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However, since studios love to tease us with unmolested versions, many of the extended scenes look to be unfiltered:







Extended scene vs a Theatrical scene a few minutes later:





Video samples of the arrow attack scene cut from the Blu-ray and OAR broadcast for motion comparing: http://www.sendspace.com/file/a9d2gh
 

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However, since studios love to tease us with unmolested versions, many of the extended scenes look to be unfiltered:






Extended scene vs Theatrical scene a few minutes later:


It's like Dark City all over again...



We are expected to pay $30 for a premium edition of a movie, when the studios aren't willing to spend the money necessary to do a new transfer, even after close to a decade? F that. They're bringing nothing new to the table, I'm not bringing my money.
 

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damn! those unfiltered shots look ace. we need to set up a mass-complaint. maybe they can do something about this?
 

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damn! those unfiltered shots look ace. we need to set up a mass-complaint. maybe they can do something about this?

I'm going to e-mail them and explain exactly why I'm not buying it. Futile but it can't hurt.
 

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Its amazing how much better the unfiltered shots look compared to the filtered ones! Why are they messing around with the picture why?? Are they incompetent? Why is it so hard to make good picture quality for them? Ughhh... Forget this. I'm all over Braveheart.
 

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I dont know why but the BD pics give me a similar feeling to car sickness. Yuk.


I can't believe I might actually pass on owning Gladiator on BD.


People and their MP3s, LCD torch mode, BD w/ DNR & EE etc etc are really starting to piss me off. Honestly I dont blame the studios, sadly they are marketing to masses. Unfortunately the masses have crappy taste in AQ and PQ. Sad thing is if you went on the street and asked 100 people what looked best they would all point to the BD pics.


I can see it now written on the front of future BDs. "MP3 quality audio!", "Boosted Sharpness!" "Enhanced for LCD torch mode!" "Coupon inside for $100 off a $500 monster HDMI cable"
 

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Still waiting for the caps from UNI's BD. If they too are like this I am left with no choice but to cancel my Steelbook pre-order.



Shot no 8 confirms grain removal on the Blu-ray despite the sharp look.



Even if the Universal's BD PQ looks Warner'ed I am fine. The German BD review at areadvd.de doesn't talk anything about NR / EE.
 

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I hate to sound like an airhead, but are the screenies in the first post of the Blu Ray from the version that's being released in North America on September 1? Just want to make sure. If so, have you watched the movie through on extended version? How noticeable of a transition is it between the unfiltered extended scenes and the rest?



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While I generally do take screencaps with a large grain of salt, the EE in the BD pic with Crowe on the horse makes me want to punch someone. And I'm really not a violent gal!
 

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Still waiting for the caps from UNI's BD. If they too are like this I am left with no choice but to cancel my Steelbook pre-order.

this might be the first time i'm tempted to import something if it is indeed better.
 

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Region Free?

Yes. It's Region Free
but PQ???
 

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Ahh, thanks--that I understand. I'm actually surprised that the OAR HDTV shots don't look as good as the Bell HDTV shots; of course the BD shots look very similar to the OAR HDTV shots, so I can't help thinking something got recycled on the master side of things...
 
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