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Old 04-10-2015, 02:33 AM   #821
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Just watched the 40th Anniversary Edition and it looks fantastic . A huge upgrade from the 2007 release.
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:02 AM   #822
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His choreography and fights here are amazing, but the plot is the real winner. The idea of going up a pagoda and encountering a new fighter on each level is so cool.
Then the 8-bit NES Kung-Fu game should have gotten awards for writing
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:55 AM   #823
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Then the 8-bit NES Kung-Fu game should have gotten awards for writing
Pretty sure a lot of videogames and some more recent martial arts films have copied the idea enough times that it's become a trope. So even though Lee never finished it, the idea of that story still has its place in pop culture history.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:36 AM   #824
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Pretty sure a lot of videogames and some more recent martial arts films have copied the idea enough times that it's become a trope. So even though Lee never finished it, the idea of that story still has its place in pop culture history.
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Your lack of reading skills amuses me.

I prefer the 40th Anniversary release.

It seems you cannot take a hint.

I have NO lack of reading skills thank you!

Nor do I need to 'take a hint'

You complained about the 2007 release, AND the 2013; bit*hing and moaning about problems on both; yet finally declaring you prefer the 2013.

Trouble is that the problems you describe in the 2013 release don't really exist - and I'm not alone in saying this as you must be well aware.

The transfer is what it is: a pretty faithful rendition of a 1973 35mm film shot on a low budget, that even on its initial release suffered from inconsistencies in both lighting and framing to name but two areas.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:43 PM   #826
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I have NO lack of reading skills thank you!

Nor do I need to 'take a hint'

You complained about the 2007 release, AND the 2013; bit*hing and moaning about problems on both; yet finally declaring you prefer the 2013.

Trouble is that the problems you describe in the 2013 release don't really exist - and I'm not alone in saying this as you must be well aware.

The transfer is what it is: a pretty faithful rendition of a 1973 35mm film shot on a low budget, that even on its initial release suffered from inconsistencies in both lighting and framing to name but two areas.
2007 transfer, aliasing and framing artifacts i.e. soft/blurry edges to the frame, haloing on the edges. The 40th Anniversary does not feature such:

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...y=92#vergleich

Thus, 40th Anniversary release wins.

2007 transfer suffers from bad aliasing, 40th Anniversary release does not:

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...=236#vergleich

40th Anniversary features white clipping i.e. no detail within bright lit areas:

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...=236#vergleich

The sky looks like one big cloud rather than being blue with clouds.

Push towards higher contrast i.e. 'vintage look', rather than natural:

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...=298#vergleich

Boosted contrast aside, producing punchier colours, some white clipping and lowering detail within blacks, I would take the 40th Anniversary release over the poorly encoded, aliasing ridden, artifact ridden 2007 release.

I have always declared preferring the 40th Anni release, you just cannot read.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:02 PM   #827
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That shot of the supposed clipping isn't the best example Tech, I can still clearly see the undulations in the fabric and anything finer (like stitching) is being eaten up by the aliasing anyway. As for the shot of the sifu sitting with the sky in the background, it's not like there's an incredible array of detail that's being blown out, there's more of a difference in tones (old one doesn't look like blue sky & clouds to me, it looks like differing levels of cloud, not unusual in humid HK) which is still there on screen right in the new transfer, only it's a lot lighter. [edit] And here's one that's actually brighter on the old disc, so the new one doesn't have some blanket brightness boost: http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleich...ess=#vergleich

In any case, I like that contrastier, old fashioned look because it fits the film rather well. You can bet your ass that an IB Tech print wouldn't have looked as deathly dull as the old Blu-ray.

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Old 04-10-2015, 02:18 PM   #828
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I agree that 'clipping white' isn't the best term to of used, as the white isn't peak white, but rather it is due to the boost in contrast/difference in contrast between the two transfers.

I like the 40th anniversary release, I agree, its the best that the film has looked on home video, but for some reason the other poster seems to think its the best transfer ever, as you know Geoff, just because one like's something doesn't make it perfect, as most members of this site would come to the same conclusion, we all nit-pick the transfers, even the best ones, but my beef is with that poster, reading what he wants to, where in fact I was merely pointing out the issues with both releases, and as others have said, they actually favour the 2007 release in terms of colour, but if only that poster took their time to view the posts in this thread, they might have a better idea on what is being discussed, rather than, from my point of view trolling, because they aren't providing much else on this forum.

To be honest, I am not going to say anything else on the matter, because it seems as though I am just adding fuel to the fire for the other poster, which I don't want to waste time doing.

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Old 04-11-2015, 12:49 PM   #829
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Got my CA version of this for 12 bucks can't go wrong.
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