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Old 07-27-2007, 12:14 AM
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Default '300' - High-Def Digest review

We've all been waiting for this one... Peter's review of '300' on Blu-ray is up. As predicted, he didn't love the film itself or its purposefully-degraded visual style, but still this Blu-ray earns high praise (and a 4.0 overall rating) from our prickly Mr Bracke.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/300.html
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:36 AM
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Sounds good, can't wait to get it next week!
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:46 AM
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>a computer-generated "film grain" has been added to the mix, which gives
>the image a final coating of jumpiness, with obvious noise in every shot.



Sweet. I know I spent $2000 on a HDTV to have obvious noise in every
shot. I couldn't be more pleased with this news. Really. I mean, they had
a clear picture but they went the extra mile to ruin it, how cool is that?

P.S. Pre-emptive strike: intentional grain =/= art.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:28 AM
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All ofthe reviews I've read say it has an awesome '3D' effect, yet this review says its a very flat 2D look.

Go figure......
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It still got a 4/5 for video which is really good. I find PQ opinions on many sites including this one sometimes to be as subjective as someone's opinion on the movie itself.

I'm glad I have this one pre-ordered on Amazon.

Also how did both the HD DVD and BD versions get the EXACT same score in each individual category but the HD DVD gets a 4.5 in overall grade while the BD gets 4. If it's because of the PiP stuff then I don't care. As long as the PQ and SQ are the same.
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Also how did both the HD DVD and BD versions get the EXACT same score in each individual category but the HD DVD gets a 4.5 in overall grade while the BD gets 4. If it's because of the PiP stuff then I don't care. As long as the PQ and SQ are the same.
HD-DVD had 3 stars in hi-def extras while blu-ray as usual its keeping par of 0.
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Just curious if someone could help me understand why Warner would put both a PCM and a Dolby True HD track on the disk? Wouldn't there really be no difference in the sound quality at all?
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:40 AM
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As long as the PQ and SQ are the same.
The PQ should be exactly the same as they are both using a VC-1 encode, SQ should be the exact same on the Dolby True HD track. If the PCM track is better than the True HD track then it's possible the SQ is better, but the reviewer gave the same score on SQ which leads to my post above. Why would Warner spend the money to produce both a True HD track and a PCM track if they sound exactly the same? I'm sure the majority of Blu-Ray owners would have preferred some HD extras vs. the PCM track or Dolby True HD track.
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:57 AM
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from our prickly Mr Bracke.
Wait...all this time I've been reading movie reviews from a porcupine?
While I understand the need for diversity in the workplace and all that,
shouldn't you limit movie reviewers to non-quill-bearing folks? Sorry if
I offended any pricklers out there, just had to speak my mind.
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:20 AM
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Great review of 300 Peter. Sorry you did not like the film as much as the majority of us did. I thought that, visually, the film was a painting in motion. Just beautiful imagery. Cant wait to get this one.
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