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post #91 of 138
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Originally Posted by Kram Sacul View Post

Aww... impressive cgi hair detail. Compare it to the filtered hair on the polar bears in The Golden Compass.

Not fair


Here is the article from hometheatermagazine that I picked up regarding The Golden Compass of which they named the "Best Picture Quality-Live Action" :

"We're taking on the DNR police and online conspiracy theorists with this pick. The Golden Compass offers the most convincing and filmlike sense of depth and front-to-back dimensionality we've seen. On a large screen, it feels like you could walk right into Lyra's world in the north. Fine textural details are abundant, and the imaginative and expansive CG effects create this world with astonishing, look-through-the-window clarity. The picture quality is nothing short of pure immersion and a reference for the format.



All I can say is watch Prince Caspian and see what "Fine textural details" really looks like.
post #92 of 138
Best Picture Quality-Live Action should have been awarded to Transformers.
post #93 of 138
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Not fair


Here is the article from hometheatermagazine that I picked up regarding The Golden Compass of which they named the "Best Picture Quality-Live Action" :

"We're taking on the DNR police and online conspiracy theorists with this pick. The Golden Compass offers the most convincing and filmlike sense of depth and front-to-back dimensionality we've seen. On a large screen, it feels like you could walk right into Lyra's world in the north. Fine textural details are abundant, and the imaginative and expansive CG effects create this world with astonishing, look-through-the-window clarity. The picture quality is nothing short of pure immersion and a reference for the format.

Unbelievable.

"Fine textural details are abundant"? Crazy. The Golden Compass is one of the worst titles I have seen in terms of what appears to be DNR.
post #94 of 138
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Originally Posted by fuzz! View Post

not a bad DVD imho.. but studios really don't seem to give a flying f*ck about quality most of the time, some DVDs are just shocking (with regards to the 'downrezzing' discussion - you can always make a much better version yourself by downsampling a HD copy)

9GB allows you 2 hours of 10mb/s content.. if studios squeezed the most out of the DVD format i'd feel a lot better about shelling out for a movie.

I think you're cherry picking a bit. Practical reality is closer to what... 8.2 gigs or something? Then there's menus, trailers, and even a few bonus features 90% of the time.

10mb/s is DVD's spec, but that's the top. Heaven forbid there's an audio track (or 3) More likely you're looking at 5-7 mb/s tops.

And this is Mpeg-2 we're talking about, not one of the newer codecs that specialize in getting the most out of lower bit rates.
post #95 of 138
Looks like this is all we're going to get. Disney has decided to stop making Narnia movies.

http://www.cinematical.com/2008/12/2...-dumps-narnia/
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If TDK is "reference" PQ (sic) then the PQ of Prince Caspian is Ultra Reference? Super-Duper Reference? Mega Reference? Ultimate Reference? Pro Reference? Home Reference? Business Reference? Mac Reference?
post #98 of 138
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If TDK is "reference" PQ (sic) then the PQ of Prince Caspian is Ultra Reference? Super-Duper Reference? Mega Reference? Ultimate Reference? Pro Reference? Home Reference? Business Reference? Mac Reference?


The IMAX portions of the DK are certainly reference, and I would put those scenes among the best I have seen on my RS1. The rest, no, but not nearly as bad as some have made it out to be. I would certainly put on any IMAX DK scene before anything in Prince Caspian for "demo" purposes, but that is just me. Prince Caspian does look fantastic though, I agree even if not quite up to the IMAX portions of the Dark Knight IMO which are in a class of their own (IMO).
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Looks like this is all we're going to get. Disney has decided to stop making Narnia movies.

http://www.cinematical.com/2008/12/2...-dumps-narnia/

Walden could pick up another backer.
post #100 of 138
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If TDK is "reference" PQ (sic) then the PQ of Prince Caspian is Ultra Reference? Super-Duper Reference? Mega Reference? Ultimate Reference? Pro Reference? Home Reference? Business Reference? Mac Reference?

All of the above to me.
post #101 of 138
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If TDK is "reference" PQ (sic) then the PQ of Prince Caspian is Ultra Reference? Super-Duper Reference? Mega Reference? Ultimate Reference? Pro Reference? Home Reference? Business Reference? Mac Reference?

God Reference! After all, that is the point of Narnia...
post #102 of 138
WOW!!! Looks stunning just based on those screenshots. The detail is looks pure and I see no evidence of pq raping.
post #103 of 138
Xylon, can you add DNR & EE so this thread feels more at home. This transfer could have been reference, but they got lazy and forgot the DNR & EE. What a pity. (:
post #104 of 138
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Originally Posted by emgesp View Post

Xylon, can you add DNR & EE so this thread feels more at home. This transfer could have been reference, but they got lazy and forgot the DNR & EE. What a pity. (:

here ya go

post #105 of 138
Hey, no pics of The Dark Knight in this thread.
post #106 of 138
i don't think i got my halos thick enough for it to be a TDK shot
post #107 of 138
The sad part is that it could have easily looked like that last retouched capture if it was handled by some other studio, or team.
post #108 of 138
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The sad part is that it could have easily looked like that last retouched capture if it was handled by some other studio, or team.

New Line or is it WB?

I just watched 3 blu-rays from New Line.

*sigh*
post #109 of 138
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Originally Posted by Xylon View Post

If TDK is "reference" PQ (sic) then the PQ of Prince Caspian is Ultra Reference? Super-Duper Reference? Mega Reference? Ultimate Reference? Pro Reference? Home Reference? Business Reference? Mac Reference?

Mac Reference.

Definitely Mac Reference!
post #110 of 138
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Originally Posted by emgesp View Post

The sad part is that it could have easily looked like that last retouched capture if it was handled by some other studio, or team.

it looks better than the DVD
post #111 of 138
Wow at the 3D "pop" in the last pic. My TV's "pop-processing" chip can get a rest for a couple hours.
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post #114 of 138
This is one of the best looking BD titles I have seen yet on my system. Fantastic.
post #115 of 138
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I think you're cherry picking a bit. Practical reality is closer to what... 8.2 gigs or something? Then there's menus, trailers, and even a few bonus features 90% of the time.

10mb/s is DVD's spec, but that's the top. Heaven forbid there's an audio track (or 3) More likely you're looking at 5-7 mb/s tops.

And this is Mpeg-2 we're talking about, not one of the newer codecs that specialize in getting the most out of lower bit rates.

hehe.. don't you love a response that's a month late

i didn't forget about those things - i just don't think there's any need to put them on the same disc.

how many people even watch special features? studios could easily release a bog standard "movie only" disc and a 2 disc "special edition" which has all those extra features with menus. how many of us abhor menus - taking 5 minutes to finish loading before we can simply hit 'play'

with 6 different regions there's no need for 6 different audio tracks, i would always prefer to see 1, with appropriate subtitles for the region. directors commentaries may be the exception i suppose - can't put those on the extra features disc, but then they are low bitrate stereo tracks.

and yes it's mpeg2, but a decent bitrate mpeg2 *can* look pretty good.
post #116 of 138
Looks like we will get Dawn Treader after all:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/the_...cret-hist.html
post #117 of 138
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Originally Posted by Brandon B View Post

Looks like we will get Dawn Treader after all:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/the_...cret-hist.html

Yay!

I just watched Prince Caspian blu-ray and was surprised how good it was. I think i may have I liked it a bit better than the first one actually. Dawn Treader has the potential to be a big hit. Its got a much more commercial adventure plot line that should translate to the screen very well.
post #118 of 138
I just got this today and i'm disappointed that it came with no slipcase cover. The first one i have has a slipcase cover so obviously it looks out of place next to it.

Did everyone get this with a slipcase cover or did this one come without the usual Disney slipcase cover ?
post #119 of 138
3 disc has the slipcover, the 2 disc does not. Same as Wall-E. I don't know if it is different for Europe though.
post #120 of 138
This film is about as perfect a film as I have seen on bluray.

Once again, Disney delivers the goods.
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