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Old 04-28-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Shall We Dance - Reviews and Reactions Thread

http://www.dvdtown.com/reviews/shall-we-dance/5849/2

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In 1080p (AVC/MPEG-4), "Shall We Dance?" has a nice glossy look, though it's not as three-dimensional as some of the better Blu-rays. The detail level is there, with sharp edges and a clarity that comes across in shadow as well as light. This one is "enhanced," meaning the 1.85:1 picture stretches across the whole 16x9 monitor.
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It's been awhile since I've reviewed a PCM soundtrack on a Blu-ray release, and I have to say that I still think it's one of the strongest. There's just a gum-popping clarity to it, and PCM does a better job of spreading the sound across the room, driving it beyond the sound source. This uncompressed soundtrack (48kHz/24-bit) does as well with faint sounds as with the robust music. Additional options are English, French, and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, with subtitles in English SDH, French, and Spanish.
Blu-ray.com review: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...09&show=review

PQ: 4/5
SQ: 3.5/5

DVD Authority review: http://www.dvdauthority.com/reviews.asp?reviewID=5580

PQ: 4.5/5 (I think, if I'm correct on how to interpret their stars)
SQ: 3.5/5

Home Theater Spot review: http://www.hometheaterspot.com/fusio...hp?tid/141171/

PQ: 86/100 (surprised by that, thought it would rank higher).
SQ: 80/100

Home Theater Mag review: http://hometheatermag.com/moviereviews/042908dance/

PQ: 3.5/5 (another surprise, oh well...)
SQ: 4.5/5

DVD Verdict review: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/sh...ancebluray.php[/QUOTE]

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Old 04-28-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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I'm sure most of this forum can't wait for this one.
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The original 1996 Japanese version is a LOT better than the Rihard Gere-JLo remake. I wish that was being released instead...
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The original 1996 Japanese version is a LOT better than the Rihard Gere-JLo remake. I wish that was being released instead...
That's the version I'm holding out for.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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I wish Miramax would release it with the 20 minutes Harvey Scissorhands sliced out restored

I have this

http://www.dddhouse.com/v3/product_d...ProductID=4514

Direct port of the Japanese disc (region 3 only), full english subs, even on the extras. It'll run you $15 shipped. Combine it with Infernal Affairs or something and you're good to go
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Main Menu taking 20~30 seconds to load on my PS3 with F/W 2.30 ? Anyone facing similar problem ?
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Funny I just watched this on my PS3 and yes, it took a while get loaded on mine too.


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Old 05-15-2008, 03:14 AM   #8
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Thanks buddy for the confirmation. I think we need to report this issue to BVHE as similar problem was there with Hidalgo.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:19 AM   #9
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If it took time to load I didnt notice, I thought it loaded fine in my 60 GB
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:29 AM   #10
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I thought the PQ was close to perfect. The only knock on it from me is that there are some white speckles here and there.

I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary loading-wise. I don't usually time it though unless it seems extraordinarily long (i.e. takes long enough for me to wonder why it's taking so long ).

BTW, I enjoyed the movie (and it was also better than I expected).

Blu-ray.com review: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...09&show=review

PQ: 4/5
SQ: 3.5/5

DVD Authority review: http://www.dvdauthority.com/reviews.asp?reviewID=5580

PQ: 4.5/5 (I think, if I'm correct on how to interpret their stars)
SQ: 3.5/5

Home Theater Spot review: http://www.hometheaterspot.com/fusio...hp?tid/141171/

PQ: 86/100 (surprised by that, thought it would rank higher).
SQ: 80/100

Home Theater Mag review: http://hometheatermag.com/moviereviews/042908dance/

PQ: 3.5/5 (another surprise, oh well...)
SQ: 4.5/5

DVD Verdict review: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/sh...ancebluray.php
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:15 AM   #11
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Thanks owa for the review links. Though the PQ on the ballroom scenes were excellent the other shots looked quite flat, soft and dull with specks here and there. This is how the previous incarnations looked. The LPCM audio is encoded @4.6 Mbps and this is yet to be corrected in many review states which states 6.9 Mbps/24-bit.

Can you please checking the loading times of the top menu in your PS3 ?
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