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post #571 of 1203
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Originally Posted by starman7 View Post

Are the extras and supplements the same on the "corrected" disc as they were on the old "poor" disc?

Down to the very last one; there is not one iota missing.

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post #572 of 1203
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

Just an fyi-
If you send the disc First Class, which costs about a $1, it does not qualify for Delivery Confirmation.
You must upgrade to Priority Mail, which bumps up the cost to $4.90+ .70 for Delivery Confirmation = $5.60

Good point. But as an FYI/to further parse the minutiae, if one happens to be using the (free) USPS address label printing software Shipping Assistant, a glitch with that software is that it will print First Class Mail labels with a Delivery Confirmation number (and you get the electronic discount that reduces the DelCon costs to 19 cents).
post #573 of 1203
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post

As for the time stamp, I'm not sure since I used the extended edition for my Ultimate Demo, but it's the scene where there's a flyover of Rome and Phoenix is riding into the city on a chariot and the crowd is booing him.

FWIW I think that was shot by second unit. That may speak to the inconsistencies to which you refer.
post #574 of 1203
The inconsistencies could also be the result of the 10 year old digital VFX shots. They probably didn't use the original digital files for the transfer, but what was printed onto the negative, so there's some generation loss at play.
post #575 of 1203
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Originally Posted by benes View Post

Just watched it and some of the SFX shots of the city do look pretty bad. But people were even saying that 10 years ago. The compositing on Oliver Reed's last few shots in front of the prison bars was pretty obvious too.

Yes that was obvious on the DVD aswell. Luckily the movie isnt based on special effects.
post #576 of 1203
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Originally Posted by madshi View Post

From what I can see, there are 3 aspects to image quality:

(1) In what shape is the original master? If it's a 1917 silent film, obviously it can't compete with the image quality of today's films. So the 1917 film should get a bad score here.

(2) How well is the transfer done technically? I'm talking about no DNR, no sharpening, perfect transparency to the film master. Here the 1917 Blu-Ray could get full marks.

(3) How good is the cinematography? This is a judgement of art. Very much a matter of taste.

IMHO a score for image quality should judge (1) and (2), but not (3). I believe (3) should be part of the movie score, but not part of the video score. I do understand that it's hard to rate (1) and (2), because they might contradict each other, especially with very old films. But IMHO Gladiator easily scores a 10 for both (1) and (2). And (3) should not be part of the video score.

The problem is with 3 to which I would add special effects and production design. Most reviewers do not give a 9 or a 10 out of 10 to movies that occasionally have soft scenes or shots even though other scenes might have incredible detail. It is also known that 'natural' colors will help a Blu-Ray score points against another one with a skewed color palette, some goes for shadow delineation or the lack thereof, no matter if any of this was intentional or not.

I find this practice to be wrong because if reference quality is present in the majority of scenes and not in others either due to directors intent, source material or imperfect special effects it should not be held against the Blu-Ray. You cannot expect them to redo the special effects and an intentionally soft shot is just that.

But I can tell you that they moment they gave it a 10 the morons would crawl out of the woodwork and say things like: The entry into Rome looked crappy - how could this be a 10 out of 10???

Can't please them all I guess...
post #577 of 1203
OK, I haven't been following this thread lately.....
Is there an exchange program going on right now?
post #578 of 1203
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

OK, I haven't been following this thread lately.....
Is there an exchange program going on right now?

Here's the exchange info.

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Originally Posted by Robert Harris View Post

There is now a new number re: replacement discs:

(888) 889-9456

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Originally Posted by cal87 View Post

In the interest in saving you the phone call, you just need to send Disc One - the main movie disc - and your contact info to the following address.

PHE MKT
c/o Deluxe Media Management
P.O. Box 801464
Valencia, CA 91380-1464
post #579 of 1203
^ Cool!
Thank you very much.
post #580 of 1203
I have the Canadian bluray of 'Gladiator'...can that be sent to U.S. address above or is there a seperate address/Phone #...???
post #581 of 1203
What are you guys mailing the disc back in as far as packaging?
post #582 of 1203
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Originally Posted by bviss View Post

What are you guys mailing the disc back in as far as packaging?

Sent mine back in a bubble wrap lined envelope inside another regular envelope.

When you call them, they'll want to check the disc number on the movie side of the disc. Then they tell you to be sure to include your name, address, and phone number inside, but don't give any packaging instructions. I taped my info on a medium size post-it directly to the label side of the disc.

It could take four weeks to see the replacement back.
post #583 of 1203
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Originally Posted by bviss View Post

What are you guys mailing the disc back in as far as packaging?

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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post

Sent mine back in a bubble wrap lined envelope inside another regular envelope. When you call them, they...don't give any packaging instructions.

Plain envelope should suffice--they no doubt have a shredder in the processing area for dealing with the returned discs!
post #584 of 1203
+ 1 on the bubble lined envelope (we have cases of them handy at work, why not). I also called today before mailing it off, just wanted to hear with my own ears it was cool to now send it in. The previously mentioned addy and info is spot on correct for those who don't wanna bother calling.

Don't wanna show my age, but christ I must be getting old, when the guy asked me to read him those TINY letters on the inner ring I could only make out a couple, lol!!

Ah well, it's off on its way as of this morn, only cost me $1.05, no biggie. This will be a tough wait now though. I refrained from watching Gladiator on DVD for a long time, figured it would be worth it when the BRD finally shows. Then I bought it, watched the first few minutes and yanked it...so essentially, I'm STILL waiting!!!
post #585 of 1203
A few questions.
1) When I send my copy in how long will the turn around be?
2) What does the US disk look like?
post #586 of 1203
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Originally Posted by Schils View Post

only cost me $1.05, no biggie.

Something is wrong here. Only cost me $0.88. Were you ripped off?
post #587 of 1203
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Originally Posted by sillysam View Post

Something is wrong here. Only cost me $0.88. Were you ripped off?

Psst, they do weigh each package/envelope ya know.

0.88 is strong, not sure anyone can come in lower than that!

@ Jarrod - dude on the phone told me I should have mine in "no more than two weeks." We'll see. I remember getting my "Pirates" disc back in about three days after Disney/BV received it...course I think that was leaving from a MUCH closer place to me than CA.
post #588 of 1203
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Originally Posted by Schils View Post


Don't wanna show my age, but christ I must be getting old, when the guy asked me to read him those TINY letters on the inner ring I could only make out a couple, lol!!

Ah well, it's off on its way as of this morn, only cost me $1.05, no biggie. This will be a tough wait now though.

I'm even worse....I played hell just trying to find where the numbers were. Glasses up, glasses down....tilt to the light.

The lady who answered the phone answered it as some other company than Paramount. I told her I was trying to exchange my Gladiator disc, and she oofed and then read the right schpiel. Obviously they're just using an answering service for this.

She told me it'd be a month or so. I figure that's just about when I'll be ready to see it again.
post #589 of 1203
Contacted Paramount via the email address they left on their customer service phone line last Monday (7/26) and haven't heard a peep back yet. Has anyone else who contacted Paramount for the disc exchange via email heard back yet? If you did when did you send the email? Thanks for letting me know. I'm wondering if I should contact them again or sit tight.
post #590 of 1203
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Originally Posted by Schils View Post


Don't wanna show my age, but christ I must be getting old, when the guy asked me to read him those TINY letters on the inner ring I could only make out a couple, lol!!

Right there with you on that one. Why even go through the effort, since they make you send it in regardless?

Folks, don't waste your time on emails or calls unless you want to. Put your disc (I wrapped mine in a high tech paper towel) and return address in an envelope , and send it to the address.

PHE MKT
c/o Deluxe Media Management
P.O. Box 801464
Valencia, CA 91380-1464
post #591 of 1203
I didn't see the answer anywhere but are they doing anything for the UK owners? I live in the US but bought the UK steelbook, thanks.
post #592 of 1203
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Originally Posted by colombianlove41 View Post

I didn't see the answer anywhere but are they doing anything for the UK owners? I live in the US but bought the UK steelbook, thanks.

I'm 99% sure you will have to return yours to address in UK...you can find it on the UK www avforums dot com
post #593 of 1203
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Originally Posted by RalphoR View Post

Contacted Paramount via the email address they left on their customer service phone line last Monday (7/26) and haven't heard a peep back yet. Has anyone else who contacted Paramount for the disc exchange via email heard back yet? If you did when did you send the email? Thanks for letting me know. I'm wondering if I should contact them again or sit tight.

no need to contact them- just return to address a few posts above....include you name, address and tel#.
post #594 of 1203
Just fyi for anyone who has Canadian blu ray version- you can still send it to address in Valencia,CA,U.S. above. Also, they will ship replacement discs back to any country. I bought my disc in Canada and they are shipping my new disc to me here in Ireland where I am currently living.
As long as your disc has code NA13081B1R1 on disc around center spindle.
You ONLY send back Disc 1, not Disc 2.
post #595 of 1203
Just checked USPS track & confirm and my disc was delivered yesterday. I can't wait to receive the new one in 2-3 weeks.
post #596 of 1203
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Originally Posted by sillysam View Post

Something is wrong here. Only cost me $0.88. Were you ripped off?

$.88 is for Envelope shipping and $1.05 for package shipping.
I checked this on the USPS APC kiosk.
post #597 of 1203
Anybody have a picture of the back side of the new blu-ray release of Gladiator?
Just want to see the bar code and what to look for on the new label etc?
post #598 of 1203
For those who have purchased the remastered Gladiator (North American) blu-ray, can you please elaborate on how to differentiate between the original and remastered retail packages?

"yellow UPC"
This seems to be an assumption based on the remastered Saving Private Ryan.

"2-disc label on the backside"
Thedigitalbits.com reports that some people have purchased copies that don't have the 2-disc label on the backside on the packaging.

Which one is it?
post #599 of 1203
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Originally Posted by stand_1998 View Post

For those who have purchased the remastered Gladiator (North American) blu-ray, can you please elaborate on how to differentiate between the original and remastered retail packages?

"yellow UPC"
This seems to be an assumption based on the remastered Saving Private Ryan.

"2-disc label on the backside"
Thedigitalbits.com reports that some people have purchased copies that don't have the 2-disc label on the backside on the packaging.

Which one is it?

The head of Paramount marketing assured me the store copies of the remastered "Gladiator" would have yellow barcodes. (However, she said the advance review copies she sent out would have to be in the old cases because she got the new discs before the new cases and wanted to get them out to reviewers in a hurry.) Don't know about the 2-disc label business, though.

John
post #600 of 1203
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Originally Posted by stand_1998 View Post

For those who have purchased the remastered Gladiator (North American) blu-ray, can you please elaborate on how to differentiate between the original and remastered retail packages?

"yellow UPC"
This seems to be an assumption based on the remastered Saving Private Ryan.

"2-disc label on the backside"
Thedigitalbits.com reports that some people have purchased copies that don't have the 2-disc label on the backside on the packaging.

Which one is it?

The official word from Paramount at this point is that a yellow UPC will be the official method.

However, it appears they only ended up on that after briefly deciding to instead remove "2-Disc Set" from the back cover. And it appears some remastered copies missing "2-Disc Set" actually did get released, as people are reporting taking chances on those copies and having them be remastered discs. I can personally confirm that at least some are the remastered discs, because just today I bought a white UPC copy without "2-Disc Set" on the back cover, and it was the new remastered disc.
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