Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer |
The Power Cosmic Edition, 2-Disc Set
Actor: Jessica Alba
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Catch a wave of "terrific adventure" and "non-stop action" (CBS-TV) in this fun and fantastically entertaining smash-hit! "Invisible Woman: Sue Storm and "Mr. Fantastic" Dr. Reed Richards are about to be married when a mys... more »
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FANTASTIC PICTURE AND SOUND!!!
Modrnknght | Hollywood, CA United States | 10/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, the negative reviews below need checking out. The one saying that half of the players won't play it is bogus. It has been determined only two models of Blu-ray players haven't been able to play the movie, not half! Second, the one from Wiggins is obviously a HD-DVD fanatic. Check out his other reviews and you will see he only knocks the two recent Blu-ray titles but gives glowing reviews to anything HD-DVD. It is obvious he doesn't have FF or Day After Tomorrow, that he is just rehashing news to scare away anyone from buying anything Blu-ray. Very immature.
I played the FF: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie last night and it is gorgeous. The story isn't that great, but did we buy Hi-Def for story? No, the visuals make up the story. And, wow, the clarity of the images is something to see, definitely one of the best to come out on Blu-ray. Breathtaking at times in the depth. There is a DTS track, too, which sound phenomenal! Together, audio and video, make a powerful experience.
As to the extras, many of them are also in 1080p, and there are a lot of them. I admit the two games moved a little bit slow, but otherwise okat. (They are nothing special, anyway. One that runs slow is a trivia game, no big deal. The other is a strategy game but you don't do anyting but pick planets in the game.) All the other extras work perfectly. I am sure a firmware uprade will correct the slowness of the games (and HD-DVD fans are jumping all over this, forgetting, however, the HD-DVD machines they have have had to go through firmware upgrade after upgrade after upgrade) (Let he who is without upgrades cast the first stone).
Loading time for the disc is a bit longer than Pirates of the Caribbean, but that's fine, I am in no hurry.
All in all, I would recommended seeing this title.
This Blu-ray has 3-D pop!
J. Lynch | NC | 10/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We've all waited a while to see movies from Fox on Blu-ray, but this one was certainly worth the wait.
I'd say the most amazing thing about this movie is the 3-D pop to an absolutely immaculate picture. Dark scenes, like the starfield and planets in the beginning title sequences and the night skylines of NYC really sparkle. There is no edge-enhancement or pixelization to be found anywhere in the feature.
Bright outdoors scenes like the wedding, and the F4 battle with the Silver Surfer are pure demo material.
The lossless DTS-HDMA is another showcase soundtrack from Fox. Although I can only hear the DTS 1.5 mbps core with my current setup, I can hear the music, rear surround and effects in such a rich presentation that it reminded me of my theatrical viewing of this movie.
There is an awful lot of extra content that I have not begun to explore yet, but the Galactus game is interesting.
Some of the other reviewers here mentioned problems playing the movie. I can understand their frustration, but the insert inside the case clearly advises every viewer to update the software on their Blu-ray player. I would not fault the movie or even Fox studios for this problem, but most likely the player manufacturer's who don't have current firmwares that can play this disc. (Currently only LG and Samsumg are having issues.) I played the movie without a hitch on my Sony BDP-S1 and my PS3. I will mention that the BDP-S1 had firmware that was 2 versions older than the latest. The player handled it flawlessly both before and after I updated to the latest version. It is reported that the Panasonic, Sony, and Pioneer players are working well with this disc.
With the stellar picture and sound quality, extra content and games, this disc is truly worth a purchase if you like this type of film!"
Awesome Movie, Effects look great in HD
J. K. Wierzbicki | Springfield | 09/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this was a great action flick. Looks great in High Definition. Worth the extra $ for the Blu Ray Disc."
A winner on BLU RAY!
dpeagle | 10/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"thank GOD and 20th CENTURY FOX this movie is on BLU RAY. the picture and sound is unbelievable. for this movie to fit on a HDDVD it would not even have stereo for audio. the movie itself is action packed and fun for all. highly recomended."