am I the only one who thought the Rat race transfer sucked?

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  1. David Proud

    David Proud Stunt Coordinator

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    Subject says it all. I watched rat race on my 80X45 screen and noticed a lot of grain. The difference between it and fast and furious is night and day.
     
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    yes, I thought it was average but not as bad as you say it is.
     
  3. Mark Bendiksen

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    I thought the transfer was quite good, actually.

    The movie, on the other hand....
     
  4. David Proud

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    well, I guess I am over reacting I was just expecting a very clean transfer as Ron Epstien reviewed it and raved about how clean the transfer was.
     
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    I would say the transfer was clean, just a little soft and not up to par with Paramounts typical transfers for newer movies.

    And Im also one of the few people who actually liked the movie.
     
  6. Martin Blythe

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    Well, I don't want to be rude or anything but do either of you know much about the subject in order to make an accurate evaluation of a transfer?
     
  7. WesleyC

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    Could it be that the film was shot with more grain? I remember a long time ago that many people were complaining about the Aliens LD because it had alot of grain, but James Cameron wanted it to look that way. I think people are misinterpreting "transfer" with how a movie was originally shot.

    I myself enjoyed the movie!

    Wes
     
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    I saw it last night with my son (He rented it) and I thought the transfer was soft and sort of washed out. It has its good moments but I think the transfer is below average and so is the sound. I found the movie to be pretty bad. The other movie my son rented was "Evolution" so now you know how my sunday night went...What a nightmare.
     
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  11. David Proud

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    " soft and sort of washed out. It has its good moments but I think the transfer "

    Those where the words I was looking for. Def washed out and very soft and below average in my opinion.

    I guess on smaller sets you would not notice things like you would when you blow it up to 100+ inches.
     
  12. Will K

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    I'm a mere consumer, but I thought it looked quite crisp and colorful on my 46" Mitsubishi. Didn't notice much grain, either.
     
  13. Martin Blythe

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    David, the point I'm making is that you have to distinguish between the original film and the transfer. Unless you have seen the original film in a theater (ideally at a cinema with terrific sound & picture), then you can't really evaluate the quality of the transfer.

    It's also fair to say that the bigger the budget is on a movie, the more likely you are to find terrific sound and picture and a fabulous transfer but it's like comparing apples and oranges. It's especially unfair to filmmakers working on smaller budgets.
     

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