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  1. Blade Runner 2049

    Ah, the black levels! I was trying to think what made the pictures in 3D IMAX so beautiful. Of course, it's the black levels and its 4K HDR images. The dark has more shades of grey, the gradients blend more naturally and give better details. That's my take anyway... The notification of different picture quality from the start of the movie in IMAX was just like my recent experience from watching Blu-Ray movie to 4K UHD... If I were going to see BR 2049 the third time, I would see it in IMAX 2D and see if the pictures were better than 3D. [emoji4]
  2. Blade Runner 2049

    Yes I have read that article. But for what I can see the differences between the Bondi Junction Vmax and Entertaining Quarter 3D IMAX. IMAX is a clear winner. I did however have the best centre seat. The Vmax by comparison was too dark and most of the scenes have very unclear details. For example, the opening scene, the flying machine fly over the city and the fight scene in the sea. I could not make out what were there in these scenes. But in IMAX they looked clearer, slightly brighter and much better details. Especially the very first few seconds in the opening, the bug, the forest, the snow scene and the orange scene, they were truely stunning! So perhaps the Vmax in Bondi Junction just did not have the best screen! But I would presume they do.
  3. Blade Runner 2049

    And you need to see it in 3D IMAX! Just saw it the second time. Not only much better sound and the dialogues were easier to follow. I was surprised at the quality of the pictures. It was much better than Vmax in Bondi Junction! The 3D was very subtle and tastefully done. It subtly gives the pictures a great depth. Nothing fly into your face... Probably one of the most natural 3D I have experience as I did not notice it most of the time. That’s how 3D should be done! My friend did not think he needs to see it in 3D, but I disagree. I think it’s essential if you like great pictures and great sound. I certainly have enjoyed it more the second time.
  4. Blade Runner 2049

    True, a good sci-fi movie can never offer a definitive answer, and I wasn't looking for one... I only meant the ending of this new one was beautiful and we don’t need another sequel. [emoji4]
  5. Blade Runner 2049

    Sorry if I spoilt it for you. I added those links after I posted the reply. When I add the links the "Eye" Spoiler icon disappeared and I couldn't add the tag. It's better for me to remove those links then.
  6. Blade Runner 2049

    I too struggle to believe we saw the same movie. Did you not wonder at the end of the original Blade Runner that Deckard could be a replicant? For the very least, this tied-up the story neatly. The new one is slow moving and nothing but beautiful, atmospheric film noir. The beautiful camera work and close-ups, took time to linger on the beautiful sets and lighting design, it was a visual feast for me. Many people thinks Ryan Gosling is wooden but I think he is perfectly cast and I love his understated performance. A lot of the scenes were the beauty in subtlety... Sure if you expect it to be action packed with loads of fight scene and special effects you would be completely disappointed. Yes it’s long and slow, if you don’t have patience for this sort of movies then it is definitely not for you. If there’s a recent sequel movie which is better than the original, this is the one! I love it so much I am going to see it again in IMAX 3D as my friend said it offers better sound, I have also found the dialogues were difficult to follow in Vmax.
  7. Currently Spinning

    Oops it seems it has, more artists are doing such and Beck’s new album Colors too. Red only 45 double or single 33 rpm. Also white and yellow special release for indie stores in the USA but no black. I’ll wait for the report on 45 for now. Very frustrating... 😡
  8. The War on Drugs is pending pick up.
  9. Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins is sold.
  10. Item: 3 New Vinyl EU Pressing Location: Redfern Price: $30 each Item Condition: Sealed Reason for selling: Doubles Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Only Extra Info: New, sealed and never played 1. Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins (Pallas pressing) - SOLD 2. The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding (MPO pressing) - reserved for Nap250 3. Jason Isbell - Southeastern - (GZ pressing) - SOLD These are all EU pressings purchased from Amazon UK, I did not realize I have purchased twice! Duh! I thought The War On Drugs' SQ was really impressive, friends on Currently Spinning said so. I wouldn't have thought Grizzly Bear sounded even better but it does! Pallas is clearly a better pressing plant... Painted Ruins was meticulously produced. Highly recommended if you are a GB's fan. Jason Isbell's GZ pressing definitely sounds better than the somewhat muddy US URP pressing. It is quieter too. If there is surface noise, a clean with US cleaner will get rid of all the noise. Mine did. Will post at buyer's expense.
  11. Item: 3x Three Blind Mice Jazz Think! Record Japanese Pressings Location: Redfern Price: $450 for 3 records bundle FIRM Item Condition: NM Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Only Extra Info: 1. THLP-346 Isao Suzuki Trio / Quartet ‎– Blow Up 2. THLP-347 Isao Suzuki Quartet + 1 ‎– Blue City 3. THLP-348 Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio ‎– Misty All three near mint condition. Immaculate and clean! You can say that they are mint as they were played not more than 6-7 times. Near completely silent, but expects occasional a very light single tick in only a couple of places. Always placed separately in their poly sleeves out of the cardboard inner sleeves and the hardcovers. ***Pick up or, will post including FREE shipping nationwide. ------------------------ These are three individual albums of Three Blind Mice Think! Records 10th Anniversary Japanese pressings for the domestic market, which were released together in May 2015. Not to be confused with the Impex 2015 reissue of The Three Blind Mice 45 Box Set, which includes one different album, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Midnight Sugar instead of Isao Suzuki Quartet + 1 ‎– Blue City. If you like 70's Japanese Jazz, you already know these are some of the best-recorded jazz music, and you want them on Japanese pressings! These are still 3 of the best sounding jazz records in my entire jazz collection! Amongst them, 33 out of 45 of entire 33⅓ rpm Music Matters Jazz Series, a few 45 rpm Music Matters Jazz, a few 33⅓ rpm and 45 rpm Analogue Productions, Impex, Speakers Corner etc... Blow up is a real stand out, you just need to hear how the drums hit and how the double bass vibrates! And the piano on Misty so realistic, I have never heard the piano keys hitting so hard and the high pitch so extented on any other records! If you own a hundred of thousands of dollars super high-end setup, you simply must hear these Japanese pressings, because even on my humble mid-fi setup, the bands sounded so vivid in my lounge room! Imagine that in a much better setup... As modern pressing goes, they are really hard to beat. Not even Kevin Gray's super hi-tech Cohearent mastering could touch them... I haven't heard the Impex 2015 reissue of The Three Blind Mice 45 Box Set, so I have no idea how they compare. Though a few of the Impex Records I have heard are nowhere near the SQ of these Think! Records pressings. Yet, the SQ of these Impex Records albums is very highly regarded and considered some of the best... Impex Records albums I have compared them with are the 33⅓ rpm of: The Thelonious Monk Quartet - Monk's Dream The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Further Out (Miro Reflections) Jennifer Warnes - The Hunter Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat I am very sure that it is near impossible to find these new in Japan now. I have tried hard to look amongst the few of dozens of record shops in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka July this year. I would have grabbed them without any hesitation if I come across them again. Of course, it is possible that I just missed them. Here is your chance to grab all three of them as I might regret selling and keep them. Price is firm. Selling as a bundle of three now unless there are takers for all three for $150 each firm. Pictures:
  12. Item: 4K Ultra HD T2/Planet Earth II Location: Redfern Price: $30 each Item Condition: Like new Reason for selling: Not collecting Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Only Extra Info: 1. T2 Trainspotting - UK version 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray + Digital HD (Download code not used) + Over 30 mins of unseen footage 4K disk played once, blu-ray disk never played 2. Planet Earth II - AU version Played once Will post or pick up. Pictures:
  13. Item: 3 DeAgostini Japanese Reissue Jazz LP Box Sets Location: Redfern Price: $240 for 3 box sets Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Only Extra Info: I come across these box sets during my last visit to Tokyo. I did not know about these releases so I presumed they were reissued specifically for the Japanese market. All three of them come in an open back box with two thick cardboards sandwiching the actual LP with the original cover. They also come with an 8-page booklet all in Japanese and white poly-lined inner sleeve. Good for those who can read. I presume these are pretty rare as I could only find them in one shop. The Disk Union in Shimokitazawa. I am sure I had the last copies of these albums, there were two other albums which I forgot what they were. I did a Google search when I got home. There seems to be a similar reissue in the UK but I again presume, they are without the lovely Japanese packaging. You might be able to find these box sets in other Japanese cities though. Although Made in the EU and pressed by MPO, DeAgostini seems to have been really cautious about these Japanese reissues, or re-package. The SQ is brilliant like the best of Japanese pressings with dark and inky noise floor. It is pristine sounding but with more doses of warmth. I have compared the Mingus Ah Um with my 45 rpm Analogue Productions pressing, the Out To Lunch with my 45 rpm Music Matters Jazz pressing. I do not have a copy of Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto to compare with but all three of them stand proudly in the same sonic category. They are almost all completely silent without any surface noise... Unfortunately, there is ONE medium loud pop on Side A track 4 of Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto, Desafinado. The other two records though are completely silent... Out To Lunch was a real surprise, it turned out to be a mono pressing rather than stereo like the other two. The closest album I have to compare it with is the Sonny Rollins' Saxophone Colossus 200g Analogue Productions and it is just as brilliant sounding! Certainly, a real stand out in SQ amongst the three. Currently selling as a package, happy to split if there are takers for each of them, $80 each. Will post, please send me your postcode for correct shipping fee. Will only send with Signature on Delivery though, So will add $2.95 to the shipping fee. I would hate to see these get lost. Pictures: