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HTF REVIEW: X2: X-Men United w/ Screenshots!! (VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)



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#1 of 134 OFFLINE   Adam_Reiter

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#2 of 134 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted September 08 2003 - 11:09 AM

Nice review, it sounds like a great package. Pity it is still over 2 months away.
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Posted September 08 2003 - 11:19 AM

wow, talk about thorough. nice going. nov 25th. is that thanksgiving week?
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Posted September 08 2003 - 11:23 AM

Great Review, has me drooling...

LOVED the MOVIE, can't wait for the DVD.

By the way Adam, how do you get the movie so soon? Sorry for my lame question. What happens if you don't send it back, but say you didPosted Image

#5 of 134 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted September 08 2003 - 11:25 AM

My anticipation is definitely piqued! It's going to be hard waiting for this and TTT:EE.
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Posted September 08 2003 - 11:27 AM

Excellent news! Hopefully we won't see v 2.5 later next year. Posted Image

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Posted September 08 2003 - 11:30 AM

Thank you so VERY much for the wonderful review and all of the AWESOME screenshots!!!

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Posted September 08 2003 - 11:37 AM

[quote] I cannot possibly give a higher recommendation to get this DVD. SUPER-DUPER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! [quote]

That's all good but seriously, tell us what you REALLY think of this film.
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Awesome review... nice pictures... format spills out of the page for some reason though...

I really like your overall presentation.

This DVD just hit the must purchase list simply from your comments.Posted Image

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#9 of 134 OFFLINE   Adam_Reiter

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Posted September 08 2003 - 11:45 AM

[quote] By the way Adam, how do you get the movie so soon? Sorry for my lame question. What happens if you don't send it back, but say you did [quote]

If it weren't for Ron, I probably would not have gotten this copy. According to Fox, they only sent out 10 screeners to the major websites. Ron sent a letter on my behalf to Fox. They said "Sure he can have a copy, but he'll have to send it back in 5 days like all the rest of them!" When I send the disks back, I am going to include a not BEGGING for them to send me the final product. I cant wait to get it back!

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Posted September 08 2003 - 12:05 PM

Can't wait!
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Posted September 08 2003 - 12:33 PM

Best. Review. Ever. Posted Image

Adam you went above and beyond for this review but since you say you're an X-Men fan, like myself, it's only right! You did this great movie justice, especially with the magnitude of screenshots. Posted Image Posted Image

Now, a message for Fox: FOR CHRISSAKES PLEASE MOVE THE R1 RELEASE DATE UP! Posted Image

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Posted September 08 2003 - 12:36 PM

Outstanding work, Adam! Sounds like one hell of a DVD. Fox is really hitting the nail on the head with some of their major releases.

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Posted September 08 2003 - 12:49 PM

Excellent review Adam! Looks like one of the best films of the summer is also going to be one of the best discs of the upcoming fall/winter season.Posted Image I really look forward to picking this one up.......in just over two months.Posted Image
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Posted September 08 2003 - 01:01 PM

Well done Adam! I think we all appreciate your thoroughness in this review. You took on one heck of a job with this movie. Thank you Posted Image
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Posted September 08 2003 - 01:16 PM

Great review. I will buy this sight unseen.
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Posted September 08 2003 - 01:46 PM

Great review Adam. I need a 2nd job for November dvds alone: Finding Nemo, T3, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-Special Edition, TTT:EE, X2!

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Posted September 08 2003 - 01:56 PM

screenshots look great and are much appreciated!
i had big concerns over the video aspect of the disc since this film didn' look as 'glossy' to me in the theater as the first one had, and the fact it was only 'super 35', as opposed to the true anamorphic of the first one.
the screenshots helped ease my anxiety a bit Posted Image.

i'm confused though about the audio- several reviewers have commented that they didn't feel the use of the surrounds was as aggressive or prominent as it could have been.
in the theater, the sound was the area i most took note of- it seemed that the surrounds were constantly and effectively in use throughout the film.
i was expecting this area to really shine on the disc.

extras sound nice but i'm more concerned about the a/v.

would have been nice to get it this week, but so much else is coming out between now and then (especially in Oct!) that the wait won't be so bad.

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Posted September 08 2003 - 02:13 PM

[quote] i'm confused though about the audio- several reviewers have commented that they didn't feel the use of the surrounds was as aggressive or prominent as it could have been. in the theater, the sound was the area i most took note of- it seemed that the surrounds were constantly and effectively in use throughout the film.
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Well Paul. I was so engaged in the movie that I concentrated more on video. I thought the audio was a perfect tho. Of course, EVERY movie could use more Surround Sound in my opinion!! If anything, I would have liked a tad more LFE! The audio was enough to where I didn't notice it NOT being there. I thought it stuck a very nice balance. Like I said, I will watch the movie one last time before I send it back, and try and comment on certain scenes. Just the amount of surround in the menus alone, blew me away. But you can tell the menus were mixed a few db's hot.

I also may have watched the movie in THX Ultra 2 and had all 4 rears going. That's how I may have noticed more rear info than others.

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Posted September 08 2003 - 02:16 PM

[quote] Best. Review. Ever. Posted Image [quote]

You know, I am just trying to keep up with David!! Posted Image

Hey, thanks a lot guys. I really appreiate comments like these.:b

I think the response from this review will determine the future effort I put into the BIG releases. It takes a god-awful long time to put up these "Big Un's" As long as you guys like them and get what you need out of them, I will try my best to keep them comming.

Thanx for your support. I am just glad I finally got a MAJOR release to stretch my legs on a bit. Posted Image

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Posted September 08 2003 - 02:55 PM

Superb review, Adam! It looks we may have a new demo disc(at least on the video side) this fall.





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