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Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Crawford, Feb 23, 2017.

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  1. Matt Hough

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    His lengthy prologues and afterwards are a mini movie class and are superb. The personal information he has about the stars is also most welcome.

    I had never seen Detour so I watched it last night. Can't say it was a good movie, but it did hold my attention so I guess it did its job.
     
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    I forgot about it this week. Rats.
     
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    I have both of those, but haven't looked at the Blu-ray versions.
     
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    There have been a few threads on the blu of Hacksaw. Banding and artifacting and that is not on the 2160p version. Not sure why.
     
  5. Robert Crawford

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    I would check them out, but really what's the point of sitting through each title trying to find that banding on the BD, when I have a great looking 4K/UHD disc? I have too many releases I haven't watch at all yet to be looking for some PQ issue.
     
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    I understand that, this is blu-ray owners showing they have a problem, and UHD owners noting they dont. People arent sitting around watching both.

    My point is, and what could be concerning, is there have been a few snafu's on 1080p discs here lately. Kinda inexcusable unless they are skimping on purpose.
     
  7. Robert Crawford

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    My point is I was going to check those blu ray titles out, but decided my time is better spent not doing so and watching discs I haven't view yet.
     
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    I viewed Passengers on 4K/UHD disc. An outstanding looking disc! The film was much better than I expected based on what I read during its theatrical run.
     
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    Samsung is releasing a new 4K/UHD player next month, the UBD-M9500, here is the link.
     
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    That is comforting, Robert. There haven't been a lot of kind comments about Passengers here on the HTF.

    My 4k copy's been delayed a day due to our blizzard here (two feet of snow!)...but should be delivered today or tomorrow.
     
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    I love the two lead actors and thought both of them did a fine job in this film.
     
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    I have lived most of my life in CT (East Hartford, Newington, West Hartford, Cromwell). It depends where you live as far as the cost. CT does have the highest income or near the top.
     
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    That's exactly where I am on what is a blind buy for me. Love Pratt and J-Law (especially J-Law. She hasn't really let me down yet.). And so I figured it would be worth a go.

    Thanks.
     
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    It appears that TCM is running a Robert Osborne tribute this weekend, which will pre-empt the Noir Alley showing of Act of Violence.
     
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    Correct!
     
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    FYI,

    Amazon has discontinued their policy of restricting gift cards towards Pre-order 4K/UHD, BD and DVD titles. Beforehand, you could only use any gift card towards 4K/UHD, BD and DVD titles that were already released. This was a major complaint for many around here.
     
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    The Peyton Place Blu-ray is in the house so I'll knock that one off this afternoon.:D
     
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    Damn. I STILL don't have my delivery of How to Succeed from SAE. This blizzard we had this week has delayed both my SAE delivery and a few titles from Amazon.

    Delayed gratification...!
     
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    You can also now use Amazon credit card reward points on pre-orders.
     
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    Well, that's always been the case.
     

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