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HTF Blu-ray Review: TRUE ROMANCE



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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted May 16 2009 - 07:07 AM


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#2 of 26 ONLINE   TravisR

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Posted May 16 2009 - 10:20 AM

You just reminded me how many times I've bought this. And I'll be adding one more to that tally on May 26. Posted Image

Thanks for the review, Michael!

#3 of 26 ONLINE   Neil Middlemiss

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Posted May 16 2009 - 02:00 PM

Terrific review, Micheal. Great film too.
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#4 of 26 OFFLINE   Brent M

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Posted May 16 2009 - 04:34 PM

Must buy!!! Posted Image
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#5 of 26 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted May 16 2009 - 04:39 PM

Nice review, Michael. I was a little concerned about this transfer given the style of the film - especially in Detroit. Thanks for assuaging my fears. I'm pretty sure I've owned every home video release of this film and it looks like I'll be adding another copy to the collection. - Walter.
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#6 of 26 OFFLINE   MatS

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Posted May 16 2009 - 07:53 PM

I've read a lot of "noise" from other sites and am now glad to hear some real perspective and good news I have this on order from WB's B2GO sale and am much more relieved with my purchase having read the above

#7 of 26 OFFLINE   EricW

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Posted May 16 2009 - 08:05 PM

this is the only early Tarantino movie i still like after all these years. glad to hear the transfer is at least decent. looking forward to getting this.
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#8 of 26 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted May 17 2009 - 12:39 AM

There's been no DNR that I could detect; so there's visible film grain. And there's the constant presence of smoke and haze, whether from visible sources in Detroit or from smog in L.A. I could see how someone who doesn't know the film might mistake this for "noise", but it isn't. Scott says in one of the featurettes that True Romance doesn't look like his other films, and he's right. He went back to the clean, glossy look in his next film Crimson Tide, and he's pretty much stayed with it every since.
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#9 of 26 OFFLINE   urbo73

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Posted May 17 2009 - 04:50 AM

blu-ray.com has given it a rather poor reivew:

Blu-ray.com - True Romance Blu-ray Review (Unrated)

Not sure what to think anymore...

#10 of 26 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted May 17 2009 - 06:35 AM

The Blu-ray.com reviewer and I start from different understandings of how the film is supposed to look. I don't claim to have the definitive word, but if you read both reviews, my experience with the film does go back further. Also, I wasn't able to find what equipment the reviewer was using, which can often account for differences in evaluation of image quality.
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#11 of 26 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted May 17 2009 - 10:21 AM

I've never known Michael Reuben to steer anyone wrong.
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#12 of 26 OFFLINE   MatS

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Posted May 17 2009 - 11:16 AM

just to clarify Michael when I said "noise" I meant chatter/complaining/etc from people at other forums (I'll let you guess one in particular) "noise" was not in reference to specific elements of the PQ

#13 of 26 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted May 17 2009 - 11:30 AM

Got it. For reasons I'm sure I don't have to explain, the PQ sense of "noise" is always uppermost in my mind when wearing a reviewer hat, especially given the Blu-ray "grain" controversies. I should have realized you meant the other kind. Posted Image
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#14 of 26 OFFLINE   urbo73

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Posted May 17 2009 - 12:01 PM

Agreed. I trust this site more. My point was similar to Mr. RAH's point r.e. reviews of Blu-ray discs. If one is not familiar with the film to have a reference point, a picture quality review becomes very subjective. That's all.

#15 of 26 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted May 17 2009 - 02:30 PM

LAdies and gentlemen, THAT is how you review a film. Bravo.

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#16 of 26 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted May 18 2009 - 06:05 AM

And yes, I will be blind buying this. Thanks Michael! Posted Image

#17 of 26 OFFLINE   Michel_Hafner

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Posted May 19 2009 - 08:36 AM

And deservedly so. Oversmoothed.

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Posted May 19 2009 - 03:20 PM

Seriously? Seeing Kill Bill 1 in the theaters was one of my favorite film experiences...ever. That being said, True Romance is probably my second favorite Tarantino movie, and I look forward to picking this puppy upPosted Image

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#19 of 26 OFFLINE   EricW

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Posted May 19 2009 - 03:50 PM

not counting KB1... when i said 'early' i'm talking Reservoir Dogs, Pulp, Dusk til Dawn, etc. dialogue is just too thick.
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#20 of 26 OFFLINE   Bryan^H

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Posted May 19 2009 - 06:58 PM

Oh, somehow I completely missed the "early" part of your post. Pulp Fiction still holds up for me quite well. I can still get sucked into that world the minute I start watching. Reservoir Dogs not so much any more.

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