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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 20 Aug 2007, 12:01

Lourdes, lemme know if you do Kwaidan. I've got the R4.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 26 Aug 2007, 07:11

EvaUnit02 wrote:Lourdes, lemme know if you do Kwaidan. I've got the R4.
I've bumped it up my list. I can probably get caps from the Criterion as well but I believe it's the short version so probably not worth the effort.

Is there anyting worth comparing the Macross+ remaster to?

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 26 Aug 2007, 07:42

Lourdes wrote:Is there anyting worth comparing the Macross+ remaster to?
The R1 OVA (not the R1 Movie Edition) and the old R2J releases.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 26 Aug 2007, 12:28

EvaUnit02 wrote:
Lourdes wrote:Is there anyting worth comparing the Macross+ remaster to?
The R1 OVA (not the R1 Movie Edition) and the old R2J releases.
Not sure I'll bother actually, same goes for most of the new BD's because there's no decent existing release. But if you're interested I can get some screens and details.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 26 Aug 2007, 13:35

Lourdes wrote:Not sure I'll bother actually, same goes for most of the new BD's because there's no decent existing release. But if you're interested I can get some screens and details.
If it's not too much trouble, could you please do a MacPlus comparison? Cheers.

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Unread post by captainjoe » 27 Aug 2007, 02:00

Do any of you guys in Region Two have Phantasm R2? I just got R1 AB special edition and would like to do a comparison.
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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 27 Aug 2007, 02:16

I have the UK Phantasm set, I can do no.3 as well if you like. Could you please take the caps one frame directly before or after a scene/shot transistions (a lot easier to match this way) and upscale them to 1024x576 (PAL has added resolution so it makes sense to upscale NTSC sourced stuff, rather than downscale PAL stuff)? You easily do using Lourdes' alternative method listed here.

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Unread post by tom2681 » 07 Sep 2007, 17:35

Anybody up for a "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" and/or "Kiki's Delivery Service" comparison ?
I've got the non-windowboxed R2FR versions.
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Unread post by Lourdes » 07 Sep 2007, 18:11

tom2681 wrote:Anybody up for a "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" and/or "Kiki's Delivery Service" comparison ?
I've got the non-windowboxed R2FR versions.
I'll see if I can rustle up the R2J of Laputa, I'll PM you when I have caps. No interest in Kiki so I shan't bother with that.

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Unread post by captainjoe » 08 Sep 2007, 04:38

EvaUnit02 wrote:I have the UK Phantasm set, I can do no.3 as well if you like. Could you please take the caps one frame directly before or after a scene/shot transistions (a lot easier to match this way) and upscale them to 1024x576 (PAL has added resolution so it makes sense to upscale NTSC sourced stuff, rather than downscale PAL stuff)? You easily do using Lourdes' alternative method listed here.

Thanks.
I'll probably get some captures up in the next few days or so. Keep an eye out.
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Unread post by Markgway » 11 Sep 2007, 01:20

Req: ROAD HOUSE R1 SE.

Just wondering how it compares to my MGM R2.

The extras alone aren't worth the upgrade.
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Unread post by gasteropod » 14 Sep 2007, 18:52

Hey, has anyone here got the R2 Optimum 2-disc of Mulholland Drive? I'd like to see some caps to see if the picture is any different to the original Universal release.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 14 Sep 2007, 19:16

They're highly likely gonna be the same, since they're both sourced from Studio Canal masters.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 14 Sep 2007, 22:45

gasteropod wrote:Hey, has anyone here got the R2 Optimum 2-disc of Mulholland Drive? I'd like to see some caps to see if the picture is any different to the original Universal release.

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The film is in my rental queue, if I get the Optimum disc I'll take some caps.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 14 Sep 2007, 23:49

Thanks a lot, much appreciated :D

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 15 Sep 2007, 03:09

...and I can provide R1 caps.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 19 Sep 2007, 17:14

gasteropod wrote:Thanks a lot, much appreciated :D
I received the Universal one.

I suspect the transfer would be identical though. There are Studio Canal logos and Optimum are part of Canal. They've taken over the distribution of lots of titles without doing anything new or precious little.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 19 Sep 2007, 19:00

Ahh right, fair do's! I might leave it anyway and wait till I get an HD version, it's not like my DVD has anything to complain about.

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Unread post by HungFist » 27 Sep 2007, 22:18

Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy (Shinjuku Triad Society, Rainy Dog, Ley Lines): R1 vs R2UK please

and if no comparison available any UK comments / caps would be appreciated

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Unread post by HungFist » 11 Oct 2007, 18:08

Three Outlaw Samurai R2J caps please

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Unread post by bradavon » 14 Oct 2007, 15:56

How to include the Average DVD Bitrate of each DVD, added to Tom's "How to make a DVD comparison" thread:

http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... php?t=2428

It would be handy if we could start adding this to our comparisons. It takes seconds to find out.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 14 Oct 2007, 16:54

Bitrate is really very meaningless and that application tends to show the combined bitrate of all streams and even then it's rarely accurate. I usually check bitrates with calc.exe but it's only a way of possibly explaining the visual differences we already see....
It's even more pointless than comparing audio tracks with a spectral analysis.

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Unread post by bradavon » 14 Oct 2007, 17:11

Agreed they should be taken with a pinch of salt but it does give a rough idea. For example Manhunter MGM is around 8Mb but only 5.5Mb from Momentum, that's some difference.

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Unread post by Lourdes » 10 Dec 2007, 19:46

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Unread post by tom2681 » 10 Dec 2007, 21:53

I'd love to see a proper SD to BD comparison of Infernal Affairs if you don't mind. :D
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