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Dracula 1979 - The original theatrical color version (Released)

ITHoTMK said:

The new scan is soft and does have it’s own issues. This is a film that is forty years old after all and it didn’t benefit from a complete restoration using an original negative in a wet gate scan. As well, Shout! Factory is very upfront with the print they did use indicating that it was the best they could find. I take that to mean with the amount of time and financial resources allowed for this project which is completely fair. There are fans of this film but it’s not in high demand. That being said, I more than accept the issues with this transfer and I’m greatly appreciative that it was made available in the first place mainly because of fans like us.

So what do I think when comparing the two versions? The original theatrical release and the silver screen edition? As the one who created it, I think the silver screen edition generated a false expectation of what to expect. The color restoration was an approximation based on multiple sources including VHS, LaserDisc and original set photography. That being said, it was also at the mercy of the de-saturated Blu Ray from which that version was created. As a result, it’s much darker than it should be when compared to the new Shout! release. It’s possible this new transfer is too bright but I’m not about to go ahead and correct it.

I hope everyone is enjoying their new copies and aware that it’s because of you that this new Shout! release happened. We were all loud enough that someone heard us. 😃

Well thank you for your reply, and more importantly, your efforts and enthusiasm for both. I will keep both of course, and enjoy them each. Nice to have choices.

Mac User, Need Help Getting Started Burning Blu Rays

Thank you so very much, AlexL! It’s quite daunting to begin what many people do so easily; I’m grateful to have gotten your responses to my questions. Very much appreciated. I will let you know how it goes.

Now, if anyone can point me in the direction of how to find some of the releases by Dark_Jedi, I’d do a Spider-Man backflip! 😃

Mac User, Need Help Getting Started Burning Blu Rays

I am new to this, so I hope my request doesn’t come across as a lazy one…

I am a Mac user, and have a blu ray drive, but don’t know how to burn files to BD-Rs. I’m trying to do my due diligence and research how to take a mkv (the file containing the assets) and turn it into an iso (the burnable file), but I could use help from someone who is already doing this. Also, is there more to it than that?

Also looking to find out best ways of obtaining files and expanding them. For example, I have a .nzb file, but don’t know what to do with it.

I’ve been on myspleen for years, and DVDs were never a problem, but if any Mac users could offer up some suggestions on blu-ray creation, I’d be mighty grateful