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Rate your dvd discs picture quality

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by haujobbz, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. haujobbz

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    I just wanted to hear your views on which films you think have a good picture and bad one, this way we can see if its down to the disks or our players quality.

    Here some of my views :starwars pt 2 - very good ,very crisp

    :shawshank redemtion- ok.old looking

    :cableguy - good to verygood,quite crisp

    :u571 - very good and crisp,slight noise

    :superman - verygood,crisp,mild artifactin

    My setup is a denon 2800 mk2 @ panny 37 inch pw5, audioquest 100.00 component leads fed through pal progressive scan :zonked:
     
  2. Squirrel God

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    Sorry, haven't got time to do them all now. Maybe later.
     
  3. Dutch

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    Hi,

    Finally got around to watching my R2 version of Kelly's Heroes last night. Great film - superb DVD! The picture quality is brilliant for a 33 year old film, and the 5.1 sound is a great improvement. As Oddball would say - "woof,woof,woof." As this is another of those old MGM films that Warner acquired, I hope they can do a similar job on the forthcoming Where Eagles Dare.

    Steve
     
  4. Stevo99

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    My version of Shawshank redemption is quite good, wouldn't really say old looking
     
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    Also I was impressed with a lot of my 'older' DVD's. Ones like Only Fools and Horses, back from the late 70's and 80's yet the DVD quality is fantastic, BBC done a really good job on them
     
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    THis is hardly definitive, but The Italian Job has such a great picture for the age of the film: it really blew me away. I'm sure I've got newer films with better pictures, but this disc really jumped out at me when I watched it.

    However, the M*A*S*H film on DVD is virtually unwatchable: perhaps the worst mainstream transfer ever? It's worse than VHS...
     
  7. Bristol Pete

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    in my collection has to go-to

    Swordfish - Region 2. Crystal Clear.

    The Mexican - Region 2. Again, very very good.

    U571 - region 1 special edition. totally cinematic.

    Cap:smashin:
     
  8. luv ya jen

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    old films + brill picture= the great escape
     
  9. Loafer316

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    For me even if it's old now...Region 1 Blade is excellent in terms of the clarity of the print. As well as Region 1 Rush Hour. Both films were the first i bought in early 1998.
     
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    Bicentennial Man - Robin williams, last time i looked had very strong vivid colours and a well focused, sharp picture quality. 'chick flick'.


    ntsc progressive.
     
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    There are way too many modern movies on DVD that have superb transfers to comment on here, so how about a few 'classics' that have received a brilliant transfer...

    Citizen Kane R1 - stunning B&W clean up job, the forthcoming R2 SE will have to go some to beat this.

    North By Northwest R2 - after seeing this film so many times on TV in crap P&S form using pretty rough prints, the DVD was a revelation.

    Notorious R1 - Criterion's marvellous SE of this early Hitchcock classic. The cheap R2 has a pretty good transfer too, but if you're a true Hitch fan the Crit is worth spending the extra cash on. Ditto for the Crit Spellbound & Rebecca.

    The Day The Earth Stood Still R1 - beautifully restored monochrome print (and much better extras on R1).

    Them! R2 - another beautifully restored B&W print.

    Suspiria R1 (actually R0) - Anchor Bay's wonderful treatment of Argento's dazzling Technicolor bad dream!

    Many more but that'll do for now.
     
  12. haujobbz

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    Are most of you using plasma screens to evaluate these films, why i say this is because most crt tv,s tend to look good on a lot of dvds but on plasmas they seem to work ok with old films and amazing with the latest movies due to the latest digital film equipment used in new films:)
     
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    Older films do not necessarily look bad. It all depends on the quality of the transfer. In the case of Shawshank Remdemption, there was clearly no attempt to clean up the image, giving the grainy & variable picture on the DVD. I lot of the WB discs are lazily produced (ie Blade Runner etc).

    as for AOTC, there is no better image quality than is presented on that DVD
     
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    this could all depend on the different dvd players outhere. i have played dinosaur region 1 on one of those cyberhome cheapys, and the picture is terrible. went into my lounge and played the same disc on a pioneer dvl500 region 1 player,and the picture was excellent even better than the panasonic q system i tried after that.
     
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    Jaws is a Disc that amazed me, what a brilliant picture for such an old film. The Disc is pretty cool too:smashin:
     
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    even the wizard of oz.......look how good the quality is on that! and the movie is as old as the hills
     
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    Ahhh The Wizard of Oz,
    Ham I take it you mean "Steve Irwin" The mighty Croc wrestlin Wizard of Oz:rotfl: ...............Oh I'am so sorry that was a bad joke:blush: .
    I know what you mean though. What a crackin picture. Here is another one, not as old though but still a very good movie, Das Boot. Apart from Crimson Tide, Which was good but, I dont think there's a film yet that can make you fell so closed in. Scary, sad but very very good:smashin:
     
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    quite fancy das boot,on superbit ........wizard of oz every one should have, i got the deluxe box for 18 quid! the time machine [1960] is another, these are the movies us children of the early 70,s loved[ christmas day 1974 for the wizard of oz]the time machine i think i first saw one saturday evening early 1970,s.. and was amazed....we didn,t have video in those days but we did lots of drawings at school on monday morning!
     
  19. haujobbz

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    aotc what film is that:rolleyes:

    I want this film,could be good for testing.
     
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    AOTC - Star Wars: Episode 2: 'Attack of The Clones'

    It was shot on ludicrously high resolution digital cameras, digitally transferred onto DVD. In theory it is a reference quality video source. The audio pretty funky too.

    Whether it makes the film any better is another question.....
     

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