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Some of Chuck Norris' Cannon films are Wal-Mart Exclusive

post #1 of 47
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The Delta Force
http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Delta-...usive/20681138

Missing in Action
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Missing-In...usive/20681137

Missing in Action II
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Missing-In...usive/20681136
post #2 of 47
Damn that's so cool
post #3 of 47
Am i the only one who missed the whole Norris bandwagon?
post #4 of 47
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Am i the only one who missed the whole Norris bandwagon?

Yes.

...and in punishment, Chuck Norris is personally going to will you into back into the womb where you'll retroactively cease to exist by reversing your own conception.

...and he'll do it using only his beard and a half eaten boogie board he punched a shark to retrieve.
post #5 of 47
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

Yes.

...and in punishment, Chuck Norris is personally going to will you into back into the womb where you'll retroactively cease to exist by reversing your own conception.

...and he'll do it using only his beard and a half eaten boogie board he punched a shark to retrieve.

I don't believe creationists exist so i am unworried by internet memes.
post #6 of 47
Awesome. Between this and the German Cannon releases most should be covered. Now if only they would release the American Ninja trilogy
post #7 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Spizz View Post

Awesome. Between this and the German Cannon releases most should be covered. Now if only they would release the American Ninja trilogy

Most aren't covered, far from it.
Very far from it...
post #8 of 47
Sorry, I meant the ones I want are covered
post #9 of 47
When they hit the inevitable $5 price point, it's going to be awful hard to pass on these discs.
post #10 of 47
Code Of Silence and Lone Wolf McQuade are being released July 17th (not exclusive).
post #11 of 47
We definitely need more of the Cannon catalog on Blu-Ray. They had a host of films that were must-see rentals back in the day and we do need to see the old Chuck Norris that we all used to know and love.
post #12 of 47
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Hate to be a weeney but Lone Wolf McQuade is not a Cannon film....
post #13 of 47
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Originally Posted by Fanboyz View Post

Hate to be a weeney but Lone Wolf McQuade is not a Cannon film....

Neither is Code of Silence, but I think one Chuck Norris on Blu thread is enough most likely.
post #14 of 47
+1
post #15 of 47
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Originally Posted by Fanboyz View Post

Hate to be a weeney but Lone Wolf McQuade is not a Cannon film....

No, but the original pilot for what became Walker, Texas Ranger was a sequel to LWM and that was done by Cannon Television. They ultimately couldn't get the rights so it was re-done as Walker, Texas Ranger. Just saying.
post #16 of 47
I actually didn't know that--who says you don't learn something new every day?

WM has these for just below $10 each and I actually had some spare change, so...preordered. It'll be worth it if The Delta Force is finally in OAR (or at least 1.78:1, which is still better than the last DVD release), let alone the other two films...
post #17 of 47
We're also getting multi-channel DTS-HD MA tracks so who knows what the product quality will be like.
post #18 of 47
Really hoping for better then DVD pic qty on these, but then again I dont have any on DVD so Ill buy em.
post #19 of 47
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Originally Posted by EricST View Post

Really hoping for better then DVD pic qty on these, but then again I dont have any on DVD so Ill buy em.

They are probably using the HD master that was used for the DVD release several years ago, so don't expect too much.
post #20 of 47
My preorder arrived earlier today; I haven't popped any of them in for a spin yet, but the extremely basic specs as per the cases are...appropriately middling:

The Delta Force: 1.78:1 aspect ratio, DTS HD-MA 2.0 English
Missing In Action: 1.85:1 aspect ratio, DTS HD-MA mono English
Missing In Action 2: see above

And apparently they're all AVC-encoded discs, for whatever that's worth. Then again, at $10 a pop I suppose I'm not that surprised.
post #21 of 47
I've had a 1080i MPEG-2 copy of The Delta Force for a couple of years now, recorded from the HDnetMovies channel. It had some pretty decent 5.1 channel Dolby Digital sound.

So why the hell does the Blu-ray have only plain old 2-channel stereo sound? Offically it's DTS-MA 2.0, but it's pretty crappy and tinny DTS-MA 2.0, even when run through Dolby Pro Logic.

The picture on the Blu-ray looks sharper than the HDnetMovies broadcast, but bright colors look a bit oversaturated.

Overall, the picture's better on the BD, but the sound was better on HDnetMovies.
post #22 of 47
I have a DVHS of DELTA FORCE, grain and all, recorded back when cable had high bit rates for HD. It's fine by me. I'll stick with it.
post #23 of 47
Probably because original audio isn't 5.1.
post #24 of 47
I could handle 2.0 sound if the movie were recorded that way originally, no problem.

But that still doesn't explain the complete lack of low end, and how tinny the movie sounds. Where's the bass when things are blowing up??????
post #25 of 47
Im not an expert, but were these movies even recorded in any stereo format?
post #26 of 47
Dolby Stereo.
post #27 of 47
I believe the Missing in Action movies were mono, but The Delta Force was either Dolby Stereo or Ultra Stereo... even the old Image Entertainment LaserDisc from 1988 or so had a decent stereo surround track.

Now I'm kind of wishing I still had that LaserDisc for comparison, because I don't remember lack of bass being a problem with it.
post #28 of 47
The DTS-HD MA 2.0 soundtrack for The Delta Force does lack serious punch and the gunplay sounds nothing like a modern, lossless production. It wouldn't surprise me to find out the soundtrack was sourced from a lossy Dolby source.
post #29 of 47
Problem is, The Delta Force sounds wimpy and tinny even compared to other Dolby Stereo movies from the same time period. When I run the DTS-MA 2.0 channel track through my Pioneer Elite Pro Logic decoder, the subwoofer is completely silent. Not a peep out of it. That's not how decently mixed Dolby Stereo movies are supposed to sound, and I don't remember it being a problem on the nearly 25-year old Laserdisc (I did have a decent Pro Logic system back then).
post #30 of 47
I'm going over Missing In Action 2 at the moment for an upcoming review and it looks great, much better than the first Missing In Action.
Edited by Phantom Stranger - 7/22/12 at 9:08pm
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