Phantasm II, an upscale?

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  1. FanboyZ

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    wasn't "the Family Man" a suspected up convert?
     
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    Old master, degrained to remove detail, contrast boosted to remove more detail but make the colours pop, hey presto it looks like an upconvert but really its just a Universal special.
     
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    Asian films being upscaled is unfortunately common because of the sources being provided by the Asian film companies. This is generally true for multiple releases for various US distributors. I don't think the comparison to the films provided by the US studios is apt.
     
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    That has been the case in way too many of their releases but, like I said, it's still not an upconvert.
     
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    I can believe that.
     
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    True, their studio licensed releases are much less likely to be unconverted, and if this one is from Universal I wouldn't expect it to be the case. Sure, Family Plot in the recent Hitchcock set was practically one, but releases like that from Universal are...let's say "unfortunate exceptions".

    If this was a film being licensed from a non-studio entity, like last years dreadful Shout! blu-ray release The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, I'd be more leery.
     

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