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#234455 - 12/12/08 02:01 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: St_PatGuy]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
yeah.... I only noticed a few transitions between the screen sizes during the movie.
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#234463 - 12/12/08 02:24 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 1898
Loc: Austin, TX
Even if the IMAX portions look good, mixing formats seem a weird way to release it in its final form... Has anyone seen a movie that has done this before? First time I've heard of it (though I don't watch many IMAX movies at home).

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#234484 - 12/12/08 03:02 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: myrison]
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 578
Loc: New York
Wow, am I so unattentive that I missed all these transitions? I don't recall one! I'll have to pop it in again before I send my netflix copy tomorrow.
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#234485 - 12/12/08 03:07 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: myrison]
Zimm Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: New Orleans
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Has anyone seen a movie that has done this before?

The Extras section acts of if this is an industry first. The use of IMAX films for action scenes is actually new, according to them. I don't normally care much about the Extras section, but this was real informative as it gets into 70 v. 35mm film, etc. You also have a nice look at Hans Zimmer's score, which is pretty far out there, and is very deep. (In Hz I mean.)
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Is the switching annoying?

I have a 720p DPS RP set. On that set, the format switching was not distracting at all, and I had already been keyed into the issue via the AVR forum. With that in mind, I'd say most should not be offended by it. I promise, on my set, the quality of the images is worth any distraction you might have. I like the IMAX images as you have no black bars - full 16:9. In a dark room, when the next scene switches to black bars for 2.4:1, it just blends in. I think it would be more noticeable on a smaller screen, or in a lit room, but perhaps not.

I don't buy many movies, but I put this up there with Gladiator, Saving P Ryan, and The Matrix in terms of demo material that I own. Each has given me a reference point for some aspect of the theater, and Dark Knight surpasses all in every category I can think of - surround, depth, blacks, daylight scenes, crawl test, dialogue clarity, etc. Hell, I sound like I work for WB, but I'm just real impressed - and that's kind rare, hence the thread.

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#234488 - 12/12/08 03:12 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: Zimm]
myrison Offline
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Well that's an awesome review. I might have to add this to my Christmas list then. ;\)

Thanks Zimm.
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#234491 - 12/12/08 03:20 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I haven't seen the film at all, either in theatre, IMAX, or DVD ...

5 demerits!

Rectify this at once or else your man card is in danger.

Wait - let me think of something that will actually threaten you - rectify this post haste or else I'll tell The Boy that Metallica CDs are really tiny Frisbees.
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#234497 - 12/12/08 03:53 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: medic8r]
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He already thinks that about all of our DVDs. And the videotapes are sources of ribbons. Sigh.
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#234505 - 12/12/08 04:26 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3270
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Just received my copy! \:\) Can't wait to see it after all the posts here! Will have to wait for neighbors to clear out! \:\(
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#234511 - 12/12/08 04:35 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: Hansang]
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6250
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: Hansang
Wow, am I so unattentive that I missed all these transitions? I don't recall one!

Me neither. Did't notice one transition. I just got caught up in the movie.
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#234517 - 12/12/08 04:49 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: Ajax]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Well you guys defintely aren't "videopiles"
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