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post #121 of 310
...anyone know if the UK (Icon) will be region 'B' locked or region-free
post #122 of 310
It's locked.
post #123 of 310
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

It's locked.

Thanks
post #124 of 310
UK release with slipcover.



post #125 of 310
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

UK release with slipcover.

You beat me! Got mine today too
post #126 of 310
UK 'Steelbook'.
LL
LL
LL
post #127 of 310
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Originally Posted by hsinnott View Post

UK 'Steelbook'.

Dope.
post #128 of 310
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UK 'Steelbook'.

Can't wait for mine to arrive tomorrow
post #129 of 310
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Can't wait for mine to arrive tomorrow

I am expecting an epic video on youtube of all the different versions you find!
post #130 of 310
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I am expecting an epic video on youtube of all the different versions you find!

It begins!


LL
post #131 of 310
Watched the UK version yesterday, and it isn't the greatest encode ever. There's some large patches of blocky noise in a few darker scenes, and the shot at 1hr 29m of Gosling's face has some nasty, nasty banding. Lots of fine detail but it does occasionally look a bit too soft, which is borne out by dvdmike's caps.

Deffo getting the US version!
post #132 of 310
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Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post

Watched the UK version yesterday, and it isn't the greatest encode ever. There's some large patches of blocky noise in a few darker scenes, and the shot at 1hr 29m of Gosling's face has some nasty, nasty banding. Lots of fine detail but it does occasionally look a bit too soft, which is borne out by dvdmike's caps.

Deffo getting the US version!

Based on the caps alone the Sony undeniably looks a little stronger all around to me, and your testimony seems to back that up. I'm honestly surprised - I predicted the UK would be practically indistinguishable and devoid of those sort of issues what with the smooth digital look generally being easy on the encoder + the healthy bitrate.
post #133 of 310
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Originally Posted by d3code View Post


check for example this review below of drive. also someone who said the movie was misleading. i am realy not the only one out there. be warned!

Yep and there are plenty of people who prefer cheap hamburger to filet mignon.

"Drive" is an awesome film on so many levels. Stylistically bold with a hugely effective echoing of early Michael Mann films. The driver is a deeply textured character study ; a brilliantly subtle and controlled performance from Gosling who is never anything short of magnetic in terms of presence. This is a "broken" person. Someone for reasons unknown who is severly emotionally stunted but with enough intelligence to realise it and grasp for something better even without knowing quite how.

His emotional life is the complete antithesis to his "operational" life where he is never anything less than ruthlessly efficient and machine like; not just when he's driving the car look at the diner scene , the infamous elevator scene and the scene where he "questions" his female accomplice when for a moment you become genuinely fearful as to what he may do to her. Ryan's perfomance as this "autistic ninja" is nothing less than oscar worthy in my opinion.

The story is a playful blending of various archetypal myths from cinema , "Shane" as someone else has mentioned along with various heist and ganster plots. Wrapped up with that economy of explanation and visual hand-holding that is pure Michael Mann.

The photography is beautiful and is the first instance of digital cinematography I can say I was genuinely impressed by on its own terms not simply in comparisson to film.

The editing is mesmerising , the story is filled with tension with good interesting performances from all the main actors who avoid being cookie cut characters. When the action does kick off its only ever visceral and believable.

If you don't like "Drive" I can't see how you can possibly appreciate anything about films or film-making. Its a dense multi-level film that also manages to ooze cool from every retro synth chord of its fabric.

Stick with "The Expendables" and let the rest of us get on with watching worthwhile films made with genuine thought and attention by great film-makers.
post #134 of 310
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Originally Posted by Alkaline View Post

Based on the caps alone the Sony undeniably looks a little stronger all around to me, and your testimony seems to back that up. I'm honestly surprised - I predicted the UK would be practically indistinguishable and devoid of those sort of issues what with the smooth digital look generally being easy on the encoder + the healthy bitrate.

Unfortunetely a company called Icon released the disc in the UK and they have messed up several UK blus in the past including 'Edge Of Darkness' which had some horrible lip sych issues.
post #135 of 310
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Unfortunetely a company called Icon released the disc in the UK and they have messed up several UK blus in the past including 'Edge Of Darkness' which had some horrible lip sych issues.

Really? I watched edge the other night and no issues.
Also icon are committed of driving down the price of Blu-Ray and that if a good thing in my book.
post #136 of 310
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Originally Posted by hsinnott View Post

'Edge Of Darkness' which had some horrible lip sych issues.

My copy certainly doesn't.

Their Transporter 3 disc had some sync issues, when I originally watched it on my older equipment.
Checking it again recently, it was perfectly fine.
post #137 of 310
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Really? I watched edge the other night and no issues.
Also icon are committed of driving down the price of Blu-Ray and that if a good thing in my book.

here's 1 thread on the issue....
http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-r...ync-error.html
post #138 of 310
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Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post

Yep and there are plenty of people who prefer cheap hamburger to filet mignon.

"Drive" is an awesome film on so many levels. Stylistically bold with a hugely effective echoing of early Michael Mann films. The driver is a deeply textured character study ; a brilliantly subtle and controlled performance from Gosling who is never anything short of magnetic in terms of presence. This is a "broken" person. Someone for reasons unknown who is severly emotionally stunted but with enough intelligence to realise it and grasp for something better even without knowing quite how.

His emotional life is the complete antithesis to his "operational" life where he is never anything less than ruthlessly efficient and machine like; not just when he's driving the car look at the diner scene , the infamous elevator scene and the scene where he "questions" his female accomplice when for a moment you become genuinely fearful as to what he may do to her. Ryan's perfomance as this "autistic ninja" is nothing less than oscar worthy in my opinion.

The story is a playful blending of various archetypal myths from cinema , "Shane" as someone else has mentioned along with various heist and ganster plots. Wrapped up with that economy of explanation and visual hand-holding that is pure Michael Mann.

The photography is beautiful and is the first instance of digital cinematography I can say I was genuinely impressed by on its own terms not simply in comparisson to film.

The editing is mesmerising , the story is filled with tension with good interesting performances from all the main actors who avoid being cookie cut characters. When the action does kick off its only ever visceral and believable.

If you don't like "Drive" I can't see how you can possibly appreciate anything about films or film-making. Its a dense multi-level film that also manages to ooze cool from every retro synth chord of its fabric.

Everything you've written here, the exact opposite is how I felt about this movie.
post #139 of 310
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Originally Posted by josh z View Post

everything you've written here, the exact opposite is how i felt about this movie.

+1
post #140 of 310
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Everything you've written here, the exact opposite is how I felt about this movie.

To each, his own.
post #141 of 310
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

+1

Wait, what??? I thought you liked the film.
post #142 of 310
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Originally Posted by rezpekt View Post

Wait, what??? I thought you liked the film.

Just going with the flow since everybody is flouting the rules, may post a 500 word hate rant in the LOTR and Scarface threads
post #143 of 310
Do in it a Dune thread. I dare you.
post #144 of 310
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Anyone get the FNAC edition?
post #145 of 310
Just got an email from HMV about my steelbook order. They may not be able to fulfill it.
post #146 of 310
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Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post

Yep and there are plenty of people who prefer cheap hamburger to filet mignon.

"Drive" is an awesome film on so many levels. Stylistically bold with a hugely effective echoing of early Michael Mann films. The driver is a deeply textured character study ; a brilliantly subtle and controlled performance from Gosling who is never anything short of magnetic in terms of presence. This is a "broken" person. Someone for reasons unknown who is severly emotionally stunted but with enough intelligence to realise it and grasp for something better even without knowing quite how.

His emotional life is the complete antithesis to his "operational" life where he is never anything less than ruthlessly efficient and machine like; not just when he's driving the car look at the diner scene , the infamous elevator scene and the scene where he "questions" his female accomplice when for a moment you become genuinely fearful as to what he may do to her. Ryan's perfomance as this "autistic ninja" is nothing less than oscar worthy in my opinion.

The story is a playful blending of various archetypal myths from cinema , "Shane" as someone else has mentioned along with various heist and ganster plots. Wrapped up with that economy of explanation and visual hand-holding that is pure Michael Mann.

The photography is beautiful and is the first instance of digital cinematography I can say I was genuinely impressed by on its own terms not simply in comparisson to film.

The editing is mesmerising , the story is filled with tension with good interesting performances from all the main actors who avoid being cookie cut characters. When the action does kick off its only ever visceral and believable.

If you don't like "Drive" I can't see how you can possibly appreciate anything about films or film-making. Its a dense multi-level film that also manages to ooze cool from every retro synth chord of its fabric.

Stick with "The Expendables" and let the rest of us get on with watching worthwhile films made with genuine thought and attention by great film-makers.

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Everything you've written here, the exact opposite is how I felt about this movie.

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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

+1

+2. I guess this means that Josh, dvdmike, and lord knows how many others of us, including me, who thought Drive had many weaknesses are are all simple minded doofuses. Come to think of it, that would make us simple minded losers like the Driver himself. More specifically, if there is anything "playful" about Drive, it escaped me. Also, I thought the photography was more forgettable than "beautiful."
post #147 of 310
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Originally Posted by deltasun View Post

Just got an email from HMV about my steelbook order. They may not be able to fulfill it.

A lot of my local stores have it on shelves.

Also for the record I love the movie, irony and the OP are lost on people then ...
post #148 of 310
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Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post

Ryan's perfomance as this "autistic ninja" is nothing less than oscar worthy in my opinion

I enjoyed the movie quite a bit but 80% of Gosling's performance was smirking
post #149 of 310
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

A lot of my local stores have it on shelves.

Also for the record I love the movie, irony and the OP are lost on people then ...

Too bad I'm not close enough to snap one up!


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Originally Posted by eric.exe View Post

I enjoyed the movie quite a bit but 80% of Gosling's performance was smirking

Better than squinty :
post #150 of 310
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

+2. I guess this means that Josh, dvdmike, and lord knows how many others of us, including me, who thought Drive had many weaknesses are are all simple minded doofuses. Come to think of it, that would make us simple minded losers like the Driver himself. More specifically, if there is anything "playful" about Drive, it escaped me. Also, I thought the photography was more forgettable than "beautiful."


Well I'd say you called that right and Josh has never written a single thing review or otherwise I've found remotely interesting or insightful. Just expressing my opinion right back at you .
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