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Phantasm II, an upscale?

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#21 of 26 OFFLINE   FanboyZ

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Posted May 08 2013 - 04:54 PM

wasn't "the Family Man" a suspected up convert?



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Posted May 09 2013 - 01:36 AM

Yes because Phantasm II is coming out of Universal. They're far from perfect but I have never heard of them releasing an upconvert.

 

Old master, degrained to remove detail, contrast boosted to remove more detail but make the colours pop, hey presto it looks like an upconvert but really its just a Universal special.


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Posted May 09 2013 - 01:48 AM

4 Jackie Chan movies, 2 separate releases within the last 5 months are knowingly upscaled.

One more so hard to imagine?

 

Asian films being upscaled is unfortunately common because of the sources being provided by the Asian film companies. This is generally true for multiple releases for various US distributors. I don't think the comparison to the films provided by the US studios is apt.


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Posted May 09 2013 - 04:12 AM

Old master, degrained to remove detail, contrast boosted to remove more detail but make the colours pop, hey presto it looks like an upconvert but really its just a Universal special.

That has been the case in way too many of their releases but, like I said, it's still not an upconvert.



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Posted May 09 2013 - 07:43 AM

I can believe that.



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Posted May 09 2013 - 09:30 PM

Asian films being upscaled is unfortunately common because of the sources being provided by the Asian film companies. This is generally true for multiple releases for various US distributors. I don't think the comparison to the films provided by the US studios is apt.

 

True, their studio licensed releases are much less likely to be unconverted, and if this one is from Universal I wouldn't expect it to be the case.  Sure, Family Plot in the recent Hitchcock set was practically one, but releases like that from Universal are...let's say "unfortunate exceptions".

 

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