Best Blu-ray Movie Deals


Best Blu-ray Movie Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | New deals  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Australia Netherlands Japan Mexico
Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy 4K (Blu-ray)
$42.99
 
The Omen Collection (Blu-ray)
$39.96
 
Scare Package (Blu-ray)
$14.59
8 hrs ago
Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray)
$66.99
22 hrs ago
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 4K (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
Stephen King 5-Movie Collection (Blu-ray)
$27.99
3 hrs ago
John Wick: Chapters 1-3 4K (Blu-ray)
$34.99
4 hrs ago
Ready or Not (Blu-ray)
$8.99
3 hrs ago
The Pale Door (Blu-ray)
$14.59
 
The Dark Knight 4K (Blu-ray)
$14.99
2 hrs ago
300 4K (Blu-ray)
$24.99
 
INXS: Live Baby Live 4K (Blu-ray)
$23.28
 
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Blu-ray Movies - North America > Wish Lists


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-31-2014, 11:45 AM   #3081
rockin rockin is offline
Active Member
 
rockin's Avatar
 
Sep 2010
240
Default

Those season 3 screenshots look stunning - I forgot how many great episodes there are in season 3!
 
Old 08-31-2014, 11:57 AM   #3082
Josh of the Decade Josh of the Decade is offline
Active Member
 
Josh of the Decade's Avatar
 
Jul 2014
16
Buy.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by lolwut View Post
I went through the thread to find some examples of what I was talking about:
You're right lolwut, there are definitely discrepancies in sharpness across various screengrabs. At best, some shots (esp. close-ups & establishing shots) have incredible levels of detail. At worst, it looks like a 90s TV show, and I can't really blame it for that.
 
Old 08-31-2014, 11:15 PM   #3083
Oblivion138 Oblivion138 is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Oblivion138's Avatar
 
Nov 2010
2
2088
11
3
40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh of the Decade View Post
You're right lolwut, there are definitely discrepancies in sharpness across various screengrabs. At best, some shots (esp. close-ups & establishing shots) have incredible levels of detail. At worst, it looks like a 90s TV show, and I can't really blame it for that.
No...at worst, it looks upscale from SD. Seriously, those screenshots from the US HD broadcasts all look upscaled, and the presentation can be blamed for that. I don't think this is what we'll be seeing on BD. The German HD screenshots look exponentially better.
 
Thanks given by:
lolwut (09-01-2014)
Old 08-31-2014, 11:36 PM   #3084
AnamorphicWidescreen AnamorphicWidescreen is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Feb 2014
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oblivion138 View Post
No...at worst, it looks upscale from SD. Seriously, those screenshots from the US HD broadcasts all look upscaled, and the presentation can be blamed for that. I don't think this is what we'll be seeing on BD. The German HD screenshots look exponentially better.
Agreed. The difference in the most recent screenshots on this thread to the earlier HD German screen shots is profound; the German HD shots are much crisper/clearer.
 
Old 08-31-2014, 11:53 PM   #3085
focuspuller focuspuller is offline
Active Member
 
focuspuller's Avatar
 
Jul 2008
76
1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oblivion138 View Post
No...at worst, it looks upscale from SD. Seriously, those screenshots from the US HD broadcasts all look upscaled, and the presentation can be blamed for that. I don't think this is what we'll be seeing on BD. The German HD screenshots look exponentially better.
You're right. Those are not El Ray captures (at least not from the HD version of the channel).
 
Old 09-01-2014, 02:19 AM   #3086
frogmort frogmort is offline
Blu-ray Champion
 
frogmort's Avatar
 
Mar 2010
Frogmorton
47
256
27
Default

Even the very best lossy pics available now probably wouldn't match the quality of a direct-sourced file presented on blu-ray.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 03:30 PM   #3087
hedge hog hedge hog is offline
Active Member
 
Feb 2014
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by magnetite2 View Post
DVD:


HD:


The HD version is like night and day. I didn't even know Mulder had a pattern on his suit with the DVD version (zoom in).
The framing is far better in widescreen.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 03:32 PM   #3088
lolwut lolwut is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
lolwut's Avatar
 
Dec 2011
Virginia, US
13
950
176
2
184
Default

This shot is from the same source as the others. Granted, it's just one shot, and the rest of the shots do look nice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lava_Lander View Post
2x10 - Red Museum


[Show spoiler]









2x11 - Excelsis Dei










 
Old 09-01-2014, 06:58 PM   #3089
Klownicle Klownicle is offline
Senior Member
 
Klownicle's Avatar
 
Jul 2010
Sunshine State
268
21
Default

I have both sources, the El Rey and German sources are identical. What it is, is that some scenes of the episodes weren't remastered. Oddly enough. Mostly transition shots.

The "bad" image above with the hospital bed, isn't even the same resolution as the source which is; so there's that as well.

Last edited by Klownicle; 09-01-2014 at 07:02 PM.
 
Thanks given by:
lolwut (09-02-2014)
Old 09-01-2014, 11:57 PM   #3090
jwb79 jwb79 is offline
Member
 
jwb79's Avatar
 
Aug 2014
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Klownicle View Post
I have both sources, the El Rey and German sources are identical. What it is, is that some scenes of the episodes weren't remastered. Oddly enough. Mostly transition shots.

The "bad" image above with the hospital bed, isn't even the same resolution as the source which is; so there's that as well.
Why in the world would they not transfer the transition shots to HD?
 
Old 09-01-2014, 11:59 PM   #3091
Lava_Lander Lava_Lander is offline
Senior Member
 
Lava_Lander's Avatar
 
Oct 2013
USA
5
529
58
76
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwb79 View Post
Why in the world would they not transfer the transition shots to HD?
Some are stock shots that may not have only been available in video form originally; others, the original film used may not have been located during the restoration process.
 
Thanks given by:
Josh of the Decade (09-02-2014)
Old 09-02-2014, 12:17 AM   #3092
Oblivion138 Oblivion138 is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Oblivion138's Avatar
 
Nov 2010
2
2088
11
3
40
Default

Transitions were no doubt originally done in standard definition, as the series was edited on SD video for several seasons.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 12:50 AM   #3093
Lava_Lander Lava_Lander is offline
Senior Member
 
Lava_Lander's Avatar
 
Oct 2013
USA
5
529
58
76
Default

3x20 - Jose Chung's From Outer Space




















 
Thanks given by:
AmishParadise (09-03-2014), chip75 (09-03-2014), frogmort (09-03-2014), iaragorn1 (09-03-2014), Josh of the Decade (09-03-2014)
Old 09-03-2014, 01:02 AM   #3094
Lava_Lander Lava_Lander is offline
Senior Member
 
Lava_Lander's Avatar
 
Oct 2013
USA
5
529
58
76
Default

3x21 - Avatar

















 
Thanks given by:
AmishParadise (09-03-2014)
Old 09-03-2014, 01:22 AM   #3095
frogmort frogmort is offline
Blu-ray Champion
 
frogmort's Avatar
 
Mar 2010
Frogmorton
47
256
27
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lava_Lander View Post
3x20 - Jose Chung's From Outer Space

[Show spoiler]


















Man, I really love this episode. Haven't seen it in years, but I always loved the alien smoking a cigarette saying "This is not happening, this is not happening."

I'm trying to hold out on watching any X-Files until the blu-rays come out, but all of these caps are really making it hard.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 02:11 AM   #3096
chip75 chip75 is offline
Blu-ray Archduke
 
chip75's Avatar
 
Oct 2010
Wales
51
2472
2107
8
Default

Nice to see Amanda Tapping in the screen captures. I always enjoyed Avatar. A great Skinner heavy-episode!
 
Old 09-03-2014, 04:58 AM   #3097
Oblivion138 Oblivion138 is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Oblivion138's Avatar
 
Nov 2010
2
2088
11
3
40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frogmort View Post
Man, I really love this episode. Haven't seen it in years, but I always loved the alien smoking a cigarette saying "This is not happening, this is not happening."

I'm trying to hold out on watching any X-Files until the blu-rays come out, but all of these caps are really making it hard.
Mulder's "mandroid" scene in this episode is one of the best moments in the entire series.

 
Thanks given by:
frogmort (09-03-2014), Josh of the Decade (09-03-2014), lcohaila (09-04-2014), Panemlights (09-03-2014)
Old 09-03-2014, 06:33 PM   #3098
frogmort frogmort is offline
Blu-ray Champion
 
frogmort's Avatar
 
Mar 2010
Frogmorton
47
256
27
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oblivion138 View Post
Mulder's "mandroid" scene in this episode is one of the best moments in the entire series.

Mandroid! - YouTube
That's awesome. I had it turned up a little louder than I expected and it actually startled me.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 10:49 PM   #3099
jwb79 jwb79 is offline
Member
 
jwb79's Avatar
 
Aug 2014
Default

Yeah, that's a bleepin' dead alien body if I ever bleepin' saw one.
 
Thanks given by:
mdh721 (09-04-2014)
Old 09-04-2014, 08:23 AM   #3100
gettodamoofies gettodamoofies is offline
Moderator
 
gettodamoofies's Avatar
 
Sep 2009
NSW, Australia
249
2527
129
26
91
Default

My favourite episode of the entire series. Season three is my favourite season - to combination of mythology episodes, standalones and the comedic tone they nailed in many episodes set a perfect feel for the series for me.
 
Thanks given by:
Josh of the Decade (09-04-2014)
Closed Thread
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Blu-ray Movies - North America > Wish Lists


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:33 AM.