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Hard Boiled :: R0HK vs R1US vs R2DE vs R2FR vs R0UK vs R2NO

Unread post by thelostdragon » 25 May 2006, 01:15

R0 - MeiAh Remastered (HK)
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R1 - WinStar/Fox Lorbor Films (USA)
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R2 - e-m-s (Germany)
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R2 - HK Vidéo (France)
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R0 - Tartan (UK)
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R2 - Scanbox (Norway)
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R0 - MeiAh Remastered (HK)
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R1 - WinStar/Fox Lorbor Films (USA)
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R2 - e-m-s (Germany)
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R2 - HK Vidéo (France)
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R0 - Tartan (UK)
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R2 - Scanbox (Norway)
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R0 - MeiAh Remastered (HK)
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R1 - WinStar/Fox Lorbor Films (USA)
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R2 - e-m-s (Germany)
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R2 - HK Vidéo (France)
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R0 - Tartan (UK)
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R2 - Scanbox (Norway)
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R0 - MeiAh Remastered (HK)
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R1 - WinStar/Fox Lorbor Films (USA)
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R2 - e-m-s (Germany)
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R2 - HK Vidéo (France)
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R0 - Tartan (UK)
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R2 - Scanbox (Norway)
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R0 - MeiAh Remastered (HK)
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R1 - WinStar/Fox Lorbor Films (USA)
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R2 - e-m-s (Germany)
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R2 - HK Vidéo (France)
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R0 - Tartan (UK)
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R2 - Scanbox (Norway)
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R0 - MeiAh Remastered (HK)
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R1 - WinStar/Fox Lorbor Films (USA)
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R2 - e-m-s (Germany)
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R2 - HK Vidéo (France)
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R0 - Tartan (UK)
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R0 - MeiAh Remastered (HK)
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R1 - WinStar/Fox Lorbor Films (USA)
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R2 - e-m-s (Germany)
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R2 - HK Vidéo (France)
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R0 - Tartan (UK)
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R0 - MeiAh Remastered (HK)
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R1 - WinStar/Fox Lorbor Films (USA)
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R2 - e-m-s (Germany)
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R2 - HK Vidéo (France)
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R0 - Tartan (UK)
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R0 - MeiAh Remastered (HK)
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R1 - WinStar/Fox Lorbor Films (USA)
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R2 - e-m-s (Germany)
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R2 - HK Vidéo (France)
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R0 - Tartan (UK)
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Unread post by tom2681 » 25 May 2006, 01:17

Dude, aren't you asleep yet ? :D

OK, I'll provide some french caps.
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Unread post by tom2681 » 25 May 2006, 01:42

Note:
You made it too difficult. I couldn't find the exact frames. :?

Wow, I guess it's not the same print afterall.

Overall, the German DVD looks a bit too saturated (skin tones are off) but it's still very good.
Extremely sharp too, sharper than the HK Vidéo disc in some shots.

I wish I knew why the german picture is yellow and why the HK Vidéo picture is blue. :lol:

The cap where Philip Kwok drops his mag is completely oversaturated.

http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... HBHKV1.jpg
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... HBHKV2.jpg
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... HBHKV3.jpg
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... HBHKV4.jpg
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... HBHKV5.jpg
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... HBHKV6.jpg
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... HBHKV7.jpg
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... HBHKV8.jpg
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... HBHKV9.jpg
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Unread post by Markgway » 25 May 2006, 03:23

LD, edit Tom's French caps in and tomorrow I'll add Tartan ones. If no one gets there before me, because it'll be PM.
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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 25 May 2006, 07:55

I'll post R0UK Tartan remastered caps in the weekend.


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Unread post by HungFist » 25 May 2006, 09:20

What the hell? I thought Tartan was all blue, and HK Video less blue. I couldn't believe my eyes. I even checked my tartan dvd and Eva's caps are definitely correct.

Tom, are those dvdbeaver HK Video caps accurate?

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Unread post by thelostdragon » 25 May 2006, 11:22

OK, added the caps.
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Unread post by bradavon » 25 May 2006, 12:01

Unsurprisingly the Frenchie has it.

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Unread post by tom2681 » 25 May 2006, 14:20

Close call, IMO.

-German DVD is too grainy and too saturated.
-HK Vidéo DVD might be too blueish.
-Tartan DVD's too soft.

@Hungfist:
Since when are DVDBeaver accurate ? :lol:
I think their Tartan caps are screwed-up.

@LD:
Don't forget to add "vs R2FR" in the title.
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Unread post by HungFist » 25 May 2006, 14:47

Beaver's Tartan caps seem accurate, I checked myself. I think it's their HKV caps that are not correct. None of them show the blue tint

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Unread post by tom2681 » 25 May 2006, 14:52

Weird, I'll try to compare the Beaver HKV with mine.
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Unread post by tom2681 » 25 May 2006, 14:57

Beaver:
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Mine:
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Why my cap looks 10 times better than the DVD-Beaver cap I don't know. :lol:

Apparently they can't be trusted.
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Unread post by HungFist » 25 May 2006, 15:08

In our comparison HKV looks blue, Tartan doesn't
In Beavers's comparison Tartan looks blue, HKV doesn't

Yet all caps seem more or less accurate. Go figure...

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Unread post by tom2681 » 25 May 2006, 15:16

I trust us. :lol:
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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 25 May 2006, 16:52

Look at what such a mess the MeiAh remaster is. Brad, you have no excuse not to upgrade now to the Tartan CE.

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Unread post by Markgway » 25 May 2006, 17:05

I think anyone owning the Tartan or HKV (if French) should be happy.
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Unread post by bradavon » 25 May 2006, 18:43

EvaUnit02 wrote:Look at what such a mess the MeiAh remaster is. Brad, you have no excuse not to upgrade now to the Tartan CE.
I do. I upgraded about 6 months ago and traded my Mei Ah.

Why DVD Beaver used such small captures is beyond me.

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Unread post by gojensen » 29 May 2006, 11:32

Oh my! Stop posting images of HB! It SO makes me wanna go home and watch this flick instead of the all other BS I have to do!!!

On that note... the French and partly German disc looks great.

Does the German disc have original audio? (English subs?) And where would you folks suggest I get these discs from? I gotta have'm both... :lol:
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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 29 May 2006, 11:57

Amazon.fr I'd imagine for the French release, dunno about the German disc though since it's probably FSK-18 and thus not sold at mainstream shops.

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Unread post by thelostdragon » 29 May 2006, 13:42

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Unread post by jimmyscab » 29 May 2006, 13:49

Disappointment, i thought the Tartan CE looked a lot better than that!

The French looks lovely.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 29 May 2006, 23:57

Personally I think the Tartan CE looks excellent, I might double-dip depending how the Dragon Dynasty release turns out.

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Unread post by bradavon » 30 May 2006, 13:54

jimmyscab wrote:Disappointment, i thought the Tartan CE looked a lot better than that!
It does. You're looking at screen captures, which only tell part of the story.

They should be used as a indicator NOT the 100% reason to decide which to get. (Well written) Reviews tell you much more.

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Unread post by gojensen » 21 Oct 2006, 19:27

I took comparison shots from the new Nordic Scanbox John Woo collection box sets; It's a bit soft, but there's no digital enhancing nor any restoration for that matter.

Here ya go... (I only bothered with the 5 first...)
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