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    Ouch, bought Event Horizon, and it's non-anamorphic..

    Bizarrely, the menu is anamorphic... Needs and SE... Mark
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    DVDFILE has their Spider-Man review up.

    Well, I found this to be a most entertaining romp and my wife thought it possibly the best movie she's ever seen. She's into escapism, fantasy and romance. This has been on pre-order for what feels like an eternity. FWIW my wife and I concur when it comes to the CGI in this movie - it fits...
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) (with screen

    'fraid I can't take the R4 review seriously: "Whilst not quite as warm and ambient as the less compressed DTS format, they take a big step closer to that level of quality." This auto assumtion that DTS always sounds superior really ticks me off. We will never know if AOTC would have...
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    Pete's Dragon problem...

    Hmmmm... Seemed to play in the DVD-ROM drive OK when I skipped and forwarded to the scene, gave the disc a good clean, bunged it in the main player, skipped, forwarded, played OK. Just to make sure ffwd wasn't skewing the results I played from the beginning of the chapter and allowed it to...
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    Pete's Dragon problem...

    Thanks guys. I'll try cleaning, failing that see if I can find someone willing to try and find the bug on their player. Hey - this PC has a DVD-ROM drive. Jeez, sometimes I can't see the wood for the trees... Doh! :b Mark
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    Pete's Dragon problem...

    I bought this movie about a year ago (see this thread: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...t=petes+dragon ). My daughter never got into it at the time but loves it now - but it hangs during one of the songs. Laura is singing atop a lighthouse about her lost love then the screen freezes...
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    Anything better than Dragonheart for a 360 degree audio pan?

    The Fifth Element teaser. Saw this twice at the cinema and it's an easter egg on the UK R2 release. Easily the best "quickie" demo for 5.1 that I've witnessed. Mark
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    From Dusk Till Dawn: Great first half, but...

    Some films are purely designed to "Kick Ass". Nothing wrong with that if they succeed. Plainly put, "From Dusk til Dawn" kicks as much ass as I have ever seen kicked. Years ago I played the LD to a bunch of friends that had never even heard of it. They all loved it, and one even went out...
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    Greatest Soundtrack Ever: Lord of the Rings voted Number One.

    Uh oh... The problem is the text based medium - not nationality. Put me in the pro-Williams camp. I've never heard him say "I borrowed a bit from so-and-so and whatshisname to come up with this anthem" but I've also never heard him say "This is 100% my own work devoid of any outside...
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    Greatest Soundtrack Ever: Lord of the Rings voted Number One.

    If you're gonna do any list of "all time", much as it then contradicts the banner, I think anything written within the immediately preceding ten years should be excluded. If you don't survive that decade, then you have no right belonging in an all-time greatest list, do you? If people are...
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    Machine-Gun Humor

    And here I was thinking you were gonna talk about Jamie Lee Curtis dropping an Uzi down some steps, thereby icing a load of generic Middle Eastern badguys in a humorous manner... When is that SE gonna come out? Mark
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    I've drawn a complete..... Blank!: The Grosse Pointe Blank Appreciation Thread.

    My wife and I love this movie. We've been together almost "TEN YEARS", so that quote comes up from time to time. I believe "The Jet" and John Cusack were friends from training together before they made this movie. Don't recall the source... An SE would be an immediate pre-order from me. Mark
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    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

    I think the point about city planet was not that Lucas invented it all by himself, but that he didn't rip off Fifth Element or Blade Runner. AFAIK, Lucas has -never- hidden his influences. I thought fifties style, yellow flying mobile was very Fifth Element, too, but appreciate that GL...
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    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

    Maybe they were safety lightsabers the kids used, you know, like padded practise nunchakus... As for Artoo falling behind, I thought it was kind of funny. Artoo eventually gets to the top of one flight of steps only to see his party climbing yet another bigass flight. "Oh, for F*CKS SAKE" is...
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    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

    In this thread only one mention of the fabulous seismic (sp?) charges sequence? I thought the sound design overall ranged from unimaginative to genius. TPM, I thought, was more consistent, but that asteroid sequence was one of the high points. *Really* looking forward to that on the DVD...
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    In Defense Of Criticism

    I skimmed that other thread to see what the fuss was about. I didn't like what I saw. Why express your views in a public discussion forum without wanting to talk about it? I totally didn't get it. Would it not have been better to just write your feelings down on a piece of paper then bin...
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    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

    Well, I'm a TPM fan who's gonna have to see this one again. This film is MENTAL but I can't say whether it's a good thing until I've seen it again - too much to take in. I came out and I'd had fun but I couldn't get "Mummy Returns" out of my head. This was less Star Wars than TPM imo, and...
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    Curious question about "Shindler's List"

    I've only seen this once, but IIRC the film is noticably less contrasty on the scenes with the red cape, which suggest different film types were used. Mark
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    Amazing...an actual petition to get "The Two Towers" renamed

    On my way home from work yesterday I was listening to BBC Radio 2 (the most popular station in this coutry) and there was mention of an "internet campaign" to rename said movie. I turned to my wife and said "that'll be one of those lame petitions again" Internet campaign, my arse. Reporters...
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    Is upcoming Rapid Fire DVD OAR?

    Thanks for the mail, Matt. Great news indeed! Such a frickin shame about Brandon. He would have been huge... :frowning: Mark
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    George Lucas - out of touch?

    I -love- this thread (well, up until this page). I wanna see it go on, but please, before any more discussion, agree on a definition of "truth". FWIW, I've been with Damin. If we move away from the word truth and use the word fact instead... How can we say cinematography in movie a >...
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    Is upcoming Rapid Fire DVD OAR?

    There's a Rapid Fire DVD coming? AWESOME! I am there if it's OAR. No Sale otherwise... Mark
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    Mortal Kombat 3: Domination!

    Like most here, BIG MK1 fan, hated MK2. Isn't Anderson back on board for this one? Mark
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    Top Secret! on July 16!

    Oh yes! My wife will be most impressed. Definate purchase. Mark
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    HTF REVIEW: "Ocean's 11" (2001) (with screenshots)

    Dude, Cheadle's accent was pretty f*ckin far from convincing. Space is big. Really big. I mean, you might think it's a long way down the road to the chemist but that's just peanuts compared to how far from convincing Cheadle's accent was. Like the others said, it actively detracted from the...
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    Is CGI going to kill American Cinema

    David, you're a bastard. ;) Why can't I ever get a point across as eloquently as that? Big, flashy CGI effects heavy sequences tend to look fake. Big, flashy optical effects heavy sequences tend to look fake. My personal sensibilities mean that CGI tends to look less fake than optical, which...
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    Am I the only person who thinks Speed is just bad?

    Came out of the cinema having seen Speed and I had been blown away by what I'd just seen. Had the LD within a fortnight. Talk about law of diminishing returns. I can't stand this movie now. Bulloch and "Brother from Another Planet" (can't remember his name) remain the only watchable actors...
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    Some interesting findings on the 'Shrek' transfer and DVDs resolution in general

    I appreciate that the images are well blown up, but your "optimum" shots look overly blocky to my eyes. I would have thought that the softer DVD version would look more appealing on a rig as awsome and finely honed as yours. Brightness issues and halos aside, I think the DVD original of...