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Going by the list so far it seems Universal is the king of putting out old transfers with excessive EE and not all of them have been confirmed yet. Going by early accounts Tremors belongs up there as well.


Do any of these titles have EE or DNR?


12 Monkeys

Army of Darkness [confirmed with captures]

Backdraft

Being John Malkovich

Billy Madison

Breakfast Club

Dante's Peak

Darkman

Daylight

Dazed and Confused

Dragonheart

End of Days

Erin Brockovich

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

The Getaway (1994)

Half Baked

Liar Liar

Meet Joe Black

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Mystery Men

The Nutty Professor 1 & 2

Out of Sight

Patch Adams

U-571

Waterworld

The Wedding Date

What Dreams May Come


Do any of these Warner titles have jaggies?


The Fugitive

The Perfect Storm

The Twilight Zone: The Movie
 

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Going by the list so far it seems Universal is the king of putting out old transfers with excessive EE and not all of them have been confirmed yet. Going by early accounts Tremors belongs up there as well.


Do any of these titles have EE or DNR?

Meet Joe Black

The 10 minutes I checked looked quite free of (obvious) problems, unlike the DVD.
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Waterworld

What I saw was poor and outdated from CRT telecine times. No detail, EE, noisy.
 

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Do any of these Warner titles have jaggies?


The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm is bobbed (vertical domain filtering applied). But I cannot find a screenshot.
 

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Hmm. I thought the HDM versions of 2001 were EE free? Uh oh.


At least it does look better than the EE-infected HDNet version, but not by a lot:






Can we get a proper transfer of 2001 without EE or softness? Jeez, it's 70mm, it doesn't need cheap edge enhancement, just a good transfer.
 

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Hmm. I thought 2001 was EE free? Uh oh.


At least it does look better than the HDNet version with it's strong halos, but not by a lot:



Can we get a proper transfer of 2001 without EE or softness? Jeez, it's 70mm.

These images look like they've been manipulated, there are no halos around the glass or table when I look at the screen capture on my LCD monitor?

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Hmm. I thought 2001 was EE free? Uh oh.


At least it does look better than the HDNet version with it's strong halos, but not by a lot:



Can we get a proper transfer of 2001 without EE or softness? Jeez, it's 70mm.

Those are grabs of the HDNet version, right? The HD DVD is nothing like as bad.


Regarding the glowing on the HD DVD of "2001" (it's there,all right), can any people with knowledge of the filming process tell us - is there any way this could be an optical/lens effect and not a fault of the video transfer?
 

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Going by the list so far it seems Universal is the king of putting out old transfers with excessive EE and not all of them have been confirmed yet. Going by early accounts Tremors belongs up there as well.


Do any of these titles have EE or DNR?

Dazed and Confused


Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Yes, both of these titles have EE on the HD DVD version. In fact, all three SD releases of Dazed and Confused show EE. The HD DVD is better, but it's still very apparent. I'm sorry I have no way to do screen caps, and am not near my player to give you time codes. Same with FTaRH. If someone who can grab caps has either of these, its fairly easy to spot throughout.
 

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Just watched Bulletproof. Loaded with EE from the get go.


Title: Bulletproof

Studio: Universal

Disc: HD DVD

Problem: EE

Time Codes: Whole movie

Comments: EE is visible throughout.
 

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Why does it seem like most of these Universal catalog titles were done at the same time and on the same equipment? Compare the PQ of Mallrats to The Big Lebowski. About the same detail, same EE/Ringing.


I'm surprised Dragonheart, Daylight, and Dante's Peak haven't been brought up yet as their broadcast HD versions looked pretty lousy.
 

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I agree with DH. While I was surprised how good it looked for the age of the film I did find it edgy. Mallrats was terrible, tons of EE. So sad because it could have been a real winner with all its colors.
 

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A few quick solid contenders for this thread due to EE.

hese are from my collection. I have more but I want to re visit them again before before listing them as possible contenders.



Title: Top Gun

Studio: Paramount

Dsic: HD-DVD (USA)

Problem: EE

Time Codes: Whole movie

Comments: An old transfer with noticeable EE ringing throughout film.

URL:


Title: Seed of Chucky

Studio: Universal

Dsic: HD-DVD (USA)

Problem: EE

Time Codes: Whole movie

Comments: An old transfer with noticeable EE ringing throughout film.

URL:


Title: Army of Darkness

Studio: Universal

Dsic: HD-DVD (USA)

Problem: EE

Time Codes: Whole movie

Comments: An old transfer with noticeable EE ringing throughout film.

URL:


Title: Nutty Professor

Studio:Universal

Dsic: HD-DVD (USA)

Problem: EE

Time Codes: Whole movie

Comments: An old transfer with noticable EE ringing throughout film.

URL:



Title: Half Baked

Studio:Universal

Dsic: HD-DVD (USA)

Problem: EE

Time Codes: Whole movie

Comments: An old transfer with noticable EE ringing throughout film.

URL:



Title: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Studio:Universal

Dsic: HD-DVD (USA)

Problem: EE

Time Codes: Whole movie

Comments: An old transfer with noticable EE ringing throughout film.

URL:



Title: Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Studio:Warner

Dsic: HD-DVD (USA)

Problem: EE

Time Codes: Whole movie

Comments: An old transfer with noticable EE ringing throughout film.

URL:
 

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Title: The Departed (2006)

Studio: Warner

Disc: BRD, HD-DVD (USA)

Problem: DNR

Time Codes: Chapter 33

Comments: Vertical wallpaper stripes disappear unnaturally when the camera pans. DNR is thought to be on the DI and not a compression issue.

URLs: 1a / 1b , 2a / 2b
 

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I have two more offenders:


Title: Meet the parents

Studio:Universal

Dsic: HD-DVD (USA)

Problem: EE

Time Codes: Whole movie

Comments: probably an old transfer with noticeable EE throughout film. can provide timecodes, but i think it´s quite obvious

URL: -none-


Title: Erin Brockovich

Studio:Universal

Dsic: HD-DVD (USA)

Problem: EE

Time Codes: Whole movie

Comments: probably an old transfer with noticeable EE throughout film.

URL: -none- can provide timecodes, but i think it´s quite obvious. can provide timecodes, but i think it´s quite obvious


Please note, i have an older Marantz VP12S2 720p DLP and a Toshiba HD [email protected] (latest firmware), so maybe someone with newer/better equipment should double check. But i´m pretty certain about these two titles though.


The question is, though off-topic in this thread, what can we do about this? Write Universal? Not buy the movies?
 
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