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post #61 of 78 Old 04-10-2011, 07:39 AM
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I have one question and perhaps I'm just slow, but after the film the special features menu appears with "Trailers" highlighted. I used my right arrow button on the Samsung remote but the highlight doesn't move from "Trailers" - I tried everything and could not get it to work - anyone else have the problem or can anyone make a suggestion?

Did you try pressing the down button? If I remember correctly, the end of the film brings you to the disc's only preview. Therefore, the right button will not work and you need to press the down button to get to the rest of the special features.
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Did you try pressing the down button? If I remember correctly, the end of the film brings you to the disc's only preview. Therefore, the right button will not work and you need to press the down button to get to the rest of the special features.

I pressed every button and could not move the highlight to the right, which is where the other selections seem to be. Pushing the down button brought me back to the main menu - I clicked again on Special Features, which brought me back to the Special Features menu - listed from left to right beginning with "Previews" which was highlighted. Again, I could select "previews" but could not move over to the right where the other features are.
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The quality, price and packaging makes this a no brainer. Watched it last night and this is an easy recommendation.
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If anyone has any interest at all in "this" Blu, pick it up soon.
This packaging will not last. Too intricate. Too expensive too make.
The extras in this package will be gone at retail & you'll end up paying more later.

I'd be interested to know how you know that this packaging will not last. Now that it's already been mastered for Blu-ray, (I would think) it's only a matter of fact to make more copies from that same master. Another words, no more costs in putting the whole package together and all the work and money for the restoration has already been taken care of.

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My review:
The logo looks zoomed in & in bad shape.

Do you know if the logo has ever looked any less zoomed in or in better shape? Ever?


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Detail is good; losing information only in the backgrounds.

It's been a while since I've seen the movie, however would this losing detail in the background effect have anything to do with the cameraman's effective use of shallow depth of field?


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'Looks like a new movie' is a video saying much abused.
1st off, an older film most likely shouldn't look "new".

Really? Ideally a restored transfer should look better than what we saw in the theatre...since in the theatre, we normally watch only the work prints.


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And then, the problem of over processing raises its ugly head.
Scrubbing away any sense an old film may have had that identified it w/the time of its original theatrical engagement.

"...Over processing..."? Ideally, a transfer should look as good as the original source the day it was shot. The only indication of time identification should be (but not limited to) type of film used, style of cars, fashions, dialogue, actors, actresses etc.


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How can I get any $$$ for my DVD?!?!


You might want to keep the DVD since it's a good example of what a bad transfer looks like.

Movies must be OAR, sports and movies must also have 5.1 audio, No EE or NO SALE!
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I'd be interested to know how you know that this packaging will not last. Now that it's already been mastered for Blu-ray, (I would think) it's only a matter of fact to make more copies from that same master. Another words, no more costs in putting the whole package together and all the work and money for the restoration has already been taken care of.

I've never seen single disc custom packaging stay in print forever. Have you?
This package costs a lot more than an eco case.
I can't believe you think people will be able too pick up the lobby cards in this addition even three years from now at their local B&M.

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Do you know if the logo has ever looked any less zoomed in or in better shape? Ever?

I said: "looked".
I'll have too research it. It just looked tight & had large grain structure.
Of coarse, that could be from it being from later gen print.
Would luv someone too chime in on this.
Would be GREAT too see the complete herstory of "Columbia"!

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It's been a while since I've seen the movie, however would this losing detail in the background effect have anything to do with the cameraman's effective use of shallow depth of field?

Absolutely!
I don't believe it's a "transfer" issue; should not even be a print issue.
My review is only of what I've seen on this BD.
I didn't see deep focus detail. And I didn't wish readers too think I did.
Did you perceive detail in the deepest backgrounds?

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Really? Ideally a restored transfer should look better than what we saw in the theatre...since in the theatre, we normally watch only the work prints.

Really?
Besides "workprints"; we've all so seen VHS, LD, & DVD releases.
Do you realize in that paragraph I not writing bout the movie?
I'm posting on the state of specific dissertation of HiDef (which I don't care for).

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"...Over processing..."? Ideally, a transfer should look as good as the original source the day it was shot. The only indication of time identification should be (but not limited to) type of film used, style of cars, fashions, dialogue, actors, actresses etc.

Read above post. ^^^
(we agree completely on this BTW)
Or, re-read the paragraph as a single subject.
(as paragraphs are meant too contain singular ideas)

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You might want to keep the DVD since it's a good example of what a bad transfer looks like.

Why would I want that?!?!

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"Are these comfirmed to have slipcovers?"
"They look nice in those slips."
"This slipcover looks too good to pass up."
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Re the logo - that's the way it is - it's a dupe of a dupe of a dupe and was used on hundreds of Columbia films of the era, and unless someone goes back and redoes it that's what it's always going to look like - there's no "problem" with it - it is what it is. Just watched And Justice For All and it's exactly the same - that's the logo and over the years they just kept duping down further.
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Re the logo - that's the way it is - it's a dupe of a dupe of a dupe and was used on hundreds of Columbia films of the era, and unless someone goes back and redoes it that's what it's always going to look like - there's no "problem" with it - it is what it is.

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Do you know if the logo has ever looked any less zoomed in or in better shape? Ever?

"The Deep" shows more bottom info on the logo from a similar release time. ["TDriver" '76 & "TDeep" '77]
"Taxi Driver" logo is zoomed in.
Therefore the grain structure does appear larger on "TDriver" than on "TDeep".
Film grain on "TDeep" logo is much finer.

There is all so more side info on the "TDeep" logo as well.
Which is too be expected; as "TDriver" is 1.85:1 & "TDeep" is 2.35:1

So, no, it doesn't always look that bad (less zoomed in & in better shape).
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It does look better (even on a later release).

Again, I'm not knocking this release.
I believe the logo looks like it did back-in-the-day.
Just, b-i-t-d, it sure looked BADD!
And, no one should freakout when the logo plays.
This is a type of BD release we all should be proud/pleased w/.

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The 4K restoration of Taxi Driver as on Blu Ray looks superb. But it also shows that these 4K and 1080p masters made from them are now limited on BD by the format itself, specifically the severe color subsampling. Watch Betsy's red and white dress. When the red detail becomes to fine it bleeds into the white. That would look better in 1080p 4:4:4.
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"The Deep" shows more bottom info on the logo from a similar release time. ["TDriver" '76 & "TDeep" '77]
"Taxi Driver" logo is zoomed in.
Therefore the grain structure does appear larger on "TDriver" than on "TDeep".
Film grain on "TDeep" logo is much finer.

There is all so more side info on the "TDeep" logo as well.
Which is too be expected; as "TDriver" is 1.85:1 & "TDeep" is 2.35:1

So, no, it doesn't always look that bad (less zoomed in & in better shape).
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It does look better (even on a later release).

Again, I'm not knocking this release.
I believe the logo looks like it did back-in-the-day.
Just, b-i-t-d, it sure looked BADD!
And, no one should freakout when the logo plays.
This is a type of BD release we all should be proud/pleased w/.

You just provided your own answer - they are different logos - one for their 1.85 films and one for their 2.35 films - you cannot compare them. As I said, And Justice For All has the exact same dupey logo as Taxi Driver.
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The 4K restoration of Taxi Driver as on Blu Ray looks superb. But it also shows that these 4K and 1080p masters made from them are now limited on BD by the format itself, specifically the severe color subsampling. Watch Betsy's red and white dress. When the red detail becomes to fine it bleeds into the white. That would look better in 1080p 4:4:4.

Was there ever discussion about making the color resolution the same as as the luma when the format was being designed ?

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You just provided your own answer - they are different logos - one for their 1.85 films and one for their 2.35 films - you cannot compare them. As I said, And Justice For All has the exact same dupey logo as Taxi Driver.

I know I provided my own answer; that's why I posted it.
You didn't post there were different logos:
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that's the logo and over the years they just kept duping down further

Well, as I pointed out, it doesn't always look like that.
And, it was zoomed in, just as I 1st posted.

I can compare them, in fact I did.
That's why I know the grain structure is unusually LG on "TDriver" logo.

So, we learned that all Colombia logos did not look the same from that era.
It most likely depends on the aspect ratio.
Not that they were all "dupey".
Cause "TDeep" looks good!

Watched this again last night.
Surely not perfect.
Butt from what we've seen from even newer titles...
man I'm I glad Sony is in the HiDef game!*

*and this from a SonyHater!

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The 4K restoration of Taxi Driver as on Blu Ray looks superb. But it also shows that these 4K and 1080p masters made from them are now limited on BD by the format itself, specifically the severe color subsampling. Watch Betsy's red and white dress. When the red detail becomes to fine it bleeds into the white. That would look better in 1080p 4:4:4.

WoW
What a dress!
And how bout the pattern on the jacket that actor Albert Brooks is wearing?!?!
Tough, tough, tough!!!
I think this transfer admirably handles what could have been an moire mess.

?
Do you know there is no color bleeding on the film master?
Thanks.

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Do you know there is no color bleeding on the film master?
Thanks.

Certainly not that much. 35mm has not color resolution in the red channel that is half that of 1080p 4:4:4.
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I just bought this on Amazon, like a minute ago, and it applied some random promotion I didn't even know was there after I hit Place Order, and with free shipping, was a total of $7.99.

Happy hunting!
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I just bought this on Amazon, like a minute ago, and it applied some random promotion I didn't even know was there after I hit Place Order, and with free shipping, was a total of $7.99.

Happy hunting!

You probably bought something in the past from amazon that gave you a $5, $10, or $20 promotional credit towards your next purchase with amazon.

I myself just ordered this blu-ray and had a $10 promo code for doing a Sony customer survey online a couple months back. I ended up paying $5.97 total with free shipping.
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watched this today
what a great restore on a fine film
looks and sound fantastic

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Got and watched tonight. Looks great but definitely looks like the night scenes were tinted greenish. I know Scorsese oversaw this version but weird seeing streetlights green, ( the overhead ones)
Scene with scorcese in backseat, all lights behind him REALLY green
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