Meet Joe Black... Did I get a bad disc...?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dave Mack, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Dave Mack

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    Hey Y'all, Just took advantage of the new lower price on this title, $12.99 at CC, had rented it when it came out and remembered it having EXCELLENT video quality, and remember reading that it was considered to have an excellent transfer, I get it home, pop it in and was a bit unimpressed. In the opening out door scene, I noticed a decent amount of EE, and subtle blue halos around the actors when contrasted against the bright sky. Predominantly on the right side. (Before you ask, my monitor is in TipTop shape,convergance-wise, etc... so it ain't my set). Skipped ahead and noticed it again in a few (Not all) spots. Also, it just looked grainier than I remember. Granted, memory can be a tricky thing but I just recall this looking better. I checked the Bit rate and it was hovering around the 4.0 mark with an intermittent spike above. This is in reference to the movie-only disc, NOT the UE. Odd, as it seems to be the release form a couple of years back. Did I get a bad disc? Or Perhaps they are peddling a more compressed, faster to produce disc now in the old packaging, hence the lower MSRP???? I dunno, but although hardly unwatchable or a "BAD" transfer,it just doesn't look that good and I remember it looking a bit better. I have MANY better looking discs in my collection.

    Any thoughts, guys...?

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    My own update... Just read on DVDFile that the original disc was discontinued when th UE came out, Hmmmmmm....(So now they are re-releasing the original disc...?)
    And it mentioned too much EE on the transfer that marred an otherwise beautiful image, so more confusion ensues...
     
  2. Dan Rudolph

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    Unless they switched from a dual to single layer disc, doing a new transfer and compressing more would make things more expensive. It proably would anyway.
     
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  4. Dave Mack

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    P'robly so... I just realized that we have the 3 hr. film plus the HBO doc. so that's quite a bit of info. for the disc....
    Maybe it's just the way it is....


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