‘Transcedence’ Contest Results

OK, fine, maybe our contest prize last week was less than transcendent. Hey, you know what, one of our readers is still walking away with a free Blu-ray, and that ain’t bad for only a few seconds of effort.

As explained in the original post, we challenged you to provide funny or clever captions for the following image:

Honorable Mentions

  1. William H: Transcendence: More than meets the eye!
  2. Ronald O: What’s my favorite song from a movie? Well that’s easy, that would be …”One Two..Freddy’s coming for you…Three Four..better lock your door…Five Six…pick your kids up at six..
  3. Csm101: “I take viewers on an … uh, emotional ride… With this curved Samsu– I’m sorry, I’m sorry!”
  4. Eric H: Not the “How does Edward Scissorhands wipe?” question again.
  5. Chris M: If you inflated a human eye to the size of my ego it would be roughly this big.
  6. EM: I scream…you scream…we all scream for EYE SCREEN!!!
  7. David S: Not even celebrities can escape the all-seeing Eye of Sauron!
  8. Timcharger: Johnny Depp is such a devoted, method actor that in Fear and Loathing, he did not use the prop drugs. Take after take, dose after dose, hit after hit, he never broke character. 15 years later, he still hallucinates giant eyeballs floating around him.

The Winner

NJScorpio came out strong with several very funny entries:

“Hi, I’m Johnny Depp. I’m excited to announce, this Christmas, I will be staring as Johnny…Depp….in Disney’s latest and greatest Tim Burton creation, ‘Johnny Depp Wears Eyeliner and Acts A Little Drunk’. Oh…yeah, okay guys, very funny. It seems the teleprompter guys are….what? Seriously?….

That’s Christmas, 2015, ‘Johnny Depp Wears Eyeliner and Acts A Little Drunk,’ in theaters everywhere!”

Depp second guesses entering the rap battle.

Depp clearly looks uncomfortable in his latest character’s strange and unfamiliar costume: a grey suit.

After ‘Lone Ranger’, it was time for Depp to do his requisite, 1 every 7 years, non-makeup movie.

I strongly suspect that the joke about the gray suit isn’t far off from the truth.

Congratulations to NJScorpio for winning ‘Transcendence‘ on Blu-ray, and thanks to everyone else for participating in our contest.

7 comments

  1. NJScorpio

    Haha, thanks guys! It’s a movie I’m sure I’d end up watching anyway, so might as well watch it for free (and own it, too). Despite the reviews, I bet my mom will enjoy it regardless…so don’t feel this copy will be going to waste.

    Thanks again guys!

    BTW, over a year ago I won ‘Wreck-It-Ralph”. A movie I’d never normally buy, it made for a enjoyable day home “sick” after I got my 3D projector. So thanks on that as well! 😀

      • I have a few questions. I am wanting to order Razorback, an all region disc that plays 1080 50i. What will that default to on a 1080p player at 24fps? Will it be 1080 60p or 1080 60i? Something else? Should I not bother? Also is there somewhere I can post questions like these since its kind of off topic for this page? Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated.

        • Josh Zyber
          Author

          This is a hint that I should bring back the HD Advisor column, isn’t it?

          First off, you will need to make sure that your Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz content. If you’re in the U.S., many Blu-ray players don’t. (For example, the PS3 doesn’t.) If the player does support 50 Hz content (OPPO models do), your options typically are to output at “Native” 1080i50, deinterlace to 1080p50, or frame rate convert to 1080p60. The next thing you need to determine is whether your TV supports 50Hz.

          You’ll have to look in the manuals for both your Blu-ray player and TV to find out what signals they can accept.

          • Hd Advisor column, now that you mention it…
            Do they both have to support 50Hz or will just one do? Thank you very much.

          • Josh Zyber
            Author

            If the Blu-ray player can convert the signal to 60 Hz, the TV will accept that as a standard 1080p60 signal. If the Blu-ray player outputs the 50 Hz natively without conversion, the TV will need to support a 1080i50 or 1080p50 input.

  2. Congratulations Mr. Scorpio. After every critic has taken a dump on this movie and set standards so low, I bet you’ll actually enjoy it.

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