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  1. Gary Tooze

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    At DVDBeaver.com we have compiled some directed visual graphic comparisons of DVDs. The first now accessible by the public are listed below:
    Criterion Collection Region 1 "In the Mood For Love" vs. TF1 French Video Region 2
    Columbia Tri-Star "Vertical Ray of the Sun" Region 1 vs. Studio Canal/Universal Pictures Region 2
    Criterion "Andrei Rublev" Region 1 vs. Ruscico/Artificial Eye Region 2
    Image Entertainment "Nosferatu" R1 (not encoded) vs. BFI version R2 (UK)
    Touchstone Home Video "Dead Poets Society" Region 1 vs. Touchstone Home Video Region 2 (UK)
    Criterion Collection "Juliet of the Spirits" Region 1 vs. Image Entertainment Region 1
    Criterion "Rebecca" Region 1 vs. Anchor Bay "Rebecca" Region 1
    Criterion "Notorious" Region 1 vs. Anchor Bay "Notorious" Region 1
    You may access links to them all from HERE
    Regards,
     
  2. Jussi Tarvainen

    Jussi Tarvainen Second Unit

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    Thanks a lot! Those are very interesting... especially Andrei Rublev.
     
  3. Brian Kidd

    Brian Kidd Screenwriter
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    Wow! MEET JOHN DOE looks so much better on the British disc! I may have to pick that one up, considering it's NTSC.
     
  4. Gary Tooze

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    Added at www.compare.dvdbeaver.com :
    Paramount Region1 "The Truman Show" vs. Paramount Region 2
    Image Region 0 "Meet John Doe" vs. Sanctuary Region 0
    Warner Region 1 "North by Northwest" vs. Warner Region 2 Courtesy of CineDVD.net (French text)
    Universal Region1 "Vertigo" vs. Universal/GCTHV "Vertigo" Region 2 ...
    Cheers,
     
  5. Gary Tooze

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    Two interesting updates... both leaning the way of Fox over Criterion...
    www.compare.dvdbeaver.com
    Criterion Region 1 encoded "Hard Boiled" vs. Region 1 encoded Fox/Lorber - Winstar
    Criterion Region 0 "The 400 Blows" vs. Region 0 Fox/Lorber - Winstar
    Cheers,
     
  6. gregstaten

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    Gary - out of curiosity, what program are you using to generate the bitrate graph?

    -greg
     
  7. Gary Tooze

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    I honestly can't see any difference between the two North By Northwest samples. The Image Nosferatu is a LOT better than the BFI one. David Shepard really pulled out the stops for the SE transfer. I don't see much difference in the Notorious samples, but I trust the restoration. The AB disc was just a print (with a few frame jumps), while the Criterion disc is a bona-fide restored version. The camera negative sections are breathtaking.

    Vertigo looks much better in the R1 samples...despite 16x9 enhancement. The color is a lot more accurate, as well.
     
  9. Gary Tooze

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    Another two added:
    Image Region 1 "Ossessione" vs. Films sans Frontières Region 2
    Universal Home Video Region 1 "Topaz" vs. Universal Home Video Region 2
    Good news for all who own R2 versions of Universal Hitchcock films like Topaz: After comparison of the screenshots R1 vs. R2 it is beyond any doubt that the films were not panned-and scanned by Universal, but rather that they are presented in open matte (like the Kubrick collection), adding picture information on top and bottom of the frame. Zooming on a 16x9 screen would give the same framing as on the R1, with the exeption that it is not anamorphic. Results of the comparison can be seen with the "Topaz" comparison at www.compare.dvdbeaver.com .
    You can all see the rarther large difference in the Ossessione region transfer with R2 blowing away R1...
    Maybe we should all get a region free machine
     
  10. Gary Tooze

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    Two more posted at www.compare.dvdbeaver.com :
    A link to the:
    Kino Region 1 Tarkovsky's "Mirror" vs. RusCiCo Artificial Eye Region 2
    - Posted by Jan Bielawski and Trond Trondsen of www.Nostalghia.com
    Fox/Lorber Region 1 "Two English Girls" vs. Region 2 Mk2
    I have been sent some screeners to do more:
    Region 1 Beijing Bicycle comparison from Seville Pictures and Columbia Tr-Star
    and the Region 1 Under the Sand from Seville Pictures and Fox/Lorber
    I will post these by the weekend.
    Regards,
     
  11. Gary Tooze

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    Is anyone reading these updates?
    6 More updates at www.compare.dvdbeaver.com :
    Universal Studios Region 1 "Spartacus" vs. Criterion Region 1
    Universal Studios Region 1 "Do the Right Thing" vs. Criterion Region 1
    Universal Region 1 "Rear Window" vs. Universal Region 2
    Image Region 0 "Rocco and His Brothers"vs. French/UK Region 2
    Fox/Lorber Region 1 Under the Sand" vs. Seville Pictures Region 1
    Sony Pictures Region 1 "Beijing Bicycle" vs. Seville Pictures Region 1
    Regards,
     
  12. Mikko Rasinkangas

    Mikko Rasinkangas Stunt Coordinator

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    Question regarding "Beijing Bicycle".

    Is the Seville version cut since the running is different from the Sony release?

    Columbia - 1:53:24 min
    Seville - 1:48:24 min

    Difference, 5 mins... is this a typo?
     
  13. Gary Tooze

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    It is not a typo. Often because of the intro (if it is included) this will affect the overall length of time. Ex. the Criterion opening is included in the overall length of time of Spartacus making it six seconds longer than the Universal. However, 5 minutes does seem strange. I will look at both discs again and see if I can easily tell if segements are missing...

    Cheers,
     
  14. Gary Tooze

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    Two more:
    Criterion Region 1 "The Lady Vanishes" vs. Platinum Disc Corp. Region 0
    Criterion Region 1 "The 39 Steps" vs. LaserLight Region 0
    http://www.compare.dvdbeaver.com/
    In the Region 1 vs. Region 1 ( or Region 0 ) section at the bottom...
    Regards,
     
  15. Todd Phillips

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    Thanks for the work...

    In both Spartacus and Do the Right Thing, the Universal versions look vertically squished. Is this how they really are? This makes Universal look a bit incompetent.

    Seeing the Spartacus comparison really makes me want to replace my Universal one now.
     
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    Please add a comment that the "Andrei Rublev" run
    time differences are due to them being very different cuts.
    Whole scenes are cut out of the Ruscico version
    that are in the Criterion version.
     
  17. Mikko Rasinkangas

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    Waiting for info about the running time difference of "Beijing Bicycle"...
     
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