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  1. Jonathan Kaye

    Star Wars The Complete Saga MEMBER REVIEW Thread

    I sat down last night to watch 'Star Wars' (as it was when I first saw it back in '77) in full for the first time in years. First of all, I have to say that it looked and sounded beautiful, the best I've ever seen it. I was watching it as a film rather than looking for issues, and I didn't see...
  2. Jonathan Kaye

    Blu-ray Review X-Men: First Class Blu-ray Review

    The only thing that bugged me about this film was the ending, as it completely disregarded the continuity as established in the '20 years ago' flashback in Last Stand and at the end of Wolverine. Unless, of course, Xavier regained the use of his legs and made it up with Magneto in time for both...
  3. Jonathan Kaye

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Ultimate Edition

    I'd just like to be able to get these Ultimate Editions in the UK, where these films are made and the books they're based on written! Of course I could get the US versions, but I refuse to have anything called "Sorcerer's Stone", and I don't fancy bilingual Canadian versions either.
  4. Jonathan Kaye


    As Yoda might say, "needs second thread, it does not, hmm?".
  5. Jonathan Kaye

    Last Emperor uncropped

    Man, you do realise there's a perfectly good word 'with' that you could use instead of 'w/'?
  6. Jonathan Kaye

    Space: 1999 Season One on Blu-ray

    Agreed that 24fps is the highly likely outcome. Personally I'm fine with that, as I'd rather have some dialogue slightly slowed than having other things sped up (not just dialogue but also music, particularly the theme music, which to my ear is at the right speed on the old region 1 DVDs (i.e...
  7. Jonathan Kaye

    Need your help with Star Trek Original series season 3 BLU -RAY

    Originally Posted by younger1968 [url=/forum/thread/299820/need-your-help-with-star-trek-original-series-season-3-blu-ray#post_3682279] Anyway, my favourite from season three has always been Elaan of Troyius. There's a pace and intensity (especially incidental music) that sets it apart from...
  8. Jonathan Kaye

    USHE Announcement: Flash Gordon (Blu-ray)

    Not sure how we could have got so far into this thread without this:
  9. Jonathan Kaye

    'Best of' Star trek TNG Blu-ray set?

    Originally Posted by Nelson Au [url=/forum/thread/298736/best-of-star-trek-tng-blu-ray-set#post_3669144] "Jim, the Enterpise is 20 years old. We feel her day is over."
  10. Jonathan Kaye

    WHV Press Release: Harry Potter Ultimate Editions (Blu-ray)

    I know, but I'm an optimist at heart.
  11. Jonathan Kaye

    The Avengers UK series in the US on blu ray??

    Quote: The key phrase in my post is "shot to be compatible with US television", in other words a decision was taken by the production team to shoot at 24p so that the final version would be compatible for the US TV system. Specifically for The Avengers, the programme was sold to the US for its...
  12. Jonathan Kaye

    USHE Press Release: Universal Studios Introduces Revolutionary New Blu-Ray Hi-Def and DVD "Flipper D

    Not being funny, but we've now got two threads with people posting the same thing (i.e. they don't like flippers, for various reasons). Can a mod please decide which one should be the ongoing thread and lock the other so that the (very valid) discussion is kept in one place?
  13. Jonathan Kaye

    WHV Press Release: Harry Potter Ultimate Editions (Blu-ray)

    Indeed, and I'm amazed that they haven't been yet. Just goes to show what happens when you use common sense to predict what will happen! I remain convinced however that these will be released in the UK at some point; Warner must surely eventually release these in the country that the films...
  14. Jonathan Kaye

    The Avengers UK series in the US on blu ray??

    I was referring to 24fps material. As you say, more recent hi-def (or in the case of Life on Mars, upconverted) TV programmes shot at 25p (or 50i and filmised) have either been slowed or standards-converted for Blu-ray. The Avengers and other shows of that era that were shot to be compatible...
  15. Jonathan Kaye

    STOP UNIVERSALS combo disks

    Do we really need a second thread on this subject?
  16. Jonathan Kaye

    Finding Nemo - BluRay?

    According to the the Digital Bits, it would seem so. Probably Q2 next year, I'd have thought.
  17. Jonathan Kaye

    The Avengers UK series in the US on blu ray??

    Series 4 of The Avengers is the last black-and-white series, the first to be shot on film as opposed to videotape and the first series with Emma Peel (played by Diana Rigg, or Dame Diana Rigg as she is now). Like The Prisoner, this was produced on film at 24fps, so will almost certainly be...
  18. Jonathan Kaye

    Netflix Instant View: What up with BBC??

    Resurrecting a year-old thread isn't exactly the best of first posts on HTF, y'know.
  19. Jonathan Kaye

    Well A&E didn't fix Monty Python" Book at Bedtime edit,"they did list it right in their Booklet

    Not true. The TV licence is used solely and specifically for funding broadcast television and radio, and the BBC's web presence (to the chagrin of competing commercial websites). Any restorations for DVD retail are funded from the budgets of the separate commercial company used to release and...
  20. Jonathan Kaye

    Which quality television shows deserve to be put in a time capsule to be opened 100 years from now?

    Considering this is for a time capsule, Doctor Who has to be in there.
  21. Jonathan Kaye

    The Prisoner ... on Blu-ray

    The UK is on a different broadcast HD standard; 1080i50, so that there aren't issues with converting to (or simulcasting in) SD. As far as Blu-ray is concerned, though, UK film-originated discs are 1080p24 apart from (AIUI) very very few exceptions. I can't think of a reason why A&E wouldn't...
  22. Jonathan Kaye

    WHV Press Release: Harry Potter Ultimate Editions (Blu-ray)

    I'd be amazed if the Ultimate Editions weren't released in the UK at the very least. More likely is that they'll be released worldwide and that non-US editions simply haven't been announced yet.
  23. Jonathan Kaye

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Last Starfighter 25th Anniversary Edition

    I have fond memories of Last Starfighter, coming as it did the summer after Return of the Jedi and in the same summer as Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. I remember being impressed at the time by the technological achievement of its all-CGI effects - at a time when the acronym didn't exist...
  24. Jonathan Kaye

    The Prisoner ... on Blu-ray

    I would be amazed if this were anything other than 24fps. I'm not aware of any UK Blu-rays mastered at 25p where the film source was 24p - that's not to say there aren't any, but it's not a phenomenon I've come across so far.
  25. Jonathan Kaye

    Toshiba to produce Blu-ray Disc Player

    They wouldn't have to pay royalty fees, but would the manufacturing process incur any extra costs to include HD DVD in the player? Differences in the laser and associated components, maybe?
  26. Jonathan Kaye

    HK Flix Firmware update for OPPO Region-Free

    Except this isn't official firmware, as discussed in the main Oppo BDP-83 thread (which I guess this'll be merged into shortly!). This will be a third party hack of the firmware, so the usual risks of it bricking your player apply, and as soon as Oppo release a new firmware you're reliant on it...
  27. Jonathan Kaye

    WHV Announce: Fawlty Towers and Black Adder Remastered

    The R1 DVD boxed set of the Blackadders does indeed have the unedited Christmas Carol. I bought it for that very reason!
  28. Jonathan Kaye

    WHV Announcement: Star Wars The Clone Wars The Complete Season One (DVD/Blu-ray)

    The older I get, the less I care about the packaging.