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Cant you get a region free BD player or an extra one and set it to Region A across the pond?

Why should we?
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Pre-Order date: September 14th, 4pm EST.
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Nice cover art for ENEMY MINE. Makes me wonder whatever happened to Wolfgang Peterson?
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Nice cover art for ENEMY MINE. Makes me wonder whatever happened to Wolfgang Peterson?

He's currently attached to an adaptation of the John Scalzi sci-fi novel Old Man's War.

Or did you mean: Why did Petersen turn into such a hack over the last couple of decades? That's a more complicated question. smile.gif
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http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Bye-Bye-Birdie-Blu-ray/44894/#Screenshots
I'm delighted to live in a world where releases like this are limited, region locked and over priced and releases like Spartacus and Patton are available everywhere at reasonable prices. frown.gif

Not region locked. All Twilight's stuff is region free.
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I read the Enemy Mine short story before there was a film. It was part of a multi-series space saga and I found it the least interesting of the tales. The film managed to be even worse, why they choose that one (or the lead actor) is beyond me, well the other stories would of been more expensive. I am all for the message, just poorly delivered.
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Edited by junglalien - 9/14/12 at 2:32pm
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Four-in-one look:

http://wtf-film.com/site/2012/09/14/blu-notes-four-from-twilight-time/

Not surprising I guess, the lone Sony title caps look best. The Sound and the Fury are best looking caps of the fox titles.
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Four-in-one look:
http://wtf-film.com/site/2012/09/14/blu-notes-four-from-twilight-time/
Not surprising I guess, the lone Sony title caps look best. The Sound and the Fury are best looking caps of the fox titles.

The "lone" Sony title? By "lone" do you mean Bye Bye Birdie and Steel Magnolias? It's yet another "reviewer" who really has no idea what he's talking about. Grain is deliciously rendered in Bye Bye Birdie? It is to laugh. Bye Bye Birdie (first of all, it has nothing to do with Technicolor, as he implies - Birdie wasn't even printed in Technicolor) is a fantastic transfer, but one look at any of the film's many opticals will tell you that work was done to remove the grain from them - they've always looked absolutely horrid, but they now look fantastic - I don't know what tools were used, but here is an example of a studio using tools correctly and rendering an optical the way the studio WISHED it could have back in the day - instead of a soft, ugly mess, we get totally sharp opticals that look fantastic. Bravo to Grover Crisp and team. Yes, there is fine grain throughout, as there should be. The caps, of course, only hint at the glories of this transfer.

High Time - the debris he goes on and on and on about only occurs during opticals and the film has 'em in spades. The opticals are occasionally multi-pass opticals, generations away, and dirty as most opticals are. It's hardly a blemish on the transfer that they let the opticals be what the opitcals have always been. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything else to complain about on the transfer, which has excellent color - again, the caps are dark and murky-looking, which the Blu-ray is not.

Steel Magnolias - a perfect transfer of, IMO, a not very good film. Again, the caps don't even hint at the way the Blu-ray looks.

The Sound and the Fury looks very good, but IMO not really better than High Time if you're only looking at actual production photography - then again, they are photographed in completely different styles.
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He's currently attached to an adaptation of the John Scalzi sci-fi novel Old Man's War.
Or did you mean: Why did Petersen turn into such a hack over the last couple of decades? That's a more complicated question. smile.gif

Yeah, I'm sure he's having problems sleeping at night after the career he's had. I'm not going to defend POSEIDON but AIR FORCE ONE, TROY and THE PERFECT STORM all made a hell of a lot of money. IN THE LINE OF FIRE was a pretty good movie too.
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The Sound and the Fury are best looking caps of the fox titles.
Uhm, am I the only one who thinks it looks vertically squashed? (Or horizontally stretched, if you prefer that.)
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Uhm, am I the only one who thinks it looks vertically squashed? (Or horizontally stretched, if you prefer that.)
looks like CinemaScope mumps...
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less than 100 left of Night of the Living Dead (1990)
http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/21678
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NOTLD Sold out. oh ya and this

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NOTLD Sold out. oh ya and this


Wow, that was fast! But I will console myself with CHRISTINE.
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Originally Posted by Steen DK View Post

Uhm, am I the only one who thinks it looks vertically squashed? (Or horizontally stretched, if you prefer that.)

Anamorphic Mumps. Bridge On The River Kwai has it, Thunderball has it and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea has it. Supposedly Disney is 'fixing it', not sure that's a good idea.
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Do you actually like all of those movies?
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Do you actually like all of those movies?

I don't know. I haven't watched them. smile.gif I also just completed all the Criterion Collection Blu-rays today.
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I don't know. I haven't watched them. smile.gif I also just completed all the Criterion Collection Blu-rays today.

Then you are a collector and there is nothing wrong with that. Someone has to support the companies that put out expensive BR's.
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....Someone has to support the companies that put out expensive BR's.

I'm a watcher. I only have about half of that lot and I've viewed them all.
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I intend to watch all the BDs I buy. I don't get much movie watching done in the summer. I have a projector and it doesn't get dark early enough in the summer. I should start making a nice dent in my backlog with winter coming.
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I don't know. I haven't watched them. smile.gif I also just completed all the Criterion Collection Blu-rays today.
The curse of the collector.

I still have maybe 200 laserdiscs that I never watched (and now no doubt never will). Still, it's fun to have them; to own them...
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My NOTLD has shipped.
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As has mine. Does anyone on here ever to PQ comparisons to Vudu? The NOTLD remake is one of the movies I did the $5 Walmart upgrade thing to. If the A/V turns out to be identical I'd be tempted not to open my copy and eBay it someday lol.
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I don't know. I haven't watched them. smile.gif I also just completed all the Criterion Collection Blu-rays today.

LOL, Well, seems like I also love collecting movies, but leaving them there for months or even years before I realize that.
Then I pick up one and start watching some day, wondering why I purchased such movies at that moment? tongue.gif
post #418 of 513
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Night Of The Living Dead looks fairly good, it looks like a lot of Sony's other transfers for 1980s and 1990s movies that have made it out on Blu-ray. One thing I should mention besides the very clean print, is the constant presence of thin-amplitude halos in much of the transfer. It's primarily noticeable in the last act, especially when an actor gets backlit or silhouetted. I would still consider it a very solid disc that its fans will want to see at some point.
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seeing lots of complaints about NOTLD




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Edited by junglalien - 9/29/12 at 8:02pm
post #420 of 513
The brightness on the BD needs to be increased, though the DVD looks too bright. Somewhere between those two extremes would be best.
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