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Full Metal Jacket (Blu-ray) Review


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Jeff(R)

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Posted September 06 2006 - 05:41 PM

Full Metal Jacket (Blu-ray)

Reviewed by Peter M. Bracke

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"I forced a friend of mine (who owed me some big time payback) to come over and orchestrate a "blind" viewing test. He'd flick the switcher between the Blu-ray and HD DVD signals, and not tell me which was which. Sneaky, huh?...."
"-- I would say the Blu-ray and the HD DVD are siamese twins."
http://bluray.highde...etaljacket.html

#2 of 13 OFFLINE   PeterTHX

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Posted September 06 2006 - 07:47 PM

Interesting vittles for those who like comparing VC-1 to MPEG2

I've argued before: it's all in the mastering.

I prefer VC-1, but MPEG2 is still a viable codec when done right. Just not as efficient.

#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Mattias_ka

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Posted September 07 2006 - 04:46 AM

Did I miss something, did the blu-ray have the original mono track?

#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Gekkou

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Posted September 07 2006 - 05:33 AM

I don't think so, it just said the extras were in mono.

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

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Posted September 07 2006 - 06:28 AM

What a WAR!!!
First the A1's can't output 1080p & 720p output is 'bad'.
And WB releases improperly mastered discs.
Then the Sammy's output is hampered by a miss set filter.
Sony does inbareassing MPEG 2 transfers.

So...
We come to "FMJ" on HD discs.

Saying MPEG 2 looks as good as a bad advanced codec mastering is now something to rejoice about??? :-0
UGH!

Does anyone believe, I know the reviewer doesn't, that FMJ could/should look better in HD from either waring format?
Thanks.
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HD should be for EVERYONE!

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Frank@N

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Posted September 07 2006 - 08:13 AM

I was under the impression that FMJ was encoded in MPEG2 on both platforms and looks equally poor on both.

So what does this reveal? Not sure...other than 'Buyer Beware'.

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Jeff(R)

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Posted September 07 2006 - 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Frank@N
I was under the impression that FMJ was encoded in MPEG2 on both platforms and looks equally poor on both.

So what does this reveal? Not sure...other than 'Buyer Beware'.

http://bluray.highde...etaljacket.html

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"Warner Home Video's second wave of Blu-ray disc releases is here, and it is a particularly exciting and diverse bunch -- in addition to 'Full Metal Jacket,' there's 'Firewall,' 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Lethal Weapon' -- but they also mark a significant change in Warner's approach to Blu-ray. Because with the exception of 'Full Metal Jacket,' Warner has switched from using the MPEG-2 compression codec to VC-1, which the studio has been using from the start on its counterpart HD DVD releases."


#8 of 13 OFFLINE   dkny75

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Posted September 08 2006 - 04:31 AM

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"Warner Home Video's second wave of Blu-ray disc releases is here, and it is a particularly exciting and diverse bunch -- in addition to 'Full Metal Jacket,' there's 'Firewall,' 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Lethal Weapon' -- but they also mark a significant change in Warner's approach to Blu-ray. Because with the exception of 'Full Metal Jacket,' Warner has switched from using the MPEG-2 compression codec to VC-1, which the studio has been using from the start on its counterpart HD DVD releases."

It clearly states that MPEG2 is used on both releases of FMJ.

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Hayes Preston

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Posted September 08 2006 - 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by dkny75
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"Warner Home Video's second wave of Blu-ray disc releases is here, and it is a particularly exciting and diverse bunch -- in addition to 'Full Metal Jacket,' there's 'Firewall,' 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Lethal Weapon' -- but they also mark a significant change in Warner's approach to Blu-ray. Because with the exception of 'Full Metal Jacket,' Warner has switched from using the MPEG-2 compression codec to VC-1, which the studio has been using from the start on its counterpart HD DVD releases."

It clearly states that MPEG2 is used on both releases of FMJ.

No, it doesn't, it clearly states that the BD FMJ is MPEG2 and that ALL Warner HD DVD's, to include FMJ, are VC1

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Mattias_ka

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Posted September 09 2006 - 01:24 AM

Seriously, both HD-DVD and Blu-ray have to get their sh*t together. Why on earth do they NOT have the original soundtrack? It cannot be the lack of space. It's really bad, I hope this turn around or I have to be force to either say no to better image because of the lack of original soundtrack or, in the future "rip" the disc and demux with the right soundtrack. Something I should NOT have to do.

#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Adam Tyner

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Posted September 09 2006 - 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Mattias_ka
Seriously, both HD-DVD and Blu-ray have to get their sh*t together.
Neither HD DVD nor Blu-ray released Full Metal Jacket. Warner did. There is no technical limitation preventing them from doing so, although for what it's worth, two of Warner's most recent HD DVD releases -- Caddyshack and The Searchers -- include the original monaural audio, and presumably the eventual Blu-ray releases will as well.

#12 of 13 OFFLINE   dkny75

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Posted September 11 2006 - 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Hayes Preston
No, it doesn't, it clearly states that the BD FMJ is MPEG2 and that ALL Warner HD DVD's, to include FMJ, are VC1

My apoligies, you are absolutely correct.

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Daniel-M

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Posted September 11 2006 - 08:27 AM

what i want to know is the picture cropped or are there blavk bars on the sides


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