die hard blu-ray transfer

tezer

Active Member
Just watched die hard on blu-ray to get me in the xmas spirit and didn't realise how bad the transfer was.or is it Just me?. Hope they will re-do it, after all it is a classic
Tezer
 

MarkusThatch

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I bought the two Die Hard movies on BD when they came out and imported the third from Australia. While With a Vengeance has the best transfer, being the newer movie, I didn't find anything wrong with the first two personally. Both looked fine to me, good even.
 

nwgarratt

Member
I bought the two Die Hard movies on BD when they came out and imported the third from Australia. While With a Vengeance has the best transfer, being the newer movie, I didn't find anything wrong with the first two personally. Both looked fine to me, good even.

Same here.

I also managed to get DH1 and DH2 only for £4 each back when Amazon did their 3 for 2 offer.

The DVD is incredibly soft.

Look at the sign in the lift.

DH1 BD vs DVD

The map inDH2 is clearer.

DH2 BD vs DVD

As expected, DH3 shows the most improvement.

DH3 BD vs DVD
 

MWP1985

Well-known Member
The picture isn't demo material - though the sound is excellent - but it's still decent and a massive improvement over the DVD.

Coincidentally, I watched it again last night and, strangely, it gets me in the Christmas spirit more than almost any other film!
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Watched the first film last Wednesday for the first time in years and I thought it looked great.
 

Nick 81

Active Member
THE best Christmas film of all time, no question. Saving my viewing for Christmas Eve.

The scene where the C4 packed monitor and desk chair go down the lift shaft sounds pretty good. Image is not up to modern standards, but entirely in keeping with 1988. Therefore more than satisfies me.

"Hunt that little &*^% down and get my those detonators"

"Now I have a machine gun, ho ho ho"
 

kingkarl

Distinguished Member
Just like ****ing Siagon ....... you were in junior high ******** :laugh:
 

Matt_C

Distinguished Member
I don't care if it's on BluRay, DVD, VHS, TV or poxy VCD - it's just awesome awesome awesome - and I know what I'm watching Xmas day :smashin:
 

Geoff_D

Distinguished Member
The scene where the C4 packed monitor and desk chair go down the lift shaft sounds pretty good.
Heh. That bit literally broke my right ear about 11 years ago. The explosion goes off, my ear went 'pop' and it's never been right since.

Awesome. :smashin:
 

Matt_C

Distinguished Member
"Attention, whoever you are, this channel is reserved for emergency calls only"
"No f***ing sh*t, lady. Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?"

:D
 

tezer

Active Member
I cant complain about the sound as this is spot on.Just that I have the original true grit and that looks like a better picture to me.Would love to see it improved if possible.
Tezer
 

kingkarl

Distinguished Member
Who is driving that car Stevie Wonder :rotfl:
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
tezer said:
I cant complain about the sound as this is spot on.Just that I have the original true grit and that looks like a better picture to me.Would love to see it improved if possible.
Tezer

Just thank god they didn't do a Predator style 'remaster'

If they struck a brand new 4k print I am sure it would look a bit better but this film will also look dark and dirty as that was the intention.
 

probedb

Banned
I cant complain about the sound as this is spot on.Just that I have the original true grit and that looks like a better picture to me.Would love to see it improved if possible.
Tezer

If you want to pay the movie company the cost of striking a new master and doing the cleanup involved I'm sure they'd be happy to redo it for you ;)

But speaking of which I really need to watch this again before Christmas :D
 

tezer

Active Member
Would of prefered them doing it from the original transfer. But if it was their intention to give it that look so be it
 

probedb

Banned
Would of prefered them doing it from the original transfer. But if it was their intention to give it that look so be it

You're not getting this are you.
 

aceytrixx

Active Member
Damn it! Was gonna pick this up to rewatch over christmas ad I dont think I have my dvds anymore. Bad times.
 

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