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    HDR issues with specific discs and displays, or, "Why is this disc so dark?"

    With rare exceptions like Unforgiven, I've always used the high lamp level for HDR with my previous-generations RS2000. That, plus I do have a 1.3 gain screen. It's a trade-off that slightly elevates the black levels as well, but it does give me HDR highlights that are a bit brighter, which pays...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Invaders from Mars - in 4k UHD & Blu-ray

    Actually, by "when," I meant the date of the article, not of the screening.
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Invaders from Mars - in 4k UHD & Blu-ray

    Any idea roughly when, or what newer films may have been covered in the same issue? Any idea when, even just the year, or maybe other newer films that may have been covered in the same issue? I'm a subscriber, but the archives aren't searchable. When you're trying to track something down, you...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Horse Soldiers – in Blu-ray

    People gonna do what people gonna do, but judging grain from screenshots only is a dubious proposition. The "more pronounced grain" looks a bit unnatural in motion compared to the Kino. Again, proximity to the screen matters, but when looked at up close or on a larger screen, in motion, that...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Horse Soldiers – in Blu-ray

    You may be, but since you are watching on a flat panel, if anything, the improvements will be less noticeable than they were in projection. But the differences are visible regardless. It's an improvement, but like I said, not a dramatic one. RAH is probably accurate in saying that the old one...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Horse Soldiers – in Blu-ray

    I did, and it is a slight improvement over the MGM disc, though not a dramatic one. Mostly an improvement in terms of less digital tinkering. I'm perusing McBride's commentary track this morning.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Quick and the Dead -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    It's on multiple overseas BD and DVD releases -- French, German, British, and more. Supposedly, it's also the version on the French UHD, but whether it's really on the UHD or just on the included Blu-ray isn't clear. I'd assume the latter, since it would seem unlikely that Sony would produce two...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Horse Soldiers – in Blu-ray

    I'll admit that I cheated -- it's a review copy. So hopefully yours does ship soon! I do have the older disc as well, so it will be interesting to compare the two.
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Horse Soldiers – in Blu-ray

    So, I'm guessing that I shouldn't mention that I'm watching mine tomorrow morning? /ducks
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Giant -- in 4k UHD

    I think that it's not so much a question of technology, as it is of tropes. Viewers these days are accustomed to seamless transitions that have been generated digitally. Viewers in 1955 were accustomed to the generational loss from optically printed transitions. It's not that they weren't...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Invaders from Mars - in 4k UHD & Blu-ray

    That's exactly what he was saying. Thanks. I have no idea what movie he was thinking of, but he's pretty clear that he knows that his memories of it being Invaders from Mars were incorrect.
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    HDR issues with specific discs and displays, or, "Why is this disc so dark?"

    Like I said, I only got somewhere when I switched my lamp to low -- and it still didn't look that good, just a little better. In the case of Unforgiven, there's no doubt that the issues are with the disc, not the display. I think that there's an argument to be made that the same thing is true of...
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm – in Blu-ray

    It was falling apart toward the end. Cineplex Odeon wouldn't put any money into it. It was a crying shame.
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    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm – in Blu-ray

    I meant the St. Louis Park Historical Society website -- trying to get them to change add a link to yours, instead of just Cinema Treasures. You've got more info.
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