Die Hard with a Vengeance EE

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  1. Scott_MacD

    Scott_MacD Supporting Actor

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    I have watched Die Hard with a Vengeance for the last time, unless one of several things happen.

    [*] Fox releases another disc in R1, without the frankly disgusting amount of edge enhancement that have plagued the previous releases.[*] Some kind member of this forum points me in the right direction in getting an EE free version, uncut and hopefully with the Special Edition extras.(in particular, the commentary track)[/list] Since the former is unlikely at least for the forseeable future, does anyone know of a version of DHWAV sans-EE? (PAL speedup is not really an issue to me, I notice it, but it doesn't bother me.)

    EDIT : "Fox releases another transfer in R1" -> "Fox releases another disc in R1"
     
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    Roland Wandinger Stunt Coordinator

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    The 'halo'-ing on region 1 Vengeance is indeed apalling, and makes the movie near unwatchable even on a 28 inch widescreen tv. The thing is, I read an article way back (can't remember where) where the disc's producer said no post-processing had been applied to the video image; no EE, no noise reduction, nothing. So how the hell did Bruce and Co. end up looking like angels with their frickin' halos on this disc?!?
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    It's MPEG-2 compression artifacting mostly, the result of steps taken during compression. Just like virtually any disc people complain about. Professionals do not call haloing Edge Enhancement. To them, EE is a step taken during telecine.
     
  5. Scott_MacD

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    Jeff: You are quite right with respect to DH3's telecine, I seem to recall/(did a search and found that) Peter Staddon questioning the telecine operators about the edge enhancement, which they stated that none was used during telecine.
     
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    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Scott, there is an "or" missing in there

    As in OR steps taken during compression, like low pass DNR filters
     

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