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Reservoir Dogs 15th Anniversary Edition from Lionsgate on 10/24


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#21 of 138 Richard Kim

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Posted July 13 2006 - 06:16 AM

Never mind

#22 of 138 Larry House

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Posted July 13 2006 - 06:56 AM

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How can an anamorphic print be misprojected? Unlike a matted 1.85, everything that's shown on screen 2.35 is what's on the print.

It was filmed in Super 35, so there's lots of information in the frame that wasn't transferred to anamorphic 2.35:1 theatrical prints (and lots of room for framing errors when going back to the negative or interpositives for video masters).

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Posted July 13 2006 - 07:14 AM

Yes, but David's comment was a direct response to Bill's assertion that the framing discrepancies might be due to misprojection at a commercial theater. As David explained, a scope print, unlike a flat one, contains no visual information that isn't meant to be projected onto the screen. Even if it was shot Super35, which does involve capturing extraneous visual information, the release prints would be anamorphic.

If there was an error in framing the anamorphic release print from the orginal Super35 master, then it would have to have occured at the studio level, long before the local theater received the print. That means it's not really a projection problem.
 

 


#24 of 138 RyanAn

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Posted July 13 2006 - 07:47 AM

...and you know I'm going to have to buy it!

It's not that important, but I wonder if they'll do the individual covers.

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#25 of 138 Dave Mack

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Posted July 13 2006 - 08:32 AM

We just saw POTC in SF and it looked like the top of the frame was off. People's heads were cut off here and there...

#26 of 138 Geoff_D

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Posted July 13 2006 - 09:36 AM

The framing I'm not bothered about. The washed-out look of the transfer is what bugs me the most about the R1 10th anniversary edition. The original anamorphic R2 edition got the balance just perfect, with more vibrant colour and a wider contrast range that still retains the crushed shadow detail inherent to a movie shot on such slow stock. But the Artisan 10th anni edition reduced the contrast to such a degree that the already-fragile black level got ruined. I've got both editions, and I can't see myself going for another version anytime soon. I'd have bought the cancelled DVHS edition in a heartbeat though.

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Posted July 13 2006 - 09:44 AM

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We just saw POTC in SF and it looked like the top of the frame was off. People's heads were cut off here and there...

An anamorphic print can certainly be misframed a bit top and bottom, but to see MORE image at both top and bottom on the 35mm print vs. the original laserdisc/DVD letterboxed transfer definitely indicates the transfer was at fault.

I'm not certain the actual HD transfer of RESERVOIR DOGS is at fault- I think something went wacky with the black levels when they did the standard-def downconversion. If they do a better downconversion with correct black levels, and offer the original theatrical sound mix as a viewing option, I'd be willing to pick this up.

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Posted July 13 2006 - 01:06 PM

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#29 of 138 Bill GrandPre

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Posted July 13 2006 - 05:08 PM

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the last dvd came out 5 years ago

Not exactly, Lionsgate is jumping the gun a little bit because the 15th Anniversary is actually 2007, whereas Artisan kept delaying their 10th Anniversary Disc so it came out late in '02.

It'll actually be closer to four years.
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#30 of 138 Ron Reda

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Posted July 17 2006 - 09:35 AM

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I think something went wacky with the black levels when they did the standard-def downconversion.

OK, but still...it's a quality control issue then. No one viewed it before it went to pressing?
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Posted July 27 2006 - 05:13 AM

News from davisdvd.com

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Lionsgate Home Entertainment has sent us full details for their upcoming Reservoir Dogs: 15th Anniversary Edition. Due on October 24th, the two-disc set will include a newly remastered anamorphic widescreen transfer (thank goodness, 'cause the last one sucked), Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and DTS-ES 6.1 tracks.



Bonus materials will include select scene audio commentary, deleted scenes, a "Pulp Factoids Viewer" featuring insider info about the film and sources of inspiration, a "Playing It Fast and Loose" documentary studying the impact and ripple effect of the film, "Profiling the Reservoir Dogs" (a perspective of the criminal minds of the film's characters) and "Tipping Guide" (proper tipping etiquette Reservoir Dogs style) featurettes, K Billy's Sounds of the 70s and vintage interviews with Quentin Tarantino and others. The packaging comes in a limited edition matchbook case with a photo gallery, along with an outer metal case in the shape of a gasoline can. Retail is $19.98.

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#32 of 138 Scott Simonian

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Posted July 27 2006 - 05:59 AM

Oh, hell yes!

I will be picking this up.
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Posted July 27 2006 - 09:44 AM

Interesting artwork, I may just have to pick this up as well.

#34 of 138 Vincent_P

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Posted July 27 2006 - 10:34 AM

So I wonder if they bothered to fix the soundtrack...

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Posted July 27 2006 - 11:01 AM

I don't think the 10th Anniversary Edition was DD EX and DTS ES, so it's quite possible.
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Posted July 27 2006 - 03:29 PM

Are all the features carried over from the previous 2-disc ann. set?


Also, what's the verdict on the transfer... any news how that's being handeled?

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Posted July 28 2006 - 08:39 AM

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Also, what's the verdict on the transfer... any news how that's being handled?

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Due on October 24th, the two-disc set will include a newly remastered anamorphic widescreen transfer (thank goodness, 'cause the last one sucked)
.....This seems to be the only info as of yet but it does say "newly remastered"....now exactly what that truly means is anyone's guess, if they just fix the horrible black levels from the last HD Transfer & fix the 5.1 remix or include the original 2.0 track (as has been mentioned by many many many others) I would think about buying it.
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#38 of 138 Harold Wazzu

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Posted August 02 2006 - 04:15 AM

Look at this digipak & discart, it's awesome!

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#39 of 138 Ron Reda

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Posted August 02 2006 - 01:56 PM

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...if they just fix the horrible black levels from the last HD Transfer & fix the 5.1 remix or include the original 2.0 track (as has been mentioned by many many many others) I would think about buying it.

Same goes for me.
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Posted August 02 2006 - 11:23 PM

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Look at this digipak & discart, it's awesome!

http://davisdvd.com/...servoirdogs.jpg

Meh, it looks too gimmicky and flimsy to me.


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