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The Thing (1982) [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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18-Nov-2016, 3:10 AM

Colson said:

Lacerated said:

I also saw a screening of the film last year after getting the spoRV release and thought the film’s colors were more blue. On my calibrated TV, the spoRV is actually a bit too red in some spots in the snow. I am waiting for the new BD to arrive, so I can’t comment on how it compares to the film screening that I attended.

Please let us know what you think after you’ve watched the new one.

I watched this last night after the discs arrived. The snow scenes has red spots similar to spoRV. It’s obviously something to do with my display. During a white wipe, the screen was white without any red. There must be some hue coming through on the snow scenes. My TV is calibrated with the same settings as a certified technician’s review of the same model. I’m guessing each set is a little off from each other. (And I thought this problem was solved over 10 years ago.)

I don’t remember if the night scene colors were quite that blue – probably not. I only distinctly remembered the snow colors on film as I watched spoRV version the night prior to the screening and worried if they appeared on film. The saucer in the ice at the Norwegian site looked realistically like glaciers.

What else… the new BD has a frame or so at the end of the dog imitation autopsy being out of focus. I don’t remember that before. There were a few other frames like that later in the film.

I still haven’t watched any of the special features besides the trailers. I’m very pleased that they finally included the teaser in HD, which was never released on DVD besides in France. Really curious if the TV cut is better quality than what I already have. Overall, it’s a great version with all the improved details.