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Best Web Site for Film-To-DVD Transfers Comparisons?


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted April 05 2003 - 08:35 AM

I don't know what the hell brought this up in my mind, but I was thinking back to how the transfer for Lawrence of Arabia on the Columbia/Tri-Star disc is "something David Lean wouldn't approve of".

It got me to thinking; what is it supposed to look like? For that matter, are there other instances in which the images on the DVD are inferior or incorrect compared to the film source print?

I might be on crack or something, but I swear the transfer on the Bridge on the River Kwai featurette looks better than the transfer on the film itself.

Or we could start doing comparisons right now. Posted Image

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted April 06 2003 - 03:41 AM

Dome, DVD's do not represent many films at its best. Lower resolution, poorer color pallette and in many "restored films" the elimination of most if not all film grain. Sound is sometimes fiddled with and made into pseudo 5.1 "stereo" and of course, the OAR is not always proper. So what else is new? Peter

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted April 06 2003 - 05:03 AM

It's evident that DVD's will never capture film perfectly. I'm just asking for websites that do this comparison, with LOA being a prime example.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted April 06 2003 - 12:58 PM

www.widescreenmuseum.com has frames from Lawrence of Arabia which you could compare DVD grabs with.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted April 07 2003 - 06:46 AM

Thanks Patrick. Posted Image

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted April 07 2003 - 07:13 AM

Of course, those frames appear on the website with much lower resolution than an image projected from film would have. So the comparison may be of limited utility. M.
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

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Posted April 07 2003 - 07:41 AM

True, but I'm intereted in the "incorrect" colors on the DVD compared to the frame.

At least I have somewhere to start. Posted Image




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