Topic: RARE EXPORTS Blu-ray
This forum needs a bit more activity. I'm surprised a DVD forum is relatively slow. Although I consider Blu-ray a separate format, there are disc specific things that make me think this is an appropriate place to post. This isn't just about the movie, it's about the technical qualities of the disc as well.
I "specialize" in smaller titles and catalogue titles. I've got 380 Blu-rays with nary a big title in the bunch...no Star Wars, no Lord of the Rings, no Avatar. I do have one Batman movie: the 1966 Adam West movie.
One of my regrets about my choice in movies is that I never get a chance to show off my system. I've got a 60" sharp Quattron and a 7.1 channel surround system. However, when your BD collection consists of things like the 1935 version of SHE or Dementia 13, it's hard to impress anybody...or yourself. My taste in movies limits the number of "reference quality" titles.
Fortunately, RARE EXPORTS fills a big hole in my collection. This is an absolutely superb looking disc. I read some other reviews online to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me. There seems to be near unanimous agreement that this is a first class picture. Others are giving it a 4.5 and 5 star picture rating and I agree. It's very crisp without displaying artificial edge enhancment. Contrast and color are bang on. This image is reference quality. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1.
The audio is also superb. The sound tracks are DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 or uncompressed LPCM stereo.
In most senses, this is a small, intimate movie. There is a small, core cast and the movie takes place in a geographically limited area. I post that as a warning to those of you who may think this is an epic. The fact is, this is a relatively expensive package to buy compared to other such movies. It's very well done with a fold out, book-style holder with both a BD and a DVD. However, some people assume that, if they spend more than $20.00, they are going to get a big extravaganza with car chases . That doesn't happen here. This is an appealing, offbeat movie with a new take on Christmas. It's not a thrill-ride...and you need to have a sufficient attention span to read subtitles.
This isn't a movie for everyone but it's perfect for me. It combines my love of small, odd movies with my occasional need to push my home theater system to it's technical limits.
Last edited by Dex Robinson (2011-10-26 00:07:24)