Will Predator: CE have a new transfer?

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  1. Brent M

    Brent M Producer

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    Does anyone know if the Predator: Collector's Edition DVD that being released on 8/10 will have a new transfer? I've got the bare bones DTS disc now, but I'd definitely pick up the new release if it has an improved transfer. Does anyone have definitive word on this?
     
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    The rumor I heard was that is is going to be the same transfer as before. However, maybe the reason the street date was pushed out was so that a new transfer could be done. Probably not, though
     
  3. Paul Arnette

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    No new transfer = no sale! [​IMG]

    C'mon, you knew someone was going to say it. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, I won't consider upgrading without one.
     
  4. Dome Vongvises

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    I'll upgrade by getting a DVD in the first place.
     
  5. Bill GrandPre

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    Have any of the 2-disc Fox SE's featured old transfers on newly-mastered discs? The straight ports like "The Abyss" and "Fight Club" are obviously just examples of re-packaging existing discs but has Fox actually made a new DVD in this line without providing a new transfer?
     
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    I believe the Alien films underwent new transfers, with the exception of "Aliens" as Cameron was supposedly satified and did not feel a new transfer was needed.
     
  7. Dave H

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    The Region 2 SE of Predator had no new transfer, so R1 is probably the same.
     
  8. Bill GrandPre

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    Hasn't the Region 2 Predator SE been out for a few years?
     
  9. jason:g

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    Yes, the SEs for Predator has been out for a few years, except for Region 1, but Region 1 already has a DTS version, so that was good enough. I think that they've decided to release a SE for Region 1 because of Aliens vs. Predator...
     
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    The Sound of Music didn't get a new transfer. And it needed one.
     
  11. Bill GrandPre

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    Did "Sound of Music" feature any new content whatsoever? Fox isn't just porting the existing foreign-region SE for this release, they're adding new "AvP" promo material. I'm just wondering if any of their 2-disc re-releases have actually been newly-authored DVD's (not simply repackaging like "The Abyss" and "Fight Club") without an updated transfer.
     
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    I think the current transfer of Predator is fine for a film of its age and film stock...same goes for the audio.
     
  13. Brent M

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    Well, I agree the current DTS track is more than satisfactory, but I'd sure like to see a new transfer. Like Paul said above, no new transfer = no sale.
     
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    I have both the R4 Special Edition and the R1 DTS version, and while the former may be packed with extras, the transfer is nowhere near as good as the US DTS disc. I hope Fox sticks with the transfer from the DTS disc, because the PAL R4 disc was downright grainy at times.
     
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    Well, I think the DTS DVD transfer is just fine, and I'm looking forward to owning the Special Edition with all of its superb special features in a domestic edition.

    No new transfer = I'm fine with that [​IMG]
     
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    I disagree. The DTS track was decent, but the transfer was marred with severe grain and dirt on the transfer. The opening sequence was especially bad. I will holdon to my current DTS release unless a new transfer comes out.
     
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    Me too. I bought both previous versions and neither had what I would call a satisfactory transfer. Some scenes look pretty good but a lot look very grainy and dirty.

    I'm not buying it again unless it gets a new transfer.
     
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    Off the top of my head, both the original Planet Of The Apes (1968) and The Commitments are recent Fox 2-disc SE's that have new transfers. The original POTA disc was non-anamorphic, and the original Commitments was non-OAR. These are both part of Fox's "numbered" SE's.

    EDIT: Add There's Something More About Mary to that list-the first disc was non-anamorphic.
     
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    Wasn´t ID4 a FOX title? The new extended edition was said to have a new transfer, but it didn´t. The difference from previous editions was the longer cut and the DTS track, but the transfer was the same as before.
     
  20. Andre Bijelic

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    "Predator" was always a very grainy film. I clearly remember seeing this during its first run in the summer of 1987, and I can assure you that the grain is just part of the photography.

    If they do a new transfer and filter out the grain, that's the version I won't buy.
     

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