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Where to start? I haven’t seen the first two Spider-man films, but I’m told this third instalment in the franchise is the weakest of the bunch. Myself, I thought it was fairly mediocre, but too long (as most films are these days), shambolic and utterly cringe-inducing throughout much of its second half.

Anyway, in terms of transfer quality, the detail in the Blu-ray release may well be the best I’ve ever seen. Encoding is also superlative, and indeed, were it not for one small niggle, this would probably have been my top-rated disc of all time, at least in terms of film-sourced material. Unfortunately, it is let down by a handful of shots that have been artificially sharpened (see the first and fourth images below). The rest of the film looks stellar, but this small number of problematic shots lets the side down, meaning that Spider-man 3 falls shy of the coveted 10/10 position, instead earning a respectable 9.5.

Spider-man 3
(Sony Pictures, UK, AVC, 41 GB)

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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 8:43 PM | Comments: 3
Categories: BD Impressions | Blu-ray | Cinema | Technology

 
Comments

1.

They are "giving" this away here with the PS3.

Posted by: ARCVILE, December 13, 2007 1:56 AM

2.

I’m not surprised. They also gave away Talladega Nights when the PS3 first launched. At least Europe got Casino Royale instead.

Posted by: Whiggles, December 13, 2007 9:28 AM

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Talladega Nights...
Ouch! No wonder the sales were poor! Ahahhahahah!

Casino Royale is a better title.
Yet I'm still not sure if i will make the jump to HD.
I'M not a fan of either Toshiba/Microsoft's HD or Sony's Blu_ray.
Plus with so many awesome movies being releasing on DVD, no need to hurry!

Posted by: ARCVILE, December 14, 2007 1:50 AM

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