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Blu-ray Review Spectre Blu-ray Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by matt-hough, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Matt Hough

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    Thanks for the review. It confirms what I already suspected; that this is not a film for me.

    I don't much like James Bond films and I found the last two boring and incomprehensible. I might watch this film at some stage as Monica Bellucci has a small role, but I'm in no hurry to buy this disc.
     
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    Meh I liked it. I think the main problem is that Spectre basically Skyfall II except not nearly as good. If they'd released this after Quantum of Solace, it would have been hailed as a return to form for the franchise. Hell, if this were the 90s, then Spectre would easily be the best Brosnan movie by a long shot.

    As it stands, it's just slightly better than average by Bond picture standards. Is it great? No. Is it better than the bulk of the Roger Moore era? You bet your ass.
     
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    I didn't like Skyfall (I haven't liked any since Dalton). Time for a re-boot/re-tread etc with a new Bond but after a lengthy break. Although I don't like all of his work, Tom Cruise MI series have been much better and have raised the bar for action films.
     
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    I'd have preferred a more vibrant color scheme overall. Especially for the opening Mexico City sequence. Bond films were always larger than life extravaganzas with vibrant technicolor hues.

    At least they put the gun barrel back at the beginning where it belongs. That was a nice birthday present for me! :)
     
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    'Spectre' is probably my least favorite Craig Bond film. But I need to see it a second time to be sure. I plan to do that this afternoon.

    That said, 'Spectre' is miles ahead of some of the pre-Craig Bond films. It's well worth seeing and well worth owning.

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    I liked it, but not as much as Skyfall. I'm thinking about picking up the Best Buy steelbook.
     
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    Has anyone figured out how to bring up the Mexico City subtitles without turning on the full subtitles?



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    Oh please don't tell me the Blu is missing the burnt in subtitles...
     
  10. Josh Steinberg

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    I watched the Blu-ray last night, and noticed subtitles in both the Mexico City and Spectre conference scenes.
     
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    I'll try it on a different player or two, I've only played it on PowerDVD so far. Thanks.
     
  12. Let us know what you find. I've heard on other forums that some see them and some don't. It's very strange...
     
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    The funny thing is? I thought this was a VERY Roger Moore-ish film. Slick production values aside, you could easily cut and paste Daniel with Roger and the movie wouldn't have missed a beat.

    Pity the song fucking sucks. You have to try very hard to beat All Time High as the worst 007 theme ever put to film, but somehow they managed to pull it off . . .
     
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    The song is truly awful, and such a letdown after Adele's excellent Skyfall. Why they didn't go with the Radiohead track is beyond me.
     
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    Tried it again on PowerDVD 15, my lovely Sony BDP-S2000ES, and an older Panasonic, all three showed the Mexico City and Rome meeting subtitles perfectly when playing using the default startup (Play Movie). Those subtitles are also #5 on the subtitle list


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    I picked this movie up at Costco over the weekend. However, I still hadn't watched Skyfall yet from my Bond 50 box; so I watched Skyfall over the weekend.

    Hearing that Spectre is Moore-ish is disturbing. However, even the Connery films had some humor (without being comedies); something that has been missing in the Craig films, IMO.
     
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    Is this the only Bond film without at least one commentary track?
     
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    There isn't one on the "Quantum Of Solace" disc either - supposedly they recorded one for a "special edition" type of release that never ended up materializing.
     
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    While I think it isn't as well done as the previous Daniel Craig Bond movies. The sound track is amazing. The opening helicopter scene was one of the best surround effects I have heard in a while. Very cool.
     
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    I can understand why...it's the worst Bond film ever. Well, then, there's A VIEW TO A KILL.
     
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