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Unread postby Lourdes » 14 Aug 2008, 05:01

I'll soon be comparing the SFLV BD (German?) and whatever discs come in the Tartan UK Vengeance Trilogy boxset (both colour and fade to black?). Anyone got the Korean release?

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Unread postby tom2681 » 14 Aug 2008, 11:57

I've got both the korean and french DVDs.

http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... php?t=2085
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Unread postby EvaUnit02 » 03 Jan 2009, 02:41

Hey Shing, my T2 SE Cut comparison is missing from the list.
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... php?t=4727

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Unread postby Shingster » 03 Jan 2009, 14:34

Updated the list.

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Unread postby HungFist » 03 Jan 2009, 15:18

Shingster wrote:Updated the list.


Forgot this
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... php?t=4940

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Unread postby Shingster » 03 Jan 2009, 15:37

Yeah I've not really had the time today to sit down and go through the thread and forum properly so I'll just be updating the list per request until later tonight. Little Girl has now been added.

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Unread postby HungFist » 30 Apr 2009, 23:59

Could someone please post Ring (1998) R1 vs Tartan remaster vs whatever? Or if no comparison possible then just loads of screencaps from the R1 (and others if possible).

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Unread postby bradavon » 01 May 2009, 00:16

The R1 is the best, out of those two. The Tartan is NTSC to PAL but still a decent Remaster and it has DTS (over DD5.1) if that interests you.

It's been yonks but I also did a comparison before selling the R1 and it is better but not enough for me at the time to keep both. The Tartan is part of the box set.

If someone posts R1 captures plus timecodes I can add the Tartan. I don't think it's available outside of the box set though. The single disc used to at least be the SHITE cinema transfer version. When Tartan were hideous.

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Unread postby gasteropod » 01 May 2009, 00:22

Yo, I'll put up some of the R1 a little later.

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Unread postby HungFist » 01 May 2009, 00:58

Thanks guys

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Unread postby bradavon » 01 May 2009, 01:00

gasteropod wrote:Yo, I'll put up some of the R1 a little later.

Can you please use the next frame after a scene change. It makes it much easier to find the exact frame. Cheers.

I should be able to add mine Sunday, maybe Monday but I have a hangover planned Monday :D.

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Unread postby gasteropod » 01 May 2009, 01:22

What makes you think the Dreamworks and Tartan discs have the same scene changes?

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Unread postby Shingster » 01 May 2009, 01:24

I've already took some grabs from the R1 and R2 dvds gastero, will post the comparison tomorrow morning.

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Unread postby gasteropod » 01 May 2009, 01:40

Oh right shit lol, just took mine, never mind then :lol:

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Unread postby Shingster » 01 May 2009, 02:06

I've just posted the comparison. I should have said I was taking grabs earlier than I did, sorry about that gastero.

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Unread postby bradavon » 01 May 2009, 13:10

Don't you trust Gas and I? ;).

gasteropod wrote:What makes you think the Dreamworks and Tartan discs have the same scene changes?

Urm, it's the same movie :D.

Check out Manhunter for example. I matched up Eva's captures, no problems.

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Unread postby Shingster » 01 May 2009, 13:33

bradavon wrote:Urm, it's the same movie :D.

I don't know if this was what gas was talking about, but because the Tartan DVD is NTSC>PAL then there's not always the same scene frame change between both discs. For instance I took a few grabs where the corresponding frame on the r2uk disc were the usual interlaced "half & half" inserts.

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Unread postby HungFist » 01 May 2009, 14:58

While you're at it, you guys could compare some other similar films too. Dark Water and something, for example.

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Unread postby Shingster » 11 Jul 2009, 21:15

Sorted.

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Unread postby Markgway » 12 Jul 2009, 00:26

Anyone got another version of RAW DEAL (Schwarzenegger) to do a comparison?

I have the Optimum (UK) release.
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Re: The SD-DVD & HD Comparisons thread

Unread postby Lourdes » 05 May 2010, 13:15

Few I couldn't be bothered to make or didn't upload in the end:

Tokyo Zombie - R1 vs. R2J
R2J has much higher bitrate but actual quality is about the same.

Empire of Passion - R1 vs. R2FR
R1 (a Criterion) is a lot nicer than the R2FR which hasn't had any restoration done.

Night and Fog in Japan - R2FR vs. R2J
R2FR is anamorphic and the extra resolution is rather beneficial.

Hausu - R2J vs. R2UK
I should have done a comparison for this one really. R2J in comparison to the R2UK looks kind of faded but exactly as you'd expect it to based on other similar films of the era, low contrast and looking too bright. The R2UK has had colour correction done and a lot of playing with contrast so you lose shadow detail and other detail amidst the darkness unfortunately, but I have a feeling that it's still better off for it. Hung has an opinion on this I expect.

Unknown Pleasures - R2ES vs. R2UK
Same transfer.

Platform - R2ES vs. R2UK
R2ES is much less murkier and better looking.

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Re: The SD-DVD & HD Comparisons thread

Unread postby bradavon » 24 Apr 2011, 10:23

Can someone update this please.

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Re: The SD-DVD & HD Comparisons thread

Unread postby Shingster » 24 Apr 2011, 13:50

You've got to be joking, I ain't wading through three years worth of comparison reviews just because you're too idle to use the search engine! :P

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Re: The SD-DVD & HD Comparisons thread

Unread postby gasteropod » 24 Apr 2011, 13:55

The search engine on this forum is dreadful though to be fair :D


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