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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Jinzo Ningen » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:09 am

Never heard of this one before. Did a quick looksee around the 'net. Definitely has promise and looks to be right up my (odd) alley. I'll hang back and see what reviewers say about Blu's video/audio quality once it hits the street, and then pick up a copy for myself. (Heck, the cast alone at the very least warrants a watch. Plus music by Hoyt Axton!) :)
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Postby lhb412 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:06 am

The Warner Archive is doing Batman: Mask of the Phantasm!

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http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=21548

Or howsabout buying from WBshop and getting the movie bundled with a cool shirt?

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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:24 pm

They Call Me Trinity/Trinity is Still My Name Blu-ray double feature in August.

I've never actually seen one of these here Trinity flicks.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby tbeasley » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:54 pm

lhb412 wrote:
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First off: hideous cover.


I know right, yikes.

After those nice posters too
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:58 pm

^I love that second poster. It's beautiful, fits the film, and would fit wonderfully on a Blu-Ray cover!!!
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:35 pm

Universal Monsters steelbooks with Alex Ross cover art at Best Buy this Fall.

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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Dai » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:04 pm

This thread seems to have morphed from wish list to upcoming releases. Anyway, I finally saw the abomination of Digital Noise Reduction that is Predator on blu-ray, and suffice to say a decent release of this movie is still on my wish list. I know the characters are basically walking action figures, but surely their skin isn't supposed to look like featureless plastic.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Henry88 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:53 pm

This thread seems to have morphed from wish list to upcoming releases.


it happens,and i am still waiting for alligator and prophecy the monster movie.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Gwangi » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:19 am

lhb412 wrote:The Twilight Time releases of Mysterious Island and First Men on the Moon are in the low quantity range. If you want to pick them up, now would be a good time.


I bought "Mysterious Island" when Twilight Time first issued them in what, 2012? I thought it was a great looking print. Unfortunately, I decided to watch it recently, and all of a sudden, the disk froze in some scenes, I was seeing pixels on the screen, etc. Overall, it looks like the disk had been damaged. The usual culprit would be dust or some other contamination, however, I checked it and found no scratches or smudges. Not to mention, the disk was not open to the elements. It was always kept in its container.

I am curious, if this has happened to any of you guys, where you buy a disk, it looks great, then down the line, you see it again, only to have it somehow damaged. I did do a thorough cleaning of both the disk, and my blu-ray player, but to no avail. I guess you have to chalk it up to one of the down sides of owning disks. Sometimes, for whatever reason, they become blemished.

Of course, the more cynical side of me thinks, this is ploy by Twilight Time. After a time, their disks get automatically ruined, forcing us to buy a replacement at a much higher price!
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:49 pm

Hmmm... I'll check mine. Apparently there's a cheap region free Spanish release if you need to replace yours.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby canofhumdingers » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:27 pm

That sounds very much like disc rot. It was a lot more common problem with laserdiscs. On DVD and blu ray it seemed to be almost completely eradicated but it does still happen sometimes. As far as I remember, no one really knows for certain what causes it (though there are some credible theories), but it seems the tighter the tolerances and higher the "clean room" standards at the factory, the less likely disc rot is to appear. Thus, laserdiscs pressed in Japan were usually considered the safest long term to avoid disc rot.

Anyway, take a VERY careful look at the readable side under really good light. If you see any tiny dots or little circles that are on the shiny surface, but INSIDE or under the outer plastic coating, it's disc rot. Also, if you hold the disc up to the light and can see little pin pricks of light shining through... it's rot. In its early stages it can be very tough to see but it can still make a disc nearly unplayable. As it progresses, it WILL render the disc completely unusable.

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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Gwangi » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:57 pm

Well, as soon as I came home from work, I decided to take your advice canofhumdingers, and put the disc under bright lights to see if there were any signs of rot. I really could not find any. I gave it another cleaning and played it again. I got the same results. I then decided to play the disc in another blu-ray player and lo and behold, it was running perfectly! :shock:

My guess is that it may not be the disc at all but rather my blu-ray player which somehow is affecting the discs. I will most likely give the player a very thorough cleaning, or just buy a new one. At this stage of the game, they are probably now cheaper than purchasing a limited run Twilight Time blu-ray! :mrgreen:
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Dai » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:30 am

Yes, if it used to work in that player, and the disc looks undamaged, it's probably an issue with the drive's lens, exacerbated by a manufacturing flaw that might have always been on the disc. Dust and grease on the lens are a possibility, but it's a general problem with optical drives that the lens can decalibrate over time due to repeated heating and cooling. This is a more common problem with game consoles, where a lot of high performance (ie. gets really hot) components are crammed into the smallest case possible, often with a power supply unit integrated. There are guides to adjusting drive potentiometers to recalibrate drives, but for a generic player it nay not be worth the effort.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby klen7 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:12 pm

Gwangi wrote:Well, as soon as I came home from work, I decided to take your advice canofhumdingers, and put the disc under bright lights to see if there were any signs of rot. I really could not find any. I gave it another cleaning and played it again. I got the same results. I then decided to play the disc in another blu-ray player and lo and behold, it was running perfectly! :shock:

My guess is that it may not be the disc at all but rather my blu-ray player which somehow is affecting the discs. I will most likely give the player a very thorough cleaning, or just buy a new one. At this stage of the game, they are probably now cheaper than purchasing a limited run Twilight Time blu-ray! :mrgreen:


I have a similar issue, my Bluray cant seem to get through Trolls (maybe its trying do me a favor) or Dredd. They work fine in other players, and all the other movies we watch without issue.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby GFan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:28 pm

Dai wrote:This thread seems to have morphed from wish list to upcoming releases. Anyway, I finally saw the abomination of Digital Noise Reduction that is Predator on blu-ray, and suffice to say a decent release of this movie is still on my wish list. I know the characters are basically walking action figures, but surely their skin isn't supposed to look like featureless plastic.


I went and bought a used copy of the OOP Blu-ray release of PREDATOR in all its grainy glory and skipped the DNR'd edition. Maybe they'll do a better version for when the next film comes out?
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Dai » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:25 pm

GFan wrote:
Dai wrote:This thread seems to have morphed from wish list to upcoming releases. Anyway, I finally saw the abomination of Digital Noise Reduction that is Predator on blu-ray, and suffice to say a decent release of this movie is still on my wish list. I know the characters are basically walking action figures, but surely their skin isn't supposed to look like featureless plastic.


I went and bought a used copy of the OOP Blu-ray release of PREDATOR in all its grainy glory and skipped the DNR'd edition. Maybe they'll do a better version for when the next film comes out?


That would be a great. I don't know how likely it is though, since I believe they already used the DNR-heavy master as the basis of the Predator 3D release. At this point our only hope may be a Criterion!

How would you rate the picture quality on the original OOP version? I've heard some dismissive comments around it being MPEG2 encoded, but I don't know if that actually results in a significant loss of detail or if it's just codec snobbery.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:10 am

Dai wrote:This thread seems to have morphed from wish list to upcoming releases.


In that spirit: I hear tell of rumors that Criterion is restoring George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead for release later this year. The film, famously in the public domain, has no Blu-Ray release aside from, I think, a Japanese one?
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:13 pm

Dai wrote:
GFan wrote:
Dai wrote:This thread seems to have morphed from wish list to upcoming releases. Anyway, I finally saw the abomination of Digital Noise Reduction that is Predator on blu-ray, and suffice to say a decent release of this movie is still on my wish list. I know the characters are basically walking action figures, but surely their skin isn't supposed to look like featureless plastic.


I went and bought a used copy of the OOP Blu-ray release of PREDATOR in all its grainy glory and skipped the DNR'd edition. Maybe they'll do a better version for when the next film comes out?


That would be a great. I don't know how likely it is though, since I believe they already used the DNR-heavy master as the basis of the Predator 3D release. At this point our only hope may be a Criterion!

How would you rate the picture quality on the original OOP version? I've heard some dismissive comments around it being MPEG2 encoded, but I don't know if that actually results in a significant loss of detail or if it's just codec snobbery.


It can't possibly be as awful as the wax museum version. I mean, that thing looks like a cartoon it's so smooth and shiny.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Joseph Goodman » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:13 am

lhb412 wrote:
Dai wrote:This thread seems to have morphed from wish list to upcoming releases.


In that spirit: I hear tell of rumors that Criterion is restoring George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead for release later this year. The film, famously in the public domain, has no Blu-Ray release aside from, I think, a Japanese one?



The 4k restoration of NoTLD was carried out by the Film Foundation, and premiered late last year; there have been hints that Criterion might release it on Blu (an entry for George Romero on their website, John Russo giving kind of a nod and wink at a convention to a fan that raised the possibility), but nothing concrete so far.

I'd like to see a Blu of Romero's "Martin" on of these days... the last time I saw it, I was out of my mind on painkillers after a surgery. I wonder what it's like sober?

EDIT: Oh yeah, and those screenings of the new restoration I mentioned were presented by Janus Films, so this would pretty much be a lock for Criterion.

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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby GFan » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:20 pm

Dai wrote:
GFan wrote:
Dai wrote:This thread seems to have morphed from wish list to upcoming releases. Anyway, I finally saw the abomination of Digital Noise Reduction that is Predator on blu-ray, and suffice to say a decent release of this movie is still on my wish list. I know the characters are basically walking action figures, but surely their skin isn't supposed to look like featureless plastic.


I went and bought a used copy of the OOP Blu-ray release of PREDATOR in all its grainy glory and skipped the DNR'd edition. Maybe they'll do a better version for when the next film comes out?


That would be a great. I don't know how likely it is though, since I believe they already used the DNR-heavy master as the basis of the Predator 3D release. At this point our only hope may be a Criterion!

How would you rate the picture quality on the original OOP version? I've heard some dismissive comments around it being MPEG2 encoded, but I don't know if that actually results in a significant loss of detail or if it's just codec snobbery.


I thought it looked pretty damn good, nice and grainy like it oughta. I'm sure the transfer looks dated, it being an early Blu release with inferior encoding and whatnot, but I'll always opt for a more true transfer.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Predator-Blu-ray/316/
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby O.Supreme » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:40 am

I've posted about this in other threads, but it just kinds of irritates me, that with every new Spider-Man film, the opportunity is missed to release the 1994 Fox show on DVD (or now Blu Ray). I know some people say this show has not aged well, but after seeing Homecoming this weekend, I started watching it again (unscrupulously online as that is the only current way to see it), and it still looks great. In 65 episodes they delved deeper into many of Spider-Man's villains than Ultimate did in 104, and the stories were written so much better. I would love to have a beautiful Blu-Ray set of this series.

Btw...I know there used to be a site that had breakdowns and statistics of the highest demanded TV shows that are unreleased on DVD/BluRay, but I can no longer find it. If anyone else has a link it would be appreciated. Thank you
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby klen7 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:43 pm

^ i vaguely remember this being available on Amazon Prime for streaming last year.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby O.Supreme » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:11 pm

^ yes but it was never free. It was also on Netflix for a couple of years. Sorry...I'm not paying for something digital I should be able to have a physical copy of and take wherever I want, also because of some *licensing snafu* could randomly disappear without any notice, even though I paid for it.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:02 pm

O.Supreme wrote:^ yes but it was never free. It was also on Netflix for a couple of years. Sorry...I'm not paying for something digital I should be able to have a physical copy of and take wherever I want, also because of some *licensing snafu* could randomly disappear without any notice, even though I paid for it.


As long as you purchase it while it's still available they won't take it away. Plenty of games I've purchased digtially have had licensing issues and are taken off for purchase but you can still keep the game you just won't be able to purchase it again.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:15 am

Hrm....Id be way more into it if they let me actually download it to my own device and/or allow it to be burned to a DVD. I've just heard too many bad things from services (iTunes for example) where content you actually purchase can disappear. Makes me sad. I hate to support bootleggers/pirates, but when they give you what you want, for less money, and in better quality, it makes it hard not to buy form them.
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