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  • TheSaint 23 Mar 2014 20:08:22 14,827 posts
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    Disney rewards scheme helps you get a free one every now and then as well.
  • prawnking1980 23 Mar 2014 21:01:44 5,193 posts
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    Will have to look at always see flyers in case but never paid attention
  • TheSaint 23 Mar 2014 21:08:47 14,827 posts
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    You get something like 200 points per bluray and then a free one costs 700/800 points. Not a bad scheme really.
  • Kay 24 Mar 2014 11:37:46 17,969 posts
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    Cheers for the heads-up, didn't realise you could get free BRs through the reward scheme! I'd seen it mentioned but just assumed it would be full of merchandising crap.

    Got both Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph 3D - both look absolutely stunning in 3D (once you've set your TV up properly, natch). Absolutely worth paying a few quid extra for 3D versions of animated films, at least.
  • Dougs 24 Mar 2014 11:41:36 69,496 posts
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    Blimey, I assumed the same about the reward points! Will have to dig them out. Shame Disney don't come with Ultraviolet too
  • Maturin 24 Mar 2014 12:12:14 3,231 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    Got both Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph 3D - both look absolutely stunning in 3D (once you've set your TV up properly, natch). Absolutely worth paying a few quid extra for 3D versions of animated films, at least.
    Definitely.

    We watched Despicable 2 in 3D yesterday and I was genuinely shocked how good some of the 3D was. It had the kids cooing with delight - even just the stuff in the menus. There were points where you really thought there was stuff in the room. Great fun.

    I find 3D in the cinema often a pain. But at home with the TV set up right it's good fun.
  • monkman76 24 Mar 2014 12:20:08 5,405 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    once you've set your TV up properly, natch
    How do you do that then, since I have basically the same TV? Do you mean the 3D settings?
  • Kay 24 Mar 2014 12:34:51 17,969 posts
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    @monkman76 Nothing fancy - just used the same settings as for 2D, but bumping up brightness + contrast to compensate for the dimmer image with glasses. I've got brightness +15 and contrast 100 on the GT60, and the image looked bright and clear in 3D.
  • Maturin 24 Mar 2014 13:55:27 3,231 posts
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    My TV automatically puts the backlight up to max when you engage 3D mode. But also any changes to picture settings made while the 3D is on are saved for 3D mode only, so switching back to 2D returns to your regular settings. Which is nice.
  • monkman76 24 Mar 2014 13:58:40 5,405 posts
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    @Kay Cheers. Wondered if you meant some 3D-specific settings - I looked at them briefly but couldn't work out what they did exactly, so left them alone.
  • Deleted user 25 March 2014 18:28:36
    Blue is the Warmest Colour - 86/100

    This showed up on Amazon as a pre order some time ago, so I pre ordered the Blu-ray at a discounted price. The film arrived 5 weeks later. Knowing little about the film, mostly the box notes and the ***** ratings, it seemed like a film worth seeing.

    At nearly 3hrs long, the story is long, and the pace slow. To be honest, I felt the same story could be told in less than 1.5hrs. I guess the director wants to take the viewer there, to experience those sloe moments. The ending was ok, again nothing spectacular. The Blu-ray picture looks great. The story is ok, and told well. The acting, it has to be said, is excellent. Thereís a couple of lesbian sex scenes, which some might feel are borderline soft-core pron. If youíre the type to rush to see this because of these few scenes, you might be disappointed. You may as well save your money as Google *boobies* etc.

    Funny enough, extraís include quite a dull interview with the director. I say dull, as the slow speed at which he talks reflects the slow speed at which the film plays.
  • Baihu1983 24 Apr 2014 21:41:40 3,637 posts
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    Anyone know if Batman Year One and The Red Hood Blu-Ray's are region free?
  • Kostabi 24 Apr 2014 22:03:44 5,088 posts
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    According to Amazon they are and from experience most WB releases tend to be region free.
  • Baihu1983 25 Apr 2014 07:57:37 3,637 posts
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    Thanks.
  • wayneh 25 Apr 2014 09:06:02 2,394 posts
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    Das Boot on Blu-Ray as brilliant. As a re-master the picture is superb and 5.1 surround in some scenes is awesome, it's the first time I've really noticed how it can add to the experience with water dripping around you after the boat gets depth charged. For the best experience I'd recommend setting the language to the original German with English subtitles.
    It's also part of Amazons 3 for £17 promotion.

    10/10

    Act like a dumbshit and they will treat you as an equal

  • Deleted user 1 May 2014 17:15:23
    Cold Fish

    Well..
    Iím gob smacked..

    Itís great to watch a film where the acting goes beyond acting, to the point where the viewer feels like a fly on the wall. In this case, getting to experience a crazy story, of one man pulled into another mans world of excessiveness. Excessiveness at the expense of others. Itís nuts, and all the more shocking to know its based loosely on a true story.

    As bizarre as it sounds, while there are elements of brutality (blood, chopped up bodies) the film is mostly vibrant, almost cartoon like, set against a backdrop of an Aquatic shop, where the employees are girls, where the owner drives a Ferrari, where the women appear to respect tough guys, not the wimps. Beyond all this, at the end, there's a message, in typical Japanese style.

    9.5/10

    Blu-ray picture - Excellent



    Edited by takosuke at 21:04:07 01-05-2014
  • beastmaster 5 May 2014 14:09:38 11,983 posts
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    Oh dear. Some of those Zavii Steelbooks are rather brilliant.

    Got Big Throuble in Little China, Die Hard and I've got ordered Under The Skin, Wolf of Wall Street and Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • jablonski 5 May 2014 14:47:15 4,863 posts
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    Steelbooks are shit
  • thelzdking 5 May 2014 19:38:53 4,413 posts
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    Why?

    I won't buy them because: they are overpriced; it will annoy me that I don't have an all-Steelbook collection. Some of them look weird as well. Is there a 'proper' reason that they're shit?

    I bought some of the Studio Canal digipack things, though, but that's because they were dirt cheap at HMV.

    Edited by thelzdking at 19:39:34 05-05-2014
  • El_MUERkO 5 May 2014 19:45:56 17,146 posts
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    Watched Pacific Rim in 3d the other week, really impressive 3d, some of the best I've seen, movie was a 5.5 out of 10, someone needed to do a second pass on the script.
  • beastmaster 3 Jul 2014 12:06:52 11,983 posts
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    Holy cow, Batman!

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • thelzdking 3 Jul 2014 12:14:51 4,413 posts
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    I bought the Masters of Cinema edition of Touch of Evil. It looks amazing.
  • StrikeForce 25 Jul 2014 10:45:46 114 posts
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    Since the ps4 is getting futuristic 3D blu ray playback next week I thought I'd finally fulfil my TVs technological destiny and buy a few 3D movies to give it a whirl. Any recommendations on actual decent movies that have good 3D blu ray versions?

    So far I've narrowed it down to Dredd (cos it's brilliant and I've only seen the 2D version), Jurassic Park (cos I haven't seen it for ages and I hear that the 3D version actually improves on the original) and, ahem, Lion King (because I've never seen it and it's my missus's favourite film and she keeps banging on about it).
  • Fake_Blood 25 Jul 2014 10:54:57 4,446 posts
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    Gravity.
  • monkman76 25 Jul 2014 11:03:37 5,405 posts
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    Prometheus looks lovely in 3D, and there's a decent film in there somewhere.

    A lot of the Pixar films look great in 3D. I've got the Toy Story trilogy and Monsters Inc.

    Hugo's supposed to be good, though mine is sitting unwatched so far.
  • Derblington 25 Jul 2014 11:10:18 22,281 posts
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    Avatar, Gravity and Dredd are, hands down, the best 3D I've seen to date.
    I hear Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1&2 are both excellent too, if you like that type (I've still not seen them).
  • StrikeForce 25 Jul 2014 11:13:17 114 posts
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    Cheers for the replies. Gravity I saw at the cinema in 3D and don't think I have any interest in watching it again.

    Prometheus is a good call. Not the best movie, but certainly watchable, and I remember it looking pretty spectacular on DVD. I reckon I can pick that up pretty cheap too.

    I'd be very tempted with a Toy Story 3D trilogy as I dont own any of those, but a cursory google looks like you can only get a pricey import version.
  • monkman76 25 Jul 2014 11:15:12 5,405 posts
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    Oh I just mean I've got all three TS films, not a boxset. There was a "two 3D Pixar films for £19" deal on Amazon recently.
  • StrikeForce 25 Jul 2014 11:16:04 114 posts
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    @Derblington Loved Meatballs 1 - that's going on the list. 2 was not great though.

    I know Avatar is probably still the pinnacle of 3D - but it's not a film I ever want to sit through again unfortunately.
  • Malek86 25 Jul 2014 11:51:04 1,018 posts
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    May I suggest Ben Hur. It looks insanely good on BR.
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