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post #2221 of 2486
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Originally Posted by paku View Post

Everyone says this but I don't really see it. For a 4K transfer it looks kind of mediocre to me. Grain looks low-pass filtered and it has dark halos from edge enhancement.




I agree it's OK but definitely edge enhanced and some scenes look almost The Longest Day filtered. Great film though.

Art
post #2222 of 2486
My A Night to Remember BD arrived from Amazon UK today. Although it appears to be the identical film restored by ITV Studios it lacks some of the extras to be found on the Criterion disc. The other side of the coin is that the delivered price of the UK disc was about $10 less than the Criterion disc would have been. On balance, I wouldn't be surprised if most of you decided that buying the UK disc would be more trouble than the savings is worth. Nevertheless, in the interest of full disclosure, I thought I should report the differences.
post #2223 of 2486
The Universal deal continues, same master, hell same transfer with a little less grain!

http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleich...ess=#vergleich
post #2224 of 2486
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Out of Print already? Dang, this is the second time I missed a April 1st Criterion release. Are they turning into TT now?
post #2225 of 2486
Damn it. I knew there was little chance but I was really hoping for something better for La Haine, but it's the same dreadful StudioCanal transfer as all previous editions.
post #2226 of 2486
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Originally Posted by paku View Post

Damn it. I knew there was little chance but I was really hoping for something better for La Haine, but it's the same dreadful StudioCanal transfer as all previous editions.

You got the point.
post #2227 of 2486
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Originally Posted by paku View Post

Damn it. I knew there was little chance but I was really hoping for something better for La Haine, but it's the same dreadful StudioCanal transfer as all previous editions.

Bleah. Criterion's better off not putting their name on something like that.
post #2228 of 2486
Personally, I wish Criterion would seek out some classic Hong Kong films, like PEKING OPERA BLUES.
post #2229 of 2486
Nobody has posted July's announcements yet, huh? I get it, it's quite a disappointing month. But here they are:
  • Down by Law
  • Metropolitan
  • The Last Days of Disco
  • Le Havre

And in a newsletter sent out today they hinted Rosemary's Baby.

post #2230 of 2486
Looks like the Universal embargo on new transfers isn't so universal anymore: Being John Malkovich. Some nice teal instead though.
post #2231 of 2486
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Originally Posted by paku View Post

Looks like the Universal embargo on new transfers isn't so universal anymore: Being John Malkovich. Some nice teal instead though.

It looks to have the same dimness as the HD-DVD version, it just might have more film grain. Would like to see a comparsion with the HD-DVD.
post #2232 of 2486
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Originally Posted by wuther View Post

It looks to have the same dimness as the HD-DVD version, it just might have more film grain. Would like to see a comparsion with the HD-DVD.

Caps-a-holic has some shots from the Universal Blu-ray, it's a completely different transfer from that.
post #2233 of 2486
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Caps-a-holic has some shots from the Universal Blu-ray, it's a completely different transfer from that.

Neither are the Criterion BD or the HD-DVD version, that hardly counts.
post #2234 of 2486
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-r...ls_blu-ray.htm

Like I have been suspecting for a long time, Masters of Cinema brightens across the board, flattening the image as a result. Other then that the two versions of Lost Souls appear identical.
post #2235 of 2486
A 75 page Criterion thread, and no mention of Harold and Maude yet?



http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-r...de_blu-ray.htm
post #2236 of 2486
I am so in for this!!

Still no release for the Game tho

post #2237 of 2486
What is the release date for TENENBAUMS? It's my favorite Wes Anderson flick.

I have high hopes for the PQ on this, as the transfer on the Criterion RUSHMORE is absolutely jaw dropping.

EDIT: nevermind, release date is August 14th for ROYAL TENENBAUMS.
post #2238 of 2486
August titles:
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • La promesse
  • Rosetta
  • Weekend
  • Lonesome
  • Quadrophenia

And this month's newsletter has a hint for On the Waterfront.

post #2239 of 2486
I found a Criterion Collection Blu-Ray section at Best Buy the other day. Quite a selection. Never saw that coming.
post #2240 of 2486
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

i am so in for this!!

Still no release for the game tho


in!
post #2241 of 2486
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Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post

I found a Criterion Collection Blu-Ray section at Best Buy the other day. Quite a selection. Never saw that coming.

Are they priced @ BB prices or Criterion SRP?
post #2242 of 2486
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Originally Posted by SC0TLANDF0REVER View Post

Are they priced @ BB prices or Criterion SRP?

They're usually $29.99. I usually PM B&N during their 50% off sale and use RZ certs to get them even lower.
post #2243 of 2486
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post


The Royal Tenebaums is one of the few movies I've racked-up which I stopped a half-hour in (gave-up on). Another was Big Lebowski.

I dunno if I was just not in the mood, or something, because both of these films have gotten good-if-not-terrific ratings, as I just looked-up RT on IMDB again (rating 7.6!).

I suppose I will give them both another try some day.
post #2244 of 2486
Love Royal Tenenbaums, but really despised Wes Anderson's other films.

Never could get the affection people have for Lebowski. It's just... odd.
post #2245 of 2486
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

Love Royal Tenenbaums, but really despised Wes Anderson's other films.

Never could get the affection people have for Lebowski. It's just... odd.

It improves on repeat viewing. Once you no longer expect much in the way of well, plot or character development, it's actually quite enjoyable. I feel the same way about The Life Aquatic. First viewing was odd and even a little off-putting, fourth viewing was great.
post #2246 of 2486
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

Never could get the affection people have for Lebowski. It's just... odd.

I love all the Coen brothers' stuff and The Big Lebowski is one of my all time favorite comedies. Nevertheless, I understand that the Coens take some getting used to and some don't like them at all. The first time I saw The Big Lebowski I was underwhelmed but liked it better and better upon repeat viewings. I experienced the same phenomenon with Barton Fink. In recent years, though, I have been completely on the boys' wavelength. Hell, I even liked The Ladykillers.
post #2247 of 2486
September titles:
  • Children of Paradise
  • Umberto D.
  • Eating Raoul
  • Les visiteurs du soir
  • The Game


And newsletter hinted for Sunday Bloody Sunday.
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post #2248 of 2486
bout time we got the game

490


Hoping for more than just the laserdisc extras and finally a bypass transfer, but being Universal I doubt it.
post #2249 of 2486
Eating Raoul is a very funny film.
post #2250 of 2486
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Eating Raoul is a very funny film.

ditto.. will they release Pink Flamingos?
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