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#454121
Topic
Other region DVD's & Blu-ray's with Special content NOT available in the US.
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Monroville said:

They're all pretty comparable.  One thing I look for is the bit rate of the video output (posters putting screen caps helps out too).  There have been a few cases where MKVs with slightly lower bit rates have looked better due to better compression from more experienced rippers, but overall the bit rate level is the best way to judge.

DarkGryphon2048: while you can create AVCHDs out of the MKVs (with programs like TSmuxer), you usually have to start off with the MKVs since that is the original source material (at least if you get your stuff from tehparadox).  I just wound up getting one of these:



I stuck in a 2 TB hard drive and so far this plays everything I've thrown at it: MKVS, FLAAC, MP3 and 4, etc.  It has a GUI, so when you plug it into your HDTVs HDMI connection, you can access all of your programs, create file folders and delete extraneous files.  Bottom line: I don't have to worry about converting MKVs anymore so they will play on my PS3 (as it outputs in 1080p as well).

I dunno I prefer having stuff on physical media compared to having to buy even more hardware for my room. Except I'm considering purchasing the Sherwood 5004 multi-region Blu-ray player which is a clone of the Momitsu.

Yes I have quite the Blu-ray import wishlist.

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#453156
Topic
The Evil Dead Treasures Collection
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zeppelinrox said:

tranzor, thanks for the heads up about linktalk :)

16 GB to download from RS... thank god for jdownloader heh.

zeppelinrox said:

It took me the better part of a week to download the 3 discs from rapidshare due to the 57 minute wait between files (why not make it a whole hour? geez...) but at least I got it :)

I think that I will upload it to multiupload and exclude rapidshare as a destination so it would be at multiupload itself, megaupload, zshare and hotfile.

So where can I post the links?

I'm not sure if fanedit/preserve will create a listing for it if it had not already.

Any torrents for it?

I own the Ultimate Edition 3-Disc DVD and the Anchor Bay Blu-ray (is in the mail but not received it yet) of THE EVIL DEAD. (Going to look for the Elite Entertainment DVD and will buy the UK Blu-ray.) THX DVD of EVIL DEAD II: Dead by Dawn and MGM Region 3 NTSC DVD 96m from film elements master for Army of Darkness.

No idea which Blu-ray release, Region A or A/B or A/B/C aka Free, is best for EVIL DEAD II or Army of Darkness.

You bet I'd love to download this via torrents hopefully.

Are these DL or SL though?

 

Sharebee also works.

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#452779
Topic
Hard Boiled and The Killer
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MrBrown said:

Additional get the Taiwan DVD of Hard Boiled. The quality may s*** (Hard Boiled at caps-a-holic) but it is the only source (known to me) containing the longer cut of the movie.

Fo "The Killer" I recommend additionally the french double DVD set. The bonus Disc containing a longer Version of The Killer. The Image Quality could be better, but is not as bad as the Taiwan Hard Boiled release. (The Killer at caps-a-holic)

You also use caps-a-holic? EXCELLENT.

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#452777
Topic
Happy Guy Fawkes Day!
Time

I did watch V for Vendetta (HDDVD) and Back to the Future (UK Blu-ray) on November 5th.

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#451023
Topic
2010 MLB Playoffs
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Warbler said:

I mind both teams winning, so I hate this World Series.    I hate all teams from the Dallas area.   I also hate the Giants cause 1. they eliminated us 2.  I will not forgive San Francisco of the sin of stealing their team from New York(even though I do hate New York teams,  I can't stand it when teams move and break the hearts of their original fan base.  It should be a crime).  

A "sin"? ROR you're taking this religious nonsense far too seriously.

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#450673
Topic
2010 MLB Playoffs
Time

So the Giants are playing against the Rangers this World Series? I hope Warb is going for the Rangers since possibly it's closer to him but of course since I live close to San Francisco, it's the Giants for me.

Wouldm't care otherwise and same thing goes for the team closest in proximity.

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#450162
Topic
2010 MLB Playoffs
Time

I honestly don't get the hostility amongst sports teams for some people. I only cheer for the team who're the closest if it's not my own state.

Maybe I don't really care about it?

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#450136
Topic
2010 MLB Playoffs
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TV's Frink said:

I hope I can live to see the day when I'm pissed my team only won one world series in one hundred three years.

Oh you own a team? How's that going for you?

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#449940
Topic
Video Game Thread
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Nanner Split said:

Google's telling me nothing, what's McShoot? :P

Random guy on a website took a bunch of screenshots of conversations from Fallout 2 where his character was an extremely low intelligence person. Hilarity ensued and McShoot talked in "cavespeak". Very entertaining.

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#449871
Topic
Video Game Thread
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Nanner Split said:

So let's talk about Fallout: New Vegas.

I'm only about 10 hours in, but I'd say it stomps Fallout 3 already. Obsidian brought back a lot of stuff from the first two games (Traits, the Survival skill is back), there's more of an emphasis on crafting (you can create herbal remedies and you can craft your own ammo), and the writing just seems better.

Also, take the Wild Wasteland perk. Do it.

I've already seen some crazy shit and love the icon it puts up whenever it occurs.

Even read if you have a character of very low intelligence, you can be "McShoot".

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#448141
Topic
The Return of The Living Dead "Original" audio project.
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dark_jedi said:

If anyone is following this I have finished this now, and I was hoping some of you would listen and see what you think, here is a recap of what was done,

1) "Dead Beat Dance", fully restored (12m 43s to 13m 27s)
2) Tarmans original voice edited in where it was different, there are actually some scenes where it is a little deeper on the original also, but where it is different it was fixed. (44m 35s to 46m 47s)
3) "Take a Walk" has been fully restored. (48m 52s to 49m 51s)
4) The line "Send more cops" has been fully restored. (1h 9m 9s to 1h 9m 19s)
5) "Burn The Flames" fully restored, and the little audio distortion that was placed over Franks suicide scream has been removed from the front left & right channels as well as the center, so it is fully restored. (1h 16m 22s to 1h 17m 26s)

Now I have done up 2 versions, this is the reason it took some time, I needed to figure out how to encode it back to what it was originally, which was DTS HD MA, so that said the 2 versions I have for anyone interested is, DTS-HD MA 5.1, and Dolby Digital 5.1 @ 640.

The hardest thing to do on this edit was getting Tarmans voice and the zombie's voice that said "send more cops" to blend perfectly to the existing audio mix, and also editing back in the "Dead Beat Dance" but I think I got it as good as it can be, personally I think it can only be better if the studio themselves did it, but all in all, I think it sounds waaay better than the crap we got on the release, especially the distortion added to cover Franks scream, really bad, the edits made on this were as small as I can make them to keep as much of the Blu audio as possible.

here is the link ofr the DD 5.1 file for you guys to take a listen to,
http://hotfile.com/dl/75515638/d8e820b/ROTLD_DD_5.1__640.rar.html

 

I could PM you a link where to find a high quality custom extended soudtrack download for Return of the Living Dead.

An AVCHD would be fine with the original sound mix. Although I've first seen the film via Collector's Edition awhile ago and will be purchasing the Blu-ray soon.

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#448140
Topic
2010 MLB Playoffs
Time

Still go Giants cause I live in the same state. Then go whichever team is closest to California.

Yup, I'm that unbiased.

GO DRAGONS!

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#446900
Topic
Other region DVD's & Blu-ray's with Special content NOT available in the US.
Time

Monroville said:

Believe it or not, it actually looks pretty good throughout.  I don't know what magic is used, but I have plenty of 720p and 1080p MKVs (that are 4.5 to 8gb in size respectively) that, despite having bit rates that are 1/2 to 1/4 that of the original blu-rays, the PQ is near identical.

Granted, there may be compression artifacts that I am not noticing, but I am watching these on a 65" Toshiba DLP HDTV, so the screensize is big enough that any artifacts should be quite visible.  Also keep in mind that said MKV programs are strickly movie only; no menus, chapter stops, extras, etc. (though some do contain subtitle tracks, alternate audio tracks [such as dubs] and even commentaries)

And to confirm it is 720p (which I prefer, as the straight 10 to 12gb 1080i HDTV MKVs have interlacing issues; the 720p versions look just as good and also eliminate the "combing" from the interlacing).

Why not just make custom AVCHDs?

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#446899
Topic
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Time

ChainsawAsh said:

Alright.  So how does one get a hold of these transfers?  I've got about 570GB free on my editing hard drive, that should be enough to work with these, though I don't have any way to author them to AVCHD (unless Adobe Encore can do it - I'm not that familiar with Encore, though).

I can make nice MKVs without the letterboxing, though.

Without DNR or EE or artificial sharpening I hope.

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#446674
Topic
Last movie seen
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Bingowings said:

Almost for as long as there have been vampire films there have been bad vampire films.

Like any character archetype there are a few good examples of usage and a much larger set of bad to middling examples of usage.

The Twilight books/films seems to be a compendium of every trope of television and cinema vampires from Rice on (though I must confess to enjoying her earlier books even if it's difficult to separate them from what they have inspired).

You have the teen/angsty vamp romance (but without the consequences of the Buffyverse) the werewolf/vamp antagonism of Underworld without the glossy Matrix inspired action or the blood (or the wit and consequences of Being Human).

Monsters generally work best as metaphors but the metaphorical action (like real decisions) are gelded without consequences shown.

Where Let The Right One In and 30 Days Of Night work is by showing the monsters (humans in one, vampires in the other) as monstrous.

It's hard to see the vamps and werewolves in Twilight as any different from the humans in that story (shiny skinned fancy dress manikins going through the motions of life while avoiding actually living).

Don't forget the Hammer Horror Dacula films with Christopher Lee. Also Shadow of the Vampire was quite good.

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#446670
Topic
Video Game Thread
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TV's Frink said:

Wow, that's cool (the photographer/package designer thing, not the arsehole thing obviously).

He did some other stuff with MicroIllusions.

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#446658
Topic
Video Game Thread
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TV's Frink said:

lol, that had nothing to do with you.  Didn't even notice you mentioned the C64.

But I did! I'd rather play Tass Times in Tone Town on an Amiga emulator though. Same for The Faery Tale Adventure. My father/arsehole was the games photographer and package designer for the aforementioned game.

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#446651
Topic
2010 MLB Playoffs
Time

Giants only cause they're local. Other than that I couldn't give a flying mach 5 fucking flippity fuck.

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#446650
Topic
Last movie seen
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TheBoost said:

ChainsawAsh said:

(this is the main reason I hate 'twilight' - it's pretty much ruined vampires forever for a lot of people)

 You can't blame Twilight for anything, it's just not original enough.

It's just reaping the foul results of 30 years of dandified Anne Rice styled tortured vampires and mixing it with the vampires and werewolves should fight! trend. Throw in "vapire politics" that's in everything, and you have a work so derivative it's not even worthy of blame.

You're getting ESPARKLIES and vampires mixed up dude.

 

Last night. BACK TO THE FUTURE. Best print of an older film I've seen in a long time (remastered for Blu-ray). Most enthusiastic and fun crowd I've been with. Glad I wore my Back to the Future shirt with the DeLorean on it.

Can't wait to buy the Blu-ray Trilogy October 25th.

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#446215
Topic
AVATAR and 3D in general....
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Warbler said:

I wonder how some of the older 3D movies would look on 3D BD?

Anaglyph? No idea.

 

First movie I'll be seeing in 3D will be TRON Legacy. Fuck Dances with Smurfs. Cameron should've made True Lies 2. Yep, his last good film was True Lies.

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#446211
Topic
Video Game Thread
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TV's Frink said:

Will that run on a C64?  A C64 is a PC...

Dammit I meant to type with an emulator.

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