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#1 of 81 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted August 11 2005 - 01:30 PM

For those souls brave enough, Sin City is a modern digital masterpiece.

In these final days of the NTSC DVD world, as we attempt to eek out every bit of quality from the format...

and as many fail.

Sin City is a perfect DVD.

Both pictorially and in synchronization with its DTS track, Sin City is a marvel of modern home video technology.

Extremely highly recommended.

RAH

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#2 of 81 ONLINE   TravisR

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Posted August 11 2005 - 01:34 PM

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Sin City is a perfect DVD.

It is a marvel of modern home video technology.

Extremely highly recommended.


That's the kind of review I like. Simple. Quick. To the point. And it has good news tooPosted Image

#3 of 81 OFFLINE   DustinPizarro

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Posted August 11 2005 - 02:36 PM

Damn! I was going to wait for the special edition. But with a recommendation like that, I don't think I want to wait anymore. I'm sold!!

#4 of 81 OFFLINE   Eric Emma

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Posted August 11 2005 - 02:50 PM

I'll think I'll wait till I can pick it up in the 3 for 25 dollar deal at Hollywood video. Mainly cuz of the SE coming down the line.

#5 of 81 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted August 11 2005 - 03:03 PM

Not to be challenging or disrespectful at all sir, but DVDfile's review mentioned halos, ringing and softness in fine detail. Did you notice this too? I'm only concerned because Buena/Miramax has a HORRIBLE recent track record for releases with certain titles like "Gangs of NY" being virtually unwatchable at least to me with all the filtering and unnecessary Edge Enhancement.

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#6 of 81 OFFLINE   Adam_WM

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Posted August 11 2005 - 03:08 PM

Sounds good, Robert, but I'll still wait for the SE... only a few more months.
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#7 of 81 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted August 11 2005 - 03:29 PM

Regarding DVDFile...

I can only speak for myself.

Not for others.

Sin City is based upon a digital image.

I viewed the software on a 110" screen via a Runco projector tuned to my specifications.

To my eye, the image was proper...

and technically perfect.

This is neither Gangs of New York nor Cold Mountain.

RAH

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#8 of 81 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted August 11 2005 - 03:30 PM

Thank you, sir!

Might have to get this now too.

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#9 of 81 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted August 11 2005 - 03:39 PM

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I'll think I'll wait till I can pick it up in the 3 for 25 dollar deal at Hollywood video. Mainly cuz of the SE coming down the line.
Me too. But I'll probably get it from Netflix also to tide me over.
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#10 of 81 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted August 11 2005 - 03:48 PM

By now, DVDFile probably mentions halos and ringing for every BV/Miramax DVD just in case some other sites sees them.
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#11 of 81 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted August 11 2005 - 03:55 PM

Excellent. I will purchase this one blind!
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#12 of 81 OFFLINE   TheBat

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Posted August 11 2005 - 04:39 PM

Rob.. have you seen other of RR R rated action movies? or even kill bill? sin city is a great film, but not for everyone.

if you like Kill Bill or even pulp fiction.. then you will probably like it.

I would rent first if you are not a fan.

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#13 of 81 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted August 11 2005 - 04:46 PM

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f you like Kill Bill or even pulp fiction.. then you will probably like it.


Uh, let's just call that the understatement of the century!

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Posted August 11 2005 - 05:33 PM

My only qualm with waiting for the Sin City SE is that it could turn out like the Kill Bill SEs. Everyone says it's coming soon and it takes years to actually come out. I don't think that it'll be that long for the Sin City SE but I'd still be kinda surprised if it wasn't bumped into 2006.

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Posted August 12 2005 - 02:15 AM

I'm sure the DVD looks terrific, but I only wish the movie were better. In fact, the film's digital source is, for me, its most crippling flaw.

Robert Rodriguez, in his continuing insistence on making movies inside computers rather than on actual sets, has ceased to be a filmmaker and become a video game director. Sin City is all comic book, no movie. It's not an adaptation - it's literally the graphic novel onscreen. And for me, it just didn't work. And don't you dare call it noir.

So, ironically, I find that the thing that makes the DVD so "perfect" is the major factor keeping the film from greatness. I just wish Rodriguez had made a real movie out of it.

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Posted August 12 2005 - 10:32 AM

The point of Sin City and bringing Frank Miller on board as a director was to put the graphic novel on screen.

If Sin City had been shot in a traditional way the whole feel of the graphic novel would have been lost and probably pointless.

I wish more directors would be as respectful with the original subject material as RR was with Sin City.

#17 of 81 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted August 12 2005 - 12:39 PM

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The point of Sin City and bringing Frank Miller on board as a director was to put the graphic novel on screen.

If Sin City had been shot in a traditional way the whole feel of the graphic novel would have been lost and probably pointless.

I wish more directors would be as respectful with the original subject material as RR was with Sin City.


Well said.

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#18 of 81 OFFLINE   Jeff Swearingen

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Posted August 12 2005 - 03:04 PM

don't judge the dvd by dvdfile's remarks...I screened this with Dave Boulet the other day in preparation for his review...I won't steal his thunder but I will say that I disagree with DVDfile...

#19 of 81 OFFLINE   John Alderson

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Posted August 12 2005 - 03:06 PM

I for one will take RH's word over DVDFile.com. It does call into question how much reviewers really know what they're looking at, doesn't it?

#20 of 81 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted August 12 2005 - 03:11 PM

What's pretty funny is that often "halos, ringing and EE" aren't noted in their reviews. I remember the review of "Gangs of N.Y." where the reviewer noticed "no EE and the pic. was quite striking" when that title is one of the worst examples of excessive EE that's ever existed and one of the worst transfers I've EVER seen.

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