Original Apoc. Now vs. Redux's video quality ?

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  1. Dave H

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    How much better (if any) do you think Redux's video quality is than the original DVD?
     
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    I sure wish people would put question marks on threads where they are asking a question. I'm curious about this topic too and was hoping this thread could answer the question [​IMG]
     
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    Jim,

    Your wish is my command...

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    To answer my own question, the Redux has significantly better video in my opinion. I haven't watched the entire film yet, but I spent 10 minutes skipping to various scenes. The artifacts/grain have been cleared up from the original; the colors are better balanced and not as (overly) saturated as the original; and the picture is a tad brighter. All of this very noticable on my display.
     
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    i was hoping there wouldn't be too much difference, since I find "redux" to be a real misstep that really damages the impact, pace, and message of the film. if the image is really a lot better i'm going to have to pick it up (and program the chapters accordingly!)
     
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    I agree with Sean, Redux really damages the pace of this film. I prefer the original.
     
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    I think that redux's video quality is better than the quality of the original. One thing I noticed was that the video quality of the theatrical trailer was poor. Is it just me or is it like that on all of them?
     
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    The trailer was rough looking and a difference aspect ratio (looked like 2:35).

    Well, last night I watched the original Apoc. Now and tonight I watched Redux. I think all of the scenes worked well except the French plantation scene. This scene really hurt the flow, pace, and feel of how the movie was going.

    Next time I watch Redux I'll just skip this entire scene.

    As I said before, this new transfer is really nice and a good improvement over the original. Watching it from beginning to end I can really appreciate it.
     
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    I was going to say the same thing as Sean. I never did like the video on the original release. My former laserdisc looked much better.
    Are all the original scenes in the Redux version? If so, I can't wait until someone posts the chapters for programming it! (Yeah, I'm too lazy to figure it out myself.) [​IMG]
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    I don't believe that you can program the DVD so that you can get the original version. There are some chapters that include scenes from both the original and Redux.
     
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    Well, the chapter listing on the insert does identify which chapters are new to the Redux edition, but (and I haven't tried it yet), I suspect it is true that within these chapters are scenes that belong in the original cut, so programming them out won't give you the full 153 minutes.
     
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