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Die Hard 1 and 3 Blu-ray vs. DVD comparisons

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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   captainjoe


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Posted November 19 2007 - 10:20 AM

Here are some comparison shots.

Die Hard:


Die Hard 3:


#2 of 14 OFFLINE   FrankT


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Posted November 19 2007 - 10:35 AM

Cool Thanks

#3 of 14 OFFLINE   captainjoe


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Posted November 20 2007 - 01:52 PM

no problem.Posted Image

#4 of 14 OFFLINE   Kevin Fox

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Posted November 20 2007 - 02:20 PM

Excellent news that Fox finally got Die Hard 3 right.

Way back when we had an HTF conversation with the Fox rep at the time, I asked him what had happened with Vengeance (this was right around the time they released the 2-disc collector's editions on DVD) since the DVD looked almost as bad as the laserdisc, and he said that it wasn't the transfer so much as the source material.

He didn't elaborate any further on that, but whatever the reason, it finally looks right, at least based on those screenshots.
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#5 of 14 OFFLINE   ScottJH


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Posted November 20 2007 - 02:48 PM

Just a heads up. DeepDiscount.com lowered their price on the 4-pack collection to match Amazon's and after one of the 20% coupons is now $66.36

#6 of 14 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted November 20 2007 - 03:37 PM

I'm still amazed at how bad SD DVD looks in comparison to HDM.
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#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Grant H

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Posted November 21 2007 - 03:29 AM

It'll be like watching DHWAV again for the first time!
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Posted November 21 2007 - 06:14 AM

The difference truly is stunning, and the film grain is a beautiful thing.
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#9 of 14 OFFLINE   ErichH



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Posted November 21 2007 - 11:55 AM

Originally Posted by ScottJH
Just a heads up. DeepDiscount.com lowered their price on the 4-pack collection to match Amazon's and after one of the 20% coupons is now $66.36

Thanks - I've been up in the air about the price of this set, but the coupon tipped me over the edge.

#10 of 14 OFFLINE   Jim_K


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Posted November 22 2007 - 01:25 AM

Got my set yesterday and I kinda wished I'd have paid the extra money for the individual releases because the packaging design plain sucks, plus the case was damaged. Posted Image
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#11 of 14 OFFLINE   Robin_B


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Posted November 25 2007 - 08:47 AM

WOW those look great. I was particularly wondering if the third film was going to finally look decent and boy does it. Quite an improvement on DH too but not as much. Where's the comparisons for DH2?
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#12 of 14 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted July 09 2008 - 01:08 PM

OMG I can't get over how great DH3 looks! Posted Image

As a long time hater of the infamously screwed up DVD's of this film seeing it on BD WITHOUT the ringing and EE was like coming out of the forest and seeing the sun for the first time, I mean you can actually make out individual objects on the shelves of Zues' store and count the whiskers on McClane's stubble! Posted Image

It was great to finally watch this film without that impossible to ignor ringing grating on my eyes! Posted ImagePosted Image

Now if they can just do the same for Tombstone we'll be cookin' with gas! Posted Image
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#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

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Posted July 09 2008 - 02:58 PM

Thanks for the link.
Never was a "DH" fan, I'm too old I quess.
However, LUV'D "LForDH" in the theater (watched the BD yesterday); so checked out "DH" on TV letterboxed no less (on Tuesday).
Wanted too get 1 on BD, however the reviews of the disc weren't all that great.
After seeing this, I'll have NO problem picking up 1!
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Posted July 09 2008 - 09:24 PM

I watched this on bd on my hd projector, and HOLY COW!!!I could see liscense plate numbers, badge numbers, I could read Bayer on the bottle McClain carried around with him...I could not beleive the difference. I also checked out the difference with NO Country for Old Men. That made my jaw drop. But what impressed me even more than the pic was the SOUND! Even just listening through the optical out, there was a SOLID improvement in sound. Fortunately my friend brings his PS3 over a lot Posted Image