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Any info on The Big Lebowski HD DVD?


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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Mike.B

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Posted June 27 2007 - 06:05 AM

How's it look and sound?

I'm really itching to pull the trigger on this over at Amazon, but don't want to if it's not really any better than the old DVD.

#2 of 16 OFFLINE   loganhunter2002

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Posted June 27 2007 - 06:21 AM

Just got my copy today. I'll try it on tonight and report later.
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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted June 27 2007 - 06:29 AM

Disclaimer: I watched the HD DVD last night for the purpose of watching the film, and not really for purposes of a critical evaluation of the A/V; but...

I was really impressed with this release. Perhaps a little soft in a few scenes, but overall it delivers good detail (look at the facial hair on 'The Dude' and narrator, for instance) and the color performance is terrific. The bright colors associated with the bowling alley segments are particularly pleasing with great saturation.

I do not know the technical details regarding the soundtrack, so perhaps I am merely imagining it; but 'Just Dropped In' during the Gutterballs segment has never sounded better. (Or maybe I was just really in to seeing this film in an HD format. Posted Image )

A great film that has received a nice release on HD DVD. Recommended.

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#4 of 16 OFFLINE   Nick Graham

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Posted June 27 2007 - 06:57 AM

Since this one had a fairly recent remaster on SD, it seems like a safe bet. It's the catalog titles that haven't been remastered recently by Uni that are the ones to worry about (please don't let Tremors and Last Starfighter look like crap!).

#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted June 27 2007 - 08:22 AM

I was really hoping this wouldn't look that good so I could skip it. Looks like I'm going to have to place my order now.

#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted June 27 2007 - 08:22 AM

Sound is 1.5 MB Dolby

#7 of 16 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted June 27 2007 - 09:42 AM

Look at the details on that rug, man. Posted Image

#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted June 27 2007 - 10:30 AM

The Big Lebowski looks fantastic on HD DVD. Worth having for sure.

#9 of 16 OFFLINE   Jordan_E

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Posted June 27 2007 - 10:35 AM

One of my favs, and can't wait to pick this one. But I'll have to wait until the weekend and it's killing me!
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#10 of 16 OFFLINE   Doug Schiller

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Posted June 27 2007 - 03:41 PM

The first time I saw the rug close up scene without any artifacts.
I'm very happy with this disc.
I'm noticing a lot of little details I hadn't seen before.

#11 of 16 OFFLINE   Mike.B

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Posted June 29 2007 - 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Walter Kittel
I was really impressed with this release. Perhaps a little soft in a few scenes, but overall it delivers good detail (look at the facial hair on 'The Dude' and narrator, for instance) and the color performance is terrific. The bright colors associated with the bowling alley segments are particularly pleasing with great saturation.

I ended up just ordering this anyway and I watched it last night. I agree with what you said. It really does look great. And, I have to say, this movie never fails to make me laugh - multiple times. It really is a classic. Posted Image

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#12 of 16 OFFLINE   ppltd

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Posted June 29 2007 - 12:51 AM

From the review at HighDef-Digest:
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However, in a side-by-side comparison with the DVD, this HD DVD is clearly the way to go -- fans will be ecstatic to see how good the film looks. Big Lebowski Review

Looks like a winner.
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#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted June 29 2007 - 01:23 AM

Looks like it is getting rather good video reviews for sure....

#14 of 16 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted June 29 2007 - 01:36 AM

"I was really impressed with this release. Perhaps a little soft in a few scenes, but overall it delivers good detail (look at the facial hair on 'The Dude' and narrator, for instance) and the color performance is terrific. The bright colors associated with the bowling alley segments are particularly pleasing with great saturation."


Funny you say that becuase after watching it for so long with a soft pic, the sharpness of the transfer can almost be offputting at first.

#15 of 16 OFFLINE   Jordan_E

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Posted June 30 2007 - 10:24 AM

Bought it, watched it, loved it.
I may as well leave this one in my A1, as it will probably be watched more often than any other HD DVD I own right now.
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#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted June 30 2007 - 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Jordan_E
Bought it, watched it, loved it.
I may as well leave this one in my A1, as it will probably be watched more often than any other HD DVD I own right now.

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