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All your hard work going to waste Xylon. JVries I don't blame you for wanting your money back. Probably the worst encode on disk to date.
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* sigh*

I had to go and look at this thread again. It's been six months and I still want to cry when I see these screenshots.

What the **** happened, Disney? Fix this!


ANOTHER grown adult here at AVS who wants to cry because a BD isn't exactly as pristine as they want/think it should be??

Come on folks, your world won't come crashing down watching the Blu version...watchin it live you all know it will look great compared to SD or broadcast TV....relax and get out of your parents basement for a bit to get some fresh air...maybe go to an actual movie theater and enjoy a movie on the big screen while you're at it.
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ANOTHER grown adult here at AVS who wants to cry because a BD isn't exactly as pristine as they want/think it should be??

Come on folks, your world won't come crashing down watching the Blu version...watchin it live you all know it will look great compared to SD or broadcast TV....relax and get out of your parents basement for a bit to get some fresh air...maybe go to an actual movie theater and enjoy a movie on the big screen while you're at it.

This is not the right forum for you; this is a place for enthusiasts who wish to create the theatre experience at home, or get as close to it as they can. Posts like yours serve no purpose here. This forum is specifically for the kind of people who DO want to cry over botched transfers of their favourite movies.

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I netflixed it a 2nd time recently because I didn't get to really watch it the first time and it's just atrocious looking. For me, a perfect example of how excessive processing can take me completely out of a film.
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ANOTHER grown adult here at AVS who wants to cry because a BD isn't exactly as pristine as they want/think it should be??

Come on folks, your world won't come crashing down watching the Blu version...watchin it live you all know it will look great compared to SD or broadcast TV....relax and get out of your parents basement for a bit to get some fresh air...maybe go to an actual movie theater and enjoy a movie on the big screen while you're at it.

What is the point of this post? Do you know what forum you are in? That's like coming here and saying "movies suck".

Good grief.

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Going by his posting in the comparison thread for The Truman Show, he seems to be some sort of DNR/EE/studio apologist. That sentiment truly baffles me.

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Going by his posting in the comparison thread for The Truman Show, he seems to be some sort of DNR/EE/studio apologist. That sentiment truly baffles me.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...3&postcount=36

Studio plant maybe?

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I had never seen this movie before and watched it for the first time last night. Good grief what a disaster. I thought there was something wrong with my TV, I saw this weird thing the left edge of the picture in most of the movie, like a bend in the camera lens that was perfectly vertical. It made the blacks look purple in some scenes on that 1" portion of my display. I actually stopped it and put in another movie to make sure it was not my gear.

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You mean to say you bought the Blu-ray without visiting AVS first?!?

sadly yes... consider this a lesson learned. *unwraps his new copy of 28 days later on blu*
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I actually have 28 Days Later on Blu-ray... but I got it for $10 to go with 28 Weeks Later on Blu. As crap as the video is, it's worth picking up on the cheap if you don't have it on DVD already.
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You can't fault the BD of 28 days later. It was deliberately shot on PAL SD video. Except for the last 5 minutes or so which is on 35mm. There is NO way the BD could be better than it is considering the source.... BUT... the last 5 minutes is WAY better than the DVD...
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BUT... the last 5 minutes is WAY better than the DVD...

That is assuming the viewer can make it that far.

It really is a shame this film was shot the way it was, because it really is an excellent movie.
I just can't watch it anymore...I just get pissed and start grumbling.

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ANOTHER grown adult here at AVS who wants to cry because a BD isn't exactly as pristine as they want/think it should be??

Come on folks, your world won't come crashing down watching the Blu version...watchin it live you all know it will look great compared to SD or broadcast TV....relax and get out of your parents basement for a bit to get some fresh air...maybe go to an actual movie theater and enjoy a movie on the big screen while you're at it.

Hi Mr Lizardo hows your friend Mr Cardaway doing

Anyways i must respectfully disagree with your post and say that when people spend money on anything they are entitled to expect quality control has went into the product they just purchased be that a movie or a pizza or even a toothbrush.
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Especially a toothbrush. I have sensitive teeth and if the package says "Soft", those bristles better be soft.
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when people spend money on anything they are entitled to expect quality control has went into the product they just purchased be that a movie or a pizza or even a toothbrush.

Exactly right.

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Such a pathetic issue,If you think this is not worthing for your dollars,don't buy it,just rent.You don't have enough money to feed your family also want BD badly in this your fragiled eco. status today or what?

You wanna stop spamming threads with rubbish?
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Hi Mr Lizardo hows your friend Mr Cardaway doing

Anyways i must respectfully disagree with your post and say that when people spend money on anything they are entitled to expect quality control has went into the product they just purchased be that a movie or a pizza or even a toothbrush.

In addition, the problem here isn't that it just isn't as good as we hoped. It's much worse.

I understand that these studios have budgets, and not everything is going to get great treatment and/or new transfers. I can accept that, and some transfers from several years ago hold up reasonably well.

In this case, however, that wasn't necessarily the problem. The thing that galls me about EE and DNR is that they have something good, then they go out of their way in a misguided attempt to "improve" the transfer. If anything, applying those things might even increase the amount spent. They were capable of doing decent transfers back in 2002 (see Chicago from the same studio), but here they screwed it up. If they hadn't done that, this would have looked a lot better, and even we at AVS might have been pleased with it.

It's not that I expect everything to look like demo material. Just don't use EE and DNR. If this film's issues were in its video master, they shouldn't have released it until they're ready to redo it.
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If this film's issues were in its video master, they shouldn't have released it until they're ready to redo it.

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Not to drag this on or anything but, there are a few titles that I was/am excited about getting for Blu-Ray. This unfortunately was one of them and due to the problems with this disc this is one that I will not be able to purchase. A total let down for me and for a lot of others as well, I'm sure.

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http://www.ai-m.ru/item/41997/

I know a lot of people complained about the US quality so this might be a better option...

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Has anyone seen this? Its one of my favorite movies, mainly because ddl is my favorite actor and its one of his best performances i ever seen.


I didnt even know russia had blue ray discs.
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It most likely has the same ancient garbage transfer.
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It most likely has the same ancient garbage transfer.

Indeed. In fact, didn't the sd-dvd look like crap as well?

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I think the UK dvd looked slightly less bad but yes every home release has been roadkill for Gangs.
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It most likely has the same ancient garbage transfer.

Won't know until/unless someone imports it.

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Won't know until/unless someone imports it.

Not me... I've already done my avs import good deed for the month with Sleepy Hollow (jp).

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Won't know until/unless someone imports it.

What are the odds that it'll be a brand new transfer?
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Ordering every edition of this film available around el mundo seems rather like drawing straws.....that are proably all from the same pack of Daisy brand. If I felt as strongly as some of ya'all do, I'd try to contact Martin S. and see what happens....

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Ordering every edition of this film available around el mundo seems rather like drawing straws.....that are proably all from the same pack of Daisy brand. If I felt as strongly as some of ya'all do, I'd try to contact Martin S. and see what happens....

Enh. People did it with DVD (read: me) so why should blu-ray be any different?

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Ordering every edition of this film available around el mundo seems rather like drawing straws.....that are proably all from the same pack of Daisy brand. If I felt as strongly as some of ya'all do, I'd try to contact Martin S. and see what happens....

It's not just drawing straws in my opinion, it's clutching at straws. While I'd happily be proved wrong, I highly doubt that a superior master is going to emerge, particularly from smaller labels and/or in countries where Blu-ray is yet to equal big bucks.
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