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HTF REVIEW: Mr. & Mrs. Smith



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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted November 08 2005 - 03:56 AM


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#2 of 26 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted November 08 2005 - 04:10 AM

Sounds nice. I'm picking this up, as I said in the other M&MS thread, plus the 2-discer whenever that comes out, since David Prior has confirmed that at least the three commentary tracks aren't being carried over.
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#3 of 26 OFFLINE   NickFoley

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Posted November 08 2005 - 05:18 AM

Very good review. You made me feel better about buying this DVD release, as opposed to waiting for Fox's (All-Access Collector's Edition) or some kind of Hidef release that may appear next year sometime. I've seen the movie twice in theaters so I'm happy that this release does the movie justice.

#4 of 26 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted November 08 2005 - 05:22 AM

Nick You WON'T be disappointed! Mike

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#5 of 26 OFFLINE   Andrew Bunk

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Posted November 08 2005 - 05:29 AM

A blind buy for me. Now wasn't there a thread from last month complaining about no DTS on this disc? Was the source for that thread incorrect?
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#6 of 26 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted November 08 2005 - 07:05 AM

Waiting for the 2 disc SE. Thanks for the review Michael. I'll wait.

#7 of 26 OFFLINE   Phil Iturralde

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Posted November 08 2005 - 07:21 AM

Thanks Michael!!! Can't wait to see it again - it will definitely sound better @ home!!! Posted Image

Just an update: the movie is Rated: PG-13.

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#8 of 26 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted November 08 2005 - 07:23 AM

I'll reiterate what David Prior said in the other thread: most, if not all, extras won't be carried over.

#9 of 26 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted November 08 2005 - 07:45 AM

Nice review. Definite pick up. Needed some editing and even a bit shorter in length but still a worthwhile and fun film. Angelina has NEVER looked better either. :b

#10 of 26 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted November 08 2005 - 07:45 AM

Andrew Whoever started this 'no DTS' thing was wrong. Phil Thanks for the correction. Mike

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#11 of 26 OFFLINE   Mike Wadkins

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Posted November 08 2005 - 07:56 AM

Waaaaayyyyy too skinny like Dunst in Elisabeth town takes me out of the film every time they are on screen. As to the movie after Swingers Liman has a customer for life here, and he hasn't let me down yet

#12 of 26 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted November 08 2005 - 10:52 AM

Mike I have to agree with you on Jolie looking too skinny. There was a scene where she lifted her arm up and it was so thin it looked disgusting. Tone up Angie or put a little meat on you! I also think it's funny that for a woman playing a character who is supposed to have "agility" as an assassin, she's fairly weak and frail looking. Mike

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#13 of 26 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted November 08 2005 - 02:15 PM

Guess I missed out on the fraility of Angelina. I must have been focusing on other areas. Posted Image

#14 of 26 OFFLINE   Bill Thomann

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Posted November 08 2005 - 04:05 PM

I really want to buy this release but I know I'll be sorry when the inevitable Fox 2 disc SE is released. I'm seriously thinking of practicing patience with this & Fantastic 4 (it paid off with Man on Fire, Day After Tomorrow, I, Robot & Garfield).

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Posted November 08 2005 - 09:49 PM

Well after "Man on Fire" I learned my lesson. I'll be waiting for the now confirmed "2 disc" edition. What little "exclusive" extras are on this one I can easily live without. The 2 disc edition will have so many extras anyway that I'll forget all about the very few missing from this one! BTW: Saw this at the movies, loved it!
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#16 of 26 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted November 09 2005 - 02:09 AM

Three complete audio commentaries is hardly "little"...

#17 of 26 OFFLINE   NickFoley

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Posted November 09 2005 - 05:10 AM

Did you notice or experience this Michael?

The audio of Mr. & Mrs. Smith nicely complemented the movie. This DVD included both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 soundtracks. Overall, I thought the pair sounded virtually identical with one minor difference. At the nine-minute and 36-second mark of the DTS mix, I noticed a brief dropout. The track went totally silent for one second. This didn’t mar the Dolby edition. I didn’t think this was a major problem, but it did create a short distraction.

#18 of 26 OFFLINE   Sebastien S

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Posted November 09 2005 - 09:52 PM

It is "minute" (to say the least) to me.
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#19 of 26 OFFLINE   Michel_Hafner

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Posted November 10 2005 - 05:24 AM

The 35mm prints of the film were full of digital grain reduction artifacts. I can't believe the DVD has none. It's very likely made from the same digital intermediate. Should be quite visible on smear free displays/projectors (CRT, fast SXRD/LCD). ??

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Posted November 10 2005 - 09:57 AM

If you don't like audio commentaries, then the extras on this set suck. If you DO, then it's a nice collection of supplements. I adore commentaries - I think they're the best form of DVD extra there is - so I gave high marks to this disc's supplements. For those who don't like commentaries... why? I'm really curious why someone wouldn't like that format - the good ones, at least. (I can understand why someone wouldn't like the BAD ones!
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