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#1 of 55 OFFLINE   Richard--W

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Posted December 04 2012 - 05:02 PM

What are the reference quality transfers on blu-ray? Go ahead and suggest titles to add to this master list. 1947 Black Narcissus -- Criterion 1948 The Red Shoes -- Criterion 1953 The Big Heat -- Columbia / Twilight Time 1954 White Christmas -- Paramount 1956 Bigger Than Life -- Fox / Criterion 1956 The Ten Commandments -- Paramount 1959 North By Northwest -- Warner Brothers 1962 Lawrence of Arabia -- Columbia-Sony 1963 How the West Was Won -- Warner Brothers 1966 The Sand Pebbles -- Fox 1966 The Professionals -- Columbia-Sony 1967 Quatermass and the Pit -- Hammer / Studio Canal - Optimum 1968 Rosemary's Baby -- Criterion 1972 The Godfather -- Paramount 1974 The Godfather Part 11 -- Paramount 1975 Barry Lyndon -- Warner Brothers 1980 The Shining -- Warner Brothers 1990 The Godfather Part 111 -- Paramount 1984 A Passage to India -- Columbia-Sony

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Posted December 04 2012 - 05:11 PM

Great list. I'd add 1939 The Wizard of Oz 1951 An American in Paris 1954 White Christmas 1956 The Ten Commandments 1959 Ben-Hur anything Pixar

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Posted December 04 2012 - 05:33 PM

Baraka Remastered The Dark Knight Saving Private Ryan Curious Case of Benjamin Button Another I think that deserves it. But only those of us that remember it in theatres actually get how good it is... Last of The Mohicans Lots of people bemoan it. Watch it in a theatre some time from actual film stock.

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Posted December 04 2012 - 09:35 PM

1968: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
 

 


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Posted December 04 2012 - 10:38 PM

South Pacific The Sound of Music Bye Bye Birdie (Twilight Time) Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (Twilight Time) The Egyptian (Twilight Time)

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Posted December 05 2012 - 12:31 AM

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Casablanca (70th Anniversary Edition) White Christmas The Ten Commandments Ben-Hur Lawrence of Arabia The Godfather Collection

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Posted December 05 2012 - 04:16 AM

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See you at the pah-ty, Richter.

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Posted December 05 2012 - 04:25 AM

A Passage to India

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Posted December 05 2012 - 04:59 AM

Cleopatra (1963)

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Posted December 05 2012 - 05:35 AM

Cleopatra (1963)
Ah!!! I just knew someone would put this title forward (I let the too dark Last Of The Mohicans go, but I have to say something about this). A needlessly overprocessed pictute, colours mucked about with, too cold, yellows done away with (if you wan't to see what gold looks like, look at The Egyptian..GOLD, not silver like in Cleopatra). This just about looks OK if I turn the colour right up on my telly (well a few scenes overbaked). In fact this would come under my most disappointing release of the year. I should put a title or two forward. How The West Was Won, esp the Smilebox version, & It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

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Posted December 05 2012 - 06:50 AM

Keep the recommendations coming. Endorse recommendations that have already been made or dispute them, but keep them coming. Question: doesn't DNR do some injury to the 70th Anniversary edition of CASABLANCA? Aren't WIZARD OF OZ, THE MUSIC MAN, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD afflicted with too much yellow? A chronic problem at Warner Home Video.

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Posted December 05 2012 - 07:56 AM

One we've all missed...Jaws! As they graded it again from scratch I hoped they wouldn't muck it up, but looking at it, I think they did a bang up job. A reference Blu-ray. ...& just thought of another one, Inglourious Basterds. Whatever you think of Tarantino films, they always look good, & I think the Blu of this looks stunning, as I'm sure Django Unchained will.

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Posted December 05 2012 - 08:04 AM

What are the reference quality transfers on blu-ray? Go ahead and suggest titles to add to this master list. 1947 Black Narcissus -- Criterion 1948 The Red Shoes -- Criterion 1954 White Christmas -- Paramount 1956 The Ten Commandments -- Paramount 1959 North By Northwest -- Warner Brothers 1962 Lawrence of Arabia -- Columbia-Sony 1963 How the West Was Won -- Warner Brothers 1968 Rosemary's Baby -- Criterion 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey -- MGM / Warner Brothers 1972 The Godfather -- Paramount 1974 The Godfather Part 11 -- Paramount 1980 The Shining -- Warner Brothers 1990 The Godfather Part 111 -- Paramount 1984 A Passage to India -- Columbia-Sony
I have to strongly disagree with 2001: A Space Odyssey being on a list of reference quality BDs. This is an older scan with excessive edge enhancement and filtering; it really needs a new scan.

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Posted December 05 2012 - 08:27 AM

DNR on the 70th Anniversary of Casablanca? Not that I am aware of. The original blu-ray is the one that was over-processed.

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Posted December 05 2012 - 09:07 AM

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Let's throw in the original Patton disc while we're at it.

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Posted December 05 2012 - 09:50 AM

I have to strongly disagree with 2001: A Space Odyssey being on a list of reference quality BDs. This is an older scan with excessive edge enhancement and filtering; it really needs a new scan.
Indeed.

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Posted December 05 2012 - 09:57 AM

I have to strongly disagree with 2001: A Space Odyssey being on a list of reference quality BDs. This is an older scan with excessive edge enhancement and filtering; it really needs a new scan.
Indeed.
Removed. Why don't both of you share with us your list reference quality blu-rays?

#18 of 55 OFFLINE   dpippel

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Posted December 05 2012 - 10:00 AM

I throw in a few suggestions later when I have more time.

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Posted December 05 2012 - 10:02 AM

I'll have to re-watch my copy of 2001 as I thought it was a reference disc. But I haven't cracked it open in a while either. It was one of the first BD I bought. That coincided with when our company's employees were given an LG BD390 which coincided with Toshiba shanking the industry by losing the format war...(yeah, yeah, veiled attempt at the slight of BD...haha...)

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Posted December 05 2012 - 10:17 AM

E.T. Taxi Driver All The Presidents Men The Bridge On The River Kwai Close Encounters The Big Heat In Cold Blood The Barbarian And The Geisha Head Easy Rider Annie Hall Manhattan Blow Out Five Easy Pieces The Last Picture Show The King Of Marvin Gardens The Bible All About Eve Jason And The Argonauts The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad The Adventures Of Baron Muchausen Citizen Kane Sabotuer The Trouble With Harry Dracula Frankenstein The Mummy The Bride Of Frankenstein Barbarella A.I. Bigger Than Life An Affair To Remember In Which We Serve This Happy Breed Blithe Spirit Brief Encounter Off the top of my head. And lots more




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