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#1104304
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Techniques and ways of fixing Black Crush or Crushed Blacks
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from dvdactives review of the blu ray

The 4K scan pays off in terms of clarity and detail, but the difference in colour timing between the two transfers is the more immediate issue. Without getting into which transfer is ‘correct,’ because I have no idea, I’ll just say that I like the Shout transfer’s richer colours, especially the vivid oranges and slightly lavender reds, but I also recognize that the Metrodome disc’s palette is closer to other DVD versions of the movie. The next issue is the overall levels of each release. Watching it on a big TV screen, the new transfer’s contrast looks nice. The subtle highlights reveal more shading in the hand-painted backgrounds and ensure that accompanying lighting effects – laser blasts, surreal starscapes, and computer console readouts – really stand-out against the hand-drawn panels. The Metrodome transfer’s highlights seem to crack up some of the ink outlines, too. Shout Factory’s darker overall tint is fine, but there’s a lot of detail missing in the moody shots, due to soupy shadows and greyish blacks. Chris’ theory is that the image was mastered using PC levels (0=black, 255=white), instead of television levels (16=black, 235=white), which makes sense. I found that I could pretty easily mitigate the problem by sticking the caps in Photoshop and sliding the middle RGB input a tad to the left. Shout Factory had the visual information they needed; something just went wrong during production. The print damage and general wear is a bit more prevalent than expected, considering the extensive remastering, though compression artefacts are minimal, in part because Shout Factory separated the 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 transfers onto separate discs. I actually find the grain and scratches charming, myself – they add character to this plucky movie.

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#1104240
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Techniques and ways of fixing Black Crush or Crushed Blacks
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with nightmare on elm street box set i don’t know how many films in the original series have black crush. i don’t know if 1 or new nightmare have black crush but it looks like throughout 2-6 do. i look up caps from 2-6 and it looks like every cap on caps-a-holic.com has black crush making the colors look wrong and other issues maybe too. it also doesn’t help the sequels aren’t on separate discs this is why i don’t want to get the blu rays. also one other minor grip 1 5 6 aren’t uncut.

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#1103720
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Techniques and ways of fixing Black Crush or Crushed Blacks
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I wish the black crush in the nightmare on elm street blu ray box set was fixed and whatever else maybe wrong with the set same goes for ghostbusters one maybe two don’t know about two. Also if you can’t fix the things adywan missed on his edit of empire could you ask someone else if they could do it? please reply to both.