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LOL Patton Bluray 29 in "CNET's Top 40 must-have Blu-ray discs"


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Peter Rohlfs

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Posted November 01 2010 - 11:40 AM

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No mention of the DNR issues:


http://reviews.cnet....&tag=mncol;thum


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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted November 02 2010 - 07:19 PM

They have Wizard Of Oz at # 40 !!   That was an amazing blu ray, they should be ashamed of themselves for not having in in the top 10.


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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted November 06 2010 - 12:58 PM



Originally Posted by Xenia Stathakopoulou 

They have Wizard Of Oz at # 40 !!   That was an amazing blu ray, they should be ashamed of themselves for not having in in the top 10.



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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Zack Gibbs

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Posted November 06 2010 - 01:54 PM

Well there doesn't seem to be any reasoning behind the list at all, just titles they like.



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#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted November 08 2010 - 09:29 AM

Most of the titles have excellent transfers, but including 2001 when it is derived from a 35mm reduction is somewhat questionable.


"My opinion is that (a) anyone who actually works in a video store and does not understand letterboxing has given up on life, and (b) any customer who prefers to have the sides of a movie hacked off should not be licensed to operate a video player."-- Roger Ebert

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Robert George

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Posted November 08 2010 - 09:33 AM

For most people, the movie is the most important thing.  The presentation is secondary.


I suspect their list is based on that.


Don't forget, some people watch Blu-rays because they have actual movies on them.



#7 of 13 OFFLINE   dpippel

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Posted November 08 2010 - 09:46 AM

Blu-ray is all ABOUT the presentation. The whole point of the list is that owning these particular films is worthwhile because the high definition treatment makes them worth buying on THIS format. They clearly didn't put much effort into it.


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#8 of 13 OFFLINE   SergeiShadow

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Posted November 08 2010 - 09:48 AM



Originally Posted by dpippel 

Blu-ray is all ABOUT the presentation. The whole point of the list is that owning these particular films is worthwhile because the high definition treatment makes them worth buying on THIS format. They clearly didn't put much effort into it.


Except Patton is heavy offender of overusage of Digital Noise Reduction.



#9 of 13 OFFLINE   dpippel

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Posted November 08 2010 - 09:52 AM

^ That was my point.


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#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Robert George

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Posted November 08 2010 - 10:18 AM

Well then, clearly there is disagreement about what "high definition" means to different people (pun intended).  To the specific title mentioned, the vast majority of people will look at the Blu-ray disc of Patton and consider it to be very certainly high definition and the best that film has ever looked on home video.  That puts it on most people's "top 40" or whatever list.  Don't blame CNet if they don't have the same intolerance for the degraining of film on video as a handful of Internet denizens do.


Again, my point was that many fans of the Blu-ray format are first and foremost fans of movies, not pixel peepers.


And just for the record, if it were MY list, yes, the Blu-ray of Patton would be on it, if only for George Scott's performance.



#11 of 13 OFFLINE   dpippel

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Posted November 08 2010 - 10:25 AM

I should have known better than to dip my toe in this pool.

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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   GMpasqua

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Posted November 08 2010 - 12:45 PM

I would guess they are referring to the film "title" "Patton" and not the transfer, though kept in mind "Patton" receieved many great reviews when first released only to have everyone second guess the reviews later on



#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Robert George

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Posted November 08 2010 - 01:02 PM



Originally Posted by GMpasqua 

...though kept in mind "Patton" receieved many great reviews when first released only to have everyone second guess the reviews later on



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