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PHE Press Release: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 48 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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#2 of 48 OFFLINE   Hollywoodaholic

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Posted August 20 2009 - 01:37 AM

Thank God for "District 9," or my summer movie-viewing experience would have been left with the bitter aftertaste of enduring this mindless, numbing marathon of boring CGI carnage. And, no, Megan Fox was not worth it. My 12 year-old owes me 2 1/2 hours of my life back.

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Posted August 20 2009 - 02:03 AM

It was that damn bad.  I blame Paramount more than Bay for the film.  Bay needed another 8 months to polish this thing.  Paramount had no business announcing the release date of the this sequel with the writer's strike looming.

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#4 of 48 OFFLINE   Hollywoodaholic

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Posted August 20 2009 - 05:32 AM

My son is now a "District 9" fan and is trying to recreate the map on his Xbox Halo game.

Here's the part I love: "District 9" cost: $30 million.  "Transformers: Fallen.." cost: $200 million

Maybe this will teach the studios to wait for the script.

(Right, like that's ever going to happen. And the WGA strike against them didn't get us anything substantial)

#5 of 48 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted August 20 2009 - 05:59 AM

I'll be picking this up on release day, enjoyed it as much as the first.

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Posted October 19 2009 - 12:54 PM

Originally Posted by Hollywoodaholic 

Here's the part I love: "District 9" cost: $30 million.  "Transformers: Fallen.." cost: $200 million

Maybe this will teach the studios to wait for the script.
Why would they care? Minus the cost to make and ignoring all marketing/print costs District 9 brought in a net of $154m worldwide. Transformers 2 made a net of $632m. It isn't like they have their sights on awards, outside of technical.

I'm surprised there isn't any talk about how Walmart has the only Imax theatrical version of the film for sale. Sure seems like a big deal to me, and a scary direction we are heading. If you want the theatrical (I watched it in Imax so that is the only theatrical version to me) version you are limited to a single store? Having exclusive disc art, or a random bonus disc, or figurine is fine. Making different cuts of the film available to only retailer should get a rise out of a site like this.



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Posted October 19 2009 - 01:32 PM



Originally Posted by LynxFX 



I'm surprised there isn't any talk about how Walmart has the only Imax theatrical version of the film for sale. Sure seems like a big deal to me, and a scary direction we are heading. If you want the theatrical (I watched it in Imax so that is the only theatrical version to me) version you are limited to a single store? Having exclusive disc art, or a random bonus disc, or figurine is fine. Making different cuts of the film available to only retailer should get a rise out of a site like this.
 
And other than the wonderful Weekly Round-up (here at HTF) and Lynx's post, I have not seen or heard a thing about it. I think I'll go over to Wally World on the way to work and pick it up since it's only $20!




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#8 of 48 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 19 2009 - 03:08 PM

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I'm surprised there isn't any talk about how Walmart has the only Imax theatrical version of the film for sale. Sure seems like a big deal to me, and a scary direction we are heading. If you want the theatrical (I watched it in Imax so that is the only theatrical version to me) version you are limited to a single store? Having exclusive disc art, or a random bonus disc, or figurine is fine. Making different cuts of the film available to only retailer should get a rise out of a site like this. 
I'm surprised too.  I actually am glad there are two versions.. I haven't decided which I will get yet.  When the Dark Knight was announced there were a lot of members who liked the thought of "full screen" IMAX footage and those who thought it might be distracting and preferred the whole thing to stay letter boxed.  I guess you could say that there are two different theatrical editions, its just a matter of which you prefer.  I think the different retailer exclusive editions is getting out of hand.  Two different retail exclusives on the WoZ?

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Posted October 20 2009 - 04:34 AM

I stopped by Walmart first thing this morning and picked up the "big screen edition" for $20. PQ is probably the best BD I have seen yet. The forest scene opens up from 2.35:1 ratio and looks spectacular. But I have to say that AQ is a bit of a disappointment. I guess I had really high expectations. Dialogue level is recorded way too low. And some of the action pieces sound great but just seem to lack something. Can't put my finger on it except to say it isn't as immersive as I thought it would be.

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Posted October 20 2009 - 05:55 AM


Ok, I have just found that cranking up the volume on my AVR by 3 or 4 db does the trick. Now this sounds like it should. I guess it was just not recorded as hot as the first Transformers.
Also, the ending battle sequence in the desert is demo stuff. Outstanding!
Originally Posted by Southpaw 

I stopped by Walmart first thing this morning and picked up the "big screen edition" for $20. PQ is probably the best BD I have seen yet. The forest scene opens up from 2.35:1 ratio and looks spectacular. But I have to say that AQ is a bit of a disappointment. I guess I had really high expectations. Dialogue level is recorded way too low. And some of the action pieces sound great but just seem to lack something. Can't put my finger on it except to say it isn't as immersive as I thought it would be.



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Posted October 20 2009 - 07:25 AM

I believe the Walmart version is actually a minute or so longer.  I haven't seen the movie yet so I have no idea what it consists of.


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Posted October 20 2009 - 09:41 AM

 I am watching the Walmart version right now. I thought the big screen version would be for the entire movie.  Instead, it is just like Batman.  Only some scenes are big, the rest are regular.  Other than that, it looks and sounds great!

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Posted October 20 2009 - 11:44 AM

 I just finished it and southpaw is right.  The ending is reference quality.  Especially when they switch to the imax version.  The video fills my 120 inch screen and it is amazing!!!!

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Posted October 20 2009 - 01:49 PM

Question for you Wal-Mart version owners. I've never seen this movie but bought it blind because it was so cheap and I know my son will enjoy it. There are weird noises on mine that sound out of place. It's as if the audio is skipping even though the picture remains clear. Anyone else having this issue?


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#15 of 48 OFFLINE   don monteith

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Posted October 20 2009 - 02:28 PM

 No audio problems on mine.  I would just exchange it.

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Posted October 21 2009 - 12:44 AM

 Yeah, no skipping audio on mine. Played flawlessly. Exchange.

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Posted October 21 2009 - 04:20 AM

Shoot, I don't have a Wal-Mart near me so it looks like I'm going to have to go on a road trip this weekend.

For those who bought that version, is it clearly marked on the package as the IMAX version? Or is there only one version that Wal-Mart is selling so I won't accidentally re-purchase what I just bought from Best Buy?

I'll be keeping both as I enjoyed the Dark Knight presentation on BD but would have also bought a constant 2.40 version as well. I support both the director's desire to have the IMAX presentation as well as OAR. Wish studios would just provide both on one disc via seamless branching...

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#18 of 48 OFFLINE   Shane D

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Posted October 21 2009 - 05:09 AM

my wal mart only had that  one and it had a sticker on it that said wal mart exclusive big screen edidition or something to that effect. if it says wal mart exclusive you should be good to go


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Posted October 21 2009 - 06:17 AM



Originally Posted by don monteith 

 I am watching the Walmart version right now. I thought the big screen version would be for the entire movie.  Instead, it is just like Batman.  Only some scenes are big, the rest are regular.  Other than that, it looks and sounds great!
Well, there were only two scenes shot in IMAX, so the rest of the movie would have black bars.

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Posted October 21 2009 - 07:27 AM

 That's what I found out.  I didn't know that at first.  And the way they advertise the movie, it makes it sound like the entire movie was done in imax.  No worries though, I still really enjoyed it.

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