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Discussion in 'General' started by Mikey Horror, Jun 6, 2013.
Trust me people, this is defiantly not the last time this movie will be released on Blu-ray.
Here's another comparison between the 2 Cundey transfers where you can really see the difference. I personally think the THX version looks more like autumn, especially when the sun goes down and hits the yellow and orange leaves just so that time of year.
The new version is way too green. I wish Cundey had looked at his original approved transfer first.
Maybe the 40th anniversary will be definitive.
Yeah I have to actually watch this new version and decide how it looks to my eyes in person.. I do think the THX dvd is the best transfer so far, its really more true to what was show in theater in 1978 and 79.
I have to judge this new version with the naked eyes and decide. But the THX DVD version is by far the truest transfer that comes closet to what was shown in theaters in 1978 and 79.
I can't believe this is coming out of my mouth. But the daytime scenes on the older Blu-ray might actually be closer to the THX version:
That is very interesting. I'm confused as to why they've made the colours look even less Autumn-y? The detail on the new disc looks like it's better than the last release but I'm surprised there's pretty much no orange to be seen.
Yeah I'm a little confused too. I like the orange/browns myself.
Can we just get a correct version of this fuckin movie once and for all!!!
The reviewer on amazon uk who has one confirmed in the comments on his review that it does have the tv clips as extras on the UK steelbook
Chicken or the egg?
Even though I saw Halloween at the theater when I was a small kid I don't remember if the trees/leafs looked orange or green (though I vividly remember the blue hue night shots),
but when the movie was shot (in spring) everything was green indeed.
If the original intention was to make the film look more like autumn, and they turned on color filters especially for that, then it should be shown that way. But in a technical sense leaving the leafs green is also correct, because that's the color they were when shooting the movie.
In other words, I might/might not skip this release and wait/not wait for the next one.
It may not have the same orange hue, but it at least it looks like the green has been a bit desaturated to my eyes. But color aside, I can't help but notice that the DVD is a murky mess in comparison to this new edition. Considering most of the film takes place at night I can overlook the lack of orange, but I'll probably hold off until it goes down in price. It feels like I just barely bought the last blu ray edition (which I did, last year).
Yeah, I'm sticking with the original Blu. Pass.
Picked this up yesterday and after skimming through the opening daytime scenes and the blue-tinted nighttime scenes...this is honestly one of the best-looking blu-rays I've ever seen. The amount of detail is absolutely astounding. I'm not even kidding, Halloween has never ever looked this good. I couldn't stop staring at the screen. I was totally blown away! Those screencaps DO NOT do it justice. Yes, the opening scenes look kind of drab and pale in tone, but I do like the look of it. It has that gloomy fall feeling and it adds a different feel to the film but I don't takes away from it at all. If anything it compliments the darker scenes later in the film. I dunno, the new color timing "works". There's a beautiful amount of natural film grain throughout the entire movie. The new timing also makes it more shadowy and atmospheric. I'm loving it. It blows the old blu-ray out of the water.
If you don't wanna buy it, that's fine. But you're seriously missing out.
I think I might have to upgrade my double disc DVD with the greyish night scenes. Does anyone know if the UK steelbook is region free?
It depends, they lock some and others are region-free. I'm guessing it will probably be region-free, since the specs seem almost the same as the US release.
The UK Blu-ray from 2007 was region-free. That was pretty much an exact clone of the US Anchor Bay Blu-ray, which was also region-free.
Thanks for posting this Matt. I'm looking forward to checking out the disc myself.
Kind of weird that of all of the supplemental material that Anchor Bay has put on the Halloween discs over the years that they could have chosen from, the decide to put the "On Location: 25 Years Later" on their 35th anniversary disc.
Is it just me or do the blu-ray pictures posted look like DNR hell?
It is just you.