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Old 10-07-2008, 01:10 PM
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Peter's review of 'The Amityville Horror' is up. He thinks the movie is hilariously bad. This Blu-ray has decent video and audio, but the studio is asking $40 for ZERO supplements. One to avoid.

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I hope we have awards on this website at the end of the year, so we can vote this the worst release of the year. $40???? Really???? And you can't even carry over any of the supplements from the stinkin' cheap-as-hell DVD? The docs of the DVD are more entertaining than the movie itself.

MGM might be the worst BD studio out there. People might argue against that because of the brilliance of the Godfather set, but it's simple releases like this and Carrie that set them back.


$40??????
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:57 PM
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Looks like a great disc with good price.....



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Ouch.

Is it really MPEG4? The title was announced in early 2007 figured it would carry a MPEG2 encoding like all other Fox/MGM titles at the time (Dude, Wheres my Car for example).
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I hope we have awards on this website at the end of the year, so we can vote this the worst release of the year. $40???? Really???? And you can't even carry over any of the supplements from the stinkin' cheap-as-hell DVD? The docs of the DVD are more entertaining than the movie itself.

MGM might be the worst BD studio out there. People might argue against that because of the brilliance of the Godfather set, but it's simple releases like this and Carrie that set them back.


$40??????
i thought paramount released the godfather set? anyway ill just wait for the price to drop, and peter has it all wrong, this movie is not 2 stars. way better film i thought.
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I hope we have awards on this website at the end of the year, so we can vote this the worst release of the year. $40???? Really???? And you can't even carry over any of the supplements from the stinkin' cheap-as-hell DVD? The docs of the DVD are more entertaining than the movie itself.

MGM might be the worst BD studio out there. People might argue against that because of the brilliance of the Godfather set, but it's simple releases like this and Carrie that set them back.

$40??????
Paramuount released the Godfather.... not MGM.

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Is it really MPEG4? The title was announced in early 2007 figured it would carry a MPEG2 encoding like all other Fox/MGM titles at the time (Dude, Wheres my Car for example).
I was wondering the same thing....
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Paramuount released the Godfather.... not MGM.


I was wondering the same thing....
Apparently HDD is the only site to receive review copies of this film as every other reveiwer I have spoken to have yet to receive theres. I'll check for sure when it arrives since Bracke has made errors before. This came out today, right? I'm sure someone must have picked it up...
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With TCM and Poltergeist coming out, this disc has some steep competition.
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i wonder how you would compare the picture quality to halloween blu-ray? Didnt that get a bad review for picture quality as well, and it wasnt that bad!
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i wonder how you would compare the picture quality to halloween blu-ray? Didnt that get a bad review for picture quality as well, and it wasnt that bad!
Halloween recieved low marks because the color timing was 'off'. Other than that it's a fairly good release PQ wise.

Amityville on the other hand, I expect, looks truly cruddy. It's a BD25 w/ (most likely) MPEG-2 encoding and terrible prduction values.
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