Originally Posted by thehun
Spot on. I never considered the Verhoven version anything but a lame attempt to follow up on his Robocop success. This is a superior film in every way, but yeah that may not means much indeed.
Yeah, I don't know about the first one -- loved it at the time, and can't even recall the number of times I might have watched it, but don't really find myself inclined to go back to it -- I'm quite sure it cannot begin to compete with this latest one on the basis of presentation and mind-blowing home theater awesomeness. The latest one is very slick, impressive entertainment. I was enthralled from the opening moments, blown away by the ambition and execution -- so much so that I would keep this, in spite of the fact that it has those dropouts in it. If I want to, I can get a track out of it that doesn't have the dropouts -- not going to disconnect my processor and move it to my computer room, or whatever else I might have to do to get the update. The player is as up to date as can be by wi-fi, and still the dropouts are there, so it is something else.
Originally Posted by thehun
As for the drop outs, when do you people will understand that you're part of a never ending beta test of Hollywood's greed? They even put a screen memo front of most films about that prompting you to "update" your firmware when available. They constantly messing with the BD standards in the name of copy rights, which forces the player MFR's to react, to come up with the update, which shouldn't be needed in the first place if the studios would keep their hands to themselves. There are some legitimate updates no doubt but most related to this practice, and it's shameful, but since most of you dances to their tune , it's unlikely it will stop anytime soon.
This is not about Hollywood greed in my mind at all. If you want to say so, "Hollywood" in this instance, has given us a spectacular entertainment -- everything I want for my money, and this is money I gladly, gladly WANT to pay for it -- can't think of another way to spend a little that gives so much enjoyment, especially since the really big spending is out of the way ($30K pair of mains for example). The problem here, if this is indeed resulting out of some copy-protection scheme, is that some consumers, even on a global scale, are greedy -- ripping off one of our biggest international industries, sometimes for their own profit. So if anything, I guess I am dancing to the tune of the thieves, yet still I want to get my money to "Hollywood" to help ensure that films such as this continue to get made -- otherwise my life will be much less rich.
Don't really have a solution here, except that if we were given films no one wanted see, no one would care to protect them, so I guess I want to continue to see them and hopefully they will perfect the protection part and eliminate the glitchy watchability aspect.Edited by Emaych - 1/2/13 at 5:04am