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#1 Thomas James

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:02 PM

Just saw Phantom of the Opera on my Toshiba HD-DVD player. It looked pretty good even though I only have 720p television. With high definition sometimes I wonder why I should ever have to pay for a movie ticket unless I can see a real 4k digital or 65mm film production. Maybe tonight I will go to Best Buy so I can see the movie demonstrated on a 120 hertz television for that cheesy "Phantom of the Soap Opera" video look.

Edited by Thomas James, 30 January 2008 - 06:04 PM.

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#2 Rich Sette

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:47 PM

Yes, Thomas, HD DVD beats going to most movie theaters. There are no scratches, dirt or out of focus images. The sound is also pretty amazing with the right set up. You don't lose much with 720p despite all the 1080p hype. It's too bad it wasn't a better production of Phantom, particularly the lead role really required someone who can sing.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 03:52 AM

Yes I suppose a real opera singer only sings in Latin so the director had to find someone to fake it in English.
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 04:08 AM

Also the main villian or hero of the movie kind of reminds me of my brother in law because of his combination of the use of serenading tecniques, date rape drugs as well as terrorist threats in order to conquer the woman that he loves. Unfortuantely my poor brother suffered a fiery death in a car crash that reminded me of the opera house catching on fire.
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:52 AM

I sorry to here about your personal loss. If you can stand the grim reminders, the Broadway version has wonderful vocalist and is a far better production.
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