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SilverWook said:

I have read that Dragonheart and Apollo 13 look better on HD DVD. Universal apparently went DNR happy on the Blu Ray masters...

Yes, you are right, IIRC you wrote it into another thread in this forum... oh, well, I'm really getting older every day... too much older, indeed... I should add some TB to my brain, or simply change the CMOS battery...

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@SilverWook - Yes, I have the Animal House combo disc and Amazon has it listed still for under $5...

http://www.amazon.com/National-Lampoons-Animal-House-Combo/dp/B000G8P1VE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374273379&sr=8-1&keywords=Animal+House+hd-dvd

 

@DJ - That would be great if you just slapped Streets of Fire onto BD, no extras or Team Blu time involved... just a basic transfer of the film.  There are many fans out there who never jumped on HD-DVD and they are still waiting for a Blu-ray.  By the way Deej, Thanks for everything you have done.  I really, really appreciate all your work here.  Conan is awesome and these projects just keep things alive around here.  Couldn't ask for better craftsmanship.

 

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The first 2 Mummy movies (w/ Brenden Frasier) have some added DNR and EE on Bluray. Band of Brothers also has some slight DNR added for the Bluray.

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Which HD-DVD is better than Blu-Ray?

The Thing, Army of Darkness, Terminator 2, and the Sting (especially!) are all better on the HD-DVD and I've got access to rips if anyone wants a preservation. Dragonheart and Apollo 13 seem to have already been mentioned.

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Flexicon9 said:

@SilverWook - Yes, I have the Animal House combo disc and Amazon has it listed still for under $5...

http://www.amazon.com/National-Lampoons-Animal-House-Combo/dp/B000G8P1VE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374273379&sr=8-1&keywords=Animal+House+hd-dvd

 

@DJ - That would be great if you just slapped Streets of Fire onto BD, no extras or Team Blu time involved... just a basic transfer of the film.  There are many fans out there who never jumped on HD-DVD and they are still waiting for a Blu-ray.  By the way Deej, Thanks for everything you have done.  I really, really appreciate all your work here.  Conan is awesome and these projects just keep things alive around here.  Couldn't ask for better craftsmanship.

 

Hey no problem flex, really glad you like what we have been doing, and you know what I figured since I am done seeding and uploading I would grab my HD-DVD of SoF and rip it and create the BD, well guess what, I looked in my stack and I already did lol, movie only, chapters taken form HD-DVD and the audio is Dolby Digital Plus 5.1, and it only weighs in at 12.3 GB's, way smaller then Conan lol.

Midnight Run is also done and a really good movie that is not on Blu, and this version of Slither looks great! much better then the 1080i Canadian release.

Thanks again for the kind words.

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Does anyone know of any HD-DVD Horror titles that are not on BD yet? these are actually my favorite movies lol.

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Midnight Run is an absolute classic... had no idea there's no BD for it.  Let us know if you end up releasing Streets of Fire... a 12 GB file would be spectacular.  Very easy to work with.  Thanks again DJ and SilverWook... Animal House is still a personal fav and the HD-DVD trumps everything else out there.
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The Aluminum Falcon said:

Which HD-DVD is better than Blu-Ray?

The Thing, Army of Darkness, Terminator 2, and the Sting (especially!) are all better on the HD-DVD and I've got access to rips if anyone wants a preservation. Dragonheart and Apollo 13 seem to have already been mentioned.

I disagree with AOD it depends on what cut tho 

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DoomBot said:

I agree with dvdmike , there was i believe a a French release of all 3 versions of Army of Darkness and 2 of the cuts (International and director's cut)  look awesome. The US theatrical how ever is the same as the other blu-ray releases.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Army-of-Darkness-Blu-ray/61907/#UserReviews

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=7377061&postcount=232

 

Just for you, and I have the German with 4 cuts now

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Thanks dvdmike

What versions does the German 4 cut have? Does it have the better picture like the French?

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I really really want to see the US cut look like this new transfer from France. I wish the French international had 5.1 audio

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DoomBot said:

Excellent thanks dvdmike

What versions does the German 4 cut have? Does it have the better picture like the French?

They are per pixel identical (FR/GER) http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/32741

 

It has the TV cut in SD as the fourth cut  and a nice box 

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_,,,^..^,,,_ said:

I've read somewhere that "Silent Hill" is better in HD-DVD.

Compared to the US Sony MPEGII sure, the UK AVC nope

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Yep the UK release of Silent Hill is excellent.

 

Ok that makes sense that AOD is the same for FR/Ger. Same pack but with like you said sd tv cut and different box.

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I have the French AOD thanks to the recommendation of someone on the board. May have been you dvdmike... I've forgotten. Thank you if so.

Anyway, I was referring to the fact that the HD-DVD is superior to all versions of the AOD US Theatrical Cut out there— though all look terrible— (best of the worst as all are pretty bad). It also has the line not present in some BDs, "So I left her there," by Ash. Of course, the transfers of the International Cut and the Director's Cut blow the HD-DVD out of the water, as its just a different master.

FYI, for anyone concerned about AOD, the color timing of the HD International Cut and Director's Cut are more theatrically-accurate. Saw a print from the 90's projected and it looked very similar.

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The Aluminum Falcon said:

I have the French AOD thanks to the recommendation of someone on the board. May have been you dvdmike... I've forgotten. Thank you if so.

Anyway, I was referring to the fact that the HD-DVD is superior to all versions of the AOD US Theatrical Cut out there— though all look terrible— (best of the worst as all are pretty bad). It also has the line not present in some BDs, "So I left her there," by Ash. Of course, the transfers of the International Cut and the Director's Cut blow the HD-DVD out of the water, as its just a different master.

FYI, for anyone concerned about AOD, the color timing of the HD International Cut and Director's Cut are more theatrically-accurate. Saw a print from the 90's projected and it looked very similar.

The TC? then I agree with you totally 

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french blu-ray of silent hill is the best version. period.

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Yep you guys are right French is the best, and that's the blu-ray i have not the UK  daaa lol

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lol I really do not know why I keep buying these things, but at least they are very, very cheap! but I have these titles coming in next week, I feel I got very luck on the Terminator version I got though.

Talk To Me
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Terminator 2 France version 2-HD DVD Set (Theatrical and Extended)
Animal House
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns