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Old 11-14-2008, 01:37 PM
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Ken has reviewed 'JFK.' He says this is fascinating stuff. This Blu-ray sports faithful (albeit intentionally uneven) video, strong TrueHD audio, and mucho supplements. Recommended.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1602/jfk.html
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:45 PM
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Watched it last night, great film, and great presentation.
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I'm really getting tired of PQ reviews like this one - the reviewer says that it's an accurate representation of what was put on film, that it is the best presentation on disc available, yet it's given only 3-1/2 stars. As far as I'm concerned, if the source material is to "blame" for not allowing the blu-ray to look 100% perfect, then the rating is not fair nor accurate. HDDigest is known for this kind of thing, and should be criticized accordingly.
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I'm really getting tired of PQ reviews like this one - the reviewer says that it's an accurate representation of what was put on film, that it is the best presentation on disc available, yet it's given only 3-1/2 stars. As far as I'm concerned, if the source material is to "blame" for not allowing the blu-ray to look 100% perfect, that is not fair nor accurate. HDDigest is known for this kind of thing, and should be criticized accordingly.


I like Kenneth, but disagree just a tad on the PQ. I'd actually give it a 4 star.
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I really liked this movie when I first saw it, but after watching a segment on the History Channel ripping apart the story, it ruined the movie for me. I don't think I'd be able to detach myself from all the made up things in the movie if I were to watch it again. So pass for me.
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QUOTE=JayAuritt;1278605]I'm really getting tired of PQ reviews like this one - the reviewer says that it's an accurate representation of what was put on film, that it is the best presentation on disc available, yet it's given only 3-1/2 stars. As far as I'm concerned, if the source material is to "blame" for not allowing the blu-ray to look 100% perfect, then the rating is not fair nor accurate. HDDigest is known for this kind of thing, and should be criticized accordingly.
that's just not the review paradigm the reviewers subscribe to on hdd.
the ratings are based more on an absolute scale which takes into account every other title released on the format.
It does end up sometimes giving the short shrift to older films that have been given extremely faithful bd transfers, but that's just the way hdd rolls.

I really wish some B&M stores in my area would get this title in.
still can't find it.
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I really liked this movie when I first saw it, but after watching a segment on the History Channel ripping apart the story, it ruined the movie for me. I don't think I'd be able to detach myself from all the made up things in the movie if I were to watch it again. So pass for me.
Hearst's yellow-journalism propaganda mill puts another sheeple back to sleeple. Sweet dreams.

For my part, I'd like to express my intensive gratitude for K-Brown's sound and thoughtful review. The best by him I've read yet.

(Regarding PQ ratings of intentional roughness, this is an intractable problem, but K-Brown explains himself.)

My copy is on order, but it's unfortunately tethered to my pre-ordered Wall-E!
Hope to get it by T-giving.
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Stone doesn’t want us to accept his version of the events carte blanche, he wants us to realize that the story that has been handed down over the years is, at its very core, a joke
And now we have this:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27705829/

The thing about the conspiracy theorists is that none of their versions hold water if you really think about them. Especially since a lot of them weren't even *alive* when JFK was assassinated.

People can't wrap their heads around the fact that one man or one thing can change history (just ask the late Archduke Ferdinand).

JFK is political fiction that unfortunately later generations who don't bother to learn history will accept as fact.
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I really wish some B&M stores in my area would get this title in.
still can't find it.

I've had troubles locating this title too, I'm hoping there wasn't some type of unannounced delay or recall. At any rate, I'm looking forward to picking this up and watching right away, the compelling performances will do it for me in this movie every time. Good to hear that Warner didn't slouch with the transfer. Kinda wish that 2008 Kennedy Documentary was in 1080 though too.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:26 PM
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it got released, but apparently there was some kind of problem getting stock out in time for Tuesday's opening at many stores.
Hopefully they'll be there very soon.
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