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Old 05-20-2008, 01:25 PM
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Default 'Face/Off' - High-Def Digest Review

Kenneth's review of 'Face/Off' has been posted. He enjoyed the film and
says this Blu-ray showcases an excellent video transfer (only marred
by some pesky DNR), a powerful 6.1 DTS audio track, and a healthy
collection of supplements. Fans will be extremely happy. Recommended.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1475/faceoff.html
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:40 PM
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Looking forward to picking this one up! (hopefully cheap) :-)
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The picture from the HD DVD is amazing for Face Off, too good in fact. In one or two scenes, wires were very visable. Aside from that, I highly recommend this hi def release.
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Still not listed on amazon.........
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This was a great movie in HD DVD, I'm sure the bluray with the DTS track will rock. I can tell you that the DD+ track (the one I usually select) sounded absolutly fantastic.

Just out of curiosity, why did the # of stars drop buy half a star? Shouldn't it score just as good with the same DTS track?
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Satisfied with my HD version
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yup cant wait to buy this on bluray!
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Just out of curiosity, why did the # of stars drop buy half a star? Shouldn't it score just as good with the same DTS track?
Mainly because the HD DVD version offered two tracks of similar, impressive quality, while the Blu-ray version has a flatter Dolby Digital mix (at least by my estimation). I thought it was wise to reflect this discrepency in the overall score, even though it didn't affect the bottom line, my experience with the fantastic DTS track, or my overall recommendation.

Hope that helps clarify things. Thanks as always for posting!
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Wait a second, it gets over 4 stars and has the same DNR'd transfer as the HD DVD? Fuck off!! The HD DVD looked terrible, are we apologists now that it's on blu?
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Mainly because the HD DVD version offered two tracks of similar, impressive quality, while the Blu-ray version has a flatter Dolby Digital mix (at least by my estimation). I thought it was wise to reflect this discrepency in the overall score, even though it didn't affect the bottom line, my experience with the fantastic DTS track, or my overall recommendation.
I think you should include this explanation in the review. I had the same question. Your HD DVD review doesn't really make mention of the DD+ track all that much. I looked in that review to see if there was an explanation for the difference in half a star, and expected to see something like "The DD+ track just edges the DTS track."

When you said the DTS track is better, I couldn't think of a reason for difference in the score, and think most people won't make the connection either.
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