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Old 07-02-2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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Amazon Amazon Video HD question.

Do Amazon ever improve the HD versions of movies on Instant Video? If so would the HD version I purchased improve also?

I bought the HD version of American Gigolo on Amazon Instant Video a while back and quite frankly the picture quality is abysmal. Is there any chance of it ever improving, say if a new restoration of the film were to be released?
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:55 AM   #2
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Only way they would fix it is if several people complained about major issues like studdering and audio drop outs, or if Paramount saw fit to remaster it in 4k for streaming platforms, chances of which would be small considering American Gigolo isn't very well known or a mega hit like Grease, Pet Semitary, or War of the Worlds 1953.
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Old 12-25-2019, 05:44 AM   #3
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Is Leon: The Professional extended version the remastered version in 4K?
Is Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer really in 4K?
Which of the below Amazon Prime movies have DV, which one only has HDR10?
---Leon: The Professional extended version
---Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Is the Terminator 2 Special Edition the 2017 remastered version?
Does the Hi-YAH! version of A Company Man have Korean Dub and English Sub?
Which HD master does Time of the Gypsies uses?
Is The Exorcist 3 the Shout! and Arrow version?
Does Mardaani have Dolby Atmos or DTS:X?
Are the below movies in the correct aspect ratio?
---Leon: The Professional: extended
---Terminator 2 theatrical and special edition
---Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
---Lady Vengeance
---Elite Squad
---Resolution (2012)
---Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 4K
---The Conversation
---The Exorcist 3
---Curdled
---Mardaani
---Cool Cat Saves the Kids
---Cool Cat Kid's Superhero

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Old 12-25-2019, 06:03 AM   #4
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Bolded answers below:

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Is Leon: The Professional extended version the remastered version in 4K?

(No, it is the HD master used for the 2009 BD)

Is Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer really in 4K?

(Yes, same 4k master used as on the 35th Ann Dark Sky Films BD (in 1080p) and on Itunes and Vudu in 4k)

Which of the below Amazon Prime movies have DV, which one only has HDR10?
---Leon: The Professional extended version
---Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

(Neither. Leon Extended cut is HD only and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is believed to be SDR. Vudu version of Henry however is reported to be at HDR10 but cropped to 1.78:1)

Is the Terminator 2 Special Edition the 2017 remastered version?

(No, it's the same 2006 MPEG-2 based transfer on Itunes and other providers)

Does the Hi-YAH! version of A Company Man have Korean Dub and English Sub?

(Not sure, as I don't have any Prime Video channel subscriptions. However, since it lists Well Go as the provider it's probably the same version to rent/buy which is Korean audio with Eng subs)

Which HD master does Time of the Gypsies uses?

(Same Sony HD master across all providers)

Is The Exorcist 3 the Shout! and Arrow version?

(Yes)

Are the below movies in the correct aspect ratio?
---Leon: The Professional: extended
---Terminator 2 theatrical and special edition
---Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
---Lady Vengeance
---Elite Squad
---Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 4K
---The Conversation
---The Exorcist 3
---Cool Cat Saves the Kids
---Cool Cat Kid's Superhero

(The ones I've kept in your quote are in their correct ratios on Amazon. Henry is 1.33:1 as it should be)
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Old 12-25-2019, 05:08 PM   #5
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No, it is the HD master used for the 2009 BD
https://www.amazon.com/Professional-...t-video&sr=1-4
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Yes, same 4k master used as on the 35th Ann Dark Sky Films BD (in 1080p) and on Itunes and Vudu in 4k
I meant like the movie is in 2160p when streamed on Amazon Prime.
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No, it's the same 2006 MPEG-2 based transfer on Itunes and other providers
One of the Extended versions provided by Prime uses the same cover as the remastered versions.
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The ones I've kept in your quote are in their correct ratios on Amazon.
Are the below unconfirmed or are pan and scanned?
---Resolution (2012)
---Curdled
---Mardaani
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Old 12-26-2019, 04:37 AM   #6
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Below

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https://www.amazon.com/Professional-...t-video&sr=1-4

(Didn't see that listing, so I imagine they must've added it pretty recently. Looks like it's only available to own, and I imagine it's the same 4k HDR extended cut master as the 2015 BD and the UHDs. Last time I checked, I only saw the extended cut available in HD to rent/buy while the theatrical cut is 4k to rent & buy.)

I meant like the movie is in 2160p when streamed on Amazon Prime.

(Yes, the 4k streaming versions are indeed native 2160p compared to the 35th Ann BD)

One of the Extended versions provided by Prime uses the same cover as the remastered versions.

(Cover arts don't always indicate if it's a different transfer or not. That version of T2 was the same 2006 MPEG-2 based transfer when it was on Prime and I had a free trial of it. Sometimes if the same title has a new listing created for a different version/remaster, sometimes have a different master)

Are the below unconfirmed or are pan and scanned?
---Resolution (2012)
---Curdled
---Mardaani

(Uncomfirmed)
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Where can I find what extras do the movies have? How do I know if the movie has extras or Atmos?

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What's the difference between watching a streaming service on its own and watching a streaming service on Prime?
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What's the difference between watching a streaming service on its own and watching a streaming service on Prime?
not every service gets the same digital version so it can vary from site to site. If you mean watching a title you own on Amazon vs watching it through Prime, there is no difference.
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I meant is there a difference between watching a channel on its own or watching it through Prime?
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I meant is there a difference between watching a channel on its own or watching it through Prime?
No
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:22 AM   #12
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Another Prime question:

When you choose to have the slower "no rush" shipping route and there's a $1 credit, will it apply towards digital purchases? And will they stack? In other words, if I placed three orders and had $3 worth of credits, I could get a $4.99 movie for $1.99?
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Another Prime question:

When you choose to have the slower "no rush" shipping route and there's a $1 credit, will it apply towards digital purchases? And will they stack? In other words, if I placed three orders and had $3 worth of credits, I could get a $4.99 movie for $1.99?
Yes credits stack and can be used as a whole for digital purchases. Each credit has its own individual expiration. Each credit is issues at ship time of the order, which also determines the expiration date.

I've only ever used these credits for movie purchases. I suspect that they work the same for everything else, but don't have any experience.
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:04 AM   #14
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They work for books and mp3s as well.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:19 PM   #15
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Yes credits stack and can be used as a whole for digital purchases. Each credit has its own individual expiration. Each credit is issues at ship time of the order, which also determines the expiration date.

I've only ever used these credits for movie purchases. I suspect that they work the same for everything else, but don't have any experience.

I can also confirm that they stack, and they also work for Amazon movie rentals. I had $3 of no rush credits and rented a movie for $2.99. I got my movie rental, and my account then indicated I still had $0.01 of no rush credits remaining (which I can't really do much with lol).
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