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Old 10-22-2014, 10:14 AM   #1241
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There was another dvd comparison on capsaholic but their page has vanished for some reason. The dvd which had the warmer colours in that comparison was the non-special edition version.
AKA the non-anamorphic Laserdisc master used for the 1996 THX-Laserdisc. They ported that master over on the first DVD Release in 1999 (Trilogy Boxset).

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Exactly right, those THX LD transfers for 1 and 2 were orangey as ****, and even the BD versions still carry a slightly warmer cast whereas the remastered DCP of DH1 I saw last year had a more neutral look, with pinker skin tones and more vibrant reds and blues.
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Yes for DH2 see this comparison:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/comparisons.../c_d/diehard2/

It's the middle one of the three screenshots.

There was another dvd comparison on capsaholic but their page has vanished for some reason. The dvd which had the warmer colours in that comparison was the non-special edition version.
I sure as hell won't be buying the THX-Laserdisc or the first pressing of the DVD which has the LD transfer ported over that's for sure. The colours for that LD non-anamorphic print are even warmer and flatter then the BD, and combined with the low resolution, it really has no redeeming factors whats so ever. Thanks for the heads up.

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Exactly right, those THX LD transfers for 1 and 2 were orangey as ****, and even the BD versions still carry a slightly warmer cast whereas the remastered DCP of DH1 I saw last year had a more neutral look, with pinker skin tones and more vibrant reds and blues.
To be honest I didn't notice much of a issue with the BD of Die Hard, it looked pretty solid to my eyes but no doubt that DCP you saw was much improved. Die Hard 3 could look a lot better as well yes, but even so I don't have a issue with that BD either, but I know a lot of people do. I just simply hate the BD of Die Hard 2 so much. It's easily the worst of the 3 transfers to BD simply because of the colours which stick out like a sore thumb compared to the others.
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To be honest I didn't notice much of a issue with the BD of Die Hard, it looked pretty solid to my eyes but no doubt that DCP you saw was much improved.
Actually, it was hardest to tell with Die Hard. The Blu-ray looks decent and when you're watching it in a theater, you don't necessarily know about the real nuances of the image, like the grain structure or whether the depth of the image is just how big it is vs. the image actually being better. One of the only reasons I knew it was the improved DCP is I had seen a DCP of it in mid-to-late 2012, and noticed aliasing on the credits, which was now gone.

The three original films were each more visibly improved than the last. The colors in Die Hard With a Vengeance really popped and all that harshness was replaced by pleasing, natural-looking detail.
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I sure as hell won't be buying the THX-Laserdisc or the first pressing of the DVD which has the LD transfer ported over that's for sure. The colours for that LD non-anamorphic print are even warmer and flatter then the BD, and combined with the low resolution, it really has no redeeming factors whats so ever. Thanks for the heads up.


To be honest I didn't notice much of a issue with the BD of Die Hard, it looked pretty solid to my eyes but no doubt that DCP you saw was much improved. Die Hard 3 could look a lot better as well yes, but even so I don't have a issue with that BD either, but I know a lot of people do. I just simply hate the BD of Die Hard 2 so much. It's easily the worst of the 3 transfers to BD simply because of the colours which stick out like a sore thumb compared to the others.
One of the benefits of the first pressing DVD is the sound mix. From memory there is a 2 channel stereo mix along with the 5.1 mix, and the 2 channel stereo mix has really great dynamic range throughout. Again, it might be sourced from the LD, which would explain the difference.
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