Any one getting Texas Chainsaw Massacre?

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  1. Matt89

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    You shouldn't worry about the film being more grainy. Grain is something that is very natural to film. It CAN show more than the DVD, depending on how much the DVD was DNR'd. If grain bothers you THAT much, change the settings on your TV. I have a Sharp Aquos and I know I can set Digital Noise Reduction to Low, High and Off. I always have it off because grain ins't something that really bothers me. Film is naturally grainy and I think Texas Chainsaw Massacre will look the way it was always meant to look on blu-ray. It'll be pretty damn close to the look of its native 16mm, considering 1080p is quite close to the resolution of 16mm film.

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    I have it reserved.:)
     
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    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Well, that put a chainsaw through the naysayers.
     
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    well i am sold i checked my best buy and they have 3 copies there getting in next week
     
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    Yeah I was looking at that review last night. Wow. The shot of Sally in the truck at the end. The depth. Compare it to rhett's screen grabs from the Dark Sky DVD. Huge improvement over the DVD. Definitely getting this on Tuesday.

    And btw...check out DVDbeaver's review of the new blu-ray of The Thing. Holy Christ. That's another definite purchase on Tuesday. (These new releases need to stop!!! I'm running out of money!) :D

    ~Matt
     
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    Wow those shots look great. Definitely getting this one on Tuesday.
     
  8. Vlachio

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    I liked this movie back when I bought it on MPI video. Sorry but I love the grain. All this OMG I can almost see her nipples poking through her shirt in HI DEF is rubbish. MEH!!!
     
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    What makes you think you won't be able to see the grain?
     
  10. Matt89

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    You can see Marilyn Burns' nipples poking through her shirt even on the MPI VHS. The movie doesn't have to be in high def to see THOSE nipples, trust me. I'm pretty sure we ALL know she did the whole movie bra-less. :lol:

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    Oh hell yes, looks amazing. Film and grain go together, it's what film is about. Poor transfers are another story but grain is nothing to be upset about. I could go into the technical details but why bother.

    Oh well, some people can't be pleased or just don't understand about the whole process involved in creating films.

    I can't wait to check this one out.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Looking at the screen grabs on DVD Beaver there's still plenty of grain to go around; especially in shots with the sky. I'm always willing to go with however strong the source material is. But what Anchor Bay's done with the Evil Deads and grain removal is just wrong.

    Hell yeah, enough with the pokies. I want it as originally conceived with her loosing her whole top during the chase scene. Why can't they use CGI to put that in? If Spielberg and take shotguns out, Hooper should be able to put boobies in... Or did you mean something else. :D
     
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    In the original cut Leatherface had huge manboobs, and they bounced up and down as he ran through the woods at the end. They were later covered up with CGI (done with pencils and crayons). I wish this footage had been reinstated. If I was making a low budget film, the first thing to go would be the budget womens clothes - they're not essential to the plot at all.
     
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    Wouldn't a hi-def transfer show even more grain due to the increased clarity and resolution? Unless otherwise digitally removed. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Yup. But it's only showing what is natural to film. Remember, the resolution of film (35mm anyway) is still higher than 1080p. But since Texas Chainsaw Massacre was shot in 16mm, 1080p is pretty darn close to the resolution of 16mm film stock. It'll only be showing grain the way it looks on the film master they used.

    Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) is yes, digitally removing grain. It makes movies look worse, IMO. Softens the image too much. The whole image looks un-lifelike and fake.

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    Did computers with plotters draw on the prints?

    They're essential to the plot when the women are fat, ugly or just plain old. Not that they'd make it to the screen anyways.
     
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    You're describing the monsters, we can just CGi them up.
     
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    Make the monsters as pretty as the girlies? Might as well just rent the all girl soft core spoof. It's just easier when Alternative Cinema does all the work for yah.
     
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    I have order a copy of this masterpiece.
    This is a movie I just can`t dubbel dip enough ;)
     
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    I reserved it. I will be picking it up along with Iron Man, DOTD Remake, and Maybe Daredevil. All on Blu-ray.
     

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