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Old 28-06-2012, 11:19   #1
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[News] Total Recall UE Blu-ray in July

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Studiocanal have announced the UK Triple Play release of Total Recall, Ultimate Rekall Edition on 16 July 2012. Paul Verhoeven directs this sci-fi favourite starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox. This new release features a brand-new and director-...

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Old 28-06-2012, 11:19   #2
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Overpriced for what it is...shame.
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Old 28-06-2012, 11:26   #3
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£24.99!!!

I see what you mean!
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Old 28-06-2012, 15:10   #4
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Yeah seems a tad expensive.
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Old 28-06-2012, 17:50   #5
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If you were fool enough to pay £24.99 for it, it would be overpriced. The prices it's actually selling for don't seem to be beyond the realm of comprehension to me.
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:18   #6
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Available for pre-order on Amazon for £16, now that's more like it...
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:25   #7
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Still too expensive for me, I know it's had money spent on it but it's still a catalogue title and so shouldn't be more than tenner in my opinion.
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Old 02-07-2012, 19:28   #8
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£12.80 at HMV, thanx to their 20% off promotion.

Mind you, the price was only £16 to start with, not sure where all the moaning in the first posts came from. Yes, the RRP is £24.99, but since when do play, amazon, et al charge RRP?
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I assume it's not a new commentary, is it a good old one though?
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No, Verhoeven is good but Schwarzenegger just narrates what's on screen.
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Still no reviews of the transfer yet? That's the deciding factor afaic.
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Here's a review of the new disc:

http://www.blu-raydefinition.com/rev...ay-review.html

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Hmm, purely looking at that caps on that review it's a subtle improvement on the transfer that's currently available.
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Here's a screenshot comparison of the original UK Blu-ray and the new release. They're certainly quite different in the colour timing, but the new one is not really showing any more detail. I think the new one looks really good though with more depth to the image. The original version looks quite flat in comparison now.

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comp...1364/picture:1

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Yeah. Although I'd really need to see the disc picture in motion on my tv screen to decide how it looks compared to the old disc. As you say there's no new detail so it comes down to a slightly different (but not massive) colour timing. I'll definitely wait until this drops below £8 as I've heard the commentary before and although I love the film I'm not aching to see behind the scenes on it.
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It also looks framed better on the new release so I'll definitely be picking this up once the price is right.
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Yeah. Although I'd really need to see the disc picture in motion on my tv screen to decide how it looks compared to the old disc. As you say there's no new detail so it comes down to a slightly different (but not massive) colour timing.
It's not just the colour timing, the grain is resolved so much better on the new transfer and the slight amount of EE is gone. I always liked the old one, but it's very "video" looking when compared to the new one.
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Yes, the new one does look less processed and more natural than the old transfer. As you say though I always liked the old one, so it's just a question of how much do I care about these small improvements when I've already got an acceptable version of the film on Blu-ray. One to pick up at a bargain bin price I think.
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Well, I never bought it on Blu-ray (had the Optimum HD DVD) so I'm not passing up the new one for the sake of £12.
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