Official HTF HD-DVD Review: Born on the Fourth of July

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  1. Gary Murrell

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    Nice review Gary. I haven't seen this in a LONG time. Thanks for your review....got to check this one out. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, Gary.

    I'm not going to double-dip on this one - because I don't own the SDVD. This was always one of the films I hesitated about. I'm ambivalent about Stone and I'm not a particular fan of one of the main actors, if you know what I mean.

    But your description of the quality of the release decided it - I'm going to order this HD DVD.
    Too bad Platoon isn't released on HD (yet?? that would be a double-dip for me).


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  4. Gary Murrell

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    Thanks Cees

    Cruise is good in this one for sure, I have always thought he was wonderful strictly as a actor and in every film I have seen of his, but I know what you mean [​IMG]

    Platoon was on all the blu-ray release lists at launch time, it will come from MGM via Fox and if I were a betting man I think we may see it before Christmas [​IMG]

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    (1) Hoping it will come true.
    (2) Hoping I will have my combi-player by then.

    I have to agree that I've never seen a bad performance by Tom Cruise in any movie. And, indeed, I meant what you knew what I meant. [​IMG]


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    This disc looks beautiful. Youre right on about how this movie was filmed Gary.

    We had that bad EE disc for so long and I didnt even get a chance to watch the SD rerelease before grabbing this one.

    A favorite of mine, that finally has gotten the presentation it deserves.

    (And Im glad I wont have to rebuy it again - after owning it on VHS,LD and 2 DVDs)
     
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    Gary,

    Can you elaborate a little more on the audio? You say it is excellent but only give it 3/5. I have the DTS DVD and was wondering if you (or anyone) have compared it to the DTS version? This is a title I'd like to get but audio is every bit as important as video is to me.
     
  8. Gary Murrell

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    Audio is very good when it needs to be, dialog is also good, I noticed a few instances of straining or "tinny" dialog, the score and effects are wonderful (during war scenes for example), I took it down from a 4 that I was going to give it first because of the few small problems

    this was a DTS DVD release, I forgot about that, I never owned it to compare though, sorry

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