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  1. Scott McAllister

    Prometheus (2012)

    Robert, I don't think you'll be missing out on much by seeing the movie in 2D. I'm sure there are a few scenes that would feel more impressive / immersive with it (the starmap scenes comes to mind), but I don't think its worth the trade-off of making the film any darker visually. I enjoyed the...
  2. Scott McAllister

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: State of Play

    On the topic of "gotchas", you bring up a good point Kevin. While I was watching the film for my review I couldn't help but notice that I zeroed in immediately on what I thought was going to eventually be the big reveal in Act 3. I actually wrote "too predictable" on my notepad. I debated for...
  3. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: State of Play

    State of Play Studio: Universal Year: 2009 Rated: PG-13 Film Length: 128 minutes Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 Languages: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish Starring: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck...
  4. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Leverage: The Complete First Season

    I think I agree with you in some ways about the focus on his alcoholism in the last third of the season, but I also think it was critical to the overall story arc of the first season, particularly in the season finale. I have to remind myself that, as was mentioned many times in the...
  5. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Leverage: The Complete First Season

    My apologies in advance for the bizarre formatting on this review. I'm still trying to work out the kinks in my process with the new forums.
  6. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Leverage: The Complete First Season

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  7. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Reaper Season 2

    I have to agree with you there Dave. After 8 seasons (with a 9th on the way), how much more story can there possibly be? I personally believe that Reaper had quite a bit of unplumbed depth, too bad we most likely will never see it.
  8. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Reaper Season 2

    Reaper Season 2 Studio: Lionsgate Year: 2009 Rated: NR Film Length: 585 minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen Languages: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: English, Spanish Starring: Bret Harrison, Ray Wise, Tyler Labine, Missy Peregrym, Ben Gonzalez...
  9. Scott McAllister

    Reaper Season 2....

    Just a quick heads up that I'm working on the review for Reaper S2 now. What a great show, I'll be bummed if it doesn't get picked up for syndication. Tapehand!!
  10. Scott McAllister

    DVD Review HTF DVD Review: Legend of the Bog

    I salute you Neil. Talk about taking one for the team.
  11. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Weeds: Season Four - Recommended

    Nice review Kevin! I've long been considering picking up some of the previous seasons of Weeds since I don't get Showtime. I'll have to put this season on the list as well.
  12. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daugter (Season 2)

    8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: Season 2” Studio: Lionsgate Year: 2009 Rated: NR Film Length: 528 minutes Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (details not provided) Languages: English Dolby Digital 2.0 The Show In the world of TV sitcoms, it seems as if some shows gain fame...
  13. Scott McAllister

    HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: MacGillivray Freeman's "Journey Into Amazing Caves"

    MacGillivray Freeman’s “Journey Into Amazing Caves” Studio: Image Entertainment Year: 2001 (Blu-ray release 2009) Rated: NR Film Length: 40 minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 1080p (main feature), 1.78:1 1080P & 480i standard definition (special features) Languages: English DTS-HD Master Audio...
  14. Scott McAllister

    HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: The World's Biggest and Baddest Bugs

    Animal Planet’s “The World’s Biggest and Baddest Bugs” Studio: Discovery Channel Year: 2008 (Blu-ray release 2009) Rated: NR Film Length: 87 minutes Aspect Ratio: Full screen matted for widescreen televisions Languages: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Stereo 2.0 The Show A journey...
  15. Scott McAllister

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Heart Alive in Seattle

    Ahh, thanks for info Paul. I suspected that it had something to do with what a performance would ultimately need to get the point across.
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    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Heart Alive in Seattle

    Heart: Alive In Seattle Studio: Image Entertainment Year: 2002 (Blu-ray release 2009) Rated: NR Film Length: 103 minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Languages: English DTS-HD MA 5.0, Dolby Digital 5.0, PCM Stereo The Concert The best part of seeing a favorite band in concert is the ability...
  17. Scott McAllister

    The 2009 American Idol (#8) HTF TOP 10 CHALLENGE: Congratulations winner Larry*P !!

    This is the place that holds things to come. ** NOTHING SUBMITTED BY DEADLINE **
  18. Scott McAllister

    Blu-ray Review HTF Blu-Ray Review: Event Horizon.

    I remember renting this on DVD shortly after it was released. Nice review Pat, I think you got it perfectly. It's useful for some easy scares on friends who come over, but seems more concerned with giving the viewer the creeps than it is with keeping the story on track.
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    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Jarhead

    Jarhead Studio: Universal Year: 2005 (Blu-ray release 2008) Rated: R Film Length: 123 minutes Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Languages: English DTS-HD MA 5.1, Spanish, French Subtitles: English, Spanish, French The Film Can a soldier serving in a time of war ever be completely free of the...
  20. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: REAPER SEASON 1

    Reaper: Season 1 Studio: Lionsgate Year: 2008 Film Length: 810 minutes Rating: Not Rated Aspect Ratio: 1.79:1 Languages: English 2.0 Subtitles: English, Spanish MSRP: $39.98 Cast: Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine, Rick Gonzalez, Missy Peregrym, Ray Wise The Show I will be the first to...
  21. Scott McAllister

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Forbidden Kingdom (Recommended)

    The Forbidden Kingdom Studio: Lionsgate Year: 2008 Film Length: 104 minutes Rating: PG-13 Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Languages: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (English), English 5.1 EX, English 2.0 Subtitles: English, Spanish MSRP: $29.95 Cast: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Yifei Liu The...
  22. Scott McAllister

    DVD Review HTF DVD REVIEW: Brotherhood of the Wolf: 2 Disc Director's Cut

    Peter, That's not a dumb question at all. 1. The Focus Features' logo is not on the back cover of my DVD, but is on the front as you can see from the image posted above my review. 2. The logo also does not appear during playback, only Universal's, Metropolitan's, and Studiocanal's. -S-
  23. Scott McAllister

    DVD Review HTF DVD REVIEW: Brotherhood of the Wolf: 2 Disc Director's Cut

    That's a pretty solid idea Ray. I had been debating whether I wanted to grab the 3 disc version from Amazon shortly before I was given this version to review. I admit I'm a sucker for commentaries, but I think I'll hold off for a Blu-Ray release and hope the commentaries are in there. Thanks...
  24. Scott McAllister

    DVD Review HTF DVD REVIEW: Brotherhood of the Wolf: 2 Disc Director's Cut

    Brotherhood of the Wolf: 2 Disc Director's Cut Studio: Universal Home Entertainment Year: 2008 (theatrically released in 2002) Film Length: 151 minutes Rating: Not Rated Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Languages: English 5.1, French 5.1 Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish, French MSRP: $14.99...
  25. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: The Bank Job: 2 Disc Special Edition

    The Bank Job: 2 Disc Special Edition Studio: Lionsgate Year: 2008 Film Length: 110 minutes Rating: R Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Languages: English 5.1 EX, English 2.0 Subtitles: English, Spanish MSRP: $34.98 Cast: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows The Film Occasionally, a strong movie comes...
  26. Scott McAllister

    Pioneer 92TXH: Low volume output?

    Fantastic, thanks for the info John. By the way, I don't have enough speakers to run a 7.1 configuration right now, so I have my fronts bi-amped using Pioneer's instructions.
  27. Scott McAllister

    Pioneer 92TXH: Low volume output?

    I just recently (Saturday) purchased a new Pioneer Elite receiver to replace my aging Sony 555-ES. I get all my connections hooked up (HDMI, component, FiberOp, etc..), fire it up, run the MCACC, set the volume to -40db and put in the Blu-ray of Batman Begins. And hear nothing. As it...
  28. Scott McAllister

    World of Warcraft

    I still play. Ret Pally. 5/5, 9/9, 2/6
  29. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: Rescue Me: The Complete 4th Season

    Rescue Me: The Complete 4th Season Studio: Sony Pictures Television Year: 2008 Film Length: 560 minutes Rating: Unrated Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Languages: English 5.1 MSRP: $39.99 Cast: Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Tatum O’Neil, Steven Pasquale, Andrea Roth, John Scurti...
  30. Scott McAllister

    HTF DVD REVIEW: The Entrance

    The Entrance Studio: Lionsgate Year: 2007 Film Length: 81 minutes Rating: R Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Languages: English 5.1 Subtitles: English, Spanish MSRP: $19.99 Cast: Sarah-Jane Redmond, Michael Eklund, Ron Sauve The Film "The Entrance" is, on the surface, an independent filmmaker's...