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Released Брат / Brother (1997) - Cinema Polish
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Брат / Brother (1997) - Cinema Polish

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Brother is one of the movies that I've never really known about, but once I watched it, I loved it. I was kinda disappointed to learn that there was no HD transfer available at the time, but two years we got iTunes transfer that suffers from few things, such as terrible color grading (similar to the one you'd see in A Better Tomorrow, 'muddy' screen throughout the movie), poor audio (2.0 AAC) and no subtitles at all (other than Russian).

So I've decided to get onto this problems and I present to you my own release under the name of Cinema Polish.

Using ColorMatch tool by Dr.Dre and low-quality HDTV recording (of SD transfer) I've managed to restore colours to look somewhat more natural now, in my opinion, it's a really big improvement over the original iTunes transfer. You can see the comparison below.

Comparison between untouched WEB-DL and Cinema Polish release:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/125665
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/125666
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/125667

Release ships with following audio tracks:
- Russian - DTS-HD MA 5.1 - converted from DTS 5.1 DVD disc for Bluray compatibility;
- Russian - Dolby Digital 5.1 (384kbps) - sourced from Amalgama PAL DVD release;
- Russian - Dolby Digital 2.0 (192kbps) - sourced from iTunes WEB-DL, converted from AAC for Bluray compatibility;
- Three different Polish voiceovers (192kbps) - sourced from various sources (DVB, HDTV, DVD).

Subtitles:
- English (Tartan DVD) - subtitles from Amalgama DVD seem to be machine translated and contain a lot of grammar errors, Tartan DVD translation seems superior to me;
- Russian (iTunes);
- Spanish (Amalgama DVD);
- German (Amalgama DVD);
- French (Amalgama DVD);
- Italian (Amalgama DVD);
- Swedish (Amalgama DVD);
- Dutch (Amalgama DVD);
- Polish (Unknown translator) - very good translation containing some of the songs translated as well;
- Czech (Amalgama DVD).

The release is Bluray compliant.

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Should be uploaded to your favourite tracker this weekend.

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thank you waiting for blutopia! tell a brother 2 will be in the same as?
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Nice! Great movie. Good idea. I already commented on Blutopia, but oh well.

Some of these shots look fantastic. Some parts in the screenshot comparison look a little too desaturated though, for example look at the watermelon. You would think they would leave some redness in it? Or is this how it was in the original?

Grainplate might also have been nice to hide some of the iTunes artifacts. Smile

Anyway, good job!
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(2017-12-07, 03:46 AM)maksnew Wrote: thank you waiting for blutopia! tell a brother 2 will be in the same as?

Most likely - but not soon. The iTunes transfer for Brother 2 looks pretty decent as-is.

(2017-12-07, 09:21 AM)TomArrow Wrote: Nice! Great movie. Good idea. I already commented on Blutopia, but oh well.

Some of these shots look fantastic. Some parts in the screenshot comparison look a little too desaturated though, for example look at the watermelon. You would think they would leave some redness in it? Or is this how it was in the original?

Grainplate might also have been nice to hide some of the iTunes artifacts. Smile

Anyway, good job!

Now that you mention it, I guess it could've been a slightly more saturated. I've done whole colour correction using just one LUT file though, and I am pretty happy with final result.

I've used FilmConvert for slight grain plate, but I think it was a bit too subtle, didn't want it to be too much.
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thank you, please do not go with the distribution, I will be able to return home only on December 18, and be sure to download and I will be a long time give away!
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Congratulation for finished project!
It's not a bad time to watch it again. Thanks a lot! Ok



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