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Old 11-27-2007, 12:24 PM
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Kenneth's review of 'Paprika' is up. He says this challenging Anime film makes for another impressive Blu-ray release from Sony, boasting a vibrant transfer, impressive Japanese and English Dolby TrueHD audio tracks, and a healthy dose of supplemental goodness.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1133/paprika.html
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:36 PM
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That was to be expected, good review.

Does anyone know how the DolbyTrueHD track compares to the Japanese Region A's (and I think the French Region B) LPCM track?
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Kenneth's review of 'Paprika' is up. He says this challenging Anime film makes for another impressive Blu-ray release from Sony, boasting a vibrant transfer, impressive Japanese and English Dolby TrueHD audio tracks, and a healthy dose of supplemental goodness.

Full review here:
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1133/paprika.html
The Disc Detail says, "MPEG 4 AVC. But the review says, "MPEG-2." Typo?

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Nice to know it's not five stars in video. Thanks Sony, for screwing up the video transfer and not making it perfect!
I wanted this to be immaculate but very unfortunate that is not to be. Thank you for crushing my hopes Sony!
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The Disc Detail says, "MPEG 4 AVC. But the review says, "MPEG-2." Typo?(
Yep, a typo in the Disc Detail section -- 'Paprika' is presented with the MPEG-2 codec. The review has been updated.

Thanks for catching that one!
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Yep, a typo in the Disc Detail section -- 'Paprika' is presented with the MPEG-2 codec. The review has been updated.

Thanks for catching that one!
So basically this is the same transfer as the Japanese one? groans. Why couldn't they have FIXED it?! They're not giving this title the respect it deserves.
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"you may be better served giving this one before deciding whether or not it belongs on your shelf."

Ken you saucy minx you!!

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Yep, a typo in the Disc Detail section -- 'Paprika' is presented with the MPEG-2 codec. The review has been updated.

Thanks for catching that one!
No prob. I didn't really mind that it was a MPEG 2 transfer since it's an anime film and those look pretty good no matter what codec is used. Just wanted to make sure.
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Nice to know it's not five stars in video. Thanks Sony, for screwing up the video transfer and not making it perfect!
I wanted this to be immaculate but very unfortunate that is not to be. Thank you for crushing my hopes Sony!
This looks like one of those, "Let me pretend to be angry so that I may try influence other potential fans to be angry at Sony too" post.

Sarang, don't worry. I'm not mad at Sony. I'm sure that Paprika and Tekkon Kinkreet will be great looking. The scores were 4 and 4 1/2 stars for PQ respectivly. Not a 2 1/2 like you make it out to be. Not every animated film can be a 5 star like "Ratatouille" and "Cars."

I think you were really "hoping" that it got a worse score (Yeah, I've already checked your post history. So, don't bother....).
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This looks like one of those, "Let me pretend to be angry so that I may try influence other potential fans to be angry at Sony too" post.

Sarang, don't worry. I'm not mad at Sony. I'm sure that Paprika and Tekkon Kinkreet will be great looking. The scores were 4 and 4 1/2 stars for PQ respectivly. Not a 2 1/2 like you make it out to be. Not every animated film can be a 5 star like "Ratatouille" and "Cars."

I think you were really "hoping" that it got a worse score (Yeah, I've already checked your post history. So, don't bother....).
No I wasn't. This is a film I expect to be wet dream material and any flaw non-source is inexcusable to me hence my irritation. I wanted Sony to treat this with velvet gloves which Kenneth makes clear they didn't as the transfer is flawed, however slightly. I could understand and would have no problem if it was the source.
If I'm somewhat more critical of Sony it's because they have the Wuxia I like as well as an Anime that seemed to look great for me from the trailer. Sony seems to be the only one in the U.S. that seem to understand that some of us like High Def and want these films in HD.
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