the distinct impression Cosmos was aimed at...

I got the distinct impression Cosmos was aimed at middle-schoolers.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21,957
Views: 3,557,143
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (The Complete...

Batman: The Brave and the Bold (The Complete Second Season)

recommendation: Tier 1.25*

Warner Archive rescues this excellent cartoon for release in a limited edition Blu-ray set. These...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-16-2014, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Phantom Stranger
I've heard a lot about X-Men being great, so I...

I've heard a lot about X-Men being great, so I will watch it this weekend.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-16-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I imagine you will want to watch Cosmos: A...

I imagine you will want to watch Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. For animated movies, Wall*E is set in space.

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Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-15-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,647
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I'm aware of the issues involved and their scope....

I'm aware of the issues involved and their scope. Criterion's Blu-rays pressed by a certain manufacturer between 2010-2011 are turning up unplayable and with playback errors. It does go beyond the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-15-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,647
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Ripping a Blu-ray is not entirely analogous to...

Ripping a Blu-ray is not entirely analogous to playing the same Blu-ray, though if a disc fails during getting ripped, it almost certainly will fail during playback. Criterion seems to be playing...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-15-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21,957
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Posted By Phantom Stranger
This doesn't directly pertain to the Tiers but I...

This doesn't directly pertain to the Tiers but I would like everyone to know that noted British distributor Arrow Video is attempting the opening of an American branch. The first announced BDs are...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21,957
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Posted By Phantom Stranger
I'll definitely be checking out the new X-Men...

I'll definitely be checking out the new X-Men this week.

The Scribbler

recommendation: Tier 2.75*

This new BD from XLrator Media comes on a BD-25, encoded at decent parameters. Shot on the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-11-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21,957
Views: 3,557,143
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Sound of My Voice recommendation: Tier 3.25*...

Sound of My Voice

recommendation: Tier 3.25*

A gripping movie that features dull cinematography and a drab color palette. The relatively short film at 85 minutes is given an AVC video encode...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-10-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Interesting, it could be a long while before we...

Interesting, it could be a long while before we see some of those hit Blu-ray in the United States.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-09-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21,957
Views: 3,557,143
Posted By Phantom Stranger
The one thing interesting me about Draft Day is...

The one thing interesting me about Draft Day is that Costner is involved. He's usually pretty good at picking his roles.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-09-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21,957
Views: 3,557,143
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Movies filmed on the Arri Alexa turn in...

Movies filmed on the Arri Alexa turn in remarkably consistent video quality. Tier 1.5 seems to be the default choice for that camera. I would say almost all Arri Alexa productions I've seen on...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21,957
Views: 3,557,143
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Here Comes The Devil recommendation: Tier...

Here Comes The Devil

recommendation: Tier 2.5*

This film's visual integrity is greatly hurt by a terrible compression job. The 2012 Spanish horror film should have landed in Tier One by a wide...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-09-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21,957
Views: 3,557,143
Posted By Phantom Stranger
For our American readers, this is the live-action...

For our American readers, this is the live-action movie with Captain America and Thor known as The Avengers in the States? I understand the Avengers mean something completely different for British...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,105
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Consumers should remain alert that a much longer...

Consumers should remain alert that a much longer cut is on the docket for 2015.
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   10-09-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Studios are losing enthusiasm for physical...

Studios are losing enthusiasm for physical television releases, period. Warner is just about the last studio regularly putting their better shows on Blu-rays. Television content, mostly viewed as...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-09-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 259,349
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Warner Archive is planning to release The Picture...

Warner Archive is planning to release The Picture of Dorian Gray, the classic black-and-white version.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-08-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15,012
Views: 2,540,936
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Both sets have the same Halloween 4 BD. There is...

Both sets have the same Halloween 4 BD. There is talk that Anchor Bay might fix the issues. The issue is not present on their original Halloween 4 release.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-07-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,105
Posted By Phantom Stranger
It doesn't come out for another week in America.

It doesn't come out for another week in America.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-07-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21,957
Views: 3,557,143
Posted By Phantom Stranger
The Transformers franchise always has that crazy,...

The Transformers franchise always has that crazy, three-dimensional pop on its Blu-rays. I'm just not sure I can psyche myself up to sit through another one.:eek: Our favorite reviewing site didn't...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-07-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 23,365
Posted By Phantom Stranger
If you need a 3-D edition for Maleficent, that...

If you need a 3-D edition for Maleficent, that one can be had from Mexico. Disney is largely abandoning 3D releases in the United States on home video.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-07-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15,012
Views: 2,540,936
Posted By Phantom Stranger
This is the cheapest it has been on Amazon. You...

This is the cheapest it has been on Amazon. You might be confusing it with the regular 10-BD edition, which is not limited and missing key components of the 15-BD set. Anchor Bay messed up Halloween...
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