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  1. Jesse Skeen

    Sony Home Entertainment inks Distribution Deal with SDS

    Laserdiscs had two distributors depending on the studio- Pioneer and Image (which handled a lot of smaller labels and B-movies). Might be time to go back to that model but hopefully not the pricing.
  2. Jesse Skeen

    3D Meet Bob Furmanek: HTF Golden Age 3-D Consultant

    Anaglyph should have been a thing of the past by now, so sad that it’s being included on new discs because of the idiocy of the electronics industry. Disney’s animated 3D promo showed a pair of cardboard glasses saying “Throw ‘em out!”
  3. Jesse Skeen

    Pre-Order Hey Folks! It's the Intermission Time Video Party! Set (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Thanks, someone on another forum verified there are no watermarks, back ordered it from Deep Discount. Still a bit of a cheat that these are from analog tape sources, but I love this stuff and would rebuy it if they did a better transfer later.
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    Pre-Order Hey Folks! It's the Intermission Time Video Party! Set (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Anyone seen this yet? There’s a review on Blu-Ray.com but it’s not very detailed. The main thing keeping me from ordering this sight unseen is that Something Weird Video put a very ugly watermark on a lot of their trailers, the letters “SWV” in blocky computer-generated text. The Blu-Ray.com...
  5. Jesse Skeen

    Best Buy To Exit Physical Media Business In 2024

    Who is buying those new LPs? I’ve never seen anyone buying those, not even looking at them. I’ve even seen a bunch marked down at Target with red tags after not selling for a while.
  6. Jesse Skeen

    Best Buy To Exit Physical Media Business In 2024

    I often go to Target for routine shopping and would usually impulse-buy at least one movie while there also, but lately there hasn’t been anything to impulse-buy with the reduced selection and higher prices. (Last time I was there I saw the Weird Al movie which I would’ve picked up if they had...
  7. Jesse Skeen

    The Prices of New 4k/UHD Releases...

    “Loss leader” pricing seems to be gone now with Best Buy out of the picture. I kept waiting for Top Gun Maverick to be under $20 but that hasn’t happened, you can hardly find the 4k disc at all in many stores. Back in the day that would’ve been practically given away. Since I haven’t been in a...
  8. Jesse Skeen

    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    They really should just replace any defective or rotted title that gets sent to them, even if it’s out of print they should still have the disc images available to make more. This is just a ridiculous situation, and from the company that promoted DVD from the start also.
  9. Jesse Skeen

    General Discussion Caleb D: The cord cutting dream is officially over

    “Re-subscription fee”? You’ve gotta be kidding. They should be happy enough to have you back as a subscriber at all, not screw you out of MORE money. I know the high seas is a verboten topic here but that would be just one more thing pushing people to that.
  10. Jesse Skeen

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

    RealD has been promoting movies lately only to have theaters run just one or two 3D showings per day or none at all, with tons of lousy 2D showings.
  11. Jesse Skeen

    The Official Disney Movie Club Blu-ray Exclusives Thread

    I ALWAYS said that early digital releases were the new DIVX. That’s one thing the “major voices” never really called the studios out on. It’s one thing to make digital available for those who prefer that over discs, but I’ve really resented their giving it such an unfair advantage, available...
  12. Jesse Skeen

    Amazon Prime Commercials Coming To Amazon Prime in 2024

    I remember boycotting both Pepsi and Coke products for a year each because they put their commercials on rental-priced tapes, absolutely no benefit to the consumers. Remember Pepsi put a commercial on the “Innerspace” tape which was priced at $89.99 AND had Macrovision copy protection to keep...
  13. Jesse Skeen

    Vudu and other services showing movies not in the correct aspect ratio

    Vudu (and Amazon even longer before) used to let you play the first 2 minutes of any title for free but that stopped a few years ago. That was very good for checking the quality except for a few that had just the opening credits in the proper ratio then switched to cropped afterwards.
  14. Jesse Skeen

    3D Meet Bob Furmanek: HTF Golden Age 3-D Consultant

    That would be pretty sad. Anaglyph should’ve been a thing of the distant past by now. Projectors still support real 3D.
  15. Jesse Skeen

    Disney+ Disney+ Streaming Service (Official Thread)

    It looks like right now they’re still using the same inferior servers and encodes for Hulu content. I get the Atmos movies properly through Star using a VPN but they’re still just 5.1 on Hulu. Dancing with the Stars is on both services in the US but is in proper 60fps on Disney but 30fps on Hulu.
  16. Jesse Skeen

    General Discussion SONY removing 1,000+ seasons of purchased Discovery content from Playstation video libraries.

    With some of the shows that have been available for purchase, I’ve wondered how many people actually bought them and how practical it’ll be to keep them online for eternity. Vudu used to have tons of free episodes of “disposable” shows, I got all of them when they were out and periodically check...
  17. Jesse Skeen

    Watching movies letterbox/wrong aspect ratios.

    I prefer watching everything with my screen turned sideways. All the cool kids are shooting videos that way anyways.
  18. Jesse Skeen

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - No Hard Feelings -- in Blu-ray

    There isn’t any legitimate one. My Oppo still feels violated from it. Sony refuses to comment on this and reviews such as this one won’t call it out. I have no choice but simply stop buying their discs.
  19. Jesse Skeen

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - No Hard Feelings -- in Blu-ray

    This has Sony’s forced pop-up menu when the end credits begin, so it should never be “recommended.”
  20. Jesse Skeen

    Hollywood Reporter on the possible resurrection of blu ray and DVD

    There was a lot of old and obscure stuff on Netflix when they started.
  21. Jesse Skeen

    Watching movies letterbox/wrong aspect ratios.

    All I can say is “Wow, just wow” to that post there. Stretching a 4x3 picture is worse than cropping it- a lot of equipment defaults to that and many people are too blind to see what’s wrong. The only proper use for that setting is to unsqueeze anamorphic video such as squeezed laserdiscs; DVDs...
  22. Jesse Skeen

    Best Buy To Exit Physical Media Business In 2024

    I had a Best Buy credit card but haven’t renewed it in a few years, ever since their movie selection started to decline. The only time I would buy anything else from them after this is if it were something I needed right away and no other stores had it or were open. I bought a higher end HDMI...
  23. Jesse Skeen

    Best Buy To Exit Physical Media Business In 2024

    I’ve never seen discs priced at MSRP at Best Buy, their whole point was to be cheaper than regular media stores which had to sell at MSRP or lose money. I don’t remember if they ever tried bumping up prices, I know for a bit Fry’s had some discs at $21.99 when they were formerly $19.99 but that...
  24. Jesse Skeen

    Why is it becoming more difficult to obtain new 4k releases?

    Are any of the smaller pressing plants which usually made discs for the smaller labels (and porn) still operational or is Technicolor really it?
  25. Jesse Skeen

    Why is it becoming more difficult to obtain new 4k releases?

    How many people are paying for standard-def streaming since it costs less and “they can’t tell the difference”?
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