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post #21 of 39 Old 12-06-12, 10:42 AM
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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.
Towards the end it got tiring and long-winded, I found, but curiously, I didn't recall feeling this way in the theater...

With regard to the IMAX sequences, I found the same thing on Dark Knight -- the IMAX shots in that film, on the Blu-ray, were a tad sharper and more stunning than the 2.40:1 shots Nolan used...I pointed out the fact that The Dark Knight Rises exhibits this same phenomenon in my review of the title; further, media outlets like Home Theater Magazine found the same thing about the previous film's IMAX/non-IMAX shots, when they reviewed the disc...
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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.
it was because IMAX cameras are INCREDIBLY expensive to use. he had a bigger budget to work with than Dark Knight so Nolan was able to use the camera's a good bit more but it's still very cost prohibitive to use them (that and because they are so loud they can drown out the vocals and studio dubbing would be needed. if you noticed most of the IMAX scenes didn't have a lot of dialogue but were more action oriented scenes).
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Towards the end it got tiring and long-winded, I found, but curiously, I didn't recall feeling this way in the theater...

With regard to the IMAX sequences, I found the same thing on Dark Knight -- the IMAX shots in that film, on the Blu-ray, were a tad sharper and more stunning than the 2.40:1 shots Nolan used...I pointed out the fact that The Dark Knight Rises exhibits this same phenomenon in my review of the title; further, media outlets like Home Theater Magazine found the same thing about the previous film's IMAX/non-IMAX shots, when they reviewed the disc...
yeah, the IMAX cameras are INCREDIBLY sharp and detailed, great great visuals that regular 35mm film cameras have a harder time replicating.
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Looking forward to picking this up soon. Glad to hear such high marks for the audio, after seeing it in the theater I was worried as it sounded horrible there.

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It's definitely a reference movie on both audio and video aspects. I'm not sure what kind of theater you go to but the IMAX version was spectacular. The aspect ratio changes were a bit of a nuisance in the beginning but once you're engrossed into the movie not so much.
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Yeah Mike you hit it on all cylinders, great top to bottom, beginning to end. I did think my room would fly apart at times, but the builder must have used screws instead of nails. Whoa, what a trip visually and sonically. I think this one gets my vote for one of the top demo discs out there.

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Has anyone rented this from redbox yet?

I would like to know if the rental has HD audio or not.
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Well I finally watched Dark Knight Rises last night and it was great!!!!! going to watch it again this weekend
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