36th Chamber of the Shaolin - Blu-Ray reviews?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Stu Rosen, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Stu Rosen

    Stu Rosen Second Unit

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    Anyone have this new BD title? I've never seen the film, but DVD Beaver gives it a simply horrible review (a 1080i, rather than 1080p, transfer tops the grievances). I'd give it a shot if it were reasonably watchable, but perhaps I should opt for the very well-reviewed DVD version?
     
  2. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Cinematographer

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    Do yourself a favor and checkout the thread regarding this title on that other forum. You can say all you want about screenshots, but sometimes a release is so screwed up they're all you need to make you stay far away as they done in this case for me.

    It is unfortunate but not surprising given who's releasing it. I will definitely wait for reviews of The Killer before purchasing that as well.
     
  3. Holer

    Holer Stunt Coordinator

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    DVD Beaver gave it a reaming for being 1080i vs 1080p etc. - I'm an ignoramus when it comes to such things but to my eye I thought it looked pretty great. Not a spec of dirt, great color and a lot of the scenes really popped. There was some softness here and there but for me this just seems like an immaculate Hi-def print of the Celestial remaster - I know everyone wants a frame by frame restoration of these movies but I honestly don't think they're going to get any better than this. Again though, much respect for the Beaver - he is a 'Videophile' and I am not.
     

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