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#61 of 71 OFFLINE   mdnitoil

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Posted August 13 2012 - 09:38 AM

Personally, I thought the Skyjacked DVD that Warner put out a couple of years ago looked fantastic. Not quite sure what Blu will bring to the table since it was always a grainy pic to begin with. Seems like there's more opportunity for harm than good on that one.

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Posted August 13 2012 - 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by mdnitoil /t/317783/question-on-rollercoaster-1977-two-minute-warning-1976-and-the-hindenburg-1975/60#post_3961714 Personally, I thought the Skyjacked DVD that Warner put out a couple of years ago looked fantastic. Not quite sure what Blu will bring to the table since it was always a grainy pic to begin with. Seems like there's more opportunity for harm than good on that one.
  Blu ray will handle the film grain better than DVD and it should be more film like if treated correctly.

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Posted August 14 2012 - 04:12 AM

Blu ray will handle the film grain better than DVD and it should be more film like if treated correctly.
I certainly appreciate that it can be better, just suggesting that it can also be worse. Goodness knows there are plenty of titles out there as evidence.

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Posted June 24 2013 - 05:48 PM

Another mindboggling must read from William Wilson, this time on the TV version of THE CONCORDE: AIRPORT 79, which aired in 1982. Unbelievable...http://originalvidju...592307008201794



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Posted June 25 2013 - 11:03 AM

Susan Sullivan was never in the original theatrical version of Midway. She was added to the expanded TV version as well as some re-used midway battle footage passed off as the battle of Coral Sea.

 

Excellent and in depth article. I remember seeing this version as late as the early 2000s on cable. There had to be some substantial costs involved in this reworking. You would think Bluray was made for this where both versions could be on one disc. Besides this and EARTHQUAKE....was MIDWAY reworked for television with Susan Sullivan's role reinstated.


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Posted July 01 2013 - 05:31 PM

I have seen the tv versions of Midway and Earthquake so much that the tv versions are the movie versions to me. I wish they would give us the option of the movie or tv version. You would think that with all the space on a blu-ray and not a huge amount of extras that there would be plenty of room for both.



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Posted July 02 2013 - 03:33 PM

EARTHQUAKE, in particular, plays a lot better without all the TV-added fodder, but I get where you're coming from. That said, the TV stuff was filmed 1:37:1, correct, so it wouldn't exactly mesh with the rest in its OAR, unless you wanted the entire presentation to be pan/scan/full-frame. 



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Posted July 02 2013 - 03:39 PM

EARTHQUAKE, in particular, plays a lot better without all the TV-added fodder, but I get where you're coming from. That said, the TV stuff was filmed 1:37:1, correct, so it wouldn't exactly mesh with the rest in its OAR, unless you wanted the entire presentation to be pan/scan/full-frame. 

 

Did they shoot using the same 35mm cameras, if so then surely they can present them widescreen if the original negative exists of the newly shot footage, i understand NBC did this two years after the film wrapped and the director hated the new footage.


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Posted July 02 2013 - 04:58 PM

Ive been really tempted to get the Painted Veil but my blind buying hasnt been really successful lately. Is this any good , any film that it is similar to ? 



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Posted July 02 2013 - 07:25 PM

I could go either way. Either offer the pan and scan tv version or cut the tv footage in with the movie footage. Earthquake does have an interesting scene where a airplane lands right when the earthquake hits. The pilots then have to take off again when the runway breaks up. that would seem to fit in with the multiple disasters depicted in the film.



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Posted November 18 2013 - 11:55 AM

Watching two minute on max in HD at the moment. Looks pretty good. And first time I've seen it uncut since the 70's. saw it with my dad back in the theaters then. Scared the hell out of me





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