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post #11 of 39 Old 12-06-12, 07:06 AM
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Great movie! Awesome audio! What you'd expect from a DC Comic movie! Was kinda long though!
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I wish there wasn't switching between aspect ratios... For those of us with 2.35:1 screens, it's a pain!

Great flick, though. I agree it is long... For me it stalled out about 2/3rds of the way into it (movie length fatigue, I guess). BUT I thought the ending had a ton of intrigue and really piqued my interest and re-affirmed my love of the series.

Nice review (again. )

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises - Blu-ray Review

I thought the exact same thing regarding the length -- and pointed it out several times in replies within my own review of the title; this one was "visually exhausting"...
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For those of us with 2.35:1 screens, it's a pain!
Even for those with more "ordinary" TV displays it is, as well...

Though, as I said, Nolan's storytelling is so compelling at times, you kind of ignore this after awhile...
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises - Blu-ray Review

Has anyone tried just leaving it locked to the 2, 35:1 aspect? does it crop too much of the video off the top and bottom to be useful then?

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I thought the exact same thing regarding the length -- and pointed it out several times in replies within my own review of the title; this one was "visually exhausting"...
It was definitely a long movie but at no point did I feel the story lagged. One last point on the changing of aspect ratios. I wonder why the whole movie wasn't shot in the IMAX view? I found the picture quality in those scenes to be stunningly beautiful.
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Has anyone tried just leaving it locked to the 2, 35:1 aspect? does it crop too much of the video off the top and bottom to be useful then?
I have not had a chance to watch it yet, but I will probably watch it twice when I do. Once with auto processing on and once with it off to see which one I prefer. I will chime in after I get a chance to do it.
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises - Blu-ray Review

Ya, I pre ordered my box set from Amazon so I should have it by tomorrow.

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises - Blu-ray Review

Off topic - but only 8 posts to 10,000 Tony!
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It was definitely a long movie but at no point did I feel the story lagged. One last point on the changing of aspect ratios. I wonder why the whole movie wasn't shot in the IMAX view? I found the picture quality in those scenes to be stunningly beautiful.
I think because of the physical size of the IMAX cameras it really limits their practical use for a lot of scenes.
I really found myself looking forward to the IMAX scenes, the amount of detail in them was incredible
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