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Old 07-24-2017, 05:21 PM   #21
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Managed to take a couple of grabs. The new resto is definitely superior in detail, and it's more black-and-white than grey now. And machine noise is nowhere to be seen. Still, CG's encoding is problematic (see Amarcord), featuring macroblocking and banding.

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Here's a couple of examples of the encoding....
https://image.ibb.co/jfFeqQ/Algeri_17_15.png
https://image.ibb.co/jxDAx5/Algeri_issue.png

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Old 07-24-2017, 05:50 PM   #22
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Managed to take a couple of grabs. The new resto is definitely superior in detail, and it's more black-and-white than grey now. And machine noise is nowhere to be seen. Still, CG's encoding is problematic (see Amarcord), featuring macroblocking and banding.

Comparison

Here's a couple of examples of the encoding....
https://image.ibb.co/jfFeqQ/Algeri_17_15.png
https://image.ibb.co/jxDAx5/Algeri_issue.png
Wow, that's a pretty noticeable improvement. I saw the restoration in theaters, my first time seeing the movie, and I think I'll be waiting for an English-friendly release of the new restoration rather than picking up the Criterion... Here's hoping a UK company can release it.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:23 PM   #23
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Looks like this restoration is coming from Cult Films in the UK:
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=22342

Now that Criterion has officially upgraded a BD to use a new 4k scan, I wonder if they'll do the same for this in the US... All the extras on the Criterion release are mighty tempting.
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