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House of Flying Daggers R3 - disc check please!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Smurfin, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Smurfin

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    Just been watching House of Flying Daggers and my R3 review copy has shown some terrible compression problems throughout the movie; think a ripped DVD with 30-40% compression and you wouldn't be far off :eek:

    Before I write this one up, can someone please check their copy and let me know if this issue is consistent? Surely the poorest DVD for picture that I've seen for a loooong time, which is a shame as the soundtrack is a corker, and the movie superb:) (though I haven't finished watching it yet).

    The most obvious issues are during the opening credits.

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    Matt
     
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    Mine is fine with good quality picture and great dts sound. Didnt notice any compression artifacts.
     
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    You sure? What size display are you viewing on?
     
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    smurfin it aint you dude i bought this dvd not long ago and yes it has awfull picture and does most defo look like a pirated disk. The sound is still very good though.
    To be fair even the case looks like its been printed. I know it aint pirated as lets be honest cd wow > all
    It is sad to see a major film like this get such a poor dvd release though.
     
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    Thanks:)
     
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    Well had a nother look at one scene - the drum scene and yep theres quite a few artifacts and some blurring problems - its not really bad like say the HK dvd of Momento mori etc but still annoying. Not sure why i didnt notice the picture before? was too busy enjoying the lovely Zhang Ziyi to notice :D
    Still it was cheap and it will be awhile before the R2/R1 dvds are out.
     
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    yes it is bad! edko are a proper company and there release of "hero" was almost HDTV quality but daggers does look like a bad telecine! they did the same with hero(released an inferior copy to satisfy the masses) then released the 2 disc version which improved on everything hopefully they do this with daggers too as i cant bring myself to watch it knowing there might be a decent quality version coming along soon! :mad:
     

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