Solaris Blu-ray Review

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Nice review Cas. I did note the frame jump times in my review a while back but you really have to watch out for them! I think I forgot to mention at least one too.

      Its a major jump up from the DVD so any fan shouldnt hesitate.
       
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      Thanks for the review Cas,one i have wanted to add to my collection for a while,replace my dvd copy,sound like it's worth it :)
       
    4. Jim Di Griz

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      For some reason I've never seen this film but with a 10/10 it's now on my buy list.
       
    6. Jim Di Griz

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      If you like the likes of Blade Runner, Moon, Gattaca, Silent Running you should love this.
       
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      Thanks for the review Cas, i have adored this movie since it came out mainly i guess because i am a big fan of the original, glad i pickup the blu (thanks Jim) as it is a much better than my DVD still it does have it's issues as you have mentioned but its totally worth the price of admission but viewers be warned its a proper thought-provoking slow-moving & cerebral piece of science fiction 10/10.

      Regrets I've had a few!
       
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      Oh and it's high time I pointed out that this review likely wouldn't have happened without @Jim Di Griz alerting me to the German release. I'm not sure I'd have noticed the frame jumps without your timecodes either! Thanks Jim.
       
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      Ugh...waited all this time, and region B locked!

      Sigh.
       
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      Film is worth it for soundtrack alone - I will be getting this on blu ray German import as I doubt a U.K. Disc will ever happen
       
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      Only just got round to watching this, im a pretty big sci-fi fan and i love george clooney, and so is/does the Mrs... but my god, what a load of pretentious garbage.

      Its a very interesting idea for a story, but its far far far too slow for what actually happens in the movie, lots of close ups of faces doing nothing, some over acting and just nonsense dialogue for the sake of the actors trying to say something without saying something.
       
    13. Jim Di Griz

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      Watch it again.
       
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      Oh didn't realise this review was up . Big up out to @Casimir Harlow for the original review and I believe @Jim Di Griz for giving us both the heads up on the GE BD release . Really quite impressed with this as it's a really great package and a substantial upgrade over the DVD release . I'm so so sad as I waited for my new display and then had it calibrated before I watched it :thumbsdow. Not the best of BDs but the best this film has looked :smashin:.
       
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      Would rather watch The Happening every night for a year than watch this again, can see why it's a 6.2 on IMDB, 66% on Rotten and lost money at the cinema.

      Fair enough if others like it, but not for me.
       
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      Love love love this film... and what a soundtrack. Will it work on my UK player ?
       
    18. Casimir Harlow

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      Yes, Region B locked so perfect for UK.
       
    19. Jim Di Griz

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      Works fine and english friendly. Unfortunately the booklet is in German as you would expect. The small poster deserves a frame though.
       
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      Do the Digipack and Mediabook cersions contain the same film, transfer and cut? There’s a bit of a difference in the price of them from Germany and I thought it best to check before importing. Haven’t seen this in years!
       
    21. Jim Di Griz

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      I havent heard anything different. Actually I didnt know there was two versions! So the one with the poster and book is the mediabook or the digipack?
       
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    24. Jim Di Griz

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      This film is crying out for an Arrow/Criterion mega release - surely somebody will at some point. And Ill double dip for it too! 4K would be too much to hope for...
       
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      I ordered the Digipack last night. £19 delivered. Is the PQ not already very good?
       
    26. Jim Di Griz

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      Well contrary to some things written elsewhere on another site's forum by an idiot or two ;) the PQ is certainly a big step up from the old DVD I can assure you. I watched the DVD of this at least once a year since I bought it a long time ago! Its not perfect - there are some miniscule tiny frame jumps here and there which may sound worrying but they are really not, they are so fast you can easily miss them. Its never going to win any awards for PQ but I was very pleased with it. The extras from the DVD including commentary with Soderbergh and Clooney are on it and that is well worth a listen. AQ is a step up without being earth shattering but that was another big plus for me - the soundtrack is amazing and it really enhances the film.

      A 4K release could really make this great film that bit better though!
       
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      Thanks Jim, looking forward to receiving the film now. I wonder if the fact the Blu Ray hasn't had a UK release will prohibit a UHD or Arrow (or the like) release.
       
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      Don't know. Thing is, it hasn't had a release anywhere else! The only way to buy it on blu is one of those two sets from Germany. Its seen as a 'flop'. Much like my favourite film was seen as a 'flop'. And my avatar is seen as a 'flop'.
       
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      See I felt it has almost a cult status now, perhaps I'm detached from reality here but I too love the film. You're favourite film? I haven't seen BR2049 yet, pre-ordered the UHD.
       
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      If you love Blade Runner you will definitely like 2049. Its not up to the original but nothing is for me! Just watched a bit in 4K HDR (finally got my new amp set up) and its better than ever!
       

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