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Gangs of New York PQ WOW!!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by James45, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. James45

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    Watched the first 20 minutes of this last night (which is a habit I must really get out of) and the picture quality is stunning! Incredibly 3D and the level of detail is amazing. Helps that there's some lush cinematography in there too.

    I was surprised too, cos it actually looks like quite a good film.
     
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    R1 or R2? Take it you didn't see it at the cinema then?
     
  3. James45

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    R1 and no i didn't... I'm only going on the first 30 minutes, but I was expecting the worse.
     
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    Sorry to disappoint you but the first 30 minutes is the best part of the film - it's all downhill from there.
     
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    Haven't seen movie yet ... but did manage to gatecrash the private cast and crew wrap party in Rome. :D

    How drunk? Chatted up lovely actresses. Cameron Diaz. :cool: Staggered into Leonardo DiCaprio spilling my beer. My mate drunkenly asked Daniel Day-Lewis "Are you a famous actor?", he said "Yes!" (in a very upset way) and span on his heal and left.

    Another quality night out on the beer.

    StooMonster
     
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    Can't believe you rate this so highly, I thought the edge enhancement was totally appalling, as I mentioned in an earlier thread.
     
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    You think so? I saw it at the cinmea and am amazed that it lost best Picture to Chicago. And why Daniel Day-Lewis didn't win best actor is an enormous mistery.

    9/10. Great film.
     
  8. James45

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    I'm using a 28in widescreen tv and have never once been able to spot EE on any disc in my collection. I have no idea what it would look like on a big screen though.
     
  9. Jeff

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    Perhaps you're not the best person to comment on PQ then. ;)
     
  10. James45

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    perhaps I'm the very person who should be commenting on picture quality for those with tvs, which even on specialised forums like these must still be around 85-90% of us. i know the wink suggested a light hearted tone... but it wasn't received that way.
     
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    And so say all of us (those of us with TVs that is)

    :rolleyes:

    Big A
     
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    I loved the film and cant wait to get it to finally hear a Marty commentary
     
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    I can, on a 28" widescreen TV. Checkout T2... that brings it out.
     
  14. Jeff

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    Any Bose owners that would like to comment on the sound quality?
     
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    No, but treble and midrange seems to missing from all music & films for some reason. I can't figure out why?


    :p
     
  16. James45

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    your 'witty' analogy doesn't really fit here... Bose are tat. Just because I have a 28" display compared to your no doubt MASSIVE screen doesn't mean it's tat.
    A more accurate analogy would have asked if anyone with bookshelf speakers should comment on sound quality... and why the hell shouldn't they?
    I was simply saying this disc looks amazing and to those of us with TVs it does.... while you are in danger of coming across as a bit of an elitist show-off.
     
  17. Jeff

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    Actually my analogy fits rather well, Bose speakers don't have the resolution needed for DVD, neither do 28" TV's. Size doesn't come into it.
     
  18. James45

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    while I don't doubt for a second that your technical knowledge far surpasses mine, my point still stands.

    And I will say again it looks great on a w/s screen and that is all that matters to 90% of us here. If you took exception to my statement you could have voiced it with qualified and less ***** reply as CarlB managed to do.
     
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    I have a 50" LCD rear projection TV and I've never noticed EE on any of my DVDs, If its been there then I've never noticed it.

    Just received my copy of GONY so will let you know what the PQ is like on a bigger screen.
     
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    PS it's widescreen
     
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    Didn't want to start something nasty here guys. It's just that when I watched it on a 42" plasma I was really disappointed with the edge enhancement and wondered why James wasn't seeing the same thing. Didn't mean to stir up a hornet's nest on this one, it was a genuine comment.

    James - the EE was so bad I was almost tempted to watch it on my 28" set in the lounge so I wouldn't be so distracted, but I don't have surround sound there (wife friendly zone).

    Anyway, I bit the bullet and watched it on the plasma and the EE is mainly noticeable in exterior shots, where it robs mid and long shots of any real detail. Close-ups still look great, but all the snowy scenes look really over-processed on my display.
     
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    Jeff your comments are exactly what I have come to expect from someone who sees himself superior to others because your equipment is 'better'. A/V equipment snobbery is becoming more and more common and your opinions are a perfect example of it. I myself only have a 32" to view DVDs on but I am pretty sure I am in the majority.
     
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    Agree with Idoodle - one of the movies of the year. Streets ahead of anything else that was scooping Oscars. Once again Marty is too raw for Hollywood.
     
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    He just recieved my copy in the post today. I am going to watch it tonight (after Angel) on my 32 inch TV.

    Yes some people have Huge Front Projection setups with 8+ speaker setups ect ect. But at the end of the day its the films that are important, otherwise all this equipment would be of no use. So play nicely.

    Paul

    BTW my dads bigger than yours :p
     
  25. Jeff

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    I do have a high-end setup, especially on the video side but I would hardly call myself elitist. The only reason I said anything is that on the AVS forum they are currently debating how BAD the picture quality is on this DVD.
     
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    Looks like I am in the minority here. Even though GONY was not a bad film after the first 30 minutes I was expecting a lot more as the rest of the film was badly directed, the love story was boring and the end was too predictable. The best thing about the film was Daniel Day-Lewis who was excellent but I do feel that Adrien Brody did deserve the award for best actor as his performance in The Pianist was just amazing.

    Anyway getting back on topic I agree what has been said so far most of us have widescreen TV's and our opinions are just as valid as those lucky enough to have huge displays. Of course the various problems with DVD's like EE become more noticeable on large displays and those with these displays should let us know if they can see any problems, we just have to remember to be nice to each other.
     
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    Not that much of a minority, I lost interest after about the first 10 minutes or so. There was a lot of potential there, but it was wasted, I thought. The love story was dull, and the 'revenge' plot was badly thought out.

    There was an interesting film trying to escape. I would have much rathered the film without Leo Di Caprio's character at all, and just have had it focus on the politics and machinations of the city, which there was far too little of. Just my two pennarth.
     
  28. James45

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    Fair enough, but with AVS consisting of primarily either high-end users and americans they are more likely to have huge screens and more likely to notice EE.

    I just felt you could have worded your initial post better, it was hardly constructive and came across as snotty.
     
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    Although I didn't think the film was all bad when I saw it a while ago, it kind of reminded me of a beached whale - beautiful to look at, but a bit bloated and not really going anywhere. Just floundering around until its inevitable end.

    not that I'm stirring, but surely if a film looks "crap" through a projector, but excellent on a TV, then isn't it the projector that doesn't have the resolution needed for DVD?:rolleyes:


    I'll get my coat:zonked:
     
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    The way I understand this, edge enhancement is applied (partly?) to give a perception of more detail when viewing on a smaller TV sreen.

    As the screen size increases, it turns into unsightly halos around edges.

    This would account for someone with a 28" screen seeing a film as having a 'good picture' whereas the same dvd on a large screen may look messy.
     

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