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Old 05-18-2009, 07:24 PM
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Josh has reviewed 'The Machinist.' He says this is an eerie thriller with a disturbingly transformed Christian Bale at its center. This Blu-ray has very good picture and sound and a few good extras. Recommended.

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Old 05-18-2009, 07:48 PM
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Great movie. I have the japanese import on . Very happy that more people can wath this in hd now.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:08 PM
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Can anyone compare the PQ to the Japanese ?
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can't wait for this tomorrow, one of if not my most anticipated catalog blu-ray disc release.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:26 PM
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Can anyone compare the PQ to the Japanese ?
Same shit.


http://project-blu.com/reviews/machinistusa.html



I'm sticking with my HD DVD.
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Nice review, but I'm sticking with my amazing Japanese .
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An interesting movie, certainly one I'll be buying, but not one with a plot ultimately worthy of Bale's extreme sacrifice for it. I'm curious what he found so profoundly compelling about the screenplay to be willing to go those ends for it...
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Great movie, look forward to the new extras.
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I will be getting this one. Bale's physical transformation still amazes me after all this time. Talk about going all out for a part and developing the character. Movie is good as well,lol.
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Well. I own the Japanese HD DVD and i have owned the German VC-1 version aswell but i can't say anything about them vs eachother because i haven't compared them as i sold the german BD before i got the HD DVD!! But i remember the german BD to be atleast 4,5 stars like the Japanese HD DVD which looks awesome aswell.

But according to K Brown.s review the VC-1 encode seems a tiny bit better and maybe the best of the bunch but hardly worth any drastic replacement aggony. All 3 seem to share a bit of EE though.

I would like K.Brown to take a look at this Paramount edition aswell if possible?!.

It felt funny that both P Bracke and J Zyber had reviewed 3 days of the condor aswell where J Zyber raised the PQ score half a star ensuring us that the HD DVD was DNR.d !! P Bracke din't say anything about DNR back in the days. Sure he didn't have the BD to compare to but still. Sorry for OT.
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