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post #31 of 39 Old 09-19-2013, 10:13 PM
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That's not true at all. Studio Canal looks softer because it hasn't been digitally sharpened and contrast boosted.
But people don't have a bluish tint that my big problem with it.

"Bring out yer dead!".."Wait I'm not dead yet!"..(Sound Austrian here) "WRONG !!" (You know what happens next..)
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Is the regular DVD version better?
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Going off the one screenshot comparison, Scream Factory's color correction has rightly boosted the contrast over the SC transfer. That change is hard to criticize given the leap in clarity and pop. There is some added filtering going on with Scream Factory's transfer, but it also looks from a possibly newer scan of the elements.
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The 'dead' people hanging around the church should have a blue tint, otherwise, the rest of the cast should not.
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The Shout! version has obviously been sharpened. I can see that even without the aid of direct comparisons with the SC disc. That's what give the illusion of greater 'clarity' and 'pop' (ugh, I hate that term). The SC release isn't a brilliant catalogue title, but it's not a case of that version being soft, it's the complete opposite.
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After have watching the DVD for so long, I was amazed at the quality of this Blu-ray. Fantastic!

The sound was also more boisterous too!
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So after a year I finally purchased the Blu of PoD. I'm happy to say that I'm pleased with both audio and visual. More surprised at the low end that this soundtrack had, it's soo much better than what they are airing on MAX right now.

The video is such a huge jump in clarity vs the DVD, very nice!

Overall I'd highly recommend if this is your genre.
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This is actually one of Scream Factory's better-looking discs compared to the ones with near-DVD level detail.
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I jumped on the bandwagon and picked up this flick on Blu-Ray because I'm sort of a Carpenter fan (HUGE fan of Halloween, The Thing, Escape...but not a fan of everything he does).

Gawd what a crappy movie. It reminds me of just how bad Carpenter can be.
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