Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Whiteout

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  1. Cameron Yee

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Whiteout Release Date: January 19, 2010
    Studio: Warner Brothers
    Packaging/Materials: Two-disc Blu-ray case with slipcover
    Year: 2009
    Rating: R
    Running Time: 1:41:00
    MSRP: $35.99

    THE FEATURE SPECIAL FEATURES Video 1080p high definition 16x9 2.40:1 High definition and standard definition Audio Dolby TrueHD: English 5.1 / Dolby Digital: English 5.1, French 5.1 (dubbed in Quebec), Spanish 5.1 Stereo Subtitles English SDH, French, Spanish Subtitles may vary.
     
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  2. Cameron Yee

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    Marshal Stetko fights
    Zero visibility
    For South Pole murder
     
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    I'm surprised anyone would enjoy this movie.
    Was a total bore.

    After the intitial airplane sequence nothing happens.
    Large portions of the scenes that are supposed to be dramatic are only people sliding up and down a rope and slipping clips on and off the rope.

    also who is who, large very puffy jackets are all you can see on the people fighting.
    Then the apparent climax happens and then I see there is still nearly a half hour left.

    zzzzzzzzzz.

    Picture was awful. a murky mess throughout most of it.
    black crush in a movie that takes place in a movie were everything is covered in snow.

    one HALF star for me.
     
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    After reading several film reviews on this title, I was wondering when somebody was going to crap on your relatively high rating for the film.






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  5. Cameron Yee

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    Perhaps my expectations were lowered by the choice of pull-quote on the press release:

    "Jam-packed." -- Entertainment Weekly



    The blizzard fight was confusing, at first. One could argue that was the intent as it becomes clear who is who by the time it matters.

    I liked the measured pacing. It helped establish the characters and their relationships (though they are admittedly predictable and cliched). Though the movie was marketed as a fast-paced thriller and, I think, even a horror film, that's not really what it is.
     
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    Thanks for the review Cameron. As I mentioned to you, this was a blind buy for me because, for some reason, I am a sucker for movies set in snowy settings (heck, I even liked 30 Days of Night for that reason). I enjoyed it for what it was. I didn't have any trouble with telling who was who in the outside fights, maybe because I was paying closer attention given the comments here. I noticed that Stuart Baird was listed as Supervising Editor - I wonder if he was brought on to clean things up, or if he was hired from in the onset in that capacity.

    Thanks again for another fine review!
     
  7. MattFini

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    I'll be honest ... I don't usually do this, but this was a blind buy for me for one reason: Kate Beckinsale.

    I haven't watched the movie yet, but I'll be checking it out this weekend.
     
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    Is the Digital Copy disc an actual DVD version as well?

    Warner has been doing this on a few titles now.
     
  9. Neil Middlemiss

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    No - for use in PC and MACs for a digital version of the film only.

     
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    The best part of Whiteout was Kate in the tightie-whities. Other then that, don't waste your money. Very average, almost boring at times thriller. The disc had good A/V but nothing fantastic.
     

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