PRINCE OF DARKNESS, SCANNERS 2/3, PSYCHO 2/3, DAY OF THE DEAD in Sept: Shout Factory

Discussion in 'High Definition' started by bruce h, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Messages:
    22,688
    Likes Received:
    4,146
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Missouri
    I'd recommend doing that too. Sometimes even if the discs are rattling in a case, they're okay without suffering any scratches.

    If it's just the Blu-ray in the case that's loose, it's very unlikely it would get any scratches, or at least any that couldn't just be wiped off with one swipe of a clean cloth.

    I did get my Scanners set from Amazon today and both discs were intact.
     
  2. CPT HOOK

    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    8,498
    Likes Received:
    3,496
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    US
    No. I didn't even open it. It's definitely both discs though (DVD and blu-ray), because you can hear two thuds when you rotate the case.

    My replacement already shipped and UPS should be picking up my defective copy tomorrow.
     
  3. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    1,108
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Lake Wales, FL
    Ok cool. I was just curious.
     
  4. thing

    thing Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New Zealand
  5. thing

    thing Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New Zealand
  6. ronnie21

    ronnie21 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,312
    Likes Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    63
    its funny how every reviewer says something different, some reviews say that the transfer for psycho II is better than III, and others say III has a better transfer than II.
     
  7. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Messages:
    4,049
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Canada
    Hence the eternal quote on critics and criticism, 'Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.'
     
  8. elDomenechHDG

    elDomenechHDG Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,803
    Likes Received:
    193
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    NYC
    Theoretically the 3rd film should look better than the 2nd simply because it was made after it. Technology was always improving in those days - with each passing year film stocks and shooting techniques were gradually getting better.
     
  9. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2001
    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    139
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    MD
  10. thing

    thing Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New Zealand
  11. chrismac87

    chrismac87 Zombie Eater

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    What makes even less sense is them using the Arrow video release as a comparison, the Anchor Bay disc is DNR'd but not as heavily as Arrow's is. When looking at that transfer compared to any - the other will certainly look a lot better if it hasn't been scrubbed.

    I'd like to see some screen grabs of the Japanese release which I hear features the raw scan of the original HD master with no DNR.
     
  12. thing

    thing Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New Zealand
    The jap version of Dawn looks intersting too, all 3 versions in HD
     
  13. ronnie21

    ronnie21 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,312
    Likes Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    63
    so glad I didn't care for this movie, am not impressed with the transfer screenshots..
     
  14. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2003
    Messages:
    9,178
    Likes Received:
    1,540
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Illinois
    I use to do that. Now I've got a stack of about 20 cases face down that are YEARS past their return dates.

    So I just immediately send them back now. If you don't open them there's zero room for dispute; there's zero issue and zero chance of issues.

    And just to throw in my two cents it looks like Day of the Dead came from the same scan as the Anchor Bay transfer. They boosted the color a bit too much but didn't hose it down with DNR. I'm tempted to hold off, I definitely think a better transfer is possible and inevitable but I'm a Romero freak so I'll pick this up eventually. Better is better.
     
  15. buck135

    buck135 Kanamit

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Messages:
    4,597
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    A dimension of sight, sound and mind.
    Thanks a lot thing. I really didn't need to know about this. I just got through saying that I can't justify spending $99 on the 12 film Friday the 13th boxset. The words Happinet and all three versions of Dawn of the Dead in HD just cannot be ignored by me, especially since I own the other two original Romero zombie trilogy blu-ray's by Happinet. So, I have this $120 box set pre-ordered through Amazon.jp. It comes out on December 3rd for any of you who are crazy enough to be interested.
     
  16. chrismac87

    chrismac87 Zombie Eater

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Own the other Happinet releases of Romero's zombie films you say?

    Can you by chance, mayhaps, post screen caps from the disc for DAY and enlighten us folks on the transfer?? :glasses:
     
  17. buck135

    buck135 Kanamit

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Messages:
    4,597
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    A dimension of sight, sound and mind.
    Lol. Yeah, I'm the guy in the U.S. that spent a fortune to import it. Unfortunately, I don't have a blu-ray player in my PC to take acceptable screenshots. I did do a comparison of my Anchor Bay, Arrow, Happinet and Umbrella blu-ray's of Day recently and found that the Happinet, while having a BD50, looks very similar but slightly superior to the Anchor Bay bd. The Umbrella bd looks slightly worse than the Anchor Bay bd, and the Arrow bd being the worst due to the strange vertical stretching.

    The Happinet blu-ray of Dawn looks promising. It features the 1980 Japanese edit and a brand new HD transfer completed this year for the U.S. Theatrical Cut. I would have loved new transfers for all three versions, but beggers can't be choosers.
     
  18. thing

    thing Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New Zealand
    My copies of psycho II and III and Day of the Dead just shipped :) woooo
     
  19. chrismac87

    chrismac87 Zombie Eater

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I thought the Dawn set was going to include the theatrical version, director's cut and Argento cut no? Haven't heard anything about a Japanese version/cut of the film.
     
  20. buck135

    buck135 Kanamit

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Messages:
    4,597
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    A dimension of sight, sound and mind.

Share This Page