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Old 12-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #261
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Worst-looking Blu-ray I have ever seen. I had to get rid of it.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #262
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Worst-looking Blu-ray I have ever seen. I had to get rid of it.
Wow,really? I have this recorded and watched about half of it last night before I fell asleep(It was late)I enjoyed it and will hopefully watch the rest of it later....I was thinking to myself that it looks like a future Blu-ray purchase.....
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:21 PM   #263
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Worst-looking Blu-ray I have ever seen. I had to get rid of it.
You haven't seen enough then. I'm assuming the UK disc has the same transfer as the US one (both are released by Tartan so I imagine they are). If that's the case then it's nowhere near the worst out there. It's not great by any means, but certainly much better than the DVD.

I think the review of the US disc sums it up pretty well:
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There will be those who write off Oldboy's 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer from the outset. It's grainier, grittier, murkier, and altogether uglier than anything Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance has to offer. But it's important to separate Park's intentions from Tartan's efforts to effectively evaluate the film's high definition presentation. Simply put, Oldboy is a grainier, grittier, murkier, uglier film by design. Chung Chung-hoon's raw, visceral photography not only sets an appropriate tone, it perfectly embodies and nearly literalizes Oh Dae-su's descent into madness. To that end, Tartan's Blu-ray transfer makes several substantial strides past its DVD counterparts. Its palette is more accurate, colors are more vibrant, blacks are deeper, contrast is more dependable, and detail is far more rewarding. Unfortunately, several technical issues make Park's stomach-churning visuals even more difficult to digest. Errant artifacting occasionally swarms the proceedings (the most obvious instances occur in the scenes surrounding the 1:19:00 mark), ringing affects key shots, crush is a persistent (albeit arguably inherent) problem, and spiking source noise becomes downright unruly at times (particularly during the film's sobering third act). But while it can be difficult to discern where Park and Chung's intentions end and Tartan's flawed transfer begins, educated eyes should be able to draw a reasonable line between the two. Ultimately, such shortcomings shouldn't dissuade anyone from buying Oldboy or the Vengeance Trilogy, but they nevertheless prevent the film from leaving the same lasting mark as its predecessor.

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Old 12-17-2013, 06:38 PM   #264
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yes it is the same release as the u.s. I compared them when I got my steel back then... some parts actually look really good in my opinion... some parts are rough yes but it was probably intended to be that way... fantastic movie, not a bad blu at all, and a great looking steel... I plan on keeping mine
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Well a remastered version is comming next year

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Old 12-17-2013, 07:17 PM   #266
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Well a remastered version is coming next year
Well then I will wait for that if I am indeed going to buy it,thanx.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #267
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You haven't seen enough then. I'm assuming the UK disc has the same transfer as the US one (both are released by Tartan so I imagine they are). If that's the case then it's nowhere near the worst out there. It's not great by any means, but certainly much better than the DVD.
Hell no. It was barely an upgrade from the DVD. It looked downright awful.

And if it is a decent transfer I doubt they would go to the trouble of remastering it.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:34 PM   #268
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Hell no. It was barely an upgrade from the DVD. It looked downright awful.

And if it is a decent transfer I doubt they would go to the trouble of remastering it.
Director himself said the blu never got a proper transfer,so a remaster will help this out
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:42 PM   #269
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And if it is a decent transfer I doubt they would go to the trouble of remastering it.
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Director himself said the blu never got a proper transfer,so a remaster will help this out
It's not about the BD. Park wanted to revamp the film itself. With the digital remastering, he tinkered with the colors to get it to how he originally envisioned, and removed any dust, and scratches that were present when originally filmed.

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"It's very old, as it was made during the analog age. It was a pity to see dusty, streaked prints being screened all over the world. I’ve wanted to make a digital version for a long time,"

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Old 12-17-2013, 10:17 PM   #270
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Well a remastered version is comming next year

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So now another 10yr Anniversary edition is being released??
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:48 PM   #271
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In Korea at least. We'll have to wait and see if/when Tartan releases it in the US/UK.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:28 AM   #272
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So now another 10yr Anniversary edition is being released??
At the bottom it says release 2014
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:29 PM   #273
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With the news of the coming remaster, and the multiple extended delays, I cancelled my pre-order.
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