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post #211 of 463
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Originally Posted by JJHXBR View Post

Any chance of a review for "Kick-Ass" and "The Ghost Writer"?
These were by far the best blu-ray movie releases for this week, IMO.

I thought The Ghost Writer was an excellent movie and just bought me a BR copy. Just waiting for the score. Hope it's up there.

Kick-Ass i have not seen even though a lot of people i talked to said it was a great movie. Waiting for Ralphs take on it and that might be the determining factor.
post #212 of 463
Watched Kick Ass last night. Not for everyone due to the controversy around the language used by the 11 year old girl.

I thought it was an original and funny film. I even liked Nick Cage's performance .

Great DTS MA-HD 7.1 audio track with relentless LFE. Great sound always gets my attention and Kick Ass has it.
post #213 of 463
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Originally Posted by JJHXBR View Post

Any chance of a review for "Kick-Ass" and "The Ghost Writer"?
These were by far the best blu-ray movie releases for this week, IMO.

Greetings,

Lionsgate didn't forward Kick ass for review and I am not currently handling Summit HE which released The Ghost Writer (although I hope to very soon). I am going to pick up Kick ass this week and may do a quick Spotlight review.

Sorry guys..

Regards,
post #214 of 463
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

Lionsgate didn't forward Kick ass for review and I am not currently handling Summit HE which released The Ghost Writer (although I hope to very soon). I am going to pick up Kick ass this week and may do a quick Spotlight review.

Sorry guys..

Regards,

Watched Kick-Ass Blu a few days ago- Awesome movie...much more than I anticipated, just a super fun ride. Very good (though over-saturated and at times soft ) video and a really fun and dynamic audio track. I will definitely throw this in again. Its just an original take on the super hero genre with some mind blowing foul dialogue from an 11 Year old that had me in stitches.
post #215 of 463
Will either of you guys be reviewing Black Orpheus?. The Criterion BR comes out next week and although it's a no brainer buy for me, I'd like to read your review first..if you're going to review it! .
post #216 of 463
Halo!!

Does anyone know if Star Wars Episode I, II or III will EVER be released on Blu-Ray? I'm suffering.
post #217 of 463
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

Lionsgate didn't forward Kick ass for review and I am not currently handling Summit HE which released The Ghost Writer (although I hope to very soon). I am going to pick up Kick ass this week and may do a quick Spotlight review.

Sorry guys..

Regards,

That sucks. I was really looking forward to the Kick-ass review.

Sorry Ralph, but I do not accept your apology.
post #218 of 463
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Originally Posted by thebesthereis View Post

Halo!!

Does anyone know if Star Wars Episode I, II or III will EVER be released on Blu-Ray? I'm suffering.

Suffer no more!

"All six 'Star Wars' films coming to Blu-ray Fall 2011"

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20...=2547-1_3-0-20
post #219 of 463
Hi guys/gals

Just wondering if there was review on "Crank 2". I quite enjoyed the first one although most of my friends hate the movie. Thx
post #220 of 463
Ralph, any plans on reviewing the Gladiator BD re-master? I'd be interested to read your opinion of the PQ.
post #221 of 463
Recently watched the new BD release of "Sex and Lucia". This is well worth a review here, excellent PQ and AQ and a stunning piece of story telling.
post #222 of 463
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Recently watched the new BD release of "Sex and Lucia". This is well worth a review here, excellent PQ and AQ and a stunning piece of story telling.

Greetings,

Thanks much. If it comes our way we will give it a spin.


Regards,
post #223 of 463
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Originally Posted by sgibson View Post

Suffer no more!

"All six 'Star Wars' films coming to Blu-ray Fall 2011"

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20...=2547-1_3-0-20

AHH!! Thanks for the info!!
post #224 of 463
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Originally Posted by DaMagicman View Post

Hi guys/gals

Just wondering if there was review on "Crank 2". I quite enjoyed the first one although most of my friends hate the movie. Thx

Not as good as first one, skip number 3, it is awful.
post #225 of 463
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Originally Posted by sgibson View Post

Suffer no more!
"All six 'Star Wars' films coming to Blu-ray Fall 2011"
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20...=2547-1_3-0-20

Anxiously waiting for that complete colllection BD release.
Put me on the pre-order list.

That release could possibly give the format a good shot in the arm.


a Star War's release that scored in the high 90's quality wise would be a hit. I own the original theatrical releases on LaserDisc and the recut/remastered new 6 on DVD. Bring on the box set BDs.

Later, Conrad
post #226 of 463
Hi Ralph


Predator 2010 Did you receive a copy to review ?
post #227 of 463
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Originally Posted by alwaller View Post

Hi Ralph


Predator 2010 Did you receive a copy to review ?

Greetings,

It arrived yesterday..

I should have something up over the weekend.


The Alien Anthology arrived this morning as well. I will be busy..


Regards,
post #228 of 463
Good day all. I had a dilema regarding The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Blu ray vs Platinum extended DVD edition. I decided to go with the extended version DVD, for the additional content, which is huge. My player does a good job upscaling, but at the end of the day it's still not BD quality.

I am very happy with the purchase but am wondering if getting the theatrical release BD set is worth it. From what I have read, seemless branching with BD is very difficult, and an extended BD version with the added scenes has already been delayed a number of times... So I am wondering if I should get the theatrical BD version, or continue waiting in the hopes of New Line releasing the EE in BD. They are now saying 2011-2012
post #229 of 463
Hi Ralph--- Thanks for the reply, love your reviews.
Just got HTTYD, can't call it a blind buy after I read your review.
As always the review was dead on.
post #230 of 463
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Originally Posted by alwaller View Post

Hi Ralph--- Thanks for the reply, love your reviews.
Just got HTTYD, can't call it a blind buy after I read your review.
As always the review was dead on.

Greetings,

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed How to train your dragon.

Regards,
post #231 of 463
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Originally Posted by joebloggs13 View Post

Good day all. I had a dilema regarding The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Blu ray vs Platinum extended DVD edition. I decided to go with the extended version DVD, for the additional content, which is huge. My player does a good job upscaling, but at the end of the day it's still not BD quality.

I am very happy with the purchase but am wondering if getting the theatrical release BD set is worth it. From what I have read, seemless branching with BD is very difficult, and an extended BD version with the added scenes has already been delayed a number of times... So I am wondering if I should get the theatrical BD version, or continue waiting in the hopes of New Line releasing the EE in BD. They are now saying 2011-2012

Disregard, I have just answered my own question. Based on cinematic content alone, the EE is head and shoulders above the theatrical release. The PQ is obviously not BD quality, but my BD player does a pretty good job upscaling. The audio quality is fantastic.

I will not be buying the theatrical BD release. After watching the EE, I will be disapointed. I hope they do release the EE in BD, and I will wait for that. I have the Platinum EE to watch until then.
post #232 of 463
If anyone likes low-budget independent films that kick butt: "Winter Bone" is one of the best dramas put out this year. Really amazing stuff. BD has very good PQ too.
post #233 of 463
Anyone else getting tired of the bad packaging and quality control with BDs?

I just got home with the new Steelbook edition of V that came out today. Thinking great this should be a nice sturdy package. One disc was loose and fell to the floor when I opened it.

I have bought a dozen or so BD titles in the last month and it seems that about 25% had packing problems.

Sanctuary Season 1 and 2: Strange clips to hold the discs. Discs loose in the case. Almost as bad as a flipper disc at trying to keep the discs clean and untouched.

SGU The Complete First Season: Spine clips inside the multi-disc jewel case broken...loose discs. One unplayable and had to be exchanged.

Batman Begins: Disc loose in the jewel case. Damaged, had to be exchanged.

Maybe its time to add a rating to the the Packaging.

5 stars: Excellent
4 Stars: good package, no chapter or episode list
3 Stars: Usual BD jewel case. Shake before purchase to make sure the discs aren't flopping around loose.
2 Stars: Crappy package, handle with care.
1 Star: Add the cost of purchasing jewel cases and printing covers to the cost.

I couldn't buy Back To The Future at the present high price with such crappy packaging. I'll wait a while until its in the discount bin and then put the BDs in a different case.

That's enough ranting.
Love the reviews in the forum.
Later, Conrad
post #234 of 463
Any chance you'll be reviewing the disney calibration disc Disney World of Wonder? I'm really on the fence as to whether to purchase it or not
post #235 of 463
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Originally Posted by Stormshadow4life View Post

Any chance you'll be reviewing the disney calibration disc Disney World of Wonder? I'm really on the fence as to whether to purchase it or not

Greetings,

I replied to your earlier query in the Recommendations thread.

Regards,
post #236 of 463
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

I replied to your earlier query in the Recommendations thread.

Regards,

wow, sorry....totally missed that. thanks
post #237 of 463
Hi Ralph

"The Last Airbender" Did you receive a copy to review ?
post #238 of 463
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Originally Posted by alwaller View Post

Hi Ralph

"The Last Airbender" Did you receive a copy to review ?

I'm not sure if its been sent out for review yet (or at least I haven't received a copy).
post #239 of 463
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post

I'm not sure if its been sent out for review yet (or at least I haven't received a copy).

Greetings,

I haven't received a review copy yet either.


Regards,
post #240 of 463
Hi Ralph,

Did you send a request to me?

I am happy to get you a review copy.

Please send me an e-mail with a request and your mailing address.

E-Mail: rcasey@rbfilms.com


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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

I haven't received a review copy yet either.


Regards,
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