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Enjoyed your review, Ralph. This is another of my favorite John Wayne movies (just picked up The Comancheros last weekend which I also really enjoyed). It's nice to see older titles coming out more regularly on BR and available locally rather than having to be ordered from Amazon (picked up The Comancheros at Best Buy for $ 7.99). Not surprised that you hadn't seen Hondo prior to your review. This was one of a few titles John Wayne's estate had been keeping on the...
Sony appears to be getting ready to nickel and dime the exhibitors over the glasses. Seems to me if 3D were profitable enough the cost of those nasty/cheapo spectacles would be minor. http://www.deadline.com/2011/09/nato...lasses-myopic/
Is the average Wal-Mart customer really going to spend $ 300 on a DVD player? And as the ad says the price is good thru October 25th, are we to assume the price will be even more after that? Good luck with that!
Good Lord. I have an HDDVD player and really am (or was) becoming interested in going PURPLE (although let's be honest, RED is dead, so I'd really be going BLUE). The problem is I keep reading about this kind of stuff. I have a limited budget and if I purchase something I expect it to WORK! Especially at several hundred bucks. I never had a problem with my HD discs or player (I will admit that I only purchased/played about a dozen movies, however, and that had I...
I haven't gone blue (yet) but this is the kind of movie that would tempt me to. One of my favorite little known westerns (along with Bite The Bullet with Gene Hackman and James Coburn). The Professionals is a western that even people that don't like westerns might like-- lots of action-- and well acted with good dialogue. Lee Marvin's closing line (which I won't spoil here) is classic!
Both shows suck big. How's that?
I honestly hope I'm not right. But if you consider how many millions of folks have SD DVD compared to BR (and, I know, it's still a relatively new technology) I just think SD will be around for decades to come. I don't have a thing against BR, I really don't. I admit I don't have a BR player (I'm one of the suckers who bought the $ 99 Wal-Mart HD special back in November) and right now, for a number of reasons, am not in position to buy one although I hope to someday...
I think the chances of manufacturers making DVD players 15 years from now are far higher than manufacturers making BR players 15 years from now. Therefore, I think it would be insane to get rid of my Standard Def DVDs even after double dipping with BR discs. By the way, this is in no way meant to disparage BR. I hope it is an overwhelming success. I fear it will not be for a multitude of reasons totally unrelated to the superiority of BR over DVD (not being able to...
Wal-Mart may be many things, most of them bad, but stupid it is not. They are, of course, the leading retailer in the world but, having said that, they are not a "leading" retailer. By this I mean, they are in business to make lots of money off of items that they can sell quickly and in large volumes. If having had the end racks for a few months and seeing that even that is not helping them to sell enough units to justify the space (and make no mistake: everything in...
If Wal-Mart does continue selling BR it actually BELONGS in the display case with the PS3 players since the overwhelming majority of BR software buyers are PS3 owners. Again, if/when BR becomes more ubiquitous, they will once again get space in the DVD section. This just makes good business sense, like it or not.
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