Transformers '86 Movie, worth it on Blu Ray?

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  1. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    So here I am watching the DVD version of the 86 movie on my new Blu Ray player, which is upscaling it making it look as good as it can...

    Except I can see lots or artifacts on the print, mosaic noise and noise around all the black lines, and in a cartoon with lots of explosions and other kid attention holding material, thats a lot.

    So my question, the Blu Ray version of the special edition, is it any good? I understand it comes without many extras (which is fine seeing as I have the brim full of extras DVD). Is it worth getting? Does it make an appreciable difference?

    I ask because, well, its one of the few DVD's I'm allowing myself to rebuy on Blu Ray, but then it might not even be necessary.
     
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    If your Blu Ray player isn't a PS3 i'mma gonna 'gief you in your sleep!
     
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    I ordered a copy after reading Joe's review. Personally, I really love having it, but I haven't gotten rid of my Sony one because of all the extras. But as far as all the artifacts and compression issues, they are all gone. The movie looks great, but doesn't sound perfect, though not worst or better than the DVD. In fact, it looks so good that you can clearly see errors and elements that didn't stand out at bad before. So some things are better left blurry, while the movie is still as good as it's going to get on BR. And it does work with US PS3s because I imported it as well.
     
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    TT, you're gonna have to 'gief me in my sleep... but then some people pay good money for that.

    I got a UK region 2 Sony BDP-S350, which I've now hacked so its got DVD multi region playback... which is great, cuz I have a load of R1 and R3 DVD's that I've not seen upscaled.

    While we're here, what other BD's would you recommend? The Planet Earth 5 disc set is on its way, but can you get Judo with Vladimir Putin on Blu Ray? I need protection against all that Russian 'giefing thats coming my way...
     
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  5. Joe Moore

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    The video on the 86 movie is the only thing that's worth it. They f-ed up the audio track though. So if you have surround sound, it's gonna sound pretty off. If you fiddle with your channels and outputs you can get it to sound ok.

    Other Blu's worth getting:

    TF Live Action
    Anything Pixar (yes even Cars)
    Batman Begins
    Iron Man
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    The Thing (if you like this movie, you will thank me)
    Dark City
     
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    Planet Earth is a must, so its good you have that coming. Other discs that I like are:

    Any of the Pixar movies (I have Ratatouille and Wall-e)
    Iron Man
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    the new Indiana Jones (although the movie is just ok)
    Blade Runner
    Batman Begins
    The three Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
     
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    I second Dark City. It's one of my favorite movies of all time, and the contrast levels and shadows have never looked so good. Also, dunno if you liked Chronicles of Narnia, but the first movie (and the battle scenes) look amazing in HD. Makes me wish LOTR would hurry up and get moved over.

    Star Wars will be out on BR when the next format of video comes out.
     
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    I got my blu-ray a couple weeks ago, yes, even though I own a PS3, I bought a regular unit.

    With it I bought:

    Transformers Live action
    Fifth Element(Oh my god Milla in Hi-Def!)
    Final Fantasy: Spirits within
     
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    I got Final Fantasy as well. It looks pretty damn nice too. I just can't wait for Advent Children.
     
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    If you buy the Fifth Element, make sure you get the rerelease and not the original release. The original release had some serious video problems, errors and was an overall poor transfer.
     
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    Yeah I got the original Fifth Element :( 
     
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    I definitely second Iron Man on bluray. Incredible movie and done very well on the disc.
     
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    Good movie, but there's a LOT of noise in some shots which make it look not so good even on BR. Of course, the mostly CG shots look amazing.
     
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    Film grain is not a bad thing, and in many cases (when used correctly) it can completely enhance the mood of the film. The film was intentionally shot like this. Favreau wanted there to be a nice contrast between the sheen of Iron Man and the graininess of the world, hence why he used 35mm film instead of shooting digitally.
     
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    I haven't bought a blu ray movie yet, I'm still waiting for Alien. I would like to get the Thing and Iron Man, but they are too expensive. The Dark Knight will be mine.
     
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    Forgive me for what I am about to say, but more than any other movie, I would like to be raped multiple times by ALIENS on BluRay. It is the one movie that IMO will truly look and sound amazing! I will kill my neighbors when that movie comes to BR.... They will die from me watching a movie.
    WHY DON''T YOU PUT HER IN CHARGE?!?!?!?
     
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    Amazon.com: The Thing [Blu-ray]: Kurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley, John Carpenter: Movies & TV

    $20, not a bad price for that movie. Blu-Rays are only expensive if you don't know where to look. If you have a BJ's Wholesale Club near you and know someone who is a member, most older movies are $19 or less on Blu-Ray. Also, Amazon is a great spot for deals on Blu-Ray movies. I've bought some movies for $9 on Blu-Ray (like Terminator 2).
     
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    Best movie I have on BluRay, out of 3 ¬______¬

    Looks so fucking good.
     
  19. tikgnat

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    Well, my best film so far is Wall.E... thats INCREDIBLE.

    Having said that I picked up Speed yesterday, and despite its age its awesome on BD. My thoughts while watching the film were

    Wow, lots of testosterone.
    Wow, Sandra Bullock looks nice.
    THATS A HONKING HUGE ASS EXPLOSION.
    OMG THATS A BIGGER HUGE ASS EXPLOSION.
    WTF? MY TV JUST EXPLODED! Oh wait. Its just HD.

    :)  :)  :) 
     
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    Hahaha, best description of an HD movie experience eva'
     

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