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Old 11-30-2015, 03:12 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.
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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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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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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   #1605
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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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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   #1607
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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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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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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   #1610
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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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