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    3D Consumer Blu-ray 3D will be 3 years old this March!

    Avatar I didn't notice it, but that was one of the main takeaways I had from The Avengers in the theater. It was just very soft almost to the point of being blurred. Of course, my other takeaway from The Avengers was that it used 3D artistically, such as the scene with loki in the glass cage...
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    3D Another doom and gloom prediction....3-D

    For me at least, I am really bothered by the "Gimmick" implementations that are far more common than adding a new dimension to a moive. Quite often, 3D involves extremely awkward shots that exist just for the sake of "Something's coming out of the screen!". Resident Evil had many of these...
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    3D Consumer Blu-ray 3D will be 3 years old this March!

    I would have to question that. My experience has been that any 3D tends to be softer, if not outright fuzzy, compared to 2D. From what I've read, there's also issues of color shift due to the various glasses. This I would definitely have to argue. 3D is often subsidized in theaters by fairly...
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    Gay-Friendly Blu-rays

    So do we now need a "Furry-friendly" thread? An "Asexual friendly" thread? I don't see a purpose to divying up the forum into ethnic/religious/cultural subgroups. There are plenty of message boards on the internet that cater to these various themes. The theme of this message board, as I...
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    Disney buys LucasFilms for $4.05 billion

    I've been hearing the last few days that Fox still retains all distribution rights to the OT. So Disney doesn't have the ability to release the movies in any form. Of course, that doesn't mean Fox won't, but if there was a contract preventing them from it, they're still bound by it even...
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    Disney buys LucasFilms for $4.05 billion

    I was actually thinking the same thing, but the recent Disney has been firing on all 8 cylinders, so I'm inclined to trust their judgement at present. Especially if they start branching out into other characters. There's a wealth of existing material for them to work with, this has alot of...
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    Disney buys LucasFilms for $4.05 billion

    I'd have to go with Nolan. Peter Jackson has a pretty good history of epic movies, but he's tied up. Yates might not be a bad choice either.
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    Disney buys LucasFilms for $4.05 billion

    I'm pretty excited about this. Now if they'll just let Joss direct it, we could have some truely epic Star Wars movies! I'm curious about what they'll do with Indiana Jones though, I can't imagine they'll let it sit. It's going to be an interesting couple months as we wait to hear the plan...
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection - Best Buy Exclusive

    I had that experience alot with them last year. Took me twenty minutes to find someone who knew there was a Lord of the Rings BB exclusive edition when I went to preorder, and then when I went to pick it up it took me thirty minutes of explaining to employees that I'd preordered the BB...
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    Blu-ray State of the Union. Are you switching to streaming media?

    Actually, it's not yet clear. There's a key issue that makes movies quite a different animal. An E-book, or a song track, are relatively small in storage space. A 32 gigabyte E-reader can hold a very comfortable number of books. A 1080p movie is gigabytes in size, especially with high...
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    3D New 3-D Technology Without Glasses

    I'm really not fond of the glasses. I feel the images generated by them tend to be blurry, and less well defined than a 2D movie. I find they appear darker to me than a 2D movie. I also generally have to concentrate to perceive depth in the images, if I'm not actively attempting to perceive...
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    Flying in the face of the doomsayers -- 2012 will turn out to be the best year of Blu-ray classic re

    My experience has been a bit different. I went back to college in my early thirties and graduated not that long ago. My experience has been that the twenty-somethings aren't really all that interested in using smartphones or tablets to view movies, in fact, I've really only met one person...
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    Blu-ray State of the Union. Are you switching to streaming media?

    I stream movie I'll only watch once, and buy movies I'll watch several times. I agree. I live in a pretty big city, and my nearest theater is 30 minutes away. Then the ticket, the popcorn, a drink, the rude people, it's all too much of a hassal for me. That's why I intend to build a...
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    retro gaming on a samsung 32in 720p lcd TV

    That's really what the problem is. LCD's *really* don't do well with resolutions other than the native, and the low resolution of CRT's hid alot of graphical problems. Other than getting a CRT, the only other real option is the one Morgan describes. Some Emulators, like MESS, include...
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    Xbox 720!

    I'm not sure I'd use any of the demo's as a point of reference though, RockPaperShotgun ran a piece after E3 discussing how the majority of demos were shown using PC versions, not actually running on console hardware. Advances in mobile aren't going to help. Mobile isn't able to do much...
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    Xbox 720!

    There's a couple of issues that are making it likely this will be the final iteration of a console generation... -Consoles have a fundamental design problem. They are severely limited in their ability to dissipate heat, and have a secondary issue with power. The small form factor, combined...
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    Blu-ray Review Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray Review

    Having just watched the movie, I'd have to respectfully disagree. The movie does have a sizeable number of gratuitous shots meant to throw things at the camera. While I would say the movie is worth watching once, I don't think it's worth watching more than that. You *really* have to check...
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    Plausible Sci-Fi

    I'm actually not very clear on what you're looking for. You started with "Plausible Sci-Fi", which I would interpret as Sci-Fi whose Science is real-world possible, rather than relying on "Magic" to make it happen (Say Star Wars for instance). Then you narrow the Sci-Fi to your beliefs in...
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    AVENGERS Movie Thread

    I saw this tonight in the 3D presentation, before I give my thoughts, it's important to note that I consider 3D to be a gimmick. The overall narrative is above average for an action movie, and avoids many cliche action movie techniques... A nice touch to the story is that early storylines...
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    US disc rentals top $5.65B in revenue for 2011. Do you rent or buy?

    If it's a movie I think I'll want to watch more than once, I'll buy it. Which is 95% of the movies I watch. If it's a movie I'm pretty sure I'll only watch once, I'll stream it on X-box live. I don't rent movies, I have a long history of being *really* late returning them. It pretty...
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    Finally bought FIREFLY!

    Well, Firefly sold 500,000 copies by the time of Serentity's release*, having half the sales of the biggest selling TV DVD sets is no small achievement. Having half the sales for a TV show that was cancelled in it's first season speaks volumes. I am a fan, I won't lie. What has occurred...
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    Harry Potter Wizards Collection Blu-ray/DVD Combo available for Preorder

    I strongly suspect it will happen alot sooner, I would imagine in the next 2 years. A little bit of poking around turned up a pretty significant quantity of filmed scenes that aren't even present in the deleted scenes on the discs. I doubt the studio will let this sit on a shelf untouched...
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    Finally bought FIREFLY!

    It wasn't just that the episodes were out of order, it didn't help any that Fox preempted it twice as well. It really doesn't help ratings when you just randomly don't air the show to put something else on. It was a fairly expensive show, I don't recall the exact numbers but Joss did give...
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    Harry Potter Wizards Collection Blu-ray/DVD Combo available for Preorder

    That makes this a skip for me. I own all of the BR's, with the first two being the ultimate editions. The only way I'd rebuy is if they did extended editions, I can't see a reason to rebuy just because it has different packaging.
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    Save Star Wars!

    You know what never ceases to astound me here? When the topic was the Lord of the Rings extended editions being unavailable on Blu-ray, I was told that the EE's were irrelevant because the Theatrical Editions were the director's prefered cut. Even though the EE's are much closer to what the...
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    Differences with the Harry Potter Ultimate Editions...

    Actually, I suspect that the next release will be extended editions of more than just the first two films. I know at least one of the others had a fairly decent amount of film shot but not included, I think it might've been Azkaban? I don't know about the others. But honestly, it's Harry Potter...
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    Amazon, Target or Best Buy??

    I recently quit shopping at Best Buy, and I was in there every Tuesday for years. The store has gone way downhill. I went in to buy a 46" TV and had to wait a half-hour for help because everyone in the store was congregating around the new pretty girl. I went in to buy the LotR BB exclusive, and...
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    Save Star Wars!

    Here's the thing. Until this letter is rewritten such that it extends to every movie, tv-show, book, video game, regardless of how insignificant, this letter is nothing more than yet another rant because Lucas prefers the special editions. It's hypocritical to demand that the US government foot...
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    WHV Announcement: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Blu-ray Combo)

    I feel the same, except the only thing that would get me to rebuy is Extended Editions. That's why I bought the first two ultimate editions even though I already owned the regular BR's, the lack of extended editions is why I skipped the next 4 ultimates. From what I've read, at least for some of...
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    i like a blu VOLCANO, please

    I too would like this movie on Bluray, and IIRC, there is/was an HD version available on X-box Live, which makes things all the more confusing :(
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