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Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by Regan21286, Dec 17, 2008.

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  1. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Meh, I have the HD-DVD versions and there's really not a significant difference worth forking so much money over.
     
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  2. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Meh, I got all 3 on hd-dvd already, thanks. :wink2:

    :lol:
     
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  3. DrAstroZoom

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    I did, in fact, cash in on that -- got The Shining and The Mist.
     
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  4. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I ordered Transporter 1 & 2 from amazon.fr.

    They had a buy 1 get 1 sale.

    Supposedly the french versions have better PQ and are uncut.
     
  5. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    I meant the Quality of picture Blu-Ray is in makes it weird.
     
  6. unifiedtheory

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    I got late Xmas presents last night. The Dirty Harry box set and Rambo II on Blu Ray. I know, they were not filmed in high def but Dirty Harry looks really good and the sound is excellent.
     
  7. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    The Dirty Harry set rocks man, :up:
     
  8. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Ah, well, that I haven't heard before.
     
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  9. BuckeyeKing

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    I guess I'm not use to it I mean the quality is mind blowing but when their moving it just looks a little funky.
     
  10. Motion

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    Added a good bit to my Blu-Ray collection on Christmas

    Planet Earth: Full Series
    Batman Begins
    Batman TDK
    300
    Troy
    Wanted
    Reign of Fire
    Shooter
    Italian Job
     
  11. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Do you have a 120hz HDTV? Could be that. I know movies can look funky when you have anything like Motionflow on it.
     
  12. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Yea, because it "creates" a transition picture between the frames. It is supposed to stop the blurring of moving objects that wasn't uncommon to many LCD's, but I have heard a good handful of complaints that people can't watch with it on (motionflow that is and its counterparts).
     
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  13. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Yea I know, looked it up out of boredom once. I kinda like it for sports though. Just not movies. Sony's I found was especially stronger than others like Sharp or Samsung.
     
  14. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    It was at Best buy. Im not sure of the Specs.
     
  15. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Probably Motionflow or a similar one then since most models carry it now.
     
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  16. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Well here is my current Blu & Red collection, if anyone has any questions about specific titles, I can give you my opinion on them. The hd-dvd version is usually the same as the blu-ray for the most part.

    Blu-ray: 99
    3:10 to Yuma
    21
    1408
    Appleseed Ex-Machina
    Bank Job, the
    Dark Knight, the
    Before the Devil Knows Your Dead
    Black Hawk Down
    Blazing Saddles
    Casino Royale (initial release)
    Chain Reaction
    Corpse Bride, the
    Crank
    Curse of the Golden Flower
    Deja Vu
    Die Hard Collection
    Dirty Harry Collection
    Dodgeball
    Enter the Dragon
    Fifth Element
    Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within
    Forbidden Kingdom
    Forgetting Sara Marshall
    Gangs of New York
    Ghost Rider
    The Godfather Trilogy
    Gone Baby Gone
    Good Night and Good Luck
    Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
    Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
    Hellboy II
    Hitman
    House of Flying Daggers
    Incredible Hulk
    the Invisible
    I, Robot
    Iron Man
    Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Kung Fu Panda
    the Lookout
    Meet the Robinsons
    Memento
    Michael Clayton
    National Treasure 1 and 2
    No Country for Old Men
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Payback
    Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy
    Rambo 1-4
    the Rock
    Shinobi
    Shoot 'Em Up
    Simpsons Movie
    Sleeping Beauty
    Spider-Man Trilogy
    Stargate
    Star Wars: the clone Wars
    Step Brothers
    Superbad
    Street Kings
    Super Troopers
    SWAT
    There Will Be Blood
    the Tiger Blade
    Total Recall
    Traitor
    Transformers (1984 cartoon)
    Transporter 1 & 2 (have the uncut french editions as well)
    Tropic Thunder
    the Untouchables
    Vantage Point
    Walk Hard
    Wall-E
    War
    Warriors of Heaven and Earth
    We Own the Night

    HD-DVD: 89
    12 Monkeys
    16 Block
    40 Year old Virgin
    300
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Alexander Revisited
    American Gangster
    Anchorman
    Army of Darkness
    A Scanner Darkly
    Babel
    Batman Begins
    the Big Lebowski
    Billy Madison
    Black Snake Moan
    Blade Runner
    Blood Diamond
    Bone Collector, the
    Bourne Trilogy
    Breach
    Casino
    Children of Men
    Coming to America
    Constantine
    Departed, the
    Derailed (Unrated)
    Disturbia
    Eastern Promises
    End of Days
    Fast and the Furious trilogy
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Fearless
    Fletch
    Good Fellas
    Good Shepard, the
    Happy Gilmore
    Harry Potter 1-5
    Harsh Times
    Hot Fuzz
    Hot Rod
    Hulk
    I Am Legend
    the Hurricane
    I now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
    Inside Man
    the Jerk
    the Kingdom
    Knocked Up
    Last Samurai
    Lucky number Slevin
    Matrix Trilogy
    Mercury Rising
    Miami Vice
    Mission Impossible I-III
    the Mummy
    the Mummy Returns
    Ocean's Eleven - Thirteen
    Old School
    the Rundown
    Serenity
    Shaun of the Dead
    Shooter
    Slleepy Hollow
    Smokin' Aces
    Spy Game
    Swordfish
    Trading Places
    Traffic
    Training Day
    Transformers
    Unleashed
    V for Vendetta
    Zodiac
     
  17. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    I dare you to put all of them in your car at once and leave it there overnight. :shifty:

    And we need to get you out of the house more....:pity:
     
  18. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    [​IMG]

    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/new.../Quantum_of_Solace_Announced_for_Blu-ray/2401

    Wow, skimping on the extras there and does that horrible song really need a music video? I smell a 2nd special edition release about the time the 3rd comes out.
     
  19. Stitches

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    Yea, I am waiting at least for a better price. I got screwed edition-wise with the previous one.
     
  20. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    And I want to know why Canada and Europe get sweet steel-book editions of various movies and we don't?
     
  21. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Precisely. The later one really should've been the only one.

    Never really concerned me much but I'm hoping Blu-Ray doesn't follow DVD's pattern of less and less special features. I remember a time DVDs came out with 2-3 discs off the bat for the same prices as today's 1 disc 0 feature versions.
     
  22. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Not saying it won't happen, but it shouldn't.

    If it does, a movie should only cost like $10 (in which case I would be fine with is).
     
  23. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Yea, though studios are charging $15 for a single disc these days. $15 could've gotten me the 2-disc special edition which is now around $20-25
     
  24. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Well one of the selling points of blu is the full featured nature of the discs, so they should never cut down what they have now.


    Now, I have no problem with there being two editions like the I Am Legend box, and the normal version. However, I wish they would come out with both at the same time as I hate double-dipping.
     
  25. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Wouldn't be surprised if they did down the line. A couple out there are already skimpy to begin with (ID4).

    I hate double-dipping too but unfortunately it's a great industry tactic. I just know they'll do the same for the LOTR trilogy.
     
  26. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I don't think i can buy the LOTR trilogy until the EE's come out for that very reason.
     
  27. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    We both know you'll get it anyways. :tongue2:
     
  28. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Shut up! :lol:


    I think I have one movie with very minimal features (maybe not, but I certainly haven't watched any if it has them) and that is the Transformers movie(1984 animated).

    I didn't pay a lot for it though, so I am ok with the lack of features.
     
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  29. DonShula84

    DonShula84 Moderator Luxury Box

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    We get some, just usually a Sun Coast exclusive. Canada does gets way more though :pity:
     
  30. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Here's my current collection of Blu-Ray's and HD-DVD's. Hopefully I got all of them. I might have "permanently" loaned a few out. Not as comprehensive as Stitches's but then again, most Best Buys aren't either. :lol:

    Blu-Ray
    5 free Blu-Rays PS3 promotion: Deja Vu (wanted Italian Job), Phantom of the Opera, Stealth, Kiss of the Dragon, Pearl Harbor
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    The Aviator
    Batman Begins
    The Best of Blu-ray Action (Troy, Blood Diamond, Wyatt Earp, Alexander Revisited)
    Black Hawk Down
    Blade Runner
    Casablanca
    Casino Royale (Initial and Collector's Editions)
    Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    Die Hard Collection
    Enter the Dragon
    Fifth Element (Re-mastered version)
    Forbidden Kingdom (Taiwan import)
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Flyboys
    Gangs of New York
    Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Fourth Season
    The Godfather Trilogy
    Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
    Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
    House of Flying Daggers
    Incredible Hulk
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    I, Robot
    Iron Man
    James Bond 10 Disc Blu-Ray Collection (Costco)
    Jet Li's Fearless
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Lost: The Complete Fourth Season
    National Treasure 1 and 2
    Ocean's Trilogy
    Pineapple Express
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    Planet Earth
    Ratatouille
    The Rock
    Shoot 'Em Up
    Simpsons Movie
    Spider-Man Trilogy
    Star Wars: the clone Wars
    Superbad
    SWAT
    Talladega Nights (came with the PS3)
    Transformers
    Tropic Thunder
    Wall-E 3 disc

    HD-DVD:
    5 free HD-DVD's with 360 add-on: Apollo 13, Constantine (picked Casablanca but they were out), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Blazing Saddles, U-571
    40 Year old Virgin
    300
    American Gangster
    Anchorman
    Babel
    Bourne Trilogy
    Breach
    Clerks II
    The Departed
    Heroes: Season 1
    The Kingdom
    King Kong (with add-on)
    Knocked Up
    Last Samurai
    Matrix Trilogy
    Miami Vice
    the Mummy
    the Mummy Returns
    Old School
    Smokin' Aces
    Superman Returns (Combo Edition)
    Swordfish
    Top Gun
    Transformers
     
  31. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Star Trek to Blu-Ray

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=2332
    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents

     
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  32. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Blu-Ray Sales Developing Nicely

    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Blu-Ray_Sales_Developing_Nicely/2425

     
  33. Stitches

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    My French Transporter 1 & 2 came in the other day, and the Video is Mpeg 4 as opposed to the Mpeg 2 we got here. The run time is even in T2 (supposed to be uncut) but T1 is like 3 mins shorter than the US version. Audio of the french is supposed to be better but both appear to be 5.1 DTS-MA. We'll see though.
     
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    I know right. The wanted steel-book looked real good. FYE though has some decent ones, Transformers to name one.
     
  36. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    Blu-Rays are now 50-60% off at Circuit City. Still some good bargains to be had. Got 3 for the price of one.
     
  38. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Only good ones left were the kill bills (which I already had). There was only like 12-16 other titles to select, and like 80 overall. Very slim pickings.

    Even at 50% off MSRP the prices weren't great, so I don't see why so many people bought it all up beforehand.
     
  39. Regan21286

    Regan21286 MCAT's, EMT's, AMCAS, ugh

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    True, some of the MSRP's aren't so good but still not bad for the rest. Bourne Trilogy for under $50 (not worth it for me but still) and and the Bond blu-rays for under $15 is pretty decent . And for those with gift-cards, might as well use em.
     
  40. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    There was no Bourne trilogy at mine.
     

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