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Could not find a thread on this but anyway, back when VFX was really VFX:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-r...on_blu-ray.htm

In the 4 images presented the b&w clobbers the color version detail wise. For instance in the first comparsion the wigs and collars have almost no detail in the color but plenty in the b&w. Also the moonface shot has more detail like the ridges in the tail end of the bullet.

I am sure some will claim otherwise but the color version looks like it had a lot grain scrubbing with the usual blurred results.

At least you get both versions from what I can tell, hope to see more comparsions.
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Glad it has the original colour version, good timing with Hugo out now also
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100 Yr Old Film on BD.
Too Cool!!

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It lOOks like rave reviews for PQ (for a 100+ yrs old film).
It sounds like an audio screwup.
For some weird reason, Flicker Alley, has only included the band Air's soundtrack too the color version & failed too include the narration as well.
If this was the like the 1984 Moroder's version of Metropolis, then I would completely understand only including the modern (1984) soundtrack.
However, the colorized version was part of the original release; therefore should have included an OST.

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100 Yr Old Film on BD.
Too Cool!!

110 actually

even people born when this film was made are dead

plus it comes with 2 other shorts in 1080i on the disc... one is 105 years old the other is 114
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It sounds like an audio screwup.
For some weird reason, Flicker Alley, has only included the band Air's soundtrack too the color version & failed too include the narration as well.

I agree that the missing narration on the B&W version is a screwup (there's already a replacement program for that), but including only Air's soundtrack on the colour version was not Flicker Alley's choice.

David Shephard @ NitrateVille.com:
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The AIR score as exclusive accompaniment is a contractual requirement imposed by agreement between AIR and the Foundations that paid a huge amount of money for this project that, not withstanding the short running time of the film, is probably the most complex film restoration ever undertaken. Some people may not like the music but others do, and it came about because the Foundations polled several leading current French film directors who recommended AIR. Certainly it is a matter of taste and there is no right and wrong. There is a sunset on the AIR score because it was Melies' wish that the film be accompanied "in the mode" and of course, "the mode" in music changes rather quickly over time. There is even an original published score from 1903 which was composed by Ezra Read (1860-1922), a prolific and very successful composer of the era who, with his wife,Ida Hampden, is said to have written over 4000 pieces under some 120 pen names. Some of his works, such as "Cinderella Waltz," sold over a million copies. Maybe we'll record it someday, but its appeal is strictly antiquarian. whereas Melies' film still seems to charm almost everyone. Any music may be used at live performances.

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I agree that the missing narration on the B&W version is a screwup (there's already a replacement program for that), but including only Air's soundtrack on the colour version was not Flicker Alley's choice.

David Shephard @ NitrateVille.com:

Well thanks for that!
What a weird situation!!
You do everything humanly & technologically possible too fully restore a lost treasure and then only put a modern interruption on the sound.
EDweird!

I'm not one of the anti-Air posters like on some threads.
Just, come on, why wouldn't one like too listen too an original period correct score while watching a period correct(ed) color tinted film?!?!
Amazingly short sighted.

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110 actually

even people born when this film was made are dead

plus it comes with 2 other shorts in 1080i on the disc... one is 105 years old the other is 114

I didn't post it was "a" 100 yr old film. I was only posting how cool it was that any 100 yr old film was on Blu. In my next post I mention "ATTTM" & post "100+".
Your right tho, it's on a "ATTTM" thread, so it would seem I was saying "100" yrs old for this flick.
Yeah, luv the extra old extras too!!
It's been shipped, so hopefully soon I'll see the "109 1/2 actully" yr old yellow moon.

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After watching Hugo, I am tempted to pick this up (as a historical document).
Haven't made up my mind....

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I saw this pop up on Amazon a few weeks ago and was tempted to blind buy. But I see now that the price has gone up...
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30 bucks for 4 HD 100+ yr old films in a steelbook is OK by me.
Heck, people pay 30 bucks for one bad movie in a steelbook!

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Sucking Air!
Can't listen too the Air track.
At all. Didn't finish the 1st scene.
Sucks.
And I'm a fan of the band since "Moon Safari" (1998).
The babbling in the beginning lost me, then the animal squawking, then the crowd screeching!!!
In a doc, Air states they aren't going for (human) talking animals ala Disney; yet use animal noises for people!!!
WTF!!!
Luv'd the main doc tho; although the archival footage (GREAT too see that stuff!!!) looked heavily DNR'd too me.
I going too find an excuse too ship this back.
Ugh.
What a waste!

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