Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens
Watched it straight through last night. I have zero complaints. Highly recommended. Can't go wrong with this one.
EDIT: Some dingdongs in another forum are saying this is an upconvert.
Thx Matt (and 10th).
I read through the upconvert nonsense on the other site. (Don't think I've seen the longer international director's cut btw, so it'll be interesting to check that out.) Reviews of the IC/DC are sort of mixed there. Some think it's pretty good (all things considered), while others say the picture still needs work, and fell somewhat short of their hopes/expectations. There seemed to be pretty unanimous agreement that the sound quality on the theatrical version was unacceptable though, and it sounds like many who prefer that version are waiting for reviews on a Region B release from Arrow.
I'm not expectin miracles from a title like this though. Just a halfway decent upgrade on the non-anamorphic DVD (which actually didn't look all that bad on my 34" CRT, except for scintillation and detail issues.) And based on the screencaps and comments I've seen, I'm pretty sure I'll be happy with the Shout BD for now.
Maybe you, Partyslammer or others here who've seen the BD can comment on a few of the issues raised there though, such as DNR, sharpening, digital noise, "flashing", and gate weave? And also on the sound of the theatrical version. I'll probably end up getting it either way, but it would be interesting to hear some more opinions/observations on those things.
I believe someone also mentioned that the sleeve art was reversible. Maybe someone could post a pic or link so we could see what the other artwork looks like (if it's not too R-rated)?
Edited by ADU - 6/30/13 at 3:07pm