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Old 03-16-2012, 12:36 PM
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Our review of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)' has just been posted. This is one hell of a good Blu-ray. Here's why:

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Old 03-16-2012, 04:42 PM
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Wow, no comments? Nothing bad or good to say?
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:56 PM
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I liked this. In some ways, it's better than the swedish version. In others, worse. But generally very, very good.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:57 PM
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Nice write up, E, btw.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:11 PM
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Wow, no comments? Nothing bad or good to say?
Like subtitles, I don't like reading comments.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:12 PM
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Thanks, Super. With everything else on my plate (end of the term), I was feeling like I might have rushed it and did a crappy job.

As for the movie, I'm surprised by how much I ended up really like this. I loved that Fincher really made this as his own, unique version.

And no Godstar, like subtitles.
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" The digital-to-digital transfer, which for anyone interested takes up nearly 49GB of real estate on a dual-layered BD50 disc "

Where do you get those numbers from ? The maximum capacity of a dual layer blu-ray disc is 46.6 Gb not 49 GB.
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I can't compare this to the original theatrical Swedish version, but I did like the Swedish extended cut better than this. That's not saying much, because the two were very close. They were close enough, in terms of storyline, to make me NOT go out and buy this version, already having the Swedish extended cuts on blu-ray. That's OK though, because it'll give me more money to spend on: The Darkest Hour 3D, The Witches of Oz, Barbarian and the geisha, The Big Trail, UP 3D, Ghosts of the Abyss 3D, and Underworld Awakening 3D as they come out!
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" The digital-to-digital transfer, which for anyone interested takes up nearly 49GB of real estate on a dual-layered BD50 disc "

Where do you get those numbers from ? The maximum capacity of a dual layer blu-ray disc is 46.6 Gb not 49 GB.
Here you go. Admittedly, I rounded the actual figures up to the next whole number, but the total disc size with commentary track, main menu graphics and its accompanying music is at around 49.2GB. I just through this bit of info for the fun of it because I find it interesting that almost the entire disc capacity is dedicated to the video encode and lossless audio.

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Title                                                           Codec   Length  Movie Size      Disc Size       Bitrate Bitrate Main Audio Track                          Secondary Audio Track
-----                                                           ------  ------- --------------  --------------  ------- ------- ------------------                        ---------------------
00802.MPLS                                                      AVC     2:38:08 48,132,894,720  49,220,940,305  40.58   31.48   DTS-HD Master 5.1 2344Kbps (48kHz/16-bit) DD AC3 5.1 640Kbps
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DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     GIRL_DRAGON_TATTOO
Disc Size:      49,220,940,305 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        Yes
BDInfo:         0.5.6

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00802.MPLS
Length:                 2:38:08 (h:m:s)
Size:                   48,132,894,720 bytes
Total Bitrate:          40.58 Mbps

(*) Indicates included stream hidden by this playlist.

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
MPEG-4 AVC Video        31479 kbps          1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
DTS-HD Master Audio             English         2344 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 2344 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio             French          2347 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 2347 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio             English         640 kbps        5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
* Dolby Digital Audio           English         640 kbps        5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio             English         192 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio             English         192 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB / Dolby Surround

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           English         30.324 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           English         24.542 kbps                     
* Presentation Graphics         English         30.334 kbps                     
* Presentation Graphics         English         24.552 kbps                     
* Presentation Graphics         English         55.329 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           English         55.311 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Arabic          15.187 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           French          24.883 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Hebrew          23.761 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Hindi           29.162 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         28.595 kbps                     

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate   
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------   
00800.M2TS      0:00:00.000     2:38:08.520     48,132,894,720  40,582          

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time  
------          -------         ------          --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  
1               0:00:00.000     0:09:53.884     31,538 kbps     39,306 kbps     00:02:05.667    36,909 kbps     00:03:52.398    36,857 kbps     00:03:47.393    164,415 bytes   516,023 bytes   00:09:49.046    
2               0:09:53.884     0:12:11.814     32,594 kbps     38,752 kbps     00:20:23.889    37,023 kbps     00:19:34.756    36,773 kbps     00:10:49.857    169,928 bytes   481,302 bytes   00:20:24.890    
3               0:22:05.699     0:06:19.087     33,518 kbps     38,736 kbps     00:25:58.223    37,135 kbps     00:25:58.223    36,905 kbps     00:25:58.306    174,746 bytes   425,836 bytes   00:26:03.186    
4               0:28:24.786     0:09:44.959     32,929 kbps     39,265 kbps     00:33:20.456    37,218 kbps     00:29:44.949    37,011 kbps     00:29:39.944    171,678 bytes   554,031 bytes   00:33:20.498    
5               0:38:09.745     0:09:51.173     31,621 kbps     37,775 kbps     00:42:10.653    36,939 kbps     00:42:06.774    36,767 kbps     00:42:17.243    164,860 bytes   316,231 bytes   00:41:31.906    
6               0:48:00.919     0:07:06.425     30,903 kbps     37,629 kbps     00:49:00.562    35,808 kbps     00:49:17.454    35,080 kbps     00:49:15.285    161,114 bytes   391,830 bytes   00:51:25.791    
7               0:55:07.345     0:05:58.858     30,576 kbps     39,013 kbps     00:57:42.750    36,867 kbps     01:00:32.378    36,442 kbps     00:57:15.849    159,409 bytes   555,318 bytes   00:57:38.079    
8               1:01:06.204     0:08:15.828     32,050 kbps     39,633 kbps     01:04:13.766    36,843 kbps     01:05:12.366    36,548 kbps     01:05:11.240    167,096 bytes   570,266 bytes   01:04:14.767    
9               1:09:22.032     0:06:50.827     32,440 kbps     50,618 kbps     01:16:08.355    39,462 kbps     01:16:04.351    38,049 kbps     01:15:59.346    169,125 bytes   552,326 bytes   01:12:44.068    
10              1:16:12.859     0:07:14.851     34,435 kbps     39,028 kbps     01:23:26.710    36,903 kbps     01:22:50.882    36,822 kbps     01:22:45.919    179,527 bytes   568,804 bytes   01:20:33.954    
11              1:23:27.711     0:09:22.019     32,336 kbps     40,084 kbps     01:23:44.811    37,034 kbps     01:30:26.629    36,902 kbps     01:30:21.624    168,587 bytes   520,978 bytes   01:23:29.337    
12              1:32:49.730     0:08:45.274     30,136 kbps     38,386 kbps     01:34:47.306    36,837 kbps     01:36:23.360    35,979 kbps     01:35:51.704    157,117 bytes   593,593 bytes   01:39:57.783    
13              1:41:35.005     0:17:19.204     31,906 kbps     39,151 kbps     01:48:12.444    36,921 kbps     01:44:32.057    36,715 kbps     01:53:27.759    166,345 bytes   590,576 bytes   01:55:15.575    
14              1:58:54.210     0:15:48.322     31,409 kbps     40,247 kbps     02:03:56.345    36,933 kbps     02:09:30.220    36,743 kbps     02:09:25.841    163,752 bytes   636,169 bytes   02:03:56.387    
15              2:14:42.532     0:08:33.304     32,142 kbps     38,010 kbps     02:18:29.509    37,002 kbps     02:15:09.768    36,871 kbps     02:15:04.763    167,572 bytes   528,669 bytes   02:15:03.053    
16              2:23:15.837     0:14:52.683     26,505 kbps     39,265 kbps     02:24:28.826    36,923 kbps     02:27:38.266    36,775 kbps     02:27:38.266    138,194 bytes   542,139 bytes   02:24:29.827    

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           Packets         
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   -----           
00800.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0x1B            AVC                                     9488.396                31,480                  37,336,694,762  203,049,696     
00800.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x86            DTS-HD MA       eng (English)           9488.396                2,344                   2,780,388,600   16,549,513      
00800.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           9488.396                192                     227,725,056     1,482,585       
00800.M2TS      4354 (0x1102)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           9488.396                640                     759,083,520     4,447,755       
00800.M2TS      4355 (0x1103)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           9488.396                640                     759,083,520     4,447,755       
00800.M2TS      4356 (0x1104)   0x86            DTS-HD MA       fra (French)            9488.396                2,347                   2,783,936,208   16,575,125      
00800.M2TS      4357 (0x1105)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           9488.396                192                     227,725,056     1,482,585       
00800.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           9488.396                30                      35,965,774      206,120         
00800.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           9488.396                25                      29,108,539      170,865         
00800.M2TS      4610 (0x1202)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           9488.396                30                      35,978,183      206,186         
00800.M2TS      4611 (0x1203)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           9488.396                25                      29,120,603      170,929         
00800.M2TS      4612 (0x1204)   0x90            PGS             ara (Arabic)            9488.396                15                      18,012,183      109,729         
00800.M2TS      4613 (0x1205)   0x90            PGS             fra (French)            9488.396                25                      29,512,909      171,336         
00800.M2TS      4614 (0x1206)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           9488.396                55                      65,602,829      372,568         
00800.M2TS      4615 (0x1207)   0x90            PGS             heb (Hebrew)            9488.396                24                      28,182,649      164,280         
00800.M2TS      4616 (0x1208)   0x90            PGS             hin (Hindi)             9488.396                29                      34,588,490      199,157         
00800.M2TS      4617 (0x1209)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           9488.396                55                      65,624,142      372,687         
00800.M2TS      4618 (0x120A)   0x90            PGS             spa (Spanish)           9488.396                29                      33,915,275      195,386
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THis movie was by far the best movie of 2011. The first half hour is a little hard to follow, but once things get moving, the movie flies by extremely fast. I thought Rooney did an incredible job, but I still prefer Noomi's version of Lisbeth. On the other hand, I think Craig gave Bloomkvist a lot more personality. Nevertheless, the movie is well done and it is nice to see an adaptation that does not feel like it is the same movie, just with english speaker actors. The changes Fincher made make it stand out on its own. My other wonder for curiousity sake is, which movie is closer to the book? I have heard Fincher's is, but nothing stating if that is fact or not.
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