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Old 02-08-2008, 12:08 PM
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Kenneth's review of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" has been posted. He enjoyed the film, finding it very rewarding after an initially slow start. He does have problems with this Blu-ray release's compression issues, which bring the video rating down, even as the audio track faithfully serves the films intents. This is still a significant improvement over the standard edition, but you'll want to read up on this one and approach a blind purchase carefully.

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This DVD? You might want to correct that.
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Wow, this is probably them most dissapointed I have been after reading a review on here. I saw this in theaters and immediately could not wait for the high def release as I loved the cinematorgraphy, but to now read that it is plagued by all these technical issues with the pic quality has me on the fence.

Any idea if the HD-DVD release might look better? (not a fanboy, I'm format neutral and simply want the best pic quality available)
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Any idea if the HD-DVD release might look better? (not a fanboy, I'm format neutral and simply want the best pic quality available)
I was getting ready to say the same thing.
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Wow, this is probably them most dissapointed I have been after reading a review on here. I saw this in theaters and immediately could not wait for the high def release as I loved the cinematorgraphy, but to now read that it is plagued by all these technical issues with the pic quality has me on the fence.

Any idea if the HD-DVD release might look better? (not a fanboy, I'm format neutral and simply want the best pic quality available)
The HD DVD version is being released in March -- I'll get a review for that edition online as soon as we receive a copy from Warner. Although, considering their previous dual-format releases, I would imagine it would be the exact transfer with the exact problems. I doubt the delays they're attaching to the HD DVD versions will ever result in improvements to the PQ or AQ.

Thanks as always for posting!
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Yikes....This was a blind buy for me based on my buddy's comments about the cinematography, as well.

I might have to exchange this for Gone Baby Gone next week!
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I was getting ready to say the same thing.
It will be exactly the same ported over.
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Ken you're right, 25-30 GB isn't enogh for long films
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Ken you're right, 25-30 GB isn't enogh for long films
i dont think this is the smackdown, that sucks i was looking forward to this, ah well will have to wait
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Thanks for the review.

If (big if) WB double dips on this film here with significant improvements and more added special features, I'd purchase it.

I actually enjoyed the half hour documentary right after viewing the movie itself. There were quite a few bits that weren't mentioned in the film about Jesse's life. I'd mentioned some, but I don't wanna spoil it for viewers who haven't seen it.

To the foeks out there that might stray themselves away, because of the PQ (not that I disagree)...you should give it a rent for the movie itself.
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