WHV Announcement: Band of Brothers (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,643
    Likes Received:
    4,490
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    [​IMG]

    Click on image to be taken to official site
     
  2. Felix Martinez

    Felix Martinez Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2001
    Messages:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    South Florida
    I don't like the selling point of "re-mastered."

    Please, please keep grain intact.

    Otherwise, really looking forward to this set!
     
  3. Ray_R

    Ray_R Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,559
    Likes Received:
    1
    But how will the picture quality compare with the Japanese HDDVD's? At least it comes in the same tin-jobby as the SDDVD.[​IMG]
     
  4. Richard Travale

    Richard Travale Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2001
    Messages:
    3,425
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    The Island, Canada
    Real Name:
    Rich Travale
    $99MSRP? So, what will we be seeing in stores, $70ish?
     
  5. Bryan Beckman

    Bryan Beckman Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Amazon's preorder price is $69.95. You can also get it from the Warner Bros. store for $55.95+tax if you use the 30% discount code ANWBTS and buy one other title (it's only good if you purchase two or more items), otherwise it's $77.95. You get free shipping at both sites.

    Considering how expensive the other HBO Blu-ray sets are, this is a good price for an outstanding miniseries.
     
  6. Jari K

    Jari K Producer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,292
    Likes Received:
    250

    Yes, fair price, IMO.

    Just finished watching Ken Burns' "The War" documentary, so I´m just in the right frame of mind to re-watch "BoB". This time in 1080p. [​IMG] Damn, I simply can´t wait.
     
  7. Kris Z.

    Kris Z. Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    They'd have to be profoundly stupid to try to remove the grain on this, however I do wonder what the "remastered" refers to since it was finished on DI; not a whole lot to do there really. Hopefully it's just marketing.

    I'm also curious about the DTS-HD MA, does this mean Warner isn't doing the actual encoding/authoring?
     
  8. David Wilkins

    David Wilkins Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    7
    This title should should be a revelation, so far as the way DNR is applied. This title plus the last several Spielberg movies, which have very pronounced grain, by design.

    I can already hear the droning pin-heads from every corner of internet-land, doing their best Quasimodo: "The grain...the grain...".

    If they choose to dampen the grain on this one...well, it will make the 'Patton' outcry sound like a polite, repressed whimper; and the result will be more obvious by an order of magnitude. Along with a muted color palette, grain is the primary image component. Should be interesting.
     
  9. Douglas Monce

    Douglas Monce Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    5,514
    Likes Received:
    12
    Kris is right, the look of this show is created completely in the computer. I suspect "remaster" means simply that they went back to the original digital master files to create the encodes for the blu-ray.

    Doug
     
  10. Douglas Monce

    Douglas Monce Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    5,514
    Likes Received:
    12

    Considering that the grain and the subdued color palate on this show is completely intentional, I doubt seriously that they will do anything to change it.

    Doug
     
  11. David Wilkins

    David Wilkins Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    7

    That's what one would assume, but who can tell these days. I'm eager to hear the first reports.

    That being said: I hope we can avoid the pre-release, judge, jury and executioner via screen capture syndrome.
     
  12. Xylon

    Xylon Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Remastered? [​IMG]
     
  13. Jari K

    Jari K Producer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,292
    Likes Received:
    250
    So you start this DNR-speculation already, just based on the work "remastered" on the press release? Can´t wait for the "screencaps"... [​IMG]
     
  14. Xylon

    Xylon Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oy! Calm down, friend!

    Screencaps will come [​IMG]

    After watching it of course.
     
  15. frankie108

    frankie108 Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anyways, I want to see it exactly as I saw it on my ratty old crt Toshiba HDTV 7 years ago. Is that too much to ask???[​IMG]
     
  16. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2001
    Messages:
    5,980
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    The BK
    Real Name:
    ManW
    Well, I couldn't help myself and preordered it w/ the 30% off coupon at the WHV site (along w/ LA Confidential and Adv of Robin Hood) -- at least it's an HBO title, not New Line. Gonna have to keep my fingers crossed I guess. [​IMG]

    _Man_
     
  17. Jari K

    Jari K Producer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,292
    Likes Received:
    250
    I pre-ordered this too. I´ll watching "moving screenshots" from my couch. [​IMG]
     
  18. Dave Moritz

    Dave Moritz Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2001
    Messages:
    5,322
    Likes Received:
    446
    Location:
    California
    Real Name:
    Dave Moritz
    This title is as good as in my HD collection the day it comes out! [​IMG] I am glad I held of on buying this title so I will only have to buy it one time. The first time I saw this title was on my 31" Toshiba CRT TV on DVD. So I am now counting the days to see it with a awsum 1080p transfer on my 50" HDTV. [​IMG]

    Oh ya after I get my Denon AVR-2809ci and it has been set up, Band Of Brothers in DTS-HD MA will be one of the first group of Blu-ray titles I will watch to test out the new receiver! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Scott Simonian

    Scott Simonian Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    1,281
    Likes Received:
    0

    This is the only thing that brings me some comfort that this BD will be okay and not touched by the DNR demons out there. Could you imagine if a movie like 300 (shot digitally with CGI grain added) where the grain was scrubbed out?


    I predict that this set will look great. When it was played on HBO, we didn't own an HDTV in the house so I have never seen the show in HD. Can't wait. Oh and DTS-HD Master Audio too?!?! Woohoo!
     
  20. Jesse Blacklow

    Jesse Blacklow Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2002
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    0
    According to a poster at AVS who got his copy sent VERY early from Warner, it looks fantastic, high-level grain and all:
     

Share This Page