• Blu-ray Discussion
    1,664 replies, posted
So still thinking about the whole bluray thing. Anyways anyone know if when Star Wars comes to Bluray, if the OT will be the original releases rather than the shitty 1997 versions? God there's so much wrong with the re-releases it's not even funny.
[QUOTE=thrawn2787;27019158]So still thinking about the whole bluray thing. Anyways anyone know if when Star Wars comes to Bluray, if the OT will be the original releases rather than the shitty 1997 versions? God there's so much wrong with the re-releases it's not even funny.[/QUOTE] Sometime this year, and they'll be the 1997 versions. Something about it costing too much to enhance the originals. Just be thankful that it's not going to be the 2004 release.
[QUOTE=Grimezy15;27021754]Sometime this year, and they'll be the 1997 versions. Something about it costing too much to enhance the originals. Just be thankful that it's not going to be the 2004 release.[/QUOTE] Sometime this year you say, hmm maybe i should order it if it's out in just a couple of days... ;)
I now own 8 blu rays. Might buy some more today. I got: 3:10 To Yuma Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans No Country For Old Men The Wrestler Blade Runner The Killer Inside Me Lost Highway Metropolis
i bought some more today since i had vouchers and jb had a 20% of deal for everything i got The Deer Hunter, Day of the Dead, 3:10 to Yuma, Inside Man, The Wrong Man, Batman Begins, and Leon: The Professional. [editline]29th December 2010[/editline] i now have 186 blu rays
[QUOTE=thrawn2787;27019158]Anyways anyone know if when Star Wars comes to Bluray, if the OT will be the original releases rather than the shitty 1997 versions? God there's so much wrong with the re-releases it's not even funny.[/QUOTE] You [i]wish[/i] it was the 1997 versions. [media]http://waxy.org/random/images/weblog/HaydenJedi.jpg http://www.starwarslegacy.com/site/images/GreenSaber.jpg http://www.starwarslegacy.com/site/images/DualBad6.jpg[/media]
[QUOTE=Grimezy15;27021754]Sometime this year, and they'll be the 1997 versions. Something about it costing too much to enhance the originals. Just be thankful that it's not going to be the 2004 release.[/QUOTE] Well I knew when, which is actually Fall 2011. It's not 2011 yet :P [editline]28th December 2010[/editline] Also I don't remember if it was the 1997 version or the 2004, but one of the little things that bugged me was the TIE fighters in episode 4. You can see a black box around them that isn't the same black as Space. And then there's CG Jabba, Greedo shooting first, and Han somehow dodging it.
[QUOTE=thrawn2787;27027613]Well I knew when, which is actually Fall 2011. It's not 2011 yet :P [editline]28th December 2010[/editline] Also I don't remember if it was the 1997 version or the 2004, but one of the little things that bugged me was the TIE fighters in episode 4. You can see a black box around them that isn't the same black as Space. And then there's CG Jabba, Greedo shooting first, and Han somehow dodging it.[/QUOTE] You would think a series previously hailed for its amazing special effects would use people who can actually edit properly, rather than a bunch of retarded monkeys.
[QUOTE=Generic.Monk;27029121]You would think a series previously hailed for its amazing special effects would use people who can actually edit properly, rather than a bunch of retarded monkeys.[/QUOTE] [quote]However, either due to Lowry's remastering or ILM's continued tinkering, all three films suffer from very poor color correction, resulting in issues such as Luke's lightsaber being green in one shot of the first film, Vader's lightsaber appearing rosy pink in several shots of 'Empire' and 'Jedi,' a general excessive blue cast to 'Empire' (especially the Hoth scenes), Yoda's color being wildly inconsistent throughout 'Empire' and 'Jedi,' and many other color-related issues, none of which had been apparent in any release prior to 2004[/quote] I think it's because George Lucas is blind and old. And rich.
[QUOTE=thrawn2787;27027613]Well I knew when, which is actually Fall 2011. It's not 2011 yet :P [editline]28th December 2010[/editline] Also I don't remember if it was the 1997 version or the 2004, but one of the little things that bugged me was the TIE fighters in episode 4. You can see a black box around them that isn't the same black as Space. And then there's CG Jabba, Greedo shooting first, and Han somehow dodging it.[/QUOTE] Well It's close enough to say this year.
I am not sure I understand the value in buying old movies that are remastered for Blu-ray? Do they actually look good? I am imagining a remastered Blu-ray having a lot of noise, and crappy digital enhancement witchcraft. So do they actually look as good as films that don't have to be remastered?
[QUOTE=mogul20478;27037819]I am not sure I understand the value in buying old movies that are remastered for Blu-ray? Do they actually look good? I am imagining a remastered Blu-ray having a lot of noise, and crappy digital enhancement witchcraft. So do they actually look as good as films that don't have to be remastered?[/QUOTE] It depends. Most filmmakers should have the prudence not to apply terrible looking 'enhancements', but it all varies. It's probably best just to look at professional analyses so you know if the remastering is decent before buying a film.
[QUOTE=mogul20478;27037819]I am not sure I understand the value in buying old movies that are remastered for Blu-ray? Do they actually look good? I am imagining a remastered Blu-ray having a lot of noise, and crappy digital enhancement witchcraft. So do they actually look as good as films that don't have to be remastered?[/QUOTE] ive made a post like this before, but go to blu-ray.com and check out old movies that have been restored. often when they are given a proper restoration, like disney does, they look fantastic. gone with the wind, 1939 [img]http://images.blu-ray.com/reviews/2141_6_1080p.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Gone-with-the-Wind-Blu-ray/758/#Screenshots[/url] [editline]29th December 2010[/editline] ahh finally got my uk Let the Right One In!
Is there that much noise and stuff because it's a jpg? I would certainly hope so...
old movies like that have noise naturally it shows it how it was originally intended [editline]29th December 2010[/editline] you seriously expect a movie from the 30's to be noise free? [editline]29th December 2010[/editline] BESIDES, the noise keeps the fine detail in tact. it's a good thing it has noise, especially considering it's age
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27043504]old movies like that have noise naturally it shows it how it originally intended[/QUOTE] Ah I thought films (because shit happens, and because Orson Welles likes to drag film across the floor) really just had grain, not noise.
[QUOTE=apwd007;27012288]Just got; Up Inglourious Basterds Back to Future Trilogy Gran Torino A Bug's Life Star Trek XI Cars Cloverfield Monsters, Inc Flight Club Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 The Bourne Trilogy 300 [/QUOTE] send these my way
[QUOTE=thrawn2787;27043548]Ah I thought films (because shit happens, and because Orson Welles likes to drag film across the floor) really just had grain, not noise.[/QUOTE] well yes they have grain but i guess some really old ones have noise. i'm not sure on the specifics, but the point was that it looks phenomenal for something close to 80 years old
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27043653]well yes they have grain but i guess some really old ones have noise. i'm not sure on the specifics, but the point was that it looks phenomenal for something close to 80 years old[/QUOTE] I will give them credit for it looking that good and being almost 80 years old. I wouldn't, however, shell out more money for a Bluray version when it comes to movies this old. There is no point at all. Looking at noise and grain in HD is not something I enjoy. The word you used was "originally intended". I agree, but in a different context. Watch the movie as it was "originally intended" and not some remastered way for the company to milk out more money from the people. Blu-ray on anything before the Blu-ray era is to be avoided in my opinion. It just doesn't seem the same to me, and is definitely not worth the extra money.
Its not really milking, more breathing new life into the film, if its done well of course. For instance the Back to the Future Trilogy was a brilliant remaster
[QUOTE=mogul20478;27044083]I will give them credit for it looking that good and being almost 80 years old. I wouldn't, however, shell out more money for a Bluray version when it comes to movies this old. There is no point at all. Looking at noise and grain in HD is not something I enjoy. The word you used was "originally intended". I agree, but in a different context. Watch the movie as it was "originally intended" and not some remastered way for the company to milk out more money from the people. Blu-ray on anything before the Blu-ray era is to be avoided in my opinion. It just doesn't seem the same to me, and is definitely not worth the extra money.[/QUOTE] the reason the dvd doesn't have the same level of grain or noise is because it is a much much smaller resolution, and has been severely compressed to a point where the noise is not even visible, and is blurred if you will. why you would rather this, i'm not sure. the fact it doesn't have noise or grain is not a good thing in this scenario.
[QUOTE=mogul20478;27044083]I will give them credit for it looking that good and being almost 80 years old. I wouldn't, however, shell out more money for a Bluray version when it comes to movies this old. There is no point at all. Looking at noise and grain in HD is not something I enjoy. The word you used was "originally intended". I agree, but in a different context. Watch the movie as it was "originally intended" and not some remastered way for the company to milk out more money from the people. Blu-ray on anything before the Blu-ray era is to be avoided in my opinion. It just doesn't seem the same to me, and is definitely not worth the extra money.[/QUOTE] There are some films from before the Blu-ray era that are well worth buying. Bare in mind Blu-ray was only released in 2005/2006, and Pirates of The Caribbean was released in 2003, which looks fantastic, as does Fight Club which was an even earlier original release around 1999. [media]http://images.blu-ray.com/reviews/2142_6_1080p.jpg[/media] [media]http://images.blu-ray.com/reviews/16_7_1080p.jpg[/media] [URL="http://images.blu-ray.com/reviews/2142_6_1080p.jpg"][/URL]
fight club has amazing grain [editline]30th December 2010[/editline] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1482927/screenshots/Fight%20Club.m2ts_snapshot_00.28.26_%5B2009.11.29_00.06.57%5D.png[/img] [editline]30th December 2010[/editline] blu-ray is optimum for viewing on a very large tv, at a bit of a distance. it will look phenomenal. you will see the detail, and won't really be able to make out grain/noise, especially in movement.
I know this is the Blu-Ray thread but [url=http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=137151]here's a guide for working with the files on an HD-DVD disk[/url], in case you find yourself in possession of one. They look great and if you can get them for cheap and have a combo drive in your PC there's really no reason not to. The process is pretty much the same as working with Blu-Rays except there's one additional program you need
Hell, I don't have the patience for all that. I just have PowerDVD and watch them off the disc.
[QUOTE=Zeke129;27058649]I know this is the Blu-Ray thread but [url=http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=137151]here's a guide for working with the files on an HD-DVD disk[/url], in case you find yourself in possession of one. They look great and if you can get them for cheap and have a combo drive in your PC there's really no reason not to. The process is pretty much the same as working with Blu-Rays except there's one additional program you need[/QUOTE] i already wrote a guide for this in the op, works for hd-dvd's too. plus ive got a combo drive. but no hd-dvd's. [editline]30th December 2010[/editline] [QUOTE=Publius;27060036]Hell, I don't have the patience for all that. I just have PowerDVD and watch them off the disc.[/QUOTE] powerdvd is a piece of shit
[QUOTE=thrawn2787;27043548]Ah I thought films (because shit happens, and because Orson Welles likes to drag film across the floor) really just had grain, not noise.[/QUOTE] in that image what you are seeing [I]IS[/I] grain
Why do some of you spend $1500+ on a 50 inch lcd when you can get a 1080p projector and have a theater-like experience with a 150+ inch screen for $1000 or so?
i've yet to come across a projector with a good enough quality compared to an lcd [editline]30th December 2010[/editline] and there's always the problem of not being able to see them very well during the day (even with closed curtains/blinds)
should i get the uk battle royale bluray for my birthday, or wait for the american release
Sorry, you need to Log In to post a reply to this thread.