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Kentai and Caps-A-Holic suggest so...

http://www.kentaiblog.com/2013/05/phantamsagorier.html

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The same company released a POLICE STORY/POLICE STORY II double feature they knew to be upscales. Blatantly knew. And they did it anyway.

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Yes I know, I contributed to the article.

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It's more likely the transfer was taken from a badly-dated master, probably created more than a decade ago. I do have a copy of this disc and will report back when I watch it.


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It's highly unlikely it's an upscale. It's certainly not a top tier transfer from a pristine source but imo, it blows away any previous home video release of this film.
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It isn't blowing anything away. The cropping is bad enough, never mind anything else.



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Ummm... Wow. That is.... Wow.

Just get is the first film. it's the only one I liked.

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It isn't blowing anything away. The cropping is bad enough, never mind anything else.




I may stand corrected. Which (dvd?) release is the top screen cap from? I have the German 2 disc dvd release from "Marketing Films" which had some of the same bonus features the new BR has and was at least at the time I picked it up, supposedly the best looking transfer of this film. The German dvd aside from being significantly rougher looking and I believe non-anamorphic, also features the same framing and 'warm" color timing as that bottom screen cap.
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UK PAL Anchor Bay release.
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