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post #151 of 171
The audio has gots to have the BASS when Ritchie does his evil rapey stare.
post #152 of 171
I may be late to the party with this news, but has anybody here gotten this version of FDtD: http://www.amazon.ca/Dusk-Till-Dawn-.../dp/B005OA6QYA

The two reviews that are for the "STEELBOOK" edition are both 5 star (the other reviews are for the previous Alliance version), and one of the reviews has this to say:

"Imagine my shock in actually opening an Alliance disk and discovering that:
1) It seem to be sporting a brand new transfer, deeper blacks and more saturated and natural colors compared to the previous bare bones edition.
2) There is a brand new menu with the following features (as per back cover) - Feature commentary with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino; Outtakes; Featurette; Theatrical Trailer; Music Video; and more.....(sorry I have to load the disk in my player again to get the full list)"

I just placed an order. This definitely seems like the version to get, if all of this is true. Plus, the cover on the Steelbook looks awesome. It also comes with a DVD (not sure if the DVD is anamorphic). I will update you guys when it arrives!
post #153 of 171
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Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post

The audio has gots to have the BASS when Ritchie does his evil rapey stare.

Evil rapey stare is my new favourite phrase
post #154 of 171
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Evil rapey stare is my new favourite phrase

Pffft, it's my new favorite hobby.
post #155 of 171
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

I may be late to the party with this news, but has anybody here gotten this version of FDtD: http://www.amazon.ca/Dusk-Till-Dawn-.../dp/B005OA6QYA

This edition is listed at DVDCompare might be of interest to read what they say about it in the notes of said release.
post #156 of 171
Just picked up the UK disc, I'm looking forward to comparing it with the original Canuck version.
post #157 of 171
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

I may be late to the party with this news, but has anybody here gotten this version of FDtD: http://www.amazon.ca/Dusk-Till-Dawn-.../dp/B005OA6QYA

The two reviews that are for the "STEELBOOK" edition are both 5 star (the other reviews are for the previous Alliance version), and one of the reviews has this to say:

"Imagine my shock in actually opening an Alliance disk and discovering that:
1) It seem to be sporting a brand new transfer, deeper blacks and more saturated and natural colors compared to the previous bare bones edition.
2) There is a brand new menu with the following features (as per back cover) - Feature commentary with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino; Outtakes; Featurette; Theatrical Trailer; Music Video; and more.....(sorry I have to load the disk in my player again to get the full list)"

I just placed an order. This definitely seems like the version to get, if all of this is true. Plus, the cover on the Steelbook looks awesome. It also comes with a DVD (not sure if the DVD is anamorphic). I will update you guys when it arrives!

I just finished watching the Alliance Steelbook release of From Dusk Till Dawn and there is an audio dropout that lasts one second at 1:22:47 when Jacob is getting bitten by Sex Machine.

Oppo BDP93 with latest firmware (April 23, 2012)

Audio dropout also occurs at the same point on a Sony BDP-S270.

Can anyone else confirm this? Please list your BD player.

Thanks
post #158 of 171
Some caps of the Studio Canal release of FDTD posted here. Looks pretty good to my eyes.

http://www.blurayreviews.ch/reviews/...ray-review.htm
post #159 of 171
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Originally Posted by lgans316 View Post

Some caps of the Studio Canal release of FDTD posted here. Looks pretty good to my eyes.

http://www.blurayreviews.ch/reviews/...ray-review.htm

Wow, I really disagree. IMO at least from those screen caps, it barely looks dvd quality.
post #160 of 171
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Originally Posted by show View Post

I just finished watching the Alliance Steelbook release of From Dusk Till Dawn and there is an audio dropout that lasts one second at 1:22:47 when Jacob is getting bitten by Sex Machine.

Oppo BDP93 with latest firmware (April 23, 2012)

Audio dropout also occurs at the same point on a Sony BDP-S270.

Can anyone else confirm this? Please list your BD player.

Thanks

Did you pose the same question on another site???
post #161 of 171
Are you using your AVR to decode the hd audio? If yes, try letting the blu ray player to decode the audio instead and see if the same audio dropout occurs. I had a similar situation with my copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon in which there was a second of audio dropout in one scene near the climax. I later discovered that the dropout occured only when the audio is decoded by my AVR; when the blu ray player decodes the audio, no dropout at all in the same scene. I've read somewhere that older AVRs (more than 2 yrs old) are unable to completely handle the newer HD-DTS-MA soundtracks coming out nowadays.
post #162 of 171
Interesting read this thread. The same people who routinely slate other releases for differing even slightly from director intent suddenly praising a release of FDTD that looks like it was crayoned in primary colours. The Alliance release has its flaws (and also came out ages ago, something people seem to forget), but at least it's visually consistent with every other version of the film to come before (not to mention still photography from the set). Of course I could be wrong, and George Clooney may well have coated himself in marmalade before stepping in front of the camera each morning.
post #163 of 171
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Originally Posted by Mentasm View Post

The Alliance release has its flaws (and also came out ages ago, something people seem to forget), but at least it's visually consistent with every other version of the film to come before (not to mention still photography from the set).

Forget the DVDs and production stills. The only question that matters to me is if it's consistent with the theatrical look.
post #164 of 171
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Originally Posted by lgans316 View Post

Some caps of the Studio Canal release of FDTD posted here. Looks pretty good to my eyes.

http://www.blurayreviews.ch/reviews/...ray-review.htm

Even from those compressed shots, I can tell it's pretty much the same as the UK release.

No bad thing.

I'll ignore what the post after yours said.
post #165 of 171
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

Even from those compressed shots, I can tell it's pretty much the same as the UK release.

No bad thing.

I'll ignore what the post after yours said.

Looks identical for colour and the darkness
post #166 of 171
The German Studiocanal Edition ist the best overall package worldwide because it has all the extras (including Full Tilt Boogie) that other BDs are missing and some new Features produced for this Edition (for example a new Interview with George Clooney).

The Source for the Picture is the Miramax Master used also for the UK Blu Ray. Even the US Blu Ray has this master but encoding is not that great. Shame to Echo Bridge!

Comparison German Blu Ray vs. UK Blu Ray:
http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...ess=#vergleich

Comparison German Blu Ray vs. US Blu Ray:
http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...iID=14#auswahl

Look at Screenshot 10. Echo Bridge has serious artifacts. Encoding is bad.

Unfortunately the German Disc is Region B.
But for all viewers with a region Free Player it is the way to go imho.
Only the German Uncut Version. It is also a cut version out there.

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Originally Posted by Partyslammer View Post

Wow, I really disagree. IMO at least from those screen caps, it barely looks dvd quality.

Thats ridiculous sorry.
It's a good looking Blu Ray and clearly HD.
post #167 of 171
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Originally Posted by Partyslammer View Post

Wow, I really disagree. IMO at least from those screen caps, it barely looks dvd quality.

You can disagree but it certainly looks better than DVD and clearly the best looking of the lot. Will buy the German BD when the price drops, like Aviator.
post #168 of 171
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Originally Posted by Fanboyz View Post

Did you pose the same question on another site???

Yes. Trying to get as much info on this release as possible.
post #169 of 171
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Originally Posted by rexdragon View Post

Are you using your AVR to decode the hd audio? If yes, try letting the blu ray player to decode the audio instead and see if the same audio dropout occurs. I had a similar situation with my copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon in which there was a second of audio dropout in one scene near the climax. I later discovered that the dropout occured only when the audio is decoded by my AVR; when the blu ray player decodes the audio, no dropout at all in the same scene. I've read somewhere that older AVRs (more than 2 yrs old) are unable to completely handle the newer HD-DTS-MA soundtracks coming out nowadays.

I'll try that. If it decodes properly through the Oppo, then I guess my receiver needs a firmware upgrade for this title.

Although the Sony player is not running through an AVR, it is hooked up directly to the tv via HDMI.

I'll let you know as soon as I get around to it.
post #170 of 171
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Originally Posted by lgans316 View Post


You can disagree but it certainly looks better than DVD and clearly the best looking of the lot. Will buy the German BD when the price drops, like Aviator.

Clearly? Two of us challenge that, so cannot be that clear cut.
post #171 of 171
I just got the disc, and yes there is an instantaneous dropout. It happens regardless of decoding method.
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