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About Trainwreck

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  • Birthday 02/07/1987
  1. Trainwreck

    What video games have you been playing

    Quoted for irony Sorry, couldn't help myself
  2. Trainwreck

    What video games have you been playing

    Just started Ghostbusters: The Video Game....and I am in nostalgia heaven
  3. What original story has ever been done? Texts come from other texts, films are born from other films. The only difference between QT and other directors is that what other directors do un-wittingly, QT does deliberately.
  4. Woo and To are two of my all time favorite directors and I am mostly familiar with the back catalog of Sammo and Jackie. Thank you though.
  5. I should not have limited myself to "kung fu". Please recommend anything.
  6. Just received a parcel from the one and only Kung Fu Bob! What can I say that hasn't already been said? Excellent trader!
  7. Hey guys, As the title of post suggests, I am in need of recommendations of good kung fu films from this century as I have no clue what to watch. Aside from Ong Bak 1 & 2, SPL, Ip Man and some of the more arty films such as Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower etc, I have seen little to nothing of what has been released in the past decade or so. What do you guys recommend?
  8. Trainwreck

    What video games have you been playing

    I have just started playing Half Life 2 (yes I know, I am like 5 years late) and loving it. Also been playing a bit of the original Unreal Tournament and countless hours on very mugen versions of Street Fighter.
  9. Trainwreck

    Ong Bak 2

    Personally, I was a bit let down...but the girlfriend loved it so obviously it did something right
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    The End Of DVD

    Mark, Please be aware that I enjoy reading your posts and agree with a lot of what you say in this thread. However, I felt the need to address a few things raised in your posts. Many LP's are mastered differently from their CD counterparts. CD's have been more prone to suffer from over-compression in an attempt to raise the perceived volume of the audio. Known as the "Loudness War", this trend of mastering supposedly came about due to radio stations competing with each other and the unfortunate proven fact that humans associate higher volumes with better quality. This type of compression though has NOTHING to do with Lossless/Lossy compression (Mp3 etc). http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Vinyl_Mastering Current MP3 codecs (and other lossy codecs like AAC and OGG) are very good at what they do. At a sufficient bitrate, an MP3 will be transparent to the original source. This bitrate varies from person to person however at a high enough bitrate it will be indistinguishable from its original source (provided it does not suffer from specific codec problems ie: harpsichord music with LAME). In short, there is nothing wrong with using lossy audio codecs and they can be more then sufficient for ANY listening purpose. http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=MP3 As playing an LP is an analog process (as you pointed out) and the playback from CD's is a digital process, a CD will always have the advantage of sounding exactly as the artist intended it. (We are assuming that both the LP and CD come from the same source with no change in mastering etc.) http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Vinyl_Myths
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    Custom Subtitle Question

    My Odd Couple turned out to be the HKL version but yeah...the rest...bit of a waste of 45 dollars.
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    Custom Subtitle Question

    shop in chinatown...seemed like a legit shop tbh. The HKL release was a region 2 dvd while the Ip Man was a region 3. edit: Plus the label of the dvd when inserted into the drive was blank....ie: instead of saying something like IP_MAN it was just DVD. Looks like I got fucked over.
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    Custom Subtitle Question

    yes... The cover looks as if its been poorly photocopied and both the cover and slip say the runtime is 96 mins when in fact its 106/7 mins. My copy of the HKL release of Odd Couple came in a slip that was different to the cover. However, it seemed to have everything on disk that the HKL release did and the image was over 7 gig.
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    Custom Subtitle Question

    Quality is pretty good...none of that issue that the DD release had...however the runtime is only 91 mins