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#1 of 10 Robert Harris

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Posted January 18 2012 - 01:49 AM

One might call J.J. Abrams' Super 8 a "sweet little film," about the travails of a group of young teens, and the mysterious goings on in their mid-america town.

Except that the film is huge, with a reported fifty million dollar budget, and a cast of thousands, beautifully led by 13 year old Elle Fanning.

With obvious connections toward E.T., here's a 111 minute film that's non-stop and packed with excitement, as would befit a summer crowd pleaser.

Having been derived from a DI, the resultant Blu-ray should be perfect, and this one is, with gorgeous images, and a soundtrack that will clean the lint from speakers, and potentially be a lease-breaker for those who share walls with others.

Super 8, with a wonderful young cast, is great fun.  I viewed it last evening (finally) with a friend who has occasional SoD problems, and even he got into it.

Just a wonderful Blu-ray.



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Posted January 18 2012 - 02:26 AM

I agree one hundred percent. I enjoyed the this movie very much. Great acting and casting.

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#3 of 10 AL KUENSTER


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Posted January 18 2012 - 04:09 AM

I also agree with Robert, I enjoyed this one with reference audio and video.
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Posted January 18 2012 - 04:21 AM

I liked the film a lot too, but the overuse of lens flare (like the Star Trek movie) really bugs me. It seems pointless and distracting.

#5 of 10 Sam Favate

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Posted January 18 2012 - 04:47 AM

Originally Posted by John Hermes 

I liked the film a lot too, but the overuse of lens flare (like the Star Trek movie) really bugs me. It seems pointless and distracting.


#6 of 10 Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 18 2012 - 05:23 AM

I watched this over Christmas and really enjoyed the film itself, not to mention the AV quality.  Neil in addition to reviewing the disc had the opportunity to talk to Michael Giacchino the academy award winning composer.

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Posted January 18 2012 - 10:04 AM

I felt like I was watching my old gang. I was the exact age of the main character in the year the film is set and my home town, while not identical, shared a lot of characteristics with the one in the film. Will definitely be in my collection.
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#8 of 10 SD_Brian


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Posted January 20 2012 - 01:10 PM

I mostly enjoyed the movie (The third act was pretty sloppy) although it felt very much like a Steven Spielberg-produced homage to...Steven Spielberg. :rolleyes:

#9 of 10 Todd Erwin

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Posted January 21 2012 - 06:51 AM

The film reminded me of my childhood, when I made films with my buddies during summer break. A great trip down memory lane!!

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Posted February 03 2012 - 09:44 PM

I actually waited to see this in the dollar theater like most of the movies that I watched in the '80s. This and Lincoln Lawyer. The lens flares are a lot less distracting in that environment... I'm glad that I saw it in that environment before seeing the blu ray. The blu ray is beautiful, too beautiful.