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Post #933143

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Supermartyohreturns
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Worst Blu-ray transfers thread
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Date created
22-Apr-2016, 3:38 AM
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22-Apr-2016, 3:41 AM
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Supermartyohreturns
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KevinStriker said:

So has anybody mentioned Moontrap from 1989 with Walter Koenig and Bruce Campbell?

Good LORD. That’s the worst Blu-ray transfer ever right there. Terrible picture quality dipping into VHS at times with pale blacks and no detail (which would be bad enough it weren’t cropped from 4:3 to 16:9… and it is). And unlike some of Anchor Bay’s output, this release doesn’t even have the courtesy of giving us a decent audio track to make up for the picture quality. Its audio track poorly defined with muddled music, sound effects and speech.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Moontrap-Blu-ray/102290/#Screenshots

Wowsers!! That one doesn’t look very good, but it seems the fingers point more to company that Olive licenced it from (Olive hardly does any remastering work on titles they get, just take the studio 1080p files they receive and plop 'em onto Blu), as they took a Laserdisc master (made from a worn 16mm print) and applied a crop job plus DNR.