Sword of the Beast: Criterion vs HK Video

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Sword of the Beast: Criterion vs HK Video

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Top: R1 Criterion
Bottom: R2 FR HK Video

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Both dvds look about like I expected them to. Criterion is a bit cropped and slightly dirtier, but sharp and clean and very pleasing to eye. HK Video is messy, boosted and ugly. Notice the 5th cap. I had to re-do it, because HK Video was missing the last 5 frames. But Criterion doesn’t get away perfectly clean either; their transition frame is interlaced. While doing the comparison I didn’t notice any other interlaced spots on either disc.

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I was expecting the HK Video to be blue & white.,

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Post by romerojpg »

Both fairly different in their own ways. I kind of like the grainy look of the Criterion verion. Still superb film :)

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