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Just pulled one of my Laserdiscs of Easter Parade to read the specs and this is what it states "This new laserdisc edition has been digitally mastered from a new 35mm interpositive, manufactured from M-G-M's original 3-strip IB Technicolor nitrate camera negatives." I cannot hook up my machine right now due to illness but what I still feel is this disc offered great quality image better than the dvd and Blu which look dupey in certain scenes, was a different source used for them I remember when the dvd was released their was talk it was not a true Ultra Restoration release - does anyone have the ability to post screen caps from the laserdisc?
 

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There were two logical norms toward preserving 3-strip OCNs to Eastman.

CRI

IP

Either could be done with minimal or major quality intact.

Nothing unusual here.
 

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There were two logical norms toward preserving 3-strip OCNs to Eastman.

CRI

IP

Nothing unusual here.
Question is though why would the Laserdisc transfer remind one of Glorious Technicolor and the dvd and blu be a let down-seems dvd and blu used different source? What would be the difference between CRI and IP?
 

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Obviously I need to re-watch the Blu-ray disc. I don't recall it being a let-down.
 

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Obviously I need to re-watch the Blu-ray disc. I don't recall it being a let-down.
Obviously I need to re-watch the Blu-ray disc. I don't recall it being a let-down.
Slants review pegged what i am trying to convey - The extra visual information is certainly welcome, though the movie’s Technicolor bona fides still run a little Easter Bunny-pastel held up against some of MGM’s other musical extravaganzas from the era. That could just as easily be a limitation in the source material, and the imperfections and drab patches seem to vary from scene to scene. In all, a solid-looking disc. - I do remember the dvd was never confirmed to be Ultra resolution still think the print used for the laser was better saturation wise.
 

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check out RAH's review and some of the comments about it the color on the blu etc- - -https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/a-few-words-about-tm-easter-parade-in-blu-ray.321434/page-2
 

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If the Eastman fire was in 78 I imagine what we were seeing in the mid 70s at the Regency and Radio City were taken from the original camera negatives. I'm glad I was lucky enough to have seen them.
 

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