'Desperado' Superbit review is up

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  1. Bjoern Roy

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    Hi,
    after my favorable review of 'The Fifth Element' SB in this http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/Forum15/HTML/031408.html )
    I also finally got Phantom Manace today. Prepare for some comments on that one, too. Don't expect them to be pretty.
    Soundtrack A/B of SB's and TPM with graphs will probably also happen this week.
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    Bjoern
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    Pardon me for asking, but what's wrong with the Cast Away transfer? Forrest Gump is title you are looking for I think...
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    I'm sorry Robert but I disagree. Having both Cast Away and a high-end setup this transfer looks really good to me. There is some edge-enhancement there, but it's medicore at best/worst. Forrest Gump on the other hand looks nasty!
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    Ron,
    of course it is. How many Col/Tri transfers have you seen that are not anamorphic? Even if they don't print it anywhere or announce it, you can bet its 16:9.
    William,
    Cast Away and Forrest Gump are practically EE free in comparison to some scenes in TPM.
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    Bjoern, I just finished watching this and was totally amazed. I liked your review and it was cool looking for the things you had mentioned. One thing I would be interested in hearing your opinion on is the scene in the nightclub in the beginning. When he gets on the bar and is walking it appears that there is a lot of ringing(I hope I'm using the correct term) when he is in front of the vertical lights on the wall. Just a scene that really jumped out at me. I would really like to see a side by side in your review to see how much of a difference there is.
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  12. Bjoern Roy

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    Matthew,
    [​IMG] Exception to the rule and so forth... I think i also have another one or two, but it should be save to say that 99% of all Col/Tri movies are anamorphic?
     
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    Richard, i will have to take a look at that scene again.
     
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    Bjoern,
    so when do we get to read your scathing review (with lots of pics to illustrate the travesty) of the Phantom Menace?
    eagerly waiting...
    dave [​IMG]
     
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    From Bjoern's TPM review...
    I believe Fox had zero input in the transfer - if I recall correctly it was completely in the hands of Lucasfilm and THX.
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