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#121 sendme   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5117 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:56 AM

A Clockwork Orange $13.95: http://www.amazon.co...duct/B000Q678OO
Beerfest $13.95: http://www.amazon.co...duct/B000MEYFXW
Eraser 13.95: http://www.amazon.co...8?ie=UTF8&s=dvd
Men In Black $14.95: http://www.amazon.co...7?ie=UTF8&s=dvd
Swordfish $13.95: http://www.amazon.co...duct/B000I5XOVY
The Fifth Element $14.95:http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&s=dvd
Terminator 2 $11.95: http://www.amazon.co...2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd
Total Recall $11.95: http://www.amazon.co...1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

These are just a few on Amazon.



If you are like me and want the extras T2, Total Recall and I think The Fith Element will all be a let down. All have less then the DVD counterpart when it comes to that. Video quality may be better but the upconversion on atleast the player I have looks good enough for me.
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#122 lobitoh   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   529 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:26 AM

nice cheap titles

#123 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12392 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:25 AM

I imported Total Recall on HD DVD since the PQ is miles ahead of the crappy BD.

#124 Deadpool   I club baby seals CAGiversary!   2380 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:12 PM

Has anyone seen the Speed Racer BD? If so any thoughts about it.


The picture is un fucking real! The movie is passable. All in all if you like eye candy it's well worth it.

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#125 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49866 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:47 PM

The picture is un fucking real! The movie is passable. All in all if you like eye candy it's well worth it.

Reference quality disc for PQ, though story's a snoozer?

#126 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12392 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:03 PM

A Nightmare on Elm Street is out...in CANADA! I placed an order so I'll report when it gets here.

#127 graf1k   BAM BAM CAGiversary!   2496 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:41 PM

Reference quality disc for PQ, though story's a snoozer?


That seems to be the word around the water cooler. Blu-ray.com called it THE best looking disc of the year.

This direct digital approach has given Speed Racer a stunning visual sheen and a truly flawless picture. Colors practically leap off of the screen and the movie’s many small details are rendered with a crystal clear clarity that I’ve never seen equaled on home video. Black levels are deep and contrast is excellent. I can’t even begin to accurately convey how amazing Speed Racer looks on Blu-ray. This is THE definitive reference disc of the year and will be utilized the world over as a demo disc for Blu-ray for years to come.

- Blu-ray.com Review


The Digital Bits seems to agree....

[FONT=arial, helvetica, courier, *]It's just damn near perfect, and I guarantee it's better than anything any of you saw in the theatres. Colors absolutely burst off the screen, contrast is outstanding and detail is spot-on. You're going to notice that some DNR was used here and there - you'll notice it on faces, in particular Mom and Pops Racer - but that's not something that was done for Blu-ray. I noticed it in that original screening. It's a stylistic choice on the part of the filmmakers. But trust me, the detail everywhere else is crisp and exactly as it should be. There is some very light digital compression artifacting here and there, but it's very well hidden by all the fast movement on screen. Trust me, I'm watching this in native 1080p on a 110" screen, and I really had to look for it. Speed Racer is right up there with the best Blu-ray video I've seen yet.[/FONT]

- The Digital Bits Review


And to top it off, the AVSForum Official Review gave the video 100/100.

I have to say, I had very little interest in buying this but I might just now for the reference video to test when I go TV shopping soon.

#128 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12392 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:47 PM

graf,

Keep in mind TDB has been pimping Speed Racer for a loooooong time. I had no doubt they would say the BD is perfect. Is it? Dunno, my copy is in the mail somewhere. Personally I'd wait to read other reviews first because while the disc may look pretty, the film still sucks.

#129 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12392 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:49 PM

I should (hoping) be getting a handful of Universal's latest titles today...so I'll let you all know how they look. Apparently The Thing dropped the 80 minute documentary....

#130 graf1k   BAM BAM CAGiversary!   2496 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:02 PM

I respect that, but I mean 3 reviews calling the video perfect or near perfect is pretty convincing thus far.

I'll be interested to hear some of the new Paramount titles. I'm about to pull the trigger on the Halloween pack and thinking about the Comedy pack.

#131 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12392 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:24 PM

Graf,

I'll should be getting the horror pack today so I'll let you know how they look.

#132 Deadpool   I club baby seals CAGiversary!   2380 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:15 PM

Reference quality disc for PQ, though story's a snoozer?


The picture is near perfect, but it is absolutely not 100% perfect. The backgrounds and colors are simply something out of this world. Extremely crisp and lively. Unfortunetly some of the close ups on the actors are a little soft in some scenes and exceptional in others. If i had to rank it i'd go with a 95%. It is definetly something everyone should witness at least once. My eyes almost hurt because all the colors just popped off the screen.

And yes, the story is fairly straight forward, but i didn't really expect too much from it anyways.

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#133 graf1k   BAM BAM CAGiversary!   2496 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2008 - 10:13 PM

Just FYI, after looking at a couple reviews, the close ups of the actors faces looking a little weird might not be the fault of the transfer, but the movie itself. Apparently they did some post work on the people that play the Speed Racer guys parents to make the actors look younger.

#134 Richlough   ... CAGiversary!   3738 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 12:25 AM

I had a feeling Speed Racer would be something to marvel at on BR .
I don't think it will be on sale for a while , Warner is going to have to try to make up $ on the home video .

There is a Blu-Ray/DVD new release booklet at Best Buy with 2 coupons on the inside back cover .

Double Reward Zone points on any Blu-ray purchase
&

10% OFF any single DVD or Blu-ray DVD purchase

they both expire Sept. 30 2008 .


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#135 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12392 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 02:51 AM

Got the horror pack today...

Oh man, they got slaughtered. All are missing extra features....this is really, really bad.

#136 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   39993 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 03:08 AM

Now I have to run out and buy Speed Racer after reading all that. I was having second thoughts on spending $30 on a movie, but it sounds like it's absolutely worth it.

#137 graf1k   BAM BAM CAGiversary!   2496 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 03:40 AM

Got the horror pack today...

Oh man, they got slaughtered. All are missing extra features....this is really, really bad.


Wow, that's really disappointing although I almost suspected something like that when it works out to something like $13 per movie at Amazon. Is the PQ/AQ good at least? Even without extras I still think I might want to pick up Dawn of the Dead.

#138 rick3000gto   NVG's FTW CAGiversary!   548 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 04:06 AM

Speed Racer BD Definitely FTW!!! Any thoughts on The Ultimate Matrix Collection coming in October.


#139 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24429 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 04:07 PM

So anyone have any expierence with Samsung LCD's? I'm trying to find the best movie settings on my PS3.

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#140 rick3000gto   NVG's FTW CAGiversary!   548 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:22 PM

So anyone have any expierence with Samsung LCD's? I'm trying to find the best movie settings on my PS3.

Not here i have a Sharp Aquos.

#141 exRounder   waiting for a BRM. CAGiversary!   677 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:35 PM

And has a spoiler right on the fucking box!!!


You mean that it ruins how it's a piece of shit?

#142 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49866 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:58 PM

So anyone have any expierence with Samsung LCD's? I'm trying to find the best movie settings on my PS3.

Run over to AVSForum.com , they'll have tons of threads about Samsung TV's, including ones specific for specific model types.

You should be able to find what you're looking for in there.

#143 Deadpool   I club baby seals CAGiversary!   2380 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:05 PM

Any thoughts on The Ultimate Matrix Collection coming in October.

well if they keep the same transfer as the HD DVD it'll be phenominal. 92%

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#144 rick3000gto   NVG's FTW CAGiversary!   548 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:19 PM

well if they keep the same transfer as the HD DVD it'll be phenominal. 92%

I'm really looking forward to it.

#145 GizmoGC   I love Cheese CAGiversary!   12392 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:18 AM

Wow, that's really disappointing although I almost suspected something like that when it works out to something like $13 per movie at Amazon. Is the PQ/AQ good at least? Even without extras I still think I might want to pick up Dawn of the Dead.


What's missing? The Lost Tape: Andy's Terrifying Last Days Revealed, Special Report: Zombie Invasion, Undead (Deleted) Scenes, Splitting Headaches: Anatomy of Exploding Heads, Attack of the Living Dead, and Raising the Dead. Wow...way to drop almost every extra, Universal!

#146 Poor2More   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4008 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:23 AM

I dont understand why do studios drop vast amount of extras when it comes to blu-ray transfers?
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#147 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   19130 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:36 AM

Is the just-released (9/16) PotC trilogy just a collection of the previous individual releases?

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#148 graf1k   BAM BAM CAGiversary!   2496 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2008 - 03:43 AM

Is the just-released (9/16) PotC trilogy just a collection of the previous individual releases?


Pretty sure it is.

#149 Malik112099   Got Wife? CAGiversary!   8221 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 07:21 AM

Any info on pre-order deals for Band of Brothers?
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#150 rick3000gto   NVG's FTW CAGiversary!   548 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 07:29 AM

Any info on pre-order deals for Band of Brothers?

Amazon's got it for $59.95 http://www.amazon.co...21809334&sr=8-3