Dog Soldiers on Blu Tuesday May 5th!

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  1. Neil Middlemiss

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    I am sure I am not alone in being a fan of Dog Soldiers - the fun, british werewolf flick - but I had no clue it was coming to Blu-Ray on Tuesday, May 5th - and it's only $12.99 on amazon pre-order.

    If you haven't seen it and like horror - I recommend checking it out - good stuff from The Decent director Neil Marshall.
     
  2. Tom M

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    I've never seen this one but always wanted too. I had no idea about the street date as I bought it this past Thursday for $20 (regular price not sale!)

    I was going to watch it that night but something came up and now it has to wait untill next weekend. Looking forward to it though!
     
  3. Robert George

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    Don't get too excited.

    The previous DVD was pretty bad (quality). The Blu-ray looks to be from the same or a similar element. It looks better than the DVD, but nothing like even an average Blu-ray transfer.
     
  4. Michael Warner

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    That's what I was afraid of. Even at that low price I think I'll pass on the BD.
     
  5. John Sparks

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    Well, if you don't, you're missing out. This is a low budget film and I bet it's the last time it'll be on BD and I'm sure double dipping.
     
  6. Mark Cappelletty

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    I'm waiting on the verdict as to the transfer.
     
  7. Robert George

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    I sat down and watched the whole movie yesterday. I've seen DVDs that look better. This looks literally like they took the DVD master and put it on a Blu-ray disc. Nothing about this is HD.
     
  8. John Sparks

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    Hi Robert,
    What type of TV were you watching it on?

    John
     
  9. Robert George

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    Pioneer Elite PRO-FPJ1 1080p LCoS front projection (calibrated) on 106" Dalite screen. I also have a 65" Mitsubishi Diamond DLP (also calibrated) in the same room.
     
  10. John Sparks

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    Well, I have an ISFed Mit 65711 CRT RPTV and if it looks crappy on yours, it'll look the same on mine.

    Thanks for the heads up!!!
     
  11. Paul Arnette

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    I figured this would wind up looking crappy. [​IMG] For $12.99, I guess I won't get too worked up about it seeing as my pre-order has already entered the 'shipping' stage.
     
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    Ouch! That hurt. Quality wise this must be on par with "Universal Soldier: the Return" Blu-ray. Well, I have the old Artisan/City Heat release of the sd dvd and that was never, by any means, a great transfer. I'm sure the blu will be at least slightly better than that and at $12.99 it's not too unreasonable for the upgrade.
     
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    Same here. I've heard about it but never actually seen it. [​IMG]
     
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    Are all the original extras ported over?

    It was a damn shame this didn't get a proper theatrical release in the U.S. It finally ended up being passed off as a SciFi channel "original", even though it's miles above their usual monster movie crap.
     

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