The Twin Dragons: Universe vs Joy Sales vs TF1

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The Twin Dragons: Universe vs Joy Sales vs TF1

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Post by IronMonkey »

It looks like the Joy Sales edition is interlaced to me.
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I'd expect both are interlaced as budget releases.
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Well it still sucks for those of us with progressive displays. :(
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wow you know, i have the universe disc, but when i watched the movie i really didnt notice the blurryness of it

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You need to start wiping the dust off the TV screen, Shen :P
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:P nah its too fun to draw in with my finger :D

but actually i just have a 14" portable tv, which is probably why i dont notice so much

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this needs a remaster-i only paid £1.99 so i'm not whinging but such a recent movie should look better imo :cry:

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I'll add a few pics from the TF1 edition later.

@Mark:
Your Universe caps are slightly vertically stretched (720x542 instead of 720x540).
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The TF1 picture is based on an english print (titles are different), but no footage is missing.

Overall I prefer the look of the french disc (less "rough", not much edge enhancement), but it doesn't exactly look great.

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The movie is not that recent - its 14/15 years old Sam.

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Tom2681 wrote:Overall I prefer the look of the french disc
You would :D (you always do).

Both look pretty awful to me but yes the Joy Sales looks better.

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grim_tales wrote:The movie is not that recent - its 14/15 years old Sam.
Yeah, but a film made in the '90s should look better than that! :wink:

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hey,

youse guys forgot it's HK cinema we're talking about? ;) Even 90s movies weren't particularly extremely well looked after.

There is a line you draw when collecting this, that is about settling with what you've got and at times not. Image-wise, I can suffer through a lot for instance.

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Post by saltysam »

why does the crappy miramax release look so much better ?
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Got caps ? :D
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Tom2681 wrote:@Mark:
Your Universe caps are slightly vertically stretched (720x542 instead of 720x540).
542 was as close as I could get for the letterboxed version. I can't imagine the difference should be as visible as it appears though. Could the Universe be stretched anyways? Maybe you could check that out yourself?
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Post by Markgway »

I've added in the TF1 caps.

French release is easily the best image-wise.

But without English subs I'd stick with Joy Sales.

Someone at the ADVDG might be doing Miramax caps so I'll add them if and when available.
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Is this the charity film that was co-directed by Tsui Hark & Ringo Lam?

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The JoySales looks much sharper and is way more colourful.
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EvaUnit02 wrote:Is this the charity film that was co-directed by Tsui Hark & Ringo Lam?
Yes.
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Post by chenlung »

The Joy Sales is edge-enhancement overloaded and the colours are off (orange instead of yellow)

Miramax looks better because they are lucky bastards when it comes to image :lol: . They do GREAT image restorations at times (Swordsman 2 looks extremely clean) but aside, it sucks.
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