Iron Man on Blu-ray - May Have Dodged a Missile
In true super-hero style - Iron Man might have narrowly avoided a near disaster. No, it wasn’t an explosive missile from his arch-nemesis in the film, Iron Monger played by Jeff Bridges. Instead it was something that could have been devastating for the film’s Blu-ray release and possibly delivered a spot of damage to the Blu-ray format overall.
It seems retailers carrying Iron Man on Blu-ray, set for release on Sept. 30, are enduring an eleventh hour recall from Paramount. Considering Iron Man was one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, the splashy special effects film is perfect for Blu-ray’s high definition picture quality and Dolby True HD 5.1 lossless audio. It could have been a real set-back for the format itself at this critical juncture as Iron Man could be one of Blu-ray’s break-out titles.
Due to an apparent authoring problem with the disc Paramount has recalled the Blu-ray version of Iron Man from retailers. Rumor has it the problem was with disc 1 playing back in certain Sony Blu-ray players.
The studio received reports of compatibility issues with review copies that had been sent out weeks ago. Distributors have only recently been told to send back all copies of the disc. As a result Paramount has stated that it may have to delay the title’s release date to October 7.
While a one week delay for the Blu-ray release date may not seem like much, especially after the Godfather Trilogy’s release this week - which should keep many BD fans busy, if Paramount decides to go ahead with the DVD release on schedule it will almost certainly hurt Blu-ray sales.
But according to some sources, the word from Paramount is that the studio is working around the clock and determined to meet the official release date of Sept. 30. Some have even reported that they’ve already received a fixed copy of the Iron Man Blu-ray disc so it looks like old ShellHead might have dodged a damaging projectile that wasn’t in the script.
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darien87, post: 463839
PQ was great. No playback issues. I started to load the BD Live stuff the first time, but it took too long, so I just quit and re-started the disc.
Great. Will need to get this when I get a good player
I waited for the replacement disc and it worked great on my PS3. Loved the movie and I was limited to the DD soundtrack which I thought was excellent.
darien87, post: 463754
Watched it last night.
Wasn't really impressed with the audio. But I remember being underwhelmed at the theater also. So I guess that's just the way this movie sounds.
I get the feeling that the quality varies from batch to batch or something. One reviewer thought the DD sound was better than the TrueHD sound. I thought the opposite. I thought the SQ on Iron Man BD was better than Transformers BD.
Did you try cranking up the volume to see if it is the -4dB issue?
mtrycrafts, post: 463766PQ was great. No playback issues. I started to load the BD Live stuff the first time, but it took too long, so I just quit and re-started the disc.
Picture Q? Playback issues?