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Old 11-21-2008, 04:37 PM
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Default WHY are they still doing single layered discs?

Ronin is on a single layer disc. WTF??!!! WHY??!! There is simply no excuse to use single layer discs anymore.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:40 PM
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There is an excuse as BD25 can usually be enough, but there are several possibilities in general. They don't want to spend on dual layer, fits fine on a BD25, they can't get access to BD50, or they have to prioritize BD50 releases.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:43 PM
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If its cheaper to produce them and the material will fit on a bd25 then whats the problem?
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:45 PM
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If everything fits on a BD-25 without a compromise in quality, what does it matter?
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:17 PM
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Well, apparently Universal has had to cut out some tings in the extras dept. due to limited BD50 availability. Luckily, extras don't phase me generally.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:27 AM
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Because Ronin is not a movie that should be on a single layered disc. First off, it is over 2 hours, the audio is a monster, and then there are the extras.
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There are no extras on Ronin Blu-ray...
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If everything fits on a BD-25 without a compromise in quality, what does it matter?
Exactly! Nothing to complain about here.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:59 PM
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I think Ronin is an old transfer as it was released by Fox much earlier in Japan and Europe (December 2007) and I suppose they probably haven't redone it for the U.S. release. Not to say that all newly done releases would use BD-50 but Fox has been using them much more with their more recently created releases.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:49 PM
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I know, this post is retarded. 25GB are cheaper for the studio to consume, and when their barebonus on material a 25GB disc suits fine. Same thing with Silent Hill, Phonebooth, etc..
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