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Old 03-21-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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United Kingdom Armageddon up for pre-order HMV!

Armageddon has been given a pre-order date of May 24th 2010 - hope the pq/sq are outstanding!
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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Nice, just hope they don't push the date back.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:44 AM   #3
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America's getting a vanilla edition of the theatrical cut so I'm waiting for full specs before I decide whether to buy
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:59 AM   #4
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watched this friday night... all i can say is wow... wonderful transfer and amazing sound... god i remember almost paying 80 quid back in the day for a full rate DTS dvd japanese version.. this is why i love blu-ray... its just cool... there's nothing but the film and trailers and aerosmith video in sd.. but i love the film so dont really care.. is there a directors cut? what does it add?

i know there's a lot of Bay haters out there but i just love this film... also noticed that JJ Abrams is credited as writer?
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:22 PM   #5
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So I received it today and just finished watching it, and thought I would share the information regarding the disc. The film itself is one of those that everyone loves to hate, especially the critics, but I think it's great entertainment, a real guilty pleasure. Now, onto the disc:

Picture and audio quality is fantastic on both counts, I would even suggest it a good title to use if you want to demonstrate how a catalogue film can look when remastered to full HD. I think I remember something about how this disc got delayed about a year or two ago, but whatever the reason for it was, it was worth the wait.

It is a big step up from the DVD, definitely worth the upgrade. However if you like your special features, keep the second disc if you got the Special Edition DVD, as the Blu-ray is disappointing very lacking. All it has is trailers, and the music video for Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing". The only previews on the disc are for the cinema release of Prince of Persia, the Blu-ray release of Surrogates, and a Blu-ray demonstration advert.

It comes in a standard Blu-ray case, and that's it. There is no slipcover or steelbook. It is a region free disc.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:09 AM   #6
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So I received it today and just finished watching it, and thought I would share the information regarding the disc. The film itself is one of those that everyone loves to hate, especially the critics, but I think it's great entertainment, a real guilty pleasure. Now, onto the disc:

Picture and audio quality is fantastic on both counts, I would even suggest it a good title to use if you want to demonstrate how a catalogue film can look when remastered to full HD. I think I remember something about how this disc got delayed about a year or two ago, but whatever the reason for it was, it was worth the wait.

It is a big step up from the DVD, definitely worth the upgrade. However if you like your special features, keep the second disc if you got the Special Edition DVD, as the Blu-ray is disappointing very lacking. All it has is trailers, and the music video for Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing". The only previews on the disc are for the cinema release of Prince of Persia, the Blu-ray release of Surrogates, and a Blu-ray demonstration advert.

It comes in a standard Blu-ray case, and that's it. There is no slipcover or steelbook. It is a region free disc.
Thanks for a great comment Chris, i picked this up not seen it yet cant wait now.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:11 AM   #7
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Have to order this one, a great movie.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:29 AM   #8
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So I received it today and just finished watching it, and thought I would share the information regarding the disc. The film itself is one of those that everyone loves to hate, especially the critics, but I think it's great entertainment, a real guilty pleasure. Now, onto the disc:

Picture and audio quality is fantastic on both counts, I would even suggest it a good title to use if you want to demonstrate how a catalogue film can look when remastered to full HD. I think I remember something about how this disc got delayed about a year or two ago, but whatever the reason for it was, it was worth the wait.

It is a big step up from the DVD, definitely worth the upgrade. However if you like your special features, keep the second disc if you got the Special Edition DVD, as the Blu-ray is disappointing very lacking. All it has is trailers, and the music video for Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing". The only previews on the disc are for the cinema release of Prince of Persia, the Blu-ray release of Surrogates, and a Blu-ray demonstration advert.

It comes in a standard Blu-ray case, and that's it. There is no slipcover or steelbook. It is a region free disc.
Thanks for your review
Can you tell me if there is some french on the disc (audio / subtitles) please ?

Thank you.
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Thanks for your review
Can you tell me if there is some french on the disc (audio / subtitles) please ?

Thank you.
Yep, there's both. There's also German, Spanish and Hindi audio tracks, plus German, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Dutch and Arabic subtitled, if anyone else is interested. However, only the English track is DTS-HD.
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I'll wait until it's released then buy it. Not worth a pre order in my opinion.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:13 PM   #11
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Hmmm, it HAS been released. That's how many of us have got it.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:08 PM   #12
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I watched it last night.. Great in every respect (I don't watch extras very much anyway).
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Yep, there's both. There's also German, Spanish and Hindi audio tracks, plus German, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Dutch and Arabic subtitled, if anyone else is interested. However, only the English track is DTS-HD.
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Sorry for resurrecting an old topic, but I just got this through Amazon UK's 3-for-17 offer, and I can see the artwork is "off", ie the title isn't center and the spine shows quite a bit of the front art spilled over. Is this how it is for everyone?
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Yep. Same for mine.

Although with a giant meteor threatening to wipe out the Earth, I think they had more important things to worry about than the cover for a documentary on how they averted disaster
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:17 AM   #16
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Since the subject's been revived, am I the only one who's been hoping for an upgraded release of this flick?

I know how lowbrow it's deemed to be, but I thoroughly enjoy it, and I think the extended cut on the deluxe 2-disc DVD was actually the better version of the film (I particularly like the scene between Harry and his dad, played by the awesome Lawrence Tierney, as a balance to his scene with Grace at the film's climax).

I really wish they'd issued it with a branched transfer and both cuts. I'm not alone in that, surely?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:30 AM   #17
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Love this movie. Proper popcorn movie, don't know how people can't like it.
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Since the subject's been revived, am I the only one who's been hoping for an upgraded release of this flick?

I know how lowbrow it's deemed to be, but I thoroughly enjoy it, and I think the extended cut on the deluxe 2-disc DVD was actually the better version of the film (I particularly like the scene between Harry and his dad, played by the awesome Lawrence Tierney, as a balance to his scene with Grace at the film's climax).

I really wish they'd issued it with a branched transfer and both cuts. I'm not alone in that, surely?
The extra footage in the Extended Cut was quite a bit rougher than that of the rest of the film as I recall. I think I read somewhere that they couldn't make a HD version out of it, and the print used for the theatrical cut Blu-ray is sourced from Michael Bay's personal collection.
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Its an excellent "leave brain at door" movie. Its not clever or sophisticated, and it treats the audience like a dumbass, but I really like it. Even the mega cheesy montage explosion at the end.
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Sorry for resurrecting an old topic, but I just got this through Amazon UK's 3-for-17 offer, and I can see the artwork is "off", ie the title isn't center and the spine shows quite a bit of the front art spilled over. Is this how it is for everyone?
Same here. I put it in a US slim case and it now looks perfect.
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