Once Upon A Time In China 3: HKL vs IVL vs HK Vidéo

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Once Upon A Time In China 3: HKL vs IVL vs HK Vidéo

Unread post by tom2681 » 11 May 2006, 15:46

HKL and IVL caps borrowed from DVD-Heaven.
The original comparison can be found here:
http://web12.dvd2web.de/ouatic/ouatic.htm
(hope they don't mind).

HKL:
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IVL:
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HK Vidéo:
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Yes. I know it's not the exact same frame.
I think the HKV disc isn't too bad considering that it didn't use an HD print.

HKL:
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IVL:
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HK Vidéo:
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The HK Vidéo disc uses a Media Asia print with different (warmer) colours.

HKL:
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IVL:
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HK Vidéo:
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From a purely technical point of view, I'd say IVL is the winner.
HKV picture is warmer and more pleasing to the eye overall.
HKL is vertically squished (it's not a screencap issue).
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Unread post by Markgway » 11 May 2006, 15:55

Easily IVL is the winner.

Followed by HKV then HKL.
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Unread post by grim_tales » 11 May 2006, 16:05

I like the warmer colours of the IVL better in those caps :?

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Unread post by tom2681 » 11 May 2006, 16:28

warmer colours of the IVL
Warmer ? The IVL is blueish. That's not exactly warm, is it ?
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Unread post by grim_tales » 11 May 2006, 16:41

:lol:
Doh! I meant to say HK Video ;) On the other hand the IVL image is clearly superior to the HKL.

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Unread post by Ray_Rogers » 16 Aug 2006, 12:16

I'd choose the IVL also. Might as well eventually buy the boxset. :wink:
(There are other IVL/Fortune Star boxsets I'm buying first.)
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Unread post by BiscLimpkit » 16 Aug 2006, 20:33

That IVL's a real turn on for me.
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Unread post by bradavon » 16 Aug 2006, 21:14

Agreed HKV is the best. I own the 3 HKL OUATIC DVDs and the box set. I now watch the box set and have kept the HKLs for the extras.

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Unread post by Markgway » 17 Aug 2006, 00:04

bradavon wrote:Agreed HKV is the best.
Agree with whom?

Everyone else prefers the IVL.
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Unread post by tom2681 » 17 Aug 2006, 01:12

Is Brad agreeing with me ?
That'd be a first... :D

Nah, the IVL really is the best, no doubt about it.
It just looks weird, blueish and washed-out, that's all.
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Unread post by Keung » 17 Aug 2006, 17:04

Jets face on the second cap is hilarious! Ordered the IVL set last week. :D
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Unread post by bradavon » 18 Aug 2006, 01:17

Tom2681 wrote:Is Brad agreeing with me ?
That'd be a first... :D
Yep I was. I like the HKV best as the warm colours are much nicer.

That said the actual IVL DVD doesn't look half as bad as the ones above.

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