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  1. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Thanks for the update Felix. There you have the difference between a 40" HDTV and a 92" screen. I always appreciate the input from Forum members who have the bigger sets, as it can reveal just this sort of thing. At some point later this year, or early next year, I will likely upgrade...
  2. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Doug, I appreciate your responses and I respect that we have different opinions. I'm glad you like the film, and that you have contributed so much to this discussion. Perhaps we may find ourselves in agreement on a different film, with a different director and subject matter.
  3. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Rick, you've brought up a great point. This film was certainly not meant to be 2001. I had only meant that if we think of the characters as cyphers who we can read our own thoughts into, that would be the logical extension. And you're not alone to note that 2001 moves pretty slowly. Kubrick...
  4. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Doug, thanks for your response. I should try to be a little clearer. I don't mean to say that the film should have made the counterculture or the major issues that were happening in 1970 the focus of a film about the events of the Apollo 13 mission. My point is that to set the film like this...
  5. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Sorry, Nelson, didn't see your post. Thanks for your perspective on the times as well. Thanks also for reminding me of an aspect of Horner's score that I had meant to include in the review. You're right that the score presages what he would do on Titanic 2 years later. But it also is very...
  6. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Rick, I really appreciate your perspective here. You're the first person to contribute here who was actually of age at the time of the events of this film. I have a feeling many people share your perspective, particularly given the hit this film was in 1995. On the other hand, there were many...
  7. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Thanks Doug. This has been a really interesting exchange, and it has some relevance to the film at hand - in that we're talking about the culture and environment in which the story occurs. It's also a basic part of the criticism of the film, and our exchange illuminates different...
  8. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Felix, thanks for the clarification. I would love to hear from you or anyone else here who has both the HD-DVD and the Blu-ray, and a large screen for comparison. (92 inches!!! Wowza.) Doug, again I appreciate your input here. I think I've seen that book, but I can't remember the details...
  9. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Felix, don't worry about "thread crap" issues. If there is a problem with the video that is popping up on larger displays, we'd all like to know about it. My only concern is that I think you're saying you may be basing your opinion on screencaps from an online forum and that you're returning...
  10. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Felix, I honestly didn't see a major DNR or contrast problem with the picture here. But I acknowledge that I am watching the Blu-ray on a 40" HDTV. It is entirely possible that on a larger set, you may see some issues becoming more obvious. Can you tell me where you were seeing the most...
  11. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    Doug, I hear what you're saying, and I'm glad you've presented it here. But I must disagree with you on the idea that most people in the US did not know what was going on in their own communities and in the world around them in 1970. That simply isn't the case. The Beatles are not really the...
  12. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    I agree Nicholas! I mean, if you didn't take the time to pick up both the widescreen and full-screen VHS copies of this movie, why bother trying to be a completist? In seriousness, though, this title has definitely been mined pretty good in terms of all formats. It's along the same lines as...
  13. Kevin EK

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Apollo 13: 15th Anniversary Edition

    <div ><b><img src="https://static.hometheaterforum.com/f/f8/avatar-60-8.jpg" width='265px'/><br /> <br /> APOLLO 13</b></div> <div ><b>15<sup>th</sup> ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY</b></div> <div >&nbsp;</div> <div >Studio: Universal</div> <div >Year: 1995</div> <div >Length: &nbsp;2 hrs 19...
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