Miracles ("Black Dragon" version) -- anamorphic?

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  1. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Executive Producer

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    Hi gang,

    Anyone know if the recent Columbia release of Miracles re-titled "Black Dragon" (the one with the uncut subtitled version on side 1 and the cut dubbed crap on side 2) is anamorphic?

    Thanks!
     
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    It's the same transfer from the first time they did this double version disc under the original name of Miracles.

    I.e., the widescreen version is anamorphic, but it's a lousy transfer -- blurry, faded and enough haloes for all the angels in heaven.

    Get the Hong Kong Legends version if you have a multi-region player.
     
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    Thanks! I wonder if Fox is likely to release a better version here.
     
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    >Thanks! I wonder if Fox is likely to release a better version here.

    Not while Columbia/Tri-Star has the rights.

    C/TS botched the Tsui Hark/Jet Li Once Upon a Time in China trilogy, too. EWWWW. Does that look bad. Even worse than Miracles. The worst anamorphic transfer I've ever seen.
     
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    But at least OUATIC films are uncut, I think. I base this on the included dubbed/shorter version.
     
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    >But at least OUATIC films are uncut, I think. I base this on the included dubbed/shorter version.


    The widescreen version of MIracles (Black Dragon) is uncut too.

    But they all look pretty bad. Columbia/Tri-Star really fell down on the job with these DVDs. I wonder what happened.

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    Paula -
    In the case of OUATIC, Columbia wasn't provided with masters that they could make a decent anamorphic transfer from. I guess you could call it a fake "anamorphic" process that they did.

    Matt
     
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    >In the case of OUATIC, Columbia wasn't provided with masters that they could make a decent anamorphic transfer from. I guess you could call it a fake "anamorphic" process that they did

    Yikes! Considering how bad the result was, they should have just gone with non-anamorphic transfers. I've seen plenty of decent non-anamorphic transfers that are much nicer looking than the C/TS OUATIC and Miracles.

    Thanks for the info.
     

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