Gotta question, if a movie is NOT a blu ray disc but if you put it in a blu ray player and play it in the blu ray player will the non blu ray disc/regular format get the same quality and resolution as a blu ray disc?
No, although I think most blu-ray players can upscale a dvd, the picture will not be anywhere near blu-ray quality.
DVD is standard definition, 480i or 480p.
Blu-ray is 1080p
A DVD dual layer disc is like 9 GB. That means when they compress video from film to DVD data, it has a limit of 9 GB. The more compression, the less quality the video will be. Most movies are around 5GB in size)
Which is why Divx bootleg movies are around 700 MB (so they can fit on CDRs)
Blu-Ray discs have a storage of up to 50GB dual layer, 25 GB single layer. Therefore the video doesn't need to be compressed as much with roughly 5 times more space.
Blu-Ray potentially can output 5 times the picture quality as DVD. The Blu-Ray player can't output a better picture with 5GB of video data as it would with a 20+ GB video data.
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 1080p on my laptop.... like I've said in another thread, I'm planning on rewatching the trilogy in succession, for the first time in direct succession and really having only seen it in the theaters and then maybe once on DVD.
While fully knowing and understanding the plot, but not really remembering the specifics of the actual film, I was thoroughly entertained by Peter Jackson's rendition of the first installment of the classic fantasy novels.
The special effects and CGI did seem a tad dated, which makes sense seeing as how it came out almost 10 years ago, but in no way did it take away from the viewing experience. I guess i didn't really realize how well done these films were, and how epic they were in scale and depth.
Well done, Peter Jackson, and I'm looking forward to watching Two Towers probably tonight and tomorrow night.
I also really wanna see all of the lord of the rings again. It has been far to long
i've watched the extended editions more than the original releases and they add some nice stuff, but its not necessary. the best thing about those extended editions is all the special features. hours of stuff to watch.
the book went a lot more into the political aspect of it. at the end when they went to visit madame, in the movie it didn't really explain that madame led an organization that was against raising kids to donate their organs. she was trying to prove that they were children just like anybody else, and the book explained how hard she and her organization tried to stop the donation procedures. also, the book spent a lot more time focusing on their childhood.
'Never Let Me Go' is 1 of my top 5 favorite films of the year. I have very high expectations for Mark Romanek. Although the guy unfortunately has done only 3 premiere movies (2 in the last 10 years), it's enough for me to say he's great. if you like this movie, watch 'One Hour Photo'. probably the best robin williams movie ever.
this was a great movie. the acting was phenomenal (ewan mcgregor couldn't have been a more convincing gay guy) and the story was great, especially considering that it's all true (apparently). jim carrey was excellent as usual. there were two parts that had me laughing hysterically ("**** me with a flaming fist!"), and at other times you genuinely felt bad for the main characters. the score also fit the movie perfectly.
the only real complaint i have would be the gay scenes i guess. it really doesn't bother me that much but i thought they were a little excessive.
Do you ever think straight scenes are a little excessive?
That phone call towards the end was a real tear-jerker.
no, not really. i know it's because i'm biased but still, gay sex scenes just aren't something i wanna look at. the cuddling was fine, that didn't bother me at all, but seeing jim carrey pound some dude's ass while he's yelling "*** in my ass!" just isn't what i like to see in movies
and yeah, that phone call really was. i was shocked when i found out that he was faking aids. it came together pretty well.
Watched both parts in these past 2 days. Well done biopic. Del Toro put in a great performance and I loved the way the film was shot. Beautiful scenery, well scored, etc. His Bolivian campaign just seemed like one giant mistake by him. I'll have to read up on his history now after watching this. Really well done and I'd probably give it between a 7 or 8.
You really didn't hear much of that movie after it was released. I know I downloaded it a few times and never got around to it. Something about watching a 4 hour biopic on someone I have no interest in.
watched coming to america for the first time last night fuc*king hilarious throughout. that one facial expression eddie murphy makes like a dumba$$ is hilarious every time not to mention all the unintentional comedy by his character. definitely one of the top comedies i've seen solid 8.0/10 overall for me classic stuff.
next i think ill check out superbad believe it or not ive never seen it
superbad just finished, definitely some funny parts but doesn't measure up to coming to america, i guess that one was a tough act to follow but i think superbad is a 7.0/10 very solid comedy good for its share of laughs and entertained throughout.
Saw Kick-Ass couple nights ago and daaamn what a bad ass movie!!! I thought it'd be stupid when I first saw the trailer a long time ago but I loved it! Great action! The story was good too, made me think about what his point was is actually true lol. Why hasn't anyone tried to be a superhero and try and save the shitty world we're in today. Also great actress, I loved Fonseca, she did a great job as Katie. Also some great sexual references lol. Overall, very cool awesome movie! Gotta give it
Then I jus saw Little Fockers and thought it was stupid in my opinion. I mean there were some funny parts, there was also the gorgeous Jessica Alba, but other than her it was dumb. Best I can give it is a