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post #31 of 600 Old 07-08-2007, 11:39 AM
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BTW, thank you Xylon for the comparison pics. Much appreciated. I only wish I had the new version in my hands already. Ah but at least the wait appears to be worth it.
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Thread rolled back to where it started going off topic.

Walking the fine line between jaw-dropping and a plain ol' yawn.
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Intresting, there's art on the disc, hopefully this is something that Sony will be doing from now on all their movies.
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Any more pics of peoples faces?
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Damn... that one's night and day right there.

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I thought it was fairly well established that this was a print/transfer/mastering issue, not an issue of the codec that was used.
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We need the classic close up on her face there
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Could it have killed them to include the supplements of the Ultimate Edition DVD though...?

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The Visual Element featurette (18:24)
Set Tests:
- Pyramid Test (0:41)
- Cornelius' Apartment Test (0:30)
- Zorg's Office Test (0:29)
- Airport Tests (2:19)
- Fhloston Lobby Test (1:20)
- Fhloston Corridor Test (0:18)
- Fhloston Bedroom Test (0:34)
The Star Element:
- Bruce Willis (4:18)
- Milla Jovovich (12:47)
- Extras (Milla Jovovich Screen Tests) (12 mins)
- Chris Tucker (4:17)
The Alien Element:
- Mondoshawans:
--- Featurette (8:12)
--- Screen Tests (3): (1:00, 0:35, 0:35)
--- 2 Battle Outtakes (0:21, 0:52)
- Mangalores:
--- Featurette (9:46)
--- Head Test (0:47)
--- Battle Outtake (1:47)
- Picasso:
--- Featurette (4:16)
- Strikers:
--- Featurette (3:04)
--- Striker Tests (4): (0:23, 0:25, 0:25, 0:18)
The Fashion Element:
- Featurette (7:46)
- Makeup Test (4:34)
- 2 Studio Outtakes (1:27, 0:26)
- Opera House Outtake (1:35)
Poster Gallery (25)

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wow....can't wait to get this!
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OMG -- time to turn my unused 3rd floor into a 120" 3e-DLP Leelo exhibit.

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I assume there is no "contrast boosting" . All the fine details in the white areas seams to be unaffected! How about speckles and dirt? Did you noticed any of them?
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Ok they work now..thanks Xylon!

89+ Blu-ray Disc ;)
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I thought it was fairly well established that this was a print/transfer/mastering issue, not an issue of the codec that was used.

There was a lot wrong with that first disc. The use of MPEG2 on a space-hobbled disc did cause compression problems.

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This just shows how important a good souce print is. I bet many titles could be improved upon like this.

Thanks for the captures.
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What a huge difference. The remastered version almost makes the original BD release look like a SD DVD up convert.

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Nice work, man! Definite improvement, (though some now will probably complain that the new shots look grainier!)

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Nice work, man! Definite improvement, (though some now will probably complain that the new shots look grainier!)


LOL yeah.. but DNR is evil.. old MPEG 2 shot proove that

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I hear ya, but many won't here....!

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So how many have done the survey?

(Inside cover)

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So how many have done the survey?

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I've done it quite a few weeks ago.. even if i'am not from the US

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Nice work Sony... I just wish you guys would have given her a boob job while you were in there fixing things!!!
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Nice work Sony... I just wish you guys would have given her a boob job while you were in there fixing things!!!


Just be greatfull they didnt replace them with walkie talkies.

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As mentioned several times before, thank god for Sony putting disc art back on the disc. I really hope this is a permanent change, as I really dislike that generic blue swoosh with white titles over it. It looked like something homemade.
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Man, what an improvement. Looks great.
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Just be greatfull they didnt replace them with walkie talkies.

You guys crack me, great one necrolop


Xylon,

thank you very much for the shots. Fantastic, a night and day difference.


This release has been proving itself to be a new landmark for Sony. No generic disc art and from what I recall from paidgeek, no more 3 stickers either. Can anyone confirm that?
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I wonder how noticeable these "improvements" would be to the naked eye when sitting 10-15 or so feet away from the actual moving TV images rather than sitting a couple of feet from a computer monitor and watching a frozen frame of film??
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Gordon,
It looks like it will be improved enough to now triple dip this title.
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I wonder how noticeable these "improvements" would be to the naked eye when sitting 10-15 or so feet away from the actual moving TV images rather than sitting a couple of feet from a computer monitor and watching a frozen frame of film??

I'm sure that the difference will be very noticeable. When I first saw the Blu-ray version I thought that it looked worse than the superbit DVD. I actually bought a HD DVD player due to the way this movie looked, because I thought that there was something wrong with Blu-ray as a format---not technically, but certainly a lack of caring about quality. I, and I'm sure many other HD DVD owners would have bought Blu-ray instead of HD DVD if this movie had looked stellar at the launch, and HD DVD WOULD HAVE DIED A QUICK DEATH. The problem that Sony faced is that they released a crappy copy of this movie while there were some stunning looking transfers already out on HD DVD. It appears that Sony has redeemed themselves, and hopefully learned a painfully expensive lesson---that we early adopters were EXPECTING much better quality from Blu-ray and especially on such a revered title that is a reference quality superbit DVD. I'll certainly consider getting a Blu-ray player when the fully developed players are released later this year. I would guess that this is the only movie that will get redone, but hopefully Sony has learned their lesson and will pay more attention to quality control for all future titles.
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