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Old 05-19-2008, 12:04 PM
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Default 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' - High-Def Digest Review

Josh's review of 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' is up. He says it's a terrific movie, but yet another mixed Blu-ray bag from Fox. The soundtrack is stunning, but the video quality is only a small improvement over the DVD edition. This disc merits a recommendation, but owners of the Collector's Edition DVD will want to hang that as the supplements here haven't all made the tripto Blu-ray.

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Old 05-19-2008, 12:07 PM
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Thats it?! Only three stars for PQ, that sucks. I'll still buy it, to add it to my collection.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:15 PM
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Blu-ray.com gave it 4.5 video and Josh gives it a 3. Interesting. Can't wait to see it myself and see where the discrepancy lies.
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I think the review here at HDD is spot on for this one.
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I'm still waiting for someone to explain all the half-assed video reviews for this title that I've been reading. Looks great to me...and as intended. I think that, once again, reviewers are making little or no allowance between absolute test-pattern standards, such as those used for calibrating a monitor, and real world results obtained from various source materials, and crafted using various intentional styles and techniques. This has been going on since the advent of hi-def, and helps create more confusion in the mind of the public. Once in a while I get really pissed off. But then...what the hell. There are people dying in the world.
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While this isnt a first day purchase for me ill get it eventually. Justhave alot of movies to watch at this time notto mention BoB on hhhhdvd
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I purchased it the day it came out because i love t he film so much. Sadly I agree with the reviewer for the picture quality...looks like the DVD. I hate Fox...
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Yikes.... I guess it's a very good thing I found this movie to be boring and wasn't really considering a bluray upgrade to begin with.
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I would give it a 4.0 on PQ. There are many scenes which look better than a DVD.
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Never a favorite of mine but i'd rent it for the audio alone!! This should really be an aural delight!
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