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[Released] The Thing (1982) [Fundamental Collection™ #005]
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The Thing (1982) [Fundamental Collection™ #005]

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From the back cover: “All available current Blu-ray editions of “The Thing” have a color grading different from the original one seen in the theaters; the closest version to release print is the old Signature Collection laserdisc: the same master is taken as color reference, and an high definition  source is color regraded to be as closest as possible to it, using our proprietary technique ColourMatch™.

An incredible number of audio tracks are included in this version; the original theatrical  one, taken from the same master used for the Signature Collection laserdisc in glorious  PCM 2.0 for the main English track, followed by French and English DD 2.0 taken from  other laserdisc masters; further tracks are English, French, German, Italian, Spanish DTS  5.1, German, Italian DD 2.0 and Spanish DD 1.0; plus two bonus ones, a commentary and a new, special enhanced track made for this edition; add to all this six subtitles tracks.”


Screenshot comparison: top Blu-ray, bottom Fundamental Collection

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As you can see, the normal Blu-ray has dull colors, too cold, towards to blue; Fundamental Collection restores vivid, natural colors, and increases a bit the contrast, to get an image closer to what was seen in the theaters.

Technical data


Format:


Blu-ray (BD-25)

Video:


1080p High-Definition
widescreen 2.35:1 original aspect ratio
framerate 23.976fps
AVC encoded 21mpbs avg bitrate, 30mpbs max

Audio:


PCM 2.0: English
DTS 5.1: English, French, German, Italian
DTS 2.0: Spanish
DD 2.0: English, French, German, Italian
DD 1.0: Spanish
Bonus tracks: English commentary, English special enhanced audio track

Subtitles:

Full: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, SDH: English

Notes:

2K master from interpositive for main video; LD master from interpositive
used as color reference with acclaimed ColourMatch™ regrading technique

Release date: 2017-03-01


Covers and disc label:

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Comparison "at a glance":

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/201928


Read more here: https://forum.fanres.com/thread-1109.html
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The Shout 2k master was also from an interpositive, not the negative. Universal would not allow Scream access to it and supplied them with this instead. As already mentioned in other thread this will likely change with the forthcoming UK Arrow release.
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Ooops... I should change that! Thanks for the info.
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Finally got this downloaded spoRv. Haven't compared it to your older version but it looks great so far. Going to watch it tonight.
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Thanks, let me know, your opinion is important!

P.S. I must admit I improved a bit the colors... the version available is, let's say, 96% of what I expect to be perfect, the new one maybe 98%... let's wait for the fiber, and I'll upload this one as well!
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Looked pretty good to me, spoRv. No complaints about the video at all. In fact I liked the picture better then your original project which looked much more desaturated then this. Nothing but high praise from me.

One question: did you not use the 4.1 for space reasons?
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(2017-03-28, 03:28 AM)PDB Wrote: Looked pretty good to me, spoRv. No complaints about the video at all. In fact I liked the picture better then your original project which looked much more desaturated then this. Nothing but high praise from me.

One question: did you not use the 4.1 for space reasons?

Thanks! I'm proud of the result, but, you know, we are always too perfectionists...  Smile

Yep, space reasons.
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V2 RELEASED!




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I want to thank you for this awesome work, greetings from Mexico.
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Thanks! Don't forget to introduce yourself in the presentation forum!
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