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The Color of Money - transfer

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Mathias Klemme, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. Mathias Klemme

    Mathias Klemme Stunt Coordinator

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    Just one question: is this supposed to be THAT dark? It's hard to make out any details on this disc. I admit that I like my picture a bit darker usually but this is almost unwatchable. Is this what Martin Scorsese wanted it to look like or did Buena Vista screw this up? I hadn't seen the film in years and I don't remember this being so dark back when I first saw it on TV.

    -Mathias
     
  2. Ned

    Ned Supporting Actor

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    It is dark and sometimes murky but not overly so. The video quality is rather poor. You may need to adjust your black level (brightness) if the dark areas are getting lost on your tv.
     
  3. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    Interesting, I didn't really find it all that dark.

    Still, a new anamorphic transfer would be nice!
     
  4. SvenS

    SvenS Second Unit

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    The Color Of Money is already a Anamorphic DVD.
     
  5. David Brashear

    David Brashear Stunt Coordinator

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    I think it was originally labeled as anamorphic, but I'm almost positive it is not.
     
  6. Ian Hay

    Ian Hay Auditioning

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  7. Rain

    Rain Producer

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  8. Jeff Adams

    Jeff Adams Screenwriter

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    I agree, this movie is not anamorphic and is a TERRIBLE transfer. I watched this film at a friends house and was very dissapointed. It's too bad, I would love to own this on dvd, it is a GREAT movie. I hope they will come out with a better version of it in the future.
     
  9. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    Any additional tirades on this??
    WHY does this say Anamorphic if it is not??!! Ridiculous.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Dolby 4.1? Hmmm, that too is interesting; I assumed it was stereo.
    Only one thing is more annoying than a DVD being in non-anamorphic widescreen: it being listed on the packaging as being anamorphic/"enhanced for 16x9 TVs". Rip off! [​IMG]
    Once we get anamorphic SEs of the Warner Scorsese films, Color Of Money should be next in line for a nice, new SE with an anamorphic transfer.
    Gordy
     
  11. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    Has anyone with a 4:3 TV with Squeeze Mode tried this disc with compressed 16:9 mode on?? If really NOT anamorphic, the picture will look severely squeezed and distorted, of course.

    Doing the above would definitely confirm whether it's non-A or simply a crappy-looking anamorphic transfer.

    (On a 16:9-shaped screen, your display is ALWAYS on "compression", correct? There is no way to turn off the compression on widescreen TVs is there? So there would be no way to perform the kind of "test" I speak of above. ??)

    Thank you for your continued enlightenment.
     
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    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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