Direct Graphic DVD Comparisons now Online!

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Gary Tooze, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    New...
    Warner (Bunuel Box 1) - Region 2 - PAL "The Milky Way" vs. Criterion - Region 1 - NTSC
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Best,
     
  3. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    New...
    Gaumont Columbia Tri Star (Collector's Edition) - Region 2 - PAL "Taxi Driver" vs. Columbia Tri Star (Collector's Edition) - Region 1, 3, 4 - NTSC vs. Sony Pictures (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Columbia Tri Star (Superbit) - Region 2 - NTSC
    The new Sony looks very much like the Japanese SUPERBIT...
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Best,
     
  4. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    New...
    Absurda / Rhino (2-disc) - Region 1 - NTSC "Inland Empire" vs. Optimum Releasing - Region 2 - PAL
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Cheers,
     
  5. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    New...
    Paramount - Region 1 - NTSC "Face/Off" vs. Paramount (2-disc Special Collector's Edition) - Region 1 - NTSC
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Cheers,
     
  6. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    FYI,
    We have posted comparison captures of the black and white vs. the colorized version of Merian C. Cooper's 1935 'She' 2-disc DVD package released tomorrow.
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Best,
     
  7. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,520
    Likes Received:
    149
    Location:
    Alpharetta, GA, USA
    Real Name:
    Patrick McCart
    I don't like colorization on principle, but I'm impressed by She. Instead of looking gimmicky, all the samples look like hand-stenciled color you'd see on period lobby card photographs.
     
  8. rich_d

    rich_d Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2001
    Messages:
    2,024
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Real Name:
    Rich
    Patrick,
    Like you were reading my mind. Except I don't write that well.
     
  9. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,319
    Likes Received:
    714
    Location:
    North of the 49th
    Real Name:
    Stephen J. Hill
    Or like early 4 colour lithographs.
     
  10. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    New...
    Criterion (2-disc) - Region 1 - NTSC "Stranger Than Paradise" vs. MGM (USA) - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Kinowelt (Germany) - Region 2 - PAL
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Best,
     
  11. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    New...
    IFC Films - Region 1 - NTSC "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" vs. Fox (UK) - Region 2 - PAL
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Best,
     
  12. Mark-P

    Mark-P Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,075
    Likes Received:
    937
    Location:
    Camas, WA
    Real Name:
    Mark Probst
    Regarding the DVDBeaver review of Mutiny on the Bounty HDDVD:

    Quote:
    If one is forced to find a flaw it was in the fact that there was no Mono presentation of the original recording available with this HD DVD purchase.
    end quote.

    Gary, Gary, Gary. I don't even know what to say to you.
     
  13. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]
    Say it to the reviewer - Matthew Eizenga.
    Cheers,
    Gary
    P.S. I'll see that he corrects it. I know - there was never a mono presentation. The film as originally presented was in 70mm ultra-panavision and magnetic six-track stereophonic sound.
     
  14. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2002
    Messages:
    3,530
    Likes Received:
    0
    It wasn't Gary who reviewed Bounty, it wasMatthew Eizenga. Also, why anyone would want to watch this film in mono, is beyond me. The original 70mm prints
    were 6-track magnetic stereo and the 5.1 track approximates that mix. Most 65mm films had a 6-track mix and the sound was designed that way in pre-production; the mono mix was for the 35mm prints.
     
  15. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    New...
    MGM (UK) - Region 2,4 - PAL 'Stardust Memories' vs. vs. MGM - Region 1 - NTSC
    Some may also be interested in two new DVD reviews - a rare film by Godard and one by Mizoguchi (New York Film Annex - region 0 NTSC with Eng subs)
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Have a great, and safe, long weekend,
    Gary
     
  16. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    New...
    Sony Pictures (Special Edition) - Region 1,3,4 - NTSC "A Few Good Men" vs. Sony Pictures (SuperBit) - Region 0 - NTSC
    P.S. In his review of the Blu-ray The Warriors Leonard has added 5 matching screen caps from Paramount (Original Theatrical Cut) - Region 1.
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Cheers,
     
  17. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    New...
    MGM (2-disc - 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition) - Region 1 - NTSC "The Graduate" vs. MGM - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Momentum (SE) - Region 2 - PAL]
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Cheers
     
  18. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    FYI,
    In our review of Fox's The Fly Collection - The Fly (1958), Return Of The Fly (1959) and The Curse Of The Fly (1965) we've compared a few screen grabs with the Double Feature disc (just The Fly and Return Of The Fly) that came out in 2000. There is improvement.
    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
    Cheers,
     
  19. PaulP

    PaulP Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2001
    Messages:
    3,291
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gary, why do you still recommend the R2 of The Graduate over the new R1? It looks better to me, with more information and better color timing.
     
  20. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    Actually if you read my comments Paul - I don't.

    The bottom report card was left over from the first comparison - it has now been changed.

    Regards,
    Gary
     

Share This Page