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post #151 of 202
Yeah I just meant that it is dark. I personally like the look, it's what my Kuro is best at displaying
post #152 of 202
With the end so clearly in sight, I don't see why I wouldn't just wait for all of the movies to be released in one set before I buy them all. I've held off buying thus far after all...
post #153 of 202
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Originally Posted by mcantu1 View Post

is it true that only the first 2 contain extended versions of the movies?

according to IMDB it's just the first two films that have extended versions. So I dont see a problem here
post #154 of 202
Shame they didnt revisit some of the poor CGI in the first movie
post #155 of 202
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Shame they didnt revisit some of the poor CGI in the first movie

They might be waiting for the multiple dip of a box set after they have flogged the individual movies, with a "final" SE.

It's a tough call though: a movie is the product of its time (including the material constraints) and altering it holds that in contempt, yet many consumers seem to like things that are normalised.

Personally, I dislike revisionism a la Lucas and even the trend to "tealise" everything makes me shudder.

I can't stand the either/or attitude pervading home video releases and I think it would be far more appropriate for the studios to ensure that a movie is always released, at least as transparently as possible to its Theatrical look, as well as in altered versions if they so wish.

You don't find consumers clamouring to have the Mona Lisa touched up with an "On Golden Pond" golden hue, just because it might be currently fashionable and the charm of TRON would be destroyed if they completely redid the CGI to make it more modern before releasing the home video.

I also don't buy the "Directors Intent" argument, used to justify a particular revisionist alteration to the home video release, because "that is what they would have done at the time given better tools or the opportunity". If the Director wants to stuff around with artistic modifications post-release, then fine, but make damned sure you release the original version as well as your changes, so the consumer has a choice. It's why I'm so annoyed at what was done with the Alien franchise on Bluray, amongst others: what we have been given may look nice, but I want the option of the original (restored with as much care and attention as possible and retaining all that grain, etc).
post #156 of 202
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEyes View Post

With the end so clearly in sight, I don't see why I wouldn't just wait for all of the movies to be released in one set before I buy them all. I've held off buying thus far after all...

+1. That's my strategy!
post #157 of 202
Same here. I once had the HD DVD box set but sold it early on. Anyone heard if they are going to do 3D on the last 3 parts in part or whole?
post #158 of 202
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Originally Posted by IanD View Post

They might be waiting for the multiple dip of a box set after they have flogged the individual movies, with a "final" SE.

It's a tough call though: a movie is the product of its time (including the material constraints) and altering it holds that in contempt, yet many consumers seem to like things that are normalised.

Personally, I dislike revisionism a la Lucas and even the trend to "tealise" everything makes me shudder.

I can't stand the either/or attitude pervading home video releases and I think it would be far more appropriate for the studios to ensure that a movie is always released, at least as transparently as possible to its Theatrical look, as well as in altered versions if they so wish.

You don't find consumers clamouring to have the Mona Lisa touched up with an "On Golden Pond" golden hue, just because it might be currently fashionable and the charm of TRON would be destroyed if they completely redid the CGI to make it more modern before releasing the home video.

I also don't buy the "Directors Intent" argument, used to justify a particular revisionist alteration to the home video release, because "that is what they would have done at the time given better tools or the opportunity". If the Director wants to stuff around with artistic modifications post-release, then fine, but make damned sure you release the original version as well as your changes, so the consumer has a choice. It's why I'm so annoyed at what was done with the Alien franchise on Bluray, amongst others: what we have been given may look nice, but I want the option of the original (restored with as much care and attention as possible and retaining all that grain, etc).

Twas kidding
post #159 of 202
I LOVED the was HBP looked with the natural lighting.
post #160 of 202
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Originally Posted by jonz View Post

I LOVED the was HBP looked with the natural lighting.

Nothing natural at all. The film was color graded (I say degraded) to hell and back, twice. Cuarón and Newell did a far superior job with "mood" colors in their films.

Looked absolutely like garbage in IMAX 3-D. Worst $18 I've spent theatrically, and I drove 45 miles to see it in that format to boot...AND paid for 2 guests, who did NOT think the trip was worth it.
post #161 of 202
Azkaban, Goblet, and Half-Blood Prince are all gorgeous films for different reasons. The cinematography in this series has been truly impressive.
post #162 of 202
Anyone know when order of the phoenix and half blood prince will be released in ultimate edtions?
post #163 of 202
Can someone post average video and audio bitrate (or even BDInfo reports) for POA and GOF UCEs? Did video get a new encode? English DTS-HD MA is 16 or 24 bit depth?
Also, is there anyone who bought it recently? Did Warner return back the magnet in "books"?
post #164 of 202
What is new for prisoner of azkiban
post #165 of 202
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Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixBD Only: In-Movie Experience! Explore the People, Places, Creatures and the Moviemaking Magic Behind Them, All As You Watch the Movie
DVD Only: Featurette Gallery: 28 Short Segments Covering People, Places, Creatures and the Moviemaking Magic Behind Them
Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 5: Evolution
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Behind the Magic
Building the Magic: The Sets of Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The Rebellion Begins
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Fulfilling a Prophecy
Additional Scenes (in HD on Blu-ray)
Trailing Tonks: Natalia Tena (aka Nymphadora Tonks) Leads a Very Personal Film Set Tour
Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing: Director David Yates and Editor Mark Day Show What a Difference a Good Edit Makes
Theatrical Trailers
44-Page Photo Book
Lenticular Card
Limited Edition Character Cards◦#9 Luna Lovegood
◦#10 Dolores Umbridge

Bonus Digital Copy

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceBD Only: Maximum Movie Mode. Daniel Radcliffe leads a unique, personal exploration of the movie while you watch!◦Picture-in-Picture
◦Focus Featurettes
◦Scene Comparisons
DVD Only: Featurette Gallery: 14 Short Segments That Unlock More Moviemaking Secrets
Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 6: Magical Effects
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Behind the Magic
Additional Scenes (in HD on Blu-ray)
J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life: A Personal Look at the Journey in Creating and Launching the Final Book
Close Up with the Cast of Harry Potter: Cast Members Are Your Personal Guides to Aspects of Moviemaking That Include Editing, Makeup, Stunt, Set Design, Props, Costumes and More!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Get a Sneak Peak at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort
What's on Your Mind?: Lightning-Round Q&A with Cast/Crew
One-Minute Drills: Cast Members Sum Up Their Characters
Gallery of Five Distinctive Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ABC Family Promo Spots
Theatrical Trailers
44-Page Photo Book
Lenticular Card
Limited Edition Character Cards◦#11 Draco Malfoy
◦#12 Albus Dumbledore

Bonus Digital Copy


post #166 of 202
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post


Excellent news!!
post #167 of 202
I own the dvds of the series. I only have part 6 in blu ray. I was wondering if it was worth the upgrade with the ultimate editions? hopefully some experts can shime in. I got the panasonic tcp50gt25 set.

Jacob
post #168 of 202
Well, the upgrade in both picture and sound are well worth it. The audio tracks are DTS HD-MA so that will be the first thing you notice. The "scorcerer's stone" and "chamber of secrets" both have a directors cut of the film that I enjoy better than the theatrical versions. Do the upgrade, it's well worth it.
post #169 of 202
thanks for the response. I was over at best buy. they only had the ultimated edition in dvd and not blu ray. I was not able to get it.

Jacob
post #170 of 202
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Originally Posted by colombianlove41 View Post

Well, the upgrade in both picture and sound are well worth it. The audio tracks are DTS HD-MA so that will be the first thing you notice.

This is false. There is no improvement in picture or sound. The picture quality is identical to the previous releases, and the sound is exactly the same except housed in a DTS-MA container. At the price these are going for, I'd pass and pick up the single disc editions of the first four.

Edit: I thought the poster above was talking about in comparison with the standard Blurays.
post #171 of 202
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Originally Posted by Big Brad View Post

This is false. There is no improvement in picture or sound. The picture quality is identical to the previous releases, and the sound is exactly the same except housed in a DTS-MA container. At the price these are going for, I'd pass and pick up the single disc editions of the first four.

I think you are probably right but I have heard there was a bit of tinkering with the DTS-MA. I'm sure it's rumor and nothing more.
post #172 of 202
Ive got my copies, havent opened them as of yet has anyone done a comparison?
post #173 of 202
As amazing as this film series has been, it is something of a disapointment that there was no advance provision made for extended home verisons (like Peter Jackson did for LotR). IMO, the most eggregious cut was the whole Gaunts storyline from HBP. The film is far poorer for it's absence. Oh well!
post #174 of 202
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Originally Posted by Big Brad View Post

This is false. There is no improvement in picture or sound. The picture quality is identical to the previous releases, and the sound is exactly the same except housed in a DTS-MA container. At the price these are going for, I'd pass and pick up the single disc editions of the first four.

Are you sure it's not your response that is false? The way I read it, the post you were quoting was in response to someone who appeared to be asking whether or not it was an upgrade from dvd, not from the single disc BD. At least that's the way I read it.
post #175 of 202
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Originally Posted by ca1ore View Post

As amazing as this film series has been, it is something of a disapointment that there was no advance provision made for extended home verisons (like Peter Jackson did for LotR). IMO, the most eggregious cut was the whole Gaunts storyline from HBP. The film is far poorer for it's absence. Oh well!

I stopped buying the Ultimate Editions after Part 2 for the same reason. While the set of extras are about as compelling as could be, I don't BUY movies for extras, I buy them for the movies themselves, and there's just too much missing from the books not to have something worth cutting back into these films. The first two books were less than half the size of most of the others in the series and even they had significant or at least worthwhile portions cut. Unless there's a significant upgrade in A/V quality over the single disc editions, I'll wait until the directors aren't too busy or too lazy to re-evaluate their cut. With the franchise ending, you know Warner will be milking these films for many years and after the Ultimate Editions, new cuts will be about the only way to do that...
post #176 of 202
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Originally Posted by Chad Varnadore View Post

Are you sure it's not your response that is false? The way I read it, the post you were quoting was in response to someone who appeared to be asking whether or not it was an upgrade from dvd, not from the single disc BD. At least that's the way I read it.

D'oh! You're right. They are an improvement over the DVDs. That's what I get for not reading the whole thread!
post #177 of 202
Unless there's a significant upgrade in A/V quality over the single disc editions, I'll wait until the directors aren't too busy or too lazy to re-evaluate their cut.

I think everybody is over-optomistic about footage left on the cutting-room floor with the Potter movies. I fear what we have now is all there is.
post #178 of 202
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

Unless there's a significant upgrade in A/V quality over the single disc editions, I'll wait until the directors aren't too busy or too lazy to re-evaluate their cut.

I think everybody is over-optomistic about footage left on the cutting-room floor with the Potter movies. I fear what we have now is all there is.

Possibly, but if the usual studio politics has anything to do with, my money would be on Warner's current priority being to milk the films now, while they're getting so much press, rather than waiting until the talent has time to go back and finish any sequences that were cut - Potter is endowed with so much CG, there may be a ton of effects that need to be finished in addition to standard post correction.

IMHO, if we don't see extended versions of all of these films in the future on BD, it won't because the studio doesn't want to release them or they don't have anything more to cut it, it will be because packaged media has proven no longer profitable enough to justify the expense, which could happen if the economy takes any more hits to its recovery, not to mention how Microsoft is still sneakily trying to convince everyone that the age of packaged media is over, by way of naive, gullible internet "journalists".
post #179 of 202
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Originally Posted by Big Brad

This is false. There is no improvement in picture or sound. The picture quality is identical to the previous releases, and the sound is exactly the same except housed in a DTS-MA container. At the price these are going for, I'd pass and pick up the single disc editions of the first four.

Edit: I thought the poster above was talking about in comparison with the standard Blurays.
Glad you agree....
post #180 of 202
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Originally Posted by Chad Varnadore View Post
Possibly, but if the usual studio politics has anything to do with, my money would be on Warner's current priority being to milk the films now, while they're getting so much press, rather than waiting until the talent has time to go back and finish any sequences that were cut - Potter is endowed with so much CG, there may be a ton of effects that need to be finished in addition to standard post correction.
Of course it's in the movie studio best interest to try milking the same movies as many times as possible as long there are enough buyers willing to buy them. Some buyers would consider owning every version for the same movie a collector's item.

Why is the point of WB releasing HP Year 1 to X boxset after each movie comes out? Obviously, the "latest" boxset get replaced with another "latest" boxset after the next movie comes out.

With Year 7 being splited into two parts, it's possible WB may release another Year 7 Part 1 and 2 combined as special edition after part 1 and part 2 have been released separately.

If WB going to re-release Year 1 to 7 in 3D in theaters, they will re-release the Blu-ray in 3D.

Comparing multi-dipping Blu-ray and DVD, Blu-ray can be dipped more times than DVD because there is only so much picture and audio quality can be enhanced on DVD technology and DVD only has Red/Green 3D.
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