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HTF REVIEW: Finding Nemo (TOTALLY RECOMMENDED)



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#1 of 217 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted October 31 2003 - 08:36 AM


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#2 of 217 OFFLINE   Shane_Anthony

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Posted October 31 2003 - 08:44 AM

I skipped the movie in theatres this summer. Wanted to wait for the dvd knowing it would be packed as always when it comes to Pixar

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Posted October 31 2003 - 08:55 AM

Great review, David. I've been looking forward to reading it all week.

[quote] Seriously...there’s a reason why in this one case I’m actually appreciative of the sneak peaks...and (double gasp!) don’t even mind their auto-play: [quote]
I'm not embarrased to say that I also like the auto-play Disney sneak peaks when they're well done. Of course, if they ever disable the "one button escape" option (menu button), then I'll be angry. And they won't like me when I'm angry.

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#4 of 217 OFFLINE   Michael Hall

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Posted October 31 2003 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for the great review David! This was one of my favorite films of the year so far, and one I'm definitely counting the minutes until I can pick it up this Tuesday. Posted Image

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Posted October 31 2003 - 10:23 AM

Lovely silk-screening on each disc (Disney considers this a priority and will not manufacture double-sided discs). Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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Posted October 31 2003 - 10:41 AM

What, no Laserdisc comparison?

Awesome review David, hopefully Santa will be generous this year and finding nemo will find it's way to me (along with Dr. Jones, Simba, Smeagol, and Sparrow). I hope you get the new Disney Treasures early, so that we get in depth reviews of all four before street date. Posted Image

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#7 of 217 OFFLINE   Craig Robertson

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Posted October 31 2003 - 12:14 PM

i think the release date should be Tuesday 04Nov, not Sunday 02Nov.

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Posted October 31 2003 - 12:40 PM

one work MINE!

#9 of 217 OFFLINE   Casey Trowbridg

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Posted October 31 2003 - 03:40 PM

David, thanks for the review, it was much anticipated. I can't wait for Tuesday.

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Posted October 31 2003 - 04:04 PM

Great review, thanks!

[quote] Nice cardboard outer-sleeve with clamshell case [quote]
Is this not packaged in a regular 2-disc Amaray or Alpha?

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Posted October 31 2003 - 05:17 PM

This is a film that needs to be seen on a large theatre screen in my opinion. The vastness of the ocean settings made it seem truly like a different world. Yes, at times things were a bit soft and even muddy looking but that was on purpose as the ocean is not crystal clear. I'm looking forward to the DVD but watching it on a 32 inch screen will be more like looking at a very nice aquarium. Posted Image

#12 of 217 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted October 31 2003 - 06:44 PM

Interesting on the slight overcompression. Monster's Inc was squeezed too much also, though few noticed. I was hoping that when they moved the 4:3 version to disc 2, that the first disc would be nothing but movie. None of this prevents me from buying or enjoying these titles, but I sure wish there was a 'superbit' available.

#13 of 217 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted October 31 2003 - 07:24 PM

[quote] (TOTALLY RECOMMENDED) [quote]

David Boulet: The Bill and/or Ted of the DVD reviewing land.

Regardless of the fact I didn't catch this one in theaters, I'll be picking it up. Pixar just fails everytime to make a bad, mediocre, or just good movie.

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Posted November 01 2003 - 01:31 AM

Thanks for the review. For any that have not seen it yet it is a film that has a lot of repeat value.
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Posted November 01 2003 - 02:23 AM

[quote] This is a film that needs to be seen on a large theatre screen in my opinion. The vastness of the ocean settings made it seem truly like a different world. Yes, at times things were a bit soft and even muddy looking but that was on purpose as the ocean is not crystal clear. I'm looking forward to the DVD but watching it on a 32 inch screen will be more like looking at a very nice aquarium. [quote]
So true. It's always a revelation for me to first watch a DVD on my 34" direct-view (which seemed *sooo big* when I first got it) and then to take a DVD over and watch it projected on a 100" screen...NO COMPARISON! One version (my TV) is "video" and the other is a *movie*!

Agreed that the this film is animated to give you really sweeping and encompassing views and environments that everyone should see on a big screen to really "get". If anyone out there just has a "TV" like me, be sure to find an opportunity to take this DVD somewhere and watch it *big* at some point. You won't belive how different the movie feels...a totally different impression!
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#16 of 217 OFFLINE   greg_t

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Posted November 01 2003 - 04:23 AM

You need to correct the release date, it's not tomorrow,it's the fourth.

#17 of 217 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted November 01 2003 - 08:37 AM

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Posted November 01 2003 - 08:48 AM

Nice to see Disney is so flush with cash they can afford the postage and packing on four separate mailings to send what could have been mailed in one shot. Any stockholders reading this? Those are your dividends fleeing your wallet and heading for the Post Office.
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Posted November 01 2003 - 09:15 AM

Malcom,

Copies sent out for review number in the low thousands at most. Your concern is a bit misplaced. Didn't get any Halloween treats last night? Posted Image

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Posted November 01 2003 - 09:21 AM

Nice review! Posted Image

But could you please ckeck something for me:

On both disk i hear an audio bug in the english audio track.
On 06:03-06:05 Marlin says to Nemo: "You can wait five or six years" and the final syllable of "or" is slurred (or it appears to). Can you check, if it is a bug only on my disk (can imagine this) or is this no bug! Posted Image

i uploded a sound file of this scene, so u can hear it

people.freenet.de/mpinside/Nemo_bug1.wav

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