SOTL anamorphic PAL transfer not as good as NTSC Criterion transfer, how about Reg 1?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Johnny G, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. Johnny G

    Johnny G Supporting Actor

    Dec 12, 2000
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    I read the other thread on SOTL hoping it was discussing the transfer but it was just about whether the WS or P&S was in stores yet.
    I've been avoiding the Criterion disc as the #1 reason to buy DVD to me is the film & the film alone which means I only buy anamorphic discs.
    I was disappointed to read a thread at the forum on stating the new PAL anamorphic transfer suffered from terrible grain, stating the clips on the 2nd disc look better than in the film itself.
    Can anyone tell me if the Reg 1 is any better?
    Check out the thread
  2. Mikael Soderholm

    Mikael Soderholm Supporting Actor

    Apr 5, 1999
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    Stockholm, SWEDEN
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    Mikael Söderholm
    I haven't seen either of these versions yet (I still have my old R1 Image [​IMG]), but here are two reviews of the R4, which I believe is the same as the R2:, %20The:%20Special%20Edition
    Neither mentions any grain, perhaps the film was shot that way and the new transfer with its increased resolution exhibits this clearer.
    No! Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.
    [Edited last by Mikael Soderholm on August 13, 2001 at 02:53 PM]
  3. Julian Lalor

    Julian Lalor Supporting Actor

    Oct 5, 1999
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    The R2/4 version is vastly superior to the Criterion DVD and LD transfer. The MGM DVD is nowhere near as grainy as the Criterion version, although it is not reference quality. Its main problem is the player generated subtitles.

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