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by chenlung
19 Jul 2014, 02:27
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: The big Bullets debate : "The Death of Hardcopy"
Replies: 28
Views: 12924

Digital and Hard copy

I don't mind digital rentals, but I don't think I would buy one. Here's my opinion on the issue (hopefully I haven't mistaken, or missed anything): Digital Pros Re-claimable from account (e.g. if lost) Updates for improvements Instant Cons (Some points perhaps limited to major retailers such as iTun...
by chenlung
10 May 2012, 19:37
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Cantonese/Mandarin soundtrack differences
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Re: Cantonese/Mandarin soundtrack differences

'Black Mask' is known to have two Chinese-language versions with differing sound effects: Compare the early Mandarin (Taiwanese and Singapore LDs - according to Spannick) and the English export (Spanish DVD) versions with the Cantonese (Mei Ah remaster) and UK (BMG) versions. I updated the Wikipedia...
by chenlung
03 Oct 2011, 01:44
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Once Upon A Time In China & America R2 Spain Vs Germany
Replies: 35
Views: 15468

Re: Once Upon A Time In China & America R2 Spain Vs Germany

Salty, does the Spanish DVD feature different sound effects, did you notice?

Thanks.
by chenlung
05 Jul 2011, 15:32
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Jade Tiger: IVL(R3) vs Well Go USA(R1)
Replies: 4
Views: 4272

Re: Jade Tiger: IVL(R3) vs Well Go USA(R1)

Thanks! Regarding the first comparison, I was told it's called background marks, and all film materials have it (still not sure about all though) - you must use a filter to remove it. Perhaps they didn't (could be wrong). WGU looks a bit better, but loses information on all sides. Is it NTSC, or PAL...
by chenlung
13 May 2011, 21:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Five Deadly Venoms Dragon Dynasty Blu-Ray Screencaps
Replies: 21
Views: 6481

Re: Five Deadly Venoms Dragon Dynasty Blu-Ray Screencaps

Thanks salty ;).

Looks great :) ! My only complaint would be faces looks a little bit waxy in some shots (slightly odd-looking noise too at times) :P .

Unusually, you can see the film corners on the left side too.
by chenlung
22 Apr 2011, 01:46
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Royal Warriors Blu-Ray Screencaps
Replies: 28
Views: 6424

Re: Royal Warriors Blu-Ray Screencaps

There's also the German DVD.

Not sure about the English subtitle quality (was desperate to re-do them before its release), but it otherwise appears to tick the boxes (remastered progressive video and mono Cantonese/English/German audio).
by chenlung
17 Apr 2011, 00:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Hitman Blu-Ray Caps
Replies: 28
Views: 6755

Re: Hitman Blu-Ray Caps

no disrespect Chenlung but you seem to have made it your mission in life to nitpick every asian movie release going whether it be dvd/vhs/blu-ray whatever.don't you ever put to one side this seeming obsession on whether the trailer on a shaw bros release is interlaced and actually sit down and enjo...
by chenlung
17 Apr 2011, 00:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Hitman Blu-Ray Caps
Replies: 28
Views: 6755

Re: Hitman Blu-Ray Caps

bradavon wrote:Really? Interesting, thanks. Any links to back that up?
It may not be entirely conclusive though (http://adg.invisionzone.com/index.php?s ... entry36893).

Columbia's DVD was said to have the best video quality.
by chenlung
16 Apr 2011, 19:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Hitman Blu-Ray Caps
Replies: 28
Views: 6755

Re: Hitman Blu-Ray Caps

Appears to be an upscale. Does every HK release that's not perfect have to be an upscale? An upscale is a SD resolution upscaled to 720p/1080i/1080p, much like a DVD Player can do. I don't see any of that here. I do see DNR though. Given it's age, it looks perfectly acceptable. If there's a smudge ...
by chenlung
15 Apr 2011, 23:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Hitman Blu-Ray Caps
Replies: 28
Views: 6755

Re: Hitman Blu-Ray Caps

Appears to be an upscale.
by chenlung
02 Apr 2011, 18:38
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Black Mask HK Blu-Ray screencaps
Replies: 39
Views: 5729

Re: Black Mask HK Blu-Ray screencaps

Anyway, back to Black Mask.
by chenlung
01 Apr 2011, 19:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: My Father Is A Hero HK Blu-Ray Caps
Replies: 11
Views: 3171

Re: My Father Is A Hero HK Blu-Ray Caps

DangerousLeeHandsome wrote:Does anyone here own the German blu-ray? I wonder how that one compares to this one...
Upscale, I believe.
by chenlung
31 Mar 2011, 22:26
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: My Father Is A Hero HK Blu-Ray Caps
Replies: 11
Views: 3171

Re: My Father Is A Hero HK Blu-Ray Caps

Thanks salty :). This looks rather good (maybe the colours look a little off though)! I'm quite surprised that it appears to be genuine HD (strange how other Mei Ah titles such as 'Full Throttle' were upscaled) . It would be interesting to compare the forthcoming Dragon Dynasty Blu-Ray (using the D...
by chenlung
31 Mar 2011, 22:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: My Father Is A Hero HK Blu-Ray Caps
Replies: 11
Views: 3171

Re: My Father Is A Hero HK Blu-Ray Caps

bradavon wrote:
chenlung wrote:It would be interesting to compare the forthcoming Dragon Dynasty Blu-Ray (using the Dimension version).
English only = Epic fail.
Yeah, but I'm just talking about the image :).
by chenlung
31 Mar 2011, 19:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: My Father Is A Hero HK Blu-Ray Caps
Replies: 11
Views: 3171

Re: My Father Is A Hero HK Blu-Ray Caps

Thanks salty :). This looks rather good (maybe the colours look a little off though)! I'm quite surprised that it appears to be genuine HD (strange how other Mei Ah titles such as 'Full Throttle' were upscaled). It would be interesting to compare the forthcoming Dragon Dynasty Blu-Ray (using the Dim...
by chenlung
31 Mar 2011, 13:33
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Black Mask HK Blu-Ray screencaps
Replies: 39
Views: 5729

Re: Black Mask HK Blu-Ray screencaps

Upscale, it appears.

Think Sony BMG still have the rights, but I would like a re-release. Were Distant Horizon responsible for international distribution?
by chenlung
26 Feb 2011, 16:48
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Official "Dragon Dynasty" Thread!
Replies: 2477
Views: 159351

Re: The Official "Dragon Dynasty" Thread!

grim_tales wrote:Yeah, 36th Chamber was interlaced AFAIK, I think that had dubtitles despite the DVD having proper subs :?
It was actually reported to be PAL>NTSC.
by chenlung
03 Jan 2011, 01:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Righting Wrongs - R0HK vs R1US vs R3HK
Replies: 5
Views: 2451

Re: Righting Wrongs - R0HK vs R1US vs R3HK

Image: JS (bitrate is likely the reason for softer image).
Audio: Draw?
Subtitles: DD (better presented, but not re-translated like Tai Seng).
Extras: DD (subtitled and more of them).
by chenlung
28 Sep 2010, 23:19
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Cine-Asia releasing DD titles in the UK..
Replies: 223
Views: 22193

Re: Cine-Asia releasing DD titles in the UK..

Asian cinema certainly has a fetish for horse-falls.
by chenlung
23 Sep 2010, 17:38
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: All Men Are Brothers IVL Reg.3 Vs Well Go USA Blu-Ray
Replies: 9
Views: 2899

Re: All Men Are Brothers IVL Reg.3 Vs Well Go USA Blu-Ray

I wrote WellGo asking about it a few days ago. Silence from them...
I'd phone them (I had done previously to discuss the issues with them) - there's contact details on their website.
by chenlung
17 Sep 2010, 22:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: The Man From Hong Kong: R2 vs. R3 vs. NEW R4
Replies: 11
Views: 3627

Re: The Man From Hong Kong: R2 vs. R3 vs. NEW R4

Subtitle translation is by Fortune Star (more accurate - namely what Sammo's character says).
by chenlung
07 Sep 2010, 21:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: All Men Are Brothers IVL Reg.3 Vs Well Go USA Blu-Ray
Replies: 9
Views: 2899

Re: All Men Are Brothers IVL Reg.3 Vs Well Go USA Blu-Ray

Just got round to watching this and unsurprisingly there are some issues,at least there is with my player. My TV flags disc up as 1080p, my oppo player set to auto.however when watching in this mode there is frame stutter,almost as if it's in slow motion at times.i switched my player to source dire...
by chenlung
05 Sep 2010, 10:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: All Men Are Brothers IVL Reg.3 Vs Well Go USA Blu-Ray
Replies: 9
Views: 2899

Re: All Men Are Brothers IVL Reg.3 Vs Well Go USA Blu-Ray

Thanks!

Comments? Is this the first proper presentation from Well Go (progressive, re-translated)?
by chenlung
14 Aug 2010, 17:51
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Fong Sai-Yuk Dimens. R1 Vs D. Dyn. R1 Vs Universe Remastered
Replies: 85
Views: 9799

Re: Fong Sai-Yuk Dimens. R1 Vs D. Dyn. R1 Vs Universe Remast

So you're saying that Fist of Legend and Tai Chi Master suffer from the same or different flaws? Brake it down for us eejits. :D Yeah, both suffer from the same blending. Just saying there's not going to be a difference detecting it between LCDs/CRTs, and that blending and blurring at different thi...
by chenlung
14 Aug 2010, 14:42
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Fong Sai-Yuk Dimens. R1 Vs D. Dyn. R1 Vs Universe Remastered
Replies: 85
Views: 9799

Re: Fong Sai-Yuk Dimens. R1 Vs D. Dyn. R1 Vs Universe Remast

I watched 'Tai Chi Master' UK DVD on the CRT and noticed the blending (hideous). Blurring is something different (similar to the effects of DVNR), where as blending is what happens here (fields from each original frame colliding with each other). LCDs have a fixed rate (which I watched 'Fist Of Lege...