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post #61 of 463
Mr.Potts, any news on the release of The Lord of the Rings on BD????
post #62 of 463
I don't know if this is really appropriate to post; "titles that we WISH would appear on Blu-ray".

I want Stephen King's "Storm of the Century". So far all I can find for sale is DVD.

I imagine a lot of people think this movie overly long and interminable. I liked it, it has some intriguing aspects (The Roanoke Colony, etc).

There is something a little confusing about it - just who or what is Andre Linoge ("Give me what I want and I'll go away!" "Born in sin, come on in!")? Throughout most of the movie, you have the distinct impression that he is a demonic figure. But the last scenes in the movie imply something else.

There is the potential for some interesting extras;

1. The so-called 1993 "Storm of the Century" that hit the east coast of North America (I was active duty military at the time, stationed at Fort Devens Massachusetts as an instructor).

2. The mysterious Roanoke Colony disappearance.

3. An explanation, perhaps a mini-feature, "Andre Linoge - Demon or Sorceror?"

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I am keeping an eye out for Roadside Picnic:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadside_Picnic
... an intruiging SciFi story by two russian authors. Apparantly there are plans on bringing it to the big screen, it is said that John Travolta will star in it. When I first spotted this news, though, it was supposed to be in development for a 2008 release.

At that wikipedia link, look at the bottom - they have made a legal .PDF download of the novelette (english) available.
post #63 of 463
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Greetings,

This August 25th Blu-ray title release showed up yesterday. I watched it last night. For fans waiting for this one I think you are going to be pleasantly surprised...


Regards,
post #64 of 463
I received an announcement that the long awaited Blu Ray version of "THE WIZARD OF OZ", 70th anniversary collectors edition, is scheduled for release on September 29,2009, a month before Holloween. This has to be one of the most viewed and loved movies of all time. It is near the top on my list of all time favorites. It is the reason, I have bought a Blu Ray, in anticipation of recreating the visual experience of the original theatrical release of this movie. I am hopeful that I won't be disappointed, since this movie is seldom being shown in theaters any more. I can't wait to see every mole and hair on that green witch's face, as I recall seeing only in the original. Am I the only one who is as excited to relive in my home that scarry childhood theater experience?
post #65 of 463
Ralph- Thanks for the reviews, I always enjoy reading them. Any chance you will ever get the original Star Trek motion picutre collection? I have never seen any of these movies, but the fact that all six are together and on Blu Ray got me interested.
post #66 of 463
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Originally Posted by AlanSaysYo View Post

Ralph- Thanks for the reviews, I always enjoy reading them. Any chance you will ever get the original Star Trek motion picutre collection? I have never seen any of these movies, but the fact that all six are together and on Blu Ray got me interested.

Greetings,

Thanks Alan. I didn't request them from Paramount Originally as my review schedule when they streeted was dense. Perhaps if I obtain them in the future I will write them up..

Regards,
post #67 of 463
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Would love to see a review of the Batman Anthology on bluray and Gotham Knight.

Me too!
post #68 of 463
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Originally Posted by AlanSaysYo View Post

[IMG]http://www.****************/img/i/P.jpg[/IMG]Ralph- Thanks for the reviews, I always enjoy reading them. Any chance you will ever get the original Star Trek motion picutre collection? I have never seen any of these movies, but the fact that all six are together and on Blu Ray got me interested.[IMG]http://***************/9/P/i.jpg[/IMG]

Great request i'd love to see what ralph makes of the ST collection.
post #69 of 463
I would like to see a review of Cars. Thanks!
post #70 of 463
Ralph,

Any slated review date for "Push" or "Knowing"?
post #71 of 463
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ralph,

any slated review date for "push" or "knowing"?

+1
post #72 of 463
Hey Ralph.

Is there any way to arrange all your reviews here alphabetically...or to make it so? Thanks, John
post #73 of 463
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Hey Ralph.

Is there any way to arrange all your reviews here alphabetically...or to make it so? Thanks, John

Greetings,

It has already been done. I set up an alphabetical database in May '08 and it gets updated every few weeks. It is stickied at the top of the review thread page. Here is the link:

Blu-ray Disc Review database

Regards,
post #74 of 463
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Greetings,

It has already been done. I set up an alphabetical database in May '08 and it gets updated every few weeks. It is stickied at the top of the review thread page. Here is the link:

Blu-ray Disc Review database

Regards,

Hmm. I had never noticed that. Thank you for the prompt response and your in depth reviews!
post #75 of 463
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for your incredible effort! Money is tight for a lot of people,and your detailed reviews make selecting the right purchase much easier! God bless you! JB
post #76 of 463
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Just wanted to say THANK YOU for your incredible effort! Money is tight for a lot of people,and your detailed reviews make selecting the right purchase much easier! God bless you! JB

Greetings,

I appreciate your taking the time to drop me this note. Thank you very much.


Regards,
post #77 of 463
OKay, so the Oppo 83 and the Kuro 500M arrive shortly and, after break in and calibration I want to blow the wife and kid away with a BluRay DVD.

Which one (doesn't matter if we have seen it already in regular DVD) is going to make them DIE and say "Oh my, you have spent wisely oh great one"?

Kid is 7 and a boy. Wife is 43 and a girl
post #78 of 463
Any Pixar title will do

Another good choice would be "Caroline" from Universal.
post #79 of 463
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post

Any Pixar title will do

Another good choice would be "Caroline" from Universal.

Caroline? Or did you mean Coraline?
post #80 of 463
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Caroline? Or did you mean Coraline?

You are correct sir...my bad! I kept pronouncing it that way too...must be a mental block.

Another one I have/had is "The Dark Knight." I kept typing "The Black Knight," which is a stupid Martin Lawrence movie
post #81 of 463
I will do a poll with a choice of six movies and see which one they want to watch.

Coraline; Cars; Ratatouille; Wall-E, Bugs Life and Ant Bully (my wife's suggestion).

I will let you know what happen in a couple of weeks

Thanks for the input.
post #82 of 463
I'd add Dragon Hunters to that poll as well.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...78&show=review
post #83 of 463
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Originally Posted by dave vaughn View Post

i kept typing "the black knight," which is a stupid martin lawrence movie :d

lol :d
post #84 of 463
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I'd add Dragon Hunters to that poll as well.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...78&show=review

Thank you for that recommendation. I grew up on foreigh language films (well, since about 1985) so this is definitely on my playlist.
post #85 of 463
Maybe i missed it but was there any review for Lust, Caution?

Was watching it last night when in the middle of the movie it froze and gave me an error. Tried re-loading it and now my PS3 won't even read any of my movies?
post #86 of 463
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Maybe i missed it but was there any review for Lust, Caution?

Was watching it last night when in the middle of the movie it froze and gave me an error. Tried re-loading it and now my PS3 won't even read any of my movies?

Greetings,

I didn't cover that title James, sorry..


Regards,
post #87 of 463
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Thank you for that recommendation. I grew up on foreigh language films (well, since about 1985) so this is definitely on my playlist.

You're most welcome. I hope that you and your family enjoy it.
post #88 of 463
I just got "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and I must say, the reviews are extremely overrated. The film is DNRed to death. Every freckle on the kids' faces and the hairs on the animals are all smeared. There is absolutely no film grain in the picture, which explains why the picture is quite soft. The picture does pop and has beautiful colors, so I guess that's what all the hype was about. But as far as detail is concerned, it was all DNRed away.

And don't tell me my setup is messed up. When I watch movies like Mission Impossible 3 or I, Robot, the picture if freaking beautiful. The picture on those movies is razor sharp from beginning to end. No DNR was done, so those are gorgeous transfers. When you watch those two movies and then you watch the Narnia BD, that disc looks disappointing.
post #89 of 463
Itching for a Gladiator, BH, or Earth review..very good week for releases even for NON BR dvds!
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Every freckle on the kids' faces and the hairs on the animals are all smeared. There is absolutely no film grain in the picture, which explains why the picture is quite soft. The picture does pop and has beautiful colors, so I guess that's what all the hype was about. But as far as detail is concerned, it was all DNRed away

agree 100%...pic was nowhere near sharp enough even on the beach scene( beside the dull faces). It did show off the best stream overshot I've ever scene in a fiml though....definately thought the CG was very well done however!
post #90 of 463
Thread Starter 
Greetings,

Gladiator and Braveheart arrived today from Paramount. I will watch them and get them posted as soon as possible.

Sorry for the delay!


Regards,
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