Touch of Evil Limited Edition (Blu-ray Combo) Available for Preorder

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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  2. Peter Neski

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    RUN TIME: 1 Hour 51 MinutesVIDEO RATING: PG-13DISC TYPE: BD-50 (Single Sided)LAYERS: SingleAUDIO: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 MonoSUBTITLES: English SDHFrenchSpanishBLACK & WHITEBONUS MATERIALS : • Digital Copy of Touch of Evil• Includes UltraViolet• Bringing Evil to Life• Evil Lost and Found• Theatrical Trailer• Reconstructed Version Commentary with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Reconstruction Producer Rick Schmidlin• Reconstructed Version Commentary with Reconstruction Producer Rick SchmidlinDisc 1 (Side A) (Feature 2)RUN TIME: 1 Hour 36 MinutesVIDEO RATING: Not RatedAUDIO: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 MonoSUBTITLES: English SDHSpanishFrenchBLACK & WHITEBONUS MATERIALS : • Theatrical Version Commentary with Writer/Filmmaker F.X. FeeneyDisc 1 (Side A) (Feature 3)RUN TIME: 1 Hour 49 MinutesVIDEO RATING: Not RatedAUDIO: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 MonoSUBTITLES: English SDHSpanishFrenchBLACK & WHITEBONUS MATERIALS : • Preview Version Commentary with Orson Welles Historians
     
  3. Stephen_J_H

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    So... a single disc with three cuts, four commentaries and special features? Can anyone say seamless branching?
     
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    Let's hope that's what they're doing.
     
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    I was unaware that there was a preview version of the film. Wouldn't the preview version be Welles' original cut? How does it differ from the reconstruction version ?
     
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    What makes this a limited edition?
     
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    The so-called "Preview Version" is the cut that was on VHS for years. It was unearthed in 1976 and is NOT Welles' original cut.
     
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    Preview Version runs 1 hour 49 mins and contains some of Welles' requests
    Theatrical version runs 1 hour 36 mins (and IMO is much less coherent)
    Restored Version runs 1 hour 51 mins and keeps to Welles' 58 page memo

    All this from the 2008 DVD.
     
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    I am assuming that for anyone who owns the superb UK release (which is a 2-disc set), this would be redundant...
     
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    "What makes this a limited edition?"Not fully sure, but probably booklets and stuff. I'm sure that the actual BD discs stay in print.
     
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    Restored Version at the very least should be a new transfer from the recent 4K restoration.
     
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    Well I'm picking this up tomorrow, anybody else? I do not have the UK version. DVDBEAVER has their review up by the way.
     
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    4K restoration ? Did I miss anything ? I don't think so.... As far as I know all masters date back to 2008 and 2010...and none of which is 4K, not even close; in fact all final masters of that title are in HD.
     
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    A year seemed like a reasonable enough time for it to be. If it isn't then that makes little sense, as all three of those titles mentioned were just released a year after that statement was made. Having not seen any of the three discs myself I wouldn't know.Sent from my VS920 4G using Tapatalk
     
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    If Beaver's caps are accurate, the framing is different on the US release.
     
  18. Torsten Kaiser

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    Taken a look again, this time with a bit more time at hand (recommendation: one should always do that :rolleyes:). I stand corrected. Thanx for your input and my apologies.

    The scan and the master is, indeed, a different one. However - and this was that initially (mis)lead me to my in this case incorrect earlier statement - the quality is barely comparable in most shots to the High Definition masters made predominantly in 2010 with merely some shots "benefiting" from the color re-timing.

    In essence, the new master of the "reconstruction version" seems 4K by number and letter of the alphabet, and I highly doubt the scanner was one of the "ranking" ones. All indications at least of the grabs - provided these are, indeed, also representative of what's on disc - point to low grade models. Granted, the 35mm materials situation is not ideal with ToE but this particular result reminds me very much of recent titles issued under "4K" such as ROCKY, ROBOCOP*, or FARGO*. All (4K downconverts) compare about on equal level to Spirit HD native transfers as far as fine detail and texture are concerned. This is very much the same here, partly (due to the [in the cases incorrect] choices of color re-timing) the shots are even a bit more problematic. Only a couple are actually better in registration, albeit very, very slightly. With all titles mentioned the result with a "ranking" scanner such as NORTHLIGHT or IMAGICA would have been at least noticably better, if not profoundly*. Even with not quite as precise scanners such as ARRI, SCANITY or 4K SPIRIT the outcome, always provided proper scanning and color re-timing, would have preserved the fine detail not present in these "4K" scans.
     
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    oops wrong thread...
     
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    This stupid Universal disc won't let you freeze frame it without a stupid banner coming up! I take it the region 2 version doesn't have this problem
     

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