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Old 02-18-2014, 08:58 PM   #61
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This is one of the best bonds. Scenes at the Eiffel Tower and Golden Gate Bridge in the same movie!
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:58 PM   #62
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Those screwups are only minor compared to the fact that the whole movie has been zoomed from its original AR.
Really? Which editions are in correct AR?
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:41 PM   #63
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This is one of the best bonds. Scenes at the Eiffel Tower and Golden Gate Bridge in the same movie!
The series becomes a bit of a blur even when you have seen them many times but Ive always remembered the Golden Gate sequence with the blimp.....this is the only film I haven't watched yet in the Bond 50 set.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:56 PM   #64
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Really? Which editions are in correct AR?
Special edition only. Ultimate and BD lose substantial information on all four sides (same as the UE of GoldenEye). The "popular" explanation is that both films were restored by Lowry from a pan-and-scan source, which is ridiculous. It would have been impossible to make 16x9 of these films had that been the case. My suspicion is that this was a "creative" decision from the restoration team. The Lowry restoration was split between several teams (Lowry did some himself) and the project manager was the same on both AVTAK and GE. The GE BD may have DNR but at least shows the film in its proper composition AND colours (the Lowry team did an unholy effort to desaturate the film to death). Unfortunately, AVTAK is not as loved as GE, so there wasn't a general outcry for fixing those mistakes on BD.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:56 AM   #65
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There's a weird jump cut when Grace Jones gets into bed with Bond. I guess they didn't want to show any nudity, however brief, or maybe it was Jones who didn't want any part of her body to be shown.
I spot-checked all of the discs after getting this on Friday. I noticed the weird jump cut as well. Was this jump cut on previous DVD versions?

(It reminded me of a weird jump cut in Ben-Hur, though that was on previous DVD versions, too.)

Edit: DVD Compare says that all versions have the jump cut.

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparison...fid=774&sel=on
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:34 AM   #66
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The Grace Jones jump cut has been there since its original cinema showing and VHS.

AVTAK has been royally shafted on DVD and BD. Lowry butchered it and MGM had no money to fix it. Its the only title in the Bond 50 set that I cant bring myself to watch - making that set officially incomplete for me. Other Bonds still have technical problems - especially GE - but AVTAK is inexcusably bad.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:42 AM   #67
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Lowry started off getting a good reputation on digital restoration. After that whole Bond set fiasco (the first DVD one) I just feel like spitting every time I hear the name. Thank god they dropped into obscurity. Like Artisan. Another early digital shining light who turned to total garbage. Hell, even lucasfilm's thx, when they'd "certify" shitty pillarboxed 4:3 transfers like Thinner, pretending like they were God's gift to home theater...

Just xxxxing embarrassing all these companies. Have they no love for what they do? No professional pride? They make me sick

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Old 12-07-2014, 10:20 AM   #68
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Lowry started off getting a good reputation on digital restoration. After that whole Bond set fiasco (the first DVD one) I just feel like spitting every time I hear the name. Thank god they dropped into obscurity. Like Artisan. Another early digital shining light who turned to total garbage.
Didn't Lowry also do the digital film restoration for Scott's Alien, Cameron's Aliens and Cameron's The Terminator? (all three of which look excellent imo) Not really obscurity.
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They bit off more than they could chew with Bond. That series is now too big for "complete series" restorations and releases. Each movie needs to be treated individually and with respect.
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Other Bonds still have technical problems - especially GE - but AVTAK is inexcusably bad.
Good thing it's one of the worst Bond films anyways.
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Good thing it's one of the worst Bond films anyways.
That's no excuse!
A restoration is supposed to make a film better.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:27 PM   #72
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The Grace Jones jump cut has been there since its original cinema showing and VHS.

AVTAK has been royally shafted on DVD and BD. Lowry butchered it and MGM had no money to fix it. Its the only title in the Bond 50 set that I cant bring myself to watch - making that set officially incomplete for me. Other Bonds still have technical problems - especially GE - but AVTAK is inexcusably bad.
Have watched AVTAK several times (guilty pleasure of mine), on TV, BD, and DVD (don't think I've ever seen it on VHS) but not recently. Just to clarify, is everyone upset because the jump-cut IS or IS NOT there? If it's always been there and is also on the BD, why has it been shafted? Not trolling, just legitimately curious.
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Have watched AVTAK several times (guilty pleasure of mine), on TV, BD, and DVD (don't think I've ever seen it on VHS) but not recently. Just to clarify, is everyone upset because the jump-cut IS or IS NOT there? If it's always been there and is also on the BD, why has it been shafted? Not trolling, just legitimately curious.
See this post from earlier in the thread.

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I'm surprised nobody - including the original reviewer - has addressed any of the screw ups that Lowry made during the "restoration" of this movie for the original UE DVD carried over to this BD. Most noticeably the "camera shake" which occurs on the shot of Stacy's house. Apparently Lowry's machines decided it was an error and "fixed" it. It wasn't an error. There were also framing errors made during Bond's "sprint" up the Eiffel Tower.

Had the movie been released in the first wave of BDs it would probably have been corrected - as was OHMSS and TB - but they got lazy with the second batch.

The set as a whole was such a missed oppprtunity.

To my knowledge, AVTAK has't been presented correctly since the SE DVD. Add it to the list of Bonds that need another try. See also Goldeneye and its wretched DMR!
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:31 PM   #74
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The Grace Jones jump cut isn't a BBFC cut, it was mostly likely done by the film's editors who spotted her revealing too much skin for a PG rating.
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