Titles in dire need of a new transfer.......

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  1. JimmyK

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    There are a couple DVD's in my collection that I would repurchase in a hearbeat if they would give us a better transfer; The Last Emperor and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

    Any chance we will see this happen?

    What titles do you have that are in need of a new transfer?

    JimmyK
     
  2. Bryan X

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    Home Alone
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    Star Wars - Episode I
     
  3. Darren Pillans

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    Beetlejuice
    The Matrix
    Blade Runner
     
  4. Ric Easton

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    Excalibur: One of my favorite misframed movies!

    Pan and scans that need widescreen...
    Honeymoon in Vegas
    The Man with Two Brains
    The Jerk
    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
     
  5. Nils Luehrmann

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    My Entire Collection... can you say "HD-DVD"? [​IMG]
     
  6. Joseph Bolus

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    Seriously, the current iteration of Forbidden Planet is practically unviewable due to the multitude of dirt and scratches from the source material. We need a LDI job on this title.

    Also, the current transfer of The Sound of Music needs a lot of work as well.
     
  7. Larry Sutliff

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    BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA(1931) and THE INVISIBLE MAN could all use a remastering.
     
  8. Richard Kim

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    The Apartment - probably the worst anamorphic transfer I've ever seen.
     
  9. JeremySt

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    John Carpenter's The Thing
    Poltergeist
    The Abyss
    1941
    Vertigo
    The Game
    Psycho
    Seven Samurai
     
  10. Brad Porter

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    The Sting
    The Sting
    The Sting

    ...did I mention The Sting?

    Brad
     
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    Sound of Music and The Sting come to my mind.
     
  12. Haggai

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    What Brad said. Pan and scan only for a multiple Oscar-winning/gigantic hit like that is absurd. It needs a full-on SE, of course, but even just a bare-bones disc with a nice anamorphic transfer would be great.
     
  13. Matt Butler

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    The Sting
    Nighthawks
    Abyss
    Escape From LA
    Escape From Alcatraz
    Office Space
    Beautiful Girls
    The Ref
    Frantic

    I want anamorphic transfers for all these titles.

    Editd to add some I forgot:
    Dazed and Confused
    Strange Days
    Titanic
    Day of the Jackal
    Great Escape
    Vertigo
    Psycho (1960)
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre (74)
     
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    Angels and Insects.

    OK, it isn't a big movie, but the blurry transfer is absolutely the worst in my collection.
     
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    Deer Hunter and Backdraft need new transfers.
     
  16. Dave H

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    Here are a few I have that haven't been mentioned that I would like to see in at least OAR and remastered:

    Batman ('89), Career Opportunities, Kindergarten Cop, Twins, Arthur, and Back to School.
     
  17. Colin Jacobson

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    Dunno if it's THAT bad, but it's close. Actually, The Apartment is one of the most bothersome titles on this list just because it's one of the few relatively recent releases on the list. Yeah, I know it's almost 3 years old, but most of the titles found here came out in the 90s, and most are non-anamorphic. Apartment came out after studios learned their lessons - I thought - and stands out as a particular dud because of that...
     
  18. Josh Steinberg

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    I vote for "The Sting" as well - I'd love to be able to have this classic in my collection...
     
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    The Quite Man

    Joel
     
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    I'll second the three Universal horror titles:
    BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
    THE INVISIBLE MAN
    DRACULA

    Also, I will add Krakatoa, East of Java with its stereo soundtrack attached and from better elements.

    Not to flog a dead horse, but MAD WORLD in a more complete form.

    By the way, was the sound screwup on THE GREAT RACE ever fixed?
     

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