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Swordfish...HD-DVD


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted August 27 2006 - 01:42 PM

Just a quick HD review....

Been watching as many HD movies as I can with my new HD-A1 and decided to rent Swordfish. Never seen it before. Mixed reviews on the film but good reviews on the image/sound of the HD version. Figured a rental was safe Posted Image

Movie started out great with Travolta's monologue....then becomes a little strange. I really like Travolta...but sometimes when he plays a bad guy it just appears over the top and silly.

Still, Hugh Jackman was great.

The image was really spectacular, as was the audio. Not sure how many HTF members will buy this one but it's worth a rental to show off a HD monitor.

Another solid HD-DVD from Warner Bros.

Next up in a few minutes, Training Day in HD. Posted Image (never seen that one either)

#2 of 13 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted August 27 2006 - 02:02 PM

this is a fun movie.
check the alternate endings, they're intersting.

just one nitpic on the thread, please use more descriptive titles, please Posted Image it's not just this one it's been a lot lately
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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted August 27 2006 - 02:06 PM

SWORDFISH was very bizarre, but the picture quality is spectacular. I kinda enjoyed the movie, except for the abrupt ending.

#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted August 27 2006 - 05:38 PM

Kind of strange but I want to see this again. Posted Image Maybe tomorrow since I have a free day. The image was rock solid.

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   RobertDW

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Posted August 27 2006 - 08:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Glover
Kind of strange but I want to see this again. Posted Image Maybe tomorrow since I have a free day. The image was rock solid.

Kids and their new toys lol. Posted Image

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 27 2006 - 09:35 PM

I found Swordfish to be a mixed bag as far as entertainment
and overall image quality goes.

The film itself is fairly fun. Popcorn entertainment at best.

The problem I found with the image is not in the fault of the
transfer itself, but the fact that the filmmakers seemed to have
manipulated the overall image of the film to take on a more
(for lack of better word) "digitized" look. This doesn't seem to
be one of those films that give off natural colors, and thus, hard
to make a true assessment of HD-DVD quality.

 

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#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Terry-A

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Posted August 28 2006 - 02:33 AM

Posted Image Posted Image
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein
I found Swordfish to be a mixed bag as far as entertainment
and overall image quality goes.

The film itself is fairly fun. Popcorn entertainment at best.

The problem I found with the image is not in the fault of the
transfer itself, but the fact that the filmmakers seemed to have
manipulated the overall image of the film to take on a more
(for lack of better word) "digitized" look. This doesn't seem to
be one of those films that give off natural colors, and thus, hard
to make a true assessment of HD-DVD quality.

HMmmmmm i gotta look at this movie again....fast forwarding to Halle Berry sitting naked on the lounge chair....((((freezing naked halle berry))) looks pretty natural in color to me,nope no digitized look on her either...she looks all natural...and no cosmetic surgery as i can see....
well thats my true assessment of this movie....thank god for Halle Berry in HD-DVD is all i can say....

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted August 28 2006 - 03:23 AM

Warner helpfully reminds the user also that the zoom function is enabled on this title.

I have, ahem, confirmed this in the appropriate places.

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted August 28 2006 - 03:35 AM

Posted Image ...you guys are killin me! Posted Image...yes, Halle Barry was nice in her high resoluted self Posted Image

Ron, I see what you mean...and your display is much more Hi-Tech and Hi-Def than what I am using right now. The image just looked so clean and free of noise....

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Kids and their new toys lol.

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#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Jordan_E

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Posted August 28 2006 - 05:47 AM

Actually, I found Halle in her undies (when Jackman discovers her 'secret') far more sexier than the lounge chair scene. I haven't watched this one since I first got it on HD DVD, and now I think it's time to revisit it.
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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Brent M

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Posted August 28 2006 - 06:03 AM

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Actually, I found Halle in her undies (when Jackman discovers her 'secret') far more sexier than the lounge chair scene.

Amen to that. When she turns around and pulls the gun on Jackman as he enters the room........well, that may be one of my favorite movie scenes of all-time. Posted Image
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted August 28 2006 - 07:29 AM

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Actually, I found Halle in her undies (when Jackman discovers her 'secret') far more sexier than the lounge chair scene. I haven't watched this one since I first got it on HD DVD, and now I think it's time to revisit it.


I'll take some credit for this...Posted Image

And you're all right...she's just plain georgous-dressed or not. Posted Image

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   George_W_K

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Posted August 29 2006 - 11:21 AM

Great, I haven't bought this yet since I have the SD-DVD, but the way you guys are talking....Posted Image


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