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Old 10-04-2008, 05:29 AM   #76
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:20 AM   #77
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:35 PM   #78
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The Coppola Restorations Reviewed...

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Nice boost in clarity. To be honest, I didn't know such bland colors -- such as brown -- could look so good. When it comes to this type of er, hue, Blu-ray is a testament to what restorations can really look like. Yes, this is one old trilogy that looks great in HD. I figured there would be tons of grain, but was shocked to see very little, especially during those outdoor fiestas; or whatever they call them.

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When it comes to the extras, both the Blu-ray and DVD set come with so many fixings (in terms of length), that one might find themselves bored with the franchise once through with them all. I don't know about you, but it's hard to listen to Coppola talk for ten hours.


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It's hard to overstate the painstaking work that has gone into this restoration, complicated by the fact that the original negative has been damaged over time thanks to the many prints that have been struck from it. Combine that with the style of cinematographer Gordon Willis -- who created an astonishing range of black levels contrasted with blown out whites -- and you have a pretty challenging restoration project on your hands. As one film historian puts it in the special features, "There is only one way to print The Godfather, and it is dark." But somehow, the technical wizards have worked their magic here and recreated a beautiful, clear picture. Even Coppola himself admits that he's forgotten how the films looked when they first came out. This is as close as they have ever been. And while there is still some color degradation and the occasional scratch or speck in the print, that's to be expected of a film of this age. The third film, being much more recent, looks as if it could have been made yesterday. In short, seeing these films on Blu-ray is a revelation and should be required viewing for anyone with even a passing interest in film scholarship.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:00 PM   #79
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So are you picking up the Blu-Ray Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the Man?
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:28 PM   #80
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So are you picking up the Blu-Ray Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the Man?

I don't plan to. I've no aversion to seeing Skull again, but buying it? No. They'll probably have the full quadrilogy out soon enough on Blu-ray anyway...
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:36 AM   #81
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C.H.U.D. quite like The Coppola Restoration package...

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Old 10-31-2008, 09:28 AM   #82
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http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/7...l/Product.html

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Old 10-31-2008, 09:59 AM   #83
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I picked up two oddities on BluRay, neither movie you would expect much from the 'remastering'. They were "Life of Brian" and "Blazing Saddles". But, upon getting them, my God the images were incredible. Gone was all the fading, the tearing of images (particularly in Life of Brian were some scenes were near unwatchably bad in the last remaster).. etc.

These aren't movies where you would LOOK for such things, as they're hardly visual spectacles, but the difference was staggering. BluRay transfers aren't just about going to 'hi-def', but also about the new and restored masters, making a lot of these movies look pristine compared to how you're used to seeing them.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:48 AM   #84
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"Hmmm, Juicy Fruit..."

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Old 11-09-2008, 12:58 PM   #85
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The records have already started for The Dark Knight's Blu-ray disc, a month before the discs are set to arrive. According to Video Business, sources have revealed that Warner Bros. intends to ship 1 million The Dark Knight Blu-ray units for its first week of release.

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It is believed that this would be the biggest first-week Blu-ray shipment ever, although Warner Bros. wouldn't comment on their shipping schedule. The Blu-ray format itself has been surging since its format war win over HD DVD. Last March, Casino Royale became the first Blu-ray title to ship over 100,000 units in the first week.

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It is believed that this mass The Dark Knight Blu-ray rollout will be used as a trigger for consumers to switch to 1080p.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:13 AM   #86
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The Mighty Kong! The Long Kong...

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You can enjoy this gigantic remake in high definition this January. King Kong will be released on Blu-ray on January 20. We don't have any cover art or pricing details at this time, but we'll surely update this story as soon as we have more information. The disc will include both the theatrical and extended versions of the movie. The film stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Andy Serkis performing the motion-capture for the title character.

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Old 11-20-2008, 05:21 PM   #87
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It's Jason Bourne! Or David Webb! Whoever...
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:24 PM   #88
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Awesome!! Now all I gotta do is get a Blu-Ray player! Maybe with all the big Thanksgiving Day sales I'll be able to find a great deal?
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:56 PM   #89
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Universal have announced the re-release of the Back To The Future trilogy. On standard DVD. D'oh!!!

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Old 11-25-2008, 06:44 AM   #90
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This is a prime example of why Blu-Ray just doesn't seem serious about taking over and making a serious push.

A $120 MSRP for the trilogy on Blu...as opposed to the same encoded (most likely) trilogy on HD-DVD for around $25, tops.

I mean, c'mon...
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:29 PM   #91
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With the advent of 3-D in theaters, it was only a matter of time before the format came to home video and Blu-ray, and Panasonic is offering a way to make it happen. According to Tech-On, Panasonic has submitted a proposal to the Blu-ray Disc Association to create the standard for Blu-ray to move into the 3-D world.

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The format would store these images on BD in a two-channel format, with a separate image for the left eye and right eye, in HD with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The proposal is to adopt this format as the standard for BD 3-D, to avoid a costly format war like Blu-ray and HD DVD were engaged in.

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It seems that the technology for this to happen is already available on BD players, thus avoiding costly upgrades to systems. The system will utilize the two-channel encoding function on BD, and this system will have the second channel store only the data not seen in the first channel, enhancing it by 1.5 times.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:31 PM   #92
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Universal have announced the re-release of the Back To The Future trilogy. On standard DVD. D'oh!!!

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UGH. One of my favorite movie trilogies ever, and its still stuck on DVD
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:58 PM   #93
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UGH. One of my favorite movie trilogies ever, and its still stuck on DVD

Yeah, but Part I is a special edition 2 disc set with new bonus features, including - GASP - the Ride footage!
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:32 PM   #94
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I'm going to go out on a limb and get attacked here, but could you guys explain to me what's so great about the Back to the Future movies? The only one I remotely like is the first one; I don't think the others are very good at all.

I mean, I could be grossly missing the importance of the movies, but I don't understand all the love for them. Maybe I was too young to appreciate them when they first came out. Was it one of those it-captured-the-moment-for-teenagers kind of thing?
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I'm going to go out on a limb and get attacked here, but could you guys explain to me what's so great about the Back to the Future movies? The only one I remotely like is the first one; I don't think the others are very good at all.

I mean, I could be grossly missing the importance of the movies, but I don't understand all the love for them. Maybe I was too young to appreciate them when they first came out. Was it one of those it-captured-the-moment-for-teenagers kind of thing?

The first one is a classic. The other two are just OK.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:07 PM   #96
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The first one is a classic. The other two are just OK.

Some argue the same about the Indy movies. It really just boils down to personal taste. I happen to like all three (and all 4 of Jones')

But, alas, we're getting off topic.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:30 PM   #97
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Some argue the same about the Indy movies. It really just boils down to personal taste. I happen to like all three (and all 4 of Jones')

But, alas, we're getting off topic.

I like all 3 as well, but Part I is really the only true classic of the 3 films.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:56 AM   #98
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i have a question? i just bought a blu-ray player over the thanksgiving weekend and won't be opening it til christmas --- but i was wondering as , that i don't have a hd tv or plasma will it work on a regular television til i buy one next year ? cause i won't be able to buy a hdtv til at least june or july.
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i have a question? i just bought a blu-ray player over the thanksgiving weekend and won't be opening it til christmas --- but i was wondering as , that i don't have a hd tv or plasma will it work on a regular television til i buy one next year ? cause i won't be able to buy a hdtv til at least june or july.

Not sure. I think my Sony player does a have a standard DVD outlet if you want to use it as a regular player. But for the full 1080 capabilities, it has to be connected to a TV with a HDMI cable. If you don't want to open it yet, check its specifications on the web...
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yeah i have been looking for info on the web and as of yet , havent been able to find any answers ---
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