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Newline Launches Infinifilm
« Reply #30 on: Apr 18, 2001 at 01:15 AM »
Oh wow, a souped up version of The Matrix's "Follow The White Rabbit" Feature?

I think it's ok, as long as infinifilm DVDs can still play on our existing players and will have R3 counterparts.

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« Reply #31 on: Apr 18, 2001 at 05:04 AM »
Hey dobler, now I know what you do during office hours! ;)

Anyway, Infinifilm works very much like an Interactive TV demo I saw last year. Instead of going back to the Main Menu of the disc to view Special Features, relevant options/extras are presented to you while you're watching the movie. This is a mixed blessing though since the pop-ups are pretty intrusive and can ruin the viewing experience.

Next thing you know we'll have pop-up advertisements in DVDs - especially if the film was heavily-sponsored.

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« Reply #32 on: Apr 20, 2001 at 11:18 AM »
As Thirteen Days seems to be the first title under the Infinifilm line, I think I'll order a copy.  Should be interesting, though I haven't seen the movie. (I pray the movie doesn't suck big time  ;) ) The trailer was okay though I'm not a big Kevin Costner fan - I doubt if there are still any ... (after Waterworld)

Must have for me anyway, is the dvd under the new Vista line - Unbreakable
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« Reply #33 on: Oct 18, 2001 at 12:36 AM »
Posting the titles now available:

   
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« Reply #34 on: Oct 18, 2001 at 06:01 PM »
It looks impressive at first but I don't really like that format for the supplementals. There are interesting extra info, like for Thirteen Days. Pero nakadikit sila sa specific scenes. You have to watch the film again to see where the scenes with extras are. Parang some NBA DVDs. Siguro dapat kinumpol din nila sa isang menu para hindi mo na kailangan hanapin through fast forward.
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« Reply #35 on: Oct 18, 2001 at 06:48 PM »
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Siguro dapat kinumpol din nila sa isang menu para hindi mo na kailangan hanapin through fast forward.

Slowhand, I own the Thirteen Days Infinifilm DVD.  You can view the scene-specific info sequentially, like a long documentary, without having to view the movie.  You can also jump to particular snippets of info in which you are interested.

As far as I'm concerned, Infinifilms is the most satisfying presentation of DVD extra features I've ever experienced, aside from Criterion Collection discs of course.  Too bad there aren't yet any good movies that have received the Infinifilm treatment.
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« Reply #36 on: Oct 18, 2001 at 06:54 PM »

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Too bad there aren't yet any good movies that have received the Infinifilm treatment.

GONZ, May I recommend "BLOW", If ever your'e interested in the Cocaine/Columbian problem in the USA. ;)
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« Reply #37 on: Oct 18, 2001 at 07:12 PM »
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GONZ, May I recommend "BLOW", If ever your'e interested in the Cocaine/Columbian problem in the USA. ;)

As I said, no good movies have yet gotten the Infinifilm treatment.

Sorry Alfie, and thanks for the recommendation, but I found Blow to be predictable, cliché-ridden and poorly written. Penelope Cruz is but the latest in the long tradition of pretty faces without thespian talent (Catherine Zeta-Jones, that blond bimbo in Planet of the Apes, to name a few). The movie's only saving grace is Johnny Depp, and that's not enough to redeem it.

But this is off-topic, if you really want to go into it let's start a thread in the Film & TV Talk forum.  ;)
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« Reply #38 on: Oct 18, 2001 at 07:22 PM »

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As I said, no good movies have yet gotten the Infinifilm treatment.

Sorry Alfie, and thanks for the recommendation, but I found Blow to be predictable, cliché-ridden and poorly written. Penelope Cruz is but the latest in the long tradition of pretty faces without thespian talent (Catherine Zeta-Jones, that blond bimbo in Planet of the Apes, to name a few). The movie's only saving grace is Johnny Depp, and that's not enough to redeem it.

But this is off-topic, if you really want to go into it let's start a thread in the Film & TV Talk forum.  ;)

I was thinking more about the documentary incorporated in the Disc, not really to disect the film and all.
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« Reply #39 on: Oct 18, 2001 at 07:43 PM »
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I was thinking more about the documentary incorporated in the Disc, not really to disect the film and all.

Now this is why ambiguity is the devil's plaything. ;) Sorry if I misunderstood you there, Alfie, but I submit that you should have mentioned "documentary" in your previous post.  Anyway, no harm no foul.  ;)
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« Reply #40 on: Oct 19, 2001 at 04:10 AM »
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Slowhand, I own the Thirteen Days Infinifilm DVD.  You can view the scene-specific info sequentially, like a long documentary, without having to view the movie.  You can also jump to particular snippets of info in which you are interested.


Thanks gonz. Hmmm, looks like I should pay more attention to DVDs already in my collection...
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Re:What's different between rated & unrated titles?
« Reply #41 on: Mar 19, 2002 at 10:52 AM »
Saw the Tromeo and Juliet DVD.

In comaprison with the rated, all unrated feature were made as a special feature condsidered as cut from the original and a lot of skins!!.

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Re: What's different between rated & unrated title
« Reply #42 on: Mar 27, 2002 at 10:24 PM »

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Buti na lang Unrated yung nabili ko, me kasama pang extra DVD ng Playboy Sneak peak...sneak-na-sneak talaga. he-he-he. ;D ;D


Huh??...Mine doesn't have that extra DVD you're talking about. The Unrated version only has a single disc containing the "making of" feature, etc. but no sneak peak disc.

Plus, weren't Penthouse models used in this movie (since it was a Bob Guccione production) and not Playboy models?


That was a misprint in the original reply, I'm sure he meant Penthouse and not Playboy.

When the Unrated Caligula was first released on DVD, two different editions were available. One, the "Limited Edition" (which cost $5 more), had an inserted extra DVD inside a sleeve: Penthouse: The Pet Store. The extra disc had previews for 12 other Penthouse DVD releases:

1. Pet of the Year Play-Off 2000
2. Fire and Ice
3. The Great Pet Hunt Part 1
4. Sexiest Amateur Video Centerfolds #1
5. 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Video
6. Kama Sutra Pleasures
7. Sun, Surf and Centerfolds
8. Girls of the Zodiac
9. Satin and Lace #1
10. Pet of the Year and Friends, Starring Nikie St. Gilles
11. Tropical Spice
12. Passport to Paradise

The previews are quite lengthy... well worth the extra $5! :)

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« Reply #43 on: Jul 17, 2002 at 02:55 AM »
Latest Infinifilm:



John Q. (Infinifilm Edition)

Plot summary, thanks to imdb:

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of a heart failure. Immediately, John Q. rushes Michael to the hospital's emergency room for a transplant. Unfortunately, the insurance would not cover his son's transplant. So in order for Michael's quick and complete recovery, John takes the emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to get the transplant successful.

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superbit dvds?
« Reply #44 on: Sep 29, 2002 at 10:15 PM »
hi,

what is the difference with the other dvds and what superbit movies have you watched? is it really worth buying?

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Re:Infini/Superbit/Ultimate Ed/Special Ed?
« Reply #45 on: Sep 29, 2002 at 10:35 PM »
I merged your new thread with this one. It should contain all of the answers you need. Next time, please use the "search" function first to avoid redundancies.

Thanks.

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« Reply #46 on: Oct 14, 2002 at 06:49 PM »
what's infinifilm?  ???


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Re:infinifilm
« Reply #47 on: Oct 14, 2002 at 11:03 PM »
What is infinifilm?
Infinifilm is a groundbreaking DVD brand designed for the moviegoer who wants the ultimate entertainment experience. Explore. Escape. Interact. Take your movie-watching experience to a whole new level and discover the fascinating facts and intriguing stories surrounding your favorite films!

Infinifilm is a...
...portal" to extra features and footage that expounds upon the movie's premise
...a unique, one-of-a-kind viewer-directed experience

How do you use infinifilm?
When the DVD is inserted into your DVD player, you may choose to do the following:
...Enjoy the movie independent of infinifilm
  features, as shown in theaters, with the
  highest quality picture and sound. We
  recommend watching the movie this
  way first!
...Watch the special features separately by
  accessing them directly from the main
  menu.
...Or... experience the film with the infinifilm
  option enabled.

What happens when the infinifilm option is enabled?
....The movie starts as it would if you were
  watching it normally.
....Throughout the film, prompts will pop up
  with one or more selections of extra content
  that relates to that scene in the movie
  (examples include interviews,
  behind-the-scenes footage, deleted
  scenes and more).
....Using your arrow keys on your DVD remote
  control, you may choose to watch this
  extra content.
....Once it is complete, you will return back
  to the movie - right where you left off!
....Or, if you do not care to watch the extra
  content, simply ignore the prompt and
  continue watching the movie.

How do I know if a DVD is an infinifilm DVD?
All New Line Home Entertainment infinifilm titles will be easily recognizable by the banner across the top of the DVD package.

heres the link to their website if you want to learn more
infinifilm.com
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Superbit DVDs -- worth it?
« Reply #48 on: Dec 04, 2002 at 11:03 AM »
Superbit dvds are usually twice as expensive.  Is there really a big difference in the picture/sound quality?

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Re:Superbit DVDs -- worth it?
« Reply #49 on: Dec 04, 2002 at 11:51 AM »
yes!

(sorry for the curt answer) :)

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Re:Superbit DVDs -- worth it?
« Reply #50 on: Dec 04, 2002 at 02:22 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

Superbit releases nowadays are really worth the money.  kasi they have the improved picture and sound quality and they have still included the added features on the 2nd disc unlike the previous releases of Superbits na single disc lang without the features.

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Re:Superbit DVDs -- worth it?
« Reply #51 on: Dec 05, 2002 at 10:20 AM »
There's not much difference. Wait for high definition
DVD, it will blow you away. Will be out in 2 years.

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Re:Superbit DVDs -- worth it?
« Reply #52 on: Dec 05, 2002 at 10:40 AM »
question: people say Episode II has the best video quality found on DVDs because it was taken directly from a digital source... are superbits better than the quality found on episode II then?

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Re:Superbit DVDs -- worth it?
« Reply #53 on: Dec 08, 2002 at 07:52 AM »
Well, it is true that Superbit DVDs really gobble a lot of disc space thus most of their discs has no special features.  But it also depends on the size of your viewing screen and audio equipment to really tell the difference.

IMHO, I'd rather have DVDs with the added features for I don't really have High end equipment anyway and only a measly 29 inch TV to watch my DVDs. ;D

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Re:Superbit DVDs -- worth it?
« Reply #54 on: Dec 08, 2002 at 03:55 PM »
The conventional wisdom now is that the advantages of Superbit DVDs don't show up unless one has a large, high-quality monitor or projector, but if you do have such a system, the Superbits are supposed to be wonderful.

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« Reply #55 on: Dec 16, 2002 at 11:49 AM »
Latest Infinifilm release:



Austin Powers in Goldmember  $17.54 (35%)

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Marketing DVDs. :(
« Reply #56 on: Mar 09, 2003 at 12:23 AM »
What do you guys think about the marketing policies/ strategies most of the dvd manufacturers use to get more money from you. You know about releasing “new” Semi-old released DVDs by adding more features, extended versions, collectors versions. Etc… I know what they are doing is well and legal and yes it is how they make money (not to mention its how products recycle themselves). But I for one feel kind of well… cheated.

Do you think there will come a time where no ones going to buy the first released copy dvd because people would wait for the next better release?  Also do we have a RIGHT to complain????


Please erase my post if it’s already been discussed.

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Re:What's different between rated & unrated titles?
« Reply #57 on: Apr 06, 2003 at 05:20 PM »
In compariso, with my unrated DVD of Killingme Softly and my rated VHS of it...

I say the unrated show more butts than the rated one  ;D
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CE??? SE???
« Reply #58 on: Apr 23, 2003 at 02:29 PM »
hello.

why are certain dvds labeled as "CE"? "SE"? what have you...

i mean, what makes a certain version "Collector's Edition" or "Special Edition"?  ???

is there anything common to all CEs and SEs? ???

anybody pls?  ???

thanks.

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Re:CE??? SE???
« Reply #59 on: Apr 23, 2003 at 04:46 PM »
A DVD is called Collector's or Special edition if it has a good number of special features like Making of Documentaries, Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, etc.  And usually having a remastered video and audio that makes it superior to the previous release of the movie (if any).  :)
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