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Explanation from Shout about "Very Bad Things" release!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by AlexNH, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. AlexNH

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    A message from Shout! On the Very Bad Things, very bad transfer:

    The original SD DVD master was created when the film was released in 1998/99 by Polygram. The HD transfer found on our Blu-ray was created from a 35MM IP by NBC/Universal.

    NBC/Universal advised us that when creating new transfers from film elements, there are often minor differences in framing, especially when going from an SD transfer to an HD transfer.

    NBC/Universal does not hold rights for Very Bad Things in Germany. They were not involved with the German Blu-ray release or the HD transfer used for that release.

    They created and approved the transfer found on our Blu-ray. We will not be offering a replacement program for this release. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!
     
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    I was thinking about getting this. What’s wrong with the transfer- framing issues, or does the
    picture look less than it should? Thanks.
     
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    Looks like the Shout Factory version is in super
    zoom compared to the other version. Is that the old Polygram DVD that is used for comparison?
     
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    Has anyone ever heard of different picture framing when going from SD to HD?
     
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    It happens all the time. Although not usually too severe. Bram Stoker's Dracula is a good example.
     
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    Thanks! Was there ever an explanation or resolution to that issue?
     
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    No. I never really looked into it. I just took it as a change I had no control over like color timing, and moved on. Not to say I like it, but it is what it is.
     
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    I conducted some additional research. It looks like this does happen on occasion and it isn't studio or label specific.
     

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