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2.0 out of 5 stars Live Theatre!....Lost the cinematic look of previous films. (HFR), 20 Dec. 2013
This review is from: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2013] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Just seen the "High Frame Rate" version at the cinema and it has the look of a cheap TV production in most places.
If this is the future of film it looks quite grim. Acting, story, action sequences are all fine. Its just the look of the film was generally ruined by this method of production.
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Initial post: 20 Dec 2013, 13:51:35 GMT
Jimface says:
I disagree. I thought it made it feel more real generally. I saw the first one in HFR too and some parts of that were a little shoddy but overall i think it's totally the way forward. I have a setting on my tv that doubles the frame rate, add a little artifacting now and then in complex shots but it looks very close to what i saw at the movies.

Posted on 21 Dec 2013, 12:37:44 GMT
Regardless of whether HFR is the way to go or not, this review should be taken down.

It's bad enough idiots giving films bad reviews to balance out the good reviews in a self righteous "how can you review the item when it's not even been released yet it might have crap extras" because they don't understand the primary reason for watching DVD/BRs is, believe it or not, to actually watch the film itself (shock horror!). Assumptions that it's a decent transfer aside, as I've said before on comments if it's a bad transfer it'll get plenty of bad reviews after release so don't mess it up before then cause it's safe to assume in most cases with modern films the transfer will be pretty good. But that's another arguement anyway.

But a review on how the film was presented in the cinema, even if the BluRay was also HFR format, is nothing more than a personal preference to the presentation even if it was relevant to the item being reviewed.
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