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post #61 of 123
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post
Greetings,

The original AR for the film's theatrical presentation is 2.39:1. Don't worry..


Regards,
Thanks.
post #62 of 123
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Any word on any Disney Rewards coupons for this one?
Save $10 On The Incredibles Blu-ray Combo Pack

When You Upgrade Your Copy of The Incredibles on DVD
post #63 of 123
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Save $10 On The Incredibles Blu-ray Combo Pack

When You Upgrade Your Copy of The Incredibles on DVD

I saw that today. Is it a coupon that can be used online with Amazon or is it only accepted at B&M retailers?
post #64 of 123
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I saw that today. Is it a coupon that can be used online with Amazon or is it only accepted at B&M retailers?

It's a store coupon, not a coupon code. I'm not sure there has ever been a recent example of a disney coupon that could be used on Amazon.

BTW guys....this thread isn't the appropriate place to discuss "deals" and BR pricing...it's a review thread. Please take this conversation to the "deals" sticky in the BR software forum. Thanks
post #65 of 123
Got my BR copy today. Looks very good, but not as razor-sharp as some of the most recent animated movies I've watched, such as 'Up', or 'Despicable Me'.

Still its about a 9/10 in video quality in my book... I have a large 110" screen, so I can tell the difference between absolute razor sharp, and 'almost there'... Likely if you have a 60" TV you won't see a difference.

It's a great transfer, and a fantastic movie. Now where is NEMO!?!
post #66 of 123
O.K. Ralph.... I just watched it & MAN!!!!! I very impressed withis blu-ray. The audio is nothing short of AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!! Now if you could just call the studio & Bad Boys 2 on blu ray I would really appriciate it.

-Alan
post #67 of 123
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Originally Posted by rboster View Post

It's a store coupon, not a coupon code. I'm not sure there has ever been a recent example of a disney coupon that could be used on Amazon.

BTW guys....this thread isn't the appropriate place to discuss "deals" and BR pricing...it's a review thread. Please take this conversation to the "deals" sticky in the BR software forum. Thanks

Ooops.....sorry about that.
post #68 of 123
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Originally Posted by gnolivos View Post

Got my BR copy today. Looks very good, but not as razor-sharp as some of the most recent animated movies I've watched, such as 'Up', or 'Despicable Me'.

Still its about a 9/10 in video quality in my book... I have a large 110" screen, so I can tell the difference between absolute razor sharp, and 'almost there'...

Jealous. I have a 55inch....going downstairs to test it out now!
post #69 of 123
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Originally Posted by ox1216 View Post

O.K. Ralph.... I just watched it & MAN!!!!! I very impressed withis blu-ray. The audio is nothing short of AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!! Now if you could just call the studio & Bad Boys 2 on blu ray I would really appriciate it.

-Alan

Greetings,

Glad you enjoyed it..

Regards,
post #70 of 123
Thanks for the great review. My favorite Pixar movie.. finally.
post #71 of 123
Just wanted to make a comment about the LFE in this title. Impressive in how low and clean it is. Almost none of the usual audible rumble - but lots of the seat-of-the-pants vibration that we all spend so much money trying to get. Well done.
post #72 of 123
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Just wanted to make a comment about the LFE in this title. Impressive in how low and clean it is. Almost none of the usual audible rumble - but lots of the seat-of-the-pants vibration that we all spend so much money trying to get. Well done.


Greetings,

Absolutely..

Regards,
post #73 of 123
Just viewed thru some of it and all I can say is wow!!!! Looks and sounds great! Watch out weekend because the volume will be up. Lol!

My system specs:
Paradigm Studio 100's w/matching center channel
Paradigm rears
Mirage BPS-400 Subwoofer
Rotel RMB-1095 5 channel amp
Lexicon MC-8 Processor
Audio Control Bijou Equalizer
60" Pioneer Elite Pro 141FD Plasma
post #74 of 123
I bought it last night (based off of the 100 video score) and have to say I'm not impressed.

I guess for the age of the movie it looks great, but against other films that have been released I feel it is completely lacking (Tangled for instance).

I can't wait for Nemo or Monsters to come out. Those are my two favorite Pixar films.
post #75 of 123
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I bought it last night (based off of the 100 video score) and have to say I'm not impressed.

I guess for the age of the movie it looks great, but against other films that have been released I feel it is completely lacking (Tangled for instance).

I can't wait for Nemo or Monsters to come out. Those are my two favorite Pixar films.

Greetings,

Sorry to hear that..

Regards,
post #76 of 123
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Originally Posted by Hyper_Lite View Post

I bought it last night (based off of the 100 video score) and have to say I'm not impressed.

I guess for the age of the movie it looks great, but against other films that have been released I feel it is completely lacking (Tangled for instance).

I can't wait for Nemo or Monsters to come out. Those are my two favorite Pixar films.

There's probably two factors that go into it... First, it's one of their earlier films, actually seven years old by this point. They've since gotten a lot better at making their films look good, so there's really no way it'll visually stand up to, say, Up or Toy Story 3. It does come awfully close, though. Second, it's their first film with all human characters, and getting CGI humans just right - as realistic as possible while avoiding the Uncanny Valley - is EXTREMELY hard.
post #77 of 123
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Originally Posted by Hyper_Lite View Post

I bought it last night (based off of the 100 video score) and have to say I'm not impressed.

I guess for the age of the movie it looks great, but against other films that have been released I feel it is completely lacking (Tangled for instance).

I can't wait for Nemo or Monsters to come out. Those are my two favorite Pixar films.

With all due respect, your post makes NO sense. Just because computer animation has improved over the years (it had better), doesn't mean 'The Incredibles' is lacking vs. newer releases. It most certainly is not! It stands with anything (nearly everyone agrees), even though it's 7 years old.

Second, 'Finding Nemo' was released in 2003, a year earlier than 'The Incredibles'. What makes you think you WILL be impressed with that when it's a year older than TI? Especially since much of that movie is under water, and did not have that 'perfect' animation look (it had a slight haze to it due to the water).

Thirdly, it's not Monsters, it's Monsters, Inc. and it IS already out on Bluray. That movie was released in 2001 and looks phenomenal! Aside for some aliasing in Sully's hair (which 99% of the world will never notice), it's perfect.
Lower your standards just a TINY bit, life will be more enjoyable too.

King Pott's review is spot on in this case...
post #78 of 123
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Originally Posted by 5150zx View Post

With all due respect, your post makes NO sense. Just because computer animation has improved over the years (it had better), doesn't mean 'The Incredibles' is lacking vs. newer releases. It most certainly is not! It stands with anything (nearly everyone agrees), even though it's 7 years old.

Second, 'Finding Nemo' was released in 2003, a year earlier than 'The Incredibles'. What makes you think you WILL be impressed with that when it's a year older than TI? Especially since much of that movie is under water, and did not have that 'perfect' animation look (it had a slight haze to it due to the water).

Thirdly, it's not Monsters, it's Monsters, Inc. and it IS already out on Bluray. That movie was released in 2001 and looks phenomenal! Aside for some aliasing in Sully's hair (which 99% of the world will never notice), it's perfect.
Lower your standards just a TINY bit, life will be more enjoyable too.

King Pott's review is spot on in this case...

I didn't mean any disrespect. Just giving my 2 cents on the review.

I played Nemo and was pretty impressed just from the up-convert on DVD.

Keep in mind I'm viewing this on a 106" screen.
post #79 of 123
People looking for a lot of details in the characters in this film will be disappointed. The BD transfer is very faithful to the film however, the limitations in details in the characters are in the source, not the transfer. However if you look at the CG effects in the film you will see excellent details, also some of the hair, clothing, etc. It's a different style and technology from the later Pixar animations, and it requires looking at the right objects to assess the amount of actual detail in the transfer. IOW, the quality of the transfer is top notch, so don't blame the BD for the limitations of the source.
post #80 of 123
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Originally Posted by Hyper_Lite View Post

I didn't mean any disrespect. Just giving my 2 cents on the review.

I played Nemo and was pretty impressed just from the up-convert on DVD.

Keep in mind I'm viewing this on a 106" screen.

Greetings,

No worries Hyper_Lite.

I will rarely debate someone's subjective opinion especially when I know nothing about their equipment and how it is setup. My response to your initial post was to say that I am sorry that you feel that this superb transfer is lacking in some way because I think that you are missing out.

It's true that Monster's Inc. is already out on Blu-ray (see my review for details) and also looks and sounds terrific.

rdgrimes' post is absolutely correct regarding the quality of The Incredibles.

Regards,
post #81 of 123
Monsters Inc. and The Incredibles are my 2 favorite Pixar films.
Why? Not because of the CGI but because of the scripts and the voice actors.
IMO, most Pixar stories are formulaic retreads that never break any new ground.
Visually stunning, but big deal so is Transformers.
post #82 of 123
This is my favorite Pixar movie. It was a really treat to see this stunning transfer and surround sound experience. I couldn't be happier with Disney's work on this title.
post #83 of 123
I scanned through the Blu-ray last night and I have to say while it looked and sounded great, it wasn't a quantum leap from the DVD. I guess this is a testament to just how good the original work was. The Blu-ray does have more overall polish than the original DVD but again, it's not like it needed a lot of tweaking anyway. Excellent demo material in it's day and still holds up well now. This was one I had waited on a long time.
post #84 of 123
I would say that The Incredibles is still a demo disc for me especially in the sound design and dynamics arena.
A few members expressed fears that the LFE on the BD would be dialed-down compared to the DVD.
Those fears are totally unfounded.
post #85 of 123
I agree this movie is great. I liked the content. The fact that it was visually stunning and had dynamic audio was just a plus. This is definetly an adult-appealing animation. Kids will prefer tangled because of the singing. I just feel embarassed that I own so many animated movies and have no kids.
post #86 of 123
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Originally Posted by kkpro View Post

I just feel embarassed that I own so many animated movies and have no kids.

Join the club. I'm the only kid in my household!
post #87 of 123
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Originally Posted by dropzone7 View Post

Join the club. I'm the only kid in my household!

Even better when my 5 year old girl loves tangled or tink and I can rush out and get it for her (me!).
post #88 of 123
Should be getting this movie this week. Looking forward to it finally.
post #89 of 123
I'm in agreement with hyper-lite that it's not as impressive as I expected for pix. It's still great, but doesn't have the clarity of "Tangled" or "Monster's Inc.". Also Ralph, you should make note of the ES matrix encoding of the DTS-HDM track. At first I was disappointed when I saw the specs on the packaging that it was DTS-HDM 5.1 and the Dolby Digital was EX encoded, but when I started playing the disc, the ES Matrix light lit up, so it is also a 6.1 mix.
post #90 of 123
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

Absolutely..

Regards,

Yet your "occasionally deeps below 30hz" comment in the review implies a rather average bass extension. In reality it deeps below 20hz quiet often with authority. However I do agree with your numerical rating for audio, it is reference no doubt.
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