The Killer: R2DE vs R1 vs R2UK vs R2FR vs R2Nordic vs R3HK

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The Killer: R2DE vs R1 vs R2UK vs R2FR vs R2Nordic vs R3HK

Unread post by tom2681 » 25 May 2006, 14:51

Note: The french HK Vidéo DVD contains both the theatrical cut and the extended taiwanese cut.
French subs are removable for the taiwanese cut (which contains burnt-in english subs).

R2DE:
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R1 Fox Lorber:
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HKL:
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HKV HK 1:
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R2Nordic:
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IVL:
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HKV EXT 1:
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R2DE:
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R1 Fox Lorber:
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HKL:
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HKV HK 2:
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R2Nordic:
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IVL:
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HKV EXT 2:
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R2DE:
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R1 Fox Lorber:
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HKL:
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HKV HK 3:
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R2Nordic:
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IVL:
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HKV EXT 3:
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R2DE:
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R1 Fox Lorber:
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HKL:
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HKV HK 4:
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R2Nordic:
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IVL:
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HKV EXT 4:
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R2DE:
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R1 Fox Lorber:
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HKL:
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HKV HK 5:
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R2Nordic:
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IVL:
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HKV EXT 5:
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The french transfer is quite dirty, but it's supposed to be the sharpest.
Fox Lorber: Soft picture and contrast boosting from Hell.

Despite some cropping, the HKV is still the best (so far).

EDIT:
Wow. Even though the IVL is sharper in some shots, the HK Vidéo disc still has the upper hand in others.

Overall I'd say:
1. IVL
2. HK Vidéo

3. HKL
4. HK Vidéo Extended

4. Everything Else.
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Unread post by tom2681 » 25 May 2006, 15:10

Thanks.
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Unread post by bradavon » 25 May 2006, 15:20

Neither looks great but the Frenchie has it. How about the IVL and HKL?

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Unread post by tom2681 » 25 May 2006, 15:28

LD has the HKL, Eva has the IVL.
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Unread post by bradavon » 25 May 2006, 16:47

Eva has both

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 25 May 2006, 16:55

Yeah, don't bother with the HKL LD, I'll post that.

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Unread post by thelostdragon » 25 May 2006, 17:30

OK. Will post caps of the German disc in a few hours. For now, I'm out to the theatre.
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Unread post by tom2681 » 25 May 2006, 17:33

Have fun. :)
Watcha watchin' ?
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Unread post by thelostdragon » 25 May 2006, 17:37

Thanks. X-Men 3.
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Unread post by Markgway » 25 May 2006, 19:05

When you said theatre I thought you meant stage.
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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 26 May 2006, 03:20

That's a shame. Jerry Springer: The Musical is supposed to be quite good.


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Unread post by tom2681 » 26 May 2006, 13:44

Ouch, not good.
Thanks LD.

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Unread post by tom2681 » 26 May 2006, 13:50

Some HKL or IVL might be good.
Let's see what Eva has in stock.
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Unread post by Markgway » 27 May 2006, 02:08

None of those posted so far look good to me.

The French is the best of a sloppy bunch.

I'd be surprised if the HKL isn't better... doesn't have much to beat.
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Unread post by thelostdragon » 27 May 2006, 02:22

You know, out of all the ones posted by now, the German one has the most colour in it, doesn't it?

It's still bad, though. The HKL has great video quality. Unfortunately, the audio is kinda winching/cranking.
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Unread post by grim_tales » 27 May 2006, 09:55

Wasn't the French DVD of the Taiwan cut taken from a workprint?

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 27 May 2006, 11:19

I'll start working on the IVL and HKL now.

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Unread post by thelostdragon » 27 May 2006, 11:22

You better! :D
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Unread post by IronMonkey » 27 May 2006, 12:17

I don't really understand why everyone says the HKL is so great picture-wise. From what I can remember (its a while since I saw it) it was a mess in a few scenes with too much digital noise & massive compression artefacts.

I remember this from when I watched it on my 24" widescreen. I dread to think what its going to look like on my new 37" plasma. :(
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Unread post by tom2681 » 27 May 2006, 12:22

The HKL is cropped and blurry (just like many of their 2002-2003 releases), but it might have better brightness and contrast levels than the HK Vidéo.
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Unread post by tom2681 » 27 May 2006, 12:35

Thanks, Eva.

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Unread post by tom2681 » 27 May 2006, 12:42

As expected, it's a close battle between HK Vidéo and IVL.
HKL is blurry as hell.
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