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Thread: * Did you watch a film last night (on Blu or DVD), and what was it? *

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthStar View Post
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morten...ed_filmography

    Same guy who directed 'The Imitation Game'
    No wonder I enjoyed both but of course Imitation Game is in entirely different class.

    On discs, I was shocked to see thee discs in my package! I thought they had stopped releasing 3D discs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amirm View Post
    No wonder I enjoyed both but of course Imitation Game is in entirely different class.

    On discs, I was shocked to see thee discs in my package! I thought they had stopped releasing 3D discs.
    If they stop releasing 3D BR discs, might as well put all that money in an ultra hi-end stereo sound system with the best audio cables money can buy.

    * Sony is saving money on packaging by putting the three versions in one package?
    You can watch the 4K disc with your wife, your friend Bob can watch the 3D BR disc, and your son the regular BR disc (1080p).
    And, you can sell the digital code on eBay for fifty cents.
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    It is a great psychological effect to have the power of controlling our own destiny. I say this because we live in an era where scientists are searching in space for other habitable planets. Some luminaries would like to have a tourist shuffle to visit other planets of the galaxy, to bring a bunch of passengers who can sleep for hundred years and wake up on the other side of our planetarium system (dark/pitch black spiraling hole).

    In the movie business, sometimes (often too) with great ideas and lots of money comes great far fetched responsibilities impossible to fulfill for the better of humanity but to Hollywood industry's bank vaults for our pure entertainment. 'Passengers' is a space tapestry, un tableau, a painting, a TV OLED decoration, an shining ornament, a statue, a vase, a plant, an eye-catching moving imagery, a fun distraction, a different representation for different set of eyes, ears ... mind.

    Question: How would you evaluate its fair replay value? On a technical sensory level, on a second entertaining expedition, on an imaginary level. 4K and 3D versions add.
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    Me too I liked 'The Imitation Game'. 'Passengers' for the polished decor sets, the fun/romantic/humorous aspect, and ... it is what it is; a romantic love story in space.

    P.S. I just finished reading Chuck's last post; 'Passengers' is a film for couples in love. I think.
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    * Just for fun: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/passengers-2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthStar View Post
    Question: How would you evaluate its fair replay value? On a technical sensory level, on a second entertaining expedition, on an imaginary level. 4K and 3D versions add.
    Replay value for the story and movie itself is pretty low. Replay value for visuals is very high as Audioguy mentioned above.

    The night before this we watched the original Matrix and it was still enjoyable after dozens of watching. So compared to that standard, it is hard to ranking these movies high.

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    We all have a good point...regarding the replay value on the technical visuals (and audio) aspect versus film content (romance/humor).
    Five years from now, with 8K, 'Passengers' won't be no 'Casablanca'. ...A loose way to put it.
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    Films and music they animate us like children playing in the sand box when we were young, right besides the plastic inflatable swimming pool of the summer time. ...When we were 3-5-years old...like today's blowin' wind.

    ♦ Yesterday that picture from Aleppo; the older man listening to classical music on his turntable, smoking his pipe...



    In only one frame there is an entire movie playing, and based on a true story. That's a powerful photograph; it made me research further, it made me step out of my routine, it opened another door on a sad reality, and on how we are so vulnerable us all.

    The internet is the communication system with a view on the whole world. It inspires movie makers, in telling stories...true stories of the past and other stories of our future imagination. We all share our views; we don't always have the same expressed ones in our own words...and that's the challenging power of speaking a universal language...in films and in music. Some photographs without words can rip our hearts apart, others propel our soul to the heavens. Music playing from a modest to a sophisticated rigged system reaches us all right in the middle; in our emotional vibrating chords. ...Senses, sensitivities and sensibilities.

    'Passengers' is a romance in space in travelling time...a light sci-fi vehicle for the two leads, young couple.

    * The man above is also a time passenger/traveller, in space...Aleppo's space.
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    What a powerful image. Thanks for posting it Bob. Amazing that man brings so much destruction onto itself.

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    It was posted one day before yesterday, on the fourteenth, in the Picture thread (no words) → http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showth...l=1#post441367

    For that photograph, comments were made in words, and that was exceptional. Follow the replies; even I broke "silence" with two youtube videos of that man living in Aleppo. | Once in a while the rules can be broken and nobody gets hurt. It was still easy to find out its origin though, by right clicking on it.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.8366b18d7447

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    Alright, we all love Italian food and Italian wine:






    If some people prefer Greek food and Greek wine that's fine too.
    Same for French food and French wine.

    Lol, we feel closer to each other when we love similar food.
    I feel better now than before.
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    I really liked both films guite a bit.
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    Films are like card or coin or butterfly or stamp collections; each snapshot contains a memory in time of its origin and meaning. And for each collector the meaning is his/her own.
    The appraised value, the one that is true, varies with time. It is inconstant. If I say that one coin is worth that much it is only in the context of my own perspective. For someone else it could be devastatingly different. And therefore in no time should the value be an absolute. It's like a Picasso you bought from a museum. The auction will determine what people are ready to pay, what value they put from each bidding up to the final outcome...when the painting is ultimately purchased, and till next time it is sold by its new owner to its new buyer.
    Paintings are in 2D, not in 3D. But some books I have @ home are in 3D...the graphic designs.

    Last night I watched a 3D Blu-ray flick:



    "In this "Harry Potter" spin-off set in 1926 New York, an author studying fantastic beasts gets involved in a conflict between wizards and No-Majs (i.e. those unable to use magic) when some of the creatures in his care are accidentally released."

    Some scenes are superbly recreated, like 1926 New York. The opening scene with the boat passing by from left to right is awesome.
    It is very brief moments like that that added all together and which form our memories of films...music. ...Which can tilt one way or another our mental state. ...Which can tick us in one direction or above/below.
    The 3D effects are cool, the film overall feel is smooth, and with some enchantress scenes, lovely magical. The actors/actresses count for the bulk of that magic. The more charismatic and good solid delivery the more we enter their magical spell.
    The actor Dan Fogler is a masterpiece to watch and interact with.
    The actress Alison Sudol is ravishing to look @ and very relaxing and comforting.

    Our two main characters, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston are fine.
    The music score by James Newton Howard is professionally 'composed'.

    I don't know how to say this...I try. When I was collecting marbles as a kid I admired their design and flawless roundness. It was a passion of beauty; you can see through them, in them were shapes of colors and forms...like clouds in the midnight lighted satin sky...would change by rotation...like magic. ...Moonlight. I'm not talking about the small marbles here, those I used to earn the big ones, and those big ones are the ones I'm referring to.
    'Fantastic Beasts...' in 3D is like a nice big marble pleasant to look @ and full of beautiful imagery and imagination. It's a collection of big marbles with their own uniqueness, from scene to scene, actor's impressions to the next and interacting when put all together next to each other. The way we organize our collections (memories, snapshots) is the way we construct our appraised values.

    I'm not describing the film @ all, just what I feel, on my own personal level, and sharing it with anyone who's reading. That's the best and fairest appraisal I can give, just like what we feel when listening to music.

    Overall (film, acting, 3D immersion, music, collection...): 80
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    Last word: 3D



    I've also read that in 4K/HDR it is excellent. If Warner Bros would have included the 3D version in their 4K package I would have chosen the complete/no bias/no non-sense expedition.

    By the way, listen to this: WB put a Dolby Atmos audio soundtrack with both the 2D/4K Blu-ray version and the regular 2D/1080p BR one, but NOT with the 3D BR version. Ha!
    I won't say no more, only that perhaps someone was sleeping when they did the audio transferring and omission. Or that they didn't have enough space? No way, because other 3D BR films are much longer, contain a Dolby Atmos audio soundtrack and the picture is pristine...in 3D. This is gross negligence, a travesty to the notoriety of cinema on Blu-ray in the year 2017.
    It's atmos despicable? I would almost say so. We'll all live, but for how long?

    A review? Not really. An opinion? In part certainly. An expression of a true feeling and memorized experience? That, definitely, and 3-dimensional..
    Isn't it similar when we listen to say...Led Zeppelin...or The Doors...or Tangerine Dream...or Pink Floyd...or Yes? ...In analog tube stereo or in digital solid state multichannel (Auro-Matic 3D).
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    Last edited by NorthStar; 03-30-2017 at 07:27 PM. Reason: 3D magic
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    Some of you have a LG UHD OLED or Sony UHD LED TV. ...Or Samsung or Vizio UHD. ...Or a 4K front projector...BenQ, Optoma, Epson, JVC 4K e-shift, ...



    I only have a low res plasma 1080p TV. So I cannot go for the 4K/UHD version...or I sure would. ...Eventually.

    Anyway, on Blu-ray it is still impressive...the type of stuff all the families love and brings them all together closer to Earth.
    I watched the first three episodes: Islands - Mountains - Jungles ... with three more to go (tonight) ... Deserts - Grasslands - Cities

    "David Attenborough presents a documentary series exploring how animals meet the challenges of surviving in the most iconic habitats on earth."

    http://bbcearth.ca/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Earth_II

    Music composer: Hans Zimmer
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    Overall score (imagery, fascination, nature/beauty, enrapture): 93 (in 4K ... most likely 97); only for the first three episodes.

    Last word: A Must See. ...The pink panther ↓



    http://www.digitaljournal.com/entert...article/489053

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