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Blurays to AVOID!


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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2011 22:20:17 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2011 01:06:24 GMT
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Posted on 1 Mar 2011 02:32:49 GMT
haha i really didnt expect to spark such a heated debate but seriously Redmond do you even read other peoples post because you just keep spouting the same crap... stop saying that dark grainy films arent going to be crisp and clear and then in the same breath praise how this film is so colourful and grain free. predator is one of my favorite films and its such a shame they couldnt be bothered to take there time a do a re master like other classics such as alien & aliens which just goes to show you cant use the films age or the fact its a dark and grainy film as a excuss for the piss poor transfer im pretty sure alien is a much darker/older/grainier film and that looks 100 times better, why are you getting so defensive over peoples options about the film.... your not the one responsable for destorying the picture are you? but on a serious side note one will take seriously if you start saying bullsh*t like i have more blu rays than you and that means i know more etc etc......

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2011 08:13:39 GMT
O Hooligan says:
Thanks for this. The box set was on my must buy list but has now been removed!

Posted on 1 Mar 2011 12:25:39 GMT
M. Bourke says:
Lock stock and two smoking barrells looked terrible on blu ray, worst one I've seen. There have been plenty that weren't much of an upgrade from the DVD but this one actually looked BAD.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2011 14:14:11 GMT
Mr. Blu says:
Mr Redmond - OK so you're saying you like the boosted contrast and unnatural colours. Fine, there's no accounting for taste, I hate them. But you don't mention the DNR issue. Do you not mainly buy BDs to see more detail, surely not just to have boosted contrasts and brighter colours? What about the missing detail, can you really not tell the difference in fine detail between the two disks?

The problem with Predator UHE is that you can take any good transfer and then get that kind of look by altering contrast settings, and using DNR processing via your BD player and TV or projector. This kind of release takes away from the cinephile his option to see the film unmolested. What the people you are arguing with would call a good release can be molested according to the tastes of users like yourself in the privacy of their own homes.

This kind of release is the wrong way to go, because it destroys quality and destroys choice.

Posted on 2 Mar 2011 01:13:47 GMT
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Posted on 2 Mar 2011 02:37:53 GMT
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Posted on 2 Mar 2011 10:35:23 GMT
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Gill says:
Old cinema film formats were designed to be projected up on to big screens so blu-rays of old films, even 1930s B&W films can transfer well if taken from original source material. Sound can be poor, though. The worst blu-rays, I think, are taken from older made-for-tv series - the special effects may work fine in DVD format but in HD you can "see the wires". I can't see the point of blu-ray version of animated films - isn't the whole purpose of animation to simplify the image?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2011 16:36:09 GMT
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Posted on 2 Mar 2011 18:26:32 GMT
Shazzerman says:
I'll pass on the visit.

Posted on 2 Mar 2011 18:41:10 GMT
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Posted on 2 Mar 2011 20:36:42 GMT
Shazzerman says:
Cue the world's smallest viol-oh, why bother?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2011 21:03:12 GMT
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Posted on 2 Mar 2011 21:28:47 GMT
Mark Mixture says:
I'm not going to get involved in the argument as I know little about the technology - I just know that most of the time BD's seem to be better. I will say though that I don't believe the age of the film matters, as the best looking BD I have is 'How the West was won' and that is over 50 years old! Feel free to tell me I'm wrong - I won't mind!

Posted on 2 Mar 2011 21:31:16 GMT
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Posted on 2 Mar 2011 21:37:24 GMT
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Shazzerman says:
sic sic sic

I'd like to stitch all the posts I've contributed to this discussion by saying...
Debbie Reynolds, meet "The Man Who Knew Too Little".

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2011 21:40:17 GMT
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Posted on 2 Mar 2011 21:41:31 GMT
Shazzerman says:
It's been a sincere sensation.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2011 23:56:14 GMT
JB Jude says:
You're wrong! It won't be 50 years until 2013

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Posted on 3 Mar 2011 02:18:10 GMT
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Posted on 3 Mar 2011 08:41:56 GMT
WTF??? this thread has gone to a new level of weird....... I'm mean frogger, black people, disability allowance, wasn't this discussion made to help people avoid buying substandard blu rays???

Redmond no one is picking on you because of your life situation we only now know about it because you chose to tell everyone about it people firstly responded to you because to reacted very strongly about Predator and dismissed everyone else's opinion as garbage.

I'm certainly not here to look for people I can bully or have a go at I come on here just share a common interest with people about movies and blu rays and I urge you to do the same thing, I do feel sorry for the fact that you're stuck in the house all day and have no friends but dude you're not going to make friends like this you should be coming on here to have a healthy discussion with people not get angry with them! Anyway I vote we all take a step back put this into perspective and at least try to get this tread back on track....

Posted on 3 Mar 2011 08:55:33 GMT
O Hooligan says:
Well said B.L.Richards. This thread was starting to resemble an Eastenders script rather than the interesting discussion the title implies. I think the Predator topic could safely be considered wrapped up for now.....
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