Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
is that a usual rule of thumb?
Yes, I read about Sensurround years ago. I think it was a good concept and the fact that today's systems have a .1 channel proves that. The first multichannel movie I saw at the cinema with stereo surrounds and a .1 channel was Jurassic Park. You can imagine the impact it had on me being 19 moreso keeping in mind that most cinemas on my area were still monophonic as I live in a Spanish province far from Madrid. Watching Stargate on release day on a THX certified with Dolby Digital cinema is also a day I remember vividly.
I think the waste with Sensurround was that despite the impact the .1 channel had on sound and how it got you into the movie, sound was still monophonic.
What I don't know is how such deep bass were recorded onto an optical track, or maybe they used a tape player sincronized with the movie?
For a newer show, yes. And most TV shows; network, no longer get blu-ray releases. That’s been happening for a long time now.
gotcha...yes, Shout puts out TV shows on DVD at BD prices...
The ones I watched over the past couple days:
Child's Play - Got it to continue my Chucky movie collection. The originals are better.
Overcomer - Highly recommended by my customers. I watched it, loved it, highly recommend it too!
The Story Of Temple Drake - Another great film from Criterion! Highly recommended!
X-Men Dark Phoenix - Very good & it may be because I never read the comics so the story is new to me.
I bought the Criterion TEMPLE DRAKE on a whim, somewhat. I knew the title, and I'm a fan of William Faulkner, but I had never seen the film. It was a true revelation on many levels. As usual, Criterion provides great extras.
Rambo-Last Blood 4K UHD. Brutal as usual but OK. I liked Rambo better though.
I Come In Peace BD
Zombieland on BD.
I do like that film - Woody Harrelson is always good value. And not forgetting the surprise cameo by....(it's been 10 years, do I still need a spoiler tag?)
Is the 4K a worthwhile upgrade, I wonder?
And is the sequel any good?
I'm banking it is!
It's been suggested The Orville could get a blu-ray box set after season 3 - apparently there is some precedence for this with shows that jump from another network to Hulu (I forget what the precedence is, however).
In any event, I am holding off the DVDs till I see if the BDs materialise - it's no biggy, I have plenty to watch in the meantime
Until the End of the World (1991)
5hr cut [Criterion] Blu-Ray
I finished up season 2 of The Orville Sunday night. The DVD's look about as good as is possible but the content begs for a better format. Last night I watched Lust In The Dust on DVD. This one isn't cut like the older one I have but if anything, it looks even worse. I wish this one would get a proper release but the director, Paul Bartel, is long deceased and maybe nobody has an interest in fighting for it...? It's a very funny movie....
Ad Astra 4K UHD not great but I liked it, looked and sounded good.
Just watched "Yesterday" on BR. Some nice songs in it.
I got Gemini Man on UHD-BD. I ended up watching the BD. The UHD disc has a frame rate of 60 fps. I tried it in my Panasonic 9000 and Oppo 203. The motion looked choppy to me in both players. As far as the movie goes, it was an interesting concept but didn't light my fire so much, average at best.
Crimson Pirate. Fun and easy going.
Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers BD Colorized...
Rambo- Last Blood UHD
I watched all 6 episodes of season 2 of Fawlty Towers last night on BD. I think that these are 6 of the funniest shows ever put on TV.
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