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post #61 of 211
Getting all of these except last holiday, once they are available at $15.99 or less.

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post #62 of 211
Paramount officially announced this today per "thehdroom", formerly TMR.
post #63 of 211
Not long now !!
post #64 of 211
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Dvdbeaver has some screencaps from Event Horizon BD and it looks fantastic, I hope my copy ships early!!
post #65 of 211
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Dvdbeaver has some screencaps from Event Horizon BD and it looks fantastic, I hope my copy ships early!!

I wish this movie didn't scare the living crap out of me so much. Now that I've decided never to watch it again, it'll probably be the best Blu-ray out there.
post #66 of 211
Unfortunately, The Truman Show looks like it's bitten by the DNR bug, and has some EE as well. Crap, that was the one I really wanted out of the bunch. The reviewer thought it looked great though.

On the other hand, Ghost, while a bit soft, appears to have its grain structure intact.
post #67 of 211
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Originally Posted by SirDrexl View Post

On the other hand, Ghost, while a bit soft, appears to have its grain structure intact.

If the movie is soft anyway, does having the grain there become a benefit at all? I thought removing the grain meant an inherent loss of detail, so I guess removing the grain would lead to an even softer picture. Right? (I'm asking, since I'm really not sure)
post #68 of 211
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If the movie is soft anyway, does having the grain there become a benefit at all? I thought removing the grain meant an inherent loss of detail, so I guess removing the grain would lead to an even softer picture. Right? (I'm asking, since I'm really not sure)

Well, to me, not using DNR is really about preserving the look of the film. That it removes detail is a bad side effect. It's not that the grain is beneficial; I think it's supposed to be there if it was in the released film. I realize that some people feel that the only reason not to remove grain is to preserve detail, but I don't share that opinion.
post #69 of 211
^ Gotcha.
post #70 of 211
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Originally Posted by tkbryant View Post

Dvdbeaver has some screencaps from Event Horizon BD and it looks fantastic, I hope my copy ships early!!

From DVDbeaver:
Another 10-year old film that looks pretty strong in high-definition. Paramount are continuing to produce highly competent Blu-rays in terms of image quality. Event Horizon is very dark and the 1080P MPEG-4 transfer seems up to support the film's characteristics very well. Everything is toned down - muted (often non-existent) colors which are accentuated when they do appear in the frame - and detail remains sharp - very notable in close-ups. This is presented in the original 2.35 aspect ratio - the disc takes up 40 Gig (the film itself 32 Gig) with another powerhouse bitrate of 45.o6 Mbps! Event Horizon shows a few speckles (mostly early in the film) and doesn't exhibit extensive depth but the dual-layered disc seem to do a faithful job of representing how the film may have originally looked. I found no reasons for strong complaints - most will be pleased with the appearance.
post #71 of 211
OMG I can't wait for Event Horizon. It's killing me.
post #72 of 211
Wow, the screen caps on dvdbeaver do look impressive.
post #73 of 211
That's a crazy bitrate.. The highest ABR yet? Doesn't look like there is much DNR or EE. I guess Paramount got the memo?? Excellent.

Looks like The Truman Show has DNR and EE though.

Ghost maybe some minor DNR but better than The Truman Show.
post #74 of 211
It definitely is an old film, but it looks to be in great shape. I'm excited!
post #75 of 211
Going by the screen captures Ghost looks much better than I anticipated, Event Horizon looks okay (old transfer with EE), and Truman Show is a trainwreck. Damn.
post #76 of 211
I agree with Scaul. I saw the scene with the red headed guy and the EE was easily noticed, even on my 42" screen, and on the boat, and on Trumans neck in the 11st shot. It's to bad Event horizon got a decent transfer since its such an awful movie (IMHO. My family actually uses it as a joke "Is it (insert film) as bad as E.H.?" " No, nothing is that bad").
post #77 of 211
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Originally Posted by tkbryant View Post

Dvdbeaver has some screencaps from Event Horizon BD and it looks fantastic, I hope my copy ships early!!

For others convenience:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDRe...on_blu-ray.htm
post #78 of 211
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Originally Posted by Petey View Post

For others convenience:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDRe...on_blu-ray.htm

This does look great. I'm so happy, because I was worried we might get a crappy transfer. The detail in those shots is amazing.
post #79 of 211
Yup, the Event Horizon caps posted at dvdbeaver looks great. Not satisfied with Truman Show caps which looks to be slightly grain scrubbed.
post #80 of 211
Wow. Even Horizon sounds like its going to be a very nice disc, indeed. Can't wait.
post #81 of 211
Does anyone remember the frankly INSANE LFE level of the original US AC3 Laserdisc?! That thing damaged my 1st subwoofer!! Cant wait for this one!! A guilty pleasure of mine too!
post #82 of 211
I have that LD. Wish my player was still working. Loved the sound of those AC3 discs.
post #83 of 211
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Originally Posted by kdssrugby View Post

I agree with Scaul. I saw the scene with the red headed guy and the EE was easily noticed, even on my 42" screen, and on the boat, and on Trumans neck in the 11st shot. It's to bad Event horizon got a decent transfer since its such an awful movie (IMHO. My family actually uses it as a joke "Is it (insert film) as bad as E.H.?" " No, nothing is that bad").

No need to threadcrap in here...
post #84 of 211
Oh man I can't wait for Event Horizon.

DVD Beaver nailed it regarding films you think are "ok" on first viewing but which grow on you afterword.

For me BladeRunner was like that: I had high hopes for R. Scott's next film after Alien, but walked out of BladeRunner feeling I'd just seen the most dazzling visuals I've ever seen coating a rather bland story, told with little passion. But the visuals drew me back again to see it and with the initial "disappointment" already registered and expectations lowered, I began to appreciate more of the movie, until it became (as for many viewers) one of my all time favorite films.

Likewise with Event Horizon: I LOVED the Lovecraftian sensibility of the movie and the hell scenes freaked me out almost on a Exorcist level. Yet I thought the script was often terrible, especially the part written for Laurence Fishburne who seemed constrained by the script only to saying variations of "Just tell me what's going on!" in authoritative tones.

But wanting to re-visit this title for the horror I finally got the DVD last year and found I REALLY enjoyed the movie. Fantastic horror stuff and mood! It's become a true guilty pleasure and I'm so happy to see it coming on Blu Ray. It has some gorgeously moody visuals I can't wait to enjoy in hi-def.
post #85 of 211
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Originally Posted by R Harkness View Post

Lovecraftian sensibility

Very well put, that's exactly the feeling of Event Horizon.

I.

Can't.

Wait.
post #86 of 211
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Originally Posted by sharkcohen View Post

Very well put, that's exactly the feeling of Event Horizon.

I.

Can't.

Wait.

I agree as well. Though it's a pretty big ripoff of DOOM (game not film), cool little film that could have been a disaster.
post #87 of 211
My apologies Dave, I should have just said that I wish the other transfers where as good as Event Horizon's,
post #88 of 211
no worries, man.

post #89 of 211
Event Horizon is a true overlooked horror classic. I am eagerly waiting for its release. The screen captures look very nice at DVDbeaver but they are listing the video bitrate wrong. They are listing the entire bitrate for the disc (which includes audio, video, and extras). You can see from the BDInfo scan video bitrate graph that the average appears closer to somewhere in the high 30's, which makes more sense than an average in the 40's. Still a very high video bitrate. Fox and Paramount really like to keep the video encoding average high.
post #90 of 211
Glad I held out on buying the EH DVD, but I sitll hope Paramount does the $10 rebate offer witht his movie too.
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