I really liked the look of this release. Until I saw all the extras in 1080p that supplement this already very long film at 170m. To my count that is almost 6 hours!!! of highdef on one BD! WTF! Good god and No thanks... was it really that hard to put all this crap on a second disc? Same thing was done to Wings of Desire and not nearly as much was on that disc and it came in at like 24mbps, looking fairly good but not near what it could have. Sorry, but the bitrate is going to leave a lot of scenes very bit starved imo. I am sure most people will look right past this so to each their own I just cannot understand for the life of me why they would not even consider a second disc. I guess there will be an inevitable release that gives it what it deserves as BD 50s are just another stopgap for longer films. Cannot wait to rent this. On another note, I really think bluray.com is not to be trusted anymore when it comes to extreme high fidelity. The guy says even the most.... will not be disappointed blah blah blah.
If you cannot even give this film a decent bitrate how are the crazies like myself ever going to be impressed. Not all of us sit 10 feet away from our screen. I can guarantee compression problems on a large screen if you are close. More and more I don't trust their reviews as they hardly ever critique anything for the people that care about preservation, 4k transfers, and maximum bitrates unless problems are exceedingly abundant as in Predator. To me, when you give a film 5 stars in video it needs to be the best the source can look on the format. And this is not the best the source can look on the format. So why and the heck give it 5 stars it doesn't make sense. And before people tell me to step away from the screen I would like to say that I am stepping away from my wallet not the screen. I don't double dip anymore and that is that. Until a format has these films looking state of the art I rent. Anyway, toodles.