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Old 01-04-2016, 11:23 PM   #1261
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To be fair I haven't watched them since getting a bigger TV, so maybe they're not 5/5 PQ anymore, but they are certainly good looking enough to still satisfy, I expect.
I remember thinking Blu-rays like The Dark Knight and Pulp Fiction looked great when I was watching them on my old TV, then when I got a bigger one I couldn't believe how unimpressive they were, and in the case of The Dark Knight, absolutely horrendous.

I've watched Kill Bill on my newer TV and the Blu-rays do hold up but it does have that dated master look and maybe the contrast is a bit too high in places.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:58 PM   #1262
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I thought Pulp Fiction looked fabulous. It's soft in the way that photochemical anamorphic finishes usually are, but it's no less gorgeous for it. [Geoff reads his old review] Ah yes, there was a tiny lick of EE and some filmic instability but apart from that it's luvverly.

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Old 01-05-2016, 12:00 AM   #1263
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i got the dvds and want to do bluray but i'm thinking about doing double feature instead
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:11 AM   #1264
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I thought Pulp Fiction looked fabulous. It's soft in the way that photochemical anamorphic finishes usually are, but it's no less gorgeous for it. [Geoff reads his old review] Ah yes, there was a tiny lick of EE and some filmic instability but apart from that it's luvverly.
I thought it looked good aside from that tiny lick of EE and sometimes I thought there might have been a dash of filtering applied. I realize anamorphic can sometimes give a little of this look, but I was just looking closely at the screencaps and it seems a little something was done. I actually thought Jackie Brown looked a bit more film-like (although it too seemed to have a tiny hair of EE). But, I have no real complaints about these two.
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I thought Pulp Fiction looked fabulous. It's soft in the way that photochemical anamorphic finishes usually are, but it's no less gorgeous for it. [Geoff reads his old review] Ah yes, there was a tiny lick of EE and some filmic instability but apart from that it's luvverly.
There are Blu-rays out there which I believe are from the same master without pre-color correcting and fixed contrast and they just look horrible. The EE is there in every frame and it's still there in the US disc but it's less noticeable because the colors in the US disc draws attention away from the halos. It's like what Criterion did to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

It could definitely look a lot better. I have some 35mm material of Pulp Fiction and it looks stunning. I will say though that the colors on the Blu-ray are pretty accurate but there is still some annoying EE and slight DNR which makes some scenes look too digital.

I think Lionsgate/Miramax did a much better job on Jackie Brown.
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:35 AM   #1266
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I thought it looked good aside from that tiny lick of EE and sometimes I thought there might have been a dash of filtering applied. I realize anamorphic can sometimes give a little of this look, but I was just looking closely at the screencaps and it seems a little something was done. I actually thought Jackie Brown looked a bit more film-like (although it too seemed to have a tiny hair of EE). But, I have no real complaints about these two.
Jeez, that's not a dash, it's barely a hint of a tad of a smidgen. I'd gladly hand over my King Of NitPickers '95 crown to the person who could tell those two encodes apart in motion from their regular seating distance.

When it comes to anamorphic I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt re: softness (I know you weren't convinced about Matchstick Men either), my mind doesn't automatically think it's been fudged with. A much more recent example would be Rogue Nation, it's 35mm anamorphic and there's plenty of in-camera softness throughout which I caught in the cinema and at home.
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Jeez, that's not a dash, it's barely a hint of a tad of a smidgen. I'd gladly hand over my King Of NitPickers '95 crown to the person who could tell those two encodes apart in motion from their regular seating distance.

When it comes to anamorphic I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt re: softness (I know you weren't convinced about Matchstick Men either), my mind doesn't automatically think it's been fudged with. A much more recent example would be Rogue Nation, it's 35mm anamorphic and there's plenty of in-camera softness throughout which I caught in the cinema and at home.
Oh, I didn't mean to illustrate any meaningful difference between the two encodes - I was just using that shot to illustrate the lack of film grain structure. I do get now how 35mm anamorphic can be soft, but there's hardly any grain there which led me to be a little suspicious. Even more was visible on Matchstick Men although, of course, specific film type, settings, etc. can effect that.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:01 AM   #1268
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Does anyone have the boxset of Vol 1 and 2 that's currently on Amazon UK for £8.99? If so is it just the two regular releases in a sleeve? Thanks.
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Does anyone have the boxset of Vol 1 and 2 that's currently on Amazon UK for £8.99? If so is it just the two regular releases in a sleeve? Thanks.
Based on the pictures from this eBay listing, it looks like the Amazon UK box you mentioned is as you suspected.
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does anyone know the sku for the kill bill vol 1 steelbook for best buy, i cant find it online

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Oh, I didn't mean to illustrate any meaningful difference between the two encodes - I was just using that shot to illustrate the lack of film grain structure. I do get now how 35mm anamorphic can be soft, but there's hardly any grain there which led me to be a little suspicious. Even more was visible on Matchstick Men although, of course, specific film type, settings, etc. can effect that.
It was shot anamorphic on 50D. A new high quality scan might reveal a bit more obvious grain structure but it would still be very grainless film.
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Kill Bill 1 and 2 w/ UV are in the database now. Cover art should be updated soon.



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For someone who doesn't own these two films on Blu-ray (or DVD for that matter), which are the best releases to get in terms of PQ?
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The American Disney releases are better than the European Studio Canal releases that have some DNR applied to them.
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The standard US releases look great. You can often find the 2-pack for $10 or less.
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Where's ''The Whole Bloody Affair''?
Tarantino really need to release it, it would be great to see it as one film only.
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The Lionsgate Vol. 1 & 2 Double Feature is only $7.88 in the Walmart dump bin. Includes InstaWatch digital copies. You can't beat that, not even with a stick.
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The American Disney releases are better than the European Studio Canal releases that have some DNR applied to them.
Are the UK released Disney versions free of DNR etc?
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The Lionsgate Vol. 1 & 2 Double Feature is only $7.88 in the Walmart dump bin. Includes InstaWatch digital copies. You can't beat that, not even with a stick.
Best Buy is selling it for a buck less + $7.50 Hateful Eight cash.
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