Jump to content

The Grandmaster Execution and Recommendation Poll - CLOSED


The Grandmaster  

2 members have voted

  1. 1. Execution?

    • 5 Stars
    • 4 Stars
    • 3 Stars
    • 2 Stars
  2. 2. Recommendation?

    • Rent
    • Buy

Recommended Posts

The Grandmaster (7.1 DTS-HD MA)


Level        - 4 Stars (110.26dB composite)
Extension - 5 Stars (1Hz)
Dynamics - 5 Stars (29.85dB)
Execution - 4 Stars (by poll)


Overall     - 4.5 Stars

Recommendation - Rent (by poll)


Notes:  This is for the 130min Chinese version.  Measurements don't lie, and The Grandmaster has a lot of bass, but it's used pretty subtly.  It's almost entirely contained in the slo-mo fight scenes, of which there aren't enough.  There's a minor amount of limiting/clipping in the center channel, but it's not too bad.  The LF effects are used appropriately, and there are some fun moments.  They can't redeem the movie, which is quite a long slog of alternating arthouse slo-mo in every fight scene, or bad Chinese melodrama.  The kung fu isn't especially well done, either - nothing like other notables, such as Hero, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, etc.  Maybe the 108min US version will be better, but who knows about its mix.





Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...