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Tremors on Blu-Ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Johnny Angell, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Johnny Angell

    Johnny Angell Played With Dinosaurs Member

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    It looks great. I just finished watching it and this is a movie that really enjoys the high resolution of HD. The desert scenery looks marvelous. I found colors and skin tones to look normal and the picture was sharp and detailed. The wife had already retired so I didn't crank up the sound, but it sounded great too.


    I don't know whether I was just paying more attention this time, but I had never really noticed the time of day in this film before, or rather the lighting resulting from the time of day. There was a scene later in the day the Chang's market and you could tell it was getting on in the afternoon.


    I did notice a technical flub. Towards the end when Val takes off yelling "I've got a plan!" See if you notice it.


    If you liked this movie before, you will like it on this blu-ray. I haven't checked out the extras, but they look to be a port over of the DVD extras.
     
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    I'm very glad to hear this. The HD-DVD was pretty bad and Universal's track record isn't very good when it comes to catalogue titles on Blu-ray. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
  3. Johnny Angell

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    Amazon and BB both have it it for $15. I bet that's a release week price only and it may go up to $20 after that.
     
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    The HD DVD had a lot of EE. It was pretty easy to see. Any sign of it on the BD?
     
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    It's the same plastic transfer as on the HD-DVD.

    http://forum.blu-ray.com/3947447-post130.html

    Sharpened and degrained rubbish: http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/4789/00010140952.jpg
     
  6. Johnny Angell

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    It looked fine to me.
     
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    'Fine' certainly isn't the four lettered word I would use to describe it.
     
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    Gack!!! So much for getting a decent HD video presentation of Tremors. This is probably the last chance we had for the foreseeable future. Thanks for nothing Universal.
     
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    Doug, you avatar has reminded me that as much as I want The Big Lebowski on BD, I also fear what Universal will do to it.
     
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    How was the Big Lebowski HD-DVD?
     
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    The Big Lebowski HD-DVD has a number of problems. It too is a noisy, processed transfer and it REALLY needs to be revisited and corrected. Given Universal's track record however, I have no doubt that they'll just regurgitate the existing HD video directly to the Blu-ray release. The Dude minds. This aggression will not stand, man.
     
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    Can you go into a bit more detail on what issues you have with it?
     
  13. Johnny Angell

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    Would you cite a specific scene? I'd like to re-watch with an eagle eye for the problem.
     
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    See post #5.
     

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