Total Recall (HD DVD) - £8.39

Total Recall (HD DVD) - £8.39

Found 19th Jan 2008
Total Recall (HD DVD)

£8.39 Delivered

Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as Quaid, a 2084 construction worker haunted by dreams of Mars in this crowd-pleasing science fiction spectacle. Against the wishes of his sexy blonde wife (Sharon Stone), Quaid goes to Rekall, a company that implants artificial memories, so he can remember visiting the red planet that is now being settled by human inhabitants. However, Quaid is actually an amnesiac secret agent from Mars--or is he



Great film, great price!


Been out of stock for weeks. If it did ever come in stock, which i doubt it would, you'd probably get a cancellation email from blah anyway!!


It won't be long until all HDDVDs will be £5 and under

Lol and before someone else says it, Blu Ray rules!
HD DVD is Dead! :roll:

Do I misunderstand HD then?

I thought to be HD these films had to be shot with 'some sort of' HD cameras(not around in Total recall days).....excuse my ignorance....I am technically savvy but refuse to go the way of HD until I see good SD pictures on an LCD :oops:

Most films are shot on film, 35mm or similar which has a lot more resolution than standard video, if done properly these are scanned at a very high resolution. A lot of TV is shot on video, with the US taking the lead in shooting on hidef video as far as I can work out....they've had HD for much longer than us

SD-DVD can only ever be upscaled as it has a fixed resolution (720x480 or 720x576, NTSC and PAL)....HD-DVD and Blu-Ray both support up to 1920x1080 so it's much better when encoded and transferred well. The recent Blade Runner hi def sets are a good example of what can be done with a 20+ year old film!

SD pictures will not improve over what they are on LCD.
Cameras us film, they can have a very high equivalent pixel resolution. Film can be scanned in at 2K or 4K resolution. I believe that means horizontal 2000 or 4000 pixels and whatever vertical resolution that corresponds. When it comes to TV, most resolutions are referred to be their vertical resolution - 480p, 576i, 720p, 1080p. If the film stock is of good quality then a good quality HD is possible. Lots of digital clean up may be required to remove marks and dirt etc but it will still look great.
I hope that helps, or blinds you with science

Thanks probedb and Wonderlan.....a fine and fully understandable description......I have to admit to never yet seeing (not as far as I know) a HD broadcast be it live or video....all these HD screens I see in Currys and alike seem to look terrible to me, but from what I gather many of these would have either an SD feed or an HD feed split to many TV's!
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