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The Girl... Trilogy (Extended Versions) (4 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace & Lena Endre

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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  Nearly 10 hours of intrigue

| | See all seenitseenitseenit's reviews (36)

Excellent, was going to just get the new 'GWTDT' with Daniel Craig but read the reviews saying the origional was brilliant so ended up going for the trilogy, had listened to 'GWTDT' on an audio book just a week before and really enjoyed it, obviously i knew the end and 'who dunnit' but still a great watch, didnt know any thing about 'GWPWF or GWKTHN' and they were just as good although i have to agree with previous reviewers they were grainy, this didnt in any way spoil the story but it did have me wondering why. Watched them in dubbed english rather than subtitled and found the voice artists were very good and didnt resort to silly characature scoodly doodly woodly muppet chef talk.

  forget the far inferior daniel craig remake....

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not only is this the best book and film i have seen in a long,long while, the remake with daniel craig is a far inferior copy. not only that,after watching the normal dvd release, these bluray films come with an extra 2 hours of cut footage, that actually make them even more closer to the books. to those thinking about buying this - stop thinking, and BUY!

  Exceptionally poor quality on 2nd and third films in trilogy

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Why is the quality of 2nd and third films so bad???? VERY grainy on most indoor scenes and ALL night scenes.

  Stieg Larsson's genius work

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One of the best of its genre. I love this trilogy and its great in Blu-ray. The story is simply amazing, and the characters Lisbeth and Mikael superb. They do a wonderful job in portraying the characters. The film seems "authentic", and the story is multi-dimensional. Apart from a bit graininess in the 2nd film, though you can overlook that. Highly recommended!

  The Girl With the Grainy Face

| | See all rusily's reviews (1)

In light of the deservedly excellent reviews which these series of films has garnered I shall confine my comments mainly to the picture quality of this three-disc (plus bonus disc) box set which has been cunningly re-edited to encompass the original six ninety-three minute bite-size episodes which were originally shown on Swedish TV (presumably after the watershed, if there is such a thing in liberal Scandinavia). Now, to the picture quality of discs 2&3, which is, quite frankly, dreadful. Not only is the picture itself very grainy but it also seems to vacillate slightly between light and dark, an effect which becomes more pronounced at certain points in the film; moreover, every 15-20 minutes the picture judders for a brief second, even on the first disc which is otherwise excellent vis-a-vis picture quality. It has been mentioned that the grainy nature of the films has been deliberately added to give the picture a gritty feel, yet reviewed separately none of these three films has been cited as having an issue with graininess. All in all, I would say that the films themselves merit a five-star review, but are let down by a shoddy transfer. A great disappointment.

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I see loads of women and no men reading this on the train whilst commuting but thought I'd give the series a go as it's obviously popular. Stuff appearances, I'm buying the books now as this series is absolutely amazing!

Urbanlake mentioned the Blu Ray image quality is grainy and I agree that for this format it's unusual, however I think it is done purposely as many scenes are of a standard I expect from Blu Ray and overall it adds to the gritty feel and nature of the story.

The plot contains more twists and turns than a screwed up ball of wool and is utterly engrossing - heck even my other half, who can't sit still - EVER, was immobile for two, three hour sittings mesmerised by the story. Watch it in Swedish or in dubbed English, it doesn't matter either way, you'll be hooked.


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This is absolutely the most perfect set of thrillers ever made, very true to the books, gritty and real and rich with detail, very sexual and violent at times but visually stunning and the stories really keep you interested, the cast is amazing especially the lead actress, having seen the brilliant remake with Rooney Mara its fair to say she did an amazing job and both deserve to be seen. If your curious to watch these movies dont be put off by the subtitles you could always watched the dubbed English versions on the disc, these are massively extended too and look great on bluray

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  extremely grainy and poor for blu-rays

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i loved this trilogy on DVD
but i cant believe how bad the quality of the blu-rays are
film 2 and 3 are extremely grainy and poor

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  Poor Image Quality

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I love all three parts to this trilogy and especially the fact they are now the proper extended versions, the only dispointment (and it is a big one) is the film quality of the second and third films, it is extremely grainy and poor, I didn't realise that Blu Ray was capable of this. The first film looks great though, I just can't understand how the second two got past any sort of quality control, I've seen better quality film on VHS. It's a shame otherwise this would be perfect.

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  Re-Cut, Re-Formatted, Re-wardingly Re-watchable!

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Adapting a worldwide bestseller is a tricky prospect be too slavish and you risk alienating new audiences, cut too much out and you'll anger the faithful.
The solution? Two versions! So the producers of the Stieg Larsson inspired Millennium Trilogy follow up their leaner, cinematic cuts with an extended mini series.
Here we have the three movies re-edited into six episodes, as shown on Swedish telly complete with a natty new title sequence and handy "Previously On".... catch ups.
First up is Niels Arden Oplev's gently tweaked The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which sees discredited journo Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and genius hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) teaming up to investigate a missing girl.
This superior opening two parter is as tight and compelling as its big screen counterpart, but it's Daniel Alfredson's sequels that really benefit from the new format.
Dense revenge pic The Girl Who Played With Fire and complex conspiracy thriller The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest get a whopping 55 and 39 minutes of extra footage, respectively.
There's no drastic new set pieces, but the longer run times allow the exposition heavy plot to unfurl at a more leisurely pace and gives several supporting characters notably Blomkvist squeeze and Millennium editor Erika Berger (Lena Endre) room to breathe.
One thing that hasn't changed, though, is Rapace's fascinating and committed turn as the damaged Salander an iconic performance that holds the whole series together.
If revisiting the originals ahead of David Fincher's remake proves one thing, it's that young pretender Rooney Mara has some mighty big emo boots to fill.
This is outstanding movie making and even if you own the previous cinema editions, this is an essential purchase as it's a re-visit that is even more rewarding in the longer cuts.
See If you like.......
The Silence of the lambs.

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