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post #31 of 84
^^^ Worked for me, too. Weird.

larry
post #32 of 84
Muuuuch better, phew.

Nice soft, 80s look. Nice grain, no appearance of any tweaking.

The shot with Abrahams and Mussabini, outstanding.
post #33 of 84
There's some grain scrubbing but it's not as bad as DVDmike's version. Teehee.
post #34 of 84

Is this the US WB edition or the UK Fox one?
post #35 of 84
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There's some grain scrubbing but it's not as bad as DVDmike's version. Teehee.
Where do you see grain scrubbing?
post #36 of 84
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Where do you see grain scrubbing?

Everywhere.
post #37 of 84
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Everywhere.
Still spewing nonsense, I see rolleyes.gif Well don't mind me.
post #38 of 84
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There's some grain scrubbing but it's not as bad as DVDmike's version. Teehee.

I didn't know the disc was out yet. How is the sound?
post #39 of 84
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Is this the US WB edition or the UK Fox one?
It's the European release by Fox.
post #40 of 84
The release dates have been pushed out.

larry
post #41 of 84
A friend and I were talking about this movie tonight. I had totally forgot it was coming on BD!
Thankfully I have AVS to remind me smile.gif
Might have to go the Amazon UK Route!


Edit: Is there anyone else that strongly dislikes that DVD 'reviews' are mixed in with BD reviews on Amazon? They're different SKUs/Products - shouldn't they have different reviews? anyway... /rant
Edited by SC0TLANDF0REVER - 7/1/12 at 12:21am
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Edited by Kilian.ca - 7/31/12 at 11:53pm
post #43 of 84
I am itching to buy this, but at $28 I think I'll wait.
post #44 of 84
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I am itching to buy this, but at $28 I think I'll wait.
$16.35 shipped from Amazon.co.uk at today's rate.

larry
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$16.35 shipped from Amazon.co.uk at today's rate.
larry
Whoa, thanx for that.smile.gif

EDIT: Amazon.uk says it is Region B/2.frown.gif
Edited by oink - 7/7/12 at 2:38pm
post #46 of 84
The European Disc from Fox has btw the originally intended beginning of the Movie with the Cricket Scene instead of the Train Station scene.
What a cool surprise!
The European DVD was the US Version.

The US Warner Blu Ray has the Cricket Scene as Bonus.
post #47 of 84
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EDIT: Amazon.uk says it is Region B/2.frown.gif
Homecinemachoice.com confirms the disc is region-free.
post #48 of 84
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$16.35 shipped from Amazon.co.uk at today's rate.
larry
Whoa, thanx for that.smile.gif

EDIT: Amazon.uk says it is Region B/2.frown.gif
No region free BD player? tsk. tsk. smile.gif

larry
post #49 of 84
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Whoa, thanx for that.smile.gif
EDIT: Amazon.uk says it is Region B/2.frown.gif
Don't take that information serious. Amazon.co.uk always list a title as region B/2, because the UK is a region B/2 country. Check other resources to find out if a title is region free.
post #50 of 84
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Homecinemachoice.com confirms the disc is region-free.
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Don't take that information serious. Amazon.co.uk always list a title as region B/2, because the UK is a region B/2 country. Check other resources to find out if a title is region free.
I better do more checking.....

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No region free BD player? tsk. tsk. smile.gif
larry
No, sorry, my Oppos can't do non R1.frown.gif
post #51 of 84
DVDBeaver is also reporting Region-Free.

Guess I better go order...wink.gif
post #52 of 84
In addition to confirming that the UK version is region free, the HCC review states that the UK version includes an isolated score track (in lossy DD 5.1 though). The DVDBeaver/Blu-ray.com reviews of the US version do not mention it, so that version must not have it.

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/news/article/blu-ray-review-chariots-of-fire-30th-anniversary-edition/10781 Thanks for the heads-up, ferdinand
post #53 of 84
Hi Guys,

Are we 100% sure that the PQ of both the UK and US release look identical? I read somewhere that the UK one is a bit de-grained.
post #54 of 84
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Hi Guys,
Are we 100% sure that the PQ of both the UK and US release look identical? I read somewhere that the UK one is a bit de-grained.
Are you saying there might be 2 different masters?confused.gif
post #55 of 84
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Hi Guys,
Are we 100% sure that the PQ of both the UK and US release look identical? I read somewhere that the UK one is a bit de-grained.

Are they not both Fox?
post #56 of 84
Someone on blu-ray.com posted a comparison pic and although it's jpg vs png the UK Fox disc looks like it might have better compression/grain. The opening is from a worse film element than on the US Warner though.

Maybe caps-a-holic will have a proper comparison but I think I'll get the UK disc, especially since it's so much cheaper. Even though Warner has improved a lot I still trust Fox better when it comes to compression.
post #57 of 84
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Someone on blu-ray.com posted a comparison pic and although it's jpg vs png the UK Fox disc looks like it might have better compression/grain. The opening is from a worse film element than on the US Warner though.
Maybe caps-a-holic will have a proper comparison but I think I'll get the UK disc, especially since it's so much cheaper. Even though Warner has improved a lot I still trust Fox better when it comes to compression.

Oh one is Warner, I would go fox also.
post #58 of 84
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Originally Posted by paku View Post

Someone on blu-ray.com posted a comparison pic and although it's jpg vs png the UK Fox disc looks like it might have better compression/grain. The opening is from a worse film element than on the US Warner though.
Maybe caps-a-holic will have a proper comparison but I think I'll get the UK disc, especially since it's so much cheaper. Even though Warner has improved a lot I still trust Fox better when it comes to compression.
~300-400KB JPEGs with the full 1080p frame used will begin to show a pretty distinct quality loss/softening, so any grain-peeping is probably not terribly reliable... it's a shame, BD.com used to have much less compressed JPEGs.
Odd that the opening looks so bad on the UK disc. Was it made from some sort of partially complete version of the restoration confused.gif I think WB has been pretty good with compression since they switched to AVC and this one's at a pretty healthy 30MBPS average; hopefully someone does a more thorough comparison.
post #59 of 84
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Originally Posted by 42041 View Post

~300-400KB JPEGs with the full 1080p frame used will begin to show a pretty distinct quality loss/softening, so any grain-peeping is probably not terribly reliable... it's a shame, BD.com used to have much less compressed JPEGs.
Odd that the opening looks so bad on the UK disc. Was it made from some sort of partially complete version of the restoration confused.gif I think WB has been pretty good with compression since they switched to AVC and this one's at a pretty healthy 30MBPS average; hopefully someone does a more thorough comparison.
You're right, the comparison is not very useful, might well be that the Warner disc is as good.

Robert Harris mentioned that for this transfer they found the source elements for an early sequence to replace a dupe, not sure if he is referring to the opening. If he is then the only thing I can think of is that it wasn't found until Fox had already received their HD master. Or it has something to do with the cricket scene mentioned a few posts up being restored into the UK version of the film (as opposed to being included as a deleted scene).
post #60 of 84
The US one is 16x9 while the Fox version is cropped to 1.85:1. You can see added information on the top and bottom of the US version.
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