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post #1 of 7 Old 09-20-2012, 04:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Mixed feelings about the quality of the transfer. It appears to be the old 2006-ish DVD transfer but with the contrast and color boosted to a pretty high level much like Pulp Fiction's BR release was resulting in some black crush topped with some DNR resulting in a clumpy grain image in darker scenes.. Add to that the soundtrack mix tones down the various rock music tunes to an unacceptable level. The deleted scenes which were always poor quality vhs tape samples, are pretty much unwatchable here. The general quality of the transfer *is* a step up from the old dvd release but the boosted contrast and color makes a choice between the two a wash, imo.

IMO, the old Elite laserdisc from '96 is still the best looking and sounding overall release of the film.
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Which movie is this? The one with Biel?
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No, that's the 2003 remake of the original '74 film.

This one stars Dennis Hopper and was made in the mid '80's. It's a decent low budget sequel directed by Tobe Hooper (who directed the original film) and features some pretty harrowing scenes with plenty of vintage Tom Savini gore.
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I just got this one the other day. I'll be watching in the next few weeks when I get the chance. Sorry to hear that the PQ isn't so hot. Doesn't really surprise me though. This seems to be the standard when it comes to 80s horror. Transfers like Evil Dead are the exception.

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I thought it looked good for what it was. An upgrade over the DVD for sure.
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I'm very happy with how it looks.
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Had a chance to watch my copy tonight. I thought it looked pretty good, much better than I was expecting.

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