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Old 04-04-2014, 04:43 PM   #401
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I have owned the sphere set since it came out back in 07, the Phantasm II disc upscaled looks better than this Blu-ray which is kind of sad.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:07 PM   #402
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Wow that is pretty red.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:34 PM   #403
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This is probably a dumb question but I wonder if anyone went with just the SF DVD for the extras? Gonna order something for 5% off just to get two free $10 coupons and I was gonna get this. Torn between the Blu-Ray and the DVD, especially if the Blu-Ray doesn't look that great. It seems like there's a lot of material on the BD, I want to make sure all of it is on the DVD since that's why I'd be getting Shout's.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:01 AM   #404
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Surprised people are using caps-a-holic as a real reference. I've noticed their imaged tend to be "seasoned". Things like colors are different than when viewing a film (and I've compared against 4 different tv's so it's not color settings. They seem to be capturing not the source image from the video stream, but what's on their screen or desktop, and so the color settings and such associated with their player/PC/etc.. I only occasionally went there, but have recently looked at a good amount of their caps comparisons and I can definitely see "seasoning" with caps of disks I am familiar with.

You can only do a decent comparison after calibration once you see the film in motion or pause it in motion, because a screencap isn't using the same decoding. If you have a PC and the ability, pause a movie, screencap the image, open that image up in a new window, and switch between it and your paused film and there will be a good difference.
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:08 PM   #405
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I've always found caps-a-holic to be very reliable.

I have both the UK Anchor Bay DVD and the Blu-ray, and they look the same to me on my TV as the caps on that site.

Also, has anyone else noticed that the red tint has actually been increased in the Blu-ray from even the Universal DVD?

During the scenes on the red planet, the rocks appear to be a light brown color on both DVDs and now on the Blu-ray they are completely red. I don't know about others but when viewing this scene on Blu-ray, it really takes me out of the film.

I'll be sticking with my AB DVD from now on, as not only does it have better colors, it also doesn't have bad black crush, and has significantly less cropping in certain scenes opposed to the Blu-ray.
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:21 AM   #406
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Is this a mediocre transfer for Shout Factory? That would be an obvious yes. Is the blame a lousy HD source master that Universal provided them with? Probably. Will Universal actually go back and properly restore it? Don't hold your breath. If you don't already have the Region 1 DVD it's better than nothing.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:44 AM   #407
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As far as I'm concerned, this isn't a horrible bluray. It's a little soft, yes. It's not perfect but it looks pretty good. I own the region 2 DVD and while it does look good upscaled, i can't say it's better than the blu-ray. Some shots are but others, not so much. There is a much warmer palette from the Universal master. You can't please everyone and this blu-ray surely won't dazzle you but it's a far cry from terrible. Would i love a full restoration? Obviously. Am i happy seeing the movie on this blu-ray until that happens? Quite.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:07 AM   #408
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I wished they would release this one on blu-ray. The wait if unspeakable. In my opinion, this is the best of the series.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:18 AM   #409
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I wished they would release this one on blu-ray. The wait if unspeakable. In my opinion, this is the best of the series.
? Been out since last March...
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:20 AM   #410
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? Been out since last March...
Been out since March 2013 actually I have the Sphere set and I'm not very convinced about the PQ on this one. However as a fan of the film, is this BD worth for the extras?
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:42 AM   #411
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Been out since March 2013 actually I have the Sphere set and I'm not very convinced about the PQ on this one. However as a fan of the film, is this BD worth for the extras?
Yep and the better picture and sound I own the sphere set as well.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:09 AM   #412
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Yep and the better picture and sound I own the sphere set as well.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:12 AM   #413
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Yep and the better picture and sound I own the sphere set as well.
I didn't understand, did you mean the BD of Phantasm II has better picture thtan the R2 UK Sphere DVD?
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:44 AM   #414
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Been out since March 2013 actually I have the Sphere set and I'm not very convinced about the PQ on this one. However as a fan of the film, is this BD worth for the extras?
March, 2013 is last March.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:02 AM   #415
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March, 2013 is last March.
Oh, I thought March 2014 was last March? It must be different in English then
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:09 PM   #416
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March, 2013 is last March.
March 2013 would be 2 Marches ago... Last March implies the most recent time that month appeared which would be March 2014, and therefore incorrect.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:55 PM   #417
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I've always just done it as last x month being last year, and this x month being this year, so last March being last year, and this March being this year.
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March 2013 would be 2 Marches ago... Last March implies the most recent time that month appeared which would be March 2014, and therefore incorrect.
Maybe it's a regional thing, but in my experience "Last March" has always meant "March of last year." Much in the sense that, if it's December 26, and I refer to "last Christmas," I don't mean "yesterday." To me, March 2014 is this March, not last March. And I'm sure that's what the person who initially said "last March" meant.
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Maybe it's a regional thing, but in my experience "Last March" has always meant "March of last year." Much in the sense that, if it's December 26, and I refer to "last Christmas," I don't mean "yesterday." To me, March 2014 is this March, not last March. And I'm sure that's what the person who initially said "last March" meant.
Typically, if I was referring to this year, I would tend to say "this past March" - if last year, I would say "March of last year". Different regions, different conventions.
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