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#21 of 28 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted January 12 2014 - 01:54 PM

A lot of recent Sony MODs tend to look excellent upconverted.  Quite a bit of the WHV titles of the latter part of the prior decade hold up very well, such as America, America.  Many of those DVDs were derived from recently done HD video masters.



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Posted January 13 2014 - 03:00 AM

A few days ago I watched Harper, a very good DVD. In the close and medium shots it's not unlike High Definition but the long shots do give the game away



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Posted February 03 2014 - 08:46 AM

I watched The Bad And The Beautiful last night. I've had the DVD for a long time but hadn't watched it recently. I had forgotten how good it is! A really good DVD with "extras" on the other side. Yes, it's a old-fashioned flipper! 

 

As The Bad And The Beautiful is such an enjoyable film, I'm surprised it hasn't come out on Blu-ray.



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Posted February 03 2014 - 03:36 PM

The Band Wagon(1953) DVD looks pretty darn good upconverted. The colors really pop on this DVD.

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Posted February 03 2014 - 07:06 PM

Thanks for all these suggestions; I add them to my Netflix queue (when available) as soon as I see them - keep them coming! I watched Visconti's "L'Innocente" and was very impressed with the transfer on this Kino/Lorber DVD. Blacks could have been better but overall very good picture quality; extremely depressing film though.



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Posted February 25 2014 - 02:41 AM

Below, the 2002 submarine-horror film, is one of the best looking DVDs I've seen.

I'll second that: it was the first one that sprang to mind when I came across this thread... Bloody good film, too!

 

Recently bought & watched the Echo Bridge twofer BD & the video is even better. it's a just shame it loses the DVD's excellent 5.1 track & only has lossless 2.0 surround!


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Posted August 07 2014 - 02:19 PM

I've just watched Lady In Cement projected onto a 10' wide screen. It's an exceptionally good DVD. It's been some time since I last saw it and I'd forgotten how good the picture quality was. 

 

The film is third rate but the DVD is top quality.



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Posted August 08 2014 - 05:06 AM

While Blu-ray seems to run the gamut in quality, same as DVD, the curious thing for me is how bad some newer titles look on DVD. The Aviator DVD, for me, is unwatchable for instance. I'm not talking about in comparison to their BD counterparts, but against much older movies on DVD, some of which have been mentioned above. I still buy these stellar DVDs that are not available on BD. One exception is my recent addition of the Vertigo SE DVD, mainly bought for the restoration featurette and commentary (missing from the BD).






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