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post #241 of 487
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Originally Posted by Oliver Klohs View Post


Does anybody else find it ironic that Christopher Nolan is so much of a film lover yet the Blu-Rays of his films do not have a look that resembles film?

Insomnia.
post #242 of 487
My copy still hasnt shipped. This same place shipped me The Dark Knight and other titles two weeks early. Im wondering if they have stopped doing that. Its no big deal, I was just looking forward to getting it early!
post #243 of 487
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Originally Posted by x43x View Post

From the Blu-Ray.com review -



I would rather listen to the soundtrack without the TV being on, so I'm glad there are no visuals.

VERY cool Definite buy for me now.

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Originally Posted by chirpie View Post

39 minutes. Must be missing a few tracks because the actual standalone soundtrack release is about 10 minutes longer. Still, I think it's an awesome extras idea and wish more releases had it.


I agree.........I could get into extras like this.
post #244 of 487
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Originally Posted by redfirebird2008 View Post

Insomnia.

Insomnia does look pretty great actually. What a shame Dark Knight wasnt given the same treatment.
post #245 of 487
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Originally Posted by redfirebird2008 View Post

Insomnia.

Yep, one of Warner's very best discs
post #246 of 487
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Yep, one of Warner's very best discs

Wow...Insomnia has the grainiest cover art ever! good indication for the presentation
post #247 of 487
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

Just out of curiosity, will anyone besides me be purchasing this disc simply because they liked the movie?

I will be. While I enjoy seeing a beautiful transfer, I also enjoy taking a step back and, oh, I dunno, actually watching the film.
post #248 of 487
As my favorite movie of all time, it is more than a solid Blu-ray transfer that justifies my purchase.
post #249 of 487
If this movie was without color and was out of sequence I'd still buy this movie. Twice. So what if it's not "perfect" as the movie is brilliant. The movie always trumps transfer quality. Like you wouldn't buy E.T. Or Jaws if it wasn't "perfect"?
post #250 of 487
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Originally Posted by amblinfan View Post

If this movie was without color and was out of sequence I'd still buy this movie.

I guess you bought 'Following' and 'Memento,' both by Nolan. ;-)

(Though, 'Memento' was only without color for every other scene.)
post #251 of 487
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Originally Posted by amblinfan View Post

Like you wouldn't buy E.T. Or Jaws if it wasn't "perfect"?

Actually, yeah, there are some people on this forum who wouldn't. Lot of "elitists" here. Seems some people get lost in the pretty little pictures and forget to see the big picture.
post #252 of 487
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

Actually, yeah, there are some people on this forum who wouldn't. Lot of "elitists" here. Seems some people get lost in the pretty little pictures and forget to see the big picture.

Why would I buy something half-assed if I can rent or download it
post #253 of 487
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Originally Posted by 42041 View Post

Why would I buy something half-assed if I can rent or download it

It's all personal preference, but I would probably be happier with a sub-par BD transfer of a movie I loved than I would anything I could download. Renting wouldn't make much sense if you're going to watch it numerous times.

Of course, per usual, the sky is falling before the disc is even officially released.
post #254 of 487
I did not catch this theatrically. From the reviews it sounds like a great flic with great av. Is this the best combination AV and content, for live action, of the year?
post #255 of 487
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Originally Posted by redfirebird2008 View Post
Insomnia.
Damn, I already saw that one in pre-Blu-Ray times and this is the one that looks great?

Of course The Dark Knight, Inception and Batman Begins are the Nolan/Warner titles I watched and while they were by no means complete disasters none of them was a posterchild for a pristine picture.
post #256 of 487
Watched the BR last night, just the movie, not the extras.

This was my first viewing of the movie, having unfortunately missed it's run in theaters. Due to all the positive buzz around this film and my general liking of everything Nolan has done so far, I had very high expectations for this movie. For the most part, I *did* enjoy this movie quite a bit but I felt it fell a bit short of my own probably unrealistic expectations. I think my opinion will improve with repeat viewings as this movie certainly warrants and will hold up to further viewings.

I can't comment with great authority on the a/v quality as I watched it on a rather crummy hotel LG LCD 40" monitor with my BDP30 Blu-ray player using my Pioneer TRE-XB1 / SE-HXP1 wireless headphones and transmitter to listen. Detail looked pretty good in most scenes although there appeared to be a bit of black crush but that's likely due to the monitor being set on torch mode.

T.B.
post #257 of 487
Partyslammer, would you be able to pop in the bonus disc and list the ten score tracks that are available to hear? I want to buy the other ones that aren't included separately, but I need to know which ones are available first.
post #258 of 487
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

I did not catch this theatrically. From the reviews it sounds like a great flic with great av. Is this the best combination AV and content, for live action, of the year?

All I can say is that Inception is my favorite film of 2010, I look forward to owning it on Blu Ray.
post #259 of 487
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Originally Posted by Foxy7 View Post

All I can say is that Inception is my favorite film of 2010, I look forward to owning it on Blu Ray.

I'd have to agree. Other than the dialog driven, instant classic cinematic masterpiece that is Clash of the Titans, I'd say Inception was my favorite of the '10 movies I've seen.
post #260 of 487
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

I'd have to agree. Other than the dialog driven, instant classic cinematic masterpiece that is Clash of the Titans...



It's definitely going to give "The King's Speech" a run for its money come Oscar time.
post #261 of 487
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

I did not catch this theatrically. From the reviews it sounds like a great flic with great av. Is this the best combination AV and content, for live action, of the year?

I would call it the best combination of audio and live action content of the year. The video is certainly satisfactory and without any unnecessary processing but is also somewhat disappointing when you consider that some of it was shot on 70 mm.
post #262 of 487
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post



It's definitely going to give "The King's Speech" a run for its money come Oscar time.

IMDb 9.0 out of 10. Amazing!
post #263 of 487
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

I did not catch this theatrically. From the reviews it sounds like a great flic with great av. Is this the best combination AV and content, for live action, of the year?

Having only seen it theatrically, I wouldn't expect eye-popping visuals. It's often dark and rather soft. But it's a solid flick. Can't say I found it as transcendent as some people did, but I'll probably watch it again.
post #264 of 487
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Originally Posted by khronikos View Post

I'm really coming around and warming to Warner leaving 10GB off the disc so we can have those spicy 20Mbps bitrates. YUM! This one even goes into DVD bitrates quite often and very very low as well. Dig it! If this is perfection you can count me IN! I cannot wait in five years when new discs are perfect too. But how will these be perfect when those are perfect. Kinda strange how nobody seems to know what perfect is or even what it might resemble yet the word is used in all these bluray reviews all the time. Me thinks people have no clue what they are talking about anymore as far as compression goes. Me thinks bluray is rental.

You do realize that Blu-Ray uses advanced codecs like VC-1 and AVC, correct? All things are not even close to being equal even if the lowest bitrates of the Blu-Ray match some of the highest bitrates of the DVD. Blu-Ray using VC-1 at 20Mbps would most likely be superior to Blu-Ray using MPEG-2 at 30+Mbps.

Now, I agree. Use the space. Increase the bitrate. I have no issue with people expecting more, but watching bitrate meters is not the best way to judge a movie. And comparing MPEG-2 and AVC/VC-1 to each other at the same bitrates is not very valid either.
post #265 of 487
I saw this twice on 70mm IMAX. A lot of it was soft (though some of it quite striking), and the screen shots look about like what I would have expected based on those experiences. Some of the grain seems to block in the captures, and while it appears it could have benefited from a higher bit-rate, it does not look like it is close to deal break territory.

I only look at the bitrate if I notice artifacts, and it seems from reviews and screen shots, I will not be noticing them in motion.
post #266 of 487
Does the back of the movie really look like this?





That's kind of weird that it has a shot of Nolan. I'm guessing it isn't though without any sort of movie synopsis.
post #267 of 487
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Originally Posted by muffinmcfluffin View Post

Does the back of the movie really look like this?





That's kind of weird that it has a shot of Nolan. I'm guessing it isn't though without any sort of movie synopsis.

The extras cover the film synopsis.
post #268 of 487
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Originally Posted by muffinmcfluffin View Post


That's kind of weird that it has a shot of Nolan.


He's the star of the movie. Forget DiCaprio, he's just a storytelling vessel. Nolan is the one who came up with the whole thing in the first place.
post #269 of 487
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Originally Posted by redfirebird2008 View Post

He's the star of the movie. Forget DiCaprio, he's just a storytelling vessel. Nolan is the one who came up with the whole thing in the first place.

DiCaprio said he based his portrayal of the character on Nolan so that shot seems appropriate.
post #270 of 487
Haha all I'm saying is that movie shots are normally incorporated, not production stills.

Well there could be production stills, but this is maybe the first time I've seen this is all. I love Nolan (even more than DiCaprio, or Bale), I just thought this was funny though. I mean this movie has potential for any shot to be in here, even a shot of that damn pinwheel for emphasis or the spinning top. I'm not complaining about it, I was just wondering if this was the real back because of this shot that was included.
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