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Old 01-01-2015, 02:39 AM   #1
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I picked up this BD when I saw it but did not hear any reports so curious if anyone had viewed the BD. I won't have a chance to see it until next week.
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:20 AM   #2
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Oh I'll need to pick this BD as well. I haven't seen the film, but I'm certain it'll be pretty good.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:04 AM   #3
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It's absolutely fantastic.. Best movie of 2014 imo.. Shahid will definitely walk away with awards next year
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Old 01-02-2015, 04:33 AM   #4
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I picked up this BD when I saw it but did not hear any reports so curious if anyone had viewed the BD. I won't have a chance to see it until next week.
Yeah, saw Haider on BD yesterday. Needless to say, the movie is excellent, though quite divisive when it comes to the subjects it tackles (other than the Bard).

The video, for the most part - 99% - is fantastic. Could see moderate banding during the VB pictures logo animation, and a few shots looked a bit muted in comparison to the rest, but I guess that's attributable to the source elements (judging from the quality of these shots, it seems GoPro and/or DSLRs were used in addition to the primary filming equipment).

The DTS-HD MA 5.1 track too is very good, except that it seems to have been mixed at a much lower volume when compared to other Bollywood films. However, after hearing the whole thing, I think this is intentional, as the LFE here is so strong, that the sudden gunfires may throw you off the couch (Think 'Inglourious Basterds')...

Extras include a 25-mins making-of documentary and 6-7 deleted scenes, all in HD. Not bad for a Bollywood BD release.

Highly Recommended.

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Old 01-02-2015, 07:48 AM   #5
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Extras include a 25-mins making-of documentary and 6-7 deleted scenes, all in HD. Not bad for a Bollywood BD release.
Wow, haven't heard that happening before. Makes me consider getting this even though the movie was I thought significantly flawed and not particularly rewarding for re-watch.
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:26 AM   #6
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Wow, haven't heard that happening before. Makes me consider getting this even though the movie was I thought significantly flawed and not particularly rewarding for re-watch.
UTV-Reliance's Blu ray release of 'Highway' too has a making-of doc, deleted scenes and a commentary track from Imtiaz Ali... Looks like UTV (Highway, Haider, Kaminey) and Aamir Khan Productions (RDB, Dhobi Ghat, Talaash) are somewhat considerate in giving high-quality extras to the BD consumer... The others might offer extras, but are very inconsistent on that regard.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:09 AM   #7
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^I meant extras in HD. Many times I have seen extras being offered as SD and not anamorphically enhanced. I think Aamir Khan produced film BD releases typically have excellent specs - sadly none of them so far are interesting enough for me to get the BD.
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^I meant extras in HD. Many times I have seen extras being offered as SD and not anamorphically enhanced. I think Aamir Khan produced film BD releases typically have excellent specs - sadly none of them so far are interesting enough for me to get the BD.
For what it's worth the BD of Hasee Tho Phasee contains extra's in HD.

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Old 01-11-2015, 02:46 PM   #9
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I could not get around to watching this BD yet but glad to hear its authored well. Thanks for the feedback. I had watched the movie on the big screen but was reluctant to purchased the BD owing to past experience with some mediocore Hindi BD's.
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Watched this last night and it was done very well indeed!
Really enjoyed the movie also .. 5/5 stars from me.
Cinematography in this film is super and the Blu-ray is done well and I never
felt something is lacking when watching on a large 120" 16:9 screen.
Must Buy for all!

We still need to add this to the database here ..
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Watched this last night and it was done very well indeed!
Really enjoyed the movie also .. 5/5 stars from me.
Cinematography in this film is super and the Blu-ray is done well and I never
felt something is lacking when watching on a large 120" 16:9 screen.
Must Buy for all!

We still need to add this to the database here ..
Thank you. Just ordered Haider @ amazon.com base on the story (Hamlet, William Shakespeare)

Only have 6 titles from India or film for the most part in India but I do enjoy these movies very much.

- Jodhaa Akbar (Blu-ray) (the girl in the film is amazingly beautiful, love the film)
- Monsoon Wedding (Blu-ray)
- The Brave Heart will Take the Bride (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) (DVD)
- The Namesake (DVD)
- Slumdog Millionaire (Blu-ray)
- Life of Pi (Blu-ray)

I've been thinking to buy "Magadheera" on Blu-ray, a friend recommended this movie.

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Old 01-13-2015, 03:28 AM   #12
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Thank you. Just ordered Haider @ amazon.com base on the story (Hamlet, William Shakespeare)

Only have 6 titles from India or film for the most part in India but I do enjoy these movies very much.

- Jodhaa Akbar (Blu-ray) (the girl in the film is amazingly beautiful, love the film)
- Monsoon Wedding (Blu-ray)
- The Brave Heart will Take the Bride (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) (DVD)
- The Namesake (DVD)
- Slumdog Millionaire (Blu-ray)
- Life of Pi (Blu-ray)

I've been thinking to buy "Magadheera" on Blu-ray, a friend recommended this movie.

Regards,
The director of Haider has also made 2 previous Shakespeare adapatations, Omkara (Othello) ad Maqbool (Macbeth). IMHO those are better films, available on dvd onyl though (well Maqbool is available on BD but it is far from good quality).
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:11 PM   #13
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The director of Haider has also made 2 previous Shakespeare adapatations, Omkara (Othello) ad Maqbool (Macbeth). IMHO those are better films, available on dvd onyl though (well Maqbool is available on BD but it is far from good quality).
MAQBOOL is the best of the lot easily I thought. It is brilliantly written.

OMKARAA was better than HAIDER imo and probably has better repeat value too.
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MAQBOOL is the best of the lot easily I thought. It is brilliantly written.

OMKARAA was better than HAIDER imo and probably has better repeat value too.
Shame that those two are in the hands of two very reviled home video companies - one which basically doesn't care a damn about quality, and the other, which while keeping good AV quality, slaps watermarks and crappy subtitles on top of the image as 'compensation'...
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The director of Haider has also made 2 previous Shakespeare adapatations, Omkara (Othello) ad Maqbool (Macbeth). IMHO those are better films, available on dvd onyl though (well Maqbool is available on BD but it is far from good quality).
Thank you

How is "Magadheera"? It's a good film?

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^Compared to other movies in the list, I don't think so. Instead of that I would recommend Eega.
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:05 PM   #17
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But it's a really good quality blu-ray
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:21 PM   #18
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Maghadheera & Eega both are awesome & enjoyable
On the Rating Front
Maghadheera gets a 3.5/5 stars & Eega gets a 4.5/5 stars
But both movies are entertaining & Highly Recommended
Also If you are interested in watching more Hindi Movies I suggest you
1) Munnabhai MBBS (3.5/5stars)
2) Lage Raho Munnabhai (4/5stars)
3) 3 Idiots (4.5/5stars)
4) Hasee Toh Phasee (4.5/5stars)
5) The Lunchbox (4/5stars)
First 3 movies are from the same director Rajkumar Hirani
You will enjoy them If you like Comedy Movies with Heart & Soul
3rd & 4th movies are 2 Different Types of Romantic movies blended with classy Performances by the leads
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:33 PM   #19
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My few thoughts after watching recently acquired HAIDER BluRay:

I felt Reliance BluRay was not 24 fps. There was this jerking on faster scenes. I dont know if it just my vizio 27 inches LCD screen which has only 120 hz or anyone else had the same problem. It could be my screen and not the BluRay quality.

PQ is about 3.25/5 which is as good as it gets with Bollywood blurays. good colors, stable picture.

AQ was pretty low for the bollywood BluRay which is usually loud. It was good enough. 3.5/5. Nice lively 5.1 seperation.

I like it.

My main concern is this. I am not a big fan of digitally cinematographed films. I like "film" shot movies on BluRay. HAIDER is the 2nd RED EPIC digitally shot bollywood bluray after BULLETT RAJA that I have on bluray & the PQ is already below the standards of GOW I,II (shot on ARRIFLEX 435,535) and DON (shot in PANAVISION 35mm). I hope bollywood continues to shoot on 35mm film stock than digital cameras.

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Old 01-17-2015, 02:56 AM   #20
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I personally prefer digital, but RED is notoriously poor in low light. Arri's Alexa has some dynamic range restriction, but there are many things it excels at. Several newer digital cameras have some of the cleanest images I've ever seen, and it also has a lot to with the color grading.
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