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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Total Recall – in 4k UHD

    Switching over to the DTS-HDMA 5.1 French-dubbed track on the UHD demonstrates clearly just how lousy and botched the Atmos remix is on this. It's really unacceptable and along with the lousy authoring and compression, Lions Gate should issue a corrected replacement. Also, the 2.0 English...
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    To Mr. Robert Harris: 10 films you'd like to have restored!

    Founders brews some AMAZING beers. I discovered them myself this past summer. Once Covid subsides, I hope to visit their brewery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Vincent
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Popeye – in Blu-ray

    This thread just makes me want to visit the still-standing Popeye village in Malta all the more. Vincent
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    Is it possible to reproduce the original look of Eyes Wide Shut on Blu?

    While perhaps the prints would have looked "better" had Kubrick lived, EYES WIDE SHUT was shot using Kodak's then recently discontinued 500 ASA 5298 filmstock, which was a grainier filmstock even when perfectly exposed and processed. Then, on top of that, they pushed the film TWO STOPS in the...
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    Dawn of the Dead (1978) 4K

    That review is wrong re: the music used in the Cannes cut: " Interestingly, though, this version has only library music (The Goblins’ score was added later when the Theatrical Cut was complete)." While the Cannes cut has more library music than the theatrical cut, it isn't entirely missing the...
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    A Few Words About Wide Screen cinematography shot in camera...

    I meant to write "these days". Shooting 3-perf became much more common when DIs became the norm. Vincent
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    A Few Words About Wide Screen cinematography shot in camera...

    And movies that are shot in 35mm these days typically shoot 3-perf, which has a native widescreen ratio. Vincent
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    A Few Words About Wide Screen cinematography shot in camera...

    Dario Argento's TENEBRAE was hard-matted at 1.85:1 in camera, aside from a small bit of footage shot in New York City and JFK Airport that's unmatted. I have some MOV clips (maybe 20 mins worth) from the 35mm print that Synapse scanned parts of for their Blu-ray and it's all hard-matted except...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Pitch Black — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    It made sense to apply it to the negative in this case, since only certain scenes utilized the bleach-bypass process. If they had done that in the print stage, they'd literally have to splice those individual scenes into the each print, or break the film up into more reels than usual (although...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Pitch Black — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Much like how Gordon Willis exposed the GODFATHER negatives so they could never be "brightened up" later! Vincent
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Pitch Black — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    It was especially interesting that they applied the bleach-bypass process to the negative for those scenes, when it's usually only done to dupes or prints. Vincent
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    Godfather Copolla Restoration versus the Blu-ray Set

    I still remember Mr. Willis saying after the "secret screening" of the answer print of the restored THE GODFATHER at the Jacob Burns Film Center in 2008 that I somehow happened upon ;) that the color and look of the restored print that had just screened was "dead on" during the discussion...
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    Godfather Copolla Restoration versus the Blu-ray Set

    STRANGER THINGS season 1 also lacks HDR on 4K (and also lossless sound!). Vincent
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    Godfather Copolla Restoration versus the Blu-ray Set

    Richard Stanley's recent Nick Cage-starring THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE also lacks HDR on the UHD. Many European UHDs are also released sans HDR. Vincent
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