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Touch of Evil Limited Edition (Blu-ray Combo) Available for Preorder


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#1 of 37 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 28 2014 - 11:03 PM

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#2 of 37 OFFLINE   Peter Neski

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Posted January 29 2014 - 09:46 AM

RUN TIME: 1 Hour 51 Minutes
VIDEO RATING: PG-13
DISC TYPE: BD-50 (Single Sided)
LAYERS: Single

AUDIO: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
SUBTITLES: English SDH
French
Spanish
BLACK & WHITE
BONUS MATERIALS : • Digital Copy of Touch of Evil
• Includes UltraViolet
• Bringing Evil to Life
• Evil Lost and Found
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reconstructed Version Commentary with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Reconstruction Producer Rick Schmidlin
• Reconstructed Version Commentary with Reconstruction Producer Rick Schmidlin


Disc 1 (Side A) (Feature 2)

RUN TIME: 1 Hour 36 Minutes
VIDEO RATING: Not Rated

AUDIO: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
SUBTITLES: English SDH
Spanish
French
BLACK & WHITE
BONUS MATERIALS : • Theatrical Version Commentary with Writer/Filmmaker F.X. Feeney


Disc 1 (Side A) (Feature 3)

RUN TIME: 1 Hour 49 Minutes
VIDEO RATING: Not Rated

AUDIO: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
SUBTITLES: English SDH
Spanish
French
BLACK & WHITE
BONUS MATERIALS : • Preview Version Commentary with Orson Welles Historians



#3 of 37 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted January 29 2014 - 10:41 AM

So... a single disc with three cuts, four commentaries and special features? Can anyone say seamless branching?


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#4 of 37 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted January 29 2014 - 11:07 AM

So... a single disc with three cuts, four commentaries and special features? Can anyone say seamless branching?

 

Let's hope that's what they're doing.



#5 of 37 OFFLINE   Garysb

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Posted January 29 2014 - 01:36 PM

I was unaware that there was a preview version of the film. Wouldn't the preview version be Welles' original cut? How does it differ from the reconstruction version ?



#6 of 37 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted January 29 2014 - 02:13 PM

What makes this a limited edition?



#7 of 37 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted January 29 2014 - 02:26 PM

I was unaware that there was a preview version of the film. Wouldn't the preview version be Welles' original cut? How does it differ from the reconstruction version ?

 

The so-called "Preview Version" is the cut that was on VHS for years. It was unearthed in 1976 and is NOT Welles' original cut.



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Posted January 29 2014 - 03:09 PM

Preview Version runs 1 hour 49 mins and contains some of Welles' requests

Theatrical version runs 1 hour 36 mins (and IMO is much less coherent)

Restored Version runs 1 hour 51 mins and keeps to Welles' 58 page memo

 

All this from the 2008 DVD.



#9 of 37 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted January 30 2014 - 09:45 AM

I am assuming that for anyone who owns the superb UK release (which is a 2-disc set), this would be redundant...



#10 of 37 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted January 30 2014 - 09:55 AM

"What makes this a limited edition?"

Not fully sure, but probably booklets and stuff. I'm sure that the actual BD discs stay in print.

#11 of 37 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted January 30 2014 - 12:16 PM

I am assuming that for anyone who owns the superb UK release (which is a 2-disc set), this would be redundant...

 

Restored Version at the very least should be a new transfer from the recent 4K restoration.


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#12 of 37 OFFLINE   Reggie W

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Posted April 14 2014 - 05:53 AM

Well I'm picking this up tomorrow, anybody else? I do not have the UK version. DVDBEAVER has their review up by the way.



#13 of 37 OFFLINE   Torsten Kaiser

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Posted April 14 2014 - 06:41 AM

Restored Version at the very least should be a new transfer from the recent 4K restoration.

 

4K restoration ? Did I miss anything ?  I don't think so.... As far as I know all masters date back to 2008 and 2010...and none of which is 4K, not even close; in fact all final masters of that title are in HD.


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Posted April 14 2014 - 06:54 AM

See the last question in the article here: http://entertainment...michael-daruty/

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"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted April 14 2014 - 07:22 AM

See the last question in the article here: http://entertainment...michael-daruty/

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ToE on (the U.S.) Blu-ray is certainly not of that "endevour", if it is already finished.  The US version is merely different to the MoC or the other international Universal releases (such as France) in color [gradation] timing - and, of course, encode.   


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#16 of 37 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted April 14 2014 - 07:25 AM

A year seemed like a reasonable enough time for it to be. If it isn't then that makes little sense, as all three of those titles mentioned were just released a year after that statement was made. Having not seen any of the three discs myself I wouldn't know.

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#17 of 37 OFFLINE   Peter Apruzzese

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Posted April 14 2014 - 07:39 AM

ToE on (the U.S.) Blu-ray is certainly not of that "endevour", if it is already finished.  The US version is merely different to the MoC or the other international Universal releases (such as France) in color [gradation] timing - and, of course, encode.   

 

If Beaver's caps are accurate, the framing is different on the US release.


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Posted April 14 2014 - 08:00 AM

Taken a look again, this time with a bit more time at hand (recommendation: one should always do that :rolleyes:).  I stand corrected. Thanx for your input and my apologies.

 

The scan and the master is, indeed, a different one.  However - and this was that initially (mis)lead me to my in this case incorrect  earlier statement - the quality is barely comparable in most shots to the High Definition masters made predominantly in 2010 with merely some shots "benefiting" from the color re-timing. 

 

In essence, the new master of the "reconstruction version" seems 4K by number and letter of the alphabet, and I highly doubt the scanner was one of the "ranking" ones. All indications at least of the grabs - provided these are, indeed, also representative of what's on disc - point to low grade models.  Granted, the 35mm materials situation is not ideal with ToE but this particular result reminds me very much of recent titles issued under "4K" such as ROCKY, ROBOCOP*, or FARGO*.  All (4K downconverts) compare about on equal level to Spirit HD native transfers as far as fine detail and texture are concerned.  This is very much the same here, partly (due to the [in the cases incorrect] choices of color re-timing) the shots are even a bit more problematic.  Only a couple are actually better in registration, albeit very, very slightly. With all titles mentioned the result with a "ranking" scanner such as NORTHLIGHT or IMAGICA would have been at least noticably better, if not profoundly*.  Even with not quite as precise scanners such as ARRI, SCANITY or 4K SPIRIT the outcome, always provided proper scanning and color re-timing, would have preserved the fine detail not present in these "4K" scans.     


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#19 of 37 OFFLINE   bruceames

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Posted April 14 2014 - 09:12 AM

oops wrong thread...



#20 of 37 OFFLINE   Peter Neski

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Posted April 16 2014 - 12:26 PM

This stupid Universal disc won't let you freeze frame it without a stupid banner coming up!   I take it the region 2 version doesn't have this problem






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