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Old 02-27-2012, 10:22 PM   #101
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JoBlo is showing a DVD & Blu-ray release date of April 3 for 'The Artist'!

http://www.joblo.com/blu-rays-dvds/r...pril&year=2012

Not sure if this is a new date, or an old date that hasn't been updated.

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Old 02-28-2012, 05:58 AM   #102
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I don't know how reliable this is, but Amazon.ca still has a pre-order page up, with a release of April 24th:

http://www.amazon.ca/Artist-DVD-Blu-...pf_rd_i=915398
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:16 PM   #103
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Guys, since the movie was shot at 22fps, will the BDs be able to reproduce that?

or is the standard for these movies to be shot at a lower frame-rate and then projected in 24fps? I'm confused

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Old 02-28-2012, 12:59 PM   #104
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That's an interesting question. Criterion's People on Sunday is 22 fps ... 1080i. It appears to have been encoded at 30 fps, according to an Oppo 93. A Sony 570 has trouble with it -- ghosting/judder in the frames at, for example, 1:16:00 -- but the Oppo handled it alright. The Sony had trouble with either "direct source" or "1080p" output modes; the Oppo was alright in either output mode.
I think I found the answer though. He shot it at 22fps but the projection should be at 24fps, as normal. That way the film would be sped up a little, as old silent movies were.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #105
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Yes, 'The Artist' was filmed at 22 fps but it was projected at 24 fps. Thus, the conversion to home video shouldn't be any more (or less) difficult than converting any other 24 fps movie.

BTW, Bill Hunt at the Digital Bits noted in his comments yesterday that we should have an official announcement on the release date for 'The Artist' within a few days.

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #106
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I've heard just terrible things about this movie, but I want to check it out for myself. I'll be curious to see what my fellow BD.com members think of its BD release.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:43 PM   #107
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I've heard just terrible things about this movie...
From who?
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #108
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'The Artist' has made it onto IMDB's list of the top 250 movies of all time (as rated by IMDB members). It currently sits at number 116 (and will almost certainly climb higher).

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:53 PM   #109
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I've heard just terrible things about this movie, but I want to check it out for myself. I'll be curious to see what my fellow BD.com members think of its BD release.
With a current Rotten Tomato score of 97% (critics) and 91% (common folk), sure, there's 3-9% of the (RT voting) population that didn't care for the movie. But 3-9% is a pretty small percentage. You're best advised to form your own opinion.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_artist/

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #110
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Personally I love the movie and as I've stated before it is now tied for my all time fave with The NeverEnding Story. I realize this film may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I wish these naysayers would try watching it first. I give a movie at least a half an hour before deciding whether or not I like it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #111
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End of the week and we still don't have an official street date for 'The Artist'. That's disappointing.

It's playing on more screens than ever here in San Diego (11 screens). I hope that doesn't mean the Blu-ray will be delayed beyond April. I'm really looking forward to showing this in the Booth Bijou Garage Theater!

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #112
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This was a great movie! I actually agree with the Academy for once on this one! Bring on that BD!
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #113
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From who?
From anyone with an ounce of taste.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #114
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Best movie of the year Can't wait to rewatch this one again in glorious HD
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #115
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From anyone with an ounce of taste.
So he didn't hear it from you, then?
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:39 PM   #116
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One of the worst movies of last year IMO. HUGO was such a better homage to silent film.
First thing I remember thinking though when I saw this early in its theatrical run was I wonder what the Blu-ray will look like since it is 1:33
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One of the worst movies of last year IMO.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:57 AM   #118
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First thing I remember thinking though when I saw this early in its theatrical run was I wonder what the Blu-ray will look like since it is 1:33
You never saw the movies with AR 4:3 on Blu-ray, did you?

Some people seem to hate The Artist. I guess the gap between its style and the mainstream movies they used to watch is too big. They, IMHO, treat the movie as a slap to their taste. At least it's not just a "like/dislike" reaction.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:00 PM   #119
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King Kong (1933) - 4:3
Wizard of Oz - 4:3
Fort Apache - 4:3
Notorious - 4:3
Rebecca - 4:3
Meet me in St. Louis - 4:3
Looney Tunes Collection - 4:3
It's a Wonderful Life - 4:3
Dumbo - 4:3
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) - 4:3
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) - 4:3
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 4:3
Gone with the Wind - 4:3
Pinocchio - 4:3
Bambi - 4:3
The Treasure of Sierra Madre - 4:3
The Third Man - 4:3
All About Eve - 4:3
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) - 4:3
Alice in Wonderland (1951) - 4:3
The African Queen - 4:3
Houdini - 4:3
Casablanca - 4:3

Man, it's a good thing I'm not concerned about watching 4:3 material on my 16:9 display or I'd be missing out on a LOT of wonderful movies!



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Old 03-14-2012, 04:18 PM   #120
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For those interested. This is how the French Prestige edition looks like

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