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Old 02-10-2009, 10:27 AM
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Default Uh... I don't think Ronin is coming out any time soon

I cannot find a listing for Ronin on Blu-Ray on either Amazon or Best Buy, is it actually coming out or not? I know it is on Deepdiscountdvd, but I take their listings with a grain of sand until the product is actually available in stores.
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You can always import it via Amazon.co.uk. It's exactly the same as the US release. Though I'm not sure if it's region free. If you have an LG BH200 then it won't matter
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:08 PM
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Yea the UK Ronin is region locked. Why does MGM keep delaying this title in the US?
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:24 PM
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You can always import it via Amazon.co.uk. It's exactly the same as the US release. Though I'm not sure if it's region free. If you have an LG BH200 then it won't matter
I can wait, I would rather not import if i do not have to, as import cases usually have unneeded text.
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Yea the UK Ronin is region locked. Why does MGM keep delaying this title in the US?
Hopefully because they're working on a better transfer.... I heard the UK release sucked in terms of PQ, which is a shame considering how great Ronin is.
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well Fox still has it set for February 24th, but maybe they just haven't updated it.
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http://www.thehdroom.com/news/Ronin_...u-ray_Day/3840

Hopefully it doesnt suck.

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It will be presented with a now archaic HDMV MPEG-2 encode on a BD-25 disc. Fox has long since switched to using AVC MPEG-4 for high-def encodes. On the audio side Ronin will receive the Fox standard 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio treatment.
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I have the Japanese Region A from 2007. Glad I didnt' wait for the US!
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Hopefully in the time since that was published in Nov 08, Fox/MGM have decided to revisit this and authorize a proper AVC encode. If this is another MPEG2 cheapo release that's been sitting on their backburner for over a year, they can count on me waiting a bit longer for it; to hit about 8 bucks on eBay.
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I don't mind MPEG2 if there is ample room to keep the bitrates high.. But.. With a movie that runs 122 minutes on a BD25 with a lossless track and extras, I have serious reservations about the PQ of this movie. My gut feeling is that the PQ may be compromised. And that is too bad as this is a good movie. But it still should look much better than what you see on DVD and cable/sat.
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