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HTF REVIEW: Chicago -- (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!)



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#1 of 138 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted August 04 2003 - 02:40 AM


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#2 of 138 OFFLINE   Brendon

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Posted August 04 2003 - 02:52 AM

You know how the mere suggestion of eating your favourite dish at your favourite restaurant can make your mouth just water ? That's pretty much my anticipation of this disc dropping onto my doormat tempered by this review. Great review David, thanks! Brendon

#3 of 138 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted August 04 2003 - 03:11 AM

[quote] Extras are adequate, but not abundant. [quote]
Can a 2-disc special edition be far behind? Caveat emptor!

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#4 of 138 OFFLINE   Adam Tyner

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Posted August 04 2003 - 03:38 AM

:blinks repeatedly: Phenomenal job, David. I like the formatting you've incorporated into your review, and the comments on the presentation are some of the most detailed I've ever seen.

#5 of 138 OFFLINE   Simon_Lepine

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Posted August 04 2003 - 03:45 AM

Great review David Posted Image

Although I don't share your enthusiasm regarding Chicago (saw it in theater and probably won't see it again), I enjoyed your review and looking forward to your next one.

#6 of 138 OFFLINE   Aaron Cohen

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Posted August 04 2003 - 03:59 AM

That was an incredible review. Your very detailed appraoch to the picture quality was EACTLY what I was hoping for after reading many of your posts on this forum in the past. Great job. I'll definitely be picking this disc up.

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#7 of 138 OFFLINE   Dharmesh C

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Posted August 04 2003 - 04:24 AM

That's the best HTF review I've ever read, no, it's one of the best DVD reviews I've ever read. A lot of technical details mixed in with a lot of passion Posted Image

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#8 of 138 OFFLINE   Reagan

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Posted August 04 2003 - 05:02 AM

David, Great review. Screen captures are quite unnecessary. No way they can tell us as much about picture quality as your text. -Reagan
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#9 of 138 OFFLINE   Adam_WM

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Posted August 04 2003 - 05:08 AM

Can't wait... DTS... woohoo!
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#10 of 138 OFFLINE   Conrad_SSS

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Posted August 04 2003 - 05:57 AM

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A wonderfully written review. Kudos to David!

#11 of 138 OFFLINE   ThomasC

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Posted August 04 2003 - 05:59 AM

Wow, this is (one of) the most detailed DVD review(s) I've ever read. Thanks a bunch, David!

#12 of 138 OFFLINE   Matthew_Millheiser

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Posted August 04 2003 - 06:08 AM

I add my kudos to the mix. An excellent review, extremely well written from both a technical and "filmgeek" standpoint. Posted Image

I very much look forward to this DVD!

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#13 of 138 OFFLINE   Joshua_Y

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Posted August 04 2003 - 06:22 AM

Saw this movie...and hated it to death...crap! Now I like a good musical...but by god the music was just so frickin drab and boring and the performances were just boring...will not be buying...glad to hear its a good disc though...but this film doesnt deserve it...and it didnt deserve the Oscars...

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Posted August 04 2003 - 06:30 AM

David, I'll echo the sentiments already expressed here - EXCELLENT review! With your technical background the info concerning audio and video quality is very, very welcome. If this is what we can expect from all of your reviews then HTF has a first-rate talent on their hands. Thanks for the obvious effort you put into this one, and keep up the good work!

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#15 of 138 OFFLINE   Marc Colella

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Posted August 04 2003 - 06:31 AM

Nice review! While I don't think it deserved a Best Picture Oscar (or a nomination for that matter), and CZJ didn't deserve her Oscar... it is a pretty enjoyable film in it's own right. It was a simple little musical, not too big for it's own good - it didn't try to bite off more than it could chew. Tastefully done. I'm not a big fan of musicals, but I don't know how anyone can feel insulted with this film.

#16 of 138 ONLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted August 04 2003 - 06:46 AM

First: Nice review David, glad to hear that the dreaded EE is kept to a minimum ( a legitimate concern where Buena Vista product is concerned these days. )

Second:

[quote] ...but this film doesnt deserve it... [quote]

No matter what one's personal opinion of a film might be, every film should be afforded the opportunity of being presented in the best possible manner. Certainly an Academy Award Winner should qualify for that type of treatment.

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#17 of 138 OFFLINE   John Stone

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Posted August 04 2003 - 06:51 AM

Is it too early to have a favorite HTF reviewer? Posted Image

I sure like your style. You manage to cover all the bases in detail, and you do it in a fun, enthusiastic and well-written format. You are flying out of the gate, David. Excellent job so far! Posted Image

#18 of 138 OFFLINE   Steve K.H.

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Posted August 04 2003 - 07:06 AM

Excellent Review. (why isn't it on the New Reviews page?)

Excellent Presentation of the DVD


I didn't like either Moulin Rouge or Cabaret, then again, musicals aren't everyone's bag.

I'll pass on this one... good job on the review though.

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#19 of 138 OFFLINE   Jeff Whitford

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Posted August 04 2003 - 07:07 AM

Ditto to what John said. Bravo!
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#20 of 138 OFFLINE   Christopher_S

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Posted August 04 2003 - 07:11 AM

First off, yeah, I'm dying to see this movie on DVD, never saw it in the theater, etc. But more importantly... AWESOME REVIEW! A pleasure to read, David. I look forward to your future efforts!
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