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post #31 of 164
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Originally Posted by Geronimo.USMC View Post

I hope I'm not off topic, but if played right, I think the Owls movie might be THE reference blu to be on the lookout for. I hope you review that one as well.

Is that the legends of the guardians?
post #32 of 164
Great review. Great movie. Can't wait for the release.
post #33 of 164
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

Dan, this is easily worth a blind buy. I found Up to more emotive and touching but a 4/5 rating is certainly no slouch.

Regards,

Thanks Ralph for the great review and quick response. Blind buy it is!

Dan
post #34 of 164
Heh, I was one of those people who saw this and kept telling people, "You HAVE to see this movie!".

I would put this near or at the top of all animated films I have seen.

Just great fun, and I can't wait to get the BD.

Oh, and I would say all other things being equal it beats UP on story at least.
post #35 of 164
Thanks Ralph for the great review. I did enjoy it at the theater more than Toy Story 3 probably because it is an original. If it has a sequal and a third that are just as great as the first one, then it will be as good if not better than Toy Story.
post #36 of 164
I saw this at the theater with the family. If you have kids, this is a MUST BUY.
post #37 of 164
I've been waiting a real long time for this one to come out on Blu after i saw it in theaters earlier this year. Glad to see that it got top notch audio/video ratings

Day 1 buy for me, my 2 kids have been waiting for this one.
post #38 of 164
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Is that the legends of the guardians?

Yessir. I wonder why my post was removed, & other peoples' post about TS3 remain......
post #39 of 164
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Geronimo.USMC View Post

Yessir. I wonder why my post was removed, & other peoples' post about TS3 remain......

Greetings,

The reason I removed it is because you referenced a film by the wrong name and alluded to the fact that it could possibly by THE reference disc which was in response to another poster who had seen portions of How to train your dragon on Blu-ray and cited it as THE reference disc.

Since The Legend of the Guardians isn't available on Blu-ray yet I wanted to avoid an off topic discussion about a) which film you were in fact talking about and b) how good it MIGHT look when it comes to Blu-ray.

As far as Toy Story 3 goes I see no problem with a little discussion by those who have seen both especially if it remains within the context of this discussion. If I feel that it strays too far then I will say so.

My apologies for not letting you know via PM.

Regards,
post #40 of 164
I took my 6yr old daughter to see this back in the spring, and she absolutely LOVED it, so it'll definitely be added to the collection. i was also one of those people telling everyone they HAD to see it.

it's nice to see other people feel the same way, so thanks for the review!
post #41 of 164
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Originally Posted by AaronMK View Post

I've been curious about why use of Dolby TrueHD is has become pretty rare as well.

Manufacturers have been opting for DTS-HD MA because with TrueHD, the discs also have to include a separate, lossy Dolby Digital option; whereas with DTS-HD MA, the lossy core track is embedded in the lossless track. Two for the price of one.
post #42 of 164
I went to Best Buy last night asking for HTTYD, and the girl working the video section gave a look while grabbing a booklet with all up coming films, she was like this comes out on the 15th Opps..

I feel like a little kid waiting for this

DJoel
post #43 of 164
This has been the most anticipated release of the year for us. Not sure why it took a couple of months longer to hit bluray than every other movie released in the spring or summer. I think it had something to do with trying to hit a 3d release as well - or work out 3d agreements with TV manufacturers. The family saw this in the theater and LOVED it. Best bass I have heard at a commercial theater. GREAT to read it lives up to the wait!
post #44 of 164
Ralph Ive always liked your reviews, but this one procedes to tell most of the story!
post #45 of 164
I just saw in Walmart today that they have a walmart exclusive blu-ray copy. Did anyone know what so exclusive is this about? Is this the 16:9 format instead or the IMAX version like what Transformer have?
post #46 of 164
glad its 2.35
post #47 of 164
Just finished watching this in HD and it's easily a reference title. Great story, great action, wonderful experience! Absolutely a blind buy and worthy of repeat viewings. Recommended!

post #48 of 164
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Originally Posted by stickboy2k View Post

Heh, I was one of those people who saw this and kept telling people, "You HAVE to see this movie!".

I would put this near or at the top of all animated films I have seen.

Just great fun, and I can't wait to get the BD.

Oh, and I would say all other things being equal it beats UP on story at least.

After watching this I agree that it's one of the best movies of the year.
post #49 of 164
Wow, with all of the high praise being given to this film and blu-ray, I guess a blind by seems necessary! If it's nearly as entertaining as Kung-Fu Panda I'll be happy with it...
post #50 of 164
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Originally Posted by fight4yu View Post

I just saw in Walmart today that they have a walmart exclusive blu-ray copy. Did anyone know what so exclusive is this about? Is this the 16:9 format instead or the IMAX version like what Transformer have?

As far as I can tell, it looks like Wal-mart is exclusively getting the single disc blu-ray--all others will also contain the DVD.
post #51 of 164
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Originally Posted by javanpohl View Post

As far as I can tell, it looks like Wal-mart is exclusively getting the single disc blu-ray--all others will also contain the DVD.

I can't see how this is good for anyone.. especially their 2-disc version is cheaper than their single blu-ray version!!! I certainly don't need that exclusivity in paying more for getting less
post #52 of 164
I just pre-ordered it from Wal-mart, and I hope it comes in a blu-ray case. I recently saw them selling blu-ray/dvd combo packs in DVD cases (similar to Toys R Us). This review helped in my purchase.
post #53 of 164
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Originally Posted by javanpohl View Post

As far as I can tell, it looks like Wal-mart is exclusively getting the single disc blu-ray--all others will also contain the DVD.

Personally, I'm always glad to get a combo pack. Bluray for the main theater and DVD for my daughter's room. It's funny how you can usually tell the parent's from the non-parents in the combo pack discussions.

It's odd how pretty much everyone who has seen this movie is overly excited about it (Lord knows I am), yet there's hardly any talk about it other than this review thread. This was truly one of the best animated films I've ever seen, and when nostalgia is taken out of the equation it may be near the very top.
post #54 of 164
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

Personally, I'm always glad to get a combo pack. Bluray for the main theater and DVD for my daughter's room. It's funny how you can usually tell the parent's from the non-parents in the combo pack discussions.

It's odd how pretty much everyone who has seen this movie is overly excited about it (Lord knows I am), yet there's hardly any talk about it other than this review thread. This was truly one of the best animated films I've ever seen, and when nostalgia is taken out of the equation it may be near the very top.

Yep were the same blu ray for the theatre room and DVD for the lounge room. The lounge room DVD player better be ready because it will be playing HTTYD over and over.
post #55 of 164
Am I the only one who thinks this isn't as sharp as it should be? Kung Fu Panda and all Pixar titles are much sharper as is the extra animated short on the HTTYD disc... just me or is anyone else disappointed? Compare the sharpness of the feature to the short.
post #56 of 164
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Originally Posted by koreanfilmfan View Post

Am I the only one who thinks this isn't as sharp as it should be? Kung Fu Panda and all Pixar titles are much sharper as is the extra animated short on the HTTYD disc... just me or is anyone else disappointed? Compare the sharpness of the feature to the short.

Greetings,

I didn't notice any sharpness deficiencies.


Regards,
post #57 of 164
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

I didn't notice any sharpness deficiencies.


Regards,

Me neither.
post #58 of 164
i'll post a few screens to highlight what i'm referring to in due course.
post #59 of 164
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by koreanfilmfan View Post

i'll post a few screens to highlight what i'm referring to in due course.

Greetings,

No need to post screenshots here. I'll take your word that you are seeing this but the reason behind it won't be substantiated by screenshots.

Thanks.
post #60 of 164
Just had a look again and it is definitely softer compared to other dreamworks/ pixar releases. Also spotted banding in the beginning of the film. I wanted this to be reference but it disappoints when it comes to sharpness i'm afraid. Viewed on a JVC RS2 on 100".
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