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Re: Bruce Lee Movies coming to Blu-Ray

Unread post by romerojpg » 30 Jul 2009, 21:41

Well he is the Ultimate Bruce fan, so why not :D

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Unread post by saltysam » 30 Jul 2009, 21:42

bradavon wrote:In less than 24 hours you've gone from no thanks to why not :D.
No i went from unsure to came to my senses :wink:
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Unread post by saltysam » 30 Jul 2009, 21:56

grim_tales wrote:Oh, right ;) Can't remember how long TBB is, TBH.
BOSS is about 94/95 minutes long at PAL speed.
I found that when BOSS was submitted to the BBFC in 1972 it was 105 minutes long. Could this be the Mandarin print?
there's an alleged blu-ray rip of Big Boss knocking about.gives a runtime of 99mins 41secs.
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Unread post by gasteropod » 30 Jul 2009, 23:05

Is it just me or do they not look high-def...

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Unread post by bradavon » 31 Jul 2009, 01:03

It's you. These are Bruce Lee films remember. Thanks Salty. Please post FOF next.

They look great to me. Clearly the same masters as the Fortune Star DVDs.

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Unread post by Shingster » 31 Jul 2009, 01:30

Didn't fortune star originally use excessive noise removal techniques on the print damage? Might explain why the transfer looks so soft. Colours look oversaturated as well.

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Unread post by Markgway » 31 Jul 2009, 07:10

Shingster wrote:Colours look oversaturated as well.
That was my first impression.

Even the grass looks red.
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Unread post by saltysam » 31 Jul 2009, 07:46

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In case i confused anyone these captures and TBB ones are from 720p rips of the BD's so obviously not the real deal.i don't have a BD drive! however i thought they were worth posting to give us all an idea of the quality of transfer used.
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Unread post by grim_tales » 31 Jul 2009, 08:55

Those captures look very good to me :)

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Unread post by bradavon » 31 Jul 2009, 10:59

Really? The FOF ones look rough.
Markgway wrote:That was my first impression.
Fortune Star do love their over saturation :D. Haven't all their transfers been this way?
Markgway wrote:Even the grass looks red.
It looks like over saturated brown to me, as it should be (as in brown).

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Unread post by Markgway » 31 Jul 2009, 22:40

bradavon wrote:Really? The FOF ones look rough.
Agreed. Those caps do NOT look anything like HD quality.

Not criticizing Sam, just saying that I hope they aren't representative of the overall quality.

On the plus side, the colours are much more natural.
Markgway wrote:Even the grass looks red.
bradavon wrote:It looks like over saturated brown to me, as it should be (as in brown).
Huh?
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Unread post by bradavon » 31 Jul 2009, 23:46

The grass looks brown as in no water but lots of sun.

It is weird how the TBB ones are over saturated but the FOF ones are the complete opposite.

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Unread post by Markgway » 01 Aug 2009, 08:39

bradavon wrote:The grass looks brown as in no water but lots of sun.
I getcha now. Yes, the grass is dried, but even so... too red.
It is weird how the TBB ones are over saturated but the FOF ones are the complete opposite.
I know which I prefer.
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Unread post by bradavon » 01 Aug 2009, 12:55

I prefer the TBB ones but purely because the FOF ones look so utterly rough but overall neither are perfect. The FOF one doesn't look at all HD and for £19 I expect it to look at least a bit like HD.

Salty, are these captures accurate?

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bradavon wrote:I prefer the TBB ones but purely because the FOF ones look so utterly rough but overall neither are perfect.
I meant I know which colour palette I prefer.
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Unread post by saltysam » 01 Aug 2009, 15:07

bradavon wrote:
Salty, are these captures accurate?
I Said many posts up these captures are from 720p BD rips.Obviously the blu-ray itself will have far better resolution than this.i'm only posting them to give people an idea of the transfer used for these releases :) have a couple more from TBB


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Unread post by bradavon » 01 Aug 2009, 15:21

saltysam wrote:I Said many posts up these captures are from 720p BD rips.Obviously the blu-ray itself will have far better resolution than this.i'm only posting them to give people an idea of the transfer used for these releases :) have a couple more from TBB
My question was in response to that. Even taking that into account it still doesn't explain why FOF looks so different. Sure we don't want it but you'd think they'd bolster the colours on FOF too. FOF looks worse than my HKL PE DVD!

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Unread post by saltysam » 01 Aug 2009, 15:24

it's not been pinkified by the looks of things though
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Unread post by romerojpg » 01 Aug 2009, 15:37

Or just wait till the fnal product until getting all worked up B :lol:

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Unread post by bradavon » 01 Aug 2009, 16:13

This looks pretty final to me. The Western versions won't be seen for years, unless Fox happens to release. Who on earth is going to release them in The UK? I'm not paying £19 for FOF though no.

p.s - At Salty, true.

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Unread post by Markgway » 01 Aug 2009, 20:43

Sam, can you confirm the region coding?
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Unread post by grim_tales » 01 Aug 2009, 21:55

The opening shot (Bruce in the rain) looks a bit hazy, the second shot looks good, as does the screen with text on it.

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Unread post by Shingster » 02 Aug 2009, 00:18

bradavon wrote:This looks pretty final to me. The Western versions won't be seen for years, unless Fox happens to release. Who on earth is going to release them in The UK? I'm not paying £19 for FOF though no.
I would imagine any distributor who releases asian films (CineAsia, Icon, Metrodome, etc) would be very interested in releasing the Lee films on BD over here. I'd say that the only HK classics that are a sure thing to come out in HD over here are The Big Boss and Fist of Fury, as Bruce Lee films have always been priority releases, they were on DVD and they will be on BD.

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