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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Sam Posten, Aug 30, 2006.
Thanks the review, Sam! This and Bone Collector showed up on the doorstep Wednesday. Gotta love that Amazon discount!!
To balance Sam's review, I like this film very much and thought the audio and video presentation were very good. None of the problems that Sam has noted were noticable to me, thus they failed to take me out of the film. I own about 35-40 HD DVDs and I would put this one in the middle as far as PQ.
This one should be hitting the doorstep today or tomorrow. Thanks for the review, Sam. I usually like all Redford movies, so between this and The Bone Collector I chose this one.
I found SPY GAME To be one of the best HD DVD titles so far.
Agreed. Very good video detail, minimal print damage, fair to good audio
There's actually quite a lot of EE in some scene, the worst being when both actors are on the RoofTop in Germany and when Redford enter the CIA place with it's car (at the beginning) all the post in the B/G de double themself. Other than that (and the dirt) it's indeed great. I found the intro and the Vietnam scene most impressive!
The thing with this movie is that I have a feeling Tony Scott wanted all of these "problems" in the print of the picture to give it a very gritty feel. Scott is known for over stylizing his movies lately (ex. Man on Fire, Domino). Heck, he even used a 16mm HAND-CRANKED movie camera to film some scenes in Man on Fire. So I'm skeptical about these "problems".
What??? Why on earth would studios feel the need to add EE to HD-DVD? I thought all of that stupidity was only done on regular DVDs to make them look sharper on small TV screens. Why are they doing it again on HD-DVD?