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Disney (And Touchstone) titles now appearing on VUDU in HiDef (and the A&P)

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Kyrsten Brad, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Tino

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    I do. It looks terrific.
     
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    Now you got me going on another quest to get Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) released onto UHD (4K) Blu-ray.
     
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    Easiest way to check things like this is www.CanIStream.It

    Edit: Sorry I thought you were asking which services have it.
     
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    Since I was intrigued by being able to watch The Black Hole in HD, I got Hoopla all set up this evening. I watched The Black Hole in its entirety and sampled two other films (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and The Cat From Outer Space). I'm not so sure that any of these were HD. They certainly didn't look it. It's possible that all 3 of these films were from older masters and that might be the reason.

    The Black Hole looked so soft to me that I actually got out the DVD to compare. The Hoopla version certainly looked cleaner than the DVD, although I'm not sure that I was seeing any difference in fine detail.

    Nonetheless, it's a free service and they have some good titles on there.
     
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    With regards to The Black Hole (1979), this could be a case of you-get-what-you-pay-for. I purchased this title on Vudu and it looks quite nice. Much better than the DVD and a lot better than some Blu-ray titles I’ve seen on the market.

    I’m hoping the other Disney titles available look anywhere near as good.
     
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    That's good to know. I'll probably check it out again on Disney Plus to see how it looks on there.

    I can't find any reference to them offering anything in HD. I found an old article from 2015 in USA Today where they mention they are "working on it" but were totally SD at that time.

    Again, I'm not complaining. It's free.
     
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    The Black Hole looks excellent on iTunes, as well.
     
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    It’s worth noting that Black Hole has a ton of opticals so it’s never going to be perfectly sharp like a 2019 movie anyway.
     
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    Well folks, viewed the first of the Disney offerings on Vudu last night, Darby O’Gill And The Little People (1960). I purchased the HDX version and viewed it on my HD laptop.

    The first thing you notice is the aspect ratio of 1.33:1 or 1.37:1. PQ was s definite improvement over the SD offering and I’m guessing an improvement over the DVD. But the aspect ratio surprised me as I was expecting something more widescreen this being a 1959 film and it was my first full viewing of this movie.
    A quick look over on IMDB indicated three different ARs, 1.33:1 open matte, 1.37:1 negative ratio and 1.78:1 matted theatrical aspect ratio. Obviously the Vudu offering was one of the first two.

    Once I get home, plan a larger screen viewing. Any input from other folks welcome on this one.
     
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    Watch it on the Movies Anywhere app. They have the newer 1.66:1 transfer. The only other app that has the new transfer is FandangoNow. ITunes, Vudu, Amazon, and GooglePlay all have the old 1.33:1.
     
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    TonyD

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    I think Vudu has the only correct version of Natty Gan from what I remember.

    Anyway Hoolpa is a great resource for movies and books that are hard to see anywhere else but my experience with the audio and video is that it is closer to dvd quality then it is to Blu-ray.
     
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    “Correct word discreetness version”? What on earth are you talking about Tony? The version of The Journey of Natty Gann that is on Vudu is identical to the 2.35:1 version that is on all digital platforms now. It’s also out on Blu-ray as a club exclusive too.
     
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    TonyD

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    Yeh that’s the autocorrect working it’s magic.

    Ok right, I didn’t realize that Natty had made it to DMC last year.
     

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