TCM R2 Universal DVD

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  1. Paul B

    Paul B Auditioning

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    Can anyone please post some screenshots of the night time/chase sequence from Universal's R2 Texas Chainsaw Massacre disc? I really want to know if that part, along with a few others, is as dark and blocky as the R1 Pioneer. My R1 disc was hard a heck to make out at times and my vhs looked way better.

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  2. Mark_Wilson

    Mark_Wilson Screenwriter

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    If you can give me some times I can try. The R2 dvd is the Elite LD transfer. The corrected one, not the uncorrected one Pioneer used.
     
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    How do you know that, Mark? I'm not doubting you, just wondering where you found that out.

    I remember reading a good article a couple of years ago about how the Pioneer DVD had messed up and left a lot of white marks (called 'slugs') on the disc, as opposed to the cleaned-up LD. It also sounds like the documentary is worthwhile.

    I've been wondering for a while if the UK version is worth picking up.
     
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    I guess I don't know 100% but feel fairly confident. I own the Elite LD and the R2 DVD. I've seen the Pioneer disc and the R2 DVD lacks the problems on the Pioneer dvd. Its also non-anamorphic. The R2 DVD also includes the Elite LD commentary. It would make sense that they used the Elite transfer since they already had to deal with them to license the commentary track. I haven't compared the extras though.
     
  5. Paul B

    Paul B Auditioning

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    is there any way u can post some screenshots from the nighttime chase scene?
     
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    Magnus T Supporting Actor

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    I can post screenshots if you give me some pointers! [​IMG] Times etc.
     
  7. Paul B

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    if you have powerdvd or windvd, just pause the movie on a part and click the camera icon. it should snap a shot and automatically save it somewhere. if this is still unclear, just go to google and type in powerdvd/windvd how to take a screenshot.
     
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    Where in the MOVIE?!?!
     
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    FYI: They don't deliver to the USA.
     
  11. Lee_eel

    Lee_eel Second Unit

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    Paul, i too see the obvious blocking (pixelation in this dvd. it is mostly visible in dark scenes such as the interior of the house the group first go into. In fact the blocking is so bad the middle part of the screen seems to freeze. This is the worst example of blocking i have ever seen on a disc and i own a very capable Sony S735d (originally cost £500)
     
  12. Paul B

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    any screenshots where sally is running through the woods
     
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    Lee-eel, which disc do you have when you complain about the blockiness? The R1 or the R2?
     
  15. Paul B

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    the R1 is crappy. in the scene where leatherface is chasing sally through the woods, you literally cannot make out anything. it's so dark and blocky. that's why i wanted to see screenshots of that scene from the r2 universal disc to see if that sequence is just as dark.
     
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    I haven't watched my R1 since I upgraded to a 53" set. Can't help but fear what it might look like now!

    I do remember a good article a few years back where Don May was bemoaning the fact that Pioneer had not used the final Laserdisc master for the DVD, leaving in imperfections that the LD did not have.

    The chance that the UK is the right master, has "The Shocking Truth" (which I've never seen) and is cheap right now is making me check it out.
     
  17. Lee_eel

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    Bleddyn, i own the r2 version.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Oh well, I've ordered it now. At least I should have some fun with comparing it with the R1!
     
  19. Paul B

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    can someone please take some screenshots of the nighttime/chase sequence through the woods from the R2 disc? i'm debating whether or not to buy it. i took some screenshots of the chase scene from the R1 but i don't know how to post them on here. you guys have to see how crappy the transfer is!!!!!
     
  20. Maggi Magg

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    Well it was shot on a low budget and a bad film stock so it will NEVER look good.

    Cheers
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