Sixth Sense - Vista Series: new transfer or same as original? (plus Tron & Tombstone)

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  1. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    The subject says it all.
     
  2. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    Come on, I know someone must know if the new Vista release features a new transfer. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeffrey Forner

    Jeffrey Forner Screenwriter

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    We may not know until some advance reviews come in. Sorry.
     
  4. Sean Laughter

    Sean Laughter Screenwriter

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    New transfer or not I'm getting it since my current disc can hardly play, pixelation and pausing everywhere, and I only ever watched the thing twice!
     
  5. Gareth Flynn

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    Isn't it going to be a THX approved transfer? That would have to be a new one, right?
     
  6. Dave H

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    I'm not sure what THX's standards on transfer are - I know one thing: sometimes they're not very good.

    I never saw the original transfer of Sixth Sense - I heard it was pretty good, but not great.
     
  7. Scott H

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    The first transfer is recent and almost certainly HD. I would seriously doubt that they would pay for another transfer at this time.
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    THX only approves the raw film to tape transfer in 95% of cases. How it's compressed is up to the studio
     
  9. Rolando

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    it would be stupid if it was nothing but a re-hash of old DVD and they call it "VISTA SERIES". It will be even more unacceptable if they make it a 2 disc set but only to add more language tracks and port the same features to a second disk a la Unbreakable.
     
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    Wasn't all of this discussed a long time ago? At any rate, here's the scoop from DVD File's October 24, 2001 update:
     
  11. Dave H

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    DvdShrine.com has a review posted. However, the reviewer never saw the original version so he can't compare the two.

    Looks like a good set, though.
     
  12. AndrewR

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    Based on screengrabs of the menus, The Vista Series version seems to missing 2 features from the first DVD.

    Introduction by M. Night

    and

    The Cast Featurette

    Also, the DVDShrine.com review doesn't mention these 2 featurettes either.

    But this is just based on the facts at hand. I don't have the DVD yet.

    Andrew
     
  13. Elbert Lee

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    I'm fairly disappointed with this release. I was looking forward to a director's commentary. The packaging is first rate, but the extras were deffinitely lacking. I didn't bother to check on the transfer yet.

    Elbert
     
  14. Ryan Peter

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    At this point, Elbert, it's safe to say that Mr. Night doesn't do commentaries and probably never will.
     
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  16. Dave H

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    Great to hear, Obi. I always find your reviews right on the money.
     
  17. Dave H

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    By the way, Obi...

    Did you happen to notice a lot of edge enhancement on Tombstone?
     
  18. mark_d

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    Is it me or have they gone mental with the LFE in Tron?

    My system is ear calibrated with a low rent sub but sounds right to me with most software, but Tron... Bass heads are gonna love it, I guess, but I felt it was too much. This minor quibble aside, I'm ecstatic with the release.

    Mark
     
  19. Robert George

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    Dave:
    Yes, there is definitely visible edge enhancement in the Tombstone transfer. Is it "a lot"? Well, that depends on what one considers "a lot". It is certainly not the worst I have seen, and it is not noticeable in much of the movie, but when it is visible, it is visible, if you know what I mean.
    Mark:
    Oh yeah...
    [​IMG]
     
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    can someone PLEASE explain what edge enhancement is? I'm just curious as i see it mentioned so many times, and would really like to know.thanks in advance
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