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Old 10-27-2008, 01:15 AM
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Default 'Beetlejuice' - High-Def Digest Review

Josh has reviewed 'Beetlejuice.' He say's Tim Burton's breakout has aged gracefully over the past 20 years. The Blu-ray has pretty good High-Def video, ok audio, and skimpy extras. Worth a recommendation anyway.

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Old 10-27-2008, 01:44 AM
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nice review. i'd never checked the extras package for the title (have it incoming), and i'm surprised it's that skimped out, that's ridiculous.

i, too, hate how recent WB releases default to the crap audio track, not the good one. i don't mind how they have no menu, but defaulting as they do is like it starting in standard def, and having to switch it to 1080p.
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Most people seem to be under the impression that if it doesn't have TrueHD on the box, then it's audio is immediately sub-par. Although there have been plenty of TrueHD, PCM and DTS-MA soundtracks that have underwhelmed.
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i agree, Quasidodo, just as there are plenty of TrueHD's that underwhelm.hell, i'm watching one right now in Otis.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:55 AM
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My take on the BD.... my thoughts are very similar to Josh's.

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Most people seem to be under the impression that if it doesn't have TrueHD on the box, then it's audio is immediately sub-par. Although there have been plenty of TrueHD, PCM and DTS-MA soundtracks that have underwhelmed.
For all it's faults the TrueHD track is a marked improvement over the standard Dolby on the DVD and Blu-ray.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:31 AM
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so did you actually listen to the isolated film score, because from the one sentence that this feature is given. i would guess not. there are some people out there who this feature is a big selling point.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:00 AM
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Good review. Beetlejuice is a classic around these parts.

The one thing I find disturbing about it though, is that he mentions a lenticular slip cover for the disc. I got mine from Amazon, and it had no such cover. Would've been cool to have.

On a side note, I'm a lil confused as to why Warner didn't make this one a digibook.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:57 AM
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On a side note, I'm a lil confused as to why Warner didn't make this one a digibook.
I don't consider a digibook an upgrade. I'd prefer the dull boring regular cover with a slip cover that they gave it. I find it a shame that they are putting out these films as digibooks without giving consumers a second choice. The slip cover for Beetlejuice is really nice, though. None of the ones at my local best buy have the slip cover, either.
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for some reason this film always depressed me,, so not even a rental for me.

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for some reason this film always depressed me,, so not even a rental for me.

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