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Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-21-2017, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Phantom Stranger
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract ...

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

recommendation: Tier 1.75*

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is technically the 28th feature film from the DC Universe made by WB Animation over the past decade....
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-16-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
If I remember correctly when it came out back in...

If I remember correctly when it came out back in 2010, the video quality was mildly controversial. Some were unhappy with how murky the entire transfer appeared. I suspect it hasn't held up very well...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-15-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recommendation:...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

recommendation: Tier 1.5*

It's nice the movie gets a disc all to itself. As prior reviewers have noted, certain scenes are soft. Rogue One has strong interiors with...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-06-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23,770
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Posted By Phantom Stranger
I don't have that much free time at once.:p The...

I don't have that much free time at once.:p The latter set was watched over a couple of weeks. It's tough squeezing in much personal viewing these days.

I want to get around to finally watching...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-06-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Freaks of Nature recommendation: Tier 2.0* ...

Freaks of Nature

recommendation: Tier 2.0*

This Sony horror comedy arrives on Blu-ray with fairly crisp video quality. It's a solid, consistent presentation with even contrast and fine black...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-05-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I was waiting for someone to mention Planet Earth...

I was waiting for someone to mention Planet Earth II after its release. I caught a few episodes of it on television and instantly knew it would be a contender for the top spot. The UHD must look...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-04-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Amagi Brilliant Park: Complete Collection ...

Amagi Brilliant Park: Complete Collection

recommendation: Tier 1.0*

One of the more colorful anime releases I've seen lately. Sentai Filmworks put this series out back in late February. The...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-01-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Silence recommendation: Tier 1.0* This...

Silence

recommendation: Tier 1.0*

This new movie from director Martin Scorsese offers starkly clean visuals of Japan in vividly crisp quality. The 1080P video exudes beautiful definition in...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-24-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Tanna recommendation: Tier 2.75* This...

Tanna

recommendation: Tier 2.75*

This 2017 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film offers scenic cinematography entirely filmed on a remote South Pacific island with an active...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-21-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Green Room recommendation: Tier 3.25* ...

Green Room

recommendation: Tier 3.25*

This gritty thriller from Lionsgate offers fairly tepid picture quality. Its gloomy palette offers little saturation and poor shadow delineation. The...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-19-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I never expect much from the Disney/Marvel...

I never expect much from the Disney/Marvel superhero movies in terms of picture quality. They've never really pushed the envelope and the sets are largely digital creations.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-18-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I have picked up a few discs from the Warner...

I have picked up a few discs from the Warner Archives label. They usually feature solid film transfers in very acceptable condition. I think the poorer transfers don't make it out on Blu-ray from...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-18-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Doctor Strange recommendation: Tier 2.0* ...

Doctor Strange

recommendation: Tier 2.0*

I completely agree with Denny's assessment of Doctor Strange's picture quality. It's a flat cinematic experience that has been heavily filtered. On top...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-17-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,692
Views: 270,495
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Warner has passed a couple of natural...

Warner has passed a couple of natural opportunities to push the remaining Smallville seasons out, including the premieres of Man of Steel and Batman V Superman. I think we would have gotten them by...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-17-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By Phantom Stranger
It seems Shout Factory is hit-or-miss when it...

It seems Shout Factory is hit-or-miss when it comes to authoring these special editions for older catalog properties. Some show visible improvements, some don't. I like reading reviews for them...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-17-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Avatar is definitely more unique than the slew of...

Avatar is definitely more unique than the slew of animated titles that fill the top of the PQ Tiers. There are very thin differences between the absolute best animated discs and it often comes down...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-16-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 73,548
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I know they did a 4K film scan for the fairly...

I know they did a 4K film scan for the fairly recent Belladonna of Sadness Blu-ray. No hint of a possible UHD version but that could be down the line.
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-16-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,687
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Alias is never coming out on BD. Disney has...

Alias is never coming out on BD. Disney has largely abandoned television on the format. Though Alias would have an uphill climb even at other studios, it's over a decade since its ratings prime and...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-14-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Ghost in the Shell (1995) recommendation:...

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

recommendation: Tier 3.75*

The disc I'm covering is the new Mondo Steelbook release but I can confirm it's identical to Starz/Anchor Bay's 25th Anniversary edition....
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-13-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I think everyone here is anticipating Avatar 2....

I think everyone here is anticipating Avatar 2. Cameron will have the budget and opportunity with it to redefine our conception of picture quality.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-13-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I step away for a couple of days to find not one,...

I step away for a couple of days to find not one, but two strong candidates for the top spot! Wow.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-04-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
I completely agree that Blu-ray's average picture...

I completely agree that Blu-ray's average picture quality for new productions has gotten better. Demo-level discs come out more and more often in the upper Tiers. Some of it is selection bias as...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-03-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
It's good to see you drop by, Deltasun!:) You are...

It's good to see you drop by, Deltasun!:) You are always welcome around here.

Anyone know what Hacksaw Ridge was shot on?
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-02-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23,770
Views: 3,677,409
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Celestial Method: Complete Collection ...

Celestial Method: Complete Collection

recommendation: Tier 1.5*

This anime release from Sentai Filmworks has been out for around a year. The entire series is spread out over two discs. Banding...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-27-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,387
Posted By Phantom Stranger
Outside of Lord of the Rings, WB has always...

Outside of Lord of the Rings, WB has always treated New Line's catalog like unwanted step-children on home video. It took them years to see Blu-ray in many cases.
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