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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Gangs of New York -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

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    That page says comparison, but where are the identical frames from the old version??? :huh:

    Also, the frames I'm seeing don't seem all that detailed either. I'm not expecting eye-popping sharpness or colors, but they kinda remind me of various lesser quality releases. Still, I guess that's better than the heavily EE/DNRed mess from before, not that I've actually seen that BD version myself.

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  2. TonyD

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    I was wondering the same thing, no shots to compare to each other.
     
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    Vincent_P Cinematographer

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    "Sharpness" and "detail" are not the same thing. Those screenshots show incredible detail. This remaster looks like it's going to be absolutely gorgeous.

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  4. Robert Harris

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    The new frames look promising. I'll be on board once I see the disc, and not before.
     
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    I eagerly await your approval Mr. Harris!

    I hope I can finally purchase this film on Blu...
     
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    I'll be awaiting additional, credible reviews before buying this. Hopefully Mr. Harris will get a copy soon.
     
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    I know that. That's why I specifically said I wasn't expecting "eye-popping sharpness". However, some amount of sharpness *IS* necessary to show details. Although they are not the same things (particularly in the way many people assume), they are also not completely unrelated.

    Actually, I took another look at those screencaps, and I gotta say that most of them are showing significant JPEG compression artifacts. A few show a promising level of details, but most do not IMHO and are riddled w/ what looks like compression artifacts -- quite possible that the JPEG compression may have softened the images a tad beyond the more apparent artifacts. Hopefully, the real thing will be substantially better.

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  8. ManW_TheUncool

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    Went ahead and googled to see if I could find some better screencaps, and found Xylon's comparison caps in that other forum site.

    Agree that there's a huge diff, assuming Xylon's caps are good (as usual). His caps do also generally look better than the ones in that other link posted earlier -- details (and grain) are more readily apparent in his caps, and I did not notice any JPEG artifacts.

    Looks very promising so far...

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    over at avs

    i have the br here... boy this looks great. gonna watch it tonight :)
     
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    You shouldn't find any since he always uses PNGs. I'm glad to hear that Buena Vista finally rectified what is arguably the biggest smudge on their record.
     
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    Thanks. New one is a big improvement.
     

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