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So I pop in my copy and selected the "Uncorked" version (well who wouldn't we are all suckers for that) and within a few minutes I noticed something is "off". I remember watching this movie from HBO dish two years ago and I know it looked grainy and not this DNR piece of s*** again from New Line. I have no plans of doing a PIX thread on this title initially but there is something I discovered that there are two different encodes used. Yes that's right the two versions in the discs does not share the same encode. Usually they just slap in the extra scenes like some other titles. Unlike Dark "Wax" City the difference is more than just a few frames.

One of them did not get the extra DNR treatment Meaning both versions does not deliver the same visual experience

As far as I know this is the only instance where both DNR and Non-DNR versions of the same movie are in the disc. Pan's Labyrinth also from New Line you have to import the HD DVD or Blu-ray titles to get the Non-DNR transfers. With The Golden Compass the best we can get is a high bitrate non-dnr trailer from the supplemental disc (still looking for a proper release).

All I can say is thank you for the new guy at New Line for doing this

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Lets take a look at the numbers first:

Theatrical Version

Code:
                                                                                                                Total   Video                            

                 
Title                                                           Codec   Length  Movie Size      Disc Size       Bitrate Bitrate Main Audio Track         

                 Secondary Audio Track
-----                                                           ------  ------- --------------  --------------  ------- ------- ------------------       

                 ---------------------
00000.MPLS                                                      VC-1    1:59:03 18,471,905,280  38,918,320,428  20.69   15.57   Dolby TrueHD 5.1 

1476Kbps (48kHz/16-bit)  DD AC3 5.1 640Kbps

DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     WEDDING_CRASHERS_BD01
Disc Size:      38,918,320,428 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        No
BDInfo:         0.5.1

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00000.MPLS
Size:                   18,471,905,280 bytes
Length:                 1:59:03 (h:m:s)
Total Bitrate:          20.69 Mbps
Description:            

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
VC-1 Video              15569 kbps          1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / Advanced Profile 3

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Dolby TrueHD Audio              English         1476 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 1476 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Dolby Digital Audio             English         640 kbps        5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio             English         192 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio             English         192 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / Dolby Surround

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           English         49.173 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         45.157 kbps                     

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate   
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------   
00000.M2TS      0:00:00.000     1:59:03.427     18,471,905,280  20,687          

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 

10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time  
------          -------         ------          --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  -------

-------  --------------  --------------  --------------  
1               0:00:00.000     0:03:37.175     13,511 kbps     31,970 kbps     00:00:21.771    30,936 kbps     00:00:20.103    30,626 kbps     

00:00:18.893    70,971 bytes    303,064 bytes   00:00:26.359    
2               0:03:37.175     0:11:40.783     17,760 kbps     34,818 kbps     00:13:27.348    27,587 kbps     00:10:01.267    26,516 kbps     

00:10:38.304    92,590 bytes    363,711 bytes   00:09:26.065    
3               0:15:17.958     0:08:21.834     14,366 kbps     24,241 kbps     00:17:33.677    21,833 kbps     00:17:29.923    19,537 kbps     

00:17:29.923    74,900 bytes    331,377 bytes   00:17:35.637    
4               0:23:39.793     0:10:44.310     18,210 kbps     32,929 kbps     00:23:42.754    28,892 kbps     00:32:59.102    28,642 kbps     

00:32:54.263    94,940 bytes    357,536 bytes   00:23:46.842    
5               0:34:24.103     0:04:50.456     19,303 kbps     40,984 kbps     00:38:28.931    33,062 kbps     00:38:27.555    30,482 kbps     

00:34:24.103    100,639 bytes   593,929 bytes   00:39:14.560    
6               0:39:14.560     0:05:18.860     20,021 kbps     38,535 kbps     00:39:14.560    30,224 kbps     00:42:08.359    24,987 kbps     

00:39:14.560    104,381 bytes   435,995 bytes   00:42:11.403    
7               0:44:33.420     0:03:01.472     14,826 kbps     19,772 kbps     00:45:18.882    17,871 kbps     00:44:49.687    16,765 kbps     

00:44:47.226    77,296 bytes    280,792 bytes   00:47:01.860    
8               0:47:34.893     0:06:21.547     14,775 kbps     20,400 kbps     00:47:43.944    18,881 kbps     00:47:41.400    17,974 kbps     

00:47:36.603    77,031 bytes    301,573 bytes   00:49:36.014    
9               0:53:56.441     0:02:15.718     12,738 kbps     19,528 kbps     00:53:56.441    14,766 kbps     00:53:56.441    13,952 kbps     

00:53:56.441    66,412 bytes    299,385 bytes   00:55:30.744    
10              0:56:12.160     0:08:18.080     12,425 kbps     22,302 kbps     01:01:58.423    18,258 kbps     01:01:56.170    16,898 kbps     

00:59:33.987    64,779 bytes    237,840 bytes   00:57:55.054    
11              1:04:30.241     0:07:03.840     16,947 kbps     35,033 kbps     01:08:42.576    32,512 kbps     01:10:26.889    29,987 kbps     

01:08:48.749    88,356 bytes    361,046 bytes   01:11:34.081    
12              1:11:34.081     0:02:50.920     19,594 kbps     36,438 kbps     01:13:27.486    34,756 kbps     01:13:24.483    27,412 kbps     

01:11:34.081    102,156 bytes   433,393 bytes   01:13:27.528    
13              1:14:25.002     0:04:23.179     22,529 kbps     37,152 kbps     01:16:46.059    33,412 kbps     01:16:19.283    31,270 kbps     

01:16:14.736    117,456 bytes   394,335 bytes   01:15:03.832    
14              1:18:48.181     0:02:33.653     13,942 kbps     26,217 kbps     01:19:43.153    17,685 kbps     01:19:00.110    17,231 kbps     

01:19:00.277    72,685 bytes    312,280 bytes   01:19:12.038    
15              1:21:21.835     0:05:59.400     15,851 kbps     29,519 kbps     01:23:39.180    28,318 kbps     01:23:37.971    27,422 kbps     

01:23:33.675    82,638 bytes    414,783 bytes   01:27:21.236    
16              1:27:21.236     0:05:48.931     14,831 kbps     37,839 kbps     01:27:21.236    32,118 kbps     01:29:50.093    30,034 kbps     

01:29:48.633    77,321 bytes    333,408 bytes   01:33:10.167    
17              1:33:10.167     0:06:47.365     13,751 kbps     28,002 kbps     01:33:10.167    23,002 kbps     01:34:27.078    20,658 kbps     

01:34:27.078    71,690 bytes    386,251 bytes   01:39:57.533    
18              1:39:57.533     0:05:23.948     15,157 kbps     35,851 kbps     01:39:57.533    24,686 kbps     01:39:57.533    20,357 kbps     

01:39:57.533    79,020 bytes    310,936 bytes   01:40:00.536    
19              1:45:21.481     0:07:31.033     14,873 kbps     31,404 kbps     01:51:36.439    25,950 kbps     01:51:33.103    22,205 kbps     

01:52:30.618    77,562 bytes    354,055 bytes   01:46:10.280    
20              1:52:52.515     0:06:10.912     5,285 kbps      8,274 kbps      01:56:46.207    7,755 kbps      01:54:36.578    7,546 kbps      

01:54:37.579    27,629 bytes    150,255 bytes   01:58:35.858    

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           

Packets         
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   

-----           
00000.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0xEA            VC-1                                    7143.303                15,569                  13,901,719,581  

75,655,870      
00000.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           7143.303                640                     571,476,480     

3,348,495       
00000.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x83            TrueHD          eng (English)           7143.303                2,116                   1,889,256,906   

14,249,141      
00000.M2TS      4354 (0x1102)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           7143.303                192                     171,442,944     

1,116,165       
00000.M2TS      4355 (0x1103)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           7143.303                192                     171,442,944     

1,116,165       
00000.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           7143.303                49                      43,908,100      

251,467         
00000.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             spa (Spanish)           7143.303                45                      40,321,932      

231,194




Uncorked version

Code:
                                                                                                                Total   Video                                             
Title                                                           Codec   Length  Movie Size      Disc Size       Bitrate Bitrate Main Audio Track                          Secondary Audio Track
-----                                                           ------  ------- --------------  --------------  ------- ------- ------------------                        ---------------------
00027.MPLS                                                      VC-1    2:07:00 18,236,946,432  38,918,320,428  19.14   14.09   Dolby TrueHD 5.1 1487Kbps (48kHz/16-bit)  DD AC3 5.1 640Kbps

DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     WEDDING_CRASHERS_BD01
Disc Size:      38,918,320,428 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        No
BDInfo:         0.5.1

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00027.MPLS
Size:                   18,236,946,432 bytes
Length:                 2:07:00 (h:m:s)
Total Bitrate:          19.14 Mbps
Description:            

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
VC-1 Video              14091 kbps          1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / Advanced Profile 3

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Dolby TrueHD Audio              English         1487 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 1487 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Dolby Digital Audio             English         640 kbps        5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio             English         192 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio             English         192 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / Dolby Surround

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           English         49.135 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         45.433 kbps                     

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate   
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------   
00029.M2TS      0:00:00.000     2:07:00.779     18,236,946,432  19,144          

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time  
------          -------         ------          --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  
1               0:00:00.000     0:03:39.552     14,793 kbps     35,132 kbps     00:00:03.253    24,384 kbps     00:00:52.135    23,308 kbps     00:00:47.130    77,403 bytes    456,973 bytes   00:00:22.188    
2               0:03:39.552     0:11:45.413     15,746 kbps     31,852 kbps     00:14:17.565    25,912 kbps     00:05:52.643    25,096 kbps     00:05:48.848    82,091 bytes    529,943 bytes   00:06:19.045    
3               0:15:24.965     0:08:21.834     12,994 kbps     30,290 kbps     00:15:24.965    21,797 kbps     00:22:49.034    19,762 kbps     00:22:48.241    67,745 bytes    474,105 bytes   00:18:05.667    
4               0:23:46.800     0:15:23.964     14,020 kbps     31,326 kbps     00:23:46.800    21,742 kbps     00:30:58.273    20,041 kbps     00:30:55.311    73,091 bytes    539,869 bytes   00:30:58.439    
5               0:39:10.765     0:04:50.456     14,523 kbps     34,625 kbps     00:39:10.765    20,587 kbps     00:39:52.431    19,282 kbps     00:39:10.765    75,717 bytes    485,984 bytes   00:39:47.885    
6               0:44:01.221     0:05:18.860     14,324 kbps     29,738 kbps     00:44:01.221    22,033 kbps     00:44:01.221    18,701 kbps     00:48:15.017    74,677 bytes    528,334 bytes   00:48:19.813    
7               0:49:20.082     0:03:30.960     15,525 kbps     22,811 kbps     00:51:46.520    20,103 kbps     00:52:08.875    19,308 kbps     00:50:35.032    80,941 bytes    512,236 bytes   00:51:24.498    
8               0:52:51.042     0:06:21.547     15,856 kbps     23,952 kbps     00:54:51.162    21,336 kbps     00:52:57.382    20,259 kbps     00:52:55.046    82,666 bytes    532,970 bytes   00:53:04.055    
9               0:59:12.590     0:07:10.054     12,254 kbps     24,615 kbps     00:59:57.552    22,112 kbps     01:06:09.632    21,755 kbps     01:06:04.835    63,888 bytes    507,429 bytes   01:01:22.553    
10              1:06:22.645     0:05:38.671     14,411 kbps     28,219 kbps     01:09:29.456    22,766 kbps     01:09:29.081    20,454 kbps     01:09:28.372    75,131 bytes    484,703 bytes   01:09:37.298    
11              1:12:01.317     0:07:03.840     14,391 kbps     27,772 kbps     01:18:12.104    22,271 kbps     01:18:10.143    20,310 kbps     01:17:15.964    75,029 bytes    505,655 bytes   01:14:02.354    
12              1:19:05.157     0:02:50.920     14,998 kbps     24,546 kbps     01:20:55.433    21,429 kbps     01:19:24.259    19,899 kbps     01:19:18.754    78,195 bytes    578,320 bytes   01:21:31.219    
13              1:21:56.077     0:04:23.429     15,702 kbps     25,512 kbps     01:24:14.215    22,064 kbps     01:24:49.626    20,350 kbps     01:24:45.121    81,865 bytes    349,587 bytes   01:22:58.264    
14              1:26:19.507     0:02:33.444     13,762 kbps     26,519 kbps     01:27:14.479    21,456 kbps     01:27:10.558    19,948 kbps     01:27:05.511    71,750 bytes    500,506 bytes   01:27:15.271    
15              1:28:52.952     0:06:25.635     15,842 kbps     30,041 kbps     01:28:52.952    24,288 kbps     01:32:57.280    21,748 kbps     01:32:52.275    82,592 bytes    551,391 bytes   01:33:01.075    
16              1:35:18.587     0:05:48.931     15,369 kbps     24,893 kbps     01:35:20.423    21,661 kbps     01:35:18.587    19,726 kbps     01:35:30.558    80,126 bytes    524,009 bytes   01:35:20.589    
17              1:41:07.519     0:06:47.365     15,208 kbps     26,678 kbps     01:43:16.356    21,549 kbps     01:42:45.993    20,280 kbps     01:43:08.849    79,290 bytes    591,819 bytes   01:47:54.885    
18              1:47:54.885     0:05:24.240     13,598 kbps     35,425 kbps     01:47:54.885    21,939 kbps     01:52:14.310    20,074 kbps     01:52:09.431    70,895 bytes    612,392 bytes   01:52:16.730    
19              1:53:19.125     0:07:30.491     16,033 kbps     31,994 kbps     01:53:32.430    23,192 kbps     02:00:36.395    20,305 kbps     02:00:36.395    83,595 bytes    492,888 bytes   01:55:57.116    
20              2:00:49.617     0:06:11.162     2,919 kbps      7,047 kbps      02:00:59.210    6,842 kbps      02:03:05.503    6,680 kbps      02:03:05.461    15,242 bytes    141,298 bytes   02:02:51.739    

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           Packets         
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   -----           
00029.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0xEA            VC-1                                    7620.696                14,091                  13,423,004,925  73,060,680      
00029.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           7620.696                640                     609,664,000     3,572,250       
00029.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x83            TrueHD          eng (English)           7620.696                2,127                   2,026,162,280   15,197,622      
00029.M2TS      4354 (0x1102)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           7620.696                192                     182,899,200     1,190,750       
00029.M2TS      4355 (0x1103)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           7620.696                192                     182,899,200     1,190,750       
00029.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           7620.696                49                      46,806,090      268,117         
00029.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             spa (Spanish)           7620.696                45                      43,279,087      248,607



Dish Mpeg-2

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Sequence Frame 1493(1-B) / Time 0:01:00 :
Error: Packet 563326 has no TS Sync Byte.
VideoWarning: Discontinuity of (2+) packet(s).  First packet ending at offset 105907920
Additional error(s) detected.  Increase VerboseLogLevel in INI file for details.
FileInfo: Last video errors span 27 bytes at file offset 105907741

Sequence Frame 174153(28-B) / Time 1:58:56 :
Info: End of MPEG2 sequence

Sequence Summary:

File Size Processed: 11.67 GB, Play Time: 01h:58m:57s
1280 x 1088, 29.97 fps (24.40 fps Telecine), 65.00 Mbps (13.25 Mbps Average).
Average Video Quality: 66.30 KB/Frame, 0.39 Bits/Pixel.
AC3 Audio: 3/2 Channels (L, C, R, SL, SR) + LFE, 48.0 kHz, 384 kbps.
Dialog Normalization: -27.0 dB, Center Mix Level: -3.0 dB, Surround Mix Level: -3.0 dB
1 of 174153 video frames found with errors.
0 of 223042 audio frames found with errors.
27 corrupted video bytes in file.
0.000000 seconds of video timestamp gaps.
0.000000 seconds of audio timestamp gaps.

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What we have here is:

Theatrical encode has higher bitrate.

Extended encode has added DNR.

Theatrical encode has bigger file size with shorter runtime.

Extended encode has smaller file size despite having longer runtime.

Additional DNR saves space on a very small 50 GB disc space

DVD does not even comes close to the picture quality of the HD transfer. I found lots of FUD out on the web regarding this title. Oh well.

New Line has hired a bunch of ******** to figure out seamless branching. This feature is proven to be too difficult for the studio to figure out. Or maybe its too hard to implement for Blu-ray.



*looks at my recent New Line blu-ray purchases*
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looking forward to this, and in regards to buying it in Australia, does anybody know where/when? according to ezydvd.com.au it is released on 16th Jan, but there is no listing at JBHiFi...
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One of my favorite comedies from the past several years, can't wait for the pics.
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looking forward to this, and in regards to buying it in Australia, does anybody know where/when? according to ezydvd.com.au it is released on 16th Jan, but there is no listing at JBHiFi...

Sanity have it slated for a February 5th release on their website...
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Be real interested for some captures in some of the full screen high motion shots - some of the group dancing at the beginning with the champagne uncorkings, and later some of the sailboat flyover. Also, when Rachel McAdams is standing on the beach, her calf and foot area below here Capri's seemed to have alot of pixel dancing that likely only shows during playback, not sure you'd see it during a capture. At least I seem to recall that.
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Oh wow, that's amazing...ly stupid.

Sure glad you get the option because the 'uncorked' version looks terrible compared to the theatrical Blu-ray encode, in these pictures anyway.

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Whats really going to suck is when they do this to Lord of the Rings. Thats what scares me about all of this.
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Hopefully the next set of screenshots will be more revealing but based on these it looks like New Line took the DNR version and added some grain for the theatrical version or the DNR algorithm they used for the Uncorked version is really good. I don't see significant loss of details in the Uncorked version but I'm not very good at this.
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The grain in the theatrical version looks artificial to me.

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Or maybe its too hard to implement for Blu-ray.



Even newbie-at-BD Universal has been able to use seamless branching for Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

It's carelessness, pure and simple.

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The grain in the theatrical version looks artificial to me.

Exactly!!!! Good to know I'm not the only one to notice.
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The grain in the theatrical version looks artificial to me.

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Exactly!!!! Good to know I'm not the only one to notice.

Probably because there's more compression artifacts than grain visible.
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Colors look more natural on the DVD.
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New Line has hired a bunch of ******** to figure out seamless branching. This feature is proven to be too difficult for the studio to figure out. Or maybe its too hard to implement for Blu-ray.

Remember they tried this on Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and ended up with lots of popping noises at branch points in the DTS-MA soundtrack. Perhaps that is not figured out yet, or perhaps due to the complexity of DTS-MA it is very difficult to do branching without audible artifacts.

Also, is it possible this was shot on digital cam and transferred to film later or artificial grain added as other posters mentioned?

Vote with your wallet. Don't buy Cinavia-infected Blu-ray Discs! Why pay a premium for pseudo-lossless audio damaged by an intrusive watermark in the audible spectrum?
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Looks seriously bit-starved...
to the poster above, according to IMDB, this movie is shot on film.
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The grain in the theatrical version looks artificial to me.

To my eyes, it looks like sharpening was applied and my guess is that it brought out an exaggerated, unnatural grain presence. No idea what the deal with the uncorked version is...
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It is an interesting way to attempt to please both the grain-lovers and grain-haters.

i.e. keep the theatrical version closest to "theatrical experience", while DNRing the "uncut" video-only version.

Vote with your wallet. Don't buy Cinavia-infected Blu-ray Discs! Why pay a premium for pseudo-lossless audio damaged by an intrusive watermark in the audible spectrum?
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Its interesting to see a film released in 2 versions and one with more noise reduction applied. Now we don't have to simulate the perceived differences so much as to just post the pics.

Thanks again Xylon, you rock.
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Remember they tried this on Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and ended up with lots of popping noises at branch points in the DTS-MA soundtrack. Perhaps that is not figured out yet, or perhaps due to the complexity of DTS-MA it is very difficult to do branching without audible artifacts.

Two words: King Kong.

Not that it matters here, anyway: Wedding Crashers doesn't have DTS-MA, but rather TrueHD.

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I don't know whether or not the grain on the theatrical version is real*, but I certainly agree that, using the detail-level of the theatrical version as a comparison standard, the "Uncorked" version certainly doesn't look like it's lost any detail beyond grain structure. If the theatrical version is legitimate, I think the "Uncorked" version displays a very deftly-handled application of DNR, as least as far as can be seen in stills.

I don't really mind the "Uncorked" look (again, relative to the theatrical-cut transfer seen here- I've never seen this movie); it looks like the theatrical-cut presentation- just 'cleaner'. Seeing it in motion may give new insight, but the skin textures certainly don't look waxy in stills. Of course, they don't really look very resolute or revealing, either.

*it's certainly horribly macroblocky, though!

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How can anyone say the DNR hasn't done any damage when the hair strands in both shots have magically fused together because of the filtering.
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How can anyone say the DNR hasn't done any damage when the hair in both shots have fused together because of the filtering.

Those hairs were simulated anyway...

Yeah, the uncorked version is beyond ugly. Where is the consistency...I don't get the decision to DNR one but not the other.
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