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Old 09-13-2007, 02:28 AM
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Default 'Memoirs of a Geisha' - High-Def Digest review

Peter's review of 'Memoirs of a Geisha' is up. Like most critics, he didn't love the film itself (it has a 35% rotten rating at Rotten Tomatoes), but as a Blu-ray release, he says this one soars with a very fine transfer and soundtrack, a packed-to-the-gills supplements package, and even a nifty new BD-exclusive navigational feature.

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Old 09-13-2007, 02:37 AM
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Personally I really liked this movie and will pick up my copy asap.

Not that I ever agree with Peter's movie ratings when it comes to stories.
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Agreed. I also really liked the movie, although I do agree that the score should be knocked down a couple for lack of authenticity. I'd still give it 3 1/2 stars, but I checked it at rotten tomatoes and it looks like we're in the minority. Ah well.
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The beautiful and talented Ziyi does her best
Does someone wanna let Peter know that Ziyi is not her family name?

Fair review of the movie, though I didn't think it was quite as convoluted as he seems to think. 2.5-3 stars for the film itself. It was visually stunning though, so I'm a bit anxious about the black crush issues he had with the encode.
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Does someone wanna let Peter know that Ziyi is not her family name?
Thanks -- fixed...

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Personally I really liked this movie and will pick up my copy asap.

Not that I ever agree with Peter's movie ratings when it comes to stories.
Yeah, unless its a concert it doesn't get above 2.5 stars.. ever.. LOL

This is a personal favorite movie of mine.. 4 stars overall.. huge amounts of extras.. how cool ^_^

Definite buy.. getting sick of these "2 star movies but bad flick good disc" reviews... does he know not all movies can be as good as Dave Matthews live in concert?
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john williams did not work on the music score for "the last emperor".
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Default Great Buy

Another Great Transfer. I think people are really missing out on some great movies (Geisha and black Book)


I like the bookmark feature. Great PQ & AQ. Also, has the new PS3 Icons and great in movie menus and allot of extras for the people who love extras.

PQ:4.5
SQ:4

Controls on your PS3 Remote:

Green : Add BookMark
Yellow: Get BookMark Menu

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Anyone else have problems playing this? I am using the Pioneer BDC202 and PowerDVD which produces a black screen but nothing else. Do I just have a faulty disc? Was really looking forward to seeing this in HD.

I really liked this movie apart from the ending which I liked not so much.
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4 stars from me. i did not find it complicated at all. funny though, after movie finished the ONE thing that kept popping into my mind was its too bad the director didnt make Zhang more beautiful. and by beatifull I mean the same thing as when Peter mentioned in his review, "none....were allowed to shine."
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