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Old 12-22-2012, 05:40 PM   #106
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The two Second Sight releases I have are region free (ROTLD and Basket Case Trilogy). Even though the Basket Case Trilogy is mentioned as Region B in any press/website I've seen, it is actually region free.

So I can only guess that these future releases may be as well, but really it depends on their contracts so err on caution until it is out there.
Have you checked out the extras on the first Basket Case? The feature length doc, radio spots and production/promotional galleries work fine, but the other extras don't. Does yours work? Wondering if this is a defective disc...
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:44 PM   #107
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My friend got me the steelbook of Return of the Living Dead and my region-free player is broken for the time being. For the time being, what special features on this disc do/do not work on region-locked players?

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:45 PM   #108
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My friend got me the steelbook of Return of the Living Dead and my region-free player is broken for the time being. For the time being, what special features on this disc do/do not work on region-locked players?

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The movie and the More Brains! documentary work fine, everything else won't. Unless you have a Samsung blu-ray player, which I have and it plays everything on the disc.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:05 AM   #109
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And let me be clear. I am NOT launching a Kentai-style attack on this restoration effort based on screenshots. What I am saying is that these images look vastly different than they have in the past--which might be a cause for concern.
It just occurred to me, the Image transfer was originally prepared for NTSC DVD which has a shallower color depth then Blu-ray HD. When that transfer was dusted off for the Blu-ray they didn't go back to the original telecine and work down from there re-doing everything. They must have used the last step of the 2k master before they downconvered to NTSC DVD.

If you look at the 4k scans you'll notice the colors aren't radically different. Green is still Green. Blue is still Blue. Etc. There's just more of a variation between shades. The sky shows an excellent scale of blues that's frankly impossible to see on DVD. Those kinds of things are adjusted before being put on NTSC be it VHS or DVD.

This isn't like Halloween or Coppola's Dracula. All we're seeing is the HD format doing what it does better then NTSC DVD. Details and color.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #110
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The movie and the More Brains! documentary work fine, everything else won't. Unless you have a Samsung blu-ray player, which I have and it plays everything on the disc.
What model Samsung player, and does it play other region locked stuff or just do PAL conversion? Tried any R2 dvds on it?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #111
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What model Samsung player, and does it play other region locked stuff or just do PAL conversion? Tried any R2 dvds on it?
It's really weird. I do not claim to know all that much about the technical aspects of how these things work, but my Samsung home theater plays all of the extras on the Arrow region free blus which most other players will not play. It will not play anything but region A and region free blus, but for instance the extras on Arrow's region free blus and the all the extras on Second Sight's Return of the Living Dead blu play no problem. So it basically just does a PAL conversion on blu ray discs, but it will only play region 1 DVDs though which makes no sense to me at all. It does PAL conversion on a blu ray disc, but not on any region 0 PAL DVDs. I don't get it. Unless there are two different lasers that play the blu ray and DVD discs? Like I said, I'm not that educated on the technical aspects of how these players work. I know there are people on the board who know a lot more about the inner workings than I do. Maybe they can explain why this is.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:13 PM   #112
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It's really weird. I do not claim to know all that much about the technical aspects of how these things work, but my Samsung home theater plays all of the extras on the Arrow region free blus which most other players will not play. It will not play anything but region A and region free blus, but for instance the extras on Arrow's region free blus and the all the extras on Second Sight's Return of the Living Dead blu play no problem. So it basically just does a PAL conversion on blu ray discs, but it will only play region 1 DVDs though which makes no sense to me at all. It does PAL conversion on a blu ray disc, but not on any region 0 PAL DVDs. I don't get it. Unless there are two different lasers that play the blu ray and DVD discs? Like I said, I'm not that educated on the technical aspects of how these players work. I know there are people on the board who know a lot more about the inner workings than I do. Maybe they can explain why this is.
I'm not sure either, but I doubt there are 2 lasers inside. Sounds like yours is set free for bd region, but not for dvd. Then no one set it to freak out when faced with PAL, it just converts like most old dvd players did. Strange that some protections were turned on while others weren't, but congrats
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #113
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Re-animator is selling for under $10.00 on Amazon right now.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...e-animator+blu
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #114
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Have you checked out the extras on the first Basket Case? The feature length doc, radio spots and production/promotional galleries work fine, but the other extras don't. Does yours work? Wondering if this is a defective disc...
So it sounds like this set is like the Living Dead set in that only some extras will work? That's a little disappointing.
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So Drinkenstein said the Basket Case Trilogy and all its extras are region free in the Re-Animator thread so maybe there is something wrong with your disc Mark. Can anyone else chime in and confirm this one way or another?
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #116
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So it sounds like this set is like the Living Dead set in that only some extras will work? That's a little disappointing.
don't know a thing about the basket case disc, but the CotLD BD was region all but had some of its extras encoded with PAL, which is why most north american players couldn't play them. could that be the case here?
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #117
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don't know a thing about the basket case disc, but the CotLD BD was region all but had some of its extras encoded with PAL, which is why most north american players couldn't play them. could that be the case here?
Anything that's not HD content on a UK release that's "Region Free" is still going to be PAL, so yes, if you don't have a player that can convert PAL to NTSC or play PAL content, those features will not work on your player.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:20 PM   #118
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I'm not sure either, but I doubt there are 2 lasers inside. Sounds like yours is set free for bd region, but not for dvd. Then no one set it to freak out when faced with PAL, it just converts like most old dvd players did. Strange that some protections were turned on while others weren't, but congrats
If I understand correctly, there should be three different lasers in a Blu-Ray player, one for Blu-Ray playback (405 nm blue laser), one for DVD playback (650 nm red laser) and a third for CD playback (780 nm near-infrared laser).
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don't know a thing about the basket case disc, but the CotLD BD was region all but had some of its extras encoded with PAL, which is why most north american players couldn't play them. could that be the case here?
Different companies... Basket Case (Second Sight) and City Of The Living Dead (Arrow)
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:02 PM   #120
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German release date 9/27/13! Two Blu-ray discs with one DVD.

Translation and compilations of the Capelight Pictures Facebook announcement: http://www.kentaiblog.com/2013/08/re...n-classic.html

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While the unrated version will be included on disc 1, still the question disc 2 to Blu-ray. And Yes, it is the "integral version" - which contains the extended story sequences of the TV version and the sex & Gore part of the unrated version. All new scenes are been scanned completely by the way just like the unrated version in HD.
Extras will mostly be the same it appears: http://www.kentaiblog.com/2013/08/re-extramator.html

Hopefully the UK release will be announced soon.
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