The Living Daylights: R1 SE vs. R1 UE

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The Living Daylights: R1 SE vs. R1 UE

Unread post by captainjoe » 21 Nov 2006, 05:08

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The Living Daylights


Top: R1 SE
Bottom: R1 UE


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Well the film has a lot more contrast and darkness. In the night scenes it's slightly brighter. Although there is evidence
of contrast tweeking, there is absolutely no clipping or obvious white-out areas like those found in other titles like
Goldeneye and Live and Let Die. I think this is one title when Lowry did well. There are no gigantic tweekings and only
some scenes are changed when necassary. For example, the last capture looks pretty much the same minus slight EE.
Framing is opened up a little with more on the right. Thankfully, all the subtitles and captions are in place including
the missing ones from the SE.

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Unread post by Markgway » 21 Nov 2006, 13:28

The UE is less bright, has better contrasts, more detail where it counts (Dalton's face) and deeper colours.

I like it.
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Unread post by chenlung » 21 Nov 2006, 14:34

Noise reduction again, not much improvement.
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Unread post by captainjoe » 21 Nov 2006, 23:47

I don't think it's noise reduction. The old one has a lot of compression artifacts which may make the image look sharper on caps, but on an HDTV it looks extremely bad. These new DVDs have a lot of fine detail.
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Unread post by chenlung » 22 Nov 2006, 00:38

It just seems to be lacking in noise and sharpness effects but it maybe compression on the old one :) .

BTW, your first capture is off BTW if you've time to do it again :) .
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Unread post by Markgway » 22 Nov 2006, 05:37

Lol, Chenlung, you're such a whinger. :D
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Unread post by Ivan Drago » 22 Nov 2006, 14:11

Good to see the UE has the captions restored
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Unread post by captainjoe » 22 Nov 2006, 22:21

Yes, yes all in good time. I'm going away today until next week so on Monday I'll re-capture and add more etc.
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Unread post by Markgway » 23 Nov 2006, 02:15

I wouldn't bother with retaking the first cap... the improvement is already very apparent.
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Unread post by chenlung » 23 Nov 2006, 02:48

One of the main reasons is to see if they've been working with the same print and how much they've cleaned up using particular techniques e.t.c.
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Unread post by captainjoe » 10 Apr 2007, 23:03

Well after a few months I finally fixed it. Better? :P
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Unread post by Ivan Drago » 28 Nov 2008, 11:39

Just to clarify, the UE R1 has the subtitle for the sequence where the guard is seduced - "What kind of woman do you think I am???"
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Unread post by bradavon » 28 Nov 2008, 13:25

Does anyone else think this has a really poor villain and poor ending too? It spoils the film for me. License to Kill is much better.

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Unread post by Markgway » 28 Nov 2008, 17:13

Ivan Drago wrote:Just to clarify, the UE R1 has the subtitle for the sequence where the guard is seduced - "What kind of woman do you think I am???"
Yes.
Bradavon wrote:Does anyone else think this has a really poor villain and poor ending too?
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Unread post by bradavon » 29 Nov 2008, 00:29

Care to clarify? :D.

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Unread post by Markgway » 29 Nov 2008, 15:41

No.
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