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Old 04-07-2011, 07:42 PM   #151
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How is that Taxi Driver Blu Ray, Pete? I'm actually interested in buying that one from some of the things I have read. I've heard they do a masterful job and the extras are mind-blowing.

I haven't watched it yet, I simply haven't had the time. Probably not this weekend either, I really want to see something I haven't yet so 8½ or Raging Bull first.

As far as the package goes, It's incredible. The only con is that added this little slip cover thing that doesn't come off. Well, it could, but I wouldn't risk tearing the front cover.

But like I said a few times already, this is probably the best Blu Ray ever released so far. It's review is maxed out in every department: video, audio, presentation, and extras. Sony really out-did themselves.

If there is a must buy, I'd say this is definitely one of them.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:26 PM   #152
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Also, I can't stress how cheap $12.99 is for what you're getting.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:57 PM   #153
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Damn, that is a pretty good deal for 13$. I probably won't watch the extras, but I think I'll end up getting that.
Is the original Tron any good? In terms of the actual movie, not how good the blu ray looks etc.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:06 PM   #154
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Damn, that is a pretty good deal for 13$. I probably won't watch the extras, but I think I'll end up getting that.
Is the original Tron any good? In terms of the actual movie, not how good the blu ray looks etc.

Sorry, haven't seen either.

I'm going to break in my Band of Brothers BD right now, ep one coming up.
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:55 AM   #155
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Sorry, haven't seen either.

I'm going to break in my Band of Brothers BD right now, ep one coming up.
Love that series. Pretty much only TV series I'd be willing to pay for on DVD or Blu Ray.
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:58 AM   #156
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Every time this thread gets bumped, it makes me want to go out and finally pick up my Blu-Ray player and like 50 titles.

This might be a silly question.... but do you have to be a real videophile to notice the difference between an actual Blu-Ray and a legit 1080p rip of a Blu-Ray source???
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:15 AM   #157
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I recently bought Beauty and the Beast and Blade Runner on Blu-ray. I saw that they were both given perfect scores, and I have to say, they both look amazing.

Blade Runner has been enhanced. I watched the workprint and original release, and the blu-ray version looks 10 times better. The Tyrell pyrimad looks fuzzy and dull in the workprint, and crisp and clear in the blu-ray version. It makes it look like a 90's movie instead of 80's.

Anyway, too tired to post the my collection list.

I'm trying to buy the original Arthur that just came out. Can't find it anywhere.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:29 AM   #158
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Every time this thread gets bumped, it makes me want to go out and finally pick up my Blu-Ray player and like 50 titles.

This might be a silly question.... but do you have to be a real videophile to notice the difference between an actual Blu-Ray and a legit 1080p rip of a Blu-Ray source???

No, 1080p is 1080p. At this point though, it's just easier to buy the blu-rays.

They take up a lot of space, and aren't cheap to copy.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:28 AM   #159
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Every time this thread gets bumped, it makes me want to go out and finally pick up my Blu-Ray player and like 50 titles.

This might be a silly question.... but do you have to be a real videophile to notice the difference between an actual Blu-Ray and a legit 1080p rip of a Blu-Ray source???

No, there's no difference at all like RoseCity said. Go to page 2 and read the back and forth between me and RBA, I explain what you're missing from not buying the BD's.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:10 AM   #160
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Yo. I've recently been picking up a number of blu rays.Seeking a criteria of cheap/good deals ($5-$15), good movie (IMO), and good blu ray quality especially if the movie in question really deserves blu ray treatment.

This is my current collection:

-3:10 to Yuma
-30 Days of Night
-300
-Avatar
-The Devil's Rejects
-Lost in Translation
-Gran Torino
-Evil Dead 2
-Army of Darkness
-The Thing
-Terminator 2 / Total Recall two pack
-The Running Man
-Trainspotting
-Gangs of New York
-No Country for Old Men
-2001: A Space Odyssey
-Blade Runner: The Final Cut
-Troy: Director's Cut

So, anyone know of any good deals on blu-rays right now that would probably be up my alley? I wanted to get Inception/Black Swan, but $20-$30? F*ck you Hollywood.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:46 PM   #161
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I swear I'm not buying anything that comes after Blue Ray
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:37 PM   #162
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I just picked up Blood Diamond and Fight Club. Shameful really as I already have them on DVD
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Every time this thread gets bumped, it makes me want to go out and finally pick up my Blu-Ray player and like 50 titles.

This might be a silly question.... but do you have to be a real videophile to notice the difference between an actual Blu-Ray and a legit 1080p rip of a Blu-Ray source???

Compare for yourself;

Source:


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A good encode can even be transparent at lower resolutions, like 576p. I love 576p.

*goes back to lurking thread*
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #164
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Check out this bad-ass Spanish Apocalypse Now SteelBook!



Depending on the region, I might have to import this baby.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:35 AM   #165
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Check out this bad-ass Spanish Apocalypse Now SteelBook!



Depending on the region, I might have to import this baby.

Well thank you, now I just may have to go out and buy my first blue ray. Dick.
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