Total Recall - Blu-ray Review - Page 2 - Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com

Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #11 of 48 Old 12-27-12, 10:03 PM
New Member
bill
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4
Re: Total Recall - Blu-ray review

That was a great trailer and an even better review! Since there are only a handful of movies to pick from when I go to the Redbox, I started using Blockbuster at Home from DISH. And with over 100,000 different selections, I needed a way to narrow down all the amazing choices, so thanks for the great starting point. I have already seen the original, so the whole “which reality is real” thing is a little wasted on me. But like the action junkie I am, I have to see what they have done with CGI. The guys in my office at DISH said the chase scenes are epic. And from what I have read, so does everyone else.
titanius719 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 48 Old 12-29-12, 09:43 AM
Senior Shackster
Stew
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 302
Re: Total Recall - Blu-ray review

Watched this last night and while I really enjoyed it, there was one aspect that was very annoying- and not sure if I can explain it.

Every few minutes, they had a "light beam" appear on the screen - usually traveling down the screen. If you've seen the movie you'll know what I mean, but I thought it was distracting.

I did like some of the homages they paid to the original - the three breasted lady, the fat red head going through security, etc.
spartanstew is offline  
post #13 of 48 Old 12-29-12, 09:45 AM
Elite Shackster
 
JBrax's Avatar
Jeff
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4,127
My System
It's called lens flare and it annoys the you know what out of me.
JBrax is offline  
post #14 of 48 Old 12-31-12, 06:11 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 36
My System
Re: Total Recall - Blu-ray review

Quote:
JBrax wrote: View Post
It's called lens flare and it annoys the you know what out of me.
Yes. Seems like Len Wiseman ( the " Director " ) graduated from the SAME School of Superfluous Lens Flares as J.J. Abrams graduated from. Only non-talented bozos would think that shining a zenon light into a camera lens at acute angles would be creative.

While they made at least some sense in Star Trek, they make NO sense in Total Recall. They can be seen in completely dark rooms and hallways with no apparent light source off-camera.
jevans64 is offline  
post #15 of 48 Old 12-31-12, 07:44 PM
Elite Shackster
 
JBrax's Avatar
Jeff
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4,127
My System
Not sure I would call JJ Abrams non talented but I don't understand the artistic characteristics they perceive using lens flare. Even Steven Spielberg employs it in his movies.
JBrax is offline  
post #16 of 48 Old 01-02-13, 02:07 AM
Shackster
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: central Mo
Posts: 6
Re: Total Recall - Blu-ray review

This will not make sense but I found the background to be dark and busy, somewhat distracting. I did enjoy the film though.
olddrum1 is offline  
post #17 of 48 Old 01-03-13, 12:28 PM
Senior Shackster
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ottawa Canada
Posts: 719
My System
Re: Total Recall - Blu-ray review

I enjoyed the BluRay as well excpet for those annoying audoo drop outs. My BluRay actually froze up many times dueing the play and only a fast forward would cause it to move forward. I've replaced the BluRay but haven't had teh chance to watch it again to see I will experience the same kind of issues. I've never had issues with BluRays before and even the firmware upgrade that I applied to it never solved the problem.
3dbinCanada is online now  
post #18 of 48 Old 01-03-13, 03:11 PM
Shackster
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 50
Why does this happen to total recall?

I've played many of the newer Blu rays and none have this issue.
fkjr2 is offline  
post #19 of 48 Old 01-14-13, 12:30 PM
Senior Shackster
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ottawa Canada
Posts: 719
My System
Re: Total Recall - Blu-ray review

I don't think its a new security feature as was mentioned by a previous poster in this thread. My reason for thinking this is I've exchanged the Blu Ray three times and everyone freezes at the exact same place, the beginning of chapter 9.

I believe the rendering of this disc is at fault and someone screwed up royally!! My questions are these, how do I get a good working copy of this Blu Ray? Who do I contact? Where do I go?
3dbinCanada is online now  
post #20 of 48 Old 01-14-13, 04:29 PM
HTS Moderator
Reviewer
 
Mike Edwards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,980
My System
Re: Total Recall - Blu-ray review

Quote:
3dbinCanada wrote: View Post
I don't think its a new security feature as was mentioned by a previous poster in this thread. My reason for thinking this is I've exchanged the Blu Ray three times and everyone freezes at the exact same place, the beginning of chapter 9.

I believe the rendering of this disc is at fault and someone screwed up royally!! My questions are these, how do I get a good working copy of this Blu Ray? Who do I contact? Where do I go?
hmmm, it might be that your player is having issues with the way it was authored. have you updated your firmware?
Mike Edwards is online now  
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bluray , recall , review , total

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now




PLEASE COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED FIELDS BELOW... THANKS!

REQUIRED FIELDS ON THIS PAGE
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THESE

Username
Password
Confirm Password
Email Address
Confirm Email Address
Random Question
Random Question #2




User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO ENTERING AN EMAIL ADDRESS!

ATTENTION!

YOU MUST ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT!

Activation requires you reply to an email we will send you after you register... if you do not reply to this email, you will not be able to view certain areas of the forum or certain images... nor will you be able download software.

AN INVALID EMAIL ADDRESS WILL CAUSE YOUR ACCOUNT TO BE DELETED!

See our banned email list here: Banned Email List

We DO NOT respond to spamcop, boxtrapper and spamblocker emails... please add @hometheatershack DOT com to your whitelist prior to registering or you will get nowhere on your registration.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML is not allowed!
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 


For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome