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Best picture quality dvd

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Xenia Stathakopoulou, May 5, 2003.

  1. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

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    It has to be the disney platinum snow white and the 7 dwarfs, and yes i do own star wars 2, and lord of the rings .e.e. , and back to the future the fixed version.Best restoration to a movie ever.[​IMG] edit.... I meant transfer quality.
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    SWAT7D has a good restoration but can it compete with the newer Monster's Inc.
     
  3. Britton

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    I would be willing to bet that few DVDs (if any) look better than Toy Story 2 Ultimate Toy Box edition.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Picture quality is subjective, you have to be specific

    Are you talking about "Best representation of the projected 35mm image?" or "Most noise-free vibrant image"?
     
  5. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

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    Snow White would be right at the top if it weren't for the mess that is made of the book that opens the picture. That's a hash of compression artifacts to the point that it looks like a bunch of writhing worms. Obviously, that disqualifies what is otherwise a wonderful disc.
     
  6. Tom Tsai

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    I don't know about you but Tarzan CE never ceases to amaze me.
     
  7. Joe Caps

    Joe Caps Screenwriter

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    The Fox restoration of cleopatra is, to me, the most amazing looking DVD. Period!
     
  8. Juan C Toro

    Juan C Toro Stunt Coordinator

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    The original post is not very specific. Are we talking animation? Restored prints? DVDs in general?

    If so... Have you seen Treasure Planet?

    JC
     
  9. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    For film, Training Day has to be one of the best.
     
  10. Dave Molinarolo

    Dave Molinarolo Stunt Coordinator

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    I've always thought that Frank Herbert's DUNE - Special Edition has one of the greatest prints ever. I am overly amazed at the picture quality on those discs. The vibrant colors. The near perfect film like image.
     
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    Joshua_Y Screenwriter

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    Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones is the most goregous disc ever! Everytime I watch it I'm floored!
     
  12. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

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    What i meant is transfer wise, considering the movies age , it looks stunning. I highly doubt any other movie from the 30s on dvd looks this good, so thats why in my opinion its the best looking dvd.[​IMG]
     
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    Singin' In The Rain: Special Edition
     
  14. Bob_Hammond

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    I think that Sound of Music and Lawrence of Arabia came out very nice for 40ish year old movies.

    Bob
     
  15. Sean Patrick

    Sean Patrick Supporting Actor

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    Sound of Music is a mess of Edge Enhancement..

    i think the best ever is TARZAN....
     
  16. Craig Beam

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    The Limited Edition of MEMENTO is absolutely stunning to behold...
     
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    kevin_asai Stunt Coordinator

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    JFK director's cut
    Seven Years in Tibet
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    Speed: 5 Stars Collection
     
  18. John_McKittrick

    John_McKittrick Stunt Coordinator

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    If this thread is talking about 'picture quality' than you can base Snow White on its 'restoration'. That is a completely different concept.

    FOTR get's my vote and Monsters Inc. isn't too far off.

    John
     
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    Watched The Devil's Backbone a couple nights ago and was impressed anew with the DVD format. A gorgeous, film-like image, with beatiful inky blacks and subtle colors. Fantastic!
     
  20. david*mt

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    There are lots of great transfers out their. Of course, the digital ones always looks great. Here are a few of my favorites:

    Goldmember
    LOTR EE
    Star Wars Ep. 2
    Monster's Inc.
    Final Fantasy
    Shrek
    Antz
    Ice Age
    A Bug's Life
    Toy Story 2
    Black Hawk Down
    Gladiator
    From Hell
    Se7en PS
    Amelie

    By the way, Snow White looks as good as one could hope for a film of its age, but it can't compare to more recent films. And if you like colors, just watch Goldmember, its fantastic.
     

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