Originally Posted by stevenjw
I agree that a review should point out issues, etc. However, by the same token, since the review is supposed to carry some weight, the reviewer better be damn sure about what they write and their ratings. 7/10 is too low of a score IMHO. So, yes, that's nit-picking or whatever the hell you want to call it, but it's not accurate.
And no, the 7/10 rating doesn't disappoint me at all. Netflix is a fixed cost per month, so bring 'em on regardless of whatever a reviewer says. I'm the only judge that matters (not counting the Big Guy). However, the low rating may give someone the wrong impression of this disk and cause them to avoid it based on poor PQ. My post was meant as another view for those interested in the title. It wasn't meant to pick on the reviewer. Besides, a critic should be able to take criticism as well as dish it out.
I agree that CB is a 10/10. Same for KK. Again, IMHO, this title is no worse then Serenity, V4V, or F&LiLV, which are all tier1 titles I believe and which I consider high PQ. That makes it at LEAST an 8.5/10 in my book, probably a 9. I'm sitcky to my story, a 7 is too low.
BTW, the US version of Serenity is not better than Corpse Bride, which is one of the top two or three titles on this board.
Well, like I said, I can only report on what I see, which, in these instances, do not agree with your opinions. Look around at the various reviews for any number of titles and I sincerely doubt that you'll find them all in complete agreement. As it happens, I am
"damn sure about I write and my ratings". I trust my own eyes far more than the general AVS Forum "tier" list (not that I have anything against that list - it's very interesting for getting a broad feel for the image quality of each title, but it's certainly not infallible, and judging by the criteria, the tiering seems to be based at least partially around how "3D" the image looks), and, when the same issues are reproducible on more than one display, I can confidently state that they are not being caused by my viewing equipment.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
, by the way, is an excellent-looking disc (a solid 8 on my scale) and a vast improvement on the Criterion DVD. It is, however, loaded with edge enhancement. As such, there is no way that this title can be a "Tier 1" affair. And as for Corpse Bride
, it would have been a 10 were it not for some minor instances of artefacting in the backgrounds of a handful of shots. Serenity
(UK version; the US transfer is just a hair behind it) remains the most detailed, most filmlike, most downright impressive presentation I've ever seen of a film on a home video format to date.