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post #61 of 284
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Originally Posted by Ghpr13 View Post

I'm going to get TF3 now also. I enjoyed the movie when I seen it, but with a 100 on both AQ & PQ, this Blu-ray can't be passed up...and what the hell, I already own the other two in DVD. (BTW: Thanks Ralph for the review...that was the little push I needed to justify another BD purchase to the Wife.)

One thing that gets on my nerves is what is the reasoning of these studios bundling the BD with a DVD? I just don't understand this, other than it's a way to charge more for the BD. I mean, if I'm buying a BD why would I need the DVD? I understand the digital copy I guess (but still think this is a waste), but I just don't understand getting a DVD along with a BD. I guess while I'm enjoying my BD of TF3, I can use the DVD as a coaster for my beer.

Ghpr13

It lets them sell BRs to people who don't have BR players yet, but will. It's also good for people with kids, who would rather let the kids have the DVDs to watch (and who cares if they scratch them up) instead of the more fragile (and valuable) BRs. It also lets people with in-car DVD players, but no BR players, use the DVD in the car and the BR at home.

Lots of reasons.

And if you're honest with yourself, you'll recognize that, at least for big releases, they could drop the DVD and STILL charge what they're charging, and people would still grumble and still have no choice but to pay anyway. So at least we get a DVD with some utility in some scenarios out of the equation. Could be worse, you see? Yes, it would better if they would just drop the price to begin with, but ... good luck with that. We all want it, but I'll believe it when I see it.

Personally, I keep the BRs and gift the DVDs to BR-less friends. I know some other people who eBay the DVDs, or sell them, to recoup a few bucks.

I'm also glad that I bought a few of the HD-DVD/DVD combos, since I've not bothered to hook up my old HD-DVD player this round. Lets me still watch the movie. It's possible that at some point, I'll feel the same way about the BR/DVD combos.
post #62 of 284
This title wasn't anywhere near my BD purchase radar (grew up with the cartoons, but never really liked any of the films), but with Ralph's perfect score, I've elevated it to the status of "bargain bin purchase"
post #63 of 284
How much of the movie appeared in 3D in the theaters?

Was it native 3D, conversion, or just certain scenes for IMAX like Batman & Superman?
post #64 of 284
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Originally Posted by rabident View Post

How much of the movie appeared in 3D in the theaters?

Was it native 3D, conversion, or just certain scenes for IMAX like Batman & Superman?

The entire movie was in 3D in the theaters and it was 3D of a level right up there with Avatar...

Will be buying the 2D release Friday from Best Buy though...not interested in 3D movies for HT at all. Only saw Transformers: Dark of the moon in 3D at the theater because that was what my brother wanted to see it in, and I admit it was a good choice to see it in.

Transformers 3 is the best of the franchise for me...it's how the franchise should have been done from the start (Michael Bay should have been forced to shoot 3D with the first and second ones...because it forced him to slow down his shots and retard his much beloved merry-go-round shooting technique).
post #65 of 284
Huge transformers fan and I absolutely hated this movie. Hated everything about it. I dont know if expectations were to high or what. I just remember being in the theater pissed off and bored to death. I'm gonna give it a viewing on blu ray and hope the 2nd time around is a better experience.
post #66 of 284
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Originally Posted by runback22 View Post

Huge transformers fan and I absolutely hated this movie...

Sounds like an oxymoron.
post #67 of 284
I think I also had higher expectations for this movie in terms of a better character/transformer balance. Having said that, the movie was certainly entertaining but probably 20-30 minutes too long, IMO, and in my "old" age I'm becoming more and more sensitive to profanity. And by that I mean senseless profanity and this movie was full of it. The fact is I don't know anyone that talks this way. Not anyone over 16 years old anyway, which I'm sure is a key demographic; however, IMO it really detracts from the movie for me. And I don't know why producers and directors continually have to put the "cutesy, comic relief" type characters in movies now. It all just lessens the overall experience for me even for a purely gratuitous action movie like this one.

Having said all of that, I have the first two and didn't plan on buying this one or at least not at first. I was going to rent it and give it a "second chance" but it's hard to overlook Ralph's review. I've come to trust his opinions because I rarely find that mine differ.
post #68 of 284
Now that I think of it, I have a question that doesn't necessarily apply to this particular thread as it relates to the first movie, which I assume most of you probably own. After Bumble Bee's conversion to the new Camaro and they enter the observatory awaiting the arrival of the Autobots (sorry I don't have a chapter reference), Sam and Mikayla are standing in front of the car. The headlights have this strange bleeding type artificial effect and I'm curious if anyone else see's the same thing. Is this the presentation or some (possible) limitation of my tv?

I know this is a touch out of place on this thread so please forgive me.
post #69 of 284
Sorry Ralph, but I want my 2.5 hours back. I didn't bother with part two and I wished I would have skipped 3. After your raving review I thought I would give it a go. This was unwatchable garbage! It was painful to watch. Sure there is eye and ear candy, but so what!
post #70 of 284
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Originally Posted by edved1 View Post

Sorry Ralph, but I want my 2.5 hours back. I didn't bother with part two and I wished I would have skipped 3. After your raving review I thought I would give it a go. This was unwatchable garbage! It was painful to watch. Sure there is eye and ear candy, but so what!

Greetings,

Sorry to hear that edved1, although I wouldn't consider my 3 out of 5 rating a "raving review".


Regards,
post #71 of 284
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

Sorry to hear that edved1, although I wouldn't consider my 3 out of 5 rating a "raving review".


Regards,

Hi Ralph, I just saw the 100! Now that you say it, your right, you had given it 3 out of 5.

Thanks for the clarification!
post #72 of 284
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Originally Posted by edved1 View Post

Hi Ralph, I just saw the 100! Now that you say it, your right, you had given it 3 out of 5.

Thanks for the clarification!

Greetings,

Sure thing..

Regards,
post #73 of 284
This was not on my radar, but after reading the review, I have pre ordered it on Amazon. Thanks Ralph
post #74 of 284
I watched Revenge of the Fallen yesterday and I'm not sure what kind of a PQ or AQ rating that would get here but if it would be less than 100 than I can't imagine what Dark of the Moon will be like. I have my pre-order in and am anxious to check it out--should be awesome! I don't expect much as far as story line and approach any movie like this solely for entertainment value--and I expect Dark of the Moon will provide plenty!
post #75 of 284
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Originally Posted by spiritfox View Post

I watched Revenge of the Fallen yesterday and I'm not sure what kind of a PQ or AQ rating that would get here but if it would be less than 100 than I can't imagine what Dark of the Moon will be like. I have my pre-order in and am anxious to check it out--should be awesome! I don't expect much as far as story line and approach any movie like this solely for entertainment value--and I expect Dark of the Moon will provide plenty!

Yea revenge of the fallen had stupid loud audio. I'm really anxious to see n hear dark of the moon. But I gotta wait for the 3D version
post #76 of 284
Sound quality was fantastic but the pulsing sound from the teleport pillars make my left sub enclosure rattle right at the top and front
post #77 of 284
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Originally Posted by KoNP View Post

Sound quality was fantastic but the pulsing sound from the teleport pillars make my left sub enclosure rattle right at the top and front

Sorry, son, you're just going to have to upgrade to a newer, better sub.

(you're welcome!)

post #78 of 284
Sorry son, indeed!
post #79 of 284
Ah, I look forward to experiencing this A/V masterpiece. I'm the guy who kept repeating the scene in Tron as the main character is first introduced into the arena...the DRUMS....the DRUMS!!!!.....I love movies that use LFE in conjunction with the lower mid-range, and I look forward to hear this properly in my theater. I saw this movie twice theatrically--at one theater, the crossover was set ridiculously HIGH (irritating boom for the simplest movement) and in one theater, the crossover was set ridiculously low (not enough boom in the heaviest scenes). That pesky crossover will be juuuuust right in my theater.

BTW--Thanks Ralph! I stumbled onto AVS Forum about a year + ago--and what kept me coming back initially were these reviews. Now, it's the community--but these were exactly what I was looking for.
post #80 of 284
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Originally Posted by Kalani View Post

Sorry, son, you're just going to have to upgrade to a newer, better sub.

(you're welcome!)


Or alternatively reseal the Sub in that spot. The right one doesn't do it, and transformers 3 is the only movie to do it - and only in that one bit.
post #81 of 284
Ralph, thanks for the straight forward review. Its so nice to read a review that doesn't go on and on with senseless Michael Bay bashing.

I am really looking forward to checking this out in my HT. I am a fan of the series and of Bay. For the most part Bay makes entertaining and fun movies, and provides 2 hours of escapism for me.

I still think the 1st movie was the best, but this one is close. I really enjoyed the opening sequences with the moon back story.

Question: Is any retailers getting special IMAX discs like with TF2? I really enjoy putting on a demo of those IMAX scenes in TF2.

Did someone say Lenoard Nimoy is in this movie? Where? Because I totally missed that at the cinema, or maybe I just don't remember it.
post #82 of 284
I saw this in theaters at cinemark and thought the 3d was good. But that was about it. Story was eh. But hey its an action film and the action was good!

Watching the bluray right now. Only reason I got it was because I really liked the intro w/ apollo and everything Watched a few of the action scenes and I can see why it got 100/100

edit: gonna have to give the movie a second chance, I feel more immersed in the film in my family room than in the cinemas!
post #83 of 284
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Originally Posted by Terminator840 View Post

Ralph, thanks for the straight forward review. Its so nice to read a review that doesn't go on and on with senseless Michael Bay bashing.

I am really looking forward to checking this out in my HT. I am a fan of the series and of Bay. For the most part Bay makes entertaining and fun movies, and provides 2 hours of escapism for me.

I still think the 1st movie was the best, but this one is close. I really enjoyed the opening sequences with the moon back story.

Question: Is any retailers getting special IMAX discs like with TF2? I really enjoy putting on a demo of those IMAX scenes in TF2.

Did someone say Lenoard Nimoy is in this movie? Where? Because I totally missed that at the cinema, or maybe I just don't remember it.

Leonard Nimoy is the voice of Sentinel Prime. It marks his second appearance in the franchise - the first was as Galvatron in the 1980's animated Transformers film.

In fact, there's a few jokes in there about one of his previous roles - right near the start where the little robots are watching an oldschool Star Trek episode, one of them says "Ah, I've seen this one - it's the one where Spock goes nuts." Think about what Sentinel does later.

Then later on, Sentinel himself says "You did not consider that the needs of the many, outweighed the needs of the few." Quite a few people let out a chortle in the cinema at that one.
post #84 of 284
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Originally Posted by BrolicBeast View Post

BTW--Thanks Ralph! I stumbled onto AVS Forum about a year + ago--and what kept me coming back initially were these reviews. Now, it's the community--but these were exactly what I was looking for.

Greetings,

You're very welcome BB..

Regards,
post #85 of 284
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Originally Posted by KoNP View Post

Leonard Nimoy is the voice of Sentinel Prime. It marks his second appearance in the franchise - the first was as Galvatron in the 1980's animated Transformers film.

In fact, there's a few jokes in there about one of his previous roles - right near the start where the little robots are watching an oldschool Star Trek episode, one of them says "Ah, I've seen this one - it's the one where Spock goes nuts." Think about what Sentinel does later.

Then later on, Sentinel himself says "You did not consider that the needs of the many, outweighed the needs of the few." Quite a few people let out a chortle in the cinema at that one.

When Sentinel said that one line it brought a smile to my face. That line, spoken by the voice of Spock, was a great "tip of the hat" to Nimoy and Star Trek.

Ghpr13
post #86 of 284
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Originally Posted by KoNP View Post


Or alternatively reseal the Sub in that spot. The right one doesn't do it, and transformers 3 is the only movie to do it - and only in that one bit.

Dumb question, is it possible to only replace your sub if you need to, as opposed to the whole speaker setup?
post #87 of 284
I will wait for the 3d release in December.
Looks like Paramount is milking this movie in three separate releases.
2D is now, 3D in Dec and the SE is some where in between.
post #88 of 284
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Originally Posted by markmathers View Post

Dumb question, is it possible to only replace your sub if you need to, as opposed to the whole speaker setup?

Yes that is a dumb question. Always upgrade everything. Bigger speakers. Bigger tv. MORE POWER POWER POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #89 of 284
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Originally Posted by audiopho View Post

...Looks like Paramount is milking this movie in three separate releases.
2D is now, 3D in Dec and the SE is some where in between.

WOW this is a new and unique way of doing things. Lets come up with a name for it like maybe Double/Triple Dipping.

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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Yes that is a dumb question. Always upgrade everything. Bigger speakers. Bigger tv. MORE POWER POWER POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't forget you must also buy a new house too.
post #90 of 284
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post


Yes that is a dumb question. Always upgrade everything. Bigger speakers. Bigger tv. MORE POWER POWER POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haha I feel you, but suppose I'm happy with the surrounds but want to upgrade the sub? Not possible or not a good idea?
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