Arrow Video vs Other Distributors, Which Edition is Better?

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  1. Paul_s

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    It´s not DNR, just some blockyness covering up some of the details, since it has a lower bitrate.

    Problem is, both the BU and Arrow transfers suffers from heavy video/scanner noise, covering up most of the finedetails, since it was one of those damn LVR transfers, done on their outdated telecine equipment.

    The german BD has a version that is heavily DNR´d to try and cover up the noise, but it just makes it look like a horrible disaster.

    Of them all, BU is the better since the compression is more stable.
    Did a comparision with my Arrow disc.

    I hope we get a brand new transfer done properly in a near future, with all the fine-details and filmgrain intact, and no damn "LVR" noise in sight.
    Arrow should hire the guy, who did the superiour Zombie transfer for them, too make a fresh 2K transfer.
     
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    Tenebrae for the new version... same as the one used by Wild Side but with a new encoding.
     
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    Yes, the Arrow version isn't all that bad. I think the BU is a bit more lifelike. Be interesting to see if we do get a new transfer but I'm happy with BU (for now!) :)


    haha, I can't keep up with it all! :lol:
     
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    Synapse is using the same master and applying additional color timing and clean-up, much like their work on DEMONS. I'll be holding out for theirs.
     
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    I usually go for the Arrow edition. I'm a sucker for things like special packaging and alternate artwork. Why go for plain vanilla when you can have the cherry on top?
     
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    Color timing was also used on Arrow´s version, making the print a tad darker. That works for me better than Wild Side´s version, which I also have.

    Don´t know about the clean up. It´s perfect as it is safe for a bad frame.
     
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    Does anyone know if Arrow's blu-ray release of The Conspiracy is region free? We only got a DVD here in the US, so Arrow wins by default. It's a great little movie and I definitely want to pick it up, but I'll import the blu-ray over the DVD if it's region free.
     

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