Originally Posted by Pecker
Rigby, I'm not being dishonest. If you look back you'll see that I used the same cap for a comparison between SD & MGM BD before anyone had heard of the Italian BD coming out.
Unfortunately I don't have the DVD anymore, otherwise I could make the same shots as I did for the BDs. I tried to use some similar shots as the ones that were posted before in this thread though (like Lee van Cleef standing in the door).
You're absolutely right, of course. You can only make a real judgement when seeing both discs in motion. However, people have posted screen caps for comparison. I note you're having a go at me for using these, but not at the people posting caps where their comments agree with yours.
The reason is quite simply that this argument doesn't work both ways. If you can produce shots where one disc is clearly superior to the other, that proves that the disc is (at least in places) superior. If you point to a single shot that shows less difference in fine detail, it does not necessarily mean that the discs are of equal quality. This particular shot is clearly "limited" by the source material.
It may susprise you. but I'm not going to spend money on an Italian disc with no English soundtrack when I can't speak Italian.
That is perfectly understandable.
You appear to be saying that only people who own both discs can comment, so this thread should be locked down aoart from the 2 or 3 of you...
I'm not saying that at all. But having seen 6 screenshots is definitely not a basis for making blanket statements like "the difference between the SD DVD and MGM BD is huge,whilst the difference between the two BDs is simply not in the same league". Nor do they support your claim that "sometimes the MGM is better, sometimes the Mondo". I have seen the entire disc. I did not notice a single instance in motion where the MGM was better.
The only thing that is even arguable is the coloring, which is quite different between the releases. I don't know which is closer to the original prints, but the Mondo looks far more vivid and pleasant to me.