best transfers?

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  1. charles

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    My list for best dvd picture would include;-

    Spartacus(r2),u571(r2),talented mr ripley(r2),gladiator(r1),virus(r1),showboat(r1),stuart little(r2).

    Anyone else have any favourites?
     
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    Charles,

    I would add Toy story(ies), Galaxyquest, Notting Hill, First Contact and Any Given Sunday, it does have Cameron Diaz [​IMG]

    but on the whole, I've been pretty chuffed with the quality of the latest films I've bought and they're nearly all in anamorphic
     
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    The New Line Platinum edition of Se7en has been remastered and had the colour balance altered to better reflect the mood of the film.

    This has to be one of the best transfers I have seen - also, the sound's particularly good - they have generated a 6.1 soundtrack from the original 5.1 source - there's also a little feature on the extras disk which tells you about how they did all the remastering.
     
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    The best picture I have seen is on "A bug's life" (complete digital transfer).
    As well "The Nightmare before Christmas" looks great, so do some other non-animated movies. All R1 ...
     
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    Starship Troopers R1 is pretty good quality.
     
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    In this case i dont think Digital Transfers should count as everything done this way is going have a great picture.

    IMHO Starship Troopers, Gone in 60 Seconds, Ghostbusters, Mask of Zorro and Rush Hour have the best transfers.

    I also want to add that in a few years we will not be doing this sort of poll as all movies will be shot digitally (like SW:Episode 2). All movie transfers shot digitally will be exactly the same quality. It also means we will see a much higher benefit when we see HD-DVD!

    [This message has been edited by DaBuzz (edited 04-02-2001).]
     
  7. t-force

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    You can add Channel 4's Ultraviolet to all the above mentioned discs. I got it from Play 247 yesterday, and it really is a most impressive picture. Shame it's only in Stereo. If anyone is into Cult TV (especially Buffy/Angel), and hasn't come across this little known BRITISH gem of a TV series, then I recommend this very highly. A huge shame that Channel 4 pulled the plug on it.
     
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    The best picture i have seen,apart from all the obvious ones is 'Alvarez Kelly'.A western from 1966.Unbelievable transfer quality.
     
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    Reiner....Just got "The Nightmare Before Christmas" R2 and this too is an excellent transfer...
    martinc

     
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    The best Ive seen is Air America, like a photograph all the way through.
     
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    Just like to add my support for the Se7en: Platinum Edition, which looks and sounds absolutely fantastic, and put forth American Psycho (R2) which does a magnificent job of handling the clean white interiors without a trace of digital artefacting or dot crawl. Whatever your opinion of the film, the transfer is simply sublime.

    With regards to U-571, am I mistaken or isn't this a **** transfer in the UK, as the R1 disc was 2.35:1 and the UK version is cropped to 1.85:1? Any feedback on the US disc would be much appreciated.

    Beek1
     
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    " A SIMPLE PLAN " reg 1 is a great transfer with the outdoor and snow filled backdrops.also an under rated film.
     
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    Is that the R1 version?.I have it and it is good,but it's not anamorphic,and could be better.

     
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    The Region1 "Singin in the Rain" is an amazing demo of the quality available off dvd. Beautiful master. Looks better than 99% of stuff shot today.

    "To Kill a Mocking Bird" is really nice too.

    Its really interesting to watch fantastic masters of classic films. The improvement in quality instantly takes away the feeling that you are watching an "artifact" : from the past , and you can suddenly appreciate the film on its own terms away from the historical.

    To Kill a Mocking Bird in particular looks and feels very modern.
     
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    R0 HK movies 2000AD and The Storm Riders have perfect prints.
     
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    Mr.D ,
    Enjoyed your feedback on the technical side and was wondering if you could recommend any older classic which you have come across to be very well done technically.I would be more than anxious to look for these as I appreciate what you have been saying so far...

    With Thanks
    martinc
     
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    I would like to mention older films that have been remastered. I think Alien R1 is the best transfer from an old film. I mean it is almost 22 years old now and the picture and sound are absolutely fantastic. You wouldn't recognise the film.
    The Dark Crystal R1 is also another film that falls into this category.
    There is no excuse for a dodgy transfer these days with proof like this that they can do it with any film, no matter how old it is!
    Neil [​IMG]

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    That's pretty lame Milhouse!

    http://members.tripod.co.uk/Neildo/index.html
     

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