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HTF DVD REVIEW: "Alien: Quadrilogy" w/ ton's of screenshots! Highly Recommended!

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#1 of 147 OFFLINE   Adam_Reiter


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Posted November 25 2003 - 12:20 PM

#2 of 147 OFFLINE   Adam_Reiter


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Posted November 25 2003 - 12:25 PM

Sorry for the lateness of this review guys, I only got it a week ago, and its been a rough week with the wife out of town for 2 1-2 weeks! I almost threw in the towel a few times, but was allready half way through screenshots. I just about for sure gave up after I saw the DVD talk review. OMG!! This is when I knew my review had to be slightly different to be of any use to you guys. Hopefully it is. Let me know if there are any broken links, and I will fine tooth it for grammer later. Sorry, I just needed to get "QUAD" off my back. Next up, League of EG! WOW, what a soundtrack!!!

#3 of 147 OFFLINE   FrankT


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Posted November 25 2003 - 12:40 PM

Wow thanks for the great review. I like the format you picked for this review. Lots of screen caps.

#4 of 147 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted November 25 2003 - 12:41 PM

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#5 of 147 OFFLINE   Adam_Reiter


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Posted November 25 2003 - 12:43 PM

HAHAHAHAHA..... mmmmmmm... that good, eh? I am glad I just switched web hosting, otherwise this review could have never happened!

#6 of 147 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted November 25 2003 - 01:00 PM

Ulp! I was going to try hard to resist this one. Espescially since I own the Legacy box set. But you are certainly not making it easy, Adam! Nice review! What's the price on this monster, anyway? 100 bucks? Ric

#7 of 147 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted November 25 2003 - 01:10 PM

$70 @ Amazon.com, or like $62 with share-the-love @ Amazon.com. Damn I am so jealous!!!!!

#8 of 147 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted November 25 2003 - 01:31 PM

Nice review. I am only interested in the first movie and look forward to its individual release in January. Good to hear the transfer is near perfect - I've held off from the buying the original for so long.

#9 of 147 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott


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Posted November 25 2003 - 01:41 PM

that did it Adam. the screenshots for Alien convinced me to pick this up next week (if i can find it for under $80). i'm really curious now to a/b it with the old disc. i pulled it out the other day, and it really didn't look too bad at all- especially considering this was done in '99. the screenshots though look pretty sweet.

#10 of 147 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted November 25 2003 - 02:04 PM

Can someone put a picture of the packaging fully folded out next to an adult?
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#11 of 147 OFFLINE   Kenneth Cummings

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Posted November 25 2003 - 02:59 PM

I have the money saved up for this monster next week, so I will be prepare to comfront all the nasty monsters next week. And I don't mean Christmas shoppers. Posted Image
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#12 of 147 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted November 25 2003 - 03:07 PM

lol, that's the hugest package ever... and I never thought I'd say that while not watching porn...

#13 of 147 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted November 25 2003 - 04:01 PM

Cheers for the review, love the pics. I will wait until January to pick up Alien and Aliens. Sorry, as pretty as the boxset is, its the first two I want.
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#14 of 147 OFFLINE   Bolivar G

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Posted November 25 2003 - 04:18 PM

Cant wait to get mine in the mail. 62 bucks from amazon with share the love seems to be the best deal on this set. Thats about 15 bucks a movie which is what release day prices on single now a days are Posted Image

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Posted November 25 2003 - 04:35 PM

If this had 3/4 good movies then I would be all for it. But I can't force myself to spend $70 bucks on two good movies.

I can't stop laughing at DVD files review of the alien 4 movie.

[quote] If anyone can explain to me what that rubbery alien-baby thing is at the end, please call [quote]
But it does look like FOX did an amazing job on this set so I'll definately have to think about this one. I can see an impulse 'buy-and-run-without-thinking' purchase in the near future. I'll regret it but oh well, you only live once.

#16 of 147 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted November 25 2003 - 04:56 PM

I'm definitely buying this. I just hope those DTS lockups were an aberration and not another frickin' swap-by-mail waiting to happen (ala Monty Python, Bond, and BTTF)...

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#17 of 147 OFFLINE   Dan Hitchman

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Posted November 25 2003 - 05:19 PM

From the Dolby 5.1 encoded soundtrack description from this review on Aliens it sounds like Fox didn't remix this movie and used the same so-so 4.1 mix as the last DVD. That sucks! This movie had the greatest opportunity for atmospheric sound effects, LFE impact, and split surround usage using the 5.1 or 6.1 (w/DTS-ES) palete and a better (or at least equal) film compared to Alien. Why Fox, why? Didn't Cameron supervise this transfer? Dan

#18 of 147 OFFLINE   Kevin_H


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Posted November 25 2003 - 05:39 PM

The following are broken links:


The Alien 3 more screenshot link links to the Aliens more screen shot link:
changing "alien2" to "alien3" links to the correct page.

Alien 3 language menu and Theatrical main menu links to a Aliens link:
changing "alien2" to "alien3" links to the correct page.

#19 of 147 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted November 25 2003 - 11:06 PM

This set gets my vote for DVD of the year & Fox for studio of the year. Adam: Concerning the dts drop outs on Alien. I did not experience any problems with the dts track on Alien. I've watched both the theatrical version & directors cut in dts without a problem. I'm using a RCA 5220 dvd player connected via optical cables to a Yamaha HTR-5650 reciever. Haven't touched Resurrection yet. Probbally won't until late next week. Joe

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Posted November 25 2003 - 11:45 PM

Good review Adam, thanks for the time you took with all the screenshots.Ill be picking my set up bright and early on the 2nd !Posted Image
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