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post #91 of 108 Old 04-09-2010, 10:00 AM
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You can imagine my fury when I received the UK Day disc, Who Dares Wins,(also Arrow), and the Dutch version of Taken,(for curiousity), and they were all sh*t discs. I was ready to pull up the floor boards!
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Both films need to be completely re-transferred from scratch. Hopefully Anchor Bay somehow loses the licenses and they go to a company that actually cares.
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Dawn of the Dead: US vs. UK

thanks!

since I havent seen the movie in theatre, which PQ is better/which colours more faithful to the intended presentation?

some nature stuff has been DNR'ed in the pic with the glove in the US edition. and the UK disc also have the mono track in lossless quality and not only lossy dolby sound.
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Those Dawn comparisons reflect exactly what I said earlier. Arrow's version may seem 'sharper', but all it does it reveal that horrid noise reduction even more. Yuck.
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I still may pick Day up for the cover art, I have a sickness
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Those Dawn comparisons reflect exactly what I said earlier. Arrow's version may seem 'sharper', but all it does it reveal that horrid noise reduction even more. Yuck.

imho it looks better on the UK disc. there might be a little more grain, but even if not, at least it looks like that to me. I prefer some specs on the image instead of even more stuff DNR'ed away as in the US version.
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It's not revealing more detail though. All it's doing is making the motion-lagging even more apparent.
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whats motion-lagging? I dont have either of those 2 editions yet, so I cannot compare them to each other by watching.
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I got both the UK editions and really enjoy the included extras (slip cover, comic book, etc.)
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Sadly it appears on their latest Day of the Dead release, arrow has seemed to apply small amount of DNR and stretching. Which is a damn shame, because the packaging and bonus features are top notch.

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...f_the_dead_bd1
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Sadly it appears on their latest Day of the Dead release, arrow has seemed to apply small amount of DNR and stretching. Which is a damn shame, because the packaging and bonus features are top notch.

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...f_the_dead_bd1

Yeah the stretching really gets to me.
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post #102 of 108 Old 04-11-2010, 05:02 PM
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whats motion-lagging? I dont have either of those 2 editions yet, so I cannot compare them to each other by watching.

Look at the shot of Fran against the sky. As she moves, the outline of her face is actually visible in the 'grain', following her across the screen as she goes. This happens throughout the movie on both versions (indicating the same source master, although each has different degrees of dirt/damage removal), but the slightly softer look to the AB/Starz encode takes the edge off of the lagging.

Incidentally, the Argento cut - on either the AB DVD 4-discer or Arrow's set - does not have these artefacts.
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Got a hold of the 3 disc Dawn package and was not to thrilled to learn that it only partially plays in my player. I have a Sony BDPS360 and from what i read in advance, this would play with no problem. Well, the blu ray of the movie, yes played fine but I could not access the extras. It kept taking me back to the menu and the standard dvd's included will not play at all! Glad i didn't sell my Anchor Bay copy. As for a comparison, my eyes saw absolutely no difference between the UK and the US versions.
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I was very anxious to get this when i heard about it and even more so when i found out it's region free. However, it's not completely region free. I have a Sony BDP-S360, the Blu Ray of the MOVIE plays fine but when i try to access the extras on the blu ray, it keeps going back to the menu. The other 2 discs in this set, I knew they were DVD's and not Blu-Ray's, but I assumed they would be region free also. Not the case. Neither will play at all on my player. Anyone else experiencing this? Any solution or am i screwed?
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If the SD extras are PAL and your player can't play them, then that could explain the issue.

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Yep, that's exactly right. The extras and DVDs for the UK Dawn are in PAL so they won't play on many US players, including the PS3.
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Yep, that's exactly right. The extras and DVDs for the UK Dawn are in PAL so they won't play on many US players, including the PS3.

Are you 100% sure about that?

Universal has always used NTSC extras even with their UK Blu-ray releases.
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Are you 100% sure about that?

Universal has always used NTSC extras even with their UK Blu-ray releases.

Yes, I'm 100% sure as I own the UK Dawn BD. BTW, Universal only released the remake on Blu-ray. This thread is about the original 1978 Dawn of the Dead, which was released by Arrow Video in the UK.

And even Universal releases on PAL in the UK the case of an extras DVD included with a BD, such as with Hellboy II. Most of the time the extras are on the BD itself, though.
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