Guys guys relaxe geez this is about formats of film! hahaha
I see what Jeremy means though. It sounds like my parents when I liked Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Stone Temple Pilots in the 90's. They were telling me it was just a bunch of noise and the only real music is Elvis and the Everly Brothers #24#
That being said it doesnt mean you should get bashed for your opinion Leatherface. Its just strange to see young people not embrace technology. Its like saying you would rather use pay phones than cell phones. Or youd rather use a cassette tape walkman than an iPod. It's just really strange that people would shun the progression of technology.
However like I already said, if you like dingy quality then that's up to you. I think we can all discuss this in a friendly manner or know enough to walk away after making your point when you see someone is not taking it well.
Post by Leatherface on May 22, 2011 21:19:44 GMT -5
I just don't often like technological updates that's all. Hell I want a working laserdisc player just to see what it's like ya know. I just like seeing films the way they were when they were originally released.
Post by Leatherface on May 22, 2011 21:27:23 GMT -5
I just don't need one is all lol. I'm content with the way I have them and i've seen instances where the films have this weird quality to them taht jkust looks to look at. Like okay you know how some sitcoms back in the 90's had a weird type of look to them? Like Full house for example or Married, with Children. They ahd this reality show esq look to them camera wise. When I see that format in a film It bothers me becuas eit isn't suppose dto be there.
Post by Zombified Jeremy on May 22, 2011 21:56:33 GMT -5
Keep in mind that Blu-Ray is just a format and not all releases will be good. Some are loaded with DNR and others have obvious edge enhancements. It is up to the studio to give a movie the proper treatment.
For example, U2's Rattle And Hum is consistently rated as one of the worst BD titles ever, as it doesn't improve on the DVD quality. The same could be said for some DVD releases that look like bad VHS rips.
I remember reading that Gladiator was given the HD treatment and it sucked, so a second release came out that had a much better transfer. Terminator 2 is another title that some say hasn't had justice done to it in HD despite multiple BD releases.
Another issue is that studios are packing the BD releases with more special features then their DVD counterpart. For a long time, the director's cut of Terminator Salvation was only on BD in the US, but was on DVD in Canada. When we bought the Diamond Edition of Bambi, all of the special features were on BD, so all the DVD had was a lower quality version of the film.
Technology is rapidly changing in this decade as well. It wasn't long ago that a camera phone was something special, but now the Motorola Atrix can shoot and play HD video on your computer or TV.
People complain about 3D, but this isn't the first time that it has been prominent. There was a wave of it during the 50's and we all know about the resurgence that prompted F13 Part 3 to get the treatment. I don't mind it as long as it isn't a bad post-production conversion. So far, I have seen Avatar and Tron Legacy in 3D and they really used it well. That doesn't mean that I want a 3D TV though, as I haven't had Blu-Ray for that long.
Post by Zombified Jeremy on May 22, 2011 22:11:16 GMT -5
That is illegal though, although for me to tell you not to download would be the pot calling the kettle black. The studios will never be able to plug that hole though, no matter how many file sharing sites they close down with legal verdicts.
Bob Dylan said "the times, they are a-changin" and like it or not, the level of technological advances in the last few decades is the most in human history. This whole conversation of formats will likely be obsolete in the near future, as physical media such as discs (and the bulky packaging) won't be around for much longer. Just look at how much much storage capacity USB flash drives have now and imagine them packing even more into them.
Post by Leatherface on May 22, 2011 22:17:34 GMT -5
I'm sure one day I probably will get a Blu-Ray player but right now i'm content without one. Oha nd did you hear that the MPAA wants us to pay for watching films on like youtube and netflix EVERY time we watch them? Wow.
Post by Zombified Jeremy on May 22, 2011 22:22:10 GMT -5
Not too long ago, when the early adapters were spending hundreds on BD players and thousands on HDTV's, I felt very similar to you. I would say that upgrading would only happen when I was forced to, but that obviously changed, as I couldn't live without my HD sports.
It is interesting that you mention the MPAA, as that decision likely wouldn't have an impact on me as a Canadian. Now the CRTC here does like to suggest some lousy ideas, such as metered billing of internet use...
Post by Zombified Jeremy on May 23, 2011 14:42:40 GMT -5
You won't have much of a choice soon.
It is interesting to see the reactions to these releases, as a lot of people are mad at Universal for not packing them with special features. What they need to keep in mind is that these titles are small fish in a big pond when it comes to the entire Universal library and don't generate enough interest to warrant some fancy special edition.
I don't particularly care about getting something because its "new". I don't understand the obsession with iphones and smart phones. Paying 200 dollars for something that gives you dropped calls and reduced battery life?? IF my life is so connected to the internet that I have to have it strapped to my arse 24/7 then I need to go see a shrink
I'll pick whichever format I wish and bashing anybody who has a different preference over "what you think there preference should be" is just annoying.
On a belated note, my movie friend who is pitching a movie to Lionsgate in 2012 completed my CED trilogy. I must say I look epic on the front cover of a movie format that went for 5 years in the 80s. Hell Friday 1 through 5 are on it
Post by Zombified Jeremy on May 23, 2011 15:48:10 GMT -5
We all know about you quest to make VHS relevant in the Blu-Ray era. However, in an age where formats are quickly replaced, you quite often don't have a choice in the matter. I don't see many stores that have tapes of new releases in stock anymore.
It really isn't an issue of preference anymore, especially when technology is involved. For example, someone can't say that they want to stick with Windows 98 because they hate change, as that OS isn't supported anymore.