Swordsman 2: R2FR vs R0HK Mei Ah remastered

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Swordsman 2: R2FR vs R0HK Mei Ah remastered

Unread post by tom2681 » 17 Jul 2008, 11:32

French DVD top.
Mei Ah bottom.

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And just for reference:
Mei Ah:
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... M2MEI1.jpg

Optimum R2UK:
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... Sword1.JPG

R2FR:
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... ERENCE.jpg

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Mei Ah:
-Edge enhancement.
-Contrast boosting.
-Macroblocking.
-Yellow filter.

R2FR:
-Slightly cropped at times (but not always. See Jet's face in cap 4).
-No yellow filter.
-More natural colours.
-Soft-looking.
-A bit dark.

Overall I still prefer the look of the Mei Ah, but I'd rather watch the R2FR with its proper french subtitles.
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Unread post by bradavon » 17 Jul 2008, 17:36

Thanks Tom. I'm surprised you prefer the Mei Ah. I don't. Why do you prefer it?

I went for it over the Optimum though, so I can hear the 5.1. Out of the three, the French one looks the best (it's hard to say for sure though, based on one capture).

Here's the original Optimum vs. Mei Ah comparison:

http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... php?t=2011

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Unread post by Shingster » 17 Jul 2008, 19:47

Wow, the Mei Ah transfer is absolutely horrendous! Compression is VCD style!

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Unread post by tom2681 » 17 Jul 2008, 20:00

@Brad:
I hate dull transfers on films that aren't dull.
Swordsman 2 is a crazy fantasy film, and therefore needs to look "other-worldly".

The french transfer looks too natural for this type of film.
I'd keep watching the Mei Ah if it weren't for the horrible compression artifacts and engrish subtitles.
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Unread post by bradavon » 17 Jul 2008, 20:02

Cheers Tom. The Optimum has Engrish subs too. I think.

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