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post #61 of 231
UK version isn't out yet, is it? Wonder if that one will have the breaking-out-of-the-black-bars effects.
post #62 of 231
hopefully receive my copy this week.
post #63 of 231
I'm as big a fan of Stallone as the next guy, but c'mon guys, Judge Dredd was a pretty crappy movie overall. It had it's moments. It's rated at 18% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Dredd is a 78%. I take critics ratings with a grain of salt and disagree with them often, but not this time. Dredd was amazing. The audio/video was exceptional, too. I'm definitely going to be buying this one.
post #64 of 231
Good to hear looking forward to my copy
post #65 of 231
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Originally Posted by Ub3r-L33ch View Post

Dredd was amazing. The audio/video was exceptional, too....
Your sub's better be up to snuff for this movie- a real house shaker!
post #66 of 231
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Your sub's better be up to snuff for this movie- a real house shaker!

Sounded good enough with my SVS-PB1000. Hopefully I can upgrade it this year sometime before my 1 year upgrade runs out.
post #67 of 231
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Your sub's better be up to snuff for this movie- a real house shaker!
it does have a crazy amount of bass i had to turn my subs down to -10 iirc!
post #68 of 231
The PQ on this is pretty bad. The audio is good though. Maybe just my copy? The 3D was horrible.
post #69 of 231
Another pleasant surprise in the sci-fi/action genre (after Looper and, to a lesser extent, Total Recall 2012). The movie is efficient, unrelenting, and not watered down for the MPAA. Karl Urban as Dredd is just badass. biggrin.gif I also liked Lena Headey as the villain, an evil sociopath but fortunately not with any superhuman abilities. Great visuals, sometimes gory. Audio quality is very good. The video is partly very noisy (no doubt due to the low light), which sometimes gives the film a weird "sheen" when watched in 3D. Otherwise the 3D is very natural and sometimes has great depth. Overall not regretting the blind buy. smile.gif
post #70 of 231
My disc is extremely noisy. Borderline unwatchable. Maybe I got a bad one ?
post #71 of 231
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Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post

My disc is extremely noisy. Borderline unwatchable. Maybe I got a bad one ?

Most reviews give the video quality good ratings for the blu ray. I agree, the video was just fine and I watched it on my 110 inch screen. I would not call it reference but I think it was the way the film was shot with grain. The audio is excellent. If your copy is unwatchable then I think you might have a bad copy or something is not right.
post #72 of 231
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Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post

My disc is extremely noisy. Borderline unwatchable. Maybe I got a bad one ?
It's just the way they shot it, using electronic cameras often with little lighting on the set and high ISO settings, which produces a lot of video noise. Make sure to set proper brightness and turn off any image "enhancements" on your display which often exaggerate noise in the picture.
post #73 of 231
To each his own, and it depends on what you're looking for...but if you're talking about sci-fi themes, Total Recall stands head and shoulders above Looper and Dredd.

Looper had sci-fi elements like the time travel, people with special powers and the hover-bike. But it was truly a mob picture most of the time. I like it in THAT way, but Total Recall seemed to create a true sci-fi environment. Hover-cars, high tech choppers, zero gravity transports, robo cops that do karate poses before they fight somebody biggrin.gif!

I got Dredd yesterday, and I'll withhold judgement until I watch it, some things may come back to me that I forgot or missed during the theater viewing. But in the theater it came off as a cop buddy movie with sci fi window dressing.

Preliminarily speaking though, I would put Total Recall as the first buy for sci fi purchasers. I would suggest Looper and Dredd to crime/mob fans first and sci fi second. The sci-fi is just an added bonus to these films. Recall is a TOTAL sci fi blast smile.gif.
post #74 of 231
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Originally Posted by Rigby Reardon View Post

It's just the way they shot it, using electronic cameras often with little lighting on the set and high ISO settings, which produces a lot of video noise. Make sure to set proper brightness and turn off any image "enhancements" on your display which often exaggerate noise in the picture.
Ok thanks.
post #75 of 231
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Recall is a TOTAL sci fi blast
A blast of poop.
post #76 of 231
LMFAO biggrin.gif...I'm gonna squeeze the 3D version of Dredd in tonight. The theater viewing suggested it was below Total Recall in the sci-fi department and more of a cop buddy/bonding flick.

In fact, I remember that day well because it was two movies, the first being Resident Evil: Retribution. Which I thought would be a cheesy action flick to waste time until the "real" movie, Dredd. To my surprise RE was the more entertaining and sci-fi biggrin.gif! Dredd teased sci fi early only to lock you in a high rise for a basic S.W.A.T. operation biggrin.gif.

But things CAN appear different watching it in the comfort of home with a rewind and pause button smile.gif.
Edited by AndreHD - 1/9/13 at 8:03pm
post #77 of 231
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Originally Posted by AndreHD View Post

LMFAO biggrin.gif...I'm gonna squeeze the 3D version of Dredd in tonight. The theater viewing suggested it was below Total Recall in the sci-fi department and more of a cop buddy/bonding flick.

In fact, I remember that day well because it was two movies, the first being Resident Evil: Retribution. Which I thought would be a cheesy action flick to waste time until the "real" movie, Dredd. To my surprise RE was the more entertaining and sci-fi biggrin.gif! Dredd teased sci fi early only to lock you in a high rise for a basic S.W.A.T. operation biggrin.gif.

But things CAN appear different watching it in the comfort of home with a rewind and pause button smile.gif.
I enjoyed the first four Resident Evil flicks to one degree or another. I still really like the first even though I probably shouldn't. But Retribution was absolutely and completely godawful. I don't know how anyone could enjoy that garbage and I'm a fan of big dumb action movies.

Hoping to pick up Dredd and check it out this week. It's received a lot of positive word of mouth from unexpected sources so I'm eager to check it out.
post #78 of 231
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it does have a crazy amount of bass i had to turn my subs down to -10 iirc!
I watched at my in-laws house, he has (IIRC) an 18" sub... at one point the couch was shaking biggrin.gif
post #79 of 231
Watched it on blu last night, and it didn't change my original perceptions of the movie. Small side order of sci fi, the main course being a standard law enforcement raid of a high rise slum.

You get an opening explanation of what the Scorched Earth is, how people are living now, and that's it for your sci fi in the next 90 minutes smile.gif.

So the sci fi is merely superficial. That being said, there's some BRUTAL deaths smile.gif.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
when someone falls 100 stories to their death, they show what happens on impact, and the aftermath biggrin.gif.

3D-wise, the coolest scenes involved the drug. The woman kingpin manufactures a drug that gives the user a sense of extreme sow motion. Time runs at 1/100th or something. So prolonged pleasure-or PAIN biggrin.gif.

Some addicts are using the drug in a room when Dredd bursts in and opens fire. You're viewing the shootout from the drug addicts view, so its all in slow motion, and they show the bullets tearing out flesh in 3D:). You get 3D blood splatter.

Dredd also has ammunition that can fry someone's head to a crisp...interesting smile.gif.

Action film first, sci fi second. You're getting more buckets of blood than gadjettry smile.gif. Some funny lines from Dredd

"WAIT!"

"Wait for what?!"

POW!!!

"...wait for that..."

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post #80 of 231
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I enjoyed the first four Resident Evil flicks to one degree or another. I still really like the first even though I probably shouldn't. But Retribution was absolutely and completely godawful. I don't know how anyone could enjoy that garbage and I'm a fan of big dumb action movies.

Hoping to pick up Dredd and check it out this week. It's received a lot of positive word of mouth from unexpected sources so I'm eager to check it out.

I'm not saying RE5 was the best movie in the world...but you didn't think those were some awesome fight scenes in the movie smile.gif? Like when she single-handidly takes out 20 zombies in the corridor? And the fight at the end at the surface? There was a nice car chase too, where the vehicle ended up down a subway escalator. Good popcorn and cheetos movie, that's all it was smile.gif.
post #81 of 231
It's really hard to say any movie has awesome fight scenes after seeing The Raid: Redemption.
post #82 of 231
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Originally Posted by AndreHD View Post

I'm not saying RE5 was the best movie in the world...but you didn't think those were some awesome fight scenes in the movie smile.gif? Like when she single-handidly takes out 20 zombies in the corridor? And the fight at the end at the surface? There was a nice car chase too, where the vehicle ended up down a subway escalator. Good popcorn and cheetos movie, that's all it was smile.gif.
No, not even the action is interesting anymore. It all feels cheap, fake, poorly choreographed and shot in the most boring and predictable manner.

I enjoy the first three, tried to play along with the fourth and have now just given up after the fifth. If not even the action is interesting there's just no point.

If you want to discuss it more we should take it to the RE thread.
post #83 of 231
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It's really hard to say any movie has awesome fight scenes after seeing The Raid: Redemption.

Just saw that for the first time. It was OK. I still think Flashpoint (Donnie Yen) is hard to beat.
post #84 of 231
The Raid bored the **** clean out of me.

I'm looking forward to the sequel, about as much as a shotgun blast to the face.

And I love me some Flashpoint and SPL.
Edited by raoul_duke - 1/10/13 at 5:00pm
post #85 of 231

Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post


The Raid bored the **** clean out of me.

I'm looking forward to the sequel, about as much as a shotgun blast to the face.

And I love me some Flashpoint and SPL.

Yeah, I don't get the love for Raid either. Thought it was very mediocre.

post #86 of 231
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Originally Posted by Deviation View Post

No, not even the action is interesting anymore. It all feels cheap, fake, poorly choreographed and shot in the most boring and predictable manner.

I enjoy the first three, tried to play along with the fourth and have now just given up after the fifth. If not even the action is interesting there's just no point.

If you want to discuss it more we should take it to the RE thread.

I do not mean any disrespect, but if you thought ANY of the Resident Evil movies were enjoyable, then Dredd will totally stomp your brain into awesome-mush!

This was easily one of my favorite movies of 2012. Went into the theater with very low expectations after seeing the Stallone version and came out grinning. What I liked about this movie most was that it was the "anti-Disney": NOT a nigh continuous ADHD focus grouped action fest with snappy one liners in between every scene by schlocky over-acting. Looking at you Avengers. I was honestly rooting for Loki in the Avengers just so he could hopefully wipe the @#$@#1!@# smugness off of all the main characters faces.

When was the last time you saw a Disney comic action movie where the bad guys were actually intimidating at one point in the movie? Was anyone here actually worried at any time during Ironman, Ironman 2, Captain America, Thor or Hulk that the main character would be bested ? (Exception - cave warriors in Iron Man opening scenes seemed dangerous for about 20 minutes). All the hydra soldiers, ice giants, Mickey Rourke, US army troops are simply put, cannon fodder. No different than the droid troops in the Star Wars prequels. Boy, it sure builds suspense when 99% of the bad guys in a movie are pus_ies and totally ineffective!!! District 9 was infinitely more intense than any of the Batman movies because the bad guys actually seemed like they were trying to win.

Dredd was a throwback to the simple 80's action movies where the plot was / had:

(A) Simple. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Get to the top and kill the bad guy

(B) No ridiculous and abstract moral concepts. Wait, so if Batman kills Joker he somehow becomes just as bad as the joker? A psychopath who has been remorselessly massacring police, elected officials, women and children the entire movie?!??!?!!?!? Is this what they are taught in film school??).

(C) No romance . And certainly no Kirsten Dunst shrieking for 15 minutes of movie run time. Olivia Thirlby was a way more engaging and attractive female hero than all the one-size-too-small leather jumpsuit wearing pieces of meat in nearly all the comic book hero movies to date. Wait, what you say? A female action hero who doesn't have her tits hanging out the whole movie in pursuit of a man to solve her problems? I couldn't take my eyes off Olivia the whole movie even though she was wearing almost exactly the same outfit as Judge Dredd. And no I am not gay. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
One of the best parts of the movie was when Olivia shot that dying (and totally out of commission) dude on the stairs in the back at point blank range with a machine gun. AND for no other reason than spite. Awesome. Olivia was like "Meh" and moved on to stomping more ass down the hall.
Think Cristopher Nolan's gonna do that in Superman? Think you're going to see a ruthless female protagonist in Avengers Part 2 through 57??

And why does a super hero movie always have to have the hero save the entire world every time? Why can't he / she just take out some gangsters in a movie? Why does it always have to be a McGuffin device?

Obviously I am a small fringe minority that Hollywood completely disregards when writing scripts. But Dredd is the best super hero movie I've seen since Kickass! A top shelf place in my blu ray rack for sure.
Edited by Mark the Red - 1/10/13 at 9:38pm
post #87 of 231
Has anybody tried playing this blu-ray on a PC? Mine won't even recognize that there's a disc in the drive. Apparently PS3s might be having the same issue.

I'm running WIndows 7 with a Sony BDU-X10s on the most recent firmware (which isn't saying much, since the last firmware update for the drive was 2008), and Corel WinDVD Pro 11. Put the disc in the drive, it spins for a bit, and nothing. No change to the label of the drive in My Computer, no autorun prompt, or autorun of WinDVD. Opening WinDVD and pressing play results in absolutely nothing happening.

Kind of pissed off about this because Best Buy's return policy means I can only exchange it for the same disc, which will have the same problem.
post #88 of 231
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Has anybody tried playing this blu-ray on a PC? Mine won't even recognize that there's a disc in the drive. Apparently PS3s might be having the same issue
Works fine here using an LG BH14NS40 drive. Both WinDVD and TMT play the disc without issue.
post #89 of 231
Best thing about this release, being able to rent it from redbox and enjoy it in dts hd, no dolby digital, maybe lionsgate finally gave that up.
post #90 of 231
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Has anybody tried playing this blu-ray on a PC? Mine won't even recognize that there's a disc in the drive. Apparently PS3s might be having the same issue.

I have an Oppo 93, and the 3D version simply will not play. I can watch 2D, but my Oppo freezes when I choose 3D. I exchanged my first copy, but the 2nd copy has the same problem. I am now assuming that I will need to wait for an software
update to see the film in 3D.
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