Hana-bi - R3K vs. R4

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Hana-bi - R3K vs. R4

Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 27 Nov 2006, 16:31

Hana-bi - R3K (2002, Spectrum) vs. R4 Director's Suite (2005, Madman)

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Time signatures (PAL) for caps 3-6:-
0:34:35
0:39:40
0:43:29
1:16:15

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Unread post by grim_tales » 27 Nov 2006, 16:57

The colours on the R4 are a lot stronger. It looks much better.

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Unread post by slasher13 » 27 Nov 2006, 17:06

r4 looks to me more softer, the korean version is more sharper in my eyes. Also i prefer the colour balance in korean rather than Madman version. To me Korean version wins out... (and I have it). The Korean version is a port of the japanese version I seem to recall.

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Unread post by Shingster » 27 Nov 2006, 17:11

R4 is identical to the R2uk and R2fr, ie a heavily contrast boosted, colour manipulated transfer that does not accurately reflect the proper look of the film - whereas the r2j, r3k and I believe the r3thai all do. All Kitano's films pre-Dolls suffer from similar problems on R4.

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Unread post by HungFist » 27 Nov 2006, 17:18

R4 looks awful.

R3K and R3thai should both be ports of the R2J. I've got the R2J, Jompis has the Thai disc. I'm too lazy to do caps as I'm 99,9% sure they're identical to R3K. But if someone wants/needs them, then I'll do them.

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Unread post by Markgway » 27 Nov 2006, 17:48

The Korean definately offers the better image option.
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Unread post by BiscLimpkit » 27 Nov 2006, 19:06

Gotta love the sheer erotisism of the Korean R3...
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Unread post by HungFist » 27 Nov 2006, 19:17

BiscLimpkit wrote:Gotta love the sheer erotisism of the Korean R3...
Cheap hooker compared to my R2J 8)

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Unread post by Lourdes » 27 Nov 2006, 22:59

Korean discs even has better subs.

Why do the comparison by the way, we already knew it was the same as other PAL releases.

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Unread post by BiscLimpkit » 27 Nov 2006, 23:05

I didn't... :oops:
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Unread post by tom2681 » 27 Nov 2006, 23:29

Not everyone is all-knowing, Lourdes. :D

I can confirm that the french release is like the R4.
Blurry picture, wrong colour scheme.
I used to be "the man who loves the movies you hate".
Now I'm just "that weird french guy with a cat avatar who comes to BnB once a year for no reason and then disappears again".

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 27 Nov 2006, 23:57

Lourdes wrote:Why do the comparison by the way
Cuz I felt like it.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 28 Nov 2006, 00:23

tom2681 wrote:Not everyone is all-knowing, Lourdes. :D

I can confirm that the french release is like the R4.
Blurry picture, wrong colour scheme.
Omnipotence is a burden sometimes. :(

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