Edge Enhancement- list movies here in which you find it bothersome

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  1. Andrew_Ballew

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    See subject-

    I'll start the list-

    Phantom Menace

    Cast Away

    Planet of the Apes (Tim Burton edition)

    others?
     
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    The Sound of Music
    Forrest Gump
     
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    Crouching Tiger
     
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    Stargate

    Terminator 2

    Army of Darkness
     
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    Two worst I have ever seen are:

    Born on the Fourth of July (Oliver Stone Collection edition, although I understand the previous releases were atrocious as well)

    Die Hard With a Vengeance (original release was ridiculous, more recent 2 disc SE is still a mess)
     
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    CITIZEN KANE
    DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
     
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    Every DVD is going to look poor if you blow up the image to gigantic proportions.

    You could take Moulin Rouge and project it on a 9' screen and it'll look terrible, unless you used a line-doubler and other professional stuff.

    Some people should take into consideration that their projector or TV isn't set correctly for each film. North By Northwest had some ringing in a few scenes when I viewed it on my 20" TV, but it went away on my 20" PC monitor via my DVD-ROM drive. Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Citizen Kane did the same thing. The PC monitor is calibrated the same way as my TV.
     
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    The new remastered 2001 (quite a bit, actually...), interesting since the remastered "The Shining" seems NOT to have much!
    I 2nd the T2 ultimate edition...
     
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    Starting to smell like a poll...
     
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    Tombstone, The Phanton Menace, and, Tombstone. [​IMG]
     
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    Ditto to most of those already mentioned.
    Two of the worst that I own are Girl, Interupted &Rain Man.
     
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    Patton: the worst of the worst.
    Dishonorable mention: The Sound of Music.
    Easier question: Edge Enhancement - list movies in which you don't find it bothersome.
    EE is the scourge of the DVD world. [​IMG]
    MK
     
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    Enemy of the State - it made my eyes bleed!
     
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    Virtually every DVD I've ever seen.

    That's one reason I primarily watch HDTV now.

    Frank
     
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    Off the top of my head, True Lies stands out - terrible!
     
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    Die Hard III - THX
     
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    I dont believe in edge enhancement. I saw edge enhancement at a theater, K-Pax to be exact. I think its in the film print.
     
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    For me, the most objectionable of all has to be The Sound of Music (SOM) transfer, simply due to the fact that very severe EE seems to show up in about 80% of the scenes depicted.
    I would also agree that Patton, Castaway (one of the very few recent 1.85:1 transfers that I've seen with this problem),Terminator 2, and The Phantom Menace are offenders as well to a degree; but none of those exhibit anywhere near the severity of the EE depicted in the SOM transfer. And, except for Patton, I would state that the majority of the scenes in those movies are acceptable.
    For some reason, very few MGM titles seem to exhibit this kind of problem. MGM transfers of catalog titles often have other problems related to the source material utilized, but EE is rarely exhibited. For example, Thunderball and The Magnificent Seven both suffer from some light grain and even some apparent scratches in a few places from the source elements, but at least both of those transfers still look like "film" to me when viewed on my 96" FPTV. This is why EE is so objectionable IMO: In the worse cases it takes away from the feeling that one is viewing film.
     

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