Kindergarten Cop: R1 vs. R1 Franchise Collection

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Kindergarten Cop: R1 vs. R1 Franchise Collection

Unread post by captainjoe » 19 Sep 2007, 01:14

Kindergarten Cop



Top: R1 (fullscreen)
Bottom: R1 Franchise Collection (anamorphic widescreen)




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This release was very unknown, in fact I only found out about it a week or so ago. Fortunately, as with
other Franchise Collections from Universal (Tremors) all the films have been digitally remastered in their
proper widescreen format. This is a first for Twins and Kindergarten Cop. I do not have the original Twins or
Junior
discs to compare.
As we can see, Kindergarten Cop has been very well rendered on this new disc. Everything about the
new disc is better than the original except for there is some slight clipping but nothing too bad. Main selling
point is the proper widescreen format.
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Unread post by gasteropod » 19 Sep 2007, 01:20

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Unread post by bradavon » 19 Sep 2007, 02:16

What's with all the grain though? Even Europe got Twins and Kindergartan Cop in only 4:3, that's super rare.

Personally I think the Arnie comedies are a waste of so much action talent. I remember Twins being fun though.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 19 Sep 2007, 02:19

bradavon wrote:What's with all the grain though?
:roll: Because it's supposed to be there, being shot on celluloid and all.

Thanks Joe, I wonder if there are other remasters that Universal have let slip under the radar, like this one?

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Unread post by bradavon » 19 Sep 2007, 02:34

Why? Unless it's an artistic choice. Celluloid or not they should've attempted to remove it.

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Unread post by captainjoe » 19 Sep 2007, 02:42

The other one looks to be filtered though. The new one looks much more natural.
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Unread post by Markgway » 19 Sep 2007, 02:54

BIG improvement with the new release.

I've always kinda liked the film, though not sure if I'd buy it.

Shame it's only part of a multipack, I wasn't overly keen on the other two films.
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Unread post by bradavon » 19 Sep 2007, 04:36

I remember Junior being woeful.

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Unread post by cafink » 19 Sep 2007, 06:54

bradavon wrote:Why? Unless it's an artistic choice. Celluloid or not they should've attempted to remove it.
Why?

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Unread post by bradavon » 19 Sep 2007, 14:56

I already said why.

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Unread post by grim_tales » 19 Sep 2007, 14:59

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Unread post by cafink » 19 Sep 2007, 19:12

bradavon wrote:I already said why.
No, you didn't.

You asked, "what's with all the grain, though?" and you said that you thought that "unless it's an artistic choice...they should've attempted to remove it," but you haven't said why you think they should remove it.

As EvaUnit02 has already said, grain is a natural part of film. Movies shot on film are supposed to have grain. That's the way film looks. I, for one, really appreciate that the new Kindergarten Cop DVD actually looks like a film, as it's supposed to, especially considering the recent trend to filter every movie to have the same bland, homogenized look.

Again, I'm curious to know why you believe they should've attempted to remove the grain.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 19 Sep 2007, 20:01

He's not a fan of grain, that's why ;)

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Unread post by bradavon » 19 Sep 2007, 23:16

I'm a fan when it has it's place but not it being therefore because the film is old and that's why it has grain.

Why? Because it looks awful. It's there not through any artistic choice or need but because it's an old film which has more grain than it should.

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Unread post by Shingster » 20 Sep 2007, 11:15

bradavon: Technical. Fucking. Genius.

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Unread post by bradavon » 20 Sep 2007, 12:27

Do you work in film studies? The amount you waffle on about the "technical" aspect, there is an element of something just being aesthetically pleasing too.

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Unread post by Shingster » 20 Sep 2007, 12:40

I liek the pretty colors! :geek:

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Unread post by captainjoe » 22 Sep 2007, 22:34

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