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#2191 jaysapathy

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:49 PM

Just thought I'd chime in and say I picked up Shaun Of The Dead + Hot Fuzz on BD Tuesday. Holy hell, so, so good. Highly reccomended.
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#2192 shrike4242

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:56 PM

Well, I think I'm passing on Gladiator, and I hope the reviews and sales will get someone to get their head out of their ass and redo the title. I doubt that'll happen. Guess it's off to get the 3-disc collector's edition to replace my original release one I traded in.

Braveheart is a hope they didn't Fuck that up as well. From the preliminary stuff I've heard, they haven't.

#2193 weevles

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:30 AM

The UP Luxoflux or whatever-its-called lamp Richie Rich package dropped to $120.99 on Amazon. I'm still trying to decide if a lamp is worth $90. :-k

#2194 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 01:26 AM

Wow, haven't checked the thread in awhile, and now I'm severely disappointed after reading this stuff about Gladiator. Damn shame...

#2195 weevles

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 01:39 AM

Oh yeah, I hear Braveheart is good. Paramount was soley responsible for that one, IIRC.

I'm kind of worried about Forrest Gump now. It could go either way! :p

#2196 LinkinPrime

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:47 AM

I haven't seen that UP set before :shock:.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:36 AM

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#2198 h3llbring3r

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:48 PM

Braveheart, from everything I've read, seems solid (time to upgrade from the :ld: lol).
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 05:18 PM

For those who haven't seen here is the thread on Braveheart: http://www.avsforum....d.php?t=1173246

Looks pretty damn amazing IMO; I'll probably end up picking that up. Just look at the first shot in the thread; you can see the green and blue fabric, whereas on the DVD it looked like a flat brown


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Posted 29 August 2009 - 05:22 PM

For anyone interested:
Were giving away a few copies of Supernatural Season 4 of Blu-ray right now. We don't have a ton of entries...so your chances are probably pretty good.
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#2201 weevles

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 06:24 PM

Glad I netflix'd Adventureland. Movie was boring, trite, and waaaaayy too long.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:55 AM

Well, I think I'm passing on Gladiator, and I hope the reviews and sales will get someone to get their head out of their ass and redo the title. I doubt that'll happen. Guess it's off to get the 3-disc collector's edition to replace my original release one I traded in.

Braveheart is a hope they didn't Fuck that up as well. From the preliminary stuff I've heard, they haven't.


Braveheart looks amazing.

Gladiator is atrocious. I was going to buy it but now there is no way I am ever buying it, not even for $10. They messed it up more than Patton!

#2203 shrike4242

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:40 AM

Braveheart looks amazing.

Gladiator is atrocious. I was going to buy it but now there is no way I am ever buying it, not even for $10. They messed it up more than Patton!

Patton doesn't look massively bad, like they seemed to do with Gladiator. There's some issue with DNR in the picture, yes, though large aspects of the picture aren't missing, like the fireballs and arrows in Gladiator.

Good to know Braveheart looks amazing, so that'll go on the must-buy list.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:11 AM

Glad I netflix'd Adventureland. Movie was boring, trite, and waaaaayy too long.


It's a solid movie. A few laughs. Good date movie though.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:39 AM

I was going to grab Gladiator and Braveheart with that "Get $10 off when you pick up both" deal at BB, but I think I'll pay full price for Braveheart and also grab Shaun of the Dead instead.

//edit: Adventureland blew so hard that I fell asleep. That hasn't happened in a while.

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#2206 H.Cornerstone

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:44 AM

Patton doesn't look massively bad, like they seemed to do with Gladiator. There's some issue with DNR in the picture, yes, though large aspects of the picture aren't missing, like the fireballs and arrows in Gladiator.

Good to know Braveheart looks amazing, so that'll go on the must-buy list.


The problem with Patton isn't that it looked bad, is that it could have looked AMAZING. Like better than most modern movies. It was shot using 70mm film so their could have and should have been so much fine detail that could have been stored with the higher quality fim, but they DNR'ed that out. However, for a 40 year old movie, I can somewhat accept it because it doesn't look terrible, and is still a significant upgrade over the DVD. Gladiator on the other hand looks god awful and is barely an upgrade.

Gladiator:
http://www.avsforum....d.php?t=1173155

Braveheart:
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:24 PM

Gladiator is atrocious.


Patton doesn't look massively bad, like they seemed to do with Gladiator. There's some issue with DNR in the picture, yes, though large aspects of the picture aren't missing, like the fireballs and arrows in Gladiator.


The problem with Patton isn't that it looked bad


Really guys? Patton doesn't look bad but Gladiator is some type of atrocity?

I would much rather have small things like fireballs and arrows partially missing due to poor DNR scrub (which I probably wouldn't even notice in motion) than the horrible, shitty treatment Patton recieved.

I mean, come on, seriously?

http://www.avsforum....d.php?t=1039303

#2208 seanr1221

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:35 PM

I bought Shaun, and it looks great.

I also rented Obsessed for my gf. Terrible movie, but a great transfer.

#2209 LinkinPrime

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:22 PM

Never seen Braveheart, but I think I'll be picking the :br: up.

#2210 H.Cornerstone

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:02 PM

Really guys? Patton doesn't look bad but Gladiator is some type of atrocity?

I would much rather have small things like fireballs and arrows partially missing due to poor DNR scrub (which I probably wouldn't even notice in motion) than the horrible, shitty treatment Patton recieved.

I mean, come on, seriously?

http://www.avsforum....d.php?t=1039303


Ahhh......Gladiator received worse treatment than Patton. They were both DNR'd poorly and too much, but with patton there aren't details of the picture missing. And at least with Patton it still is a substantial upgrade from the DVD.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:34 PM

Ahhh......Gladiator received worse treatment than Patton. They were both DNR'd poorly and too much, but with patton there aren't details of the picture missing. And at least with Patton it still is a substantial upgrade from the DVD.

. . and Patton was a $9 pick-up at Fry's for me, which is not the price mark for Gladiator.

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#2212 amill007

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 02:02 AM

Has anybody seen the Disney/BBC documentary "Earth"? ( Or, better yet, have a blu-ray review of it? )

I'm a big nature documentary junkie, yet I was at college with this baby slipped into theaters. Any opinions? I've heard that it's a lot like Planet Earth.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 02:20 AM

Has anybody seen the Disney/BBC documentary "Earth"? ( Or, better yet, have a blu-ray review of it? )

I'm a big nature documentary junkie, yet I was at college with this baby slipped into theaters. Any opinions? I've heard that it's a lot like Planet Earth.



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#2214 neocisco

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:07 AM

It *IS* Planet Earth.


Plus a Disney logo.

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#2215 lolwut?

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:17 AM

Plus a Disney logo.


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Posted 31 August 2009 - 03:34 PM

Has anybody seen the Disney/BBC documentary "Earth"? ( Or, better yet, have a blu-ray review of it? )

I'm a big nature documentary junkie, yet I was at college with this baby slipped into theaters. Any opinions? I've heard that it's a lot like Planet Earth.


I saw the Blu-ray last week. Its pretty meh. It's all Planet Earth footage cut to 90 minutes. Barely any features. I'd say stick to Planet Earth instead.

#2217 LinkinPrime

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 04:26 PM

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#2218 weevles

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:02 PM

That's kind of cool. Not $90+ cool, but it's interesting. :p

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:31 AM

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#2220 Angry Man

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:50 AM

I saw the Blu-ray last week. Its pretty meh. It's all Planet Earth footage cut to 90 minutes. Barely any features. I'd say stick to Planet Earth instead.


Better way to sum it up is...

Disney's Planet Earth: The Short Attention Span Edition

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