Royal Tenenbaums: CC - dissapointing transfer?

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  1. Marc Colella

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    The only review of The Royal Tenenbaums DVD I've seen so far:
    http://www.slantmagazine.com/dvd/arc...enenbaums.html
    The reviewer states "The transfer is clean and contrast is exceptional yet there seems to be an incredible amount of artifacts on display.".
    The score given for the transfer is a 3 out of 5.
    I wouldn't expect this from such a new film.
    Any other reviews around?
     
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    I seems rather early for a review of the finished disc? I hope it isn't. Artifacts. WTF? There better not be any.
     
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    Its early but not impossible. I guess Ron wont be reviewing this disc?
     
  4. Marc Colella

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    It does seem a little early, but the same website also has an early review for Amelie:
    http://www.slantmagazine.com/dvd/archive/amelie.html
    Maybe they have some connections?
    If their review is a good indicator, then it looks like Buena Vista has put out a very nice 2-disc set of Amelie
     
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    Wow. Wes Anderson supervised the transfer, so he might allowed to do this.

    But this might be a bogus review,just like some flying around about LOTR.
     
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    Cool! The packaging is just like 'Rushmore: Criterion Collection' (which I consider one of the BEST) on the inside.
    I like it [​IMG]
     
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    Regarding the transfer...I'll believe it when I see it.

    Man, I can't wait for this one though. Now they just need to release Bottle Rocket Criterion, and I'll be one happy mofo.
     
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    It's probably just film grain and the guy doesn't know what he's talking about
     
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    I don't know what to say... that set at DVDShrine looks so beautiful, I think I'm going to cry. I can't wait to own this.
     
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    Wes Anderson might allowed to add grain to the transfer to make it more dreamy.

    After all the whole film was dreamy, i knew i was in New York, but it seemed that it was another time, another unknowed place.

    Also he surpervised the transfer, so i am saying he did it on purpouse.
     
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    The review doesn't make any mention of grain. It states that there are an "incredible amount of artifacts on display"

    I doubt Wes Anderson wanted the film/transfer to have artifacts.
     
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    Unless the guys at the magazine don´t know how to review DVD´s [​IMG]
    But don´t worry you can always lower the Definition setting. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, its confirmed....the guys at the magazine don´t know how to review DVD´s.

    As I expected, DVDfile gives the tranfer 4 rectangles out of 5:

    "...I noticed little edge enhancement nor any compression artifacts..."
     
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    By way of artifacts, could he have meant print artifacts like an unacceptable amount of dirt, dust, scratches, film jutter, and hairs? Lucas approved The Phantom Menace DVD and the negative used was substandard considering how old this film is.

    Dan
     
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    The review at DVD File also said
     
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  20. Marc Colella

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    Another review:
    http://www.dvdauthority.com/tenenbaums.asp
    According to the review:
    "There is absolutely no edge enhancement to speak of, the detail is amazing, but I caught some "blips" here and there that really stood out."
    So it looks like there are some rather noticeable artifacts.
    That said, I'm sure the transfer is good enough - even though artifacts are inexcusable for a film this new.
     

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