dana martin

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well, true to their word, got an e-mail with tracking from Australia post, so that copy of War of the Worlds and Sorry, Wrong Number are en-route.
 
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picked these up today

The War of the Worlds looks good with many scenes retaining film grain

but unfortunately Sorry , Wrong number is a disgrace . May not be Via Visions fault because of what survives of this film and the master given to them

what we have here is a horribly digital , harsh looking transfer with blown out highlights , and lots of posterisation. It looks like shit .

With their website advertising Dolby digital audio for A Place in the Sun and The Carpetbaggers I hope they ain’t scraping the bottom of the barrel in what masters they purchase from Paramoumt
 
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I hope to have both of those titles next week. I'll reserve any further comments until then except to say I'm not surprise by "The War of the Worlds" as it's my opinion that the 4K/Dolby Vision digital on iTunes is excellent video-wise.
 

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With their website advertising Dolby digital audio for A Place in the Sun and The Carpetbaggers I hope they ain’t scraping the bottom of the barrel in what masters they purchase from Paramoumt
Their upcoming Blu-ray of A Place in the Sun is supposed to be derived from the recent-ish 4K restoration. I saw the DCP of that projected and it looked gorgeous, so the Blu-ray should look quite nice. That's a shame about Sorry, Wrong Number, though. I've never seen that film but I love Stanwyck and the plot sounds right up my alley, so I planned to pick that one up when I ordered A Place in the Sun. Perhaps I'll just get the HD digital of Wrong Number on iTunes instead.
 

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Yes, but these companies can only release the masters they're given (I know some companies like Criterion & Arrow sometimes to their own restorations). The key word here is >patience< don't pre-order, read a review or two first, but I'd take a chance with Sony or WAC.
 
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Their upcoming Blu-ray of A Place in the Sun is supposed to be derived from the recent-ish 4K restoration. I saw the DCP of that projected and it looked gorgeous, so the Blu-ray should look quite nice. That's a shame about Sorry, Wrong Number, though. I've never seen that film but I love Stanwyck and the plot sounds right up my alley, so I planned to pick that one up when I ordered A Place in the Sun. Perhaps I'll just get the HD digital of Wrong Number on iTunes instead.
I'm definitely going to compare the two once my BD shows up.
 
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Hi WillyTass
I'm thinking of picking up War of the Worlds. Just wondering how Imprint managed to get around having to stamp the awful censorship coding label on the cover artwork. Judging by your photo, they've managed to eliminate that artwork vandalism.
 

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