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Old 02-25-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default What's your top 5 worst blu transfer picks?

I'm still a newbie when it comes down to BDs and I've heard a lot about how some older movies have had some really crappy transfer jobs (either because the studio behind it was lazy and/or because they just want an easy buck). Well anyway, I was just curious as to what you all think about this and to list your top 5 worst transfer jobs on blu. Also, I think it'll help other newbies and veterans alike with their future blu purchases by warning them of what to avoid (even though this site does list bad blus that exist already...I just want to know what everyone's opinion is).
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:53 PM   #2
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I'm still a newbie when it comes down to BDs and I've heard a lot about how some older movies have had some really crappy transfer jobs (either because the studio behind it was lazy and/or because they just want an easy buck). Well anyway, I was just curious as to what you all think about this and to list your top 5 worst transfer jobs on blu. Also, I think it'll help other newbies and veterans alike with their future blu purchases by warning them of what to avoid (even though this site does list bad blus that exist already...I just want to know what everyone's opinion is).
Dumb & Dumber wasn't a very good transfer. It looked like the DVD essentially. The same can be said about 28 Days later.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:59 PM   #3
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40 year old virgin has some quick cuts that look bad, that's probably the worst I own other than BS Dracula (I know Dracula is supposed to look a certain way, it still doesn't look good imo).
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Most of the films in Tiers 4 and 5 of this list look bad:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1168342

That is a handy list of good and bad movies in terms of PQ on BD.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:04 PM   #5
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The problem with "bad transfer" threads is that most people don't distinguish between a bad transfer and poor source material. 28 Days Later is often incorrectly cited as a bad transfer, but there is nothing wrong with the transfer. That's how the movie was shot and that's how it's always going to look.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:08 PM   #6
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:09 PM   #7
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The problem with "bad transfer" threads is that most people don't distinguish between a bad transfer and poor source material. 28 Days Later is often incorrectly cited as a bad transfer, but there is nothing wrong with the transfer. That's how the movie was shot and that's how it's always going to look.
My mistake then.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:21 PM   #8
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The first release of Full Metal Jacket was atrocious - the image seemed to consist of pulsating artificial grain. Took it back to the shop from whence came, and swapped it for something else...
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The problem with "bad transfer" threads is that most people don't distinguish between a bad transfer and poor source material. 28 Days Later is often incorrectly cited as a bad transfer, but there is nothing wrong with the transfer. That's how the movie was shot and that's how it's always going to look.
Agreed.


The five worst transfers so far are:
1) Patton
2) Gangs of New York (original release)
3) Gladiator
4) Full Metal Jacket (original release)
5) The 40 year old virgin

and I must mention Goodfellas. Gggrrrr.



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The first release of Full Metal Jacket was atrocious - the image seemed to consist of pulsating artificial grain. Took it back to the shop from whence came, and swapped it for something else...
The rerelease with the dark cover is quite good.
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The problem with "bad transfer" threads is that most people don't distinguish between a bad transfer and poor source material. 28 Days Later is often incorrectly cited as a bad transfer, but there is nothing wrong with the transfer. That's how the movie was shot and that's how it's always going to look.
I own over 100 blu's and they all look good to me. The only ones that I may have a prob with is 28 Days Later until the last 5 minutes but Obviously we know why the transfer is like that. And Miami Vice. I dont know if this falls under poor source or bad transfer. The daytime scenes are great but the night time scenes have a lot of fuzz. Anyone know why? Got Em!!
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Agreed.


The five worst transfers so far are:
1) Patton
2) Gangs of New York (original release)
3) Gladiator
4) Full Metal Jacket (original release)
5) The 40 year old virgin

and I must mention Goodfellas. Gggrrrr.



The rerelease with the dark cover is quite good.


Goodfellas looked good to me. Got Em!!
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The first release of Full Metal Jacket was atrocious - the image seemed to consist of pulsating artificial grain. Took it back to the shop from whence came, and swapped it for something else...
Any way to distinguish between the two transfers?Got the cover with the helmet and a helicopter right above that helmet.Is that a good transfer?Think it is nice,but not anything special.Maybe I'm hung up on sharpness...
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Any way to distinguish between the two transfers?Got the cover with the helmet and a helicopter right above that helmet.Is that a good transfer?Think it is nice,but not anything special.Maybe I'm hung up on sharpness...
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One of the mod's needs to post a sticky explaining that 28 Days Later is supposed to look the way it does!

If they ever release The Blair Witch Project on blu-ray I can only imagine all the "bad picture fuss" that it will create.
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The five worst transfers so far are:
1) Patton
You serious? Patton looks amazing on BD!
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Of the ones I've seen:

1. Hustle & Flow
2. Mimic (Alliance)
3. Gladiator
4. Gangs of New York (Alliance)
5. Fifth Element (first release)
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Based on my collection regarding PQ:

Silence of the Lambs
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The problem with "bad transfer" threads is that most people don't distinguish between a bad transfer and poor source material. 28 Days Later is often incorrectly cited as a bad transfer, but there is nothing wrong with the transfer. That's how the movie was shot and that's how it's always going to look.
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