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#302877 - 04/22/10 04:26 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: grunt]
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 Originally Posted By: grunt
“Tale of Two Towers” should be arriving from Netflix today so I can see if the Blu-ray is any real improvement over the standard DVD.


Don't be too excited. I hear that not only is it not the extended edition, but they kind of "skimped" on the video/audio quality. Some reviewers mentioned that it was too inconsistent throughout the movies with some being OK and others not. None of it is supposed to be as good as it should be for Blu-Ray.
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#302878 - 04/22/10 04:28 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: Ken.C]
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As for the Red/Blue or Red/Green or whatever colors that the 3D people like to use (seems like they like different shades too)... I just watched the 3D bonus feature of B.O.B. from Monsters Vs Aliens, and the 3D was annoying since the colors were off due to the glasses. I hate that.
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#302886 - 04/22/10 05:12 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: nickbuol]
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Just spent 1/2 hr. w/ Avatar. Jumped around to pretty-pretty and boom-boom scenes. Lots of both. Surround stuff seems really well-placed and should be pretty g.d.cool throughout. I'm glad it's not in 3D, but you know I would have snarfed it had it been.
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#302893 - 04/22/10 05:43 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: BobKay]
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This is NOT for Ken. But it is for somebody, probably at your local Wal-Mart.


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#302903 - 04/22/10 06:30 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Well, I picked it up anyway tonight just to find out that my kids wanted to get it for me for Fathers Day... Yes, Father's Day... Like 2 months from now.

Oh well, so be it. I'll hang on to the receipt and by then maybe have a better feel for how good the Blu-Ray is and sift through the rumor mill of extended edition versions...
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#302905 - 04/22/10 06:49 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: nickbuol]
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I ordered it from amazon today for 20 bucks, had completely forgot it until I saw this thread earlier.
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#302928 - 04/22/10 11:05 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: RickF]
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I just picked it up at the local Best Buy, and I grabbed LOTR as well. I have apparently been living under a rock as I didn't even know LOTR was out on BD until I saw it on the shelf. I am quite dissapointed both of them are theatrical editions and that Avatar is only 2D, but I want them now and I'm not about to buy more later. I hate that double/triple dipping game they play, total crap, I don't know why people put up with it by buying several times. I have a hard time even buying a BD disc of a DVD that I have unless it's a big improvement and a movie I really love.

Heading down to the theatre to watch it now, will report back later.

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#302932 - 04/22/10 11:15 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: Potatohead]
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I hear ya! I felt the same way about my 8-tracks. ;\)
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#302955 - 04/23/10 06:45 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: BobKay]
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Watched it, for the first, time last night. I enjoyed it more than I expected (I'm not a huge Sci Fi fan).
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#302980 - 04/23/10 11:28 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: Ajax]
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Grabed the BR yesterday and watched it last night.. Not big si-fi fan but it was a decent flick.. Lots of eye candy and quality sound..


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