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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Downton Abbey - Season Two -- in Blu-ray

    Oddly, there was about a minute that was in the PBS broadcast that is NOT on the blu-ray! (spoiler) For those who saw the broadcast, there was a small snippet that happened after the singing of "If You Were the Only Girl in the World". Now, this is NOT on the UK blu or dvd. Sad and...
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    How "realistic" is finding your "Holy Grail?"

    My "holy grail" would be a series that aired years ago on Mystery! called Game, Set, and Match. It was written by Len Deighton, and my understanding is that he was seriously unhappy with the casting of Ian Holm in the lead role, and has refused to let it air again, much less to allow it to come...
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    Netflix goes bat@#%@ insane, it's $16 a month now if you want to keep 1 DVD + streaming, $18 for 1 B

    I haven't gotten a notice yet, either. I have the streaming + 1 Blu-ray @ a time option currently. It doesn't work for me, because Netflix is never in a hurry to get new catalog releases in blu, which I use to help me make a decision re: purchase. I guess what I will do in September is...
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    Most Disappointing Transfer ?

    Gosford Park. Disappointing transfer -mostly no better than the DVD. And it has NONE of the DVDs special features.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition -- in Blu-ray

    One thing is for sure. When the new special features come out in the hoped for and often discussed "Ultimate Box Set", the reasoning behind the new color grading will be one of the most watched features on the set!
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Howards End -- in Blu-ray

    Yes, but Sean I refuse to have a 720p picture when this is supposed to be 1080p. Criterion just needs to redo this disc, period. After what I saw on the netflixed disc, I won't be buying this one until I hear the problem is fixed. It's too bad, as I love it as much as you do.
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    Hitchcock on Blu-ray?

    I'll have to see this. I would have given the title of creepiest housekeeper to Dame Judith Anderson's Mrs.Danvers in "Rebecca" for sure.
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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    Yes. There was a hollering of Hobbit fans worldwide at this video. It is awesome.
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    DVD Review HTF DVD REVIEW: Upstairs Downstairs Complete Series 40th Anniversary Edition

    Thanks for an awesome presentation, Rich. Unfortunately, I purchased Up,Down ages ago, with, blast it, no commentaries, et al. It's too costly to repurchase, given as how there is no picture quality upgrade. But thanks for mentioning that Thomas and Sarah has had such a drastic price...
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    Lord of the Rings Limited Edition Blu-ray available for Pre-order on Amazon

    A very definite day one purchase for me. I am not pre-ordering because I don't want to pay the price for day -of -release delivery--I'll hit the local Walmart. I hope I don't get burned and have to pay a higher price there, but I've waited so long for this release that at that point it won't...
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    Wishlist for the next year?

    Lord of the Rings EE Fanny and Alexander Barry Lyndon Brideshead Revisited (Jeremy Irons version) Mary Poppins The Lion in Winter (Peter O'Toole version) Ryan's Daughter Tess of the D'urbervilles (Roman Polanski version) Local Hero Far from the Madding Crowd (Hey, I like my...
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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    I agree, dpippel. I've kept hope alive that these films would be made although they've been thwarted from Bob Shaye's problems with PJ due to the lawsuit, through MGM's woes, through del Toro's departure (so glad it encouraged PJ to just step in the director's chair) etc. ad nauseum. Now, for...
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    Dear Warner Bros.: about BARRY LYNDON...

    Day one double dip for me.
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    Movies that Deserve Blu-ray Treatment

    Fanny and Alexander Barry Lyndon Tess Brideshead Revisited (Jeremy Irons). I'd love it to look as good as Pride and Prejudice. (oh well, a gal can dream, can't she?)
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    Disasters on Blu-Ray

    I've been wondering what the hold-up is on Dante's Peak for some time now.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Howards End -- in Blu-ray

    Thanks Nick. And Sean, I thought you'd already said you weren't throwing out your HE BD disc, cause it works fine as a coaster.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Howards End -- in Blu-ray

    I'm beginning to wonder if my next Blu-ray player shouldn't be an Oppo. I have an Oppo DVD player and it upconverts beautifully as well as plays region 2 discs. Does this Oppo BD player play region 2? I'd be curious to know if anyone with this player has witnessed the Howards End bug, or if...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Howards End -- in Blu-ray

    *Laughs*. That looks familiar. And that horrible bit where Mrs. Wilcox is walking around her house (at the very beginning of the movie--piano solo still playing). It's been some time ago since I netflixed the disc, but I remember thinking that maybe the blu-ray producers had decided to give...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Howards End -- in Blu-ray

    Well, if research is ever done on this, I'm letting it be known that I have a S550 that has been firmware updated, with all updates available thus far. The disc was unwatchable on this. I love Howard's End, but I'll content myself with the upconverted DVD rather than put myself through any...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Howards End -- in Blu-ray

    It seems like the PS3 is not having problems--otherwise your player and mine are Sonys. My set is not a plasma though, it's a LCD.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Howards End -- in Blu-ray

    Sean, I have a Sony, too. Maybe it's a Sony player problem? Did you check if any of the other folks on Amazon who saw this bunk picture are running Sony machines?
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Howards End -- in Blu-ray

    Marsnkc, you wouldn't have missed the problems on this disc if you had watched it on a monitor that is sensitive to them. They are unmissable. Take a look at Robert Harris' answer to Sean, which he posted after watching it on several monitors. He did see the problems on one of the...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Howards End -- in Blu-ray

    Sean.. I am throwing up my hands. How NO OTHER DISC could look this bad is beyond me. From now on, I will always netflix my discs first. I had actually pre-ordered HE first and had canceled the purchase (I was going through a phase where I was trying to discipline myself to save money--hah!)...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Howards End -- in Blu-ray

    Sean--I've posted to you on Amazon re: our problems with this disc. At Jon Mulvaney's direction I took my sharpness down, although I never had the set on vivid. It still looks just horrible, and as I said on Amazon if you pause it, it looks like someone spilled whiteout on it and tried to rub...
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    What 3 films do you want most on Blu?

    1. Lord of the Rings EE 2. Fanny and Alexander 3. Barry Lyndon I should put "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe" on here because my sister and my husband both want this so much. Yeah, that'll happen.
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    65 INCH LCD??

    You probably already know about Sony's new 65 inch LCD set for $4,999? Check out the Sony style store. I went to see it: it's beautiful.
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    Re: *** Official KNOWING Review Thread

    Yes. I've been holding my birthday BB gift card for the purchase of this movie in Blu in a little over a week now.
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    Lord of the Rings Trilogy Blu Ray set for release November 3rd

    I'd be curious to know how many folks WHO HAVE READ THE BOOKS are satisfied with the TE. For myself, I want the EE because of seeing the extra stuff that WAS in the books. I admit the drinking game and the mountain of skulls and scenes of other superfluous junk I could do without. But seeing...
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    Lord of the Rings Trilogy Blu Ray set for release November 3rd

    I am in a quandary here. I had every intention of passing on the purchase of this set but renting it and waiting for the EE, as many are doing. But I really want the special features this set is advertising if they are also in high def. i particularly liked the "Quest for the Ring", and, huge...
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    Contact coming in October!

    Ron, I see it has gone back to $19.99 today, although I do assure that it had gone to $23 and change. Why it would go back and forth I don't know, but that is, I guess an alert that one must be mindful that that site does sometimes do that pricing "thing." Glad you slipped in there and were...