Titles in dire need of a new transfer.......

Discussion in 'DVD' started by JimmyK, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. JimmyK

    JimmyK Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2002
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Jim
    There are a couple DVD's in my collection that I would repurchase in a hearbeat if they would give us a better transfer; The Last Emperor and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

    Any chance we will see this happen?

    What titles do you have that are in need of a new transfer?

    JimmyK
     
  2. Bryan X

    Bryan X Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2003
    Messages:
    3,469
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Alone
    Big
    Star Wars - Episode I
     
  3. Darren Pillans

    Darren Pillans Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2000
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Beetlejuice
    The Matrix
    Blade Runner
     
  4. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    2,823
    Likes Received:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Excalibur: One of my favorite misframed movies!

    Pan and scans that need widescreen...
    Honeymoon in Vegas
    The Man with Two Brains
    The Jerk
    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
     
  5. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    3,513
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    My Entire Collection... can you say "HD-DVD"? [​IMG]
     
  6. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 1999
    Messages:
    2,685
    Likes Received:
    331
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Seriously, the current iteration of Forbidden Planet is practically unviewable due to the multitude of dirt and scratches from the source material. We need a LDI job on this title.

    Also, the current transfer of The Sound of Music needs a lot of work as well.
     
  7. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2000
    Messages:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA(1931) and THE INVISIBLE MAN could all use a remastering.
     
  8. Richard Kim

    Richard Kim Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2001
    Messages:
    4,385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Apartment - probably the worst anamorphic transfer I've ever seen.
     
  9. JeremySt

    JeremySt Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Real Name:
    Jeremy
    John Carpenter's The Thing
    Poltergeist
    The Abyss
    1941
    Vertigo
    The Game
    Psycho
    Seven Samurai
     
  10. Brad Porter

    Brad Porter Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 1999
    Messages:
    1,757
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Sting
    The Sting
    The Sting

    ...did I mention The Sting?

    Brad
     
  11. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    43,484
    Likes Received:
    8,543
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    Sound of Music and The Sting come to my mind.
     
  12. Haggai

    Haggai Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Messages:
    3,883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What Brad said. Pan and scan only for a multiple Oscar-winning/gigantic hit like that is absurd. It needs a full-on SE, of course, but even just a bare-bones disc with a nice anamorphic transfer would be great.
     
  13. Matt Butler

    Matt Butler Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Sting
    Nighthawks
    Abyss
    Escape From LA
    Escape From Alcatraz
    Office Space
    Beautiful Girls
    The Ref
    Frantic

    I want anamorphic transfers for all these titles.

    Editd to add some I forgot:
    Dazed and Confused
    Strange Days
    Titanic
    Day of the Jackal
    Great Escape
    Vertigo
    Psycho (1960)
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre (74)
     
  14. DeeF

    DeeF Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Messages:
    1,684
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Angels and Insects.

    OK, it isn't a big movie, but the blurry transfer is absolutely the worst in my collection.
     
  15. PerryD

    PerryD Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2000
    Messages:
    737
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Deer Hunter and Backdraft need new transfers.
     
  16. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2000
    Messages:
    5,581
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Here are a few I have that haven't been mentioned that I would like to see in at least OAR and remastered:

    Batman ('89), Career Opportunities, Kindergarten Cop, Twins, Arthur, and Back to School.
     
  17. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    6,568
    Likes Received:
    980
    Trophy Points:
    9,110


    Dunno if it's THAT bad, but it's close. Actually, The Apartment is one of the most bothersome titles on this list just because it's one of the few relatively recent releases on the list. Yeah, I know it's almost 3 years old, but most of the titles found here came out in the 90s, and most are non-anamorphic. Apartment came out after studios learned their lessons - I thought - and stands out as a particular dud because of that...
     
  18. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Lead Actor
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    9,836
    Likes Received:
    8,751
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    I vote for "The Sting" as well - I'd love to be able to have this classic in my collection...
     
  19. Joel Fontenot

    Joel Fontenot Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 1999
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Real Name:
    Joel Fontenot
    The Quite Man

    Joel
     
  20. John Morgan

    John Morgan Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2001
    Messages:
    770
    Likes Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Real Name:
    John
    I'll second the three Universal horror titles:
    BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
    THE INVISIBLE MAN
    DRACULA

    Also, I will add Krakatoa, East of Java with its stereo soundtrack attached and from better elements.

    Not to flog a dead horse, but MAD WORLD in a more complete form.

    By the way, was the sound screwup on THE GREAT RACE ever fixed?
     

Share This Page