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The Thing.

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by BadAss, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. BadAss

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    Been a long time since ive seen this and only have it on LD. So I was wondering which version is the best on DVD. R1 or R2? Dont care about extras just want good PQ/SQ.

    Cheers Kev.
     
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    Just checked Play and they have it for £7.99 on R2. Any good?
     
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    r2's great. fantastic disc for picture and sound (but to a lesser extent). Pity you ain't interested in extras cos this discs a beut. fantastic docu and possibly the best commentary ever (between Russell and Carpenter). Great film.
     
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    Cheers. The Thing now on order. :D
     
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    enjoy... that's a bargain.
     
  6. Adam Barratt

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    If you're looking for the disc with the best picture and sound quality, this review might be worth a look; especially the regional comparisons.

    Adam
     
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    That's the one i have and I imagine the one BadAss has ordered but I have to say I think that review is more than a little ridiculous. They are comparing the transfers of a what... a 25 year old medium-to-low budget film to Titanic, which is only a few years old and was the most expensive film ever made at that time. Of course the picture's going to be better on Titanic (even though the film's ****e)

    However is was under the impression the transfer was anamorphic... I could well be wrong though.
     
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    I'd have thought comparing The Thing to Titanic was hugely unfair... to Titanic.
     
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    Titanic is an absolute pile of toilet. Get The Thing R2, as neither R1 or R2 are anamorphic and NTSC vide looks awful non-anamorphic.
     
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    Hmm, the picture quality isn't great, IMO - lots of edge-enhancement which shows up quite a bit with the high contrast snow scenes. Very distracting on a big screen. Which is a shame, as it's a great film with good extras and, like you say, a fantastic commentary.

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
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    yea sorry I am still using my 25" 4:3 until my new w/s arrives, a bit hard to judge the pq on that:rolleyes:
     
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    Belive it or not, I had never seen The Thing until I bought the region 2 DVD. I was very impressed with both the film and the DVD.

    All this talk has put me in the mood to watch it again:)
     
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    Well, its in the post. Just wondering if there will be much difference between the DVD and LD.
     
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    Comparing the R1 DVD and the MCA Signature Collection NTSC LaserDisc's pictures, there really wasn't much between them. Colour was slightly better on the DVD.

    If you have the choice, get the R1 DVD. Even in NTSC it puts the PAL disc to shame.

    Adam
     

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