New Projects for Van?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Greg Mariotti, Sep 8, 2008.

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  1. Greg Mariotti

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    Hi Van. Just wondering what projects you are currently working on? Anything that you can share with us?

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    Being our guy on the inside for Lightstorm/Cameron projects, have you heard anything about a Strange Days on Blu-Ray? I know it's a little too low profile for the studios to spring for a Van Ling special treatment, but I'm wondering if you heard any ramblings regarding a transfer. All we have is right now for this underappreciated gem is a non-anamorphic DVD. Such a shame.
     
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    I really don't have any news on any of this, and frankly what the studio or Lightstorm does, I don't know unless they tell me. But maybe now that Kathryn Bigelow's latest film The Hurt Locker has gotten a lot of great critical praise, Fox will try to capitalize on Strange Days and give it some love. Kathryn is a very unique and talented director, and has been underappreciated for a long time.

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    I believe Strange Days was released in Europe late last year, i think it was either a French or German release and first reviews weren't positive as regards image quality. Mind you i don't put much faith in reviews and like to watch the film myself but it might be worth checking Amazon if you want to try importing from Europe.
     
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    German release. The surrounds were swapped on the original language track, and the PQ is OK, it's the one transfert from the european anamorphic DVD from 2001.

    I don't know, but personaly, I would vote for a law against using transferts more than 5 years old in HD. It looks, for sure, better than it ever did, but it's far from the best any recent transfert can afford.
     
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    Anyone owning an iPad, there's a great Van Ling interview in the free issue of HDvision magazine for iPad, available to download in english language here


    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hdvision/id408890744?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4


    If you are outside the US, the magazine is available in your local App Store, just search it in iTunes.
     

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