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Those are definitely the old HD production masters. If memory serves me correctly, these were gonna be put out on HD-DVD several years ago, so I am not surprised that they look as bad as they do given Universal's policy of recycling back then. Given how iconic the films are and the pending 4K/QFHD format, they are due for a fresh transfer from the negative.

Are you saying that Universal does not have a policy of recucling currently????
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http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Americ...9/#Screenshots

Looks better than I could ever imagine coming from Universal. Maybe some DNR but they didn't EE it up to compensate. The review score seems low compared to what they gave BTTF and JP.

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Yeah, early word is not bad. DVDTalk has their reviews up for the first two and they're happily surprised Universal didn't rape these. Whew!!


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Anyone confirm of the BD of the first film has the deleted scenes on it?

What deleted scenes?

Movies must be OAR, sports and movies must also have 5.1 audio, No EE or NO SALE!
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Is it good for a Universal title? yes

Is it good for a 13 year old film? no effen way
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Looks better than I could ever imagine coming from Universal. Maybe some DNR but they didn't EE it up to compensate. The review score seems low compared to what they gave BTTF and JP.

eh, looks like pretty typical filtered Universal product to me.
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It seems to depend on the scene. Some look okay, others not so much. I guess it could have been worse. Waiting for a nice price drop on these.

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Odd. AP 1-2 come with a DC Slip, Wedding comes with a Disc and Slip.
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Wait...I thought these were suppose to come with tickets to see the new film.
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Wait...I thought these were suppose to come with tickets to see the new film.

Only certain retailers, I believe.

And, yes, it includes the deleted scenes.

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Only certain retailers, I believe.

And, yes, it includes the deleted scenes.

Looks like I'll be returning my Amazon copies. No free cash.
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Smeared faces and sharpening, another transfer wasted thanks to the fools at Universal.
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So, do the UK releases include both cuts?

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Anyone compare these to the D-Theater releases?

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Anyone compare these to the D-Theater releases?

Somebody over at the cinefacts forum did.
Hello DNR >>>

American Pie 2

http://www.imagebam.com/image/cb0615178012091 -> Blu-ray
http://www.imagebam.com/image/1dc6ca178237903 -> D-Theater


http://www.imagebam.com/image/a8004a178012157 -> Blu-ray
http://www.imagebam.com/image/9b87d5178237963 -> D-Theater

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http://forum.cinefacts.de/194318-ame...ml#post7525727
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Somebody over at the cinefacts forum did.
Hello DNR >>>

... and baked in EE. Looks terrible.
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Do the Best Buy ones contain movie cash?

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Somebody over at the cinefacts forum did.
Hello DNR >>>

American Pie 2

http://www.imagebam.com/image/cb0615178012091 -> Blu-ray
http://www.imagebam.com/image/1dc6ca178237903 -> D-Theater


http://www.imagebam.com/image/a8004a178012157 -> Blu-ray
http://www.imagebam.com/image/9b87d5178237963 -> D-Theater

Source:
http://forum.cinefacts.de/194318-ame...ml#post7525727


Attention >>>
another cinefacts forum member just posted new screenshots. The previous screenshots of the Blu-ray are NOT accurate (looks like DNR was added) and don't represent the actual pq.

So here are new screenshots...this is how the Blu-ray looks >>>

Blu-ray:
http://www.imagebanana.com/view/0x9rlhl1/Screen1.jpg
D-Theater Version:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/1dc6ca178237903

Blu-ray:
http://www.imagebanana.com/view/p7mmjh8g/Screen2.jpg
D-Theater Version:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/9b87d5178237963

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Still looks too "edgy".
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I watched the first movie last night. Too much DNR and EE, but still a good upgrade over the DVD. I plan on watching II tonight.

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So, do the UK releases include both cuts?

^ This.
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Looks like I'll be returning my Amazon copies. No free cash.

Amazon sent me an email for a $10 Fandango coupon for American Wedding.
I just ordered today.

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Amazon sent me an email for a $10 Fandango coupon for American Wedding.
I just ordered today.

I "Pre-ordered" so I get nothing. No, really. Ridiculous.
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I compared AP2 with my D-Theater tape and the BD is significantly sharper with basically the same amount of EE on my FP setup.

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I'm holding out for the inevitable Quadrilogy Box Set.
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I'm holding out for the inevitable Quadrilogy Box Set.

Same here, never again will I buy another box set when they are still making movies in the series.
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Woh! What the hell is going on with the color timing in AP2??? I popped it in last night to check it out and it looks ridiculously warm and even a bit dark. I do not recall the DVD looking this off but it's been a long while since I've watched it.


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I'm going to post shots of the UK set later. I am actually impressed with the picture. I wonder if there is a PQ difference between the US and UK sets.. There is far less DNR than I thought there would be and it looks very good for a Universal title of this age.

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So, do the UK releases include both cuts?

Thanks,
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Nope. Unrated versions ONLY for all three films. The 3 1/2 hour doc on the first movie is also missing. Dissapointing. Other features may also be missing. Not sure.
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Woh! What the hell is going on with the color timing in AP2??? I popped it in last night to check it out and it looks ridiculously warm and even a bit dark. I do not recall the DVD looking this off but it's been a long while since I've watched it.

I haven't seen the Blu-ray yet but AP2 looked exactly as you describe on DVHS, and seeing as Universal haven't even thought about doing a new transfer I'm certain that the Blu-ray will be very similar (give or take some extra DNR).
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