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post #181 of 541 Old 07-28-2011, 07:23 PM
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I never thought Arnold's sexual peccadilloes would affect a Blu ray release!

I highly doubt it would really affect it. Most people could not care less who or what Arnold bangs.

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Aaanuld not being able to keep it zipped has put the kibosh on a new Terminator film as well. He was supposed to star in it, though it still doesn't mean it will be any good.

They need an A-grade direct and writer, not B, C, D, or F as the last two were (trending more towards F).

Rumor was buzzing that William Wisher, co-writer of T2, wanted a crack at the new script. Don't know how much input he actually had on T2 since he was commenting to Cameron that most of his screenwriting contributions and ideas were cut out by Cameron on the audio commentary. Though he didn't seem too upset.

Wisher would probably be the closest person besides Cameron to know how the continuing storyline was supposed to go if they did a T3 until it got derailed by being sold off to a bunch of hacks.

Hell, I'd love it if Cameron at least directed a really good script. Say what you will about his latest efforts in script writing (Titanic and Avatar), but he is a gifted director and visualist and has an eye for detail (he did do most of the conceptual design work for his movies himself).

Not just concept art.

For example, he wrote a 10+ page worksheet detailing every little nut and bolt about the spaceship you see at the beginning of Avatar

I dont think theres another director in hollywood as detail obsessed as him.
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Not just concept art.

For example, he wrote a 10+ page worksheet detailing every little nut and bolt about the spaceship you see at the beginning of Avatar

I dont think theres another director in hollywood as detail obsessed as him.

David Fincher?
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David Fincher?

Guillermo del Toro. I enjoy his illustrations in the arty "Making Of" books that come out whenever he releases a new film as much as the movie itself.
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If I may bump this old thread, I recently did a comparison of the Blu-ray master and the original TV airing on NBC which is in 4/3.

I found the DVD / Blu-ray master is framed a bit too tight, cutting off, especially on top, things that clearly must have been framed to be seen in the picture (like a wall clock in the police precinct).

Here's a comparison. I think instead of masking top and bottom, the new Blu-ray / remaster should be in 1.77 format, opening up a bit the top and bottom, so that the framing look proper.

Cameron loved his 4:3 back then so shot safe
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Yes, I'd like Cameron to be able to guide the transfer process, but I don't think Schwarzenegger will have any input on that part of the process. As much as getting some first-class new supplements made would be nice, the movie's the priority and I'd like to see a nice transfer on Blu-ray before the format is washed up.

Absolutely keep Schwarzenegger out of the transfer process: we don't want any of his facial DNR to rub off.
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Cameron signs off, this was confirmed
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JC signs off on masters, not encodes, hence the T2 Skynet DNR debacle.
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JC signs off on masters, not encodes, hence the T2 Skynet DNR debacle.

That master is crap no matter how you filter it, I think you need to look at Aliens if you are making a comparison
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Wow, for a moment thought we are going to see the Holy Grail edition of T2 featuring a properly remastered picture.

Blu-ray : 340
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Wow, for a moment thought we are going to see the Holy Grail edition of T2 featuring a properly remastered picture.

We are, just after Terminator and The Abyss
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The Japanese T2 is probably the best we will have for the next eight years.

The proper setting for sharpness is always0.
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The Japanese T2 is probably the best we will have for the next eight years.

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That master is crap no matter how you filter it, I think you need to look at Aliens if you are making a comparison

Heh. There's a bit of baked-in EE, but apart from that T2 still looks pretty darned good for what is now a 9 year old transfer. (If Universal came up with "crap" like that on a regular basis I'd be over the moon.) The extra dirt removal/DNR pass is what did for the Skynet edition.

T2 is okay for the moment. And The Terminator mightn't look great, but at least it's 16:9. The Abyss STILL hasn't been afforded that basic technical requirement, which is a disgrace.
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Heh. There's a bit of baked-in EE, but apart from that T2 still looks pretty darned good for what is now a 9 year old transfer. (If Universal came up with "crap" like that on a regular basis I'd be over the moon.) The extra dirt removal/DNR pass is what did for the Skynet edition.

T2 is okay for the moment. And The Terminator mightn't look great, but at least it's 16:9. The Abyss STILL hasn't been afforded that basic technical requirement, which is a disgrace.

There is little fine detail and the colour reproduction is far from perfect.
I am also wanting the Abyss before anything.
Plus there is print damage and poorly resolved grain.
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The plot thickens

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003BNY6Y..._am_gb?ie=UTF8

Perhaps just trying to better match with the T2 Skynet Edition cover art? I'm not getting my hopes up.
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Perhaps just trying to better match with the T2 Skynet Edition cover art? I'm not getting my hopes up.

It has never been released in the UK before, this is the first UK release.
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The plot thickens

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003BNY6Y..._am_gb?ie=UTF8

That's the US digibook artwork, innit.

http://www.nt2099.com/J-ENT/blu-ray/terminator-b.jpg
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Yes, the point is not the art. The point is that it is finally getting a UK release and it may not be the same transfer, chances are that is is the same one, but why would they wait this long to finally release the old transfer?
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I'm proceeding with caution.
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I'm proceeding with caution.

As am I
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Anyone who wants to compare the fine grain of a release print of The Terminator with the current Blu-ray and DVDs, can grab two frames on our blog here.

http://www.hdvision-mag.com/2012/03/...t-formats.html

It WILL look good once remastered
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UK disc put back to November from May New master maybe?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Terminat...3991291&sr=8-2
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UK disc put back to November from May New master maybe?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Terminat...3991291&sr=8-2

Maybe, James Cameron got time to go through the pile of Terminators that customers have been blessed with and decided that the time has finally come to soil his hands.

Still remember pestering my Dad to give me money to grab a VHS copy.

Blu-ray : 340
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Someone on another forum pointed out this "brochure": http://www.lowrydigital.com/EPK.pdf



Reliance MediaWorks (Lowry) selected filmography, including The Terminator and True Lies. I probably can't link to it but their list on a social networking site from February 24, 2010 also included both films. No sign of T2.
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Yeah the Lowry restoration of The Terminator has been sitting on the shelf for years now. A real shame because I would love to see how it looks. :/
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A lowry restoration?!? Is that some kind of a joke? A studio is not going to invest the time or money for a significant restoration on a title 3 decades old with such minimal sales prospects.

I can see a quick fix taking place a la total recall, with a boost in color and contrast, and some cheap algorithm to digitally get rid of some of the grime. They are not going to be cleaning this print frame by frame, that's for sure.
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Hmmmm, you must be new around here.
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Yeah, me think he is new, or trolling.

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