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Or not enough sub.
Did you look @ his avatar?
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Or not enough sub.

I thought the wife would tell me to turn it down, but I looked over at her and she had a huge smile on her face
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Who needs 4K?... just go see your optometrist.
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I guess he's just like me; not the showoff type.
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Yeah but I see just one.

lol I actually have 2

I could not get my other son which was 2 at the time to hold the sub for a photo op.

Who needs 4K?... just go see your optometrist.

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Great review Ralph.

* I saw 'Interstellar' on the big screen, and it has many elements that make this film a great one.
First day purchase, and I will relive the experience all over again, @ home this time around on Blu-ray, and @ Master reference volume level in my own system setup.

Like 'Gravity' is it quite a ride @ the movies; visually and aurally, plus it keeps you interested in the story and entertained from beginning to the very end.

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I saw it the first time in 70mm IMAX and loved it, although the big IMAX screen and booming sound may have been a bit distracting. I saw it a second time in Digital, enjoyed it even more and the emotional impact of the last 30 minutes of the film was greater for me. It's typical of Christopher Nolan's films (Memento, Inception specifically) that you have to watch them several times to really get and understand everything. Interstellar is a day one purchase for me for the special features, the incredible Hans Zimmer score (maybe his best) and for the movie itself with its outstanding cast. I suspect that it will hold up on repeat viewings just fine.
Heh, Nolan really knows how to screw with peoples mind.
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I am so excited for this movie to hit Blu-ray I can hardly see straight.

I saw it FOUR times in 70mm IMAX and once in Digital IMAX for the AMC IMAX Encore.

For the last few years I've always had a handful of titles in my "top 10" and could never decide what was my favorite. I now KNOW. Interstellar is #1 , it is unquestionably the greatest movie I have ever seen.
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This is definitely one I would like to watch. Thanks for review.


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I'm surprised this is not getting perfect scores anywhere for the video. Either people are not use to the way film looks anymore compared to these pristine digitally shot movies, or the bluray didn't capture all the detail of the theatrical presentation. What I saw in IMAX was simply amazing. Highly detailed picture and insane resolution from both the 35mm and 70mm scenes.

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Very excited to pick this up as I wasn't able to see it in theaters. Wanted to go to a 70mm presentation but there was none near me. Definitly going to pick this up sight unseen.

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I wonder what this film is like for those with their fully kitted blacked out 100" and larger home theatres for the bending warping scenes. As that was a strange twisting sensation. Like those things you used to get at science museum type places. Where you're in a huge dome type cinema screen right to the floor that the galaxy is all moving around you throwing off your balance as you're standing.

I see as other people mentioned how some cinemas messed up their audio people are talking about the same problems on IMDb, discussing Matthew McConaughey's dialogue was hard to make out.
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For all those interested, here's an interesting interview with Nolan on the sound "issue". The lack of dialogue intelligibility in certain scenes is intentional (though I can't help but wonder if some people had problems with understanding dialogue in scenes where he DIDN'T intend that to happen):

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/beh...stellar-749465
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Great review Ralph....totally agree!
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For all those interested, here's an interesting interview with Nolan on the sound "issue". The lack of dialogue intelligibility in certain scenes is intentional (though I can't help but wonder if some people had problems with understanding dialogue in scenes where he DIDN'T intend that to happen):

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/beh...stellar-749465
From so many comments on that article as well as IMDb, why are so many Cinema's screwing up their sound therefor creating the impression the directors are screw ups. There are quite a number of films now that seem to be getting bad reviews and hate for some film directors all because of bad Cinema setups.
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I predict this will be a launch title for UHD BluRay
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great review. Great movie.
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Unfortunately no kids here and still plan to order.
The movie or the kids???

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From so many comments on that article as well as IMDb, why are so many Cinema's screwing up their sound therefor creating the impression the directors are screw ups. There are quite a number of films now that seem to be getting bad reviews and hate for some film directors all because of bad Cinema setups.
I think it's a competency thing. A theater has to really want, and insist on, proper setup by the projectionist. Too many theater owners/managers just don't care and too many projectionists either don't care or don't have the technical understanding or the time to get the projection system optimized.

Even the audience plays a part, from an acoustic standpoint. Room acoustics change depending on seating position, number of seats occupied, etc.

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This movie was made for bluray. I'm looking forward to watching it with CC so I can understand what Cooper & little Murph were saying to each other in the first half of the film. Little Murph was great, but she might as well be speaking Chinese.

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I wonder if after all the complaints of dialog intelligibility issues at the cinema, they didn't do some fine adjustments with the mix balance for the near-field, home-theater presentation... Hmmm...
Note that the complained-about intelligibility had been confirmed by Christopher Nolan multiple times as exactly what he had intended.

It will be interesting to finally see the Blu-ray and see whether it seems at all soft compared to seeing it in 70mm IMAX.
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This one better be good!
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I saw Interstellar twice in two different IMAX's and really enjoyed the movie and look forward to owning this on Blu-ray.

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I would suggest renting this one. IMHO, it is worth a watch, but I can't see wanting to watch it multiple times. As Ralph noted, there are several misses in the film. I really felt it could have been tighter and better. I felt like it ended up being a little hokie while trying to be too clever. Did anyone else feel that way?
Don't listen to this suggestion. Buy it! It's a great movie.
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Imagine Interstellar in HDR OLED.
I'm so excited!

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Is there a version that don't have Alternating aspect ratio? That is so annoying on a 2.35 screen.
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Ever sense I saw this in the IMAX theater, I've been waiting for the blu-ray release. The effects are stunning and the soundtrack is pure art. I'm literally at a loss of words for how much I like this movie. Hans Zimmer and Chris Nolan just teamed up for another masterpiece and I can't wait to see what they do next.

It would be nice if they re-release this movie on UHD Blu-ray with HDR and wide color. The space scenes in HDR would be breathtaking. March 31st can't come soon enough.
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Is there a version that don't have Alternating aspect ratio? That is so annoying on a 2.35 screen.

Apparently not, but if the centre crop is reasonable I'm going to rip it and re-encode with Handbrake at scope AR. That worked well for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire (1920x800 = 2.4:1), and for Avatar (which needed a slightly taller AR to avoid cutting off important stuff — I used 1920x848 = 2.26:1). Just make sure to use a high quality encode and it will look as good as the original.
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Any way you cut it, VA films get compromised for CIH guys no matter how you choose to display them. This is why a CA option would be SO welcomed.

Having said all that, if my experience with the audio/LFE is the same as Ralph's, I will quickly forget (to a large degree at least) the VA compromise I am forced to deal with.
You can buy it in CA via streaming sites like Vudu. Me, I always hope to re-create the theatrical experience as much as possible within my current set-up and I always opt for the VA. I was disappointed when the last TREK film came out in CA in 3D. A later release was VA but no 3D, so I had to pass. In a nutshell, I want to see it the way it was designed and shot to be seen. If I get a projector later this year, I know I'm going to want it to be able to display all ratios without compromise (include 4X3). Gee, those seeking CA must have been REALLY pissed with GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (THREE aspect ratios!)
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