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post #121 of 134
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

The worst Blu-Ray disc out there is the 40 Year Old Vrgin... They used the exact same master as the DVD, which had edge enhancement halos all over the place..

The Blade Runner Blu-Ray is not a bad transfer considering its age, but unfortunately, the audio is Dolby Digital only, no lossless track.

Blade Runner has TrueHD for the Final Cut.
post #122 of 134
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Originally Posted by nick_danger View Post

You seem to all be leaving out the single most important part of this film's legacy:

Tripleboob.

Hmmm, and on both the HD DVD and my BD, you can actually see the boarder of the chest plate the actor wears for her LCR array. I'd never been able to see that on any previous video release.
post #123 of 134
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Originally Posted by CAVX View Post

LCR array



post #124 of 134
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Originally Posted by Foxarwing42 View Post

Where did you get your info from? The US made their HDTV standards official back in 1998 with sets available at the same time, so I don't know where you got that date from.

Sorry, I meant to say

"first HDTV broadcast around February 19th 1999" not 2009.
post #125 of 134
Total Recall UK blu ray has the audio sync/lag issue as well.
post #126 of 134
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The worst Blu-Ray disc out there is the 40 Year Old Vrgin...

Really? I can think of several dozen Blu-Rays with far worse transfers than that one.
post #127 of 134
Another vote for 40YOV as 'Worst. Disc. Ever.'. Don't get me wrongo, there are some that look worse in terms of AV quality, but considering the relatively young age of the movie and the Hollywood resources that went into making it, it looks utterly diabolical.
post #128 of 134
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Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post

Another vote for 40YOV as 'Worst. Disc. Ever.'. Don't get me wrongo, there are some that look worse in terms of AV quality, but considering the relatively young age of the movie and the Hollywood resources that went into making it, it looks utterly diabolical.

Whatsoever do you mean? Borderline perfection.

Still can't beat Predator UHE.


EDIT: Hmm, actually... after looking at the two side by side... 40YOV might be worse.
post #129 of 134
MAKE IT STOP!

lol
post #130 of 134
My copy of Total Recall no longer plays. I have an Oppo BD83, Oppo BD93 and a Sony BX2.

Anyone else have problems with this disc? Anyone else have any disc stop working before? This is my first.
post #131 of 134
Could be laser rot where the disc bonding was defective and allowed the metal substrate to deteriorate. It was infamous with some laserdiscs back in the day.
post #132 of 134
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Originally Posted by Phil Olson View Post

My copy of Total Recall no longer plays. I have an Oppo BD83, Oppo BD93 and a Sony BX2.

Anyone else have problems with this disc? Anyone else have any disc stop working before? This is my first.

Did you buy this early on, i.e. 2006 or 2007? I've heard about initial pressings of early Lionsgate titles going bad (super early releases - Basic Instinct, Total Recall, Lord of War, American Pyscho, etc.).

I myself purchased a copy of Total Recall in 2008 (who knows how long it was sitting on the shelves - it was from a small, local store) and it was already bad. I put the disc in the player and received no response whatsoever, the player acted like it was empty. Returned it and bought another copy and (so far as I know) it is still working.

I'd try Lionsgate for a replacement, though I remember hearing their customer service isn't top notch. You might be better off just buying a copy of the new version they're putting out in July (new master from original negative, or so they say).
post #133 of 134
My copy died several months ago and I had to purchase a new one. I called Lionsgate but was told that if it played before that it could not be defective now.
post #134 of 134
Yea, I remember laser rot, I lost a few that way. Hopefully there are only a few to worry about. I'll have to check Basic Instinct as well, Lord of War I bought later on.

I guess I'll wait for July as well.
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