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Old 07-03-2013, 07:40 AM   #31
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I like Arrow better for their non-horror releases
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #32
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It goes without saying, but their release of Vamp easily beats the weak barebones US blu-ray from Image.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:48 PM   #33
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Another DVDBeaver comparison where the Arrow Video release is superior to the US release: Dressed to Kill.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-r...ll_blu-ray.htm
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:44 PM   #34
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been waiting on needles for that comparison but I only get the mgm version on my webpage....hmm

edit: it showed using IE insteaad of firefox, og figure

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Old 07-08-2013, 08:58 PM   #35
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Another DVDBeaver comparison where the Arrow Video release is superior to the US release: Dressed to Kill.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-r...ll_blu-ray.htm
Don't know if I agree with that. Like just about all of Arrow's releases, it seems a little too bright. I think the MGM disc looks slightly better and apparently has the better audio track unless you prefer the original stereo track. It does look like it has the better extras though so I'll give you that.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:36 PM   #36
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Arrow's having a sale at their website on their 2013 releases so far -- it's a pretty good deal on those Bava flicks and some others. (I'm probably grabbing SPIDER BABY and FOXY BROWN.)

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/index.php?category_id=22
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #37
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Just won a Blu ray of Arrow's The Exterminator release on Ebay for just over Ģ5 which i thoughtbwas abit of a bargain. Is this release similar to the Synapse version? I cant really find any reviews of the Arrow BD.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:06 AM   #38
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I was doing some looking around and according to Caps-a-holic Arrows blu of Deep Red has a higher bitrate than Blue Undergounds blu. For some reason I always thought it was the other way around.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:40 PM   #39
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Don't know if I agree with that. Like just about all of Arrow's releases, it seems a little too bright. I think the MGM disc looks slightly better and apparently has the better audio track unless you prefer the original stereo track. It does look like it has the better extras though so I'll give you that.
Agreed on the PQ side of things, the Arrow version is a little too bright for my taste.


Did like 'The Car' on Arrow but I sold off my Arrow versions of;

Demons 1 & 2- swapped for the Synapse edition which pretty much blows the Arrow release out of the water

Tenebrae for the Wildside version...

Phenomena - awaiting the Synapse release (Arrow version was good but I think it can be improved upon)

Inferno - never liked the look of the Arrow release so I replaced it with Blue Underground release.

City of the Living dead - Again, swapped to the BU version...


If you're looking for supplements you can't go wrong... however their Arrow logo looks like a butt plug... sorry but it does.

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Old 02-18-2014, 02:06 PM   #40
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Agreed on the PQ side of things, the Arrow version is a little too bright for my taste.


Did like 'The Car' on Arrow but I sold off my Arrow versions of;

Demons 1 & 2- swapped for the Synapse edition which pretty much blows the Arrow release out of the water

Tenebrae for the Wildside version...

Phenomena - awaiting the Synapse release (Arrow version was good but I think it can be improved upon)

Inferno - never liked the look of the Arrow release so I replaced it with Blue Underground release.

City of the Living dead - Again, swapped to the BU version...


If you're looking for supplements you can't go wrong... however their Arrow logo looks like a butt plug... sorry but it does.
I thought City of the Living Dead was meant to be pretty much the same as BU?
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:09 PM   #41
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I thought City of the Living Dead was meant to be pretty much the same as BU?
It's overly bright and loses detail. Looks like DNR or some kind of filter was applied... check the caps

http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleich...s=&x=270&y=215
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:05 PM   #42
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Itīs 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 DNRīd 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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Old 02-18-2014, 07:59 PM   #43
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Tenebrae for the Wildside version...
Tenebrae for the new version... same as the one used by Wild Side but with a new encoding.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:01 PM   #44
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Itīs 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 DNRīd 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.
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!)


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Tenebrae for the new version... same as the one used by Wild Side but with a new encoding.
haha, I can't keep up with it all!

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Old 02-19-2014, 03:55 AM   #45
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It's overly bright and loses detail. Looks like DNR or some kind of filter was applied... check the caps

http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleich...s=&x=270&y=215
They both look pretty atrocious to me. In motion the Arrow blu isn't too bad and the packaging is great. I definitely hope this one gets re-released soon with a new transfer though.
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