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3.0 out of 5 stars Devil in the Details for Blu-Ray, September 30, 2008
This review is from: Iron Man (Two-Disc Ultimate Edition + BD Live) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Let me start off by saying that Iron Man is a great movie. It's easily one of the best Marvel Comics based movies I've seen, right up there with the X-Men movies and the Spiderman movies. The special effects are great and make it one of the most Blu-Ray worthy movies I've seen in a while. The action is top notch and Robert Downey Jr. nails the role of Tony Stark dead on.

Unfortunately, I have to knock down the rating for one simple reason. The blue ring of death that occurs because of the player trying to download the BDLive content is inexcusable. Basically, you absolutely cannot play the movie because your Blu-Ray player is trying to access web-based special content. I'm sure this will be cleared up once traffic to the server is cleared up. Until then, there's a problem.

Yes there it is a simple matter to go into your settings and turn off the internet connection or disable BDLive. But there is no mention on the package that this blue ring of death could happen nor any mention of how to clear it up. I had no way of knowing that this is what the problem was. I came pretty close to taking my copy back to the store I got it from and exchanging it for another disk that would have the same problem. It's only because I happened to see G.Chance's review that I saved myself the trouble. Thanks G.Chance. That's well worth a helpful vote.

I paid Blu-Ray prices for a Hi-Def movie, not for a puzzle with no clue as how to solve it. Quality Control really dropped the ball on this one.

However, like I said, this is a great movie. I'm sure once the server traffic lightens up, things will work fine. Until then, there are going to be a lot of people wondering what's wrong with their disks. Not a good way to start a release, Paramount.
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Initial post: Oct 4, 2008 12:57:01 PM PDT
Mine gave me a choice to download content at the beginning or not.
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