Lady Vengeance - BD-DE/HK/UK vs. R1 vs. R2FR vs. R2UK

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Lady Vengeance - BD-DE/HK/UK vs. R1 vs. R2FR vs. R2UK

Unread post by Lourdes » 20 Aug 2008, 04:14

R1 is interlaced, others are progressive.
BD-UK, R2UK & R2FR are the Fade to Black version.

http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/1.bd-de.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/1.bd-hk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/1.bd-uk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/1.r1.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/1.r2fr-ftbw.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/1.r2uk-ftbw.jpg

http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/2.bd-de.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/2.bd-hk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/2.bd-uk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/2.r1.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/2.r2fr-ftbw.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/2.r2uk-ftbw.jpg

http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/3.bd-de.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/3.bd-hk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/3.bd-uk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/3.r1.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/3.r2fr-ftbw.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/3.r2uk-ftbw.jpg

http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/4.bd-de.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/4.bd-hk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/4.bd-uk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/4.r1.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/4.r2fr-ftbw.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/4.r2uk-ftbw.jpg

http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/5.bd-de.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/5.bd-hk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/5.bd-uk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/5.r1.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/5.r2fr-ftbw.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/5.r2uk-ftbw.jpg

http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/6.bd-de.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/6.bd-hk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/6.bd-uk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/6.r1.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/6.r2fr-ftbw.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/6.r2uk-ftbw.jpg

http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/7.bd-de.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/7.bd-hk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/7.bd-uk.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/7.r1.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/7.r2fr-ftbw.jpg
http://loveandpop.com/dvd/sflv/7.r2uk-ftbw.jpg
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Unread post by Lourdes » 20 Aug 2008, 04:21

The two time I havee seen SFLV it has been in full colour; and colour is definitely important to the film, however, when taking these caps I saw how the darkness made the film feel even more atmospheric towards the end. So perhaps that's of more import than all the attention lavished upon colour and design.

As to BD vs. DVD, well I think the colours of this German BD have been boosted and for a BD-25 VC-1 transfer it doesn't look too impressive. But the R2UK DVD is a completely EE'd mess, and mine is one of the ones that is dramatically out of synch, and with Tartan bust there is no hope of replacement. The original R2UK (full colour) is NTSC>PAL so I didn't bother tracking it down.

Tom, if you add more caps then #8 is the only nuisance, last frame of a shot but if you watched it first you can easily get to a point where you only have to tap for a couple of frames. I just liked it. :)

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Unread post by tom2681 » 20 Aug 2008, 12:58

No problem.
I'll be adding some Fade-to-BW shots from the HK Vidéo in the afternoon.
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Unread post by tom2681 » 20 Aug 2008, 13:29

Done.

French transfer is brighter and sharper than the R2UK.
It's also less contrast-boosted (see cap 5).
Unfortunately it's got a lot of EE too.

The german BD is the winner by default IMO, but it still doesn't look quite right (see the colours in cap 7).
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Unread post by bradavon » 20 Aug 2008, 19:29

Thanks guys. The German BD easily looks the best IMO. Any chance the Korean LE can be added?

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Re: Lady Vengeance - BD-DE/HK/UK vs. R1 vs. R2FR vs. R2UK

Unread post by Lourdes » 25 Dec 2009, 16:48

Added the HK and UK BD's. The HK & DE look very alike, and the UK BD being the Fade to Version obv. looks rather different.

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Re: Lady Vengeance - BD-DE/HK/UK vs. R1 vs. R2FR vs. R2UK

Unread post by bradavon » 25 Dec 2009, 21:10

Thanks. The UK BD has really dull colours. That's wrong, right?

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Re: Lady Vengeance - BD-DE/HK/UK vs. R1 vs. R2FR vs. R2UK

Unread post by Lourdes » 28 Dec 2009, 05:24

No, that's the palette of that version it seems.

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Re: Lady Vengeance - BD-DE/HK/UK vs. R1 vs. R2FR vs. R2UK

Unread post by bradavon » 28 Dec 2009, 15:13

Thanks. So the FTB version has duller colours, weird. The UK BD is the one I'd pick up. I hear it has a decent transfer, unlike ATOTS.

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