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    Default 'Shooter' - High-Def Digest review

    Peter's review of 'Shooter' is up. Although he says this Blu-ray edition lags slightly behind its HD DVD counterpart in terms of audio, overall it's still quite strong with a four star video transfer and an insightful supplements package that's well presented in 1080p video.

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    and again, they cut the audio bitrate in half for no reason at all

    screw HD for now lol, im sticking to rentals

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    In the review he said Shooter comes to hi-def day and date with the standard def, but the standard def of the film has been at Best Buy for three weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeefankc View Post
    In the review he said Shooter comes to hi-def day and date with the standard def, but the standard def of the film has been at Best Buy for three weeks.
    True. I have been fighting the urge to buy the sd dvd for that long. No worries though, I will be picking this one up asap.
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    cant wait for it

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    Saw the movie on SDVD a few weeks back. Didn't think it was anythign special at all. I'll pass on any versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bone crusher View Post
    Saw the movie on SDVD a few weeks back. Didn't think it was anythign special at all. I'll pass on any versions.
    ditto,saw it on SDVD,worth watching once,not a purchase title for me though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BandofBrothers View Post
    and again, they cut the audio bitrate in half for no reason at all

    screw HD for now lol, im sticking to rentals
    Paramount just pisses me off to no end with this. I finally broke down and emailed [email protected].

    To whom it may concern:

    What is the reason for not adding next generation audio (PCM 5.1, Dolby TruHD, DTS-HD, etc) to Paramount's Blu-ray releases? Why do you give HD DVD releases DD+? That's better than DD but still not what the people that spent $500 - $1000 on next generation "DVDs". I am paying a premium over DVD's and I only get DD. Blu-ray is not just about the increased quality of video but also audio.

    I was hoping you wouldn't screw up "Shooter", but you did. That was the straw that broke the camel's back for me and Paramount.

    Paramount will not be seeing any of my money until they can give the consumer a worthy product. I'll give you a hint, look at Buena Vista's releases and read the reviews or watch/listen to them yourself. Uncompressed PCM or Dolby TruHD is the way to go with the next generation optical. Leave DD to your DVD's.
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    Re: audio. I agree, both DD and DD+ are crap in comparison to PCM. I'll be renting Shooter instead of buying.

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    anyone else heard some strange audio buzzing noices in the middle of the film ?? The part where Mark gets sugar ect. from the store in the dark ?! its a big problem with the audio

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    As a gun nut I loved this movie.

    Not everything was accurate but it was done rather well.

    Watched it today on blu ray.

    Very nice.

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    im gonna replace this disk with another and see what happens, if it still has the buzzing sound its 100% the movies problem not the disk

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    "MIA from this featurette is the film's star Mark Wahlberg, but director Antoine Fuqua, producer Ric Kidney, screenwriter Jonathan Lemkin and novelist Stephen Hunter all weigh in to praise the film's realism."

    So who was that guy the Gunnery Sergeant took to the rifle ranges? Sure looked like Marky Mark to me. Did you even watch this documentary?

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    yea, my friend brought this over the other day. Picture was awesome but no PCM. wtf
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    Quote Originally Posted by illegalprelude View Post
    Picture was awesome but no PCM. wtf
    It's not just the lack of PCM that's the problem with the sound. It's a rather bland mix that's not very original to begin with, imo. I'm sure the producers spent mucho dinero paying the audio post production team and the most they could come up with was using a sound library.

    If you listen to the machine gunner in the helicopter during the ranch cabin shootout, it's the exact sound effect of Cole Hauser's M-60 E3 from Tears of the Sun. How original.

    As a side note, Tears of the Sun was also an Antoine Fuqua flick...
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