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Deep Impact is coming out on blu-ray on September 15. I really want this movie. I think I will try to purchase it as soon as I can after it comes out.
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It's a shame this movie had to come out at the same time as Armageddon. DI was superior in every way but the big names (Bruce Willis, etc.) in Armageddon meant it got more attention than DI.

I'll be interested in the relative PQ and AQ on this one when it comes out.


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It's a shame this movie had to come out at the same time as Armageddon. DI was superior in every way but the big names (Bruce Willis, etc.) in Armageddon meant it got more attention than DI.

I'll be interested in the relative PQ and AQ on this one when it comes out.


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I wasn't a big fan of either of these two, but I can tolerate Armageddon when nothing else is on tv. I'll never actually try to watch it. Since both stories were weak (IMO), the one with the most explosions and action wins, I guess.

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I didn't find either film great but certainly like Deep Impact much more than the other. I'll likely pick this up on Blu-ray this fall.
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Apples and oranges: Deep Impact was more of a sober drama-cum-disaster movie (if admittedly not a brilliant one) while Armageddon...was a Michael Bay movie. Anyway. I'm down for this pretty much for the space scenes and Morgan Freeman, but I'm still hoping for a modest sale...

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I am really looking forward to this title. I had the original non-anamorphic DVD and then double-dipped to get the improved DVD when it came out...

I'm hoping Paramount won't screw this one up.
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...puts Armageddon to shame.

"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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I'll take Armageddon any day over this movie. Armageddon doesn't try to be anything that it isn't. It's stupid, mindless entertainment and it succeeds marvelously. Deep Impact though, it just bored me to tears and since LotR I can't ever look at Frodo the same again.
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This movie is ok, the ending kinda ended fast. Good build up of the story but it just ended like that.

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Téa Leoni's performance is the most wooden that I've seen in a Hollywood blockbuster for many years - and let's face it, it's up against some stiff competition.

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This movie seemed to much like a made for TV movie to me. Armageddon, while not a great movie, at least had some nice special effects.
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i knew armageddon was going to be crap when they spent an entire sequence explaining why michael bay couldn't be arsed to spend the time and money on zero-g effects.

big-budget, special-effects movies don't have to be bad/lazy film making, but that's the kind of director michael bay is.
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I am of the opinion that Deep Impact is an order of magnitude better than Armageddon. The latter is just obnoxious. I intend to buy it if they don't mess up the PQ and AQ.
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The master for Armageddon was reported to be destroyed in a deep impact fire accident. No news on whether it was re-created.

Blu-ray : 340
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I am of the opinion that Deep Impact is an order of magnitude better than Armageddon. The latter is just obnoxious. I intend to buy it if they don't mess up the PQ and AQ.

Deep Impact actually has a story and characters you care about -- I think it's one of the more emotionally involving "disaster movies", and it's leagues better than Armageddon as a piece of dramatic cinema IMO.
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I thought Deep Impact was the great film about the end of the world,watched in the theater for 5 times,I won't miss this BD.
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Funny, here in Canda, Deep Impact was JUST on 3 days ago. It was in HD, transfer looked great! BD should be even better!

In terms of LFE, size does matter!
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I dont mind this film. Looking forward in watching this on BD.

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Um, this is a Paramount catalog title, correct? I'm hoping for the best that this will look and sound fantastic. However, with their recent track record, I wouldn't be suprised if this, like many other titles, gets filled with DNR and EE. With Paramount's tampering, I'm guessing the entire comet will probably be smudged out.
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It's a shame this movie had to come out at the same time as Armageddon. DI was superior in every way but the big names (Bruce Willis, etc.) in Armageddon meant it got more attention than DI.

Where are you talking about?

At least in the US, DI was out for three months before Armageddon:

Deep Impact release date: May 8, 1998.
Armageddon release date: July 1, 1998.

DI was a sort of talky end-of-the-world pic; Armageddon an old-fashioned popcorn summer movie.

Critics at the time called the former the "chick flick" version of the story, the latter the teen boy version.
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When you say "critics?" exactly how many critics said that exact same thing? I enjoyed both these movies but I preferred DI because it seemed a little more believeable, at least to me. Armageddon was fun and an old fashioned popcorn summer movie but when Ben Affleck is jumping from asteriod rock to asteriod rock in his space rover that was meant for drilling, it makes it a little hard not to laugh, loved the theme song from Aerosmith though
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http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCom...deepimpact.htm

The caps look pretty darn good.

Blu-ray : 340
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http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCom...deepimpact.htm

The caps look pretty darn good.

That good looking forward in watching this

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I'll take Armageddon any day over this movie. Armageddon doesn't try to be anything that it isn't. It's stupid, mindless entertainment and it succeeds marvelously. Deep Impact though, it just bored me to tears and since LotR I can't ever look at Frodo the same again.

I tend to agree with you on this.

I understand due to the fire which took place that Armageddon and a number of other titles have or are getting new masters struck. I hope Armageddon gets the directors cut treatment as i found the scene where Bruce Willis visits his old father to be a touching one and should be in the film.

It's actually good that the fire damaged or destroyed a lot of masters. It means they have no choice but to strike new better masters for some of their catalog titles. How i wish a fire had destroyed the old Gladiator master and had forced them to redo that one.

In fact hey lets burn all the old masters and soon this hobby will have 99% of titles worth buying without waiting for reviews.
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Definitely a rental for me. I saw it theatrically and it didn't do much for me, however years later when I saw it on cable, I began to appreciate it more.
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Something dramatic needs to be done to improve the audio of Armageddon which sounded good one and only in LaserDisc.

Blu-ray : 340
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Where are you talking about?

At least in the US, DI was out for three months before Armageddon:

Deep Impact release date: May 8, 1998.
Armageddon release date: July 1, 1998.

May 8th-July 1st = 3 months...????

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A very nice looking transfer with no overt digital processing. Of course, there has been some processing. I don't know if it is even possible to transfer film to video without it, but this one looks like a light touch was applied and the movie still looks like film. Contrast and color have an even, natural balance. The transfer lacks the extreme sharpness of newer, digitally based scans, but that also lends itself to the filmic look of this transfer. Overall, quite nice for a catalog title now more than ten years old.

Of course, opinions on the movie vary, but I happen to like Deep Impact quite a bit. The parallels to Armageddon are unavoidable, but I consider these films to be very different and should be approached on their own merits. Mimi Leder's film is much more a character story and plays pretty good for what it is.

If one is a fan of Deep Impact and haven't seen it for a while, the new Blu-ray edition is a treat.
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I really liked Deep Impact I'm glad to see that it's out very soon. Armageddon was fun to watch too, if in the right mood for it.
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http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCom...deepimpact.htm

The caps look pretty darn good.

I am not sure I trust DVDBeaver after their glowing review of the Gladiator BD. I will wait for others.
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