Jaws BluRay 8/14/12

NuttyJim

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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]
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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

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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.
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.
 

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

 

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

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Damn, that does look pretty fucking good.
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
I would think the lack of a blu ray player would have cleared that up before the lack of a HD tv.
 

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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.....
 

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I wonder if Universal is doing a similar restoration for Vertigo
 

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
 

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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


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.
 

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

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Ah, but I don't have it.
 

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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


Frankenstein AND Dracula???


Oh, my....if they look good.....
 
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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.
Dude, it's 2012. My 84 year old grandmother passed away a year ago, and she had HD....