Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

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Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby Beat TG » 08 Nov 2015, 02:17

The 2006 BD edition pretty much sucked due to MPEG-2 video encoding. However, two recent editions caught my attention: The German BD (claims to be the uncut version) and the newly released US re-issue by Anchor Bay/Starz, both encoded in MPEG-4 AVC. Anyone have these editions and could confirm superior picture quality to the 2006 release?

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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby luckystars » 08 Nov 2015, 10:48

Beat TG wrote:The 2006 BD edition pretty much sucked due to MPEG-2 video encoding. However, two recent editions caught my attention: The German BD (claims to be the uncut version) and the newly released US re-issue by Anchor Bay/Starz, both encoded in MPEG-4 AVC. Anyone have these editions and could confirm superior picture quality to the 2006 release?



I heard about that Anchor Bay release but not seen a comparison. Amazing there isn't a French blu. The uncut French DVD, and UK blu have been the only viable option for a long time
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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby luckystars » 09 Nov 2015, 08:13

Also on caps-a-holic the German edition looks pretty much the same. Different compression, same soft master
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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby saltysam » 09 Nov 2015, 12:43

i've got the german disc,if i remember rightly it looks a little better than the old uk one,not vastly though.
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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby Beat TG » 09 Nov 2015, 13:44

Thanks for the info, guys. Now it's on to the Achor Bay BD edition...

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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby luckystars » 10 Nov 2015, 15:36

Beat TG wrote:Thanks for the info, guys. Now it's on to the Achor Bay BD edition...


It looks quite cheap. Buy it and post some caps? :thumbs:
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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby Beat TG » 12 Nov 2015, 12:03

I'm actually considering it. I'll back for sure to post up some caps.

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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby saltysam » 12 Nov 2015, 13:22

Those Anchor Bay reissues of Fox titles are allegedly so barebones they don't even have a menu.The encoding may be improved hopefully.
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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby hanshotfirst1138 » 21 Nov 2015, 03:12

OK, catch me up very quickly, so all of the previous BDs of KOD have been crap? Why? Even the French one?!

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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby Beat TG » 22 Nov 2015, 02:42

All BD releases from 2006 were pretty much the same old crap, with the 2011 German BD release being a slight improvement. However the US re-issue by Anchor Bay remains a mystery (I might consider ordering it at some point though) and there's no French BD yet.

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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby hanshotfirst1138 » 25 Nov 2015, 20:37

So hang onto my old DVD?

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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby Beat TG » 04 Dec 2015, 13:55

Well, if anything you can just get the German BD since it's the only release that contains the uncut version.

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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby saltysam » 04 Dec 2015, 16:53

Beat TG wrote:Well, if anything you can just get the German BD since it's the only release that contains the uncut version.
i have it and am pretty certain it's the same version released everywhere,just encoded a little better.
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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby Markgway » 04 Dec 2015, 17:43

The French DVD I have is uncut.
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Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

Unread postby hanshotfirst1138 » 21 Apr 2016, 01:18

So was there every any word on if the Best Buy version looked any better? What's the best bet for this title? Is it a source materials issue, or just bad encoding?


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