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Old 08-27-2009, 01:23 PM
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Aaron has reviewed '24: Season 7.' He says this first season to deput on Blu-ray is a mixed bag. Video is strong, but at times the grain is just too much. Audio is among the best he's heard for a TV show on Blu-ray. The extras are typical for home video '24' releases. Fans will want to add this to their collection. Recommended.

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Old 08-27-2009, 01:27 PM
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I thought the grain was a lot to do with the look of the show.
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Anyone got any screenshots from this release?
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Anyone got any screenshots from this release?
I have some on my review here.
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I have a feeling Season 5 was the last decent season of 24...everything since has been garbage. Shame...
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Many of the scenes in this reminded me of watching Burn Notice season 2.
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'I will forever be a fan of Jack Bauer and his world-saving antics'----those are some words I can relate to..: )

I've been watching 24 on dvd ever since season 1 came out, and I was very excited to see it on blu ray. I did read a lot of similar 'mixed bag' reviews in terms of its looks and when I popped in disc 1 it's entirely true. some scenes are sssoo good & then other scenes are so extremely grainy, it's a stark contrast. some people opted to watch the season on regular dvd because at least the consistency of the images remain constant as opposed to the switching back and forth to good/bad scenes. I've been saving 24 season 7 to watch after the summer when I start to hibernate, and I think I'll give the blu ray a shot, although I'd have to tolerate the graininess a lot.

the sound on the blu ray and the moments when the blu ray is good fleshes out the show so much more than I've ever seen. I hope they do a better job on the next season. I hope this show never has a reason to end...
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Hahaha, I'm glad Aaron mentioned the hilarious moment when Tony was like, "I was dead Jack. For ONLY 10 minutes."
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as much as I love this show I really think it is past its prime, that being said, season 7 does have some great moments!
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My wife and I have watched '24' since the beginning. I did not care for S7 nearly as much as Aaron did. It's not quite the nadir that S6 was, but it's close. The first half of the season starts off pretty good, you can tell the producers are really trying to improve things. But all that gets thrown away in the second half, which is just awful.

Honestly, I think I'm done with the show now. It's clearly past its prime.

As for the video quality, the network broadcasts are the same way in terms of inconsistency. The problem is that the show is shot on grainy film stock, and then the producers apply a sharpening filter to the whole show during post-production, which adds Edge Enhancement and makes the grain look noisy as hell.

That's not really a Blu-ray transfer flaw (though Aaron is right to deduct points from the Video score). It's the fault of the producers for reviewing their results on a 20" CRT monitor and thinking that Edge Enhancement is the greatest thing ever.
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