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Unread postby tom2681 » 10 May 2006, 18:09

Here you will find all the comparisons that are accurate enough to be regarded as "Official BnB comparisons".

Have you posted a comparison on Bullets?
Are you sad because I haven't put it in the database?



Tell me about it, so I can either:
-Explain to you why it's a pathetic comparison and why it will never find its way into the database. :lol:
or

-Humbly apologize for having forgotten to add such a brilliant comparison to the database. :oops:


You don't know how to make a comparison?
This should help.

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2LDK
2001 A Space Odyssey
2046
300 HD-DVD
4 Weddings and a Funeral
40-year old Virgin
5 Centimeters per Second
5 Centimeters per Second Blu-Ray

A:
Address Unknown
All Men Are Brothers (Blu-Ray)
American Psycho
An Affair to Remember
Anaconda
Apocalypse Now Redux
Armour of God
Army of Darkness HD-DVD TC
Army of Darkness HD-DVD
As Tears go by
Ashes of Time
Assault on Precinct 13
Assembly
Attack the Gas Station
Avalon
Azumanga Daioh
Azumi
Azumi 2

B:
The Bad Sleep Well
The Ballad of Narayama
Batman
Battle Royale
Beck
Beetlejuice
Berserk
Best of the Best 2
A Better Tomorrow
A Better Tomorrow 2
Big
The Big Boss
Bird People in China
A Bittersweet Life
Blade Runner
Blade Runner Final Cut
Blood: the last Vampire
Blue Gate Crossing
Bohachi Bushido: Clan of the Forgotten Eight
Born to Fight
Brazil
Brazil (Criterion)
Bride of Re-Animator
Bright Future
Bruce Lee in Game of Death
Bubblegum Crisis
Bullet in the Head
Bullitt

C:
Cala my Dog
Carlito's Way HD-DVD
Casino Royale
Casshern
Casualties of War
Child's Play
A Chinese Ghost Story
Claws of Steel (Last Hero in China)
Clerks
Cliffhanger
Commando R1 DC
Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop: R1Remix vs R2J HD
Cowboy Bebop: the Movie
Crime Story
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon R1SB vs R2UK
Cure
Curse of the Golden Flower Blu-Ray

D:
That Darn Cat ! (1965)
Days of Being Wild
Day of the Animals
Dead Leaves
Deadly Duo
Death Trance
Deer Hunter
Demons 2
Dersu Uzala
Diamonds are Forever
Diamonds are Forever R1
Die Another Day
Die Hard
Die Hard with a Vengeance
District B13 ( Banlieue 13)
Dr No
Dog Bite Dog
Dolls
Dolls R1
Dolls (1987)
Dragon dies hard
The Dragon Lives Again
Dragon Princess
Drunken Angel
Drunken Master 2
Dumb and Dumber

E:
Eastern Condors
Encounters of the Spooky Kind
End of Evangelion
The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead: Anchorbay Collection
Evil Dead 2
Exiled
The Eye

F:
The Face of Another
The Face Off Blu-Ray
Fate Of Lee Khan, The
Fearless
Fearless Hyena
Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Grudge Song
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A Fish Called Wanda
A Fist of Legend
A Fistful of Dollars
Fistful of Dynamite
Flash Point
FLCL
Flirting Scholar
For Your Eyes Only
Freedom
Freeze Me
From Beijing with Love
From Russia with Love
Full Contact

G:
Game of Death 2
Ghost in the Shell Blu-Ray
Ghost in the Shell 2
Ghost in the Shell 2 Blu-Ray
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex: Solid State Society
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex: Solid State Society Blu-Ray
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex: 2nd gig
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex: 2nd gig: Individual Eleven
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex: 2nd gig: Individual Eleven Blu-Ray
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex: The Laughing Man
Ghostbusters
G.I. Samurai
G.I. Samurai
The Girl who leapt through time Blu-Ray
Go
Gohatto
Goldeneye
Goldeneye R1
Goldfinger
Golgo 13: Kowloon Assignment
Grease
Green Snake
Guns and Talks

H:
Haibane Renmei
Haine, La HD-DVD
Halloween
Hana & Alice
Hana-Bi
Hand of Death
[urlhttp://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5535]Hang Em' High (Blu-Ray)[/url]
Happy Times
Happy Together
Happy Together R3HK LE
Hard-Boiled
Hard-Boiled (Dragon Dynasty)
Heart of Dragon
Hellsing Ultimate OVA I
Hellsing Ultimate OVA II
Hellsing Ultimate OVA III
Hellsing Ultimate OVA III
Heroes of the East
Heroic Ones
The Hidden Fortress R2UK
High and Low
Hinokio
Home Alone
The House By The Cemetery
House of Fury Blu-Ray
The Howling
Hunter in the Dark

I:
I live in Fear
Ichigo Mashimaro
The Ice Storm
The Idiot
Ikiru
Il Mare
Incredible Melting Man
Infernal Affairs
Infernal Affairs Blu-Ray
Infernal Affairs 2 Blu-Ray
Initial D Blu-Ray
Insomnia
Ip Man 2
Iron Fisted Monk
Iron Monkey
The Island

J:
James Bond Comparison Guide
The Joy of Torture
Jin-Roh BD
JSA

K:
Kagero
Kairo
Karas
Kare Kano
Kill !
The Killer
Kindergarten Cop
King Kong
Kiss of the Dragon
Kiss Of The Dragon (Blu-Ray)
Kung-Fu Hustle Blu-Ray
Kwaidan

L:
Lady Snowblood
Lady Snowblood 2
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
The Last Boyscout
Last Exile
Last Life in the Universe
Leaving Las Vegas
Legend of Evil Lake
Legend of Zu
Legendary weapons of China
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Licence to Kill R1
Licence to Kill UE
Licence to Kill R2
Linda Linda Linda
Little Girl Who Conquered Time, The
Live and let Die
Live and let Die R1
The Living Daylights
Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue
Lost in Translation
Love & Pop (+DVD mega review)

M:
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Blu-Ray
Madadayo
The Magnificent Bodyguards
The Magnificent Seven
Mallrats
Man from Hong-Kong, The
Man Who Knew too Much, The
Man with the Golden Gun, The
Manhunter
Maniac Cop
Mask, The
Master of the Flying Guillotine, The
Meatball Machine
Memories Blu-Ray
Men in Black Blu-Ray
Millennium Actress
Millionaire's Express
Minority Report (Blu-Ray)
Mr Vampire
Moonraker
Moonraker R1
Mrs Doubtfire
Musa
Mushishi
My Brother... Nikhil
My Little Bride
My Lucky Stars
My Sassy Girl
Myth, The
My Wife is a Gangster

N:
My Neighbour Totoro
Neon Genesis Evangelion
New Dragon Gate Inn
New Game of Death
New Police Story
Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead R1 Elite
Night on Earth
Nightmare on Elm Street
Nightmare on Elm Street 1999 vs 2006
Ninja Wars


Noir

O:
Octopussy
Octopussy R1
Office Space
OldBoy
OldBoy Blu-Ray
The Omen
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
On Her Majesty's Secret Service R1
Once Upon a Time in China 3
One-armed Boxer
One Nite in Mongkok
Onibaba
Only Yesterday

P:
Paprika Blu-Ray
Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid DC vs Fan edit
Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid R1 vs R2
Patlabor
Patton
Perfect Blue
Perfect Blue BD
Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End Blu-Ray
Pitfall
The Place Promised in Our Early Days Blu-Ray
Police Story
Police Story 2
Poltergeist
Poppoya
The Postman Fights Back
Predator 2
Princess Blade
Princess Mononoke
PTU

Q:
The Quiet Duel

R:
Rambo
Rabid
Raise the Red Lantern
Ran
Ran HD-DVD
Ran R1 vs R2UK
Rashomon
Re-animator
Red Beard
Replacement Killers Blu-Ray
Reservoir Dogs
Resident Evil Blu-Ray
Retribution (Sakebi)
Return of the Living Dead
Rhapsody in August
Righting Wrongs
Rio Bravo Blu-Ray
Robin Hood (Animated)
Robocop
Robocop Blu-Ray
Royal Tramp
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2

S:
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun
Sanjuro
Sansho the Bailiff
Saw Blu-Ray
Scandal
Scarface
Secret of Nimh
Secret Rivals 2
Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Mom
Seven Samurai
Seven Samurai HD vs R1
Seven Swords Blu-Ray
Sex & Fury
Shall We Dansu
Shaolin Wooden Men
Shaolin Wooden Men HKL
Shara
Shaun of the Dead
Shinobi (2005)
Shinobi no mono
Shogun's Ninja
School of the Holy Beast
Silence of the Lambs
Silver Hawk
Sister Streetfighter
Sister Streetfighter 2
Sister Streetfighter: Fifth Level Fist
Snake and Crane arts of Shaolin
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
Some Like it Hot
Sonatine
Spartacus HD-DVD
Spiderman 2
Spiritual Kung-Fu
SPL ( KillZone)
The Spy who Loved me
The Spy who Loved me UE
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Stargate Blu-Ray
Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter
Streetfighter
Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Sure Death Revenge
Sword of the Beast
Swordsman
Swordsman 2 R2UK
Swordsman 2 R2FR
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Blu-Ray
Sympathy for Mr Vengeance

T:
Taï-Chi Master
Taï-Chi Master Dragon Dynasty
Take Care of my Cat
Taxi Driver
Tekkonkinkreet Blu-Ray
Tenebre
Terminator Blu-Ray
Terminator
Terminator 2
Terminator 2 Blu-Ray
Terminator 2 SE Cut HD-DVD
Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Texas Chainsaw Massacre R1
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Texhnolyze
The Thing HD-DVD
Throne of Blood
Thunderball
Tiger on Beat
Tokyo Gore Police
Tom Yum Goong
Tomorrow Never Dies
Tomorrow Never Dies R1
Tony Takitani
Top Gun HD-DVD
Total Recall HD-DVD
Tragedy of W
Tremors
Tremors HD-DVD
Tremors 2
Triads: Inside Story
The Twin Dragons
Twister Blu-Ray

U:
Ugetsu Monogatari
Unbreakable Blu-Ray
Uncle Buck
Uniform
Unknown Pleasures

V:
Vengeance is Mine
The Verdict
Versus
A View to Kill
A View to Kill R1
Voices of a Distant Star

W:
Warm water under a red bridge
Way of the Dragon
Welcome to Dongmakgol Blu-Ray
Whisper of the Heart
Who Am I ?
Woman in the Dunes
Wonderful Life
The World is not Enough R2
The World is not Enough R1


X:
XXXHOLiC: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Y:
The Yellow Handkerchief
Yojimbo
Young Dragons, The
You Only Live Twice
You Only Live Twice R1

Z:
Zatoichi HDTV
Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs
Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain

There are 436 comparisons in this database.

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List of comparisons that aren't quite good enough to be in the database.
To be used as reference only:


B:
The Bicycle Thief
Bruce Li In New Guinea

There are 2 comparisons in this database.

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The comparison cemetary:

A:
Always: Sunset on Third Street

I:
Install

M:
My Wife is a Gangster 2

P:
Patlabor Blu-Ray

4 comparisons are resting in peace.

(Mod note: list updated from May 29, 2011 till Oct 03, 2010, earlier stuff still ??? missing)
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Unread postby HungFist » 10 May 2006, 20:22

You guys post your caps first, I have to go to sleep. I'll post mine tomorrow.

Could you please also include the approximate time (I've only seen the movie once, so I may not reconize all scenes :oops: )

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Unread postby tom2681 » 10 May 2006, 20:30

OK, I'll go first.
I used to be "the man who loves the movies you hate".
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Unread postby BiscLimpkit » 10 May 2006, 20:50

Does that mean I'll go second?
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Unread postby tom2681 » 10 May 2006, 20:54

Sure, go ahead. :D
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Unread postby bradavon » 10 May 2006, 21:16

We should set some rules:

1. Resolution?
2. Do not alter the capture
3. Save as JPEG using a particular compression ratio
4. Etc . . .

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Unread postby bradavon » 11 May 2006, 12:51

Also:

I don't believe space is an issue but just in case if everyone could go through their Bullets Images and delete any that are really old/no longer needed. Here's the direct link:

http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... on=fullist

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Unread postby tom2681 » 11 May 2006, 12:56

Early DVD Mystère caps, old avatars, that kind of stuff ?

Good idea.
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Unread postby HungFist » 11 May 2006, 17:56

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance caps would be nice. I would like to see how my R2 Asian Vision compares.

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Unread postby tom2681 » 11 May 2006, 18:11

Go ahead, make your own SFMV thread if you want.
I'll add some HK Vidéo caps later. :)
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Unread postby tom2681 » 11 May 2006, 18:50

OK, so:

-2046 is in progress (Eva will start a thread with his R4).
-SFMV is in progress (HungFist with his R2AsianVision).

How about Dolls ?
I have the belgian DVD and I'd like to see how the R2UK compares to it.
Anybody got Dolls ?
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Unread postby HungFist » 11 May 2006, 19:03

Tom2681 wrote:
I have the belgian DVD and I'd like to see how the R2UK compares to it.
Anybody got Dolls ?


I have the R2J. In case someone wants to do more Kitano comparisons I can provide caps for:
R2J: Hana-Bi, Dolls, Kikujiro, Takeshis, Brother, Kids Return, Zatoichi
R1: Sonatine, Getting Any
R4: Violent Cop, Boiling Point
R0 Thai: A Scene at the Sea

Battle Royale comparison could be interesting, too. My Finnish World Wide Cinema release is surprisingly good (Directors Cut) (it also features theatrical cut with lesser quality)

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Unread postby tom2681 » 11 May 2006, 19:09

Battle Royale comparison could be interesting, too

You're reading my mind. That's what I'm doing right now. :lol:
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Unread postby HungFist » 11 May 2006, 20:01

Tom, seriously, how many comparisons can you make in just one day :lol:

Gotta be a word record.

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Unread postby tom2681 » 11 May 2006, 20:05

Don't know. I'm in a ~screencapish sort of mood today. :D
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Unread postby bradavon » 11 May 2006, 20:32

What about my rules idea? These won't mean much if people are using different settings/resolutions.

Tom2681 wrote:Early DVD Mystère caps, old avatars, that kind of stuff ?

Yep. Any old crud really. I bet some have stacks of images they've not actually used for yonks.

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Unread postby tom2681 » 11 May 2006, 21:44

1. Resolution?

I think we've all agreed on 720x.

2. Do not alter the capture

Well...duh ! :lol:

3. Save as JPEG using a particular compression ratio

Every program has a different scale for JPG compression.
I don't think we can agree on a standard compression ratio.
The only way to be sure all caps have the same quality would be to use PNG (but it's a very heavy format).

4. Etc . . .

Ditto. :D

Nah, I think we'll be OK.
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Unread postby Markgway » 12 May 2006, 04:58

Can I put in a request for THE EYE (Pang Bros)?

Several editions available, but which has the best image quality?

If anyone has caps for the R1, R2s and/or R4 I'd appreciate it.

At the moment I only have the non-anamorphic Panorama disc and am looking to upgrade. I'd post caps but there's little point I think...

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Unread postby bradavon » 12 May 2006, 11:02

I'd be interested in seeing that. On paper the R4 looks the best but in reality who knows.

Tom2681 wrote:Every program has a different scale for JPG compression.

I meant a rough value. JPEG gone mad looks awful.

Tom2681 wrote:The only way to be sure all caps have the same quality would be to use PNG (but it's a very heavy format).

Nah we don't want that format. It's rubbish.

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Unread postby BiscLimpkit » 12 May 2006, 18:57

Can we make this thread a sticky? :?:
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Unread postby Markgway » 13 May 2006, 02:39

THE EYE? Anyone have this???
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Unread postby bradavon » 13 May 2006, 03:04

BiscLimpkit wrote:Can we make this thread a sticky? :?:

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Unread postby EvaUnit02 » 13 May 2006, 05:00

Could I please get a list of optimal PowerDVD settings for taking screen caps? Cheers.

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Unread postby tom2681 » 13 May 2006, 11:19

Configuration -> Video = Deactivate hardware acceleration (your GFX card won't interfere with video quality).
Use color profile -> Original.
Video -> Advanced -> Deactivate deinterlacing.
Video -> Advanced -> Color -> All settings to zero.
Player -> Advanced -> Snapshot -> Capture to clipboard / custom size = 720x404 (16/9) 720x540 (4/3).
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Unread postby bradavon » 13 May 2006, 11:26

Are those resolutions NTSC and PAL friendly? What about 2.35:1 ratios? (what is that in 16:9 terms btw?)

Pressing Print Screen in WMP would that produce comparable results? Probably not. I don't have PowerDVD installed or any other DVD Player as I never ever watch DVDs on my PC. I'm reluctant to install it for the same reason you keep your desktop clean.

WMP plays DVDs so I just use that when I have to but I usually double click on the VOB files, while I'm creating DVDs.


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