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(USA Today)   Robert Redford has mixed feelings about Blu-ray technology, horseless carriages   (usatoday.com ) divider line
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HBK
2010-04-02 09:33:49 AM  
Is it because it will expose him as being really, really old?

He's looked ancient for years.
 
2010-04-02 09:35:36 AM  
Fark needs a 'Meh' tag.
 
2010-04-02 09:38:01 AM  
I was an extra in The Natural and getting a kick...


/stands at the Rockpile
 
2010-04-02 09:40:35 AM  
He's still alive?
 
2010-04-02 09:43:41 AM  
He looks like Danny Elfman in 20 years.
 
2010-04-02 09:44:27 AM  
I kind of agree with him about the "making of" features.
They have those on lots of DVDs, including the LOST DVDs for example, and I don't like seeing the characters practicing their lines, or showing how they create fake sets, etc. I won't watch those.

I remember once seeing a picture of Brad Pitt, in full gladiator costume for Troy, and he was talking on a cell phone. That stuff really takes you out of the movie or show.

Yeah I know it's not real, but the whole point of movies is to take you out of the real world and into the fantasy.
 
2010-04-02 09:44:41 AM  
He doesn't like the MovieIQ+Sync feature that displays facts on screen or on your iPhone as the movie plays.
He actually likes the image quality. He has an unimpeachable reputation when it comes to the movie industry.
 
HBK
2010-04-02 09:48:48 AM  

Mumbler: I kind of agree with him about the "making of" features.
They have those on lots of DVDs, including the LOST DVDs for example, and I don't like seeing the characters practicing their lines, or showing how they create fake sets, etc. I won't watch those.

I remember once seeing a picture of Brad Pitt, in full gladiator costume for Troy, and he was talking on a cell phone. That stuff really takes you out of the movie or show.

Yeah I know it's not real, but the whole point of movies is to take you out of the real world and into the fantasy.


I recently got Burn Notice Season 1 as a gift.

The commentary really ruins the show when you hear Michael Westen talk. He sounds like a nerd, not the cool spy we know and love him as. Really nasally voice.
 
2010-04-02 09:50:14 AM  

red5ish: He doesn't like the MovieIQ+Sync feature that displays facts on screen or on your iPhone as the movie plays.
He actually likes the image quality. He has an unimpeachable reputation when it comes to the movie industry.


I think his opinion goes along the line of "I'm watching a movie. I don't want to check my farking iPhone for trivia."
 
2010-04-02 09:54:08 AM  
I really didn't want to see how the sets and monsters were made for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's hard enough to suspend your disbelief without seeing that.

But any gladiator movie is improved by the characters having cell phones. There's a guy wearing a wrist watch in the chariot race scene in Ben Hur. Priceless.
 
2010-04-02 09:59:02 AM  

HBK: Mumbler: I kind of agree with him about the "making of" features.
They have those on lots of DVDs, including the LOST DVDs for example, and I don't like seeing the characters practicing their lines, or showing how they create fake sets, etc. I won't watch those.

I remember once seeing a picture of Brad Pitt, in full gladiator costume for Troy, and he was talking on a cell phone. That stuff really takes you out of the movie or show.

Yeah I know it's not real, but the whole point of movies is to take you out of the real world and into the fantasy.

I recently got Burn Notice Season 1 as a gift.

The commentary really ruins the show when you hear Michael Westen talk. He sounds like a nerd, not the cool spy we know and love him as. Really nasally voice.


That's how he sounds on the show. He should be the nerdy sidekick, and Bruce should be the star.
 
2010-04-02 10:04:55 AM  
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2010-04-02 10:09:29 AM  

Mumbler: I kind of agree with him about the "making of" features.
They have those on lots of DVDs, including the LOST DVDs for example, and I don't like seeing the characters practicing their lines, or showing how they create fake sets, etc. I won't watch those.


Completely disagree. I want to know how they create these films.

They also help create the upcoming generation of filmmakers. People see how this stuff is created and want to do it too.
 
2010-04-02 10:11:18 AM  
Fark repeated the headline from the article, but the article's headline isn't supported in the text.

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2010-04-02 10:15:00 AM  

peterthx: Mumbler: I kind of agree with him about the "making of" features.
They have those on lots of DVDs, including the LOST DVDs for example, and I don't like seeing the characters practicing their lines, or showing how they create fake sets, etc. I won't watch those.

Completely disagree. I want to know how they create these films.

They also help create the upcoming generation of filmmakers. People see how this stuff is created and want to do it too.


That is the nice thing about extras... if you aren't interested then you don't have to watch them. If you are interested then you can.

Even if you don't like most of that stuff wouldn't you feel a biatcheated if you paid $25 for a movie and that was all that was on the DVD?
 
2010-04-02 10:16:49 AM  
I usually love the extras about film making. But when I watched the extras on the Magnificent Seven DVD and learned how much Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen hated each other it ruined the film for me.
 
2010-04-02 10:22:11 AM  
Robert Redford has been cast in the new Texas Chainsaw movie because no makeup is needed.
 
2010-04-02 10:40:16 AM  

Ace Rimmer: peterthx: Mumbler: I kind of agree with him about the "making of" features.
They have those on lots of DVDs, including the LOST DVDs for example, and I don't like seeing the characters practicing their lines, or showing how they create fake sets, etc. I won't watch those.

Completely disagree. I want to know how they create these films.

They also help create the upcoming generation of filmmakers. People see how this stuff is created and want to do it too.

That is the nice thing about extras... if you aren't interested then you don't have to watch them. If you are interested then you can.

Even if you don't like most of that stuff wouldn't you feel a biatcheated if you paid $25 for a movie and that was all that was on the DVD?


I have brought plenty of DVD's that came with extra disks and I've rarely bothered to check out the extras. I'd rather they offer a cheaper version of the DVD the didn't come with an extras disk.
 
2010-04-02 10:46:55 AM  
For a lot of films, behind the scenes stuff is unneeded fluff. Much of it is the type of hype filler that HBO and Showtime would show prior to a film's release to theaters or on their channel. Unless I really like a movie or am really bored, I won't bother with it. But with a film that I love, I like the in-depth stuff. It's interesting to me to see how things are done, the passion of those involved, and how things really came together. I'll even watch the commentary. So far, my top two commentary tracks are The Goonies and Fight Club. Lots of info and backstory, and you get an idea of how the process works.
 
2010-04-02 10:49:08 AM  
Did subby really compare BluRay to the invention of the horseless carriage? I'm pretty sure the descendants of only one of those technologies will be around in ten years.

/download all my movies
//yes, legally
 
2010-04-02 10:51:48 AM  
The Natural was pretty awesome. Whatever happened to Barry Levinson, anyway?


Third most beautiful thing Caleb Deschanel ever made.
 
2010-04-02 10:53:02 AM  
I don't bother watching extras for movies I'm ambivalent about. Then again I don't buy movies I'm ambivalent about. I could live without "pop-up-video type trivia cool facts" nonsense. I recently bought a copy of "The Long Long Trailer" and was delighted that the "extras" were two short films that probably played in the theater with the movie - not any "making of" or trivia type productions.

And for those picking on his looks? The man is 73 years old, for God's sake. Should he be plasticized beyond recognition like most female actresses within 20 years of his age?

He gets a pass for looking old and crinkly now because for a long time he looked like this:

4.bp.blogspot.com

Check back and post your own pic when you are in your mid 70s, so we can make fun of you too, k?
 
2010-04-02 10:58:21 AM  
HansDelbruck
I usually love the extras about film making. But when I watched the extras on the Magnificent Seven DVD and learned how much Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen hated each other it ruined the film for me.


I remember seeing some of that..if you can manage to blend it out again, I thought it was kinda funny when someone pointed how McQueen is always trying to draw attention to him when he was somewhere in the background of a "Brynner" scene.
 
2010-04-02 11:00:01 AM  

Latinwolf: I'd rather they offer a cheaper version of the DVD the didn't come with an extras disk.


Me too. But then people would only spring for quality special features that had been well reviewed. That's damn near none of them today.
 
2010-04-02 11:03:00 AM  

MonkeyAngst:

Third most beautiful thing Caleb Deschanel ever made.


Fourth.
 
2010-04-02 11:04:58 AM  
When you get a chance, watch him in "Inside Daisy Clover".
 
2010-04-02 11:14:37 AM  

yakmans_dad: MonkeyAngst:

Third most beautiful thing Caleb Deschanel ever made.

Fourth.


Does he have a third daughter I don't know about, or are you talking about another film? If so, which one? The Right Stuff? I thought of that, but it just would have muddied up the hot-daughter joke.
 
2010-04-02 11:18:52 AM  

MonkeyAngst: yakmans_dad: MonkeyAngst:

Third most beautiful thing Caleb Deschanel ever made.

Fourth.

Does he have a third daughter I don't know about, or are you talking about another film? If so, which one? The Right Stuff? I thought of that, but it just would have muddied up the hot-daughter joke.


Forgot about the daughters. I was thinking of:

1) Fly Away Home
2) The Black Stallion
3) The Right Stuff
 
2010-04-02 11:19:09 AM  
I dislike how BluRay locks down your controls even further than DVD. At least I could hit the fast-forward button with DVD even when the next-chapter and main-menu buttons were locked out during the promo ads. My BluRay player even prevents that with some titles.

I'm just to the point where I just rip BluRays to my HTPC and then chuck the original disc into a box in the basement. Thankfully 1TB drives are cheap these days.
 
2010-04-02 11:23:55 AM  
I have mixed feelings too.

HD and better audio: good.
More unskippable shiat, long menu load times, and Java bugs in your menu: bad.
 
2010-04-02 11:37:03 AM  

Dinjiin: I dislike how BluRay locks down your controls even further than DVD. At least I could hit the fast-forward button with DVD even when the next-chapter and main-menu buttons were locked out during the promo ads. My BluRay player even prevents that with some titles.

I'm just to the point where I just rip BluRays to my HTPC and then chuck the original disc into a box in the basement. Thankfully 1TB drives are cheap these days.


Ever think of hitting "top menu"?
 
2010-04-02 11:45:06 AM  

peterthx: Ever think of hitting "top menu"?


"Prohibited"
 
2010-04-02 11:47:11 AM  

HBK: Is it because it will expose him as being really, really old?

He's looked ancient for years.


Yeah he's talked about it too, he thinks plastic surgery is ugly and bullshiat. Good for him. Once again Robert Redford says what everyone else is thinking in the back of their head.

Here's what I hate about Bluray, among other things. I have a Bluray player, which I bought a while back. Samsung. Every 6 months or so some stupid piece of crap Bluray disc comes out that my player won't read, so I have to update the firmware (burn a CD) so it will read it. I also can't skip a bunch of crap I don't want to watch, like previews. I probably should get a new player but I spent like 300 on the old one.

My wife loves the extra features. I don't really care, I didn't rent the movie to watch someone on wires in front of a green screen, and I generally don't care about how some director loved someone's book and decided to make it into a movie but wanted it to "really represent the book," or whatever. Good for them, but I really don't care.
 
2010-04-02 11:53:04 AM  
I thought BluRay made EVERYTHING better?

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2010-04-02 11:54:24 AM  

Latinwolf: I have brought plenty of DVD's that came with extra disks and I've rarely bothered to check out the extras. I'd rather they offer a cheaper version of the DVD the didn't come with an extras disk.


I don't watch them either and would love cheaper DVDs with no extras.

The other "scam" in DVDs is putting out an "unrated" version to make it sounds like you're getting more than you did in the theater. Almost all of them have under a minute of extra footage.
 
HBK
2010-04-02 12:02:29 PM  

bdub77: HBK: Is it because it will expose him as being really, really old?

He's looked ancient for years.

Yeah he's talked about it too, he thinks plastic surgery is ugly and bullshiat. Good for him. Once again Robert Redford says what everyone else is thinking in the back of their head.

Here's what I hate about Bluray, among other things. I have a Bluray player, which I bought a while back. Samsung. Every 6 months or so some stupid piece of crap Bluray disc comes out that my player won't read, so I have to update the firmware (burn a CD) so it will read it. I also can't skip a bunch of crap I don't want to watch, like previews. I probably should get a new player but I spent like 300 on the old one.

My wife loves the extra features. I don't really care, I didn't rent the movie to watch someone on wires in front of a green screen, and I generally don't care about how some director loved someone's book and decided to make it into a movie but wanted it to "really represent the book," or whatever. Good for them, but I really don't care.


I use a PS3 and never have problems with disks. I think it's because auto updates off the internet every couple months. They're about $300 nowadays.
 
2010-04-02 12:03:09 PM  

celery_stalker: I was an extra in The Natural and getting a kick...


/stands at the Rockpile


Which part was the rockpile?
 
2010-04-02 12:18:01 PM  
Some special features I like. Some I don't. The Matrix has good informative features. All talking-head straight promo bits seem to suck.

The Star Trek features are pretty good. I watched them all, which is rare for me. I liked seeing TOS cast visiting the new kids on set and passing the torch as it were. Of course Shatner wasn't there because he is a big giant prick.
 
2010-04-02 12:18:21 PM  

Dinjiin: peterthx: Ever think of hitting "top menu"?

"Prohibited"


Which disc/studio? It completely depends on that.

An example would be Universal: they even let you skip over the FBI logo, something the others don't do.
 
2010-04-02 12:21:22 PM  
Blu Ray? Ehhh I don't think I'm going to buy that. I'd wait for the price to fall to pretty darn cheap, but it's all over in 2012 anyways.
 
2010-04-02 12:21:46 PM  
I agree with him, I've never understood the desire some people have when they like a tv show or movie, to see the sets and interviews with the crew and find out all the details of why particular scenes were filmed the way they were.

It's like saying, "I really love my girlfriend, so naturally I'd like to cut her open and look at her brain and her lungs and kidneys and see how they work".
 
2010-04-02 12:27:28 PM  

2chris2: It's like saying, "I really love my girlfriend, so naturally I'd like to cut her open and look at her brain and her lungs and kidneys and see how they work".


Umm, no offense, but I don't think viewing the "behind-the-scenes" footage where you see how a movie was put together is a good comparison to murdering your girlfriend.
 
2010-04-02 12:31:42 PM  
If you are over 25 years of age in this society, may as well kill yourself, as witnessed in some of these comments, and the way people act towards their elders.

My generation said, "Never trust anyone over 30."

That age limit is going down...just a thought. Just rememnber, "Age and treachery beats youth and uh something or other, I forget, any time? Something like that.

Now get off my lawn, I need a nap and some viagra...I mean Geritol.
 
mhd
2010-04-02 12:42:50 PM  
Blu-Ray Disc is an anagram for Slay Bi Curd! It's about the coming diary genocide!
 
2010-04-02 12:43:20 PM  

bdub77:
Umm, no offense, but I don't think viewing the "behind-the-scenes" footage where you see how a movie was put together is a good comparison to murdering your girlfriend.


Don't be silly. One can surgically open up one's girlfriend, examine her organs, and then sew her up again, all without killing her.

It's an entirely normal and common process, and one which every loving couple should engage in.
 
2010-04-02 01:03:13 PM  
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2010-04-02 01:18:27 PM  
A friend of mine has a Blu-Ray rig. I think most of the native blu ray films, and definitely ALL of the 'converted' films look like absolute dog shiat when it comes to that ridiculous motion digitization that seems so prevalent. It makes movies look like cheap foreign soap operas. Am I missing something?
 
2010-04-02 01:21:50 PM  

AmazinTim: Blu Ray? Ehhh I don't think I'm going to buy that. I'd wait for the price to fall to pretty darn cheap, but it's all over in 2012 anyways..


If all the people that actually believe this shiat just kill themselves in 2012 the world will be a much better place. Seriously, just farking kill yourself.
 
2010-04-02 02:31:14 PM  
I don't care much for the special features anyway. I finally got done ripping my DVDs to the computer so I can just call up the movie when I want to watch it.

Back when special effects were models, it was fun to see the whole thing out in miniature with the giant humans over them. Now it's computers and green screen. I can imagine the actors in a studio by themselves just fine without the extra footage.

UHF has a really good commentary track. I haven't seen another decent one yet.

I'd rather see a cheap DVD without any features. Use the extra bytes to uncompress the film.
 
2010-04-02 02:33:42 PM  
I have mixed feelings about Blu-ray too.

Awesome picture and sound (on select titles only)

vs

Ridiculous DRM, Proprietary licensing by Sony, Crappy software on the players.

Still bought one anyway.
 
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