007: Diamonds Are Forever - UK R2 (SE) vs UK R2 (UE)

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007: Diamonds Are Forever - UK R2 (SE) vs UK R2 (UE)

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Right as requested by Shaken, Not Stirred. I decided to do this one next, though not a fan favourite it has its good moments by Connery and another good John Barry music score.

Lets start it off with the Gunbarrel

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Overall the UE looks better on a big screen cos of the less grain and MPEG artifacts but I question the colour timing on Bond's face in the lift fight!

Also yet again the credits have been squashed a little, its very obvious on the picture of the Cat which is the start of the Credits sequence, unless the SE is squashed which I don't think so, even though on the SE the final shot it does look a bit fat.
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Post by bradavon »

Do you own all the Bond SEs? Are you going to keep them?

The UE is better but the SE is also good.

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bradavon wrote:Do you own all the Bond SEs? Are you going to keep them?
I do indeed have the SE's, I did put it on ebay once but it didn't go for what I wanted it to and to make it worse many others got far more than mine, even afterwards!

Are you interested in them or something brad? :P
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Sorry afraid not. I'm not a big enough fan.

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Post by Markgway »

Overall the UE is slightly better on most caps, except the one with the squashed pussy and the one in which Bond turns into a beetroot.
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Markgway wrote:Overall the UE is slightly better on most caps, except the one with the squashed pussy and the one in which Bond turns into a beetroot.
:lol: squashed pussy, trust you to go for the crude term Mark :lol:
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Why I never meant it like that.... you just have a dirty mind is all..........



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Markgway wrote:Why I never meant it like that.... you just have a dirty mind is all..........



:wink:
:lol:

Back to business, the UE does have some filtering done on grain as the Cat now looks soft and lacking fine detail, look at its whisker's.

Whoever did the colour correction on the lift fight should be shot as both Bond and Peter Franks look like they'been out in the sun for 8 hours non stop.
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Post by Shaken, Not Stirred »

Thanks again for the caps. I'm really looking forward to the R1 release :)
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Post by 007 »

As I can see, Lowry Digital have done miracles. :P
If you could see the new Dr.No's transfer, you will be surprised.

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Post by chenlung »

Well, SE is sharper but that could be down to very slight edge enhancement.

Damn those fuckers in the colour-department!
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Post by captainjoe »

My copy of the R1 UE doesn't have that huge red hue in Bond's face during the lift fight.

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Post by Markgway »

Whoa! The R1 is MUCH better.
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