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Old 01-18-2016, 04:07 PM   #7401
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Same with my Best Buy. They have about a half dozen sitting in the horror section since last year. Doesn't seem like a hot item.
That's not really the case. The planogram changes about every 4 months, and the last movie reset that most stores had included a lot of horror titles... including the digibook.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:17 AM   #7402
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If it does get a 4k scan the perfect time to do it would be in two years for the 40th anniversary.
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:17 AM   #7403
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That's not really the case. The planogram changes about every 4 months, and the last movie reset that most stores had included a lot of horror titles... including the digibook.
That may be the case but the ones at my local BB are the same ones that were there since last year. The markings on the packaging prove it.
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:33 AM   #7404
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Wasn't the 2013 scan in 4K for Halloween? It's like the third time that film was scanned in the last 15 years, so it would be weird if they didn't go all out for it.
There's never been any evidence that it's 4K. I've researched it pretty hard. I have read interviews from Dean Cundey on how they went back to the original film elements and nothing 4K was ever stated. The page inside the digibook calls it an "HD" transfer which suggests 1080p/2K and surely they would have advertised this as 4K. Anchor Bay is also a relatively small studio and 4K transfers were considerably more expensive 3-4 years ago compared to today and they weren't likely to spend that kind of money.
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There's never been any evidence that it's 4K. I've researched it pretty hard. I have read interviews from Dean Cundey on how they went back to the original film elements and nothing 4K was ever stated. The page inside the digibook calls it an "HD" transfer which suggests 1080p/2K and surely they would have advertised this as 4K. Anchor Bay is also a relatively small studio and 4K transfers were considerably more expensive 3-4 years ago compared to today and they weren't likely to spend that kind of money.
Yeah...they would have gone "wild" letting us know if it had received a 4K transfer
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:09 AM   #7406
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Wasn't the recent new cinema release, at the same time as the 35th Anniversary blu-ray, advertised as 4K?
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:24 AM   #7407
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If it's not 4K then it's one of the best 1080 transfers I've seen. The PQ is amazing on this release.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:48 AM   #7408
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I watched Dressed To Kill the other night. It's a 2K transfer and it's got nothing on Halloween.

If Halloween is 2K, then it's the best I've seen. I can't detect any egregious "sharpening" or "enhancement" at all.
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:28 AM   #7409
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Guys, a good modern 2k scan of 35mm is pretty comparable to a 4k one. Often the only difference is some resolved grain. Also Dressed to Kill looks amazing.
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Nothing wrong with Dressed To Kill but in terms of improvement over previous versions of the same film, Halloween is head and shoulders above it, in my opinion.
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:39 AM   #7411
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Guys, a good modern 2k scan of 35mm is pretty comparable to a 4k one. Often the only difference is some resolved grain. Also Dressed to Kill looks amazing.
John Schuermann work consults for Panamorphic (anamorphic lens maker for front projection) discussed over at AVS not too long ago how most 35 mm films did not benefit from 4K scanning based on testing that was involved. Some did, but most did not. Indeed, the higher quality, newer scanners and particular film elements used are most key.
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Old 01-21-2016, 02:59 PM   #7412
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As long as the film to video transfer has got some >2K oversampling going on (even if it's 'just' 3K as with the ARRISCAN) then a 2K end product can still have that 4K 'look' that other such movies have on HD Blu-ray.
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