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post #31 of 44 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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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.

Hahaha! Well, got to a agree to disagree on this one I suppose. He's made plenty of worse ones. That Ghost of Mars was terrible.
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Hahaha! Well, got to a agree to disagree on this one I suppose. He's made plenty of worse ones. That Ghost of Mars was terrible.
I consider his best films to be the non-horror ones like Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, Starman, Big Trouble in Little China, Escape from New York and LA.

Still I got this during a Shout price glitch for $3 a while back so I cannot complain after all the first half is good.
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The german studio canal release looks more natural to me, maybe its just me but the us bd looks a bit green. I can fiddle with the colors on my pc, I can sharpen it how much I want on my TV, but once sharpened on the blu-ray its bye bye, cant be undone. Thanks to this topic I found out about the existence of that other transfer, so I'll get that one.

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Well I noticed a bit of green tint, but mostly where there was grass, it looked a bit saturated. I'm still 100% ok with that with the BD release. I'm still loving the audio on this.

Off topic, but any chance Scream studios could redo Return of the Living Dead? That Blu looks horrible. Not sure it could/would make a difference, maybe the source is just that bad.
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Off topic, but any chance Scream studios could redo Return of the Living Dead? That Blu looks horrible. Not sure it could/would make a difference, maybe the source is just that bad.
What has Shout/Scream ever 'redo' themselves? They did not do a new scan of Cat People which sorely needed it so it will have to wait for MGM to remaster ROFTD.
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