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post #361 of 463
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Originally Posted by JamE55 View Post

Ralph or Lee,

Any chance of the Immortal movie review coming up? Pretty excited about this one.

Greetings,

I received the 2D version from Fox but am awaiting the 3D version which should arrive today or tomorrow. I have watched 3/4 of it and am pleased with the audio/video quality.

Look for my review later this week.

Regards,
post #362 of 463
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

I received the 2D version from Fox but am awaiting the 3D version which should arrive today or tomorrow. I have watched 3/4 of it and am pleased with the audio/video quality.

Look for my review later this week.

Regards,

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.
post #363 of 463
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Originally Posted by JamE55 View Post

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.
post #364 of 463
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Originally Posted by BillyC26 View Post

Where is the best place to buy Blu-rays? online or at like wal-mart?

Hello and welcome!

I usually find the best prices at Amazon, or sometimes on eBay. Places like BestBuy and Walmart runs some good sales at times, too.
post #365 of 463
Hey Ralph,

Think you could do an update on your top reviews of all time when you have a chance? Greatly appreciated. Thanks and keep up the great work!
post #366 of 463
Hi Ralph, will you be doing a Red Tails BD review. Missed this in the theatre and looking forward to it.
cheers,
post #367 of 463
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Originally Posted by Htdude14 View Post

Hi Ralph, will you be doing a Red Tails BD review. Missed this in the theatre and looking forward to it.
cheers,

Greetings,

I am planning on receiving it from 20th Century Fox for review. They rarely forward review copies that land prior to street date but I will update this post once I have it in hand.

Regards,
post #368 of 463
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Originally Posted by JamE55 View Post

Ralph or Lee,

Any chance of the Immortal movie review coming up? Pretty excited about this one.

Did he say "Lee" too? wow! hehe
post #369 of 463
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

I am planning on receiving it from 20th Century Fox for review. They rarely forward review copies that land prior to street date but I will update this post once I have it in hand.

Regards,

Thanks!
cheers
post #370 of 463
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Did he say "Lee" too? wow! hehe

Greetings,

Oh stop..!


Regards,
post #371 of 463
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Did he say "Lee" too? wow! hehe

Correct! I did not mention chopped liver. lol
post #372 of 463
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):

http://www.cepro.com/article/the_art...e-art_blu-ray/

2) Anamusic HD - this is a cumputer generated music and video disc that I first saw playing at one of Texas Instruments DLP demo theaters and had to have it.

These two discs are my top demo discs. You might want to check these out.

John
post #373 of 463
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.


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Originally Posted by jtjjen View Post

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):

http://www.cepro.com/article/the_art...e-art_blu-ray/

2) Anamusic HD - this is a cumputer generated music and video disc that I first saw playing at one of Texas Instruments DLP demo theaters and had to have it.

These two discs are my top demo discs. You might want to check these out.

John
post #374 of 463
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Greetings,

Welcome to the new platform! smile.gif

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. cool.gif

Any questions or concerns please feel free to ask.

Regards,
post #375 of 463
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Greetings,

I just received Wrath of the Titans 3D and Deliverance Blu-ray Digibook for review. Keep an eye out for their reviews in the coming days. smile.gif


Regards,
post #376 of 463
What are the chances that y'all will be reviewing the U.S. Marshalls BD release any time soon?

USM is one of my all-time favorite movies, glad to finally see it released on BR!

TIA!
post #377 of 463
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Originally Posted by Lloyd-TX View Post

What are the chances that y'all will be reviewing the U.S. Marshalls BD release any time soon?
USM is one of my all-time favorite movies, glad to finally see it released on BR!
TIA!

OK. rolleyes.gif
post #378 of 463
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Originally Posted by Lloyd-TX View Post

OK. rolleyes.gif

Greetings,

Soooo sorry Lloyd! I meant to reply to your query. redface.gif

We weren't forwarded a copy of U.S. Marshals for review. Should it come my way I will certainly make it a priority..smile.gif


Regards,
post #379 of 463
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.

ss
post #380 of 463
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

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.
ss

Greetings,

Thanks ss. I will definitely take a look..smile.gif

Regards,
post #381 of 463
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!
post #382 of 463
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,
Soooo sorry Lloyd! I meant to reply to your query. redface.gif
We weren't forwarded a copy of U.S. Marshals for review. Should it come my way I will certainly make it a priority..smile.gif
Regards,

Mucho thanks for your reply, Ralph. I always look forward to your reviews!
post #383 of 463
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Originally Posted by Lloyd-TX View Post

Mucho thanks for your reply, Ralph. I always look forward to your reviews!

Greetings,

Sure thing Lloyd. Thanks! smile.gif


Regards,
post #384 of 463
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Greetings,

I expect JAWS to arrive early next week and hope to have the review posted shortly thereafter. cool.gif


Regards,
post #385 of 463
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Originally Posted by danforth View Post

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
post #386 of 463
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Greetings,

JAWS arrived this afternoon. Look for a review in the next few days..smile.gif

Regards,
post #387 of 463
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Greetings,

Total Recall Mind Bending Edition finally arrived today from Lionsgate (better late than never I suppose). I hope to have something posted in the next few days.

Regards,
post #388 of 463
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,
Total Recall Mind Bending Edition finally arrived today from Lionsgate (better late than never I suppose). I hope to have something posted in the next few days.
Regards,

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Gotta love ladies with 3 breasts wink.gif

Greetings,

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post #390 of 463
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Gotta love ladies with 3 breasts wink.gif

Ill settle for just one!
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