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Dog Soldiers on Blu Tuesday May 5th!


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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   Neil Middlemiss

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Posted May 02 2009 - 02:53 PM

I am sure I am not alone in being a fan of Dog Soldiers - the fun, british werewolf flick - but I had no clue it was coming to Blu-Ray on Tuesday, May 5th - and it's only $12.99 on amazon pre-order.

If you haven't seen it and like horror - I recommend checking it out - good stuff from The Decent director Neil Marshall.
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#2 of 14 OFFLINE   Tom M

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Posted May 02 2009 - 03:50 PM

I've never seen this one but always wanted too. I had no idea about the street date as I bought it this past Thursday for $20 (regular price not sale!)

I was going to watch it that night but something came up and now it has to wait untill next weekend. Looking forward to it though!
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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Robert George

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Posted May 03 2009 - 02:51 AM

Don't get too excited.

The previous DVD was pretty bad (quality). The Blu-ray looks to be from the same or a similar element. It looks better than the DVD, but nothing like even an average Blu-ray transfer.

#4 of 14 OFFLINE   Michael Warner

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Posted May 03 2009 - 04:07 AM

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Don't get too excited.

The previous DVD was pretty bad (quality). The Blu-ray looks to be from the same or a similar element. It looks better than the DVD, but nothing like even an average Blu-ray transfer.

That's what I was afraid of. Even at that low price I think I'll pass on the BD.
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#5 of 14 OFFLINE   John Sparks

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Posted May 03 2009 - 10:17 AM

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That's what I was afraid of. Even at that low price I think I'll pass on the BD.

Well, if you don't, you're missing out. This is a low budget film and I bet it's the last time it'll be on BD and I'm sure double dipping.
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#6 of 14 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted May 03 2009 - 12:08 PM

I'm waiting on the verdict as to the transfer.

#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Robert George

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Posted May 04 2009 - 12:43 AM

I sat down and watched the whole movie yesterday. I've seen DVDs that look better. This looks literally like they took the DVD master and put it on a Blu-ray disc. Nothing about this is HD.

#8 of 14 OFFLINE   John Sparks

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Posted May 04 2009 - 01:58 AM

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I sat down and watched the whole movie yesterday. I've seen DVDs that look better. This looks literally like they took the DVD master and put it on a Blu-ray disc. Nothing about this is HD.

Hi Robert,
What type of TV were you watching it on?

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#9 of 14 OFFLINE   Robert George

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Posted May 04 2009 - 05:34 AM

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What type of TV were you watching it on?

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#10 of 14 OFFLINE   John Sparks

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Posted May 04 2009 - 07:01 AM

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Pioneer Elite PRO-FPJ1 1080p LCoS front projection (calibrated) on 106" Dalite screen. I also have a 65" Mitsubishi Diamond DLP (also calibrated) in the same room.

Well, I have an ISFed Mit 65711 CRT RPTV and if it looks crappy on yours, it'll look the same on mine.

Thanks for the heads up!!!
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#11 of 14 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted May 04 2009 - 07:07 AM

I figured this would wind up looking crappy. Posted Image For $12.99, I guess I won't get too worked up about it seeing as my pre-order has already entered the 'shipping' stage.
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Posted May 04 2009 - 08:20 AM

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Pioneer Elite PRO-FPJ1 1080p LCoS front projection (calibrated) on 106" Dalite screen. I also have a 65" Mitsubishi Diamond DLP (also calibrated) in the same room.
Ouch! That hurt. Quality wise this must be on par with "Universal Soldier: the Return" Blu-ray. Well, I have the old Artisan/City Heat release of the sd dvd and that was never, by any means, a great transfer. I'm sure the blu will be at least slightly better than that and at $12.99 it's not too unreasonable for the upgrade.
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Posted May 04 2009 - 11:28 AM

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Looking forward to it though!Posted Image

Same here. I've heard about it but never actually seen it. Posted Image
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#14 of 14 OFFLINE   SilverWook

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Posted May 04 2009 - 05:54 PM

Are all the original extras ported over?

It was a damn shame this didn't get a proper theatrical release in the U.S. It finally ended up being passed off as a SciFi channel "original", even though it's miles above their usual monster movie crap.


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