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Old 12-12-2017, 03:41 AM   #81
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well DVDsavant just reviewed RUBY and didn't mention the issues, so they must have fixed the black screen issue? (or worse, the reviewer didn't really watch the film so he didn't notice? who knows?)

https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/72653/ruby/
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:28 AM   #82
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well DVDsavant just reviewed RUBY and didn't mention the issues, so they must have fixed the black screen issue? (or worse, the reviewer didn't really watch the film so he didn't notice? who knows?)

https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/72653/ruby/
DVDSavant is the last reviewer I would look to for info on image quality. I would not be shocked if he watches his films on a 13" B&W TV.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:30 AM   #83
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I'm watching the fixed Ruby now. I have no idea what footage was missing. I didn't notice any. But thankfully, they did make things better on the visuals. An admirable move from a company that dates to my childhood. Still the same scan. There's softness and blurr. Still dark. But there are no more choppy blocks or minecraft eyes so far. It's an honest view of that scan. No idea how they achieved this? Maybe a quick day at vinegar syndrome? The best they could do with the weight of black friday order packaging? But it's a very noticeable upgrade. It doesn't have that video-like appearance anymore. A pain, but satisfyingly worth price paid.
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:38 AM   #84
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DVDSavant is the last reviewer I would look to for info on image quality. I would not be shocked if he watches his films on a 13" B&W TV.
He's also chummy with Kit Parker and the VCI guys so not likely to diss them period.
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He's also chummy with Kit Parker and the VCI guys so not likely to diss them period.
Oh Great Mr Kit (damn meddling blu ray kids, why do they like images to be so sharp!) Parkers buddy.
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:44 AM   #86
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Received One Million BC from Deep Discount today (order placed 10.16).

How do I tell if this has the REMASTERED disc?

Codes on the disc I received:
Barcode (UPC): 089859903021
Matrix Code: 3453-BR-0020VCI0930 BD17110072
Mastering SID Code: IFPI LW42
What are the markings or codes for the replacement discs?
See next post for answer!

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Old 12-20-2017, 10:48 PM   #87
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All right! Reba @ VCI sent me the answer:

Original Pressing : CDV/CA BD170701010
Case has square corners on the left side and rounded corners on the right.

Revised Pressing : 3453-BR-0020VCI0930 BD17110072
Case has rounded corners on all sides. Shrinkwrap has an overlap on back side.

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We watched One Million BC the last two nights (night 1: movie - night 2: commentary).
If you enjoy these old movies, then I would highly recommend this one to you. The remastered disc looked great to us. No problems with either the picture or audio.

Having recently watched its remake, One Million Years BC with Raquel Welch, we were very conscious of the plot similarities and differences. But we both agreed that we enjoyed the 1940 film over the 1966 release. Note: we're both great fans of Harryhausen, so we would own that BD of the 1966 in any case.

Considering the technologies available in 1940, the back projection of the lizard fights, snake and bear in swamp, and climactic lizard fight with the Rock Tribe were well done and very enjoyable. The elephants with the woolly mammoth costumes were also great. Heck, even the guy wearing the dinosaur costume had a fun element for us.

The commentary was informative and nicely paced. My wife commented that she enjoyed that the speaker, Toby Roan, paused to let some scenes play (not like some commentators who fill the track with endless talk for the length of the picture). I completely agreed. And unlike many commentaries which add no value for me (and are quickly turned off), this commentary kept my attention and provided interesting history(ies) of the film and those associated with it.

The other extra (a photo gallery) played longer than expected IN A GOOD WAY. It was not just a few lobby cards in foreign languages like many of these photo galleries tend to be. Particularly enjoyed the Carole Landis cheesecake photos in her "Wilma Flintstone" attire. OK, it may not impress like Raquel's fur bikini, but IMO, Carole is far cuter (and sexier).

For all the deservedly bad rap that VCI gets, I think they did a fine job with this remastered release.

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Old 12-22-2017, 06:24 PM   #89
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I ordered One Million B.C., Ruby, and Satan's Cheerleaders during this sale, and the items have shipped already (at least a couple of them, anyway).

I specified in my order for the corrected versions of the applicable discs.
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Received my 9.99 copy from Amazon/Sprocket Vault and it is the revised version.
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I ordered One Million B.C., Ruby, and Satan's Cheerleaders during this sale, and the items have shipped already (at least a couple of them, anyway).

I specified in my order for the corrected versions of the applicable discs.
I received these in the mail today.

One Million B.C. is the corrected disc version.

How do I know if my Blu-ray of Ruby is the corrected version? (I haven't seen any word on codes, etc.)
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How do I know if my Blu-ray of Ruby is the corrected version? (I haven't seen any word on codes, etc.)
I would also like to know this. The discs look identical to me...
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I've reached out to VCI. Will post what they reply.
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