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  1. Paul Arnette

    36th Chamber of the Shaolin - Blu-Ray reviews?

    Do yourself a favor and checkout the thread regarding this title on that other forum. You can say all you want about screenshots, but sometimes a release is so screwed up they're all you need to make you stay far away as they done in this case for me. It is unfortunate but not surprising given...
  2. Paul Arnette

    SONY and Paramount - where is your classics out put for 2010?

    African Queen would probably sell even more if it included a lossless audio track. I've pretty much given up on Paramount because even when they do release a classic they always find some way to screw it up.
  3. Paul Arnette

    Favorite Paramount Film Character Thread

    Captain James T. Kirk as played by William Shatner in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
  4. Paul Arnette

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Ponyo

    Quote:Originally Posted by Bryan Tuck [url=/forum/thread/298477/htf-blu-ray-review-ponyo#post_3666118]
  5. Paul Arnette

    Time Bandits BD

    I second the recommendation to get a multi-region Blu-ray Disc player. There are ones that can be had for as little as ~$150 (see the Sherwood BDP-5004 thread in the hardware forum for more details). However, if you have a Panasonic BD player there is a work-around to play many RB and RC discs...
  6. Paul Arnette

    Time Bandits BD

    I watched this disc with my son Saturday night. I found it ironic that I was exactly his age when my parents took me to see this in the theater many moons ago. Overall, the disc looks good, but there is a lot of scratches and wear on the print used as the source in places. I quickly got...
  7. Paul Arnette

    Ponyo on Blu-ray (Specs questions, both JP and US releases)

    Aaron, I have received it, but I haven't watched it yet. I will pop it into my PS3 tonight and confirm its encode, but if the JP BD was 1080p, I suspect the HK is also since it is supposed to be the same transfer. I did confirm it has JP DTS-HD MA 6.1 however.
  8. Paul Arnette

    Help or advice regarding Sherwood BDP 5004?

    Yes, the player can only be set to one DVD and BD region at a time. The Sherwood uses the same codes as the Momitsu, so use the following for reference: FYI. This player is a bit noisy and insanely bright with no dimming mechanism, which is problem for my viewing environment. I overcame the...
  9. Paul Arnette

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Surrogates

    I rented this from Netflix and watched it last night. All in all, I'm glad I rented it. I found it really fell apart in the third act. After all, it is hard to create drama in front of a computer screen, or at least Ive always thought so.
  10. Paul Arnette

    Ponyo on Blu-ray (Specs questions, both JP and US releases)

    I bought Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence along with it, so splitting the shipping cost evenly across both discs the total came to roughly $32.24 plus whatever credit card currency conversion fees wind up getting applied.
  11. Paul Arnette

    Ponyo on Blu-ray (Specs questions, both JP and US releases)

    DDD House has shipped my HK Ponyo BD, so I'm set. I'll pick up a US copy for the kids when its on sale. All told I expect both to be far cheaper than either of the JP Ponyo BDs.
  12. Paul Arnette

    Ponyo on Blu-ray (Specs questions, both JP and US releases)

    If the information on disneystore.com is to be believed, it appears Ponyo will have a Japanese audio track but a lossy one. http://www.disneystore.com/disney/store/DSIProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=1259586&categoryId=13691&catalogFromSearch=10002&catalogId=10002&langId=-1
  13. Paul Arnette

    Pre-90's Catalog Titles on Blu-ray disc - A non-USA alternately comprehensive list.

    Also missing: Black Shield of Falworth, The (1954) UK Beatles, The: A Hard Day's Night (1964) Canada Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (1970) UK - No box o' junk, includes extras only available in US Target exclusive Way of the Dragon, The (1972) Hong Kong Fog, The (1979) UK Escape From New...
  14. Paul Arnette

    'Catch-Up' titles - Released HD-DVDs that have yet to get a Blu-ray release (US Only)

    Stardust is hitting Blu-ray Disc 02/01/2010 in the UK. Has there been any word on a US release?
  15. Paul Arnette

    A Few Thoughts About....Blu-ray/DVD FLIPPER DISCS

    Oddly enough, I never had any trouble with HD DVD/DVD Combo Discs, but I had a ton of problems with DVD-18. That alone is enough to make me steer clear of similar releases, but the additional issue I have with these type of discs is that I find they come scratched far more frequently than...
  16. Paul Arnette

    Blue-Underground announces its first titles for Blue Ray

    Agree. Stop. Hammer time!
  17. Paul Arnette

    PHE Press Release: Star Trek TOS: Season 3 (Blu-ray)

    Nelson, yes I have all three TOS sets; and I'd have to say, yes, I've experienced audio popping on all three. It doesn't seem terribly consistent though. While it probably is hardware related, if it is these are the first titles that have ever given my Panasonic DMP-BD55 any trouble.
  18. Paul Arnette

    PHE Press Release: Star Trek TOS: Season 3 (Blu-ray)

    Originally Posted by Michael Rogers [url=/forum/thread/294654/phe-press-release-star-trek-tos-season-3-blu-ray/60#post_3645549], I'll turn them back on and see if I notice a pattern.
  19. Paul Arnette

    PHE Press Release: Star Trek TOS: Season 3 (Blu-ray)

    Doug, I suppose it is possible. I'll try to pay more attention when watching subsequent episodes. My concern though is being able to tell where there are branch points. I don't notice any video skipping however, just popping. Thanks!
  20. Paul Arnette

    PHE Press Release: Star Trek TOS: Season 3 (Blu-ray)

    I recently starting watching ST:TOS Season 3 on my Panasonic DMP-BD55, which has firmware 2.1 applied, and I was a bit distressed by the amount of audio pops in the first two episodes I watched. So far I've watched were Spectre of the Gun and Elaan of Troyius, and the later, in particular, had...
  21. Paul Arnette

    PHE Press Release: Star Trek TOS: Season 3 (Blu-ray)

    I just finished ST: TOS Season 2 last night, so bring on Season 3, baby!
  22. Paul Arnette

    Apocalypse Now, anyone?

    While I am very much looking forward to Apocalypse Now on Blu-ray, I have no desire to purchase it if it only includes the Redux version. So... pass.
  23. Paul Arnette

    Blu-ray Review HTF Blu-ray Review: Logan's Run

    Quote: I watched this disc last night. I think it was only my second viewing of the film. I can't really remember my first. I guess it must not made much of a first impression upon me other than being a bit hokey. This time around it was still hokey, but enjoyable nevertheless. I thought...
  24. Paul Arnette

    What 3 films do you want most on Blu?

    Quote: Highlander is already out on Blu-ray Disc, albeit in the UK. However, it is region free or at least Region A, B. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Highlander-Immortal-Limited-Steelbook-Blu-ray/dp/B0027P9BJC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1257784304&sr=8-1
  25. Paul Arnette

    What 3 films do you want most on Blu?

    1. Star Wars 2. Raiders of the Lost Ark 3. Point Blank
  26. Paul Arnette

    The African Queen available for preorder

    Jeff Kleist of The Digital Bits recently said this would be out within the next year on Blu-ray Disc, so I doubt this is your run-of-the-mill Amazon placeholder.
  27. Paul Arnette

    Paramount Press Release: Star Trek TOS Season One (Blu-ray)

    Nelson, yes that's the one! I thought you created it, but I wasn't completely sure. I also couldn't seem to remember whether it had been made available for download. Thanks doing them! I am anxiously awaiting their availability.
  28. Paul Arnette

    Paramount Press Release: Star Trek TOS Season One (Blu-ray)

    Can someone point me to the episode guide that was created for this set? I'm having difficultly locating it.
  29. Paul Arnette

    Star Trek: The Original Series - Season Two (Blu-ray) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    Thanks, Nelson. Well, the Panasonic DMP-BD55 hasn't had a firmware update since 7/8/2009, so it would seem to me it is about due. I never had any issues like this with Season One, so it must be something new CBS Television is doing or not doing with their discs.
  30. Paul Arnette

    Star Trek: The Original Series - Season Two (Blu-ray) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    I started off watching Catspaw on Disc 2 last night, but I received a 'Network Connection Failed' error from my Panasonic DMP-BD55 even though the player successfully passed a Network Connection test in Setup. Has anyone else had an issue like that?