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View Poll Results: How do you grade The Avengers?
A+ 149 46.42%
A 102 31.78%
A- 30 9.35%
B+ 17 5.30%
B 11 3.43%
B- 5 1.56%
C+ 0 0%
C 4 1.25%
C- 1 0.31%
D+ 1 0.31%
D 0 0%
D- 0 0%
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Old September 25 2012, 08:41 PM   #1576
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I'm not too bothered about the spear thing (I might be able to watch the movie with my 5 year old as a result) but I'm disappointed about the lack of commentary. I'd asked my wife to buy the blu-ray for Xmas but I won't ask her to get a US Import, that's just taking the piss.
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Old September 25 2012, 09:10 PM   #1577
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I thought the Honest Movie Trailer for The Avengers was amusing.
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Old September 25 2012, 09:35 PM   #1578
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Is it weird that I know what they say in there is probably true, but I really don't care?
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Old September 25 2012, 09:51 PM   #1579
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Info on Avengers prop replicas by eFX

Captain America trading card set, like what Coulson had (bloodied and un-bloodied versions)

WW2 propaganda posters featuring Captain America

Full-scale Thor's helmet

Full-scale Mjolinr
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Old September 25 2012, 10:12 PM   #1580
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Mjolnir would be cool to have.
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Old September 26 2012, 05:46 AM   #1581
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Those Cap posters are pretty cool.
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Old September 27 2012, 11:28 AM   #1582
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Got my copy. The Joss Whedon commentary was interesting as Joss's commentaries always are. Two bits that I liked were Joss commenting that he wasn't proud of the choice to just have the Chitauri fold immediately after the nuke detonation, and that if the only thing he accomplished in two years had been the "Puny God" scene, he would have considered it a worthwhiile endeavour.


"Item 47" was "meh".


I loved all of the deleted scenes. A shame that there will never be an expanded cut.
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Old September 27 2012, 09:30 PM   #1583
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RE: the edited version of the film--
Disney UK reports that they removed the spear tip as it was deemed "inappropriate".,
That's what you get when Disney buys Marvel.
No, that's what you get with overly complex and irrational censorship schemes.

Why is it that the one-disc version no longer has any significant extras? Up until a few years ago, we didn't have to buy the "deluxe" or "collectors" editions to get a good range and amount of extras. Now they expect us to pay more to get the behind the scenes stuff.

Oh, and I spotted something cool re-watching the film last time...in the scene where Fury is telling the Helm officer to head south, watch how he handles the control and how the console lights respond. The man is literally spinning a digital "ship's wheel".
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Old September 28 2012, 04:55 PM   #1584
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Is anyone else besides me disappointed that the BD/DVD wasn't released in 16:9 widescreen? Didn't read over the packaging too carefully, and it kinda through me a curve when we started watching it.

That said, it still looks great on our TV.
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Old September 28 2012, 06:23 PM   #1585
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Is anyone else besides me disappointed that the BD/DVD was released in 16:9 widescreen? Didn't read over the packaging too carefully, and it kinda through me a curve when we started watching it.

That said, it still looks great on our TV.
It was filmed in 1.78:1 so on a widescreen TV there's no bars.
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Old September 28 2012, 06:46 PM   #1586
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I like it when blu-ray movies are like that. The movie just engulfs your tv screen. Especially if your TV is 40 plus inches.

I do love wide screen more than full screen.
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Old September 28 2012, 09:55 PM   #1587
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I read that it was filmed in 16:9 as opposed to 235:1 because of the radically different hights of the Avengers themselves. So in a group shot they better fit the 16:9 ratio
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Old September 28 2012, 10:52 PM   #1588
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I like it when blu-ray movies are like that. The movie just engulfs your tv screen. Especially if your TV is 40 plus inches.

I do love wide screen more than full screen.


Yeah, we've got a 42 inch screen and my wife was commenting that she liked it totally filled from top to bottom like that. I guess I expected the aspect ratio to be the same as the other MCU movies.
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Old September 29 2012, 03:58 AM   #1589
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If only all "widescreen" epic movies were like that.


I sometimes change my movie settings to stretch the picture so the black bars are less than an inch at the top and bottom.


"The Dark Knight" kept shifting back and forth from the IMAX scenes(full screen) to the standard 16:9 format after the IMAX scene was over.
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Old September 29 2012, 04:02 AM   #1590
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I've long out grown the need for the picture to "fill the screen." I do wish some 4:3 movies were matted to that ration rather than it being a bright, gray-white, dead space on the sides of the screen (a bit more annoying than the black space) so for some 4:3 shows I watch on DVD I do "stretch" the picture through TV functions. (The TV's stretching method causes minimal distortion.) But the black bars on the top and bottom of non 16:9 movies? Meh.
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