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Big Trouble In Little China (Custom BD)
#41
(2018-11-13, 05:19 PM)zoidberg Wrote: So does anyone have the new blu yet, what's the verdict?

I do now. Just bought the new French edition yesterday. I skipped through it, looks very good.
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(2018-12-21, 09:19 PM)Beber Wrote:
(2018-11-13, 05:19 PM)zoidberg Wrote: So does anyone have the new blu yet, what's the verdict?

I do now. Just bought the new French edition yesterday. I skipped through it, looks very good.

Something I read about this French edition that does make me raise an eyebrow was that it's not properly de-anamorphized and looks a little squeezed still as a result. I'll just quote the Blu-Ray forum post here and leave it for all of you people to judge.

Shingster Wrote:That French 2K BTiLC looks absolutely god awful. The colour scheme looks brown and green and dreary, the dynamic range is non-existent, blacks are elevated to a grey goop, the image is stretched vertically, there's no film grain to be seen, and the compression is so bad that macrobocking can be seen left, right, and center. Good god people, how can you say this is an improvement?

Where's the grain in this shot, where Carter Wong is tenderly giving Don Li a hand shandy: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/125151

If anyone needs to know which transfer is stretched, just check out the gong in the background: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparis.../picture:1

Then again, maybe we just need to by the same AV equipment StudioCanal use for QCing their releases? I bet it looks fandabbydosey on their screens!
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Well, the new one has more image on the sides (albeit squeezed), while the old one has something more on top and bottom... an UAR version would solve the problem (and most probably could be possible to inpaint the four corners with not too much problems); about color grading, maybe something in the middleground should go - ALL according ONLY to the comparisons seen following the links found in the previous post.
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#44
From the same thread several posts back, there was a comparison utilizing numerous screencaps.

(2018-11-09, 03:29 AM)bronan Wrote: There are some comparison caps here with the remastered BD

http://retro-hd.com/tests/blu-ray/2660-l...darin.html
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I see what you're saying about the gong. Bummer, 'cause it looks very good apart from that, and much closer to what a print looks like. I'll have to look into that, 'cause if the remaster aspect ratio is 2.35:1, maybe a bit of squeezing to 2.39:1 could make the gong rounder and fix the overall geometry.
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Italian Forom:

The Italian bluray (Midnight aka Koch) supposedly (uses most of a bd50) has much better compression than the French.

As regards the aspect ratio over an an Italian forum someone picked up on the fact peoples irises are actually round on the 2k remaster where as on the Arrow/Fox they are not, this is followed by someone with a photographic background explaining why this could be and is to do eith the filmimg process.

Italian Translated:

Question : As for the aspect ratio, I have a question for the technicians: why are some objects oblong vertically but the eyes of people (irises) are perfectly circular?

Answer : Aspect Ratio: Do ​​you know what? That I have covered the DVD and then the BD Midnight and the DVD FOX is dilated horizontally (the eyes and faces are very slightly enlarged), so if Arrow has the same format I know that the right format is Midnight. I have watched and covered a thousand round objects "in focus" and are round. If we consider the objects out of focus the question is very complicated because the optics and their optical scheme take over. Since perfect optics do not exist, there is not even perfect blur; I say this because in the photographic world there is a misfortune to have the objective X and the objective Y as well as that Z, perhaps of the same focal length, only because the blur are different and are different, among the various factors, also for the geometric one. A circle in focus is a circle, a blurred circle can be a circle, an oval, an "almond", a "bezel" ... ... depends on the scheme, the distance, the opening, the position of the object in the plane ......... I stop here.

I, the biased party, I found a good view and a good feeling, but above all I found it very film-like, in the true sense of the term.
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The new master is more correct with regards to geometry, the Fox/Arrow blu is stretched too much horizontally. The oval gong in the comparison screenshots is caused by distortions introduced by the anamorphic lenses used to shoot this picture. These kinds of distortions are everywhere in 80's scope movies if you know where to look, it's just an inherent part of the technology of the era.

Regarding the colour timing the new master is indeed more faithful to the original release prints although skin tones are too orange in the new master and the green/blue tones have been homogenized into the digital 'teal' we all know and love  Big Grin
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This is the Amazon version. If she will be useful, I am ready to share it)

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#49
Looking similar to the Netflix / French / Italian 2k remaster that Amazon one, maksnew, would be nice to have the link so we can have the opportunity to compare ourselves side by side.
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Tell me, is there a new 2K edition? I can not find it in the Internet, can anyone share?
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