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Old 06-15-2020, 11:58 PM   #1
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Exclamation List of movies/TV shows that needs a new Blu-ray

This is for movies/TV shows that has been released on Blu-ray, but the video and audio quality is imperfect by today's standard and needs a new Blu-ray with an improved transfer/mix, or the movie/TV show has a superior (according to the opinion of a huge chunk of the movie/TV show's fan) cut of the movie released with an significantly inferior video/audio quality than another cut of the movie. Some BD editions are missing, please add them to the collection, also working on some movies down there.

Movie Title/Alt Title (Year) [BD Edition: Flaws in the BD] {Best edition right now}#

Some movies have multiple BD transfer where none of them reign supreme, as each has their own flaws and merits.

When an new BD version of the movie is announced, we add: ", new BD announced by (company) for a (date) release"

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  • Movie/TV show is released on BD, but not released in 4K BD or 4K Streaming
  • Video/Audio quality is not perfect and doesn't reach the potential of what the movie was shot on
  • A print of the movie with higher quality is presumed to exist
  • The sole problem of the video quality is NOT the color grading, slight black crush, slight highlight clipping, slight banding, or that the movie wasn't released on 4K
  • The superior (according to the opinion of a huge chunk of the movie/TV show's fan) cut is released in an inferior quality to another cut of the movie.
Color Legend:
  • Green = Streaming/Broadcast version's video/audio quality is superior
  • Blue = The flawed video/audio quality also appeared in the original theatrical release or is inherent to the DI
  • Brown = Filmmaker approved, flaws and all
  • DarkOrange = BD release is this way due to legal issue
  • Magenta = Movie was announced for a new BD release.
  • Dark Magenta = A remaster for the movie was announced, but a theatrical or home media release was not.
  • Red = Release not listed in

General Issue

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  • A Clockwork Orange (1971) [Soft, slight DNR, no 4K restoration | 4K BD announced by SF Studios for a September 20, 2021 release date overseas] {AE BD (Extras, some PQ)}###
  • A History of Violence (2005) [AU/FR/UK BD: Edge Enhancement] {AU/FR/UK BD (PQ, Uncut)}##
  • Angst (1983) [DNR, slight Edge Enhancement] {US/CA/FR BD}##
  • A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) [Edge Enhancement | new BD announced by Arrow for a August 16, 2021 release] {SKO LE BD (Extras, PQ?), DE Capelight BD (PQ?)}###
  • Bad Lieutenant (1992) [Soft, slight DNR, missing Signifying Rapper] {BD}##
  • Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003) [Old Scan] {DE LE BD (Both versions)}##
  • Caligula (1979) [FR BD: Old Master, no Vidal or Brass cut | Gore Vidal Cut (Caligula MMXX) announced for a Fall 2020 theatrical rerelease] {FR BD (PQ), US BD (Extras), DE BD (Extras)}###
  • Cape Fear (1962) [Edge Enhancement, Funky Grain | 4K Restoration announced for theatrical showing months ago, but no home media release has come forward] {US BD (Extras)}###
  • Cape Fear (1991) [DNR] {BD}#
  • Cat People (1982) [FR BD: Clumpy Funky Grain, slight Edge Enhancement] {FR BD (PQ), UK CE BD (Extras)}##
  • Cruising (1980) [Edge Enhancement, Slight DNR] {Arrow BD}#
  • Dark Water (2002) [Arrow BD: Washed out, Soft, Edge Enhancement] {Arrow BD}#
  • Disturbing Behavior (1998) [Soft, slight DNR, no Director's cut] {US/CA BD}####
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975) [Telecine Look] {US 40th AE BD (PQ, Extras)}##
  • Downfall (2004) [UK BD: Edge Enhancement | TV Cut not in HD] {UK BD (PQ), US BD (AQ), DE EPE DVD (TV Cut, Extras)}####
  • Enemy of the State (1998) [Soft, unremastered Extended Cut] {BD}##
  • Falling Down (1993) [Slight Edge Enhancement, Slight DNR] {BD}#
  • Funny Games (1997) [FR BD: Slight Edge Enhancement] {FR BD (PQ, Extras), US BD (Extras), DE LCE BD (Extras)}##
  • Ichi the Killer (2001) [Well Go BD: Filmout of a telecine transfer, DNR] {Well Go BD (PQ), Tokyo Shock BD (Extras)}###
  • Infernal Affairs (2002) [Soft] {DE BD (7.1, Extras)}##
  • Infernal Affairs II (2003) [Soft] {DE BD (PQ, 7.1, Extras)}##
  • Infernal Affairs III (2003) [Soft] {DE BD (PQ, 7.1, Extras)}##
  • Irreversible (2002) [Non-AU BD: Clumpy Grain/Noise] {UK BD (PQ, Extras)}##
  • I Saw the Devil (2010) [Edge Enhancement] {UK BD (PQ, Korean Cut), US BD (International Cut PQ), DE BD (Extras)}##
  • I Stand Alone (1998) ["The audio quality sounds glitchy and robotic, and the quality of the visuals are equal to that of a YouTube video uploaded in 2006"] {AU BD}##
  • Johnny Mnemonic (1995) [JP BD: Edge Enhancement | Japanese Cut not in HD] {JP BD (PQ), DE 2-disc MB BD (Extras)}##
  • Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) [Significant blown-out highlights, Uncut version not in HD] {US Tarantino XX BD (Extras), Taiwan BD (AQ), JP LE DVD (Uncut)}###
  • Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) [Significant blown-out highlights, Uncut version not in HD] {US Tarantino XX BD (Extras), Taiwan BD (AQ), JP LE DVD (Uncut, Extras), HK DVD (Uncut, Extras)}###
  • Le Samoura´ (1967) [Soft, Edge Enhancement] {US BD (PQ), JP BD (96 kHZ)}##
  • M (1931) [UK BD: | DE BD: ] {UK BD (PQ), DE BD (Most Complete Version, AQ), US BD (Extras)}##
  • Marathon Man (1976) [Old Master] {US/UK PC BD (Extras)}##
  • Memento (2000) [US 10th AE BD: Slightly Smeared? | DE/JP BD: Edge Enhancement] {US 10th AE BD (PQ Color Sequence), DE/JP BD (PQ BW Sequence), DE BD (Extras), UK BD (Extras)}####
  • Network (1976) [Edge Enhancement] {US BD (PQ, Extras), UK BD (Extras)}##
  • Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003) [DE Spendid BD: Soft, Significant blown-out highlights, unremastered Thai Version] {DE Splendid BD (PQ, Hybrid Cut), US/FR/HK BD (Extras)}##
  • Platoon (1986) [Old BD: Edge Enhancement, inferior highlight to new BD | New BD: Botched 4K Restoration (DNR)] {Not the HK BD (Extras)}###
  • Play Misty for Me (1971) [Edge Enhancement, DNR] {US BD (Extras)}##
  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) [Super Soft, Smeary DNR, DVD looks better at everything but the highlights] {AU DVD (PQ)}#
  • Purple Noon (1960) [FR/DE/UK BD: Botched 4K Restoration (Washed Out Colors, DNR, no Exit Music)] {US BD (PQ, Uncut), FR/DE/UK BD (Extras)}###
  • Reservoir Dogs [Buttery DNR] {JP BD (PQ), FR BD (Extras, AQ), ES BD (Extras, AQ), US Tarantino XX BD (6.1, Extras), Dutch BD (6.1, Extras), DE BD (Extras)}##
  • Run Lola Run (1998) [Significant blown-out highlights, Soft, Edge Enhancement] {US BD (PQ), DE BD (Extras)}##
  • Sleepy Hollow [] {US BD (PQ, Extras), DE BD (Extras), JP BD (Extras)}##
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) [Edge Enhancement, DNR | 4K BD announced by Capelight for a August 13, 2021 release date] {US/CA BD (Extras), Arrow BD (Extras)}###
  • The French Connection (1971) [Original BD: Un-sync Chroma, blown out highlight & Shadows | FSS BD: DNR] {2-disc SE BD (PQ), FSS BD (PQ/AQ)}##
  • The Host [US BD: Edge Enhancement, Significant blown-out highlights] {US/UK BD (PQ, Extras), FR BD (Extras), DE BD (Extras)}##
  • The Last Emperor (1987) [IT BD: Brightness Issue, unremastered Extended Cut | JP EC BD: Soft, 4th Gen Grain | 4K Restoration acquired by Arrow, 4K Oct?] {IT BD (PQ), JP BD (PQ Ext Cut), US BD (Extras)}##
  • The Man from Nowhere [Edge Enhancement] {SKO BD (PQ), US BD (Extras), DE BD (Extras)}##
  • The Room (2003) [???] {US BD}
  • The Straight Story (1999) [DNR, soft | remastered BD announced by Imprint for a August 25, 2021 release] {JP BD (Extras)}###
  • The Tin Drum (1979) [Edge Enhancement] {US BD (PQ), UK BD (Extras)}##
  • Time of the Gypsies ["stability issues, sharpening artifacts, noise filtering artifacts and dirty opticals"] {FR BD (PQ?)}##
  • To Catch a Thief (1955) [2012 US/UK BD: Edge Enhancement | PP BD: Botched 4K restoration (DNR)] {2012 US/UK BD (PQ), PP BD (Extras)}##
  • Top Secret! (1984) [AU BD: Edge Enhancement, Digital Haziness] {AU BD}#
  • Touch of Evil (1958) [US LE BD: Soft, 1.37:1 version not here| DE Koch BD: Edge Enhancement, DNR | 4K BD announced by Kino Lorber for a November 2021 release] {US LE BD (PQ), DE Koch BD (PQ 1.37:1 Version), UK BD (Extras)}###
  • Triumph of the Will (1935) [Video-looking grain] {US/CA BD}##
  • True Romance (1993) [US/UK BD: DNR | FR BD: Edge Enhancement | 4K BD announced by Arrow for a July 19, 2021 release] {US 2018 BD (PQ), FR BD (PQ), Tarantino XX BD (Extras)}###
  • Videodrome [Arrow/US/AT BD: Edge Enhancement | new 4K BD announced by Elephant Films for a 2020 release] {UK Arrow LE BD (Extras), US BD (Extras), DE BD (Extras)}###
  • [] {}#

Alternate Cut Issue

  • Manhunter (1986) [Unremastered Director's Cut (DC inserts sourced from SD master)] {Shout! BD (DC)}##
  • Paranormal Activity [Festival Version not available in HD] {FR BD (7.1), UK BD (Extras)}#
  • [] {}#
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I need help in describing the texture of the movies below:

Battle Royale (2000)
Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)

Enemy of the State (1998)
Falling Down (1993)
Infernal Affairs (2002) (DE/HK/KR BD)
Infernal Affairs II (2003) (DE/HK/KR BD)
Infernal Affairs III (2003) (DE/HK/KR BD)
Basic Instinct (1992) (UK BD)

Run Lola Run (1998)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
La Haine (1995)
The Patriot (2000) (Extended Cut)

To Catch a Thief (1955) (The old BD)
Funny Games (1997) (FR BD)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Marathon Man (1976)
Network (1976) (US BD)

Caligula (1979) (FR BD)
The Last Emperor (1987) (JP BD)

Dark Water (2002)
The Tin Drum (1979) (US BD)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Cape Fear (1991)
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Ong Bak (2003) (DE Spendid BD)
Touch of Evil (1958) (US BD)
Le Samoura´ (US BD)
Triumph of the Will (1935)
M (1931) (US & UK BD)

Need help in describing Cape Fear (1962)'s grain.
What exactly is the problem with Sleepy Hollow (1999)?
Need source that To Catch A Thief's botched PP BD was sourced from a 4K Restoration.
Need source that a 4K Restoration of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) is in the works.
Is the DE/HK/KR BD of Infernal Affairs sourced from a different master than the US BD? The US BD has edge enhancement while the DE/HK/KR BD looks softer.

Last edited by Streetlight; 06-27-2021 at 04:40 PM.
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Old 06-16-2020, 12:29 AM   #2
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My personal #1 would be Sleepy Hollow 1999
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Old 03-29-2021, 09:05 PM   #3
Gmamalis6 Gmamalis6 is offline
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Those Blu-ray's deserve a newly remastered picture and interviews:
Near Dark (1987) (Liongate/Studio Canal/Arrow/Shout Factory)
Creature a.k.a. The Titan Find (1985) (Shout Factory/Arrow/Blue Underground (offering a clear 1080p picture quality newly remastered in 2K/4K and newly remastered audio on 5.1 or at least on 2.0 tracks and new interviews))
Married with Children, The Complete Series (Sony Pictures/Mill Creek Entertainment)
Castle, The Complete Series (Disney)
Stranger Things, Season 3 (Netflix)
Law and Order SVU, The Complete Series (Universal Pictures)
Brainscan (1994) (newly remastered in 2K/4K)
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Old 03-30-2021, 05:42 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by kurtis21 View Post
My personal #1 would be Sleepy Hollow 1999

Absolutely stunning cinematography. I was floored when I saw it in 35mm on opening weekend
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