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post #31 of 177
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

The shakey-cam was manditory. It's a story of teens murdering one another from a series of books for young adults. Therefore it had to be PG13. And to be PG13 the violence had to be stylized and incoherent. There's no better way to do that than to shoot it in that manner.
It still sucks, but I will give it a go.

BTW, Fred Meyer's has the BD for 10 bucks, if you buy some razors and AAA batteries.
post #32 of 177
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The shakey-ness of the camera is miles over exaggerated in this thread
Edited by dvdmike007 - 8/17/12 at 1:31pm
post #33 of 177
Indeed. I wonder how some people manage to get dressed in the morning, without vomiting all over themselves.
post #34 of 177
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Originally Posted by IanD View Post

...Despite it's length, it seemed like only half a movie: the ending had revenge-sequel written all over it.
I think that's because it's the first part of a trilogy.
  • The Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire
  • Mockingjay

Like it or not, Hunger Games is the new Harry Potter.

That was what I thought too. Then I read the three books and they don't even come close to Harry Potter as far as the creativity, imagination, and eloquence. I would sum up the three books as shallow and unimaginative. However, this does not mean that it can't be a great movie because it has a simple story line for a great action movie.
post #35 of 177
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That was what I thought too. Then I read the three books and they don't even come close to Harry Potter as far as the creativity, imagination, and eloquence. I would sum up the three books as shallow and unimaginative. However, this does not mean that it can't be a great movie because it has a simple story line for a great action movie.
Nothing to do with the books...

It's Hollywood, box office $$$, Happy Meal Promotions, lunch boxes, etc. It's the new money making franchise aimed at a youth market and it bridges to adults. In other words the new Harry Potter for the next few years.
post #36 of 177
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

The shakey-ness of the camera is miles over exaggerated in this thread
Agreed.
post #37 of 177
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

The shakey-ness of the camera is miles over exaggerated in this thread
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Agreed.
I hope so....my NF copy arrives tomorrow and I will get a look in the evening.wink.gif
post #38 of 177
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

Indeed. I wonder how some people manage to get dressed in the morning, without vomiting all over themselves.
I actually wake up that way often, but only because of the drinking the night before and the taste of bugs in my mouth following sleeping on the lawn...at least that's what I gather from the Facebook postings and YouTube videos...

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post #39 of 177
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

The shakey-ness of the camera is miles over exaggerated in this thread
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Agreed.
I hope so....my NF copy arrives tomorrow and I will get a look in the evening.wink.gif

I read that the rental disc will only have a lossy DD 5.1 track.
post #40 of 177
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I read that the rental disc will only have a lossy DD 5.1 track.

It's true. Just got it from Redbox about 15 minutes ago... needless to say I was disappointed. Confirming whether or not it's a BD25 right now (most likely yes, if it's only AC-3)
post #41 of 177
The irony is that the disc is actually 40 GB, but for whatever dumb reason they decided to rip out the MA track. It makes no sense outside of specifically to spite the AVS-type crowd.
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I actually wake up that way often, but only because of the drinking the night before and the taste of bugs in my mouth following sleeping on the lawn...at least that's what I gather from the Facebook postings and YouTube videos...
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OK, dat dar is funnie....I don kar whoo ya r....biggrin.gif

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The irony is that the disc is actually 40 GB, but for whatever dumb reason they decided to rip out the MA track. It makes no sense outside of specifically to spite the AVS-type crowd.
Just another attempt to entice purchase of the BD.rolleyes.gifmad.gif
post #43 of 177
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The irony is that the disc is actually 40 GB, but for whatever dumb reason they decided to rip out the MA track. It makes no sense outside of specifically to spite the AVS-type crowd.

Did they actually rip out the track or simply delete any reference to the track in the menus?

I understand the studios have simply removed references to playlists for special features in some previous rental releases: the data is still there and can be extracted with appropriate software. Looks like they are following that trend but with shenannigans on the rental movie itself now.
post #44 of 177
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Originally Posted by IanD View Post

Did they actually rip out the track or simply delete any reference to the track in the menus?
I understand the studios have simply removed references to playlists for special features in some previous rental releases: the data is still there and can be extracted with appropriate software. Looks like they are following that trend but with shenannigans on the rental movie itself now.

TSMuxer only shows AC-3 for each of the m2ts files for the main feature. No listing on the main menu, either.
post #45 of 177
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Having said that I will pick it up for the right price. It's a good flick.
$1.50 at Redbox smile.gif
But no lossless audio.frown.gif
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I read that the rental disc will only have a lossy DD 5.1 track.
post #46 of 177
Only DD 5.1 from netflix as well.
post #47 of 177
What a bunch of BS. Lionsgate I thought would not stoop down to some of the other studios by taking HD audio off the rental disc. When it all comes down to it, screw the consumer, and it is all about the money in the long run!
post #48 of 177
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Just another attempt to entice purchase of the BD.rolleyes.gifmad.gif
And yet a blind comparison between the lossless and lossy would show people can't tell a difference unless they read the packaging.
post #49 of 177
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And yet a blind comparison between the lossless and lossy would show people can't tell a difference unless they read the packaging.
Audio equipment has a lot to do with that IMO.
In my HT, I can hear the DIFFERENCE in a heartbeep.wink.gif
post #50 of 177
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And yet a blind comparison between the lossless and lossy would show people can't tell a difference unless they read the packaging.

I gotta call shenanigans on this, sb. We'll chalk it up to the margarita's doing the talking.
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Audio equipment has a lot to do with that IMO.
In my HT, I can hear the DIFFERENCE in a heartbeep.wink.gif

Agreed.
post #51 of 177
Oink, Wabo...you know I love you guys, but I'd be willing to bet money that you couldn't hear the difference if you didn't know what you were listening to. Meaning, if you accidentally selected the DD track, you wouldn't say, "Hey....something's not right here" 10 seconds into the movie.
post #52 of 177
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Oink, Wabo...you know I love you guys, but I'd be willing to bet money that you couldn't hear the difference if you didn't know what you were listening to. Meaning, if you accidentally selected the DD track, you wouldn't say, "Hey....something's not right here" 10 seconds into the movie.

Right. It would only take me 5 seconds.tongue.gif
post #53 of 177
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Meaning, if you accidentally selected the DD track, you wouldn't say, "Hey....something's not right here" 10 seconds into the movie.
Being that one is 7.1 and the other 5.1, I'd hear the difference pretty quickly...

We're watching it tonight.

John
post #54 of 177
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Oink, Wabo...you know I love you guys, but I'd be willing to bet money that you couldn't hear the difference if you didn't know what you were listening to. Meaning, if you accidentally selected the DD track, you wouldn't say, "Hey....something's not right here" 10 seconds into the movie.

Right. It would only take me 5 seconds.tongue.gif

I agree that with the right equipment and calibration, a blind test would distinguish the lossy from the lossless track very easily.

I have been known to run upstairs to answer my phone only to find out the ringing was from the soundtrack. Don't even mention the door-knocks in the middle of the night, my wife almost had a heart attack thinking someone was banging on our door. None of these happened before we switched over to watching blu-rays. The sound field is so much richer and clearer, especially for the little sound effects like rain and creaking doors.
post #55 of 177
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

We'll chalk it up to the margarita's doing the talking.
Mmmmmm....margaritas.....
Well, I was thinking tonite was a beer nite, but.....

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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

Oink, Wabo...you know I love you guys, but I'd be willing to bet money that you couldn't hear the difference if you didn't know what you were listening to. Meaning, if you accidentally selected the DD track, you wouldn't say, "Hey....something's not right here" 10 seconds into the movie.
I think it should be pointed out that many older catalog BDs' lossless tracks are nowhere near as good as a recent film's lossless.
Of course, that is to be expected too.
post #56 of 177
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Originally Posted by IanD View Post

Did they actually rip out the track or simply delete any reference to the track in the menus?
I understand the studios have simply removed references to playlists for special features in some previous rental releases: the data is still there and can be extracted with appropriate software. Looks like they are following that trend but with shenannigans on the rental movie itself now.

Really dumb they should be doing everything to prevent rentals from dying and everything going streaming netflix.
post #57 of 177
So the special edition from Best Buy appears to be a waste. The box was vague but it seems like the only thing special about it is that it also includes the DVD versions under the same package hah.

Target version has some actual extras it seems, whether that is worth the extra bucks no idea.
post #58 of 177
Ha. I just sat down to watch the Redbox version of the blu-ray and when I found out it was only Double Digital 5.1 I felt betrayed. I came on here right away to post about it but now see others have already started. I don't think there's even a way to tell what audio is being used on the website. One would have to search the web I guess to find out what was being used. In any case - audio is half the fun and yes, I can hear the difference. I didn't by all this damn kit to hear sub-par audio. I just gotta say - I'm a tad miffed.
post #59 of 177
I don't think it's a crime that Lionsgate made the rental DD 5.1. They are one of the few studios that even have rentals that occur on the same day that movie is released. What would've been bad is if they decided they wanted to make to make one encode for both rental and retail, and encoded it only to fit on BD-25, using the other half of the retail disc for extras.

This is probably Lionsgate's biggest hit ever. They are going to milk it for all it's worth.
post #60 of 177
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

The shakey-ness of the camera is miles over exaggerated in this thread

I agree it didnt bother me at all.
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