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Old 01-27-2017, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default Lost highway import blu, which one is better?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lost-Highway...YAAOSwYIxX~8-m

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lost-Highway...sAAOSw7FRWVAGx


I didnt know if one had better audio and video than the other or whatnot.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:59 PM   #2
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The Japanese single disc edition has great A/V, and I'd imagine the German one uses the same transfer (judging by online reviews).

But why are you buying them on eBay? You can get these cheaper through Amazon and elsewhere. In fact, the Japanese disc is only $9.68 new on CDJapan right now:

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/PBH-300124
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:03 PM   #3
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The Japanese single disc edition has great A/V, and I'd imagine the German one uses the same transfer (judging by online reviews).

But why are you buying them on eBay? You can get these cheaper through Amazon and elsewhere. In fact, the Japanese disc is only $9.68 new on CDJapan right now:

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/PBH-300124
Im new to buying import discs really. Never heard of that site. Do they ship stuff relatively safely?

They have elephant man also on that site for 10 bucks and Id been wanting a blu of it.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:05 PM   #4
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Im new to buying import discs really. Never heard of that site. Do they ship stuff relatively safely?

They have elephant man also on that site for 10 bucks and Id been wanting a blu of it.
Yes, I've been importing stuff from Japan through them for many, many years. Very reliable, competitive prices and very English-friendly (it's why I tend to use them over Amazon.jp, which can sometimes be trickier to use for non-Japanese natives). Quick shipping, too.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:06 PM   #5
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Yes, I've been importing stuff from Japan through them for many, many years. Very reliable and very English-friendly (which is why I tend to use them over Amazon.jp). Quick shipping, too.

Allright Ill give them a try and get both. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:09 PM   #6
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Allright Ill give them a try and get both. Thanks for the tip.
If you end up importing a lot of stuff from Japan, they have a nice rewards points system, too.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:45 PM   #7
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I'm new to buying import discs really. Never heard of that site. Do they ship stuff relatively safely?

They have elephant man also on that site for 10 bucks and Id been wanting a blu of it.
CD Japan is notorious for their quality packing materials. They wrap BDs in bubble wrap, covered in a foam sheet, put in a small box, in an envelope. They really go above and beyond to keep your order safe.
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:39 AM   #8
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Lynch is busy with the Twin Peaks sequel, but I hope he or the cinematographer find a moment to supervise a remaster of this wonderful film. I've been waiting for it since forever. And after seeing the remaster of Mulholland Drive the pain is even stronger.

I never saw it in a theater, but judging by trailers and the Universal DVD, it looks more striking and atmospheric with darker image.
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:43 AM   #9
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I never saw it in a theater, but judging by trailers and the Universal DVD, it looks more striking and atmospheric with darker image.
Absolutely.
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:01 AM   #10
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t I hope he or the cinematographer find a moment to supervise a remaster of this wonderful film.

if it's so wonderful, could you please summarize to me what it is about. not critiquing, honest inquiry.
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:06 AM   #11
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if it's so wonderful, could you please summarize to me what it is about. not critiquing, honest inquiry.
For those who like Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway is most similar in hidden narratives, style, mind-F-ing, pace, feel...etc. It's basically Mulholland Drive's predacessor. It's sister movie.

Think; if you like Master of Puppets by Metallica, you'll probably like it's predacessor, Ride The Lightning, it's sister album.
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if it's so wonderful, could you please summarize to me what it is about. not critiquing, honest inquiry.
You mean you can't find any write-ups about the film anywhere else on the internet?
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:02 AM   #13
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if it's so wonderful, could you please summarize to me what it is about. not critiquing, honest inquiry.
It's honestly not a plot driven film. Nor is it reliant on snappy dialogue. It's really more about atmosphere and state of mind.

The comparison to Mulholland Drive - if you've seen it - is probably as good as you'd get, but if you've enjoyed the artistic leaps that David Lynch takes with any of his work, Lost Highway is worth seeing. I'd include it in the upper tier of his work.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:48 PM   #14
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So what's the best version of this film on blu ray? I understand that there is a 2K remaster from Japan? Anybody seen it? Is it region B friendly?
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if it's so wonderful, could you please summarize to me what it is about. not critiquing, honest inquiry.
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Anybody seen it? Is it region B friendly?
I own the Japanese box set. Haven't seen it yet. It's definitely region A locked though.
Want to compare it to the MK2 transfer for a forum member on here. Haven't had time yet and because it's region locked I can't use my regular BD player.

The box looks really great. I have uploaded quite a few pics of it.
https://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.p...9&postcount=13

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Old 02-22-2018, 10:18 AM   #16
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It seems a new pre-order has just popped-up. Germany - 19th April, but this time coming from Studio Canal.

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Old 01-28-2017, 09:02 AM   #17
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Contrast is killed on the blu. The image is flat. By raising contrast in PS you get this:




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There is an alternative German version which has different artwork to most of the rest - that's the one I went for. Same disc as the other German one (I checked this first hand).
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Contrast is killed on the blu. The image is flat. By raising contrast in PS you get this:
Except that the original, untweaked shots are much more indicative of David Lynch's aesthetic. It isn't about a subjective "which looks better", it's about an objective "which looks like it was intended"?
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Old 01-28-2017, 03:54 PM   #20
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Except that the original, untweaked shots are much more indicative of David Lynch's aesthetic. It isn't about a subjective "which looks better", it's about an objective "which looks like it was intended"?
If you'll take a look at Mulholland Drive (same DOP), at similarly lit scenes, it's nowhere near as "washed out" and bright as the blu of Lost Highway. I'm not saying my tweaks are how this movie should look, absolutely not, but glossier, darker, more contrast and vibrant image, IMO, works in favor of the movie. How the film should really look - only the filmmakers can answer.
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