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Old 01-25-2010, 03:43 AM   #31
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I'm hoping that they've actually taken the time to do some proper remastering with these. If so, then I will scoop up every one of their classic flicks that they release.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:28 AM   #32
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wheres my redneck zombies blu?
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:09 AM   #33
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Monster in the Closet is the only Troma "work" that I'd be interest in seeing in Blu...
Yet I somehow doubt that the source material really needs a Blu release.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:51 AM   #34
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I think Troma stores all their film elements in a giant vat of baked beans.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:20 AM   #35
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I think Troma stores all their film elements in a giant vat of baked beans.
Either that or their film stock is actually composed purely of baked beans.
Either way, they stink.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:56 AM   #36
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But they taste delicious.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:40 AM   #37
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But they taste delicious.
beans beans make you fart, the more you eat the more you fart
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:27 PM   #38
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beans beans make you fart, the more you eat the more you fart
i thought it was: beans beans the musical fruit. the more you eat the more you toot.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:01 PM   #39
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i thought it was: beans beans the musical fruit. the more you eat the more you toot.
Or beans, beans, they're good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you fart.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:39 PM   #40
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And the inevitable review arrives:
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Poultr...y-Review/8317/
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:01 AM   #41
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Well, I'll be upgrading! For the film stock/camera they shot on and the lighting they used, that's actually, and I'll be the first to say it, a great Troma transfer!
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:17 AM   #42
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For the film stock/camera they shot on and the lighting they used, that's actually, and I'll be the first to say it, a great Troma transfer!
I hate to say it, but yeah... I agree.
It is at least passable, which is something that I've never said about a Troma video presentation before.

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Old 02-23-2010, 05:04 AM   #43
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Here's another review from DVDTalk.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:43 PM   #44
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Here's another review from DVDTalk.
Yeah I would like to see comparison shots as this reviewer really ripped apart the video quality, and the reviewer seems to be more familiar with Troma releases.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:52 PM   #45
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Yeah I would like to see comparison shots as this reviewer really ripped apart the video quality, and the reviewer seems to be more familiar with Troma releases.
I haven't grabbed any new Troma DVDs in a few years, I have to admit, but I'd picked a couple dozen of 'em up till then...and I've been devouring their movies for right at 20 years now. That Blu-ray disc of Poultrygeist is definitely the best I've ever seen a Troma flick look, and it generally falls anywhere from passably-okay-to-pretty great...it just never looks like high definition.

Obviously a movie like this isn't going to sparkle like some kind of quarter-billion dollar blockbuster or anything, but even the lowest of the low-budget movies I've watched on Blu-ray -- like Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter -- were still clearly high-def at a glance. The muddy grain structure, lack of detail, soft edges, etc. here, on the other hand, all look like I'm watching a DVD. Out of boredom, I took one of the screenshots from my review, resized it down to 1000 pixels, and then resized it back to 1920 pixels, and there was zero difference. That doesn't necessarily prove the Blu-ray disc is an upconvert, but it would seem to point that there's not all that much detail to lose.

I don't have this particular DVD to do a direct comparison, although a couple of people I'd asked have told me the screenshots I posted looked pretty much the same to them. I can definitely believe that the BD looks a little better than the DVD, but I bet they're both still from the same standard-def master. It might look better by comparison, but that says more about the DVD than the Blu-ray disc. To be fair, no one else I've seen is saying what I am, so maybe I'm the odd guy out here, but I really don't think I'm wrong here. (All the early reviews of the HD DVD of The Perfect Storm were exceptionally glowing too except for mine, and that shook out my way pretty quickly. Maybe I'll be proven right in the end here too... )

I'll tell you what, though: if some of you guys could post some screenshots from the DVD and give me the timecodes, I'll post the same shots from the BD.
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