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Old 11-30-2015, 03:14 PM   #1601
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So what's up with the 5.0 rating of Carlotta Films release of Body Double 4k master? Isn't TT's also 4k? Is it due to different reviewers or different treatment of Carlotta vs TT?

"The release is sourced from Sony's 4K remaster of Body Double, which will almost certainty remain the definitive presentation of the film on the home video market."

The reviewer does not specifically say "Carlotta's release...will almost certainly remain the definitive presentation of the film..." just the 4k scan will, but he gives it a 5.0 while TT's gas 4.0.
Perhaps it's just encoded better. Sourced from the same master doesn't necessarily mean that they'll look the same on disc.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:15 PM   #1602
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So what's up with the 5.0 rating of Carlotta Films release of Body Double 4k master? Isn't TT's also 4k? Is it due to different reviewers or different treatment of Carlotta vs TT?

"The release is sourced from Sony's 4K remaster of Body Double, which will almost certainty remain the definitive presentation of the film on the home video market."

The reviewer does not specifically say "Carlotta's release...will almost certainly remain the definitive presentation of the film..." just the 4k scan will, but he gives it a 5.0 while TT's gas 4.0.
It is purely down to different reviewers giving their personal opinion.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:52 PM   #1603
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It is purely down to different reviewers giving their personal opinion.
Ahh ok, thanks. I posed the same question over at the French thread.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:35 PM   #1604
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Perhaps it's just encoded better. Sourced from the same master doesn't necessarily mean that they'll look the same on disc.
That's part of it, and also personal preference too, but 4/5 for the TT is too low, it looks absolutely stunning IMO.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:07 AM   #1605
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The Carlotta edition looks better to me and certainly sounds better. Not a huge improvement picture wise, but it is noticeable.
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Old 12-20-2015, 03:58 AM   #1606
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That's part of it, and also personal preference too, but 4/5 for the TT is too low, it looks absolutely stunning IMO.

People complain about TT and its business model, but that's one thing I'll give them. The compression on TT releases are generally solid and don't have all the issues that you see with other labels (Kino, Criterion, etc).
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:52 AM   #1607
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Because it's an Australian release hack job and I doubt Sony supplied anything.
Actually there have been some pretty solid Australian releases that have actually been just as good, or better, than the international counterparts. Umbrella are usually pretty good with the titles they put out, as are Cinema Cult. If we had the market for it in this country, they could become like Arrow, Scream Factory or even Criterion.
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Old 02-06-2016, 03:53 AM   #1608
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Actually there have been some pretty solid Australian releases that have actually been just as good, or better, than the international counterparts. Umbrella are usually pretty good with the titles they put out, as are Cinema Cult. If we had the market for it in this country, they could become like Arrow, Scream Factory or even Criterion.
Cinema Cult? Please. They released an SD upscale Blu-ray of Flesh for Frankenstein. Their Blood for Dracula was okay but not spectacular.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:44 AM   #1609
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I'll have to defer judgement here because I import all my movies instead of buying local. It started with DVD as a reaction to the ratings logos but the downgrade in local packaging really just becomes symbolic of the overall lack of care put into local releases. At their best our releases seem to be good overseas transfers dumped to disc and at their worst old DVD transfers with more room to breath on blu ray. The local releases I own are:

BLOOD FOR DRACULA
BODY DOUBLE
DEAD RINGERS
ROMPER STOMPER

Three of these are 1080i and ROMPER STOMPER is also censored.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:39 AM   #1610
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UK it the one to get https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...A3P5ROKL5A1OLE $16 .
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:54 PM   #1611
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I found a copy of the TT release on eBay today "Like New" for $40. I'm happy with that price, seeing how this goes for typically much higher, the shitty BD-R version is almost $30, and I am not region free.
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I found a copy of the TT release on eBay today "Like New" for $40. I'm happy with that price, seeing how this goes for typically much higher, the shitty BD-R version is almost $30, and I am not region free.
Don't buy that. Just import the upcoming UK release. It will be region free (even if you're not). Currently only 12.99 + P&P (and they'll also take the VAT off that at checkout).
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:32 PM   #1613
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Don't buy that. Just import the upcoming UK release. It will be region free (even if you're not). Currently only 12.99 + P&P (and they'll also take the VAT off that at checkout).
That's OK. My OCD is large enough to not want foreign ratings labels and BD cases. The TT version was $30 while it was in print, I'm totally OK with $40 OOP. Thanks though!
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:21 PM   #1614
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That's OK. My OCD is large enough to not want foreign ratings labels and BD cases. The TT version was $30 while it was in print, I'm totally OK with $40 OOP. Thanks though!
Ignoring how insane that is, Indicator said they will use reversible covers like Arrow, so no ratings logos on the flipside.
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I still don't understand that side of movie collectors.
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Me? I just want the best overall package in terms of price, package, PQ and the film actually playing in my player. I'm not going to pay 10 bucks for one version just because it doesn't have as many logo's on the package.
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The Indicator Body Double just got its first review on DVDCOMPARE.NET, and the news is good.
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Me? I just want the best overall package in terms of price, package, PQ and the film actually playing in my player. I'm not going to pay 10 bucks for one version just because it doesn't have as many logo's on the package.
That makes two of us
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:20 AM   #1619
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I still don't understand that side of movie collectors.
I can't buy a Blu without a giant rating on the sleeve.

In fact, I'd prefer it if they skipped the cover art altogether and just typed the title in Courier New, 12 pt and the rest was a supersized BBFC certificate (front and back, natch).

That's my OCD talking.
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:36 PM   #1620
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I still don't understand that side of movie collectors.

I'm baffled by the slipcover obsession. I don't keep any, because it looks so much better uniform throughout. Also, gatefold and special packaging? No thank you.

But in the end, to each their own, right?


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