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USHE Press Release: Apollo 13 (15th Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 40 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 03 2010 - 07:09 AM


 

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#2 of 40 OFFLINE   Jason Charlton

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Posted February 03 2010 - 07:55 AM

Excellent news!  This is a title I've been axiously waiting for ever since I switched to Blu-Ray.  This one never gets old, and it's one of only a handful of movies I'll happily upgrade and re-buy forever!

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Posted February 03 2010 - 08:26 AM

Apollo 13 is one of my favorite movies, and I'm very excited to see it being release on Blu-ray.  It would be nice if they'd included the truncated Imax cut, too, as did the last DVD release, but overall, this seems like a promising release. 

How was the quality of the HD-DVD version?  Can we expect the same transfer to be re-used?

 

 


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Posted February 03 2010 - 08:49 AM


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But soon, four words from Spacecraft Commander Jim Lovell would change all that: “Houston, we have a problem.”



There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#5 of 40 OFFLINE   cafink

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Posted February 03 2010 - 09:08 AM

Heh, it took me a moment to figure out why you thought that was so funny.

 

 


#6 of 40 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted February 03 2010 - 09:11 AM

Don't you wonder how many people proofread this stuff before it gets released? 

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#7 of 40 OFFLINE   Nicholas Martin

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Posted February 07 2010 - 07:18 PM

I guess if I have the Collector's Edition DVD, the DTS Edition DVD and the 2-disc with the IMAX, it makes sense to get this too....might as well go for four!

That's a LOT of audio tracks. Are all Universal titles like this? Yikes.


#8 of 40 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted February 08 2010 - 01:52 PM

Now THAT is funny!  I just about choked reading that quote.



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Posted February 09 2010 - 04:44 AM

 This is going straight on the buy list, especially since it is not a "combo" disc.

#10 of 40 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted February 09 2010 - 05:20 AM

We have...we've had...close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades, right?

 


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Posted February 09 2010 - 06:05 AM



Originally Posted by Carlo Medina [url=/forum/thread/297762/ushe-press-release-apollo-13-15th-anniversary-edition-blu-ray#post_3659057]

But soon, four words from Spacecraft Commander Jim Lovell would change all that: “Houston, we have a problem.”


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted February 09 2010 - 06:12 AM

Fire the proofreading department!!!!! *










*Assuming they have one.








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Posted February 09 2010 - 06:24 AM

"We apologise again for the fault in the press release. Those
responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked
have been sacked." 

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted February 10 2010 - 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by AaronMK [url=/forum/thread/297762/ushe-press-release-apollo-13-15th-anniversary-edition-blu-ray#post_3659039]

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Posted February 10 2010 - 09:17 PM



Originally Posted by Man-Fai Wong [url=/forum/thread/297762/ushe-press-release-apollo-13-15th-anniversary-edition-blu-ray#post_3659696]

_Man_
 
Explain to me how the BD is potentially compromised by the flipper format?





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Posted February 11 2010 - 02:11 AM


Originally Posted by Robert Crawford 

Explain to me how the BD is potentially compromised by the flipper format?

Crawdaddy

 

Robert,

Didn't we already go thru this in the other couple threads on the subject?

I'm not claiming it'll *definitely* be compromised (to a practical degree).  But it is quite reasonable to think that any such combo flipper format has the potential to compromise the integrity of the BD side(among other issues that may only be a matter of personal pref or usage pattern).  And a few anecdotal examples that a handful of newly minted discs played fine on a handful of players doesn't prove anything other than that some discs work fine w/in a month or two of release -- that is not exactly a reliable test of the flipper format (or rather, the deployment of that format).  I don't personally buy these discs only to watch them once w/in the first few months of release, and I'm sure you and many others here don't either.

I'm also not saying that I will never be convinced that my concerns regarding the flipper combo-disc format can/will never be relieved.  I'm just not prepared to simply accept they're perfectly good and reliable at this point -- heck, I'm not even 100% sure that all BD-only discs will be perfectly good/reliable as it is given the issues we still see from time to time, but adding more complications on top of those issues isn't exactly the direction I'd want to see the (overall BD) format go.  Besides, it's not like we all really need the DVD side for more than a couple more years or so anyway, do we?  And in the cases of these older, popular catalog titles, most of us also already own the DVD, so there's really not much point to taking the extra risks, etc. w/ a combo flipper for that.

And yes, I'm not one to love the idea of being on the bleeding edge of tech most of the time.  That's partly why I remain very reluctant about the new flipper combo format (for now)...

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Posted February 11 2010 - 09:41 AM



Originally Posted by Man-Fai Wong 




Robert,

Didn't we already go thru this in the other couple threads on the subject?


_Man_
 
Not with me.  Whether you buy these type of discs isn't of any concern of mine because that's your personal choice and business.  I just didn't quite understand your comment about flippers compromising the Blu-ray format. 





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Posted February 11 2010 - 10:23 AM


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How was the quality of the HD-DVD version?  Can we expect the same transfer to be re-used?

Carl, I was very pleased with the HD-DVD version.  This was a pretty early release so admittedly I was more easily "blown away" by those releases, but I thought the color saturation was incredible on this title; coming from an NTSC format like DVD.  Particularly loved the costuming at the Lovell household early in the film, and the shots of Hanks during the recovery phase.

It has been awhile since I've viewed the HD-DVD but my guess is that it still holds up pretty well even this far into the lifespan of HD media.

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Posted February 11 2010 - 07:00 PM

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Explain to me how the BD is potentially compromised by the flipper format?

I'll echo _Man_'s sentiments about the durability being an issue for me.  The failure rates of DVD-18 and HD-DVD combos have left a bad taste in my mouth.  Maybe they finally know how manufacture these things, but only time will tell.  Personally, I'm glad Apollo 13 is going to have cover art, even the lackluster Universal variety.  Without it, the disc has a cheap feel that makes it look like it came straight out of a blank disc spindle.

Granted, for a title like Apollo 13, these wouldn't be a deal breaker.  Still, I feel better purchasing something with a more proven longevity.

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Posted February 11 2010 - 10:41 PM



Originally Posted by AaronMK 

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I'll echo _Man_'s sentiments about the durability being an issue for me.  The failure rates of DVD-18 and HD-DVD combos have left a bad taste in my mouth. 

What exactly were the failure rates, does anyone really know? I personally haven't had a single DVD-18 or HD DVD combo fail. I have however had 3 blu-rays and several DVD-9s fail. But that is anecdotal. I have no idea what the actual percent of disc failure has been and I doubt anyone on this forum does.

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