Kwaidan - R2UK vs. R4

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Kwaidan - R2UK vs. R4

Unread post by Lourdes » 28 Aug 2007, 12:24

R2UK is progressive NTSC

Thanks to Eva for the R4 caps.

R2UK Top, R4 Bottom

Subtitle Sample (IGNORE PQ):

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Unread post by bradavon » 30 Aug 2007, 13:40

I guess we're still waiting for R4 caps?

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 30 Aug 2007, 14:27

bradavon wrote:I guess we're still waiting for R4 caps?
Yeah, I'll post em in the weekend, when I have the time.

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Unread post by bradavon » 31 Aug 2007, 15:21

No rush.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 14 Sep 2007, 17:09

R4 caps finally added, typical New Zealander. :roll:


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The R4 has the look of a VHS sourced-DVD even though it isn't, it's dull and flat. The R2UK almost looked like it has had levels boosted but in the context of the whole film it all looks perfectly correct to me. There's just the stark contrast between releases that makes it look unnatural.
I also much prefer the white subs. WTF is with anime companies (and Madman as a whole) still doing that? Yes back on VHS they were more suitable, not anymore.

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Unread post by bradavon » 14 Sep 2007, 18:10

The Aussies love their yellow subs, it's as simple as that. In all the polls over at the Madman forums Yellow almost universally wins. I agree it sucks but there you go. Madman only use white on B&W films.

As for the DVDs it's obvious they come from the same master. I've no idea what you mean that it looks like it was sourced from VHS, the R4 looks nothing like VHS.

The big difference I see is in the colours and not having seen the film I do not know which is more accurate. I don't think either looks bad. I'd even say the flatter colours suit the look of the film.

The UK DVD as you say looks look it's been heavily boosted but I've no idea if it's supposed to look like that or not? Based on those captures I'd give it to the R4. I don't much like the contrast boosting.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 14 Sep 2007, 22:47

It'a good thing that everybody knows to ignore your opinion.

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Unread post by HungFist » 14 Sep 2007, 23:03

Lourdes wrote:It'a good thing that everybody knows to ignore your opinion.
I kinda learned that already before this :lol:

No offense Brad :D

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 15 Sep 2007, 03:15

Easy one, Eureka wins. The colours have been manipulated, but as Lourdes said "they just look right".

Although I can't be arsed double-dipping, especially for an expensive MoC release.

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Unread post by bradavon » 15 Sep 2007, 03:56

The MOC series are a wee bit expensive aren't they. Very impressive though.

Lourdes: cut it. I've put up with you taking a pop at me for months now. Give it a rest. I don't take pot shots out of the blue at you. I ask you please do the same.

If you don't like me disagreeing with your comments then don't bother posting, this is a forum it's how things work. The R4 looks nothing like VHS and if anything just shows how much you actually know.

That was harsh Hung :? :wink:

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 15 Sep 2007, 04:14

OK Brad. ;)

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Unread post by HungFist » 15 Sep 2007, 10:41

bradavon wrote: That was harsh Hung :? :wink:
Wasn't meant as an insult. It's just that be it movies, transfers or women, our opinions are always the opposite :D

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 15 Sep 2007, 10:45

HungFist wrote:Wasn't meant as an insult. It's just that be it movies, transfers or women, our opinions are always the opposite :D
For a second their I thought it read "transfers on women".

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Unread post by grim_tales » 15 Sep 2007, 11:38

I havent watched the R4 yet. It was as cheap as chips for me so I can't be arsed double dipping either.

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Unread post by bradavon » 15 Sep 2007, 15:33

HungFist wrote:Wasn't meant as an insult. It's just that be it movies, transfers or women, our opinions are always the opposite :D
Ah well I do ignore your opinions on Women :D

Our opinions on Babel were mostly the same ;)

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Unread post by Lourdes » 15 Sep 2007, 16:14

EvaUnit02 wrote:OK Brad. ;)
Brad baiting > *

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Unread post by bradavon » 15 Sep 2007, 16:41

Would that be Bradbaiting? :D

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