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Old 10-11-2006, 10:25 AM
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Peter Bracke on Lake House:

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/lakehouse.html

'The Lake House' is a well-meaning film that, unfortunately, is a bit too convoluted for its own good. Whatever chemistry Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock generate is blunted by the obtuse narrative. This Blu-ray release is also nothing to get excited about. The transfer and soundtrack are no more than perfectly fine, and the supplements just about nil. So unless you're a diehard fan of this one, I'd say leave it as a Netflix rental at best.
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Old 01-13-2007, 04:39 AM
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I just bought this movie today, hopefully ill be checking it out soon
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I was going to pick this up but after the review I think I'll pass and just pick it up cheaply on DVD instead.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:07 PM
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I was going to pick this up but after the review I think I'll pass and just pick it up cheaply on DVD instead.
How come? Due to the video and sound quality or the movie itself?
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I'm not a fan of soft transfers, and I think I would struggle to see the difference between SD-DVD. The same thing happened with Superman Returns which I was very disappointed with PQ wise.
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This softness seems to be a recurring theme among all of the Warner titles. I've seen Phantom of the Opera and Superman Returns as well, and both are very cleen and "sharp," but lack a lot of fine detail. I know that sounds like an oxy moron, but it makes sense when you see them.
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I know what you mean and I would rather they show the fine detail myself. I know Directors make the decision as to what kind of transfer a movie should have but it seems a waste on HD when you have a soft transfer - it doesn't feel like you're getting the most from it - despite it being the director's intention in terms of the look!
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The Lake House is a chick flick that I can actually stand watching after what sounds to be a dissapointment when it comes to picture quality I will just get the standard DVD instead of the blu ray. I usually buy both the standard and the blu-ray maybee when the blu ray is cheaper.
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Anyone checked this one out recently? I thought the transfer was a lot stronger than Peter gave it credit for. And that was over three years ago!
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On the feature the only available audio track (Dolby Digital 5.1) is very quiet and it is sometimes hard to understand dialogue, but on the trailer in the special features section the dialogue is MUCH louder and clearer.

Did anybody else notice this?

Wondering why that would be so.
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