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by Shingster
20 Dec 2015, 19:49
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4564
Views: 396192

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

Nice one, thanks! I'm torn between purchasing this DVD and waiting for a HD release to surface now! :D
by Shingster
20 Dec 2015, 02:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4564
Views: 396192

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

Thanks Salty, It was in the MIHK VHS but I think it was cut from the Laser Disc because IIRC there were complaints from fans that the bootleg DVD that did the round a few years back (which I believe was sourced from the LD) didn't have that kick in it. I've only ever seen the MIHK release though mys...
by Shingster
19 Dec 2015, 21:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4564
Views: 396192

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

Do you know if it's been shown in hi-def on that Warner channel in the states salty? Does the DVD contain the vicious roundhouse kick outside the bad guy's mansion towards the end?
by Shingster
26 Oct 2015, 18:25
Forum: Cinema & Rumours
Topic: Spectre (2015)
Replies: 35
Views: 7607

Re: Spectre (2015)

Only if he gets to bum Jake Gyllenhaal in a tent!

TBH I always found the whole lady-killer aspect of Bond the least interesting thing, so I wouldn't care if he was gay or not. It'll never happen of course!
by Shingster
26 Oct 2015, 01:21
Forum: Cinema & Rumours
Topic: Spectre (2015)
Replies: 35
Views: 7607

Re: Spectre (2015)

It took as many as four posts? I must be slipping!
by Shingster
25 Oct 2015, 18:11
Forum: Cinema & Rumours
Topic: Spectre (2015)
Replies: 35
Views: 7607

Re: Spectre (2015)

Yeah I think Mark's problem is that this isn't really a good forum for discussing gay porn, if it was he'd be churning out lots of positive reviews of the films he loves!
by Shingster
07 Oct 2015, 03:15
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6202
Views: 332978

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Hmm, I probably don't have it then. I can't remember what my rips were sourced from, something rough looking as I recall! I'll try and find them tomorrow!
by Shingster
07 Oct 2015, 00:26
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6202
Views: 332978

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

I don't see any reason not to get it. That episode is missing from the Japanese dvds as well, and it hasn't been shown on TV except when the season aired for the very first time. It doesn't look like it's going to be available anytime soon if ever. I might have a TV rip of episode 2 on disc somewhe...
by Shingster
30 Sep 2015, 22:56
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: What is Uncompressed Digital?
Replies: 3
Views: 4360

Re: What is Uncompressed Digital?

han's on the right tracks but it has nothing to do with resolution. RAW format is basically just the exact information that the camera sensor detects, which obviously isn't anything you could display on a screen without processing. Uncompressed means that RAW data has been processed, usually by redu...
by Shingster
27 Sep 2015, 20:31
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The off-topic topic
Replies: 3767
Views: 249826

Re: The off-topic topic

I thought there might be a chance you bumped into him at Yubari one of the years as I know he's had ties to the festival in the past (either having films showed or as part of the Jury). Hopefully you'll be able to catch him at future events.
by Shingster
27 Sep 2015, 03:58
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The off-topic topic
Replies: 3767
Views: 249826

Re: The off-topic topic

Got to meet Shinya Tsukamoto today! He's in london for the UK premiere of Fires on the Plain and he conducted a 2hr talk on his career on behalf of The Japan Foundation. The tickets were free on a 1st come 1st served reserve system and I was surprised to see there must have only been about 50 or so ...
by Shingster
27 Sep 2015, 02:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9715
Views: 575899

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out

There was a CB craze in the UK in the 80s as well, everyone in my family seemed to have one. This was about the time Status Quo where at the peak of their fame so the country was obviously in a very dark place!
by Shingster
20 Sep 2015, 04:12
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9715
Views: 575899

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out

I've heard how it was one long movie cut into 2 parts. But I have trouble believing that. It is a continuation obviously but it feels like 2 separate movies. It was originally intended to be one film but during editing Tarantino couldn't produce a cut he was happy with that was under 4hrs, so he pe...
by Shingster
19 Sep 2015, 04:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9715
Views: 575899

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out

There was a genuine perception here in the UK at least that it was somewhat overlong and ponderous compared to the first film & I generally agree with that. In the intervening years I've found reactions to the film to be mostly lukewarm to negative from the people around me, who represent the mainst...
by Shingster
18 Sep 2015, 22:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9715
Views: 575899

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out

The problem with QoS is that it's neither here nor there, just dulll, dull, dull with no real spark or personality to give anyone a reason to re-evaluate it in years to come. The majority of people who like it did so from the start, the only way I can see it developing any kind of following in futur...
by Shingster
16 Sep 2015, 04:38
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4564
Views: 396192

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

HKL cropped their early releases because the berk in charge thought no one wanted black bars on their TV. Seriously. In fairness to that logic though, back then people didn't! What HKL failed to realise was that their hardcore consumer-base was more tech-savvy and actually knowledgable about the OA...
by Shingster
09 Sep 2015, 02:59
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6202
Views: 332978

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

I went for the MSI gaming one. Not sure exactly WHICH one, because I believe they have a few, so I wqs stumped about all the choices, but a recent local article recommended the MSI, and I just used their link to get to that MSI, and just hope it's ok. I'm not a huge PC gamer, but I did want to take...
by Shingster
08 Sep 2015, 19:14
Forum: General Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Anamorphic and letterbox question
Replies: 21
Views: 4471

Re: Anamorphic and letterbox question

Think of them like fractions. 16:9 means 16/9 or 16 divided by 9, which equals 1.777777777777778 or 1.78 when you round it up.

2.35:1 is always listed this way because it's a very awkward fraction for people to visualise. It's 47:20.
by Shingster
08 Sep 2015, 06:04
Forum: General Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Anamorphic and letterbox question
Replies: 21
Views: 4471

Re: Anamorphic and letterbox question

There is no such thing as 2.35:2 and 1.85:2? Because ratios are a mathematical term. You keep dividing the dimensions down until the smallest dimension is 1 and both dimensions are 1 or above. So 4:3 you divide by 3 to get it to 1 & hence 1.33:1. 1.85:2 you would divide it by 1.85 to get that to 1,...
by Shingster
08 Sep 2015, 05:53
Forum: General Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Anamorphic and letterbox question
Replies: 21
Views: 4471

Re: Anamorphic and letterbox question

EDIT: I wrote the following before the last few posts! :D I'll take a stab at explaining why there is a difference between anamorphic and letterbox on DVDs: Right Mo, you have to bear in mind that for decades TV displays were almost square, what we call the 4:3 (or 1.33:1) ratio. This means that if ...
by Shingster
07 Sep 2015, 22:59
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6202
Views: 332978

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

I should be getting one myself soon, don't really see the point in ordering it until I actually make time to play my next game. Hopefully it'll drop in price for me in the next couple of months! :D Did you go with the MSI GAMING or ASUS STRIX cards by any chance Yi? My PC's a silent build so they're...
by Shingster
06 Sep 2015, 18:42
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fist in Japan
Replies: 458
Views: 86938

Re: Fist in Japan

Awesome, you can't beat the Japanese when it comes to fireworks imo!
by Shingster
31 Aug 2015, 04:46
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The Comic Book Thread - What are you all Reading
Replies: 15
Views: 4314

Re: The Comic Book Thread - What are you all Reading

I can't be arsed to take up Western comics in general because half the the time it's a minefield figuring out where to start or which order to follow once you've started. I took up Hellboy a few years back and it's brilliant, but I got so far and couldn't figure out which volume I was supposed to re...
by Shingster
31 Aug 2015, 04:41
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Going to Cardiff!
Replies: 12
Views: 3844

Re: Going to Cardiff!

Seems a pretty random cluster of threads to resurrect!
by Shingster
31 Aug 2015, 04:40
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Charity shops in town centres...
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: Charity shops in town centres...

My local is made up of banks, charity shops and opticians. I've never understood how a small high street of a small town can keep over 5 bleedin' opticians in business!