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post #31 of 49 Old 11-29-2012, 09:14 PM
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Some screenies I found... I can't verify since I haven't seen the disc.

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Hmmmm
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Great review, take it for what it's worth.
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Dick-Tracy-Blu-ray/25241/#Review

Mine should be arriving today or tomorrow...
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Don't trust their reviews one little bit.
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Don't trust their reviews one little bit.

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The screenshots aren't a mess, so I'm taking the chance.
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Don't trust their reviews one little bit.
Huh? Looks like a very nice transfer, surprisngly enough...
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Huh? Looks like a very nice transfer, surprisngly enough...

Reviews are not screenshots,I said I do not trust their reviews.
They mentioned CDS like they know what it is but they just looked stupid to me
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I have the Aussie disc and out of the reviews I've read, the BD.com one is surprisingly, the most accurate, IMO.

Disney didn't mess this one up,(supplements aside).

This snuck up on me, as I'd no idea it was getting a release this year. Same goes for the 1998 adaptation of Les Misérables, which Sony are releasing next week.
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Here's another review "complaining" about grain being present. I really hope it comes today...

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/3395/dicktracy.html
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Here's another review "complaining" about grain being present. I really hope it comes today...
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/3395/dicktracy.html
I don't want to paint with too broad a brush, but the HDD reviewers never struck me as being terribly aware of how older films are supposed to look.
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I don't want to paint with too broad a brush, but the HDD reviewers never struck me as being terribly aware of how older films are supposed to look.

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I don't want to paint with too broad a brush, but the HDD reviewers never struck me as being terribly aware of how older films are supposed to look.

That's not a brush you're painting with. It's a fire hose, and it's pointing the wrong direction.

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I don't want to paint with too broad a brush, but the HDD reviewers never struck me as being terribly aware of how older films are supposed to look.

That "review" has already been ripped apart on blu-ray.com...and rightly so.

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Worth the price of admission if you ask me. Looks film-like at 100". Lots of stylized soft focus shots, but also many oustanding standout details from scene to scene - closeups and establishing shots. The nature of this movie is lots of large painted backdrops and thick, pock-marked makeup. Lots of dark scenes with great detail. I think Disney did a great job with this disc and I haven't seen much to complain about. No signs of EE or DNR. I can't comment on intent or compare to other versions since I never had the DVD and it's been over 20 years since I saw it in the theater.

Only negatives that might be dealbreakers for some: no extras of any kind. Only takes up 28GB... why not use the whole disc and give the bit rate more breathing room? I didn't see any compression problems, but still... why not? Does it cost more?
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I received my BR disc of this yesterday and watched it last night. My review--Audio first. The sound on this BR version is VERY good, IMO. Clarity of spoken words, music, effects (gun shots, explosions, etc.). I think this is much better than the DVD version. But, now, the Video portion. I feel the quality of video on this is all over the map. The opening scene ("The Kid" behind barrels at the poker game with Flattop bursting in) is quite good. Just what you would expect from a quality transfer for BR. But, then, you have scenes (e.g.-where Tracy & Breathless are at the docks with two big ships in the picture) that are absolutely wrong. In this scene, it looks like it may have been lifted directly from the DVD without any "work" done to help it. It almost looks like it has been deliberately softened. There is no fog in this scene. So, the softness can't be blamed on "atmosphere". Anyway, to me, that is the way the video on the disc is, quality wise. Some scenes look great, some look like they were just thrown in and forgotten. As to other parameters--enhancement (on the "good" scenes) is very good, overall color rendition/saturation is very good. Considering that a lot of "primary" solid colors are used, this would be easy to mess up. If I were to grade this BR, I'd give audio an "A" and video a "C-". I feel let down by this. I've had the DVD version for years and have always wanted a "good" BR transfer/restoration. So, I guess, overall, this BR is better than the DVD. But, video-wise, not by that much. YMMV. Do any of you, out there, feel this way? Or, am I just being too picky? One other thing--a nit to pick about continuity. On the DVD version (in the early scene where Tracy follows Breathless back to her dressing room), on the wide shot of the interior of the club, you see the walls around Breathless's dressing room are bathed in green light. In the next scene (where you're looking out from the interior of her dressing room to Tracy standing in the hall), the walls are bathed in blue light. I thought that would have been caught long ago and fixed in the BR version. That really would not be hard to correct. Oh, well.
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^I saw an HDTV broadcast a month or two back and was a little disappointed.
As you mention in your review, I found it inconsistent.

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Do any of you, out there, feel this way?
No. There is a softness in a few scenes, but it looks purely intentional to me and to say they look like they're lifted from a DVD, is ludicrous.
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Or, am I just being too picky?
Yes.

If only Good Morning Vietman and The Color of Money, had been given the same treatment
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Anytime someone quotes a review I will post this now

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Simpsons-The-Fifteenth-Season-Blu-ray/55164/#Review

3.5/5 for upscaled SD
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To be fair, that review is filled to the brim with caveats regarding the upsampled video. If you go off the star rating alone, then I agree that it's a complete joke.

The phrase "It's better than the DVD." should only be worth one star in any review. One out of five, one out of ten, etc. The BASELINE for Blu-ray should be "better than DVD".
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