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post #61 of 98
This big lfe scene everyone is talking about at 1:05, what exactly is going on? I rented this from redbox and during that time stamp, they are on board the plane already and I didn't hear anything?
post #62 of 98
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Originally Posted by teckademic View Post

This big lfe scene everyone is talking about at 1:05, what exactly is going on? I rented this from redbox and during that time stamp, they are on board the plane already and I didn't hear anything?
Yeah, I had a little interest in that time signature myself. In the REDBOX rental I had, it is obvious enough to me that the moment referred to happens just before the hour mark. Not sure what the differential was due to, but the moment in question did allow me to discover a couple of resonant panels that I immediately set about to padding. Of course both whole equipment cabinets still shook with fury, but I wasn't about to get that far into it for this very transient low wave attack -- just what I did suppressed most of the sonic tremors causing audible rattle.

I wasn't THAT impressed with the track as whole though, I must say...
post #63 of 98
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Originally Posted by teckademic View Post

This big lfe scene everyone is talking about at 1:05, what exactly is going on? I rented this from redbox and during that time stamp, they are on board the plane already and I didn't hear anything?

Greetings,

I can't speak to the Redbox rental or why it would be different however as I described in my review, the moment comes during the firefight in Jerusalem at the point where the female solider tosses a grenade. On the retail version it occurs right around the 1:05:31 mark.


Regards,
post #64 of 98
Ok, guess ill have watch that scene from the beginning. I had seen this in theaters and mainly rented it to see what the hype of that lfe scene was about and i had just skipped to that time stamp real quick before heading out
post #65 of 98
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

I can't speak to the Redbox rental or why it would be different however as I described in my review, the moment comes during the firefight in Jerusalem at the point where the female solider tosses a grenade. On the retail version it occurs right around the 1:05:31 mark.


Regards,

Thanks Ralph, ill have to watch the movie tonight then to find that scene.
post #66 of 98
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Originally Posted by teckademic View Post

Thanks Ralph, ill have to watch the movie tonight then to find that scene.

Greetings,

No problem. Had you watched from a point before that you would surely have noticed it.. wink.gif


Regards,
post #67 of 98
I just also rented one from redbox last night, and when i fast forward it to 1:5:31 they are boarded on the plane lol. But it will start from 1:01:xx when they are fighting guns. And the lady tossed a grenade and thats where you will hear the lfe. Not the 1:05::31.
post #68 of 98
Finally got a chance to watch my blu yesterday and was not disappointed. I enjoyed the movie a lot--not just the effects but the story and the main character played by Brad Pitt. I like this genre of movie and am glad I added this one to my library. Of course I was also anxiously looking forward to the sound track--especially that one LFE point. I remembered Ralph's reference to it, but didn't remember exactly where it was in the movie--but while watching the movie there was no doubt as to what Ralph referenced. I think my teeth even shook a bit--that was an awesome low--and something my SVS PC 13-Ultra lives for. I also recently replaced my monpole surround speakers with Aperion Intimus bipole speakers and noticed a really big difference in the surround experience--a great movie to test out the new speakers. Very enjoyable all the way around.
post #69 of 98
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Originally Posted by spiritfox View Post

Finally got a chance to watch my blu yesterday and was not disappointed. I enjoyed the movie a lot--not just the effects but the story and the main character played by Brad Pitt. I like this genre of movie and am glad I added this one to my library. Of course I was also anxiously looking forward to the sound track--especially that one LFE point. I remembered Ralph's reference to it, but didn't remember exactly where it was in the movie--but while watching the movie there was no doubt as to what Ralph referenced. I think my teeth even shook a bit--that was an awesome low--and something my SVS PC 13-Ultra lives for. I also recently replaced my monpole surround speakers with Aperion Intimus bipole speakers and noticed a really big difference in the surround experience--a great movie to test out the new speakers. Very enjoyable all the way around.

Greetings,

Great to hear Bob. Thanks for sharing your impressions. smile.gif


Regards,
post #70 of 98
Watching my copy tonight. Looking forward to it.
post #71 of 98
Watched it last night, fantastic loved every minute of it. The LFE you mentioned Ralph was awesome. A successful blind buy and hopefully they do a sequel.
post #72 of 98
From the trailers, I'm yet another who did not make the connection between Z and Zombie. Found the movie quite enjoyable though, and that grenade scene is now probably my favorite bass sweep ever.

For the curious, the low end of the sweep digs down to 10hz at pretty high levels. It definitely needs ULF capability to reproduce it and I loved how that frequency made everything shudder.


Max
post #73 of 98
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Greetings,

Great to hear Frank and djbluemax1. cool.gif


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post #74 of 98
If this is the wrong place for this, forgive me and please point me into the right direction...

I bout the Blu-Ray version that comes with the 3D and DVD versions and when I put my blu ray version into my PS3 it locks my PS3 up and I have to hard restart my PS3. I tried it 3 times and gave up and put in to the DVD copy and it has worked fine. Is there an issue going on I dont know about? 80gig launch PS3 btw and thnx in advance!
post #75 of 98
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Found the movie quite enjoyable though, and that grenade scene is now probably my favorite bass sweep ever.

For the curious, the low end of the sweep digs down to 10hz at pretty high levels. It definitely needs ULF capability to reproduce it and I loved how that frequency made everything shudder.


Max

Saw this with my grandson at the cinema, and we both liked it, but the projection was a bit fuzzy and the audio was loud--almost annoying.

Watched it tonight at home and finally got the full treatment. Since my GF wanted to see it, too, that meant backing off the volume a bit, so I need to go back and listen to key parts to get my teenage "that bass is awesome!" fix. Nevertheless, the grenade concussion was impressive, and we could feel it in our chests and in our flapping pants. (That didn't happen at the cinema at all.)

More importantly she liked the movie, and we're both hoping for the inevitable sequel.
post #76 of 98
Finally watched this movie and it turned out to be enjoyable. I will have to watch it again at normal volume instead of evening mode. I normally can suspend reality when watching movies, but I just can't get over the fact that...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the Deputy General of the UN would have so much authority or weight in a time of world crisis. How many times did Gerry (Pitt) handed the phone over and said you need to listen to him to get people to jump? It makes sense if the President of the US or the Pope was on the other end, but Deputy General of the UN? Heck I can even accept Homer Simpson being on the other end of the phone call, but Deputy General of the UN?
post #77 of 98
Watched this last night and enjoyed it quite a bit. Great audio and video. The grenade scene was fantastic! One of those take your breath away type moments. cool.gif I thought the zombies themselves were pretty damn terrifying actually! They were fast as hell and just plain PISSED OFF! eek.gif Great HT ride!
post #78 of 98
Definitely a sequel unless Ben Affleck is Gerry eek.gif
post #79 of 98
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Watched this last night and enjoyed it quite a bit. Great audio and video. The grenade scene was fantastic! One of those take your breath away type moments. cool.gif I thought the zombies themselves were pretty damn terrifying actually! They were fast as hell and just plain PISSED OFF! eek.gif Great HT ride!



I'm glad you enjoyed it and yeah they were like zombies on HGH. The teeth chattering one was the best. My GF isn't into scary movies one bit, so of course I chattered my teeth at her for days after we watched it.
post #80 of 98
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

I'm glad you enjoyed it and yeah they were like zombies on HGH. The teeth chattering one was the best. My GF isn't into scary movies one bit, so of course I chattered my teeth at her for days after we watched it.

tongue.gif

I love messing with the girls like that. I had a blast when the Blair Witch Project came out. That movie FREAKED OUT my GF at the time, especially that scene at the end where the one character is facing the corner and then WHAM! That night I recreated that scene after the GF fell asleep and I got up and stood in the corner face first just like in the film and then made some noise so she would wake up. It actually scared her so bad it brought her to tears and I felt bad, but we later laughed about it. tongue.gif I cant help messing with the girls though when it comes to scary movies.......it is just so much fun! biggrin.gif
post #81 of 98
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

tongue.gif

I love messing with the girls like that. I had a blast when the Blair Witch Project came out. That movie FREAKED OUT my GF at the time, especially that scene at the end where the one character is facing the corner and then WHAM! That night I recreated that scene after the GF fell asleep and I got up and stood in the corner face first just like in the film and then made some noise so she would wake up. It actually scared her so bad it brought her to tears and I felt bad, but we later laughed about it. tongue.gif I cant help messing with the girls though when it comes to scary movies.......it is just so much fun! biggrin.gif



Oh wow parts of the Blair witch project freaked me out! But I would have paid to see that biggrin.gif
post #82 of 98
My blu-ray copy of World War Z has been ordered and is now on the way. Hope I didn't goof up by purchasing only the 2D version...
post #83 of 98
When Ralph did his review on "The Wolfman" (2010) he barely skipped over the terrible banding in the dark scenes. Which, IMHO, makes the movie almost unwatchable.

Well now, at the 50 minute mark, when they are going thru a tunnel on bicycles and the banding during those dark scenes is terrible! How did you miss it Ralph?

My equipment is ISFed, couldn't fit it all below.
post #84 of 98
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Originally Posted by inspector View Post

When Ralph did his review on "The Wolfman" (2010) he barely skipped over the terrible banding in the dark scenes. Which, IMHO, makes the movie almost unwatchable.

Well now, at the 50 minute mark, when they are going thru a tunnel on bicycles and the banding during those dark scenes is terrible! How did you miss it Ralph?

My equipment is ISFed, couldn't fit it all below.

Greetings,

I remember the scene you refer to but didn't recall seeing any banding so I just went back and revisited it. The whole sequence is shot in limited lighting/shading in a driving rain. I ran through it twice and saw no banding. I am not questioning you or your equipment but I don't see anything. I will say that could be a difficult sequence for a display though..


Regards,
post #85 of 98
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Originally Posted by inspector View Post

When Ralph did his review on "The Wolfman" (2010) he barely skipped over the terrible banding in the dark scenes. Which, IMHO, makes the movie almost unwatchable.

Well now, at the 50 minute mark, when they are going thru a tunnel on bicycles and the banding during those dark scenes is terrible! How did you miss it Ralph?

My equipment is ISFed, couldn't fit it all below.



It sounds like you have some issue with either a bad disc or possibly a setting. No one saw any banding that I recall wink.gif
Edited by comfynumb - 10/7/13 at 4:40am
post #86 of 98
Thanks for looking Ralph! Comfy, what kind of setting would cause that?
post #87 of 98
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Originally Posted by inspector View Post

Thanks for looking Ralph! Comfy, what kind of setting would cause that?



Sorry for my mis wording that. I'm thinking the calibration could be one cause but maybe you may have gotten a bad disc. I just haven't heard of it from anyone and it doesn't show up on my panel. I'm not saying it doesn't show up on yours.
post #88 of 98
Just finished watching World War Z (the 2D version) and while I'm not usually a big fan of zombie movies this one was quite impressive. Ralph's audio/video scoring seems right on the money to me, and there were a couple places in the film where the LFE dug down pretty deep and heavy.

Glad I purchased this one and look forward to seeing it again in a few days.

Thanks for the review, Ralph! smile.gif
post #89 of 98
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Originally Posted by ozar View Post

Just finished watching World War Z (the 2D version) and while I'm not usually a big fan of zombie movies this one was quite impressive. Ralph's audio/video scoring seems right on the money to me, and there were a couple places in the film where the LFE dug down pretty deep and heavy.

Glad I purchased this one and look forward to seeing it again in a few days.

Thanks for the review, Ralph! smile.gif

Greetings,

Glad to hear it oz! smile.gif


Regards,
post #90 of 98
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Sorry for my mis wording that. I'm thinking the calibration could be one cause but maybe you may have gotten a bad disc. I just haven't heard of it from anyone and it doesn't show up on my panel. I'm not saying it doesn't show up on yours.

You know what, I just re watched it and like Ralph said, a lot of lighting/shading going on there and it looked like banding to me. I did a side by side comparison with the SD and the scene is pretty well dark with its limitations. So, no banding in the tunnel scene, just a lot of shades of shadows.
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