George A. Romero's Night of The Living Dead to receive 4K restoration!!!

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  1. Matt89

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    Same. I’ve had my region modified Sony for years now and it plays everything. No updates, nothing. It’s the best player I’ve ever owned.

    ~Matt
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    I think that's zbinks' point. If your player plays older discs fine, but has trouble with newer ones, it's probably due to firmware not keeping up with Blu-Ray technology, and the manufacturer is no longer supporting them. That's my situation. I've had a Sony purchased in 2009 that doesn't like a lot of newer discs. Shout Factory especially. Like it won't play Hell Night. I do have a region-free Toshiba that's played everything I can throw at it, but I swear a stiff breeze would make it fly across the room.

    Obviously, I do need a new main player, and considering the Sony lasted 8 years and going, I'd be totally fine buying another. I've gotten more than my money's worth out of it.
     
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    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    Exactly. My 2010 Sony (no modifications) outlived it's usefulness a couple years ago because Sony hasn't released a new firmware update since January 2015, even though the player had some longstanding compatibility issues with discs like Beyond the Black Rainbow, Vampyres and some of the original Planet of the Apes films that never were adequately addressed to go along with issues on new releases like The Neon Demon.
     
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    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    My PS3 and PS4 have never had any issues with any Blu’s ever. That’s all I’ve ever used. Good stuff.
     
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    Screw it I am taking a chance and gonna buy the bluray if it doesn't work in my player I'll hold onto it for when I do get another player in a month or 2 thanks for all the advice.
     
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    Yeah man def get the blu-ray. It was mastered in 4K from the fucking negatives don’t waste that on a DVD. The blu-ray will look amazing.

    Also, my copy just shipped from Amazon.com, can’t wait to check this out I’m gonna have a Night/Dawn/Day marathon.

    ~Matt
     
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    50% off at Criterion today
     
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    i just got my copy in the mail.i have never upgraded from my old crummy dvd so i am really looking forward to watching this later.
     
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    All is well happy to report both discs work fine in my player
     
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    I still buy DVD's when the film isn't available on blu-ray. It is not that common though.
     
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    Even then I try and wait in hopes they do a blu release of whatever film it my be. Even in the case of no elements being available for HD I prefer them to stick it on a blu as they're just way more durable. I've had release get to me with loose discs and 95% of the time it's still perfectly fine, which is something you're not going to find with DVD's.

    I think I have maybe 7 DVD's left in my collection, maybe less lol.
     
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    Sure, that's fine and dandy if film elements exists. As someone who's released DVDs of movies where no HD/film elements exist there's no way I'm going to put out an SD movie on a Blu-ray, the added costs don't justify it and then everyone else would boycott the release because it's not actually HD and then you're stuck with expensive coasters and a bad rap 'cause people love to complain. As a collector and film fan myself, this mentality that you'll only buy one format doesn't make any sense and actually hurts physical media, especially when there are lots of films out there were film elements are lost and SD tape transfers are all that remain. And having loose DVDs, for all my years, I've never had one that was damaged beyond playability and the only way that happens is if you're buying used stuff from someone who physically abused the disc themselves. Even if you bought a new disc and it's damaged, you can always return it for a new copy.
     
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    Well I'd obviously want them to mention it on the case like Slasher Video has done in the past. That's just my personal preference.
     
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    If I remember correctly, Slasher Video also said they would never do another SD-to-blu, for the very reasons that MorallySound detailed.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    For anyone who didn't grab it on Amazon at $18.31 earlier...it's now down to $17.24, you lucky fuckers.
     
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    I never heard that. That would be a major disappointment.
     
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    PQ for a tape master upconvert doesn't justify the costs of producing it on blu, especially since the differences between DVD and blu would be minimal at best. But, since the first batch of tape-to-blu releases, Slasher still did Victims!, so maybe one will squeak out once in a while. I'm fine with the label just saving the extra costs and putting tape masters out on DVD.
     
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    Back down to $17.24 on Amazon.

    I was just pushing around my Blu-rays and put Criterion's NotLD and Midnight's UHD DotD next to each other. Made me sad I don't have a restored Day of the Dead to go with them. :(
     

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