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Old 05-09-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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India/Bollywood Rang De Basanti (2006) - Blu-Ray - Screenshots & Analysis (Excel)




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1. The menu is static with background audio. Surprisingly, for a static image the file size is 1.3 GB which contains two 640 kbps AC3 audio streams for reasons beyond my understanding and imagination. A lot of space was wasted there which could have been used for the main movie.

2. There was so much hype for this Blu-Ray for months. Now that the Blu-Ray is here, the PQ is simply disappointing to put it mildly. It seems highly denoised and lacks depth of field. The blacks are very low as well.

3. Some extras have improper aspect ratio and some clearly look upscaled from a SD source (last 3 screenshots). Judging from the the last screenshot, they should have kept it SD on a separate DVD, in my opinion.

I feel like recently all the major labels are collaborating to screw the customers over with poorly authored content and ruining the whole movie viewing experience. I am looking at you, Shemaroo & YRF, for your recent releases of Queen and Gunday DVD.

I am aware that many of you have bought this Blu-Ray, but it is my opinion that this release does not do justice to the standards that a movie like Rang De Basanti deserves.

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What a shame. They can't make it right even at this age of Bluray. After a long time made a blind purchase.Looks like gonna regret it.
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:26 PM   #3
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OP .. Did u buy this bluray ?
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:27 PM   #4
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Did u look at the steel case in hand ?
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:28 PM   #5
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Please don't tell me that you have downloaded from somewhere and writing this review or just by looking at the screenshots ..
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:23 PM   #6
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OP .. Did u buy this bluray ?
Yes.

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Did u look at the steel case in hand ?
Yes.

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Please don't tell me that you have downloaded from somewhere and writing this review or just by looking at the screenshots ..
I won't tell you that.


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Old 05-09-2014, 07:36 PM   #7
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All the renditions of this film till date have been bad. Thought the release was being posponed to focus on remastering but what we got is a pile of trash besides the beautiful looking Steelbook.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:25 PM   #8
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Hey i bought the bluray steelbook of this movie and i thought the video quality was very good.
I did not find any video artifacts or issues with the bluray authoring.
If there was a problem with the video, it mustve been in the source or the choice of video filters used by the Director.
The audio was pretty good too.
Steelbook is sexy!
Overall a good release.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:29 AM   #9
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If there was a problem with the video, it mustve been in the source or the choice of video filters used by the Director.
The video filters are not used by the Director. It is Excel that has worked on the source.

I am not aware of the condition of the source, but judging from mhafner's comment on the DI in the link below, it could have been of better quality.

http://www.zulm.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=12740
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Analysis

1. The menu is static with background audio. Surprisingly, for a static image the file size is 1.3 GB which contains two 640 kbps AC3 audio streams for reasons beyond my understanding and imagination. A lot of space was wasted there which could have been used for the main movie.

2. There was so much hype for this Blu-Ray for months. Now that the Blu-Ray is here, the PQ is simply disappointing to put it mildly. It seems highly denoised and lacks depth of field. The blacks are very low as well.

3. Some extras have improper aspect ratio and some clearly look upscaled from a SD source (last 3 screenshots). Judging from the the last screenshot, they should have kept it SD on a separate DVD, in my opinion.

I feel like recently all the major labels are collaborating to screw the customers over with poorly authored content and ruining the whole movie viewing experience. I am looking at you, Shemaroo & YRF, for your recent releases of Queen and Gunday DVD.

I am aware that many of you have bought this Blu-Ray, but it is my opinion that this release does not do justice to the standards that a movie like Rang De Basanti deserves.
I have to echo your sentiment, i watched this BD over the weekend, I'm disappointed with the PQ. After such a long wait, you'll think they would tried a 4K scan at-least.... Sheeesh
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:48 PM   #11
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got my copy today and on my 60" calibrated screen + oppo combo, I thought PQ was actually about 7/10 which is much better than the screenshots above would indicate. There is obvious DNR but there is also plenty of detail. I suspect those with larger screens will also notice some EE but on my screen size, it wasnt overly distracting.
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Guys since the Bluray production in India is almost over. The wait for a better transfer is almost non- existent IMO. The 2 disc steelbook edition is available in Flipkart for 1399. ie 600rs discount from the original 2k price tag. Is it worth buying now?

https://www.flipkart.com/rang-de-bas...o1605613596769
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