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Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-25-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Phantom Stranger
There is a tribute concert Blu-ray to Johnny...

There is a tribute concert Blu-ray to Johnny Cash, but I can't recommend it as demo material. The audio mixing leaves much to be desired on it.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Terror Train recommendation: Tier 4.0* ...

Terror Train

recommendation: Tier 4.0*

Shout Factory brings this 1980 slasher to Blu-ray in adequate condition. The older transfer is fairly soft and has black levels all over the place,...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-24-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By Phantom Stranger
He's not really country but Chris Isaak's music...

He's not really country but Chris Isaak's music crosses genres with twinges of country:

http://amzn.com/B005SSU39W
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-22-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By Phantom Stranger
http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/multi_compar...

http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/multi_comparison.php?disc1=1768&disc2=1767&hd_multiID=670#auswahl

I can't believe this set has still yet to hit the American market.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-22-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I don't have The Signal's Blu-ray but someone did...

I don't have The Signal's Blu-ray but someone did give me the UltraViolet copy. I'll have to bump it towards the top of my queue after your recommendation.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-22-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Rats: Night of Terror recommendation: Tier...

Rats: Night of Terror

recommendation: Tier 4.5*

The 1983 Italian cult shocker is part of a double-feature newly released by Blue Underground. Having been released in August, I was hoping newer...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
Posted By Phantom Stranger
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: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
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: 72
Views: 2,559
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: 412
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: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
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
Replies: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
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: 412
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.

http://images.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/98921_large.jpg
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-15-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,768
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: 2,768
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: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
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: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
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: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
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: 7
Views: 482
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: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
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: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
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: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
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: 21,964
Views: 3,558,288
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: 72
Views: 2,559
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: 749
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...
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