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Old 06-04-2009, 12:50 PM
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Please welcome Aaron Peck to Hgh-Def Digest. For his first review, Aaron has circled back and checked out Guy Ritchie's 'RocknRolla.' He says this is a nice return to form for Madonna's former beau. This Blu-ray has fairly strong video and audio and a few fun extras. This one is a rental.

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Terrific performances by Wilkinson & Strong, not much else to recommend.
You've seen one Ritchie film, you've seen them all.
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I've always wondered....
What are the weightings for the different categories in reviews?

The Movie Itself (4/5)
HD Video Quality (3.5/5)
HD Audio Quality (4/5)
Supplements (1.5/5)
High-Def Extras (0/5)

It seems the Supplements are really dragging this review down, despite having good marks for the movie itself and presentation.

When I purchase a disc, I do so because the film merits it; not because of the quality of the its "making-of" documentary. While I enjoy the extras, they're definitely... supplemental.
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I've always wondered....
What are the weightings for the different categories in reviews?

The Movie Itself (4/5)
HD Video Quality (3.5/5)
HD Audio Quality (4/5)
Supplements (1.5/5)
High-Def Extras (0/5)

It seems the Supplements are really dragging this review down, despite having good marks for the movie itself and presentation.

When I purchase a disc, I do so because the film merits it; not because of the quality of the its "making-of" documentary. While I enjoy the extras, they're definitely... supplemental.
Here's a link that should help you with your question of the weightings:
http://www.highdefdigest.com/reviewmethodology.html
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Got my copy yesterday, can't wait to watch it.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:58 PM
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When I purchase a disc, I do so because the film merits it; not because of the quality of the its "making-of" documentary. While I enjoy the extras, they're definitely... supplemental.

Well said, amigo. I for one, purchase a disc because of the actual FILM and not always because of the PQ/AQ (see: Predator) so i'm with you on how this one was given a 'Rental' label when the actual film/pq and aq got an slightly-above average rating.

But hey, maybe we're just so god damn critial on these site reviewers

EDIT: Just saw Paaron46s' review URL. Gotcha.
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Well said, amigo. I for one, purchase a disc because of the actual FILM and not always because of the PQ/AQ (see: Predator) so i'm with you on how this one was given a 'Rental' label when the actual film/pq and aq got an slightly-above average rating.

But hey, maybe we're just so god damn critial on these site reviewers

EDIT: Just saw Paaron46s' review URL. Gotcha.
Yeah, by no means is the overall score a hard and fast rule, just a quick judge. If you’re not a supplement person then just disregard the supplement section. Then you could take the scores left over for Movie/AQ/PQ add them up and find the average.

For RocknRolla those 3 sections would add up to:

(4+3.5+4)/3=(4 stars overall)
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Thanks for the explanation Makes sense.
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Thanks for the explanation Makes sense.
Not a problem. Happy I could help out.
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Honestly, I think calling RocknRolla a rental is about right. I gave it a view when it came out on Blu, and haven't even had the urge to see it again. I honestly liked Revolver more.

Yes, I know. Most people did NOT like Revolver. Yes, I know, most people really enjoyed RocknRolla.

Snatch>Lock Stock>Revolver>RocknRolla.
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