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

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  1. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    I'd buy better looking versions of the following not-yet-named movies:

    Fearless (Weir)
    Dangerous Liaisons (Frears)
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    Raging Bull
    Vampyr
    (Dreyer)
     
  2. Bob Graham

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    THE QUIET MAN
    ROB ROY
    RANCHO DELUXE
     
  3. andrew markworthy

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    The Big Country. When you have an old VHS tape of a TV broadcast with better colour, then there's something seriously wrong.
     
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    I loved Deep Impact and I hate the fact that it is an improperly flagged non 16x9 transfer.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    Reminds me that The Jerk is P & S only, too.


    Surprised more people aren't going along with The Sound of Music.
     
  7. adrian b

    adrian b Stunt Coordinator

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    4 Rooms
    Happy Gilmore
    From Dusk til Dawn
    Arachnophobia
    Armageddon
    Bound
    Brain Dead (the Roger Corman presents one)
    Broken Arrow
    Brazil (Duh)
    What About Bob?
    The Waterboy
    Scream
    Tango & Cash
    Showgirls
    Ricochet
    Ransom (hopefully coming)
    Love & a .45
    Clerks
    Car Wash
    Event Horizon
    The Doors
    Con Air
    Copland
    3 Amigos
     
  8. Estevan Lapena

    Estevan Lapena Stunt Coordinator

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    All I can think of at the moment:

    Deer Hunter
    The Thing
    Apocalypse Now (not redux)
    Good The Bad The Ugly
    For a Few Dollars More
    Fistful of Dollars
    Boyz N' the Hood
    Reservoir Dogs
    Mean Streets
    Seven Samurai
    Armies of Darkness (Directors Cut)
    Goodfellas
    Dazed and Confused
    Robocop: Directors Cut
    True Lies
    Batman (1989)
    Annie Hall
    Matrix
    Predator
    Hamburger Hill
    Stalingrad
    Raging Bull
    Brazil (but I can get the R4 Version)
    The Doors
    American Werewolf in London
     
  9. WillardK

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    Institute Benjamenta

    (I saw this in the theater twice and no, it's not supposed to be that blurry [​IMG] .)
     
  10. JonZ

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    The Wild Bunch
    Nixon
    The Doors
    Born On The Fourth Of July
    1941
    Excalibur
    Goodfellas
    Man Will No Name Trilogy
    Robocop Dir Cut
    The Rocketeer
    Seven Samurai
    Drugstore Cowboy
     
  11. PaulaJ

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    The following Columbia/TriStar titles are all abominable and in desperate need of proper remastering. In fact, they look much, much worse than a lot of non-anamorphic transfers I've seen:

    Fearless Hyena

    and the uncut, widescreen, original language editions of

    Once Upon a Time in China
    Once Upon a Time in China 2
    Once Upon a Time in China 3

    Miracles (the same crappy transfer just re-released under the title Black Dragon)

    (The Once Upon a Time in China trilogy and Miracles/Black Dragon DVDs also all have the English language dubbed versions, some of which are cut and pan and scan... and invariably, the English language versions are the ones that look fairly decent (apart from being P&S)! But the original versions are close to unwatchable.


    Plus two Jim Carrey titles:

    Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (in OAR please!)
    The Mask (whatever happened to that SE?)
     
  12. Derek M Germano

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    SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
    BRIGADOON
    SCREAM
    ARMAGEDDON
    HALLOWEEN: H20
    FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
    MIMIC
    TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
    MOONSTRUCK
    LIFEFORCE
    THE THING
    PSYCHO
    VERTIGO
    THIS ISLAND EARTH
    TREMORS
    TOWERING INFERNO
    THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
    BROKEN ARROW
    TITANIC
    EVENT HORIZON
    ESCAPE FROM L.A.
    GRUMPY OLD MEN
    GRUMPIER OLD MEN
     
  13. Jeff Ulmer

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    All of Miramax's LD ports, top on my list: Sirens

    Many of Warner's earlier efforts including Man Who Would Be King and Outland.

    MGM's horrid foreign cinema releases, top of the list Jean de Florrette and Manon des Sources.

    Anything released P&S only when it should be widescreen.
     
  14. JonZ

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    Id like a 16x9 Sirens as well.
     
  15. JimmyK

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    I believe I read that this title is actually "open matte", so nothing is missing from the sides, there is just extra material on the top and bottom. Can anyone confirm this?

    When I started this thread I wasn't really thinking of movies that weren't released in OAR, but since other's have mentioned it, here's another to add to the list;

    Fierce Creatures is in P&S! [​IMG]

    JimmyK
     
  16. Walter Smailus

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    I'll keep it small.

    Outland
    Bladerunner
    Excalibur

    Christmas tapped me out.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mason Y

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    Top Gun...pleeeease!
     
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    Batman ('89)
    Top Gun



    You mean Elle Macpherson, right Peter? [​IMG]
     
  19. Brian W

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    Believe it or not, I am adding High Society to this list. Good transfer, but the shimmering found on Frank Sinatra's suit during the earlier scenes is excessive, like during the Who Want's To Be A Millionaire number with Celeste Holmes. A big surpise as this is very much not typical with Warner's releases. These scenes are almost unwatchable.

    I also vote that The Apartment is about the worst "anamorphic" transfer I have seen..

    Others on my list:
    Vertigo (anamorphic upgrade)
    Psycho (anamorphic upgrade)
    Summertime
    Midnight Cowboy
    Graduate
    Oklahoma
    King and I
    South Pacific
    Sound of Music
    Cabaret
    Pillow Talk

    ...I'm just starting, I could go on and on
     
  20. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Cinematographer

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    Great thread!

    I agree with many of the titles mentioned, but I would like to add to that weren't, unless I missed them:

    Mr. Mom
    Victory
     

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