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I've only ever seen Castaway in dribs and drabs. Somehow I would always end up watching 20 mins here and there when it was on TV. I saw it was about to come out on BD so I thought I'd finally force myself to watch it as a whole.
I wouldn't say it's one of my favourite movies of all time but it's still a good watch. A great story portrayed thoroughly by the director and Tom Hanks.
The HD quality is very good. Obviously, I don't have the DVD but I can say 100% that this will be worth the upgrade. The audio is very good also and adds plenty of atmosphere to many of the scenes.
Languages and subs are well catered for:
Languages: French DD5.1; German DD5.1; Italian DD5.1; Japanese DD5.1; Portuguese DD5.1; Spanish (Castillian) DD5.1; Spanish (Latin) DD5.1;
Subs: English, English (SDH), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.
No extras - not even a free volleyball!
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Initial post: 25 Nov 2012 15:09:36 GMT
I wished someone at these studios would open the friggin ears and eyes, what's going on here? I wouldn't think twice about upgrading this film to BD, but no extras????????????? What the hell? God, how I would love to be in control of some of these releases in terms of content, the people in charge must really have no idea.
At the moment I have the R1 dvd set, which has a pretty damn good picture and a stunning soundscape which really give my speakers an incredible drive. Upscaled pic, great sound, pretty good extras....well, it's obvious I should upgrade to BD, isn't it?
It's reasons and releases such as this that give BD a really poor name, and only confirms why we should never be in a hurry to throw out our standard DVDs. Shame on whoever is responsible.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2012 09:37:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2012 09:39:07 GMT
The usual suspect says:
At a guess, it's their market research. It probably suggests that extra's don't really sell that product all that much. Maybe?
I don't care for extra's that much, but you do, so we are in two camps. If there were a survey of 100 customers, who gets the most votes...
That said, if it's on the DVD, why not stick the SD quality extra's on there?
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2013 23:00:57 BDT
Exactly the point in question - if they are available, stuck them on the Bluray in SD format.
I love the extras on films - and would be dismayed if they were not a part of future home releases.
Why? Well - I like to know certain things about the creation process, or certain little nuances that made scenes how they were... I could go on.
The fact is - if they were to release Blurays or DVD without features, do you think they lower the price? No.
So this is why there is an uproar.
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