Seven Blu ray

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  1. steve69bez

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    PlayUSA.com : Seven on Region 1 DVD

    I have seen this is coming out on 3rd March in the US anyone know any details about this release, hopefully its not a bare bones disc and has Finchers retouched version
     
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    UK price £11.99. :eek: :thumbsup:

    As long as it looks and sounds great, I'd settle for bare bones - I have the extras already.

    Steve W
     
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    My concern is that it might be a release like the Vanilla Canadian Sin City, then a few months later an ultimate edition comes out! If my mind serves me correctly Seven was New line wouldnt that mean that it has a high chance of been region free
     
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    Another Alliance release so like Elm Street, Dusk till Dawn and Sin City it will probably lack any extras. But at that price, cant complain
     
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    Elm street was locked wasn't it???

    Sin City & Dusk till Dawn are free.

    So hoping this is region free.
     
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    Yes it is. I am not interested in extras anymore so my only requirement is decent picture and sound.

    I won't be getting this anyway as I stil only watched the DVD once and I have had the DVD for nearly 10 years now.
     
  7. JimmytheSaint

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    Got my copy from Playusa this morning.
    The transfer is the best I have ever seen of this film to date, although there is alot of grain still present from the original, the detail in the blacks is excellent. The rear cover states 1080i, 16x9, 1.78/2h07m.
    There are no extras whatsoever and the movie starts without a menu, but a screen stating there is a pop-up menu. When you press the pop-up menu, you get a choice of audio; dtshd 5.1 master, dolby & french 2.0.
    I haven't seen the film for sometime, but the audio seems dynamic and engaging.
    Anoyingly, the cover also has the French 'sept' written on it and the spine.
    Can't complain too much though for £11.99. :)
     
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    Well theres plenty to complain about seems as it is in the wrong aspect ratio. :thumbsdow
     
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    Yup, forgot to mention that after watching Silence of the Lambs in it's native 1:85 format. I think the other poster above is right. The US version will likely be 2:35:1, 1080P with extras galore! It is probably worthwhile holding out.
     
  10. Geoff_D

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    So it's definitely not in 2.35 then? Alliance's covers have been very wrong on a number of occasions, not least regarding the 1080i/p issue...
     
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    No, it's definately 16:9
    I'll check later to confirm if the disc is specifically outputting 1080i on my bd pc.
     
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    I can confirm definately 1080i,as previous poster states PQ is very good.
     
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    Oops,duplicate post!
     
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    Wrong ratio = No Sale !
     
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    16:9 is not an aspect ratio for film or Blu-ray, though many Blu-ray covers still use that description so people don't feel they are being short changed. It's how a TV outputs the picture and it's the description for how an anamorphic transfer of a regular DVD fills up the screen, so maybe there is a misunderstanding here ? If someone is just reading that of the cover it's basically meaningless.

    With Blu-ray 16:9 can mean anything, from 2.35:1 to 1.33:1, so if JimmytheSaint or malkit are aware of the difference between aspect ratios and could clarify the issue that would be great. Whether the DVD is 1080i or 1080p is of considerably less importance in comparison.

    I find it difficult to believe that they would bring out the Blu-ray of "Seven" in the wrong aspect ratio. If this is framed in the wrong ratio then for most fans of the film it would be irrelevant whether this is a good transfer otherwise, because it would be a crass misrepresentation of the film.
     
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    Nope, it is 1.85:1 rather than 2.35:1.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Indeed, why do this? It's unbelieveable that this should be happening at all. 11.99 is a complete waste of money I think for half the product. I'll think I'll hang on for a proper release.
     
  19. Jim Morrison

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    Thankfully I hadn't opened mine, so it's going back to PlayUSA for a refund.
     
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    There's a really good colour correction/framing featurette on the special DVD, after seeing that I could never bring myself to see this great film in the wrong aspect ratio. Hopefully there'll be a bells and whistle American version soon (and region free to boot too).
     
  21. Geoff_D

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    Yep, it's definitely 1.85 (well, 1.78 to be exact :D ) and it's also 1080i, to add insult to injury.

    Edit: At least my PS3 thinks it's 1080i. It won't output it in 1080p24...
     
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    Oh dear,another crap transfer,these disc manufactuers quality control leaves a lot to be desired.:thumbsdow

    Saved me buying the garbage,thanks.:devil:
     
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    If they've released this as a full-screen version, I'm surprised they didn't also digitally insert a light bulb into all those scenes where they are poking around in the dark, then we could have been rid of the black bars and the dark gloomy rooms, that'll show those pesky elitist film-makers ;)
     
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    hmm ... can't decide whether to buy ... sometimes I do prefer a picture with a full 1080 lines at 16:9 rather than 600 or so lines at 2.35:1 - depending on the movie of course ;)

    Jon
     
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    It may be an idea to look at the actual film, rather than the lines and pixels. There is a review up at DVDBeaver. The film was shot open matte, so there is a gain in image, but opening up the image up ruins the careful compositions and robs the framing of all tension. This way it looks like a TV movie. If you care for the art of cinematography, especially in a film so carefully designed as this one, then I'd wait for a decent release.
     
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    They have used the HD cable TV version which is why it is 1080i. At least with open matte you are not actually missing anything but what is right at the top and bottom is not supposed to be seen. I hope there is no microphones hanging down on the edge of the frame.
     
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    Not noticed any microphones, booms etc. I have the HD 1080i cable version, but this is far superior & of course the sound is in dtsHD. I think this is a newer version prepped for HDTV distribution. Other than the aspect ratio (which some, I might add, prefer), I think the transfer & sound are excellent!
     
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    Fixed that for you. ;)
     
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    Might as well add that 'opened up' Super 35 presentations like Se7en usually share a common top line with the 2.35 extraction, which is why (in such cases) you'll rarely see things like mics hanging down.

    You can clearly see from the screenshots at DVDBeaver that there's way too much space at the bottom of the frame rather than the top, which ruins the carefully balanced 2.35 composition. Look at the actors' faces in every shot: they all inhabit the top part of the frame.
     
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    Somebody, somewhere clearly has something against this film. My DVD, bought before I understood the difference, is not anamorhically enhanced, and now this travesty of a BD transfer for one of my all time favourite films. I really wish the studios would realise that when it comes to gold standard picture and sound quality equipment, we demand gold standard picture and sound quality transfers. If anyone from Warner is reading that is why I refused to buy your inferior transfer of Zodiac and waited (admittedly impatiently) for the Paramount US release. I will do the same for se7en.
     

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