Anyone else notice The Family Man transfer?

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  1. Todd McF

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    I settled in to watch this chick flick and debated whether I'd even bother powering up the sub. I did finally get up and hit the switch [​IMG]
    So they bothered with a DTS track for whatever reason. OK fine.
    Well, I was *shocked* at the video transfer. Its up there with Gladiator - and its a chick flick! Anyone else notice this???
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  2. Adam Lenhardt

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    I too, was impressed. I noticed no video/compression artifacts to pull me out of the movie. For a Chick Flick, that is one killer DVD.
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    Off-topic, but I must ask.......
    How can a film told from a male perspective be relegated as a "chick flick"?
    Are women the only people who are interested in dramas? I just don't see why this movie is considered a "chcik flick".
     
  4. Richard Kim

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    I also agree that The Family Man is not a "chick flick", considering that it was directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour 1 & 2, Red Dragon).
     
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    Simply because, at it's heart, it's a romance. The fact that's it's so much more made it accessible to me, and I assume, many other men. I disliked Rush Hour 1 & 2, but this movie really proved Brett Ratner to me as a director.
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    Todd, I am guessing you might be looking for the teenage HTF forum. However, we dont have one of those here yet. You might want to check out dvdtalk.com. [​IMG]
    Good flick, by the way. The kind of movie that people over 30 appreciate more I'm sure. You have to have a little life under your belt to relate.
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  7. MaxY

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    Somebody must have gotten the term chick flick twisted around to meaning that it causes one to think and obviously men don't like to think. [​IMG]
    Sorry well this guy does tend to think and this is far from a chick flick.
    Think of it has It's a Wonderful Life In reverse.
    BTw the soundtrack was very good and the transfer is top notch on my big old widescreen TV.
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  8. Joshua Clinard

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    I am 22, and I sure don't think this is a chick flick. Sure many girls like it, but so do guys!
     
  9. Todd McF

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    I don't care Coppola directed it - it was a C-H-I-C-K F-L-I-C-K.
    But Yes I liked it alot. My point was about the *transfer*....
    Sometimes.....
     
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    Gotta say I wasn't as impressed with the transfer. It was definitely good, but some edge enhancement and a few print flaws kept it from greatness...
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