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Discussion in 'General' started by gore, Oct 18, 2007.
Same here... Dark Force's transfers have been lackluster thus far, to say the least.
A couple of people have now posted that The Carrier Blu-ray has a bad audio sync problem, at least on the theatrical cut:
With the prices these are selling for ($25+) you'd think there would be just a little better quality control to spot these issues. I'm sure the chances of a replacement disc are probably gonna be nil?
I still have my old (Anchor Bay?) DVD set with MIRROR MIRROR and its three sequels. I can't imagine needing to upgrade this one, which I guess is good considering the Dark Force track record.
The Anchor Bay DVD is fullscreen.
I'll probably upgrade and ditch the DVD collection. Even though I head over heels adore the first movie, the sequels are pretty unwatchable.
Oh boy, anyone want to place bets on whether or not there will be the first ever Code Red replacement disc?
It's getting to the point where these overpriced "boutique" releases are just no longer worth purchasing straight away, especially if they're not advertised as limited releases.
Is it really that difficult for somebody to actually sit down once and watch the movie on a completed authored disc to check for any errors before giving the final "OK" on it? From all reports the sync problem is pretty bad and should have been easily noticed.
Looks like I just received it in the mail from Diabolik too. I almost cringe at popping in the disc.
I checked The Carrier Blu-ray, and the audio sync problem on the original Theatrical cut is severe. The picture "freezes" at 44:25 for approx. 4-5 seconds, and then afterwards the audio is just completely out of sync... so you see people talking and then only hear the dialogue 4-5 seconds later. This should have easily been caught in advance 0f a final QC check.
So the last half of the movie in the "Theatrical Cut" is basically screwed and a pain to watch. The new longer "Director's Cut" on the disc appears to be unaffected with the issue.
I kind of liked the 2nd one, but the 3rd was a serious chore to get through--I haven't even tried to watch the 4th one yet.
Just rewatched Offerings. What a chore. This one doesn't stand out in any way. Still, I am happy to add it to the collection, for completists sake.
Exactly. No, it's not. Even I do that when I rip an old VHS for myself. Where's the love yo?
After those garbage subs on Zeder (don’t care that they’re dubtitles but the SDH stuff, occasional character labels, and the black bars were too damn much) that took me about 20 minutes to fix (including the time it took me to look up how to do it and find the right free tools...) nothing really surprises me with this label anymore.
Caps-A-Holic comparison for Zeder:
Wow, that's a sizable difference. WTF happened with the Code Red transfer? That, and the "Dubtitles"
I only wish the AT release had the English dub.
Guess were stuck 'tween a rock and a hard place then. Less of course it's like the Toxic Avenger Part II and the transfer's encode got screwed up.
Yeah, no kidding. There are a very few companies out there that will rectify any problem. Charging a premium for a product and then won't make good on any problems is really an awful way to handle things. Imagine Vinegar Syndrome with this kinda problem? (fye they never had a problem yet that I'm aware of) They would probably drive to your house and hand you a fixed copy in person.
I'm going to stop buying Code Red products until Bill gets his act together or prices come down DRASTICALLY. Not one Code Red new release should be over $16. He sells mostly(not all) awful films to begin with imho, has a lot of nerve charging what he does.
Well, Bill already posted that he will not be correcting The Carrier.
So basically, if a Code Red release is fucked up... you're either screwed or perhaps can get a refund.
"If we screw up a release, we will not fix it" is basically the policy.
You're right... it just doesn't even make good sense to buy Code Red releases straight away anymore, until you know for sure they are not screwed up.
Most of them just show up at Hamilton Book for $10 or less eventually anyway.
From the Dark Force Facebook page:
I just know I'm going to buckle even with the audio glitch.
This guys such an idiot. "Issue with my release?, I know the perfect solution, scrap it completely!". Then it'll either show up on his sore again or his eBay account. Similar to how Full Moon keeps finding more of their Puppet Master DVD sets.
If you think you've put a lot of time and effort into a transfer restoration/colour grade then I can't see why you'd think scrapping it is the best option.
That all being said I've never seen the film but the trailer didn't really interest me much. Don't know how good a film it is.
Oh yeah, he'll sell the remaining copies again. He'll wait for it to become "rare" even with the sync problem, and then it will show it in his Bigcartel store (with a disclaimer) at an inflated price later on. Remember "I will never, ever sell Necromancy" – same thing here.
It's a sneaky marketing ploy, that's for sure.
I'm so on the fence. I absolutely love The Carrier, it's wonderfully bonkers, and I'm trying to decide if I should just buy it for the director's cut. But $26.99 is steep for a defective product, and even though I don't think he's going to fix it, if they re-release a fixed version and force customers to buy it again I'm going to be pissed.
Why oh why couldn't The Carrier and Mirror Mirror end up with Vinegar Syndrome or Arrow like they deserve!
Also, if the disc is defective and they're still selling it with a disclaimer, why is the price going UP? It should going down.
Typical Code Red, just like Necromancy. You can't believe anything the guy says.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if he (or Dark Force) just "released" it again, fixed, and offered a big "screw you" to the original buyers.