Went out to the Middle East last night to see a screening of the new Nine Inch Nails video release Beside You In Time. It was gorgeous, but I ended up leaving after just a handful of songs… The problem was that the Middle East’s downstairs has a really low ceiling, therefore, the screen wasn’t placed that high, therefore, I spent most of my time looking at the backs of heads as opposed to the screen. The video quality was really good, especially considering they were using a Dell projector, which probably wasn’t tuned as well for video as a nice HDTV set would be. The sound was amazing, the one big plus for doing the screening at a club as opposed to a theatre.
There was a deal where if you preordered the DVD, you got a lithograph, but I passed on it.. Their preorder prices were way too high ($18 for the DVD, vs. $14 on Amazon), and since I’ll be getting an HDTV in the near future, I’d rather buy one of the HD formats. Unfortunately, I have no idea which HD format (HD-DVD or Bluray) to support, so I think I’ll just hold off on buying this one until I actually have the gear available. But once all those questions are answered, there’s no doubt that I’ll be buying this release, it is simply gorgeous.