first review of CASINO ROYALE from IGN - PQ 9/10 AQ 10/10

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  1. MarekM

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    Yeah, canĀ“t wait to see this on blu-ray.

    But the review.. Sucks. Is the soundtrack PCM or something else?
     
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    PCM.
     
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    IGN doesn't have a PCM setup however, so that was based off the 5.1 setup (as confirmed in the IGN insider boards).

    I still await a real review. [​IMG]
     
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    Can't wait.[​IMG]

    Hopefully we'll get a review here, though it doesn't matter much as I'm sure they wanted to make this one of their flagship Blu-Ray titles so the A/V quality should be up to snuff.
     
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    Does look like a good one Marek. [​IMG]...I'll be jealous knowing you'll be seeing Eva in all that high definition glory. [​IMG]
     
  7. MarekM

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    I just saw on Tv her other movie [​IMG] but not in HD glory [​IMG] lol

    Hey Tim [​IMG] pick one PS3 and you will see her too !!

    Marek
     
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    This is really the first MAJOR (big budget, popular, and recent) BD release (from Sony, no less), so I expect it to be top-notch. This the equivalent BD to HD's Batman Begins.

    I can't wait to get it and check it out [​IMG]
     
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    As much as I hate to say it, I picked up a Playstation 3 last night entirely because of this movie. I've never been a big fan of Sony and I'm very pleased with what HD-DVD has had to offer, but I knew when I left the theater after seeing the midnight opening night showing of Casino Royale that this day would come. Now I'm just trying to decide if one movie is really worth $700 or if I should return the PS3 and wait for those $300-400 standalone players Sony claims will be around at the end of this year. Decisions, decisions...
     
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    I've been thinking about doing the same thing(picking up a PS3 for upcoming Blu Ray titles like Casino Royale, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Rock, Crimson Tide, etc), but I can't convince myself to pull the trigger after buying an HD-DVD player back in Oct. I'll probably do it in a moment of weakness, but for right now I'm still holding out. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, Brent...I'm with you. And it looks like cheaper players will be here sooner than later for both formats making it easier for us "poor" boys to sell off less plasma. [​IMG]

    Here's hoping that around October-ish? A BD player will be available around $350 or less. Until then, it's using the Blockbuster Online rental plan for the standard def versions (slumming I know [​IMG])

    I can hold out...I can hold out. [​IMG]
     
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    Tim! Are you really considering joining the dark side too?
    I am about to get either an hd-xa1 or the new a20 so I will have both formats.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's what I keep saying, but I get tempted more and more by the day. I think the PS3 is probably the best route for me to go when I finally do pull the trigger because that new Star Wars: The Force Unleashed game that's coming out on the format later this year might be worth the cost of the player alone. [​IMG]
     
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    Never!....I'll never turn...[​IMG]

    No, I think things will be clearer near the end of 2007. At that time I'll have to decide. Can't deny myself too long. [​IMG] Right now it's a financial decision more than anything. Actually, it's the only reason. [​IMG] Plus, I want to get a new projector this year and that's a bit higher priority than adding another HD source.
     
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    HD extras as well!
     
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    As soon as Sony gets the review copy of Casino Royale to me, I'll have a review up for all of you. I am definitely excited about this release... not only do I think it's the best Bond movie to date, it actually makes most of the Bond catalog look kind of silly. That's pretty hard for me to say, as I'm a HUGE Bond fan...
     
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    Eva in hi-def, almost as good as her in The Dreamers...but not quite. [​IMG]

    I'll be buying this on street day and it'll be a blind buy. I didn't want to spoil this by seeing it in the theater.
     
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    While I don't think it was nearly the best Bond to date, I'll have to grab this one as I just upgraded the HT receiver and am loving PCM uncompressed titles. The clarity in audio is stunning, and that was Black Hawk Down, old compared to CR.
     
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    $700 does seem quite a lot for one film - but it was a very good one. Look on the bright side - it may not be too long before the other Bond's are released on Blu-ray and you can start to average down your per-title cost. [​IMG]
     
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    But the PS3 is $500 or $600. So it's only like $525 or $625 for CR, assuming you pick up the BD at a decent price. [​IMG]
     

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