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4.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray release, 18 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Fight Club [Blu-ray] [1999] (Blu-ray)
A little surprised that most of the reviews here are for the vhs or dvd releases. Anyway, here goes for the latest, all singing all dancing scum-of-the-earth blu-ray edition of this un-ageing classic.

I'm a HUGE fan of the film, so I jumped on the occasion when this hit the shelves just before christmas. I must say that the film hasn't aged a bit. It's still relevant and looks and sounds great. However, the blu-ray edition adds much too little to warrant replacing your dvd version with. Ok, the picture is a little crisper, but if you think of the gritty, grimy look of the film, you'll realise that there's little to be gained by a (slightly) sharper picture. This wasn't shot in HD or IMAX and it shows (or rather, nothing shows that would take your breath away.)

The extras are interesting, particularly 'A hit to the ear' in which the sound effects guy draws your attention to the weird sounds that add so much to this film's atmosphere (Think of that echoing chatter and heckling in the basement - the fists pounding faces were given sound using some very gruesome ideas - also think of the buzzing warp behind Tyler's philosophising monologue etc...)

There's also a feature where you get to mix your own sound for set scenes, though this sounds MUCH more exciting than it really is (basically increasing or decreasing sound-effects and voice independantly and choosing which speaker from your 5/6.1 sound system it comes from. Very fiddly and frustratingly inaccurate (this is after all a film's extra, not a dedicated game.)

My advice, if you're considering this, you've probably already got the DVD. If your TV or player does a minimum upscaling, you won't notice the difference here. Certainly not enough to warrant the money here. If you've lost your DVD copy or (shock horror) haven't seen the film, you might as well go with this.
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Initial post: 21 Mar 2010 00:29:27 GMT
Kobo Maven says:
Probably the only relevant review for this edition -only complete numpties haven't seen this film on an earlier format. Btw, is your name really 'poisson'? - sounds fishy to me- bad luck if it actually is!

Posted on 10 Dec 2013 23:27:09 GMT
P. White says:
It was shot in HD: 35mm film!
35mm film has more pixel density than 4k video.
Imax format is 70mm with an unusual projection method.
You don't understand what you're writing.
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