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More Multi-Region encouragement - Kurosawa's "Dreams" Warner DVD Review with scr caps

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gary Tooze, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

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    We have reviewed the Warner Region 2 NTSC release of Akira Kurosawa's Dreams. This is a gorgeous film in a beautiful anamorphic transfer.
    The complete review with screen captures can be found HERE.
    Here are two samples:

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    If you don't have a region-free player, this is another example of why you should consider it...
    Regards,
     
  2. Jeff Adkins

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    Supposedly, this disc is encoded R0. Can you confirm this?

    Jeff
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    Warner is releasing a Region 1 version in March. If the R2 version looks this good, I don't see why the R1 one wouldn't look as good or better.
     
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    Let's hope so! This is one of my most eagarly-anticipated releases...
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    The disc is coded for R1,2,3

    The disc here will be the exact same disc. Order from Japan and get the snazzy packaging
     
  6. Gary Tooze

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    That second image is simply stunning during playback, not that the image above is poor. But I don't think I'd ever seen such vibrant colors as that scene before.
     
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    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

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    Anyone got a best price on the R2 disc? I can't wait till March. [​IMG]
     
  10. Gary Tooze

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  11. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    It's easy, Fox Lorber has always been a company that spends the least money possible. Meanwhile, the R2s are working in Truffaut's home turf. It's simple supply and demand. More demand= more money for better mastering/restoration
     
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    I haven't even seen "Dreams", but being a huge fan of Kurosawa, and based on only two screen caps, I can't wait for this one (on Region 1).
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Since it's a Japanese disc, UK won't help you [​IMG]
    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp
    Amaazon Japan is only going to be helpful if you read Japanese, but they're a few bucks cheaper
     
  15. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    I'd 'heard' that "ALL" or 'multi' region disc's were compromised in ultimate transfer quality, because of the combining of the two formats [NTSC & PAL].
     
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  18. Jeff Kleist

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    No, there are no discs with both NTSC and PAL transfers on them

    You never want an NTSC transfer made from a PAL source that originated at 24fps. Then you get less resolution, PAL speedup AND transfer artifacts
     
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    Anyway, here's hoping that the Region 1 NTSC Dreams looks just as fabulous as the DVD Gary has reviewed. And I'm very much looking forward to the Region 1 NTSC Day For Night DVD to be released the same day by WB!
     
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