Watched a ton of Hammer Horror in the past week. The best of what I saw was The Curse of Frankenstein. The worst, The Mummy’s Shroud, which I napped through for a good ten minutes. Frankenstein Created Woman was surprisingly not terrible, in fact I enjoyed it a lot.
By the serial format, are you referring to the classic show? No, the new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, is adamant on each episode being its own standalone story. I don’t think they’ll ever go back to the classic format. Series 9 was close, though, with every story consisting of two episodes.
Too early to say. Two of four episodes have been really solid, one was okay, and the other slightly less okay. At least, for me. All of the timey-wimey and convoluted plotting is gone, so if that was your biggest issue with Moffat, you might like it now. The show is currently suffering from underdeveloped characters, but that may change.
Yeah, that was a real solid episode.
Just saw the new episode. Another cartoon villain… I hope this isn’t a sign that all our new villains will be more or less cartoon caricatures. Definitely not as strong as Rosa, but the cobwebs looked good. I’m a bit concerned that the quality of the show might not be as greatly improved as I had hoped, but it’s still way too early to say.
That is a pretty shitty LCD screen. It appears to have an edge-lit backlight, which the industry has moved away from in recent years. Large strides have been made in the intervening years, and I highly suggest you take a look at OLED offerings, which can display 4K HDR images with black levels that honestly cannot get any blacker, as OLED displays do not have backlights.
Just watched The Sensorites for the first time. Not a great story, and I’m not alone in saying that, but it was fun to see Hartnell’s Doctor again. There are a lot of good moments in the first episode, especially in the TARDIS. But it is somewhat similar to the plot of The Aztecs, only on an alien planet with not very threatening aliens. The differences make themselves apparent in the final episode; it surprised me with how many ideas were thrown into that single episode, only to be resolved a few minutes later.
The writer has been an enigmatic figure in the past, and there’s an excellent bonus feature in which Toby Hadoke (a regular of these DVD features) unearths some details about him. It’s well worth the watch, and possibly more interesting than the story itself.
I agree with dahmage above. I had thought we had just about moved on and learned from our mistakes, but my posts here have been left unaddressed as the situation here remains the same. It’s really unfortunate and makes me sad.
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This looks fantastic. As said by snooker, this really highlights the cinematography of the film. The use of contrast is great, and it may have contributed to how seamless the CGI is.
Gamers also swear by CRT displays because for pretty much every console that existed prior to the Xbox 360, the systems were tailored for those displays. LCDs have a hard time upscaling the weird resolutions of old consoles, which CRTs had no problem with (they don’t really have a set resolution). This also contributes to input lag on the LCD displays. Oh, and scanlines.
Yeah, I feel pretty bad telling someone to post less often, but in Zerome’s case I have to say that not everything posted is necessary. When it’s every topic in every section, it gets difficult to differentiate it from spam. I encourage you to use some restraint.
Some people seem to like Halloween II (the first one, not the other Halloween II, and not this new Halloween II). Should I not watch it?
Some of you may be aware that FilmStruck is where Criterion was streaming their content, along with TCM and all their wonderful movies. Unfortunately, Turner and Warner have decided to shut it down:
This saddens me greatly, since young people today only seem to know what’s online. These icons of cinema are being lost in the public consciousness.
Hazel Court in Curse of Frankenstein actually made me stop and go “Wow, she’s gorgeous”:
If you prick your finger, do you not bleed?
The only way this could get any better is if mverta suddenly appeared to add to the discussion.
Very informative posts ^^ and I enjoyed reading them.
This thread has been a bit exhausting, but I hope what has been said here is taken to heart. This place won’t get better if the mods and the community of users are always at eachother’s throats, and I’m optimistic that it will.
Oh yeah, I remember that Boyhood comment of yours getting a lot of flack then.
Jay has always been somewhat snobbish, which has only gotten more severe over the years.
It reminds me of David Lynch.
I find that the content, the way media portrays that content, and the way the general fanbase interprets that content, are three entirely different things. I’ve definitely let one influence the way I’ve felt about the others before. But lately I’ve been trying to keep them separate and come to my own conclusions… more or less.
But please believe me, it is a lot less angry than I would have written a few days ago.
I believe ya, Warb. No sweat.
I’m sorry to say it, williarob, but it might be as simple as a levels issue.
Bottom: after ColorYUV(levels=“TV->PC”)
N.B. I don’t think that the standard adjustment works well for the whole film (at least not for the blacks), but it definitely gets the levels in the right ballpark.
Yeah, blacks look a bit crushed to me. But some improvements could be made.
It is definitely hard.
I can say it off the bat, I’m guessing you’re not going to be banned for that.
You mention a bad attitude, and that you’ve been carrying a lot of anger for a very long time. Unfortunately, and I must be blunt, I think that anger shows in your post. Not that you can’t be angry, but when providing feedback, it becomes difficult for that feedback to be of the highest quality when you’re angry. I think there are a lot of similarities between what you say have to be fixed and my previous post in this topic.
However, your anger comes across in your tone, which immediately places the receiver of that feedback into the defensive, like it or not. Like I said to Jay (possibly in another thread), if you expect better behavior, you should try to hold yourself to that standard, even in the face of opposition. It is definitely hard, and certainly frustrating at times, but it’s also the easiest way to enact change.
Anyway, I don’t want to make this sound like I’m dismissing the contents of your post. There are a lot of valid points. I just want to try to make clear that it should not be surprising if the mod team finds it difficult to listen.