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Old 01-19-2015, 05:45 PM   #581
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There's plenty of people who hate Bay movies. I think they actually tend to be more vocal on forums than those who enjoy his movies so it's probably the minority that defend him. I'm certainly one of the defenders, I've enjoyed all of his films with the exception of Pain & Gain. He makes shut-off-your-brain-and-eat-popcorn flicks which is fine with me, plenty of other people left to make deep in thought films.

The Rock still remains his best film though.
Bad Boys is right up there w/The Rock for me.

but i also love all of his movies w/the exception of Pearl Harbor.

haven't sat down to watch Pain and Gain yet.
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:54 PM   #582
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Is the AQ that good on this version then? I confess to not having heard the blu ray version, but both DVD and HD I found pretty poor, bass-wise at least.
I really enjoyed the film, but have always been put off getting it due to the sound.
Quite tempted to get it now.
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There's plenty of people who hate Bay movies. I think they actually tend to be more vocal on forums than those who enjoy his movies so it's probably the minority that defend him. I'm certainly one of the defenders, I've enjoyed all of his films with the exception of Pain & Gain. He makes shut-off-your-brain-and-eat-popcorn flicks which is fine with me, plenty of other people left to make deep in thought films.

The Rock still remains his best film though.
I like Bay's films in general. They're fun and mostly silly. I have yet to see Pain & Gain though. I just haven't gotten around to it. I've also never seen Bad Boys II or the most recent Transformers movie. Otherwise, I've seen all of his features, and I've enjoyed most of them.
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Is the AQ that good on this version then? I confess to not having heard the blu ray version, but both DVD and HD I found pretty poor, bass-wise at least.
I really enjoyed the film, but have always been put off getting it due to the sound.
Quite tempted to get it now.
Got a 4.5 AQ in the review!

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Island-Blu-ray/22605/

I'm not a bass-head, but I've got a fair system and don't recall any cutoff problems or whatever.
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Got a 4.5 AQ in the review!

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Island-Blu-ray/22605/

I'm not a bass-head, but I've got a fair system and don't recall any cutoff problems or whatever.
Thanks for the link It looks like the US version has better VQ & AQ than the UK release.
I've noticed it with a few of Bay's films. From what I remember Bad Boys II was weak on the bass as were the first 2 Transformers. He definitely made up for it on the Age of Extinction though
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Too bad the disc is Region A locked.
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Guess I'm in the minority here as one who can pretty much stand The Rock and absolutely nothing else from Bay.
You are indeed in the minority of people who hate The Island (as one of Bay's non Rock movies) in the thread for The Island.
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Thanks for the link It looks like the US version has better VQ & AQ than the UK release.
I've noticed it with a few of Bay's films. From what I remember Bad Boys II was weak on the bass as were the first 2 Transformers. He definitely made up for it on the Age of Extinction though
According to HD’s “List of International BDs with Better PQ, AQ, and/or More Extras” thread, the German one has the best PQ - but it’s region B locked:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...48&postcount=6

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DE - AVC 34994 kbps, DTS-HD MA 2.0 1571 kbps 16-bit, better compression, English subs (Region B locked) Best PQ

However, it would appear that the US release has the better sound.
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According to HD’s “List of International BDs with Better PQ, AQ, and/or More Extras” thread, the German one has the best PQ - but it’s region B locked:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...48&postcount=6

Island, The (1980)
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DE - AVC 34994 kbps, DTS-HD MA 2.0 1571 kbps 16-bit, better compression, English subs (Region B locked) Best PQ

However, it would appear that the US release has the better sound.
I think that's the wrong Island. Isn't that the Michael Caine film?
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I think that's the wrong Island. Isn't that the Michael Caine film?
Could be, I'll ask (I wish release years or links were added to the list).

P.S. Crikey, you're right! Thanks! It said 1980, what the hell was I thinkin'?
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Can't thank all of you enough for checking! My order is in... can't believe I've not yet seen this one. I need to watch The Rock as well.
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Can't thank all of you enough for checking! My order is in... can't believe I've not yet seen this one. I need to watch The Rock as well.
Bay's two best films, AFAIC.
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