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Old 11-10-2008, 12:58 AM
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Josh's review of 'Baraka' is up. He says this is fascinating visual art. This Blu-ray has exceptional audio and video and some informative supplements. Highly recommended.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1659/baraka.html
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I have been waiting for this one; I'm glad to read that it is done justice. A very nice film.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:47 AM
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Excellent review Josh. Hopefully this thread can avoid the hoopla on the AVS thread.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:29 AM
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Baraka is my favorite Mortal Kombat character, I am glad to see he got his own film....





This is high on my list of must rent before I buy BDs. Hopefully I don't find the imagery too disturbing, I have never seen Baraka before.
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QUOTE=kdssrugby;1271293]Excellent review Josh. Hopefully this thread can avoid the hoopla on the AVS thread.
should I even ask what the drama involves?
it's gotta be dnr/ee based right?
I mean what possible other issue could there be right?
btw: great info Josh.
I had never heard of these films before recently.
as far as this thread becoming like the avs one--it will never happen simply because not many people on here give a crap about this bd.
and as far as the packaging--yes it SUCKS.
these companies just like in the music industry want to try and hide behind total bs claims of "helping the environment"
yeah sure.
I know that's all those greedy fatcats think about all day right?
"gee how can we help save the planet?
oh I know we'll start making our packaging even more shitty"
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:04 AM
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should I even ask what the drama involves?
it's gotta be dnr/ee based right?
Yes, there are a couple of people on AVS who believe that this is the most DNR'ed Blu-ray EVER.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:48 AM
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I've given up on that forum, the people over there will NEVER be satisfied by anything, ever. I rented Baraka, and even though I didn't end up loving the film, there is no doubt that this is a magnificent looking disc. In fact, I'd say one the best home video releases ever.

I kid you not, there was actually a recent argument over there about DNR in the opening credits sequence of one disc - which was friggin white text on a black background!!
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I've given up on that forum, the people over there will NEVER be satisfied by anything, ever. I rented Baraka, and even though I didn't end up loving the film, there is no doubt that this is a magnificent looking disc. In fact, I'd say one the best home video releases ever.

I kid you not, there was actually a recent argument over there about DNR in the opening credits sequence of one disc - which was friggin white text on a black background!!
LOL

When will people learn DNR is a necessary tool to transfer film to video. If too much is applied, that can cause people to over-exaggerate it.
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Just finished watching it, I noticed the slightest bit of ringing in just a few scenes, and thats only because I was looking for it after reading the thread over at AVS.

This is a beautiful disc, PERIOD.

Now as for the packaging, yes it sucks.

As for the film itself, I tried to like it, and i did find some of the scenes truly amazing, but near the end of the film, I must admit I was sort of waiting for it to end, which is not a good sign.
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I too just watched it. I have to say it looked and sounded good, but it didn't really keep my attention. There were scenes that I liked, but in general, I would recommend Planet Earth over it.
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