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Old 11-11-2019, 06:42 PM   #241
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What are the odds this specific print is still somewhere available in London in the last week of the year? If it's slim to non, might order online now.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:54 PM   #242
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I wonder how the HK version compares to the eariler releases.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:56 PM   #244
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I wonder how the HK version compares to the eariler releases.
Contrary to one of my earlier posts, itís great! 88 films are rolling out some amazing work.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:58 PM   #245
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Contrary to one of my earlier posts, itís great! 88 films are rolling out some amazing work.
Does it look better than the Metropolitan? Are the colors similar to either this or that?
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:40 PM   #246
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I've just ordered this through the 88 Films website. How long do they usually take in dispatching stuff? Will I get it sometime this week?
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:44 PM   #247
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Was this scene filmed in Japan?

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Old 11-11-2019, 08:57 PM   #248
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:10 PM   #249
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I've just ordered this through the 88 Films website. How long do they usually take in dispatching stuff? Will I get it sometime this week?
I ordered this on Sunday and it was shipped today.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:07 PM   #250
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Standard Def HK version

That is better looking than in the Nordic BD.

But the image is zoomed in quite much.

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Old 11-12-2019, 12:27 AM   #251
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What the hell!? Is THAT caps from 88 Films Blu-ray for REAL??? Jesus, I couldn't call that an upgrade if the gun was pointed to my head. That's awful and still window boxed. Is this a joke???

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I think there might have been something mislabelled (possibly meant to be the Nordic?).

From memory, I don't think the US version on 88 has window-boxing, and it looks superb overall.
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:45 AM   #253
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I think there might have been something mislabelled (possibly meant to be the Nordic?).

From memory, I don't think the US version on 88 has window-boxing, and it looks superb overall.
Yep. I own the Nordic release, and its dogshit like most of us knows.

Jesus, I was worried about second there, but then I click those caps that 'saltysam' posted and maaaan...I'm relief. US version is the only one for me.
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:55 AM   #254
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I’ve just had a look at the HK version again and to be honest its actually pretty good. I only had a quick flick through earlier today and must’ve landed on a rough scene but now I’m actually watching it I feel I must retract my “poor” statement. It is better than the universe dvd! It’s quite nice to look at, gives it a bit of a nostalgia feel to the movie. I highly recommend this release.
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:29 AM   #255
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@agenda & @chen lung: You misread/understood. Saltysam posted caps for both cuts, and I compared the "Standard Def HK version" (saltysam writing in the quote) to the HK/JC cut in the Nordic release. I even labeled the comparison page "Protector - HK/JC Cut".

The 88 HK/JC cut is zoomed in quite much.
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Thanks for clarifying.

Just one thing I'd say about the HK one: it could be that it is a mastering thing, but also that reframing did happen when it was being made (e.g. certain stunts; nudity).
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:39 AM   #257
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Awesome stuff, looks pretty damn good if not quite up to the very high standard of the last bunch of 2K HK titles from 88Films/Eureka. Telltale signs in those grabs of a master struck from an IP (which isn't a bad thing at all, obviously).

HK version looks rough even by SD upscale standards. Oh well, not a fan of the film in either incarnation so that's not a huge blow to me, and at least 88Films went to the trouble of slapping it on the disc.

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Old 11-12-2019, 01:41 AM   #258
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Just one thing I'd say about the HK one: it could be that it is a mastering thing, but also that reframing did happen when it was being made (e.g. certain stunts; nudity).
Hmm, I think that you still don't get the full picture here (pun intended). My comparison is HK/JC Cut in 88 release Versus HK/JC Cut in Nordic release (it was in 720x480px size, not upscaled like the 88 release cut seems to be, I maximized the Nordic release for the comparison to work, i.e. both in 1080p). Why is the HK/JC Cut in 88 release zoomed in so much?
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Ah, I see.

88 was converted from, ahem, a PAL source, so I don't think upscaling was involved (also: unlike Eureka/Fidelity - who upscale to 1080 - 88 keeps SD stuff at such resolutions).
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Why is the HK/JC Cut in 88 release zoomed in so much?
Because: Fortune Star. Who knows why they do half the shit they do to the materials they send out to distributors.
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