The best and worst of Blu-Ray quality

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  1. 2D4EVER

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    Any Kubrick movie will look great. 2001 especially.
     
  2. Hellbilly

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    20 Million Miles To Earth (1957) looks very good for its age. I watched the Ray Harryhausen approved colorized version and I must say it wasn't too shabby.
    Will give the original B&W version a spin soon.
     
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    Vertical Limit looks great on Blu-ray for a mid-90's film.

    Sony have copied Lionsgate's practice and silently reissued this disc with an MPEG-4 AVC encode and a 2008 authoring date...even though this is a 2007 release. The original discs were MPEG-2, so I can't compare with how the old disc's transfer looked.
     
  4. bigdaddyhorse

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    Casino = Awesome BD
     
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    See No Evil (2006) looks much better than the standard DVD, and the True HD dts sound delivers.
     
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    Just about all the Blue Underground flicks look great on Blu. Nice and film-like.. I really couldn't ask for more.
     
  7. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    That really pisses me off too! I was waiting until I got a Blu Ray to get this Disc, but when it didn't have the extras, I just went ahead and bought the UK DVD.


    How does it look? It is only $10 at Best Buy and I love the film, so I'll probably grab it myself. I watched the Road Warrior last night and other than one night scene (which looked horrible!!) the film looked amazing!


    I heard that Full Metal Jacket looks terrible!
     
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    Not terrible, but not much improvment.
    When compared to other BD's it gets worse, but it's still the best looking of any release on any format, easily.
     
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    I know there were two different releases of FMJ. A barebones one right when blu and hd-dvd came out, and then an SE that was released later. I'm not sure if the transfers are different, but I have the latest release and it looks great.
     
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    INGLORIOUS BASTERDS looks great on Blu!
     
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    Seconded.
     
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    Yeah the older barebones release looks horrible. The new one is much better apparently.

    Original Blu Release
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/54/fullmetaljacket.html

    New Release
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1031/fullmetaljacket_de.html
     
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    The Faculty (1998) looks very very good. This and From Dusk Till Dawn are probably my two favorite Blu-ray purchases this year.
    Barebones, but those will do till we get fully fledged special editons (if ever).
     
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    Watched PLANET OF THE APES (original) last night - another old classic that looks astounding in hi-def!
     
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    I just jumped on board with the Blu revolution, so I don't have a lot to compare. But I have to say that both "2001" and "Crank" were both eye-poppingly amazing looking and definitely stand out as excellent showpieces in my admittedly small collection.
     
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    Watched the original Black Christmas. Definitely not one of the better transfers I've seen.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I wonder how good FANGS OF THE LIVING DEAD or VAMPIRES NIGHT ORGY will look on Blu?
     
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    agreed probably the worst quality blu i own or have seen thus far but still better than the dvd quality
     
  19. Hellbilly

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    I just watched this today and yeah, I'll have to agree about the quality.
    It looked a little better when I changed the usual viewing mode on my LCD though, but not very much.
     
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    BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES also looked pretty sweet on blue. Could even see the pattern weave on James Franciscus' t-shirt. It also becomes much more apparent how cheap some of the ape makeup was on the extras.
     

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