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  1. Bryan Tuck

    UHD Review Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country UHD Review

    Basically what Josh said. I'm not sure when that term came into popular use, but of course the concept has been around for a while. :)
  2. Bryan Tuck

    UHD Review Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country UHD Review

    Thanks for the review, Neil. This fan actually prefers the theatrical cut, but like you, I'm glad they're finally both included in the same release. My opinion on this one has gone up and down over the years. There are some scenes that haven't aged all that well, but I do think most of the...
  3. Bryan Tuck

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Platoon -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Haven't seen the Shout Blu or 4K, but I think I read that Oliver Stone supervised the 4K remastering, so presumably he's the one who wanted it this way. Shout has had their hiccups, but I don't think this one is their fault. They probably had to use what was given to them by the licensor.
  4. Bryan Tuck

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- in 4k UHD

    The phone number thing was apparently just a rumor. There are scanned images from a 35mm print floating around that have no phone number there. I guess it's possible that it was on the very earliest prints, but there's probably no way to tell for sure at this point.
  5. Bryan Tuck

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- in 4k UHD

    I guess the UHD. It certainly is the most faithful-looking home release. The cranked-up gamma from the first Blu-ray is gone, and even though the VFX shots have some grain management applied, it's not too bad. The Atmos track is a bit near-fielded, but it's carefully done and sounds pretty good...
  6. Bryan Tuck

    Press Release WHV Press Release: Casablanca (1942) (4k UHD Combo)

    Is it? He looks a bit younger, his hair is styled differently, and he never wore a black tux in Casablanca. I hate complaining about this sort of thing, but with so many iconic shots of Bogart from the movie itself to choose from, some random PR still is just a really odd decision. EDIT: I...
  7. Bryan Tuck

    Press Release WHV Press Release: Casablanca (1942) (4k UHD Combo)

    I really don't understand the cover art design strategy at WB right now. It's like they're going out of their way to make these iconic films look as bland and uninteresting as possible, even going so far as to make the focal point of CASABLANCA's cover a photo of Bogart from some other movie...
  8. Bryan Tuck

    Pre-Order R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Not particularly interested in this one, but I love that Universal is still making Bring It On movies and sequels to out-and-out flops, while Warner Bros. is shutting down nearly-completed installments in major blockbuster franchises. :rolleyes:
  9. Bryan Tuck

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ STAR TREK: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The new theatrical/SLV UHD in the box 'o junk edition of TMP has player-generated subtitles for the Klingon and Vulcan scenes, but they are in the original font and placement onscreen. The Director's Edition UHD, also (though in a different font). I haven't received my copy of VI yet, but I...
  10. Bryan Tuck

    Press Release PHE Press Release: Star Trek: The Motion Picture Restored Director's Edition and Six-Movie Collection (4k UHD)

    I find the Director's Edition to be better paced than the theatrical, despite being a few minutes longer. But yeah, in the grand scheme of things, it's not massively different in terms of the overall impact. I'm usually not a fan of revisionist filmmaking, but sort of like Blade Runner, the...
  11. Bryan Tuck

    Pre-Order PHE Press Release: Top Gun Maverick (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

    I can only speak for myself, but I'm not a huge fan of shifting aspect ratios myself. It's not a deal-breaker, and if it's the director's preference, then fine. But I find it kind of distracting on anything but an actual IMAX screen. And with most IMAX screens having a ratio of 1.90 these days...
  12. Bryan Tuck

    Pre-Order Pulp Fiction (1994) (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Dimension was part of Miramax until 2005.
  13. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    I guess it's also true that information wasn't disseminated as quickly as it is now. You couldn't go watch that trailer on YouTube or anything, and even if you had, the actual visceral shock of the shower scene wasn't completely given away (much less the identity of the killer). And Hedda...
  14. Bryan Tuck

    Press Release USHE Press Release: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 40th Anniversary (4k UHD Combo)

    I imagine it'll be the same DTS:X track that was on the initial UHD, though it's interesting that it will apparently now be included on the standard Blu, too. I'm just glad they're keeping the DTS 2.0 rendering of the original stereo on there, as well. The DTS:X track (and 7.1 on the initial...
  15. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    Here's a page from the June 25, 1960 issue of The Tablet, a Catholic newspaper in Brooklyn. PSYCHO is listed with the films rated "B."
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  20. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    I found the show I think you're talking about, and although it's certainly possible they would have edited something out of the clip, the scene is cut the way it is in the shorter version of the movie (with just the third stab and fade-out on the fourth). So that's definitely interesting. I was...
  21. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    Fair enough. :) And like I said, I'm not disagreeing that the longer version was what Hitchcock intended. I'm just saying that from the available evidence and my own understanding of the way post-production was usually handled in the 1960s, I'm still not convinced US theaters got that fully...
  22. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    I dunno; it did take them three tries to get the right mono track on there. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  23. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    Thanks, but it looks like that's just in regards to the hard matte in the shower scene. Do you know if there's any info about those three specific cuts we've been discussing?
  24. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    I'm not sure we're understanding each other here. In the early 1990s, AMC ran its movies unedited and commerical-free. Obviously, in this case, "unedited" meant the "standard" cut of PSYCHO. That's what I saw, and I've seen it many, many times since then on various formats. And what you're...
  25. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    I'm not going to try to unpack all of that, but I don't doubt that the "uncut" version was Hitchcock's intended cut (at least within the confines of what the PCA would allow). I'm just not convinced it was actually the version that played in US theaters; 60-year-old memories notwithstanding...
  26. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    Accidental double-post. Sorry.
  27. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    That certainly could have helped clear things up. :rolleyes: Is that quote from an interview that's available online somewhere?
  28. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    In this case, I'm content to go with common sense. Hitchcock wasn't that subversive. :) At any rate, on the Turbine release, it's Martin Balsam's scream on both the German and English tracks, even though it sounds like the music is looped differently (there's an extra sting underneath the...
  29. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    The fade is likely why they picked the last stab. It was probably already baked into the conformed negative. That way they just snip out the first two, and there you go. Sure was trickier when you had to do physical lab work to do a simple dissolve or fade. Sound editing would have been easy...
  30. Bryan Tuck

    PSYCHO UNCUT - exactly what is different?

    Sorry; you're really losing me now. I'm willing to accept that you have memories of seeing that footage, even if I think they might be false ones. But I don't buy any of the above for a second. Again, short of someone with a time machine taking me back to the late-60s to watch an actual...
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