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Old 05-11-2011, 10:23 PM   #21
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Cancelling that pre-order paid off, then. Yikes!
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:00 AM   #22
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I'm still happily buying this one. That is a huuuuge step up from the 4x3 US DVD and the soft and smeary R2/R4 DVDs.
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:17 AM   #23
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I'm still happily buying this one. That is a huuuuge step up from the 4x3 US DVD and the soft and smeary R2/R4 DVDs.

True. I would love to have this one too. Just waiting for the price to lower some. 42.00 shipped to the U.S. YIIIKES!!
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:43 PM   #24
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Just read the bit about the video aspect ratio...

Funny, I always thought this was 2.35:1...
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:36 PM   #25
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I think the credits are 2:35.1 while the rest of the film is 1:85.1, at least that is my understanding.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:13 PM   #26
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Wow.. was considering picking this one up, but those screen caps are terrible. If I could score it for $10 maybe, but $40+...no thanks!

I truly wish Disney would get off their arses and release The Rocketeer in blu-ray!!!

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Old 05-18-2011, 03:19 AM   #27
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Disney needs to release the Rocketeer and Dick Tracy.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:05 PM   #28
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The confusion over the aspect ratio seems to be a common one. The opening sequence is not actually 2:35:1, rather it's windowboxed which makes it seem like a wider AR to anyone not noticing that the sides are pushed in. Thankfully, this isn't the case on the Blu. The title screen is still slightly boxed, but that is all.

I'm watching the film as I type this, and I really think it looks pretty dang good in motion. The grain structure is very fine for the most part*, and the detail level is high. I can make out the individual hairs on Baldwin's knuckles.

Obviously, this one isn't gonna satisfy the "awesome or nothing" crowd, but it annihilates the DVDs in every way. *The only shots that are really questionable are the shots that were processed through the computer for the CG. They have always stood out pretty badly from the rest of the film with their chunky grain and colors that don't match the surrounding shots. Those shots will always stand out no matter what.

Good (vintage) extras too. 10 minute making of, a bunch of interview footage, 20 minutes of raw behind the scenes footage, the music video (finally a good quality copy!) four TV spots and two trailers (one German, one English).

I declare this one a winner if you're a sucker for this film like I am. If not, why would you wanna buy it anyway?

Last note, I am in Australia and this cost me $18 Aussie bucks. I've paid more for worse.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:09 PM   #29
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I pulled the trigger on this one Monty and picked it up. I've always loved the film and can't wait to get it.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:06 PM   #30
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Last note, I am in Australia and this cost me $18 Aussie bucks. I've paid more for worse.
From where?
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:11 PM   #31
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From where?
I just went through Amazon.de

It was 14 Euros at the time, which is about $18AUS. Of course, there was also postage, but spread across several items the individual postage for this was only about 4 or 5 more Euros.

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I pulled the trigger on this one Monty and picked it up. I've always loved the film and can't wait to get it.
I hope you like it. I'm happy to sing the praises of a disc I like, but I hope it doesn't come across like I'm trying to talk people into buying it. After all, I don't get kickbacks.

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Old 05-21-2011, 05:37 PM   #32
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If you're in the states just jump on the next German group buy. They pop up all the time.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:14 AM   #33
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I just went through Amazon.de

It was 14 Euros at the time, which is about $18AUS. Of course, there was also postage, but spread across several items the individual postage for this was only about 4 or 5 more Euros.

I hope you like it. I'm happy to sing the praises of a disc I like, but I hope it doesn't come across like I'm trying to talk people into buying it. After all, I don't get kickbacks.
No worries. If this disc is only marginally better than the DVD, I'm happy. This film is utterly underrated.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:00 AM   #34
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Disney needs to release the Rocketeer and Dick Tracy.
I totally agree!!!!

I will probably buy The Shadow even if the pq is not good because I don't own it on DVD yet.
It was re-released with a stunning transfer on DVD in France 1 year ago.

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I really hope it will be as good and even a little better would be nice.
What Monty Cora said in his review a few posts back is very promising!
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:01 AM   #35
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Right!! Those screenshots look great. Thank you for sharing them!!!
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:10 AM   #36
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What Monty Cora said in his review a few posts back is very promising!
Let's hope my first recommendation ever doesn't blow up in my face.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:38 PM   #37
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I'm sure it should be a decent release. Still awaiting my copy to arrive.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:40 AM   #38
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OK, I got my copy of the Shadow on BluRay. Big problem, it's Region B locked and won't play on US Players. Bluray.com states specifically that this title is region free, it's not and now I'm stuck with a movie I can't watch. I have an s300 and Sony doesn't offer region free players. Great, just great!!
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:14 AM   #39
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I see Jompa left the region coding information. Did he not actually check the disc and just assumed since it showed a Universal logo on it that it was region free? The film is licensed out to Koch so the usual habit of region free Universal discs would not necessarily apply in those cases.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:24 PM   #40
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I see Jompa left the region coding information. Did he not actually check the disc and just assumed since it showed a Universal logo on it that it was region free? The film is licensed out to Koch so the usual habit of region free Universal discs would not necessarily apply in those cases.
I'm not sure what may have happened. I went with the information that was on this site, and it was wrong. Kinda mad I'm stuck with this movie and can't watch it now.
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