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Old 06-07-2016, 01:40 AM   #7821
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Just got the Umbrella edition in today. THIS is what the film should look like!
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:11 PM   #7822
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Concur - mine showed up a couple of days ago and while I haven't watched the whole thing yet (Hey, I have a bunch of American Ninja to get through! Dont judge me!), I did take a quick look. The picture is gorgeous and the disc plays fine, even the extras.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:22 PM   #7823
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I've never had any particular problem with the TT disc -- sometimes the blue darkness becomes a bit overbearing, but at other times I prefer the look to the garish daylight of the DVD transfer -- but I'm tempted to go for this release anyway. Call it the act of an idle blu-ray consumer who just got a nice little tax refund.

What I've gathered is that the picture is certainly no worse than the TT release, just minus the blue? Effectively the same otherwise?
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:44 PM   #7824
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What I've gathered is that the picture is certainly no worse than the TT release, just minus the blue? Effectively the same otherwise?
It's an older transfer, and isn't as pristine as the TT release. But it's minus the blue and darkness, which makes it better overall.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:10 PM   #7825
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Actually, after watching the film again the blue tint just doesn't make sense the way it's edited. It's not until the Barbara character get to the house is there a montage showing the setting sun - so why would it be tinted blue prior to that? Perhaps graying the brightness minus a tint would suggest a cloudy sky, but a blue tint is simply wrong when viewing the montage.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:13 PM   #7826
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It's an older transfer, and isn't as pristine as the TT release. But it's minus the blue and darkness, which makes it better overall.
Plus it has a great interview with Tom Savini.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:51 AM   #7827
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Just placed an order for the Australian release of this. I knew about the improved color timing but didn't realize it also has more special features until after I placed the order and looked at the back over image on this site, so... score!
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:16 PM   #7828
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Actually, after watching the film again the blue tint just doesn't make sense the way it's edited. It's not until the Barbara character get to the house is there a montage showing the setting sun - so why would it be tinted blue prior to that? Perhaps graying the brightness minus a tint would suggest a cloudy sky, but a blue tint is simply wrong when viewing the montage.
Bingo!
This was brought up before, somewhere between page 20 and 50 or so I'd guess but really proves the changes weren't as intended as some think they are. The first and last 5 minutes of the TT disc look amazing, the rest is just different shades of ****ed.

For others who may have missed lots of this thread, the changes were literally phoned in by the DP and done by a non-skilled monkey. Phoned in is true, he said on twitter he talked to them (on the phone) about what they wanted to go for, so some tinting/dimming was requested, just nothing near what we got and certainly shouldn't have started so early (or been far more subtle early to make the sunset montage make sense). Were it monkey or man who did them has yet to be proven.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:33 PM   #7829
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I can't help but feel bad for said monkey. I wonder if they realize they done f***** up.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:40 PM   #7830
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Bingo!
Were it monkey or man who did them has yet to be proven.
i thought it was the cat..

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Old 09-07-2016, 12:42 PM   #7831
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I can't help but feel bad for said monkey. I wonder if they realize they done f***** up.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:50 PM   #7832
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Is this the Aussie version -> https://www.amazon.ca/Night-Living-D...ead+%281990%29

It says Region B & A while the product description says it won't play in NA players. I know amazon isn't the most reliable but want to make sure.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:51 PM   #7833
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Is this the Aussie version -> https://www.amazon.ca/Night-Living-D...ead+%281990%29

It says Region B & A while the product description says it won't play in NA players. I know amazon isn't the most reliable but want to make sure.
yes that is the Aussie version
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:57 PM   #7834
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yes that is the Aussie version
So will it play in my locked 'A' player? One of the reviews said the special features may not play (something about being in 50khz while our players only read 60 or something like that). Also, some are saying it's region B but their region A players still work?!?
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So will it play in my locked 'A' player? One of the reviews said the special features may not play (something about being in 50khz while our players only read 60 or something like that). Also, some are saying it's region B but their region A players still work?!?
Check your player's manual. If it says it can handle 50hz and 30fps, than yes you will be able to watch the extras... Most American players cannot. There are some that can...

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So will it play in my locked 'A' player? One of the reviews said the special features may not play (something about being in 50khz while our players only read 60 or something like that). Also, some are saying it's region B but their region A players still work?!?
I have the disc and can confirm that it's region free and all the extras, even the SD ones, play on an average US player (IE: it's all 60khz).
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The 1990 disc plays fine on Region A. If you had the limited edition, the extras on the original NOTLD were the trouble spots on Region A. The movie still plays fine, though.
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:19 PM   #7838
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Thanks all. I'll assume that's a pretty good price if I use marketplace (19.13 + 3.49 s&h), at least up here in the north. Very unlikely I'll find it any cheaper or in a bargain bin or a pawn shop (unless I go downtown Toronto but still wouldn't hold my breath).
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