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  1. JoshB

    Blu-ray Review The Hallelujah Trail (Kino) – Blu-ray Review

    You may want to check the spelling (or rather word usage) of calvary... I'm pretty sure you mean cavalry.
  2. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Lawrence of Arabia - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Mr. Harris, can you elaborate on what was missing? Did Sony already provide disc replacement details? Thanks in advance
  3. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Skyfall -- in Blu-ray

    Skyfall ranks as one of the top 5, if not 3, Bonds, IMO. That and it landed on a number of year end Top Ten lists and box office aside, proves that the franchise has a lasting appeal. I hope Mendes picks up directing duties for the next film(s), and brings his cinematographer along. He brought a...
  4. JoshB

    Off to Afghaniland...

    Hey all, Just got back from Afghanistan :) What all have I missed in the last none months, lol?
  5. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in Blu-ray

    I remember how excited I was to receive the old 2-disc edition with the cloth cover way back when. As it so happens, there is a copy of the same title in our command post here in Afghanistan. Not sure where it came from or who brought it, but its found an audience here. We'll be leaving it...
  6. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in Blu-ray

    This will be a Christmas present for me, but a late one as i get back form Afghanistan a few weeks later...but it will be waiting for me when I get there, along with the 4-disc BD of Prometheus and Dark Knight Rises :)
  7. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Prometheus 3D-- in Blu-ray

    To take a cue from Steen, I agree with the 'non-sensical'. In hte first Alien (and Aliens to some extent) characters at least behaved in a natural, expected manner. The first Alien, while not entirely groundbreaking in its 'Alien stowaway' ("It! the Terror from Beyond Space" is one such...
  8. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Prometheus 3D-- in Blu-ray

    Had a chance to catch most of this in our small makeshift movie theater here in Afghanistan. I left the movie feeling feeling much like I did with Scott's Kongdom of Heaven...that a better film existed elsewhere. While the DC of KoH was still imperfect, it was a vast improvement over the...
  9. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ MI: Ghost Protocol-- in Blu-ray

    Just happened to drop in on the forum and saw this post (i'm in my office on a base in Kandahar, Afghanistan). Also, i'm currently watching it on blu-ray on my laptop hooked up via HDMI to a 720P LG LCD (the best I can do lol). This improves upnon repeat viewing. When I was home i spun it on my...
  10. JoshB

    Heaven's Gate WILL be coming from Criterion this year

    Well bad by 1980 standards doesnt mean bad today. Of course, if the film doesnt change in its content from 30 years ago then the best hope it has is to find a new audience in the best format possible. I'm not sure if this is Cimino's original 219 minute version or something that he has gone...
  11. JoshB

    Heaven's Gate WILL be coming from Criterion this year

    Just recently announced by Criterion. This will be the full, 216 minute Director's Cut. Personally, this is an ambitious and bold move by Criterion, and quite fitting that they would choose this long rumored title for their treatment. I have never seen the full film in any form before, so this...
  12. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ 1900 -- in Blu-ray

    I wonder if a Criterion treatment is warranted...I'm surprised they didnt do Last Tango in Paris. I was less impressed with how they handled The Last Emperor, hopefully somewhere down the road they might pick it up
  13. JoshB

    Off to Afghaniland...

    Hey all, I've been very behind in recent months in keeping up with posts, just been very busy on this end. I'm heading off to Afghanistan on my third deployment. Should be a quick 9 or so months, looking forward to coming back and catching up on all things HT in the world. Everyone enjoy your...
  14. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition -- in Blu-ray

    Wow, I once thought it was dangerous flying 100 feet over Baghdad a few years ago...and then I dropped in here and this is where the real fireworks are at :)
  15. JoshB

    THE YARDS Blu-ray

    Pick up the Canadian version of Dusk Til Dawn on BD...original aspect ratio (quality is better than i expected), sound in DTS-HD 5.1 (the back incorrectly states just DTS 5.1). No extras, but A/V quality are what you would expect given the age and quality of the source material.
  16. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Black Swan -- in Blu-ray

    Fox is doing great work this year, with last month's Unstoppable a reference disc and now this as well...
  17. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Unstoppable -- in Blu-ray

    I agree 100%. The sound design for this film was amazing, and worthy, IMO, of the Oscar nomination Mark Stoeckinger received for Sound Effects Editing (he was previously nominated for his work on the most recent Star Trek and one of my all-time favorite films, Face/Off). I was sure this would...
  18. JoshB

    Blu-ray Review HTF Blu-ray Review: RESTREPO (a year with a U.S. army platoon)

    Having been to Iraq twice (not yet to Afghanistan) I can honestly say this is about as close to the real thing as you can get without throwing on 90 lbs. of equipment, sucking up 110 degree days, or being on a 9000 ft. mountain on the other end of the world...I know a few guys who were in this...
  19. JoshB

    3D Top 30 Must Own 3D Blu-Ray Releases

    Time recently just published its top list of Tech fails of 2010, and it has 3D TV at #8, and also at #16..Poor Quality of 3D-Converted Films. I am inclined to agree. I see 3D becoming a feature to go along with TVs eventually because its the next logical step, but for...
  20. JoshB

    WHV Press Release: The Exorcist Extended Director's Cut (Blu-ray)

    I like how they included a feature on The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now. Interested to see whats different about the area. Had WB asked for my assistance, I could have got them a few clips of Ninewah in Northern Iraq (Sinjar, near the Syrian border) where the opening of the movie...
  21. JoshB

    Any word on US release of Michael Bay's 'The Island' on Blu?

    Agreed...the PQ is pretty good, although given the disc is a few years old it doesnt compare to modern titles and other Bay films like Transformers 1 and 2..still, it looks much better than the SD counterpart. Audio is only a DD 5.1 option, but it sounds great, especially during the shootout /...
  22. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Gladiator -- in Blu-ray

    They did the same thing with the Saving Private Ryan BD and I think Paramount handled that issue well, as far as the customer service help and the speed at which they got the replacement packaging out and back again.
  23. JoshB

    Criterion Blu-ray titles!

    Are there anymore details, or word, on the rumors of The Thin Red Line, Videodrome, Darjeeling Limited, Antichrist, and Seven Samurai coming to BD via Criterion in the next several months?
  24. JoshB

    Your ONE Most Favorite Film of All Time?

    North by Northwest...modern action films have nothing on the Hitchcock classic which looks and sounds better than ever on BD. :)
  25. JoshB

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Gangs of New York (Take Two) -- in Blu-ray

    Its nice to now replace my older, two disc SD DVD for a proper, albeit later, edition of the blu-ray. This film had quite ab impact on me when it was released and although it doesnt rank as one of the director's best, it is a standing achievement of what film-making is capable of, something I...
  26. JoshB

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Last Emperor

    Hmm, interesting. I wasn't aware of this at all. I might have to check it out then. Sounds like Criterion is taking alot of the right steps with the BD transition. Right now, I just have Chungking Express and Bottle Rocket on BD. I had thought about upgrading from Third Man, Last Emperor, and...
  27. JoshB

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Last Emperor

    I have the Criterion 4-disc set, and as much as the BD seems very appealing, I must pass... The lack of the extended version (despite its PQ being weaker compared to the Theatrical Cut) and the fact that the aspect ratio has not been, and will likely never be, corrected to the way it was...
  28. JoshB

    The Dark Knight changing Aspect Ratio feels like a Joke

    The title of this thread needs to be changed (to accomodate pie)...
  29. JoshB

    Thank a Veteran Today...

    I feel they should keep both observances as they are...Veterans Day honors all who have served and are currently seriving...Memorial Day honors those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service...I guess it can be sort of a way to honor those who still remember and those who should not be...
  30. JoshB

    Zodiac Blu-Ray?

    I have the Japanese BD version of Zodiac: DC (released via Warner). It is Region free, also. :D It only comes with a DD 5.1 track, but all of the extras from the R1 DC are still there, and the PQ (in my mind, a very important aspect of any Fincher film) is certainly a step up from the SD DVD...