Jump to content

Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

- - - - -

Contact coming in October!

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
183 replies to this topic

#1 of 184 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

Steve Tannehill


  • 5,550 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 06 1997
  • Real Name:Steve Tannehill
  • LocationDFW

Posted June 09 2009 - 02:53 PM

I can't wait for this one!

Contact (US - BD) in News > Releases at DVDActive

- Steve

#2 of 184 ONLINE   Neil Middlemiss

Neil Middlemiss


  • 3,196 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 15 2001
  • Real Name:Neil Middlemiss

Posted June 09 2009 - 03:06 PM

I paid through the nose for my copy of this film on DVD...well worth it. It was one of my first DVD's and, though hasn't held up well image wise, is still an engaging and appealing film.
"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science" – Edwin Hubble
My DVD Collection

#3 of 184 OFFLINE   Chris S

Chris S


  • 2,536 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 09 2000
  • Real Name:Chris S

Posted June 09 2009 - 03:25 PM

Such a great film. Easily one of my favorite Sci-fi films so I'll be picking this up on day one. No doubt!
DVD & Blu-ray - It's all about the movies!

#4 of 184 OFFLINE   Ron-P



  • 6,285 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 25 2000
  • Real Name:Ron

Posted June 09 2009 - 05:02 PM

Thanks Steve, a purchase for certain.
You have all the weapons you need...Now fight!

#5 of 184 OFFLINE   Vineetaprakash



  • 1 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 11 2009

Posted June 09 2009 - 05:36 PM

thank you for collng ok bay
http://www.*********...***************Posted Image

#6 of 184 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

Adam Gregorich

    Executive Producer

  • 15,341 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 20 1999
  • LocationThe Other Washington

Posted June 09 2009 - 06:01 PM

Just some useless trivia. This was the first major title that was a dual layer DVD. I'm also looking forward to this one. A great movie that I haven't seen since I watched it after it just came out on DVD.

#7 of 184 OFFLINE   Scott D S

Scott D S

    Supporting Actor

  • 845 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 23 2000

Posted June 10 2009 - 01:12 AM

Really? I always thought it was the first release of Terminator 2 (unless you're only talking about new releases and not catalog titles). I hope I haven't been lying to people all these years. Posted Image

In any case, for some reason I never picked up Contact on DVD so the Blu is a day one purchase for me.

#8 of 184 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott


    Lead Actor

  • 6,546 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 18 2002

Posted June 10 2009 - 01:20 AM

Greatly Looking forward to getting a better copy of this fine film -however- I'm kind of torn wondering if I should pick up this edition, or wait for the $90 Boxset-that-won't-fit-on-my-shelf edition, complete with blueprints, postcards, and a $2, 3" plastic, drop chair. Decisions, decisions...

#9 of 184 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

Joseph J.D


  • 2,695 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 04 2001

Posted June 10 2009 - 01:21 AM

Definitely picking this one up.....time to retire the old DVD copy. Should look absolutely amazing on Blu-ray. Posted Image
Recently watched- The Masque Of The Red Death(1964), Sabotage(2014), Twin Peaks: Season 1, The Pit and The Pendulum(1961), Beware The Batman: Shadows Of Gotham, Scream and Scream Again, Arrow: Season 3, The Return Of Count Yorga, Count Yorga,Vampire, John Carpenter's Vampires, Burn Notice: Season 7, V For Vendetta, Halloween: Resurrection

Currently watching- Planet Earth, True Blood: Season 3, Gatchaman: The Complete Series, Tales From The Crypt: Season 2, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1, Game Of Thrones: Season 2, Heroes: Season 2, The Pacific, Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection, Beware The Batman: Dark Justice, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, Scarecrow & Mrs. King: Season 2
"The owls are not what they seem."


#10 of 184 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

Ronald Epstein

    Studio Mogul

  • 44,068 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 1997

Posted June 10 2009 - 01:21 AM

Nah, CONTACT was indeed the first dual-layered release. This was at the top of my wish list. Glad to see it's coming.


Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner


 Click Here for the latest/hottest Blu-ray Preorders  Click Here for our complete Blu-ray review archive

 Click Here for our complete 3D Blu-ray review archive Click Here for our complete DVD review archive

 Click Here for Blu-Ray Preorder Release Schedule  Click Here for forum posting rules and regulations

#11 of 184 OFFLINE   John Sparks

John Sparks


  • 1,112 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 12 2001
  • Real Name:John Sparks
  • LocationMenifee, CA

Posted June 10 2009 - 02:26 AM

Just watched it on my ISFed Mit 65711 CRT RPTV and it holds up very well. The disc has absolutely no "EE," which made it a joy to watch. Getting right up to the screen you can see clear definition between ojects and colors...none of that damn white outline. Looking at how well it looks on SD, you can just imagine the detail BD will bring out. Let's pray they don't screw this up as the trends seems to be doing in so many BD releases. I'll double dip if they do it right, not double dip just because it's on BD!
...retired at last...and Ray Harryhausen at my side!!!


My HT equipment consists of:

Epson 9500 UB PJ(Avical ISFd); 110" 16x9 JKP Affinity Screen; Panny BD30 Player; Tosh HDA1 Player; Definitive Speakers(center, towers, rear); Earthquake sub; Onkyo 608 A/V Receiver; Nevo Q50 Remote; TWC HD Cable Box; Panamax Line Conditioner, 5 Bello chairs, Coaire Mini-split A/C.

#12 of 184 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

Paul Arnette


  • 2,616 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 16 2002

Posted June 10 2009 - 02:32 AM

I need to give this film another chance, as my cinematic world has expanded greatly since my initial viewing.
Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#13 of 184 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

Josh Steinberg


  • 3,730 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 10 2003
  • Real Name:Josh Steinberg

Posted June 10 2009 - 03:33 AM

This is great news, I was just thinking the other day that it had been far too long since I had seen this film. I think on Family Guy a few weeks ago, Stewie made a reference to it and since then I've been eager to check it out again. Great timing!

#14 of 184 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

Johnny Angell

    Played With Dinosaurs Member

  • 5,670 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 13 1998
  • Real Name:Johnny Angell
  • LocationCentral Arkansas

Posted June 10 2009 - 03:42 AM

And also the last serious film that Matthew McConaughey appeared in. Ok, I exaggerate (a little)Posted Image
But a family cat is not replaceable like a wornout coat or a set of tires. Each new kitten becomes its own cat, and none is repeated. I am four cats old, measuring out my life in friends that have succeeded but not replaced one another.--Irving Townsend

#15 of 184 OFFLINE   pitchman



  • 1,849 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 11 1998
  • Real Name:Gary
  • LocationColumbia, MO

Posted June 10 2009 - 05:02 AM

I remember well how my old Panny player "choked" on that layer change, too (when Jodie Foster receives the fax.) Posted Image

I'll be getting this for sure! Very enjoyable film.

#16 of 184 OFFLINE   Powell&Pressburger



  • 1,542 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 26 2007
  • Real Name:Jack
  • LocationMPLS, MN

Posted June 10 2009 - 05:08 AM

I remember buying this back in Dec of 97 on DVD from an online retailer along with the Laserdisc box set for Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 Disney) I recently popped it on my old standard TV and noticed bow macro blotcy it looks compared to newer standard DVD releases, with all the extras on one disc it could use the freed up space for compression. I also tried it on my BD player on teh HD tv and it looked better than I expected but a BD release will be welcomed. I hope it is a 50GB disc release the film deserves 42 GBs just for the film transfer, with WB's something tells me under 30GB for the film lucky if it hits 25GB.

Stop the Replacing of original Studio Opening / Closing logos! They are part of film history.

Marantz SR7007 MartinLogan: ESL, Grotto i, Motif, FX2, Motion 15
Oppo BDP-103 Region Free Pioneer LD CLD-D505
Panasonic 65" TC-P65ZT60


#17 of 184 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

Chuck Mayer

    Lead Actor

  • 8,077 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 06 2001
  • Real Name:Chuck Mayer
  • LocationNorthern Virginia

Posted June 10 2009 - 05:33 AM

I believe Adam is right. I distinctly recall wondering how Contact could run (without switching sides) since it was longer than the 2 hours and x minutes early DVDs were supposedly limited to.

The layer shift confused me for a second Posted Image Great movie, and a great early special edition DVD.

Day one for certain.
Hey buddy...did you just see a real bright light?

#18 of 184 OFFLINE   Jeff Robertson

Jeff Robertson

    Second Unit

  • 473 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 04 2000
  • Real Name:Jeff Robertson

Posted June 10 2009 - 05:43 AM

I don't know if Terminator 2 is considered a major title, but I seem to recall the first DVD of that movie making the same claim....or was it first "anamorphic" title? Update...the found the claim on a 1998 review from DVD File.com: "Considering the fact that this one of the earlier DVD's produced, in fact it was the first commercial dual-layered RSDL disc, it really does impress me"

#19 of 184 OFFLINE   JediFonger



  • 3,955 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 02 2006

Posted June 10 2009 - 06:08 AM

i hope they used a newer master. i've seen this on a H.264 1080p european broadcast and it's the same master used on the DVD. while great back then, can be better today on Blu-Ray =). l00king forward to it! and by now, WB should be all lossless? one hopes. the wormhole sequence is still incredible, even though it was only 384k Dolby Digital 5.1 back then.

#20 of 184 OFFLINE   Dan Keliikoa

Dan Keliikoa

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 199 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 19 2003

Posted June 10 2009 - 06:35 AM

Posted Image

Good one! God that layer switch....I'd even lose the audio stream momentarily as the player 'recovered' back then.

I'm all over this one when it comes to BD. Opening sequence with the universe pull-back should be stunning.
"He is not Herbert. We reach!"

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users