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Old 10-10-2009, 12:20 AM   #1
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Has anybody watched it Yet? Just wondering if the PQ is up to snuff.
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:07 AM   #2
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There haven't been any user reviews posted here yet, but there was a lot of discussion about it being a poor transfer in the Gremlins/WoO thread in the Hot-Deals forum.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:32 AM   #5
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Watched this last night and I must say I was impressed with the picture quality.
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:11 PM   #6
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Watched this last night and I must say I was impressed with the picture quality.
me to I watched it last night ace picture 8 out of 10 true hd sound very good in some parts
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:39 PM   #7
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Watched this yesterday. PQ was fine but don't expect eye-popping visuals. Everything was natural, colors were nice. The audio was a bit dull for me...I had to crank it up louder than usual just to clearly hear the dialogue.
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:13 PM   #8
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I've seen GREMLINS many times and I felt that this transfer was by far the best i've ever seen-- far better colors (without smearing like the dvd), some
"pop" in the outdoor scenes like in the beginning, and overall better clarity than in any other version.

I think the problem is that the movie has not been given any kind of remaster-- the movie is low budget and it looks like it-- many scenes look "just okay" but that's always how the movie looked.

Bottom line I was very pleased by the blu-ray upgrade and it's well worth buying if you like the movie.
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:18 PM   #9
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There is a review from this site.
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Gremli...y-Review/1581/
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:51 PM   #10
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i thought it was a little grainy, like christmas vaction. But what do you expect for a movie over 20yrs old. Compared to the DVD, I gave it an 8 out of 10. Gizmo is still "Caca"& Phobe Cates is still hot!
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Thanx Much Guy's. Always Good advice on this forum. I will pick it up today.
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:21 PM   #12
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I've seen GREMLINS many times and I felt that this transfer was by far the best i've ever seen-- far better colors (without smearing like the dvd), some
"pop" in the outdoor scenes like in the beginning, and overall better clarity than in any other version.

I think the problem is that the movie has not been given any kind of remaster-- the movie is low budget and it looks like it-- many scenes look "just okay" but that's always how the movie looked.

Bottom line I was very pleased by the blu-ray upgrade and it's well worth buying if you like the movie.
That is the problem. People that are saying that it looks a lot better than the DVD are not watching them together, or back to back. There is some guy who owns a theatre forum that posted his review of it, and I found it to be the most accurate and honest. If anybody knows what I'm talking about please post it.
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i thought it was a little grainy, like christmas vaction.
It wasn't DNRed to death, so of course it has grain.
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That is the problem. People that are saying that it looks a lot better than the DVD are not watching them together, or back to back. There is some guy who owns a theatre forum that posted his review of it, and I found it to be the most accurate and honest. If anybody knows what I'm talking about please post it.
Do you have the link?
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:57 PM   #15
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Here it is.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/foru...emlins-blu-ray

This is from one of his posts-
Tony,

I will wait for others to chime in to answer that question. I
didn't have time to compare the DVD and BD transfers but
I am going to guess that this isn't a major upgrade from the
standard DVD release. There's nothing extraordinary about
this BD transfer other than the fact you do notice the subtle
improvements in image quality due to being on high definition.
Based on the amount of debris in the print I am guessing this
is the same transfer. Even the extras look to be the exact
same as the DVD.

As I said, nothing special here over what the original DVD
probably looked like.

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Old 10-10-2009, 07:22 PM   #16
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its good and better then the dvd, but dont expect to be blown away. id say its a little better then an upconverted dvd.
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It would be funny if later this month, theres better picture quality on the gremlins blu ray in Europe.
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Here it is.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/foru...emlins-blu-ray

This is from one of his posts-
Tony,

I will wait for others to chime in to answer that question. I
didn't have time to compare the DVD and BD transfers but
I am going to guess that this isn't a major upgrade from the
standard DVD release. There's nothing extraordinary about
this BD transfer other than the fact you do notice the subtle
improvements in image quality due to being on high definition.
Based on the amount of debris in the print I am guessing this
is the same transfer. Even the extras look to be the exact
same as the DVD.

As I said, nothing special here over what the original DVD
probably looked like.
He also wrote...

"On a whole, GREMLINS looks very good on Blu-ray and
quite representative of how I remember it looking back in
1984. It appears no major remastering was done here.
There's nothing eye-popping about this transfer. It still
looks like something released from that period without
any kind of degradation."
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:00 PM   #19
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It would be funny if later this month, theres better picture quality on the gremlins blu ray in Europe.
Don't worry, that won't happen. Warner releases are the same discs worldwide.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:03 PM   #20
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I'm happy with the transfer.
I do remember though in July's copy of Bluray Review there was a section where Joe Dante said that the Bluray was suppose to come out this year for its 25th Anniversary but they were not happy with the transfer so it will be delayed till 2010.
I wonder if Warner said F*** it in the end and released it anyway.
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