Thanks Ralph. The 3D version of that movie will be Game Over! The fight scene during the end will be EPIC!
I already have 2D in my que but will wait for 3D to see if it's worth it.
I concur! I saw this in a Sony theater in digital 3-D - BLOWN AWAY! I picked it up today but will wait for the weekend to watch it so that I can crank the sound up a bit. By then the review might be up also. I have my fingers crossed.
I thought I would comment since unlike the other films mentioned in this thread, I am very familiar with these titles and tend to disagree. Ignore my opinions about the content itself...
Art of Flight is in no way a reference disc in my opinion. There is a good deal of grain and noise in the film and a lack of detail, the video encode is not the best, and the overall look seems soft to me. The audio is mostly made up of synthesized instruments which have a 22K brick wall filter ... so there is limited frequency response and it seems compressed and lacking dynamic range. Also, while the music is appropriate for the film, you have to like that kind of music to really appreciate it. I have heard much better and more engaging alternative music tracks in Action Sports films.
I am very familiar with Animusic as I was involved with the creator and his team at one point. This is animated content and visually interesting. Animated content tends to look good but there is no reference to the real world. I prefer more organic and natural material for reference viewing. Again, same comments as above on the sound ... all synthesized instruments and in this case, a style of music I do not care for.
For me, a reference disc must have BOTH exceptional picture & sound quality. I lean towards nature, flesh tones and other material I can relate to and compare to a real world example.
However, I can appreciate the Cool Factor these discs have to offer and they certainly do not look bad ... just not reference to me.
Originally Posted by jtjjen
I have two recommendations for blu-rays.
1) The Art of Flight - this disc has spectacular video and audio and has been recommended by Joel Silver (founder of ISF):
You will note that the code for the reviews posted prior to the transition over to the new system is a little off (sizing, positioning etc). Due to the number of them they will remain as is which generally speaking isn't that far off.
I have made some slight adjustments to the template which is reflected in the reviews posted since we switched over.
I know there will be some growing pains but so far things have operated smoothly and we look forward to seeing everyone.
Any questions or concerns please feel free to ask.
Here's a little sleeper, Cat Run on Blu Ray.
Cross between Borat, Euro Trip, Holy Grail..
Like the movie The Guard, you do have to follow the script and listen closely for all the dark humor.
Strictly a Guy movie Rated R, not for the kiddies.
Hey! I was hoping that someone would be kind enough to post the video bitrates for the Mission Impossible Extreme Blu-ray Trilogy.
I apologize if this isn't the right place to request this, and if it's already been discussed, as I didn't come up with anything using the search tool.
Thanks in advance!
Check out the site CinemaSquid.com - run by a member here, I believe - which is an online database of the technical specs of Blu-ray disks and also links to reviews, including to those here.
I found it when the HDDB site - which I used to find reviews in the past - disappeared.
CinemaSquid is HDDB on steroids. Edited by Philnick - 8/6/12 at 5:10pm