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post #11 of 35 Old 02-14-13, 06:17 PM
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Picked up mine Tuesday and will watch it tonight

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post #12 of 35 Old 02-14-13, 06:48 PM
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The 35mm film was transferred to a 4k digital intermediary where the benefits of such a transfer are readily apparent.
Since the movie was shot digitally, the 4k digital intermediate came from an upscaled 2.8k source, not 35mm film.

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Since the movie was shot digitally, the 4k digital intermediate came from an upscaled 2.8k source, not 35mm film.
hmmm, You're right, I'll have to correct that. my original source is wrong it looks like. they stated it was 35 mm with a 4k intermediary. but you're right I found another source stating it was shot with Arri Alexa digi cameras.
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I found another source stating it was shot with Arri Alexa digi cameras.
Yup, same cameras used on 'Avengers'. BTW, the aerial footage in 'Skyfall' was shot using Red Epic (5k) cameras. I was trying to stare carefully and see of I could spot the difference between the 2.8k and 5k footage, but ended up being sucked into the story (again) and completely forgot about the technical aspects of the movie.

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Boy, you guys sure don't get a lot of love! Seems like in today's world the should be a quicker way for that to happen......
I wish!! If it weren't for the fact that I can get 2 new blu-ray movies from Amazon for the price of 1 down here..I wouldn't bother with it!
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I wish!! If it weren't for the fact that I can get 2 new blu-ray movies from Amazon for the price of 1 down here..I wouldn't bother with it!
We pay through the nose for EVERYTHING down here!!
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Sad...... so, if you have someone purchase something up here for you and send it, are the duties and taxes really high as well?
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Hands down my favorite Bond film to date. Absolutely great movie.

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Picked up Skyfall blu-ray/DVD combo at Target last night. They were all sold out in the Electronics department, but had 26 copies by one of the checkout stands. Seriously.

Very good show, but the story line was a bit different. They played the "aging Bond" song, which was a bit different to grasp, as we all know that James never gets old.

And, I had to turn away when the Aston Martin got all shot up. Cripes, did they trash that thing out.

I enjoyed the video footage and the audio tracks, as they were very well done. Yes, this is the 3rd time I've seen the movie now... Won't be my last.
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Sad...... so, if you have someone purchase something up here for you and send it, are the duties and taxes really high as well?
Generally no duties or taxes..unless it's a very high priced item..but some guys have had friends in the US send HT gear to them without incurring any taxes or duties at this end!

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Hands down my favorite Bond film to date. Absolutely great movie.
Agree 100%. Even my wife liked it and she never likes Bond movies.

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