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The Beach on DVD

Discussion in 'DVD' started by JayB, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. JayB

    JayB Extra

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    I know this is an older DVD release...but I watched "The Beach" last night on my ISF calibrated system and was impressed with the video quality. I searched our forum and couldn't find too much on this release, so I have a couple questions:

    1. What are some of the other forum members opinion of this DVD?

    2. Is it just me, or are FOX DVDs from that era ultra-dark, yielding the 'most' film like effect? I am speaking specifically about "The Beach" and "Fight Club" I will admit that I kick the brightness up a notch or two when I watched these films because I felt the blacks were just tooooo black. I felt as if too much was lost in the shadows. Or are these two films just artistically made this way, and its a coincedence they are both on FOX from a similar time?

    Thanks.

    --Jay
     
  2. Jason Sweet

    Jason Sweet Stunt Coordinator

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    I too was very impressed with the image on this disc. I rented a copy when I heard so many negative reviews of the movie, but I bought it right after. I liked the movie quite a bit. I don't remember it being especially dark, I do remember being impressed by the bright and colorful outdoor scenes. However I haven't watched it since I bought it, around a week or so after it was released.
     
  3. MichaelAW

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    I own this disc, too, and I've only watched it a few times. I do remember that the quality was top-notch, for both video and audio.

    I liked the movie, too.
     
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    One if not the favorite DVD of my girlfriend. I like it too, because of the great quality. I actually thought that the colors were pretty bright and not lost in darkness/shadows as you were saying. I watch this movie quite a lot because it has a little of everything in it and I just want to be on that beach (before everything goes wrong that is).

    Just as a side note to those that liked the film, go read the book. It of course does a little more than the movie and is a lot different but they both hold their own.

    -Eric
     
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    I liked it too. The film's setting is what made the video so impressive. And the score is great. I went out and bought the soundtrack and the score. Highly recommended.
     
  6. Justin Hargis

    Justin Hargis Stunt Coordinator

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    Just put this on my wishlist. This movie has it's moments. However, overall it tried to cover too much territory for it's own good. I love this movie for the soundtrack, cinematography, Leo, and that hot french girl. Yeah, I'm a di Caprio fan. Sue me. [​IMG]
     
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    Go for the book.
     

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