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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Dave Mack, Jul 26, 2003.
And yet, Damin, you have no trouble whatsoever officially declaring the disc "a pile of feces" even though you, by your own admission, haven't and won't even see it, based soley on a handful of screenshots posted on the internet. Screenshots which, as plenty of people have already pointed out, are hand-picked extremes that are in no way representitive of the overall look of this disc. And, sorry to bring this up again, I really fail to see how so many people hate this new disc just because of how in love they were with the look of the THX one. It really wasn't that great, folks. From the day I bought that one nearly four years ago, I could clearly see how substandard it was, despite all the build-up that great article on DVDReview had given it. If there is an archive of alt.video.dvd somewhere that goes back that far, you can read some of my rantings on the subject. Color timing issues aside (which is really the minor difference between the two IMO), the THX disc was simply too dark! It exchanged shadow detail for black wherever it could, which I'm sure was great from a compression point of view, but was in no way faithful to any print I've ever seen. -Lyle J.P.
Damin, Let me be blunt here. You haven't seen the disc! Until you do see the disc, your posted opinions of the disc are simply full of FUD. Now, once you see the disc, and give us your own review, your observations will hold the same weight as any one else's who has seen the disc. I respect Peter Bracke's opinion of the disc, even if I disagree with his conclusions. But you're not really adding anything to the discussion. -Lyle J.P.
I assume you're talking about me. First of all I have no opinion of the disc and have not stated an opinion that I'm aware of. Though I'll be happy to post my thoughts on it once my copy arrives. All I did was complement Lyle's review & point out how ridiculous it is to fly off the handle over one negative review. FYI - I've found out over the years that screengrabs are a very poor representation of how a film looks on your HT.
Okay...well Im back to my original conclusion...I aint buyin it...the color is still not what Cundey has approved...and honestly...I saw no problems at all with the THX disc...so I'll just stick with it...
I think it could be. Sorry but my discussion with you has now run it's course. That is all.
"Lets get ready to RUUUUUUUMBLE!!!"
LOL! I've been following this, and while I still won't be getting the new version, reading various posts makes me want to dig out the LD and check the mono soundtrack. The LD player still hasn't been hooked up since getting my X1, but this seems like as good an excuse as any!
I remember seeing Halloween in 1978, and as I remember, the blue tint was there. But I think it was a paler blue. I am sticking with the LE.
The "too dark" print reminds me of the "Vertigo" transfer, in which the final running-up-the-tower-stairs scene has been made to look almost totally black, without the ability to even discern the actors involved whatsoever. I'd prefer actually being able to at least partially see the principals on the screen. (But maybe it's just me. Hitchcock apparently wanted it pitch-dark, with just shadows & voices commanding this important climax scene.)