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post #511 of 527 Old 02-16-2012, 09:08 PM
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I just picked this up at BB on sale for $5.99.

When I placed the order online, the pic on the site showed the remastered version. (box with the gold bars across the top and bottom)

I didn't look at the box until I got home. The artwork is that of the old 2008 version. (the little box stating that it's the 2008 version is in the lower corner + no gold bars). However, there is a sticker on the back over the UPC code. The code on the sticker is 031398134572. I searched it online and it comes up as the remaster's bar code. I haven't opened it yet and was wondering if anyone had come across this and if this is indeed the remastered disc with the old artwork.

EDIT: After looking around a bit more, it seems Lionsgate has chosen to put these stickers on the old release to get rid of them. I got screwed by BB.
I guess I'll take it back tomorrow. That's twice I've tried to get this movie and twice I've been screwed.

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^^^^ Just make sure next time you end up with the right one, I bought the remastered version a few weeks ago, distributed by alliance up here, it's a beauty.

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I just picked this up at BB on sale for $5.99.

When I placed the order online, the pic on the site showed the remastered version. (box with the gold bars across the top and bottom)

I didn't look at the box until I got home. The artwork is that of the old 2008 version. (the little box stating that it's the 2008 version is in the lower corner + no gold bars). However, there is a sticker on the back over the UPC code. The code on the sticker is 031398134572. I searched it online and it comes up as the remaster's bar code. I haven't opened it yet and was wondering if anyone had come across this and if this is indeed the remastered disc with the old artwork.

EDIT: After looking around a bit more, it seems Lionsgate has chosen to put these stickers on the old release to get rid of them. I got screwed by BB.
I guess I'll take it back tomorrow. That's twice I've tried to get this movie and twice I've been screwed.

I'm sure they have the new version on the shelf somewhere.

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I recently got around to picking this up at Best Buy the other day when shopping for a new computer (along with the Blu-ray of Battleship -- GOD is Brooklyn Decker sexy or what?) and I of course was well aware of the whole "remastering" debacle of this title, wherein the first BD release was supposedly riddled with an awful looking transfer. However, the version I picked up, for around 12 or 13 bucks, didn't include a slipcase and boasted what appears to be the ORIGINAL disc's cover, like this:



But after watching the disc a couple of times already, I don't see ANY of the issues people were talking about with regard to how bad the first transfer of this film on Blu-ray looked -- adding more of a mystery is the fact that the original release, which I thought I bought, was supposed to have an uncompressed PCM mix, but the version I have boasts the DTS-HD Master Audio track which was supposed to be on the NEW remastered version, seen here:



I don't understand what's going on here; do I in fact have the NEW REMASTERED version or do I have the ORIGINAL version? The cover of the disc I bought seems to have the original disc's artwork (for Region A) -- but the video transfer looks great and the audio is in DTS-HD Master Audio, not PCM...

Can anyone confirm this for me?

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You have the new version. The artwork changed, when certain Miramax titles were absorbed by Lionsgate.

The fact that it doesn't look like s***, is the biggest giveaway. wink.gif
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You have the new version. The artwork changed, when certain Miramax titles were absorbed by Lionsgate.

The fact that it doesn't look like s***, is the biggest giveaway. wink.gif

Thank you, Raoul...

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I know that was the name of Neeson's character's gang...

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You have the new version. The artwork changed, when certain Miramax titles were absorbed by Lionsgate.

The fact that it doesn't look like s***, is the biggest giveaway. wink.gif

From the pic above, the case art claims that the disc comes with an UltraViolet Digital Copy. That immediately marks it as a recent reissue. Neither of the original releases (crappy transfer or remastered) came with UV copies. Since it's a new reissue, I would hope that the studio would use the remastered transfer.

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Hi all, I have a LaserDisc setup question and didn't know where else to post this (I'm new to forums). I have 2 old players; a 1990 Panasonic LX-1000U player that I'm currently using, hooked up to my stereo and 32" SONY LED TV and I also have a Pioneer CLD-D505 from 1996, in storage. I just tripled my LaserDisc collection and plan on watching a lot more, (like hundreds) so want to make sure I'm using the best setup. Should I add or replace anything in my current setup (like a line doubler or deinterlacer) or am I getting a fine picture quality as it is? I don't have any reference, since the only time I've seen a LaserDisc is at my home, in this fashion. Thanks for any advice, Tad

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Hi all, I have a LaserDisc setup question and didn't know where else to post this (I'm new to forums). I have 2 old players; a 1990 Panasonic LX-1000U player that I'm currently using, hooked up to my stereo and 32" SONY LED TV and I also have a Pioneer CLD-D505 from 1996, in storage. I just tripled my LaserDisc collection and plan on watching a lot more, (like hundreds) so want to make sure I'm using the best setup. Should I add or replace anything in my current setup (like a line doubler or deinterlacer) or am I getting a fine picture quality as it is? I don't have any reference, since the only time I've seen a LaserDisc is at my home, in this fashion. Thanks for any advice, Tad

Although it may seem counter-intuitive, Laserdisc discussion on this site mainly takes place in the DVD Players forum:

http://www.avsforum.com/f/18/dvd-players-standard-def

As I recall, the Panasonic LX-1000U was a pretty good player. The Pioneer CLD-D505 was mediocre. "Line doublers" are antiquated technology. The processing chip built into your TV is likely better at that job already.

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Thanx Josh,

What also threw me was that the version I picked up had the DTS Master Audio soundtrack, not the PCM mix...

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