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3.0 out of 5 stars AVP 2 Pack, May 12, 2008
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This review is from: AVP: Alien vs. Predator / Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (Unrated Two-Pack) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Having recently watched AVP Requiem on Bluray I ended up really disappointed with this version. Being a fan of the first film (I'm among the few probably) I highly enjoyed the 2nd one in that it really pays homage to the old Aliens and Predator films, lots of violence, much better creature FX than the first AVP film and just a truer representation of the Aliens and Predators really makes this a fun film to sit through, BUT something happened with the Blu-ray release of this film. First the Unrated edition on Blu-ray is missing footage that the Unrated regular DVD has and 2nd, the movie is insanely dark. Having seen this at the theater when it was released I know for a fact that the movie was NOT this dark, something must have happened in the transfer process but unless this movie is watched in total darkness its almost impossible to see A LOT of the film, even the HD trailer on the SAME DISC is brighter, clearer and easier to see. I emailed FOX about these problems and I got a simple reply in that "We are looking into this issue but do not have a solution yet" So obviously there is a problem and I hope the institute an exchange.

Besides this the first AVP looks good, the visuals in Paul Anderson's films have always been great, whether you are a fan of his work is another story ;)

In either movie dont expect top notch performances from the human cast, neither movie is great on that front but I dont think you are watching these movies for oscar worthy performances anyhow.
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Initial post: Apr 28, 2009 3:07:12 PM PDT
J. Hafelein says:
I have the standard DVD version of AVP and AVPR, and like you mentioned about the Blu-Ray editions, my DVDs are also very dark...almost to a point where it is unpleasant to watch due to the fact that you feel like a blind person merely "interpreting" the film as it plays.
Also, try checking your Brightness/Contrast settings, too. Additionally, if you have a Cinema function/feature on your TV or Disc Player, that could make a difference with your light/dark levels, too.
Other than that, I guess it is only a 'product' flaw...?

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 9:54:14 PM PST
The visuals in Paul THOMAS Anderson's films have been characterized as great. But HE didn't direct AVP.

Posted on Dec 20, 2011 2:00:47 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 20, 2011 2:01:44 PM PST
C. C. Pong says:
May i ask is there any chinese subtitles in this version ?
Thanks a lot!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 8:55:10 AM PDT
According to IMDb he did.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 5:45:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2012 5:48:07 AM PDT
Zillaman67 says:
Thanks J.H.--I almost went ahead and bought this 2 pack--I have the rated version of AVP on dvd and it looks GREAT on my Philips Hi-def 1080p set-but I want to own the unrated version being one of the few who DO like Paul Anderson's film! And Blu-Ray is the way to go now. I actually 're-buy' all of my fave flicks on BD even if I own 'em on dvd! And you MUST be right about the darkness issue of AVP:Requiem--because I have read countless reviews that say the same darn thing. My dvd of the Unrated AVP 2 looks GREAT for just a dvd on my Blu-Ray player. No issues with darkness...as one person said, maybe try adjusting your T.V.? I don't know how old your review was, or if the problem was fixed (I hope so)-but Fox SHOULD replace your 2-pack! BTW-I have to disagree with one thing you said-I hated that in AVP 2 they removed the translucent domes from the Aliens heads. That was the ONLY thing I did not like about Cameron's otherwise excellent sequel--and if you have read interviews with Mr. Cameron, this was only done to 'save money' on the budget of the film. Granted-that IS what the Alien looks like UNDER the dome-but it just loses something for me and most of H.R. Giger's fans without that creepy semi-transparent glassy dome. Also note that the next 2 sequels (Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection) DO have the dome back on-proving my case that the dome WAS meant to be on the Aliens head's! Take care!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 8:41:57 AM PDT
thedropoff says:
Paul W. S. Anderson directed AVP

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0027271/

Paul Thomas Anderson is a different director

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000759/

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 7:32:51 PM PDT
Zillaman67 says:
Where the heck did he get Paul Thomas Anderson from anyway? What did he direct?

Posted on Mar 21, 2013 8:43:10 PM PDT
Aaron Gould says:
I own the DVD version and I have to say, AVP:R has ALWAYS been dark! It's unfortunate because I don't think it's too bad of a movie, it's just nearly unbearable to watched due to how dark it is. I was hoping the BluRay would fix this issue, guess not.

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 2:59:05 PM PDT
Mr. Patman says:
I bought this twin pack with both DVD and Blue Ray. Neither version will load.
Very angry about this! MF's ought to have this working without ANY glitches!
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