The RotCast Episode #58 – Blu Dash Ray Bonanza

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Holy crap! Andrea throws a monkey-wrench in this weeks edition of Movie Webmaster Big Brother, plus we talk loads of Blu-Ray and more!

~~ Show Notes ~~
00:00:00 – Intro
    • Movie Webmaster Big Brother Episode #8 ***
00:19:10Blu-Ray Discussion
    • Including Star Trek, Watchmen, Coraline, Pixar films
00:56:53 – Whatcha’ Watchin?
    • Dave & Andrea’s “want to watch on Blu-Ray” list
    • Dave’s thoughts on casual games and Dead Space
    • Andrea’s thoughts on Blindside and her Mel Gibson hatred
    • James’ thoughts on Aliens in the Attic, American Pie presents Book of Love, Life is Hot in Cracktown, The Canyon, The Cove, and Carriers
02:27:47 – Goodbyes

*** This season’s contestants include:


Sean Dwyer
FilmJunk

Harry Knowles
AICN

Patrick Sauriol
CCAttractions

Erik Davis
Cinematical

Vic Holtreman
ScreenRant

Josh Tyler
CinemaBlend

Garth Franklin
DarkHorizons

Drew McWeeny
HitFlix

Peter Sciretta
SlashFilm

Devin Faraci
CHUD

Alex Billington
FirstShowing

Edward Douglas
ComingSoon!

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19 Responses to The RotCast Episode #58 – Blu Dash Ray Bonanza

  1. Andrea says:

    I have started our Blu-Ray collection and will be adding more as soon as I can. Players are really coming down a lot so people can make the switch from DVD to Blu-Ray. I’m keeping both because I have so many DVDs already. I still have VHS I watch so there you go…lol!

    Thanks for listening to our show!!!

  2. Goon says:

    is this the PS3 Blu Ray player?

    does the player do justice to SD DVDs? I hear they can look better on them for some reason.

  3. Dave says:

    No we have a LG BD player, not a PS3. It was less than $100 on newegg on Black Friday so we took the bait. It does upconversion on SD DVDs to 1080p but it’s only a marginal difference on our television. HD will always look better than SD no matter what the resolution in spite of what Campea says.

  4. Grundy says:

    I’ve held off on getting a Blu-ray, until I can get a better TV. Just so I can get the full experience of it. Until then I’m fine with plain ‘ole DVD, though there are a couple of films I’ve held off buying because I don’t want to double dip with Blu-ray.

  5. Dave says:

    Sound plan, imo.

  6. Andrea says:

    I know by the time I’m done I will have double dipped just because there are some movies that are worth it to me.

    I’m still looking at a PS3 option one day so I can have a blu-ray player in our bedroom too…I know greedy little bitch!!!

  7. Jason says:

    We held off on going blu-ray until just the past few weeks. I’ve always been a huge Xbox 360 supporter. I never bought into their HD-DVD, but by extension I’ve always had probably irrational negativity towards the blu-ray format. I still think BR isn’t going to be the dominant format for nearly as long as DVD has been, but I’ve come around to a great appreciation for it now. We got a great big TV as part of our wedding present from Celeste’s parents, and I got a PS3 via Amazon’s Black Friday sales. Through Goozex and some other trading sites I’ve started amassing a small blu-ray collection now. I’m not at all going to try to replace our DVDs, but I’ll definitely double dip on select ones (Star Wars whenever that hits, as well as LOTR Extended). Going forward, though, I kind of feel “dirty” about buying new stuff on DVD. I think I’ve officially dipped into the blu-ray Kool-aid.

  8. Dave says:

    Considering the bandwidth required for 1080p downloadable streaming is going to be cost prohibitive for most Americans, I can see BD being the format for a long time if prices continue to drop.

  9. Mark says:

    I just got done listening to the podcast and wow that was the most ridiculous review of a movie I have ever heard. Please watch the films you are reviewing a little closer. Your conversation about The Cove was horrible.

  10. Andrea says:

    Rent Coraline for sure to see the Blu-Ray at its best. Also, Pixar films look yummy too.

  11. Dave says:

    “Your conversation about The Cove was horrible.”

    Unless you can refute anything said specifically, I’m going to treat this as a troll comment. Only one person on this podcast even saw the movie, so address them to him if that’s what your beef is about.

  12. James says:

    @Mark In my defense, it was about 3am at that point in the recording.

    Finally a hater for ME! Welcome. I look forward to your future criticisms.

  13. Goon says:

    saw the Cove. I dont think anything hinges on your belief that a dolphin can commit suicide whatsoever. All thats important is that that guy believes it, that his commitment to his activism is sincere.

  14. Dave says:

    Eh, whatev. I’m still gonna pass.

  15. Goon says:

    I wasnt in any rush to see it myself, and still wouldnt call it a must see. But I think the vast majority of people who see it will enjoy it, it doesnt preach to the choir like I expected it would. They make no bones about who they are and they do the ‘take action’ credits, but otherwise they are aware they are making a film and that they have some obligations to entertain, hence the clever Oceans Eleven type plotting.

  16. James says:

    Meh, they TOTALLY lost me at the “dolphin-suicide” point. It’s hard for me to believe in the cause when the leader (and main documentary subject) is a complete kook, and The Cove is all about him and the cause. It’s well-made as docs go, I admit. And I did enjoy it, but don’t buy the cause completely as as big of a problem as the filmmakers would have liked, I’m sure.

    I thought Food Inc and SuperSize Me for example had much more to say, said it better and more even-handed, and without leaning on any kookiness.

  17. Goon says:

    I don’t think you can call him a kook at all over that. I mean its clear that the dolphin died on him, and even if you want to believe he read too much into it, the fact is it spurred him to help the dolphins and his team indeed is going after that Taiji group for very good rational reasons that go beyond treehugging bullshit or spiritual experiences.

    And that guy really isn’t even the main documentary subject, he’s maybe the Danny Ocean of the team, but he’s still just one part of the team.

  18. Goon says:

    ..it also doesnt matter to me if its a BIG problem. A problem is a problem, and they’ve devoted to their lives to a problem they could conceivably make an actual impact with.

  19. Dave says:

    Just seems to me like there are bigger problems in the world that no one is doing a damn thing about.

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