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Jaws BluRay 8/14/12

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by NuttyJim, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. NuttyJim

    NuttyJim Registered User

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    Looks pretty cool how they do restoration of old films to make them BluRay quality. Definitely gonna buy.

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=7943

    [video=youtube;hLWvXaeDzwU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hLWvXaeDzwU[/video]
     
  2. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I hope Steve sent his good friend George this video to show him how you are supposed to restore old films.
     
  3. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    Amity Island fuck yeah
     
  4. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    You restore old films by adding more and more stuff to them. Dur. Or did you not like The Wizard of Oz where the Cowardly Lion beatboxes.
     
  5. Neon

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    I really like remasters that are done with care like this. I'll definitely pick this up.
     
  6. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I like the remake of Casablanca when Bergman says "Play it one more time, Sam" and he gets out the turntables and bumps LMFAO's "Party Rock" more.
     
  7. lockjaaaaww

    lockjaaaaww All out of Bubble Gum.

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    Or in Star Wars when the Storm Troopers fire their Walkie Talkies.

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  8. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Miss Citizen Kane's black friend. "You be crazy Mr. K!"
     
  9. mikeybot

    mikeybot SPANAKOPITA!!!

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    Damn, that does look pretty fucking good.
     
  10. Radioguy

    Radioguy Having it my way since '98

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    I worry about the scenes where Spielberg added animation to accentuate certain effects like water at night, or the shooting stars. I can imagine that looking worse in HD.
     
  11. Floyd1977

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    One thing you have to worry about is that many studios have a habit of scrubbing out natural film grain when they do these types of restorations, remasters, new transfers. Unfortunately it also scrubs out fine detail. This will often make actors look more like wax figures.
     
  12. Neon

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    Watching that trailer and their attention to detail, I highly doubt this will be that. Plus, as time goes by, the technology gets better in dealing with stuff like that. You can compensate with unsharping masks and shit like that. I'll probably wait for a review to see if it lives up to the hype it created.
     
  13. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    Being I do not have a hi-def TV, I doubt (actually, pretty fucking sure) I will buy it. That was an interesting peak on how they do it.
     
  14. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I would think the lack of a blu ray player would have cleared that up before the lack of a HD tv.
     
  15. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    Well, what ding dong would buy a blu ray for a CRT?

    Truth be told, my kids have hi def and my son has a PS3, so if I really wanted to.....
     
  16. FAZ8218

    FAZ8218 Good eeeeeeeevening.
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    My tv and PS3 just did a "hooray" with me.
     
  17. CousinDave

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    I wonder if Universal is doing a similar restoration for Vertigo
     
  18. Floyd1977

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    Supposedy the below are the films that are to be fully restored

    All Quiet on the Western Front
    The Birds
    Abbott and Costello's Buck Privates
    Dracula (1931)
    + the Spanish-language Dracula*
    Frankenstein
    Jaws
    Schindler's List
    Out of Africa
    Pillow Talk
    Bride of Frankenstein
    The Sting
    To Kill a Mockingbird
     
  19. CousinDave

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    hmmmm, I wonder what the hold up is getting Vertigo on Blu-Ray then

    I know there was a restoration back in the mid 90's when it was rereleased in the theaters, but a lot of critics didn't like it for one reason or another.
     
  20. Radioguy

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    I'd prefer Rear Window over Vertigo given the choice of Hitchcock. North By Northwest would also be great.
     
  21. Hog's Big Ben

    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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    Apparently the studio thought so too. It's been out on Bluray for years.
     
  22. Radioguy

    Radioguy Having it my way since '98

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    Ah, but I don't have it.
     
  23. TJLamb0518

    TJLamb0518 Jumping That Shark....

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    Frankenstein AND Dracula???


    Oh, my....if they look good.....
     
  24. Jambi

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    Dude, it's 2012. My 84 year old grandmother passed away a year ago, and she had HD....
     

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