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post #11 of 54 Old 08-03-13, 07:03 PM
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Re: Oblivion - Blu-ray Review

Sounds like it might be worth adding to my sci-fi collection..Thanks Mike..

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Great write-up. I can't wait to check this one out. Every review I've heard and read has said how great this movie looks and sounds.

I'm not the biggest Tom Cruise fan but I love sci-fi and I think I'll really enjoy this one.
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Thanks for the review will pick this up on 8/6/13.
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Although the plot was a bit thin and pulled from a number of past Sci-Fi movies, the imaging and sound of this picture make it a new reference for BD. The movie was shot entirely in digital using the newest models of Sony's CineAlta cameras (the F65) which are native 8K (sampled down to 4K). That made the picture quality truly outstanding, and the transfer to BD is faithful to the producer's intent. Too bad this one wasn't shot in 3D, but the overall picture and sound quality make that a minor issue.

There's an excellent article on the filming of "Oblivion" here:

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I'm excited.

I have my Best Buy $5 upgrade and ready to go.



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Great review Mike, I caught the movie in a Dolby Atmos theater when it was released and the sound there was outstanding so my high hopes for the audio on the BD release seem to have been fulfilled!

Good job with the synopsis without giving too much away; I agree there are a lot of parallels to the other movie which shall not be named (I'm also a fan of that other movie too). When we walked out of the theater some people seemed to be confused with the ending but I thought it was pretty straight forward. I'm looking forward to watching it again at home
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I really wanted to see this one, but for one reason or another I never got to see it in theaters. However, I skipped over the overview, as I've done for all reviews since this movie was released in theaters, because I want to be able to experience this movie completely fresh. I am glad that it's gotten such high technical merits since I will certainly be picking this one up tomorrow for sure! Thanks for the review!

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I will also be picking this up tomorrow or its almost today isn't it? Lol! Anyways I thoroughly enjoyed this film and saw it twice in theaters. I'm not really one to over analyze movies regarding plot twists and such but yes this movie was a bit predictable. Even still that doesn't ever seem to bother me to much. Yes it's nice when a movie pops up that completely fools you as far as what way you thought it was going, but irregardless of that fact, oblivion proved to be a very enjoyable movie. That's what I base my movies on. Simply put, if I like it I like it, if I don't I don't. I liked oblivion and can't wait to see and hear it on my system
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Stopped by Wal-Mart this morning and picked up the special edition metal case. After we get home from the Royals game this evening we'll be watching Oblivion! Pretty excited about this one after all of the audio/video praise its received.
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My Blu-ray arrived this morning. Bouncing around through the chapters, definitely demo material.
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