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#1 of 22 RolandL

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Posted March 08 2010 - 07:45 AM

http://www.dvdbeaver...are/african.htm


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#2 of 22 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 08 2010 - 04:56 PM

Awesome.  Thanks, Roland!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif

Certainly an improvement over anything I've ever seen.

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#3 of 22 Sebastian1972

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Posted March 08 2010 - 09:55 PM

Finally, it looks just right for the first time on home video. This is very exciting!!!

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Posted March 09 2010 - 01:12 AM

I am very happy with the way the screen caps look for this film.  I have seen the film in theatres a couple of times with a fairly used print and I have the laserdisc which I was OK with.  But this looks like Paramount took their time and have done it right.  I guess good things come to patient people. 
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#5 of 22 Heinz W

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Posted March 09 2010 - 02:14 AM

The caps look good for the most part, but is there a strong green push here? Look at the caps of the boat entering the rapids for example. The water looks green.

Is it just me?

#6 of 22 RolandL

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Posted March 09 2010 - 05:33 AM



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Originally Posted by Heinz W 

The caps look good for the most part, but is there a strong green push here? Look at the caps of the boat entering the rapids for example. The water looks green.

Is it just me?
Parts of the water do look green but other parts are blue in that scene.

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#7 of 22 Mark B

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Posted March 09 2010 - 07:21 AM

I can't quite understand why a screen grab of one of the green screen shots wouldn't be featured by the "Beaver." It seems essential to the evaluation process.


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Posted March 09 2010 - 09:56 AM


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The caps look good for the most part, but is there a strong green push here? Look at the caps of the boat entering the rapids for example. The water looks green.

Is it just me?
Why wouldn't water reflecting green stuff look green (or have a strong green tint)?   They're in the jungles afterall.<br /></span>
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Anyway, the screen caps look good so far.  Great to see.  Would love to finally see this film for myself.<br />
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#9 of 22 Heinz W

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Posted March 09 2010 - 11:01 PM

Like I said, maybe it's just me, but a lot of those shots have a greenish cast to them. Other things as well, in the boat shot look at the sky in the Carlton DVD which is blue and compare to the BD where it looks more white.

Maybe this is the way it's supposed to look, I really don't know. In general it looks better than the DVDs. Haven't seen the film for a few years and never have in HD or at a theater. I love the movie and have been waiting more than a decade for it on disc. Only good thing about the long wait is that I get to skip DVD completely and go right to hi-def. Hopefully Mr. Harris will weigh in on it and ease my mind, but regardless this will be a Day 1 purchase.

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Posted March 10 2010 - 11:56 AM

I can assure you that the latest blu ray edition of The African Queen has correct colour balance and contrast exactly as cinematographer Jack Cardiff intended. He would be very, very happy to see the result if he is still alive.  

#11 of 22 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 10 2010 - 12:21 PM

Upon what information can you make that assurance, Sebastian?  /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif

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#12 of 22 Sebastian1972

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Posted March 10 2010 - 05:57 PM

@ Mike - I saw the MPAA archival print of this film before with my own very eyes.

#13 of 22 Heinz W

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Posted March 10 2010 - 10:55 PM

Thank you Sebastion, that's very reassuring.

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Posted March 11 2010 - 03:58 AM

@ Heinz - You are very welcome.

#15 of 22 Stephen_J_H

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Posted March 11 2010 - 09:54 AM

At least no one's screaming about the lossy audio track..... yet.












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#16 of 22 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 11 2010 - 10:01 AM



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At least no one's screaming about the lossy audio track..... yet.
 
I'll be glad to oblige, Stephen--if it's true.  I haven't heard that yet.

I'm already on record about the issue HERE.

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Posted March 11 2010 - 10:04 AM

It's true, but since it's a mono track it's a less egregious offense. No reason to not have it lossless, but ultimately not a big deal in this case IMO.

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#18 of 22 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 11 2010 - 10:20 AM

But lossless is lossless...no matter mono/stereo.surround.  It's all about the quality rather than the type of soundfield used.

I thought the studios were past this kind of thing.  How disappointing.


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Posted March 11 2010 - 10:35 AM

I have a few people from Paramount willing to talk about the release.  If you have any questions (Mike /img/vbsmilies/htf/smiley_wink.gif) please post them here: http://www.hometheat...ad#post_3669628

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Posted March 11 2010 - 10:42 AM

Done.  Thanks, Adam.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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