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post #121 of 137 Old 06-09-2015, 10:25 PM
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Yes, the extras are good. So good I didn't hesitate to pay the extra for the best buy one with the extra extra.
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Got it from Costco for $17, blu-ray...
Costcos in our area have the DVD for that price, but not the blu-ray.

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After not wanting to see this little Hollywood drama, I finally relented and watched AS last night (Vudu rental). The sound was excellent but the movie did not impress. I'll leave my comments at that.

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Finally watched this the other night and thought it was well done until the end hit and I was like.... I thought the way the end was handled was terrible and gave the impression that the director just got bored with the film (which was not the case I'm sure) and just did not care enough to give it a proper finish. The end for me actually brought the film down in general unfortunately. Amazing story though!
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Finally watched this the other night and thought it was well done until the end hit and I was like.... I thought the way the end was handled was terrible and gave the impression that the director just got bored with the film (which was not the case I'm sure) and just did not care enough to give it a proper finish. The end for me actually brought the film down in general unfortunately. Amazing story though!
In fairness to "the director". The film was based on the book, American Sniper, written by Kyle. He was alive for over a year after completion of the book so he didn't write about his own death. Due to respect of the family Eastwood chose not to film an ending depicting his death. The ending and film also had an affect on the impending trial for Kyle's killer.
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I know it's only a movie but the hospital scene where Cooper is in full scrubs and mask was a bit much. It's not like he went to childbirth classes to be involved with the delivery.
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It's on my list... Will watch it soon. Thanks (once again Ralph)
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I know it's only a movie but the hospital scene where Cooper is in full scrubs and mask was a bit much. It's not like he went to childbirth classes to be involved with the delivery.
My daughter was born in the Army hospital at Fort Bliss, TX and I can tell you that I wore full scrubs and a mask as directed by the attending nurse. This was 100% accurate from my experience.
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It's on my list... Will watch it soon. Thanks (once again Ralph)
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Just finished watching it. Great movie (even for someone who's not American). "What truly brings the whole film together is the compelling performance of Bradley Cooper" were my thougts when the finishing credits came on the screen. He was excellent in this role. I also completely agree with the Video / Audio scores. Great review!!!
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Picked up the Blu Ray and watched this about a week ago. Loved the movie...definitely a must watch.
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So apparently the French dubbed audio track is also Dolby Atmos, but the core is Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 at the usual 640 kbps. According to Wikipedia, apparently, it's possible to add Atmos extensions to DD Plus tracks, but I have to assume this would be the first consumer title to employ that system, since all the titles I have seen with Atmos so far carry 48/24 TrueHD 7.1 beds, even for two Atmos tracks. Can anyone confirm if the French track is indeed Dolby Atmos? Unfortunately, WB's menu provides no clues, since it just indicates the languages.

I'm also curious to know if this would essentially end up being "lossy Atmos", since by comparison, the TrueHD 7.1 core is much larger (3901 kbps) and obviously carries additional channels to begin with. If anybody gets the UK / West Europe / Japan BD, you can also check the French and German audio tracks, since BDInfo also reads them as DD Plus.
The core is actually Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 on the French track. I have no way to verify the Atmos aspect though. It'd be nice if the reviewer would actually verify this information, but at the same time it doesn't look like anyone else has based on the reviews I've been finding.

Also, the core is technically not a bed, as it contains both the bed and objects. The AVR takes the 7.1 core and Atmos substream in order to reconstruct the bed and objects. It's not a bed until the objects have been removed from the core by the AVR.

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This film is an important asset in the tradition of militaristic propaganda films. Especially of the post Iraq occupation era. "Snipers" of course are polarizing figures. Enemy snipers are portrayed as cowards, friendly snipers as heroes.
Only a total tool would ever portray a sniper as a coward.
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I know it's only a movie but the hospital scene where Cooper is in full scrubs and mask was a bit much. It's not like he went to childbirth classes to be involved with the delivery.

Anybody and everybody in an operating or delivery room wears full scrubs and a mask.
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Anybody and everybody in an operating or delivery room wears full scrubs and a mask.
Operating yes, delivery no. At least 13 years when my son was born we didn't wear masks, scrubs, or anything else hospital related. The delivery room was more like a hotel room as well, with a nice couch for Dad, a TV, DVD player, and Jacuzzi tub.

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Operating yes, delivery no. At least 13 years when my son was born we didn't wear masks, scrubs, or anything else hospital related. The delivery room was more like a hotel room as well, with a nice couch for Dad, a TV, DVD player, and Jacuzzi tub.
I work in the operating room, and also scrub C-Sections. So occasionally I'm in a delivery room for old fashioned vaginal deliveries. In fact, I was in one this past Thursday. I can confirm, every single person in the room was wearing scrubs, shoe, covers, hair cover, and a mask. The only places to sit were stools, and there was no entertainment center or Jacuzzi.
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Finally saw this movie and thoroughly enjoyed it. The visual quality was impressive as well as the sound. Bullets traversed the room. I look forward to watching "Thank You For Your Service" next.
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