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Nien Nunb

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#652989
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Re-mixed audio tracks on video releases
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This is the box set I have: http://www.amazon.com/The-Batman-Legacy-Feature-Length-Films/dp/B00004XMS0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1375552777&sr=8-4&keywords=batman+legacy

It's the original individual flipper releases of all 4 films bundled together into a cardboard slip box.

Yeah, I always thought the alternate take of Vicki kissing The Joker was weird too, considering the full screen side contains the theatrical version of the scene. If I recall correctly she doesn't react with disgust after kissing the Joker's jacket and continues on as if she were actually enjoying it.

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#640492
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General Terminator 1 & 2 Discussions.
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Jetrell Fo said:

You_Too said:

About Suspiria: All the blu-rays look horrible thanks to oversaturation in some parts as well as very crushed whites and blacks in other parts. There is no way to bring back something that's not there.

The only version that seems to look very good is the Swedish Atlantic Film DVD. Check this comparison: http://caps-a-holic.com/vergleich.php?vergleichID=123

Unless a new version in HD is found, the only thing that could be done is to upscale that DVD.

http://drsapirstein.blogspot.com/2012/12/suspiria-restored-preserved-hd-edition.html

Is this a worthy go at a restoration?

Whoa! I've only ever seen this film once, but how could anyone have approved a transfer like that? Changing color timing is one thing but there is nothing there in those images, everything is blown out to the extreme.

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#619395
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Back to the Future - without DNR & EE (Help Wanted)
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stretch009 said:

Nien Nunb said:

I doubt will ever be a full screen HD release of anything, let alone BTTF.

 

Unless I'm interpreting this wrong this seems incorrect.  Older movies like 'It's a Wonderful Life' and Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland' for example are full screen and HD and I know many more are too.

 

 

Sorry, I was referring to full screen versions of films that were intended to be presented theatrically in widescreen. Obviously Films Like The Wizard of Oz and Casablanca will remain in their proper aspect ratios.

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#617580
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Annie Blu-Ray Missing Audio
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I finally got the Annie Blu-Ray the other day after having put it off for the last few months, and the reports I've been hearing that there were missing sound effects definitely seem to be true, There are indeed a handful sounds missing throughout the film. the one I immediately noticed was when Annie beating up the dog bullies in the alley, the grunts of the last boy are missing as he is being punched by Annie.

I was wondering, how difficult would it be to drop in the missing bits of audio into the Blu-Ray's DTS-HD Master track, using the Pan & Scan DVD's 5.1 DTS track as a source? I don't really have any experience with this.

It seems like this movie is probably never going to get a perfect release, but the Blu-Ray is definitely the best home video release there has been for this film, audio issues aside.

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#617386
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Back to the Future - without DNR & EE (Help Wanted)
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I doubt will ever be a full screen HD release of anything, let alone BTTF.

There is a Full Screen DVD release of the Trilogy though, Which is probably the best quality release there will be considering P&S/Full Screen is pretty much dead.

I actually have this release as I also grew up with the full screen versions as well and at the time because of the highly publicized framing errors of the Widescreen release, of which I also had but never sent in for corrected replacements, So I picked up a used copy of the Full Screen set like a year later at a Video Game Shop.

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#612609
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Bond Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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How convenient that this thread is currently on the subject of defective discs, as I've just gotten through trying to play my UE DVD copy of From Russia With Love on 4 different Blu-Ray players and after about 20 minutes of dicking around with my living room player it's finally playing. First it wasn't recognizing the disc at all and kept spitting it out, then it was recognizing it as a data disc, then finally it randomly started to p0lay.

It seems this particular disc has alot of trouble playing on Blu-Ray players, it seems to play on a regular DVD player just fine.

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#603439
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Why Have there been so many Hitchcock films released on DVD with defects?
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One thing that has annoyed me greatly about collecting Hitchcock on DVD over the years is that out of the 100s of DVDs I own, his films literally seem to be the only ones I've ever had a problem with the disc having a defect that renders it unable to play properly.

I was watching a cheap public domain compilation of his earlier work the other day when all of the sudden it started to freeze and skip which, being it's a $5 bargain bin set didn't surprise me too much but it reminded me that I still do not even own a copy of my favorite Hitch film Notorious, because the earlier editions that are out of print were kind of pricey the last time I checked, and when the 2008 Premiere collection box set from Fox came out I refused to buy it because of the large number of defective discs that were reported.

Also, I didn't even get a copy of North by Northwest until my Birthday in like 2008, by which time it had been re-released in an Amaray case. I figured surely by then the layer change error which affected early pressings and rendered the 2nd half of the film unplayable had surely been fixed, but sure enough it was a defective copy and it conveniently went out of print days after I got it.

I just find it strange that there seems to be such a widespread case of defective DVDs released years apart by different studios by one specific filmmaker. a highly celebrated and respected one no less.

BTW, I was thinking of getting Notorious on Blu, but I heard the transfer sucks. can anyone verify the quality?

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#583327
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Question about "Faces" VHS subtitles
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Yeah, Those P&S abominations from Sony are God awful. I had the P&S only release of Last Action Hero at one time and although I can sometimes tolerate watching full screen if no other option is available, that version was completely unwatchable with it's horrible electronic panning. I eventually found a used copy of the earlier flipper disc release and tossed the pan & scam copy into the trash where it belongs.

Also, Annie is one of my personal favorite films and I am still irked by the fact that I cannot purchase a decent copy of the film. I didn't even bother with the Anniversary disc after finding out it was P&S only, and even the earlier flipper release had a crappy widescreen transfer from what I've heard.

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#572854
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Blade Runner color timing
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Yes, The Embassy VHS of the International Cut is the one I'm talking about.

Don't get me wrong, the transfers on the box set are amazing, it's just that the colors on older transfers seem to differ from them greatly so I've been questioning how accurate the colors actually are on that set. It's still an amazing set though and the colder look is probably more appropriate for the film anyway. The original Director's Cut DVD is an awful transfer, but it was the only version I had seen for several years so I always associate the film with alot of oranges and browns.

The International Cut VHS has more in common with the old Director's Cut DVD transfer than any of the newer ones, but it also looks quite different from any other transfer, which is why I'm curious to see what the Criterion laserdisc looks like.

Didn't Embassy put out a laserdisc too? I wonder if it's the same transfer as the VHS.

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#572743
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Blade Runner color timing
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As I was watching a transfer of my Blade Runner VHS the other day it occurred to me that every release that I have seen of this film has had significantly different color timing.

Now I have never seen the criterion laserdisc so i have no idea what that one looks like but between the Embassy VHS, the '97 Director's Cut DVD, and the archival cuts included in the box set, the colors vary wildly between each transfer.

I have never seen any version in a theater so I have no point of reference on that front, but as I was watching the VHS transfer I noticed a few scenes that looked significantly different than any subsequent transfer, most notably the scene when Deckard and Bryant were screening the replicants.

in the VHS the coloring was heavily shifted towards brown and the light reflection on Bryant's head was orange, whereas the colors in all other transfers including the 1992 Director's Cut (which has more of a red orange shift than any other transfer) lean much more heavily towards blue with the light reflections being white.

What I'd really like to know is which color timing is the most accurate to the original theatrical release. personally i'm kind of partial to the look of the first director's cut DVD although I know that it is generally regarded as a horrible transfer and is probably nowhere near accurate but it was the first version I saw and is the look I most associate with the film.

My primary computer is down at the moment but when it is back up and running I can do screen captures to demonstrate what I am talking about if anyone is interested.

Other notable differences I spotted in the VHS:

-The Tree in the opening Ladd Company logo is gray rather than green.

-The part at the beginning when Deckard is ordering food, the lights behind the Asian guy are orange rather than white.

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#569908
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Back to the Future - without DNR & EE (Help Wanted)
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Has anyone else noticed that the end credits for the first film on Blu-Ray seem to be incorrectly displayed? They appear to be vertically squished and I don't recall them ever looking this way on any past transfer I've ever seen.

I know they changed a few things back to the way they were in the theatrical release like the "Coming Summer 1990" tag in Part II so I don't know for sure if this was an intentional change or not, but it certainly doesn't look like it.

I didn't want to start an entirely new topic for this but I've never seen this issue addressed anywhere.

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#562606
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It's Official: George Lucas hates his fans :P
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SilverWook said:

On the flip side, I saw a promo on AMC for E.T.'s 30th anniversary, and the walkie talkies are gone! The last couple times I've seen it on tv, it was the 2002 verison.

 

 

Really? Do you know which network was showing it? I haven't seen the 2002 version in quite a long time. The version that HBO has been showing in HD for the last few years is the 1982 version.

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#557481
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Jaws the Revenge: Off the Cutting Room Floor *Preservation*
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Alright, I've been reading a little more into the different endings and I'm still confused.

Was the shark impalement/Jake dies ending only in test screenings theatrically or was it in the general release theatrical version as well, and was the exploding shark/Jake lives ending shot for the general theatrical release or for the home video version?