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  1. Vincent_P

    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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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection — in Blu-ray

    SANTA SANGRE "incomprehensible"? The film, for all it's surreal flourishes, actually has a pretty straight-forward storyline (inspired by an actual case, no less). I love that film, it's easily my favorite Jodorowsky film. Severin is supposed to be putting out a 4K remastered version at some...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Elephant Man (1980) (Blu-ray)

    Diabolikdvd had the 4K Studio Canal limited edition release in stock for $47.99, I ordered it from them a couple days ago. Vincent
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Deer Hunter - in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I have the Studio Canal UHD which is based on the same 4K remaster, and it looks stunning in Dolby Vision on my 65" LG OLED (not so good in HDR-10, which has some terrible artifacting, but the Dolby Vision later looks great). No regrets! Not sure if Shout messed with the black levels on their...
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    The Irishman, to be released by Criterion

    If Vinegar Syndrome can release a 4K UHD of TAMMY AND THE T-REX, I think it's safe to say Criterion can release some of their titles on UHD. Re: "radio silence", not quite. In the video that was posted on this very forum, the guy from Criterion discusses how they've been preparing HDR grades...
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    Pre-Order The Fly Collection (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    It's a shame that Fox wouldn't allow a new scan of Cronenberg's film. The existing master is really showing its age. Vincent
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    Paramount Presents Gemini Man 4K 60 fps Demonstration

    I tried watching Ang Lee's previous HFR box-office disaster, BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK, on 4K UHD in 60 FPS and it gave me a headache so I turned it off. HFR for movies is dead in the water, nobody wants it. It simply looks awful. Vincent
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    UHD Review Suspiria (1977) - UHD Review - Recommended!

    The images attached to this review are taken from the overseas TLE restoration, not the Synapse one, and are not reflective of how the color timing on the Luciano Tovoli-approved Synapse version looks. It's also worth noting that SUSPIRIA was not filmed in 3-strip Technicolor. It was filmed...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Suspiria (1977) -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    This release will also include the original 4.0 theatrical sound mix from 1977, lovingly restored and remastered in 96 kHz/24-bit high-resolurion audio from original 35mm magnetic sound stems, as well as the Atmos remix. Vincent
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Suspiria (1977) -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Oh wow. Conspiracy theory much? The fact is, I frequently take sabaticals from Facebook. I had no idea this announcement was eminent when I decided to take the break from Facebook that I am right now. Also re: your "absolute definitive version" quip- the Synapse Blu-ray of SUSPIRIA is the...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Apocalypse Now Final Cut -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I've read about sync problems on another forum, as well. I don't have the set yet as I'm currently UHD-playerless. Vincent
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    The Exorcist: Is there a difference between these two cuts of the 1973 film?

    Oh, I disagree completely. I think the reshot "Patient X" scenes with a mix of both Miller and Brad Douriff work FAR better than the original version of those scenes with just Brad Douriff. And while the exorcism scene is definitely over-the-top, the ending Blatty had shot was utterly...
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    Cruising (1980)- coming from Arrow Video

    There's an audible "gunshot" sound over the final shot of the film now that apparently wasn't there before. Since SORCERER was originally mixed and released in 4-track mag stereo, it's a shame that the original mix wasn't retained as a viewing option as well as the 5.1 remix. Vincent
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    Cruising (1980)- coming from Arrow Video

    This isn't how 2.0 Dolby Stereo mixes are meant to be played back, though. They're supposed to be decoded to 4-channel (left-center-right-surround). If you're listening to 2.0 Dolby Stereo mixes (or Ultra-Stereo mixes for that matter) in "Direct" 2.0 stereo, you're not doing it right. My...
  28. Vincent_P

    Pre-Order Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    There were film dailies made directly from the negative just like the old days, and Tarantino had said dailies conformed to his AVID edit for workprint screenings during cutting. According to the American Cinematographer article linked elsewhere in this thread, Tarantino was happy with the look...
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    Pre-Order Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Not really. They just didn't go overboard with the color tools in the DI suite and tried to match the look of the photochemically-timed workprint, but it's still the exact same DI workflow- negative, scan, DI, record-back-to-film, print. To be honest, I don't understand why they even bothered...
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