Police Story HKL Reg. 2 Vs Dragon Dynasty Reg 1 Vs IVL Reg 3

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Police Story HKL Reg. 2 Vs Dragon Dynasty Reg 1 Vs IVL Reg 3

Unread post by saltysam » 12 Dec 2006, 15:54

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Menu Screens from the Dragon Dynasty release
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Unread post by tom2681 » 12 Dec 2006, 16:19

This is almost tempting.
I'd love to see a couple of subtitle samples.

HKL's / IVL's subs were quite poor.
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Unread post by RickyTheDragonSteamboat » 12 Dec 2006, 16:23

Hmmm. It could've looked better considering it's a DD release but oh well. It's a Fortune Star print alright. Am I correct in thinking it's a one disc affair? Amazon has it listed as a 2 disc set.

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Unread post by grim_tales » 12 Dec 2006, 16:26

Looks interesting, I might triple-dip (!) for the Bey/Ratner commentary.

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Unread post by saltysam » 12 Dec 2006, 16:31

HKL appears awfully cropped compared to the DD
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Unread post by saltysam » 12 Dec 2006, 16:31

RickyTheDragonSteamboat wrote:Hmmm. It could've looked better considering it's a DD release but oh well. It's a Fortune Star print alright. Am I correct in thinking it's a one disc affair? Amazon has it listed as a 2 disc set.
it's 1 disc

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Unread post by RickyTheDragonSteamboat » 12 Dec 2006, 16:32

Thanks!

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Unread post by Shingster » 12 Dec 2006, 16:39

saltysam wrote:HKL appears awfully cropped compared to the DD
If your idea of awfully cropped is a little off the bottom and a little off the sides, then you seriously need to re-evaluate your definitions.

I'm actually shocked at how close these images are, the DD is the clear winner but considering how much grief the HKL PS transfer gets, I was expecting the FS remastered print to be far, far superior. I guess it's PS2 that was the real mess.

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Unread post by saltysam » 12 Dec 2006, 16:43

looks very cropped to me but hey i'm no expert :D HKL looks darker as well.Never realised anyone had much of an issue with the HKL PS transfer,always thought PS2 was the problem :?

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Unread post by RickyTheDragonSteamboat » 12 Dec 2006, 16:50

I've always wondered why HKL's PS2 was so badly cropped. Was it because those greedy bastards at Media Asia purposely gave them a piss-poor DVD master?

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Unread post by saltysam » 12 Dec 2006, 17:14

check your 3rd cap Hung not getting an image from it.
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Unread post by gasteropod » 12 Dec 2006, 17:22

I think the fleshtones in the DD are too pink. This is an Asian film! IVL for me. (Which I own).

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Unread post by HungFist » 12 Dec 2006, 17:23

Sorry, fixed.

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Unread post by RickyTheDragonSteamboat » 12 Dec 2006, 17:36

gasteropod wrote:I think the fleshtones in the DD are too pink. This is an Asian film! IVL for me. (Which I own).
True. The IVL looks better but I wouldn't get the DD for the picture quality anyways. I just want the extras. that's where the disc really shines.

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Unread post by Markgway » 12 Dec 2006, 18:05

DD is excessively grainy, suffers from blooming (look at the VHS in the second cap), but is better framed, unsqueezed, and slightly sharper. Not the massive improvement I was hoping for... if I buy this it will depend on the original mono quality and the subtitles. Sam could you gives us info on the latter two issues please, thx.

Edit: IVL has the best image of the three, but OOS sound. Does anyone know if Joy Sales have fixed the sync for their reissue?

Edit: My mistake. It's the Project A set they've reissued. I guess the Police Story set will be soon.
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Unread post by bradavon » 12 Dec 2006, 19:32

Yuck the DD is a mess.

The HKL is way better but the IVL is way better again. Personally I'd get the cheap as chips HKL for the extras and IVL for the film, screw the DD.

Not that I'd get any version as both PS and PS2 are very overrated, decent enough but no more. Not keepers (IMO).

But then if you guys think the PS IVL is OOS fair enough. I doubt I'd notice it. It's not like Eastern Condors where many people seem to notice it.

I can understand why people own 2 versions of the same film but why 3???
grim_tales wrote:I might triple-dip (!) for the Bey/Ratner commentary.
Out of interest why? Surely the HKL Bey one is fine.
Does anyone know if Joy Sales have fixed the sync for their reissue?
They're re-issuing it? Are any others coming? I'd love a PS3 separate DVD.

p.s - Thanks Salty.

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Unread post by saltysam » 12 Dec 2006, 19:39

who owns 3 versions :? not me. gotta disagree though the IVL has the best pq DD is much better framed than the HKL :) will watch it tomorrow anyway for a definitive opinion. 8)

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Unread post by tom2681 » 12 Dec 2006, 19:55

I don't want to ask too much of you, Salty, but...
I'd like to have a specific subtitle sample:

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Just before this scene, when Jackie is walking on the bridge with Brigitte, the conversation goes like this:
-I'm just concerned for your safety.
-I don't need your help, you fool !

In the Megastar subs, she calls him a parasite (which is much funnier).

What does she say to him in the new DD subtitles ?
Thanks. :)

I might quadruple-dip if the subs have been improved. :lol:
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Unread post by saltysam » 12 Dec 2006, 20:05

got an approximate timing for that scene tom?

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Unread post by bradavon » 12 Dec 2006, 20:05

saltysam wrote:who owns 3 versions :? not me.
I only realised after posting, sorry. Tom owns THREE :| :drunken:
saltysam wrote:gotta disagree though the IVL has the best pq DD is much better framed than the HKL :) will watch it tomorrow anyway for a definitive opinion. 8)
DD maybe better framed than the HKL but it still looks like a dodgy VCD :D

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Unread post by saltysam » 12 Dec 2006, 20:06

like a VCD you exaggerate Brad :D
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Unread post by tom2681 » 12 Dec 2006, 20:08

@Sam:

24th minute (PAL).
~26th minute NTSC.

Brigitte and Jackie crossing a bridge.
He says something to her, she turns back and answers.

Thanks in advance. :)

EDIT: The screenshot I've given you is for reference only. The exchange I'm interested in happens a few shots before that.
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Unread post by bradavon » 12 Dec 2006, 20:09

saltysam wrote:like a VCD you exaggerate Brad :D
There's such a thing as a non-dodgy VCD? Okay there is but they're very rare.

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