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Blu Ray thread

Post by Spencer » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:27 pm

I know there are loads of blu ray review sites out there but wondered if people would be interested in sharing thoughts on discs they have bought regarding pic quality etc ?
I ask cause I got the remake of the Hills Have Eyes last week and although the daylight scenes are amazing the night scenes are awful and it actually looks like it is snowing in the desert !! Conversely the blu of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (a film 30 years older than Hills) looks absolutely stunning from start to finish

or I am just being a huge fucking geek that should shut up and go sit at the back of the class? :D
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Post by Giz » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:04 pm

My friend,we are all fucking geeks on here,if thats what loving music,film and games in excessive quantitys does,I'm in!

Good idea for a new thread,go to the front of class!
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Post by Hello Doris! » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:09 am

And don't forget to collect your gold star!

Mr O knows a good site to compare DVDs on - he will at some point reply I am sure.
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Post by Grindhouse » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:20 am

try www.dvdcompare.net

i have to say im not impressed with BR i think its a product that fails in some ways to live up to its expectations.
new films look great but its not really being used in the best way.

avoid one missed call BR no sound options and no extras at all,i only paid £3 and that is too much.
its all fancy packaging with lenticular covers to get that product purchased.
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Post by orlovsky » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:11 pm

www.blu-ray.com is a pretty decent guide as to reviews/region locking of discs. One quick warning though - don't touch the BR transfer of The French Connection with a f*cking barge pole - it's practically unwatchable in places. And this is by design! :(
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Post by Grindhouse » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:54 pm

i did read that the exorcist is being redone for bluray and its only going to be the redone version with the spiderwalk inserted.
they need to release both versions not just one.
and freidkin needs to get Sorcerer finally released onto BR & dvd.
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Post by fd » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:30 pm

DVDCompare is good for comparing different regions' features, but not good to tell you about the quality of the discs.

www.dvd-basen.dk used to be great for finding reviews when you type a film title in, I've not used it for a while.

www.dvdbeaver.com (careful now ;) ) has some great comparisons between versions to show picture quality, etc.

I personally rate the opinions on www.landofwhimsy.com as he seems to know what he's talking about in terms of DVD/blu transfers.

www.hidefdigest.com is good for US based opinions.

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Post by Spencer » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:27 pm

I know those sites are cool and use some but there is nothing better than interacting (virtually !) someone and them telling you to 'avoid the french connection with a fucking bargepole!!!'. I have to say I am addicted to my Blu ray and like I say Texas Chainsaw looks stunning on it, ditto The Thing which frankly is astonishing , it's like watching a brand new film! Older films can take on a whole new life is treated correctly look at planet of the apes & dirty harry)
The UK 'let the right one in' is excellent too, PQ is awesome and it has the correct theatrical subtitles not to mention a great commentary missing from the US version.

Dis anyone pick up switchblade romance or near dark on blu ?
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Post by Grindhouse » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:40 pm

i was told that switchblade romance has zero extras :?:
i have to ask whats the point if this is true,the standard dvd has extras,this is hardly encouraging people to buy the BR format,but its the blockbusters that sell the most.
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Post by fd » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:22 pm

Yeah, sorry, trotting out the sites didn't really address your point. ;)

Meant to highlight the land of whimsy one as he really seems to "get" a lot of the image manipulation stuff on digital transfers, so I respect the opinions shown. DVDBeaver has sometimes been a bit misguided. :)

Sometimes with extras it's a matter of rights and/or payments (like Schwarzengeer getting $50k for the Total Recall commentary). Is Haute Tension caught up in the Tartan Metrodome (?) going bust thing as that could explain something about it ?

At least you know what the Dead Snow blu transfer is like if you were there on Sunday morning. Looked pretty good on a big screen to me ! ;)

edit - oops meant to ask whether you can pick up Day Watch with the theatrical subtitles anywhere as I really miss those on the UK DVD release !

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Post by Spencer » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:05 pm

Grindhouse wrote:try www.dvdcompare.net

i have to say im not impressed with BR i think its a product that fails in some ways to live up to its expectations.
new films look great but its not really being used in the best way.

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Really ? I am shocked what movies have not impressed you ?
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Post by Satans Puppy » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:09 pm

I 'ad a bluray thread somewhere.. .got lazy and it died lol... listed all the current and future FF Booray releases and region lol

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Post by Grindhouse » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:42 pm

Spencer wrote:
Grindhouse wrote:try www.dvdcompare.net

i have to say im not impressed with BR i think its a product that fails in some ways to live up to its expectations.
new films look great but its not really being used in the best way.

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Really ? I am shocked what movies have not impressed you ?
one missed call for one.

kingdom of heaven i really love this movie and have the r2 and r1 versions and this br has no extras from the 4 disc sets and could have easily coped with all of it.

the shawshank isnt widescreen,yet standard dvd and laserdisc is.

its great that the price of discs is coming down and making the format more accessable but it would just be good to see more effort put into the packaging and put the extras on the discs.
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Post by Spencer » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:56 am

grindhouse that's your own fault for buying one missed call :wink: 8)

this is what I mean about a thread for it good to know who got what and how good it is I sat and watched Poltergeist last night and it looked amazing, just the right amount of rain but so much detail it really is like watching it for the first time.
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Post by Grindhouse » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:17 am

Spencer wrote:grindhouse that's your own fault for buying one missed call :wink: 8)

this is what I mean about a thread for it good to know who got what and how good it is I sat and watched Poltergeist last night and it looked amazing, just the right amount of rain but so much detail it really is like watching it for the first time.
hey i never said it wasnt,at least i didnt pay full price for it.
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