Archives For December 2007

OotP DVD Technical Opinion

December 15, 2007 — 1 Comment

Ok, I admit it. OotP is the first Harry Potter film on DVD I’m not buying, as well as the first HP soundtrack that I’m not getting…

I didn’t even remember the DVD came out this past week, so I decided to check some of the reviews. It was interesting to see some complaining about the technical aspects of the discs, so I thought it important to write about.

wakecowboy writes about buying two different copies just to see if his dvd was damaged.

i bought another widescreen harry potter dvd from a different store, the first came from wall-mart, the second from best-buy.
same thing…at times, the images are so bad, faces are blurry and unrecognizable, sometimes the background wall-paper is over their faces.
terrible, terrible job of dubbing.

Ryan Rowley writes about how bad the video quality is, even if he enjoyed the film.

I thought I knew what I was getting when I bought this movie. I had watch it in the theater and was excited to watch on the big screen in my home. During the opening sequence I knew something was amiss and it just got worse from there. The video quality is the worst I have seen on a recent release highly touted movie.

Descent also writes about the technical aspects.

As for the DVD itself, generally you will see a smattering of special features on a primary disc with additional details added to a second disc. Not the case here. There is absolutely nothing on the primary disc but the film itself. This would be acceptable if the technical quality of the film was outstanding. It’s not. Far from it.

HPFan wrote too…

Think twice before ordering the two-disc Special Edition Order of the Phoenix in wide screen;
the DVD-Rom stuff works poorly or not at all on Macs; the menu designs are terrible;
there is no director or actor commentary; there is no real addtional information on the movie
except an extended piece of fluff with the character Tonks; a cheesy edit your own movie bit
is a waste of space. This DVD seems really thrown together in a hurry.

Important to note that I’m not even posting reviews based on the film, but the DVD in itself. I think one of the users pointed out that maybe this is happening so users are encouraged to get the HD version instead. However, the HD version seems as poorly transfered.

GG nods were announced this morning, see complete list here.

Marion Cotillard got a nod, WOOO for Best Actress Comedy/Musical – WOOOOOOO. Allez, allez, Marion! x’D Julie Chrisie for Away from Her got a nod for Best Actress Drama, so there won’t be any competition there, haha…

Also nominated WOOO are Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd, Ryan Gosling for Lars and the Real Girl, Ellen Page for Juno, Amy Adams for Enchanted… Juno got a nod in the Screenplay category, and Best Picture… Sweeney Todd got a Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), and some Best Foreign nods go to Persepolis (!!), The Kite Runner and Lust, Caution…


For real, did a quiz a while ago (meaning 2 days) – and supposedly got top scores!


See there… 100% in 1min 35secs… WTF is that! Feeling cheated xD

Film Listing 2007 Update~

December 10, 2007 — 1 Comment

Follow up to this post~

This is the current list:

  • Across the Universe (2007)
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (Hopefully 2007)
  • Goya’s Ghost (2007?)
  • My Blueberry Nights (2007?)
  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  • I’m a Cyborg, but it’s OK (2007???)
  • Martian Child (Oct 26, 2007)
  • The Savages (Sept. 7, 2007)
  • Fido (Jun. 15th)
  • Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (Jun. 1st)
  • Becoming Jane (Aug. 3)
  • Rocket Science (Aug. 10)
  • Margot at the Wedding (Oct. 19)
  • Paprika (out now)

Adding these titles…

  • Persepolis
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Juno
  • Gone Baby Gone
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • El Orfanato

Been meaning to update my list for a long while…

Currently Playing…

December 9, 2007 — Leave a comment

Currently playing Darren Hayes with On the Verge of Something Wonderful.

On my most recent iTunes library, are:

  • Akira Mitake
  • Amel Bent
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Celtic Woman
  • Christophe Mae
  • Christophe Willem
  • Chromeo
  • Eberg
  • Five for Fighting
  • Juanes
  • Justice
  • Kent
  • Los Campesinos!
  • Maria Mena
  • Radiohead
  • Rajaton
  • St. Vincent
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Vanessa Paradis
  • Westlife

This is a follow-up of these posts:

Loads of Music

P2P, Torrents, Legal Downloads, Oh My!