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Re: Last DVD you bought
« Reply #3050 on: March 31, 2010, 03:07:44 PM »
I'd much rather have the bonus stuff in SD and on the same disc than have a second disc with the extras in HD.

if there's space for it sure but i'd rather not have the film compressed more than it has to be to fit in additional material.

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Re: Last DVD you bought
« Reply #3051 on: March 31, 2010, 03:10:21 PM »
You can very sensibly compress films to fit on a single-layer Blu-Ray (much more so than DVDs) so if you use a dual-layer BR, this usually is no problem at all. Besides, unless your name is Criterion, chances are that you won't use up all the available space anyway.
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Re: Last DVD you bought
« Reply #3052 on: April 01, 2010, 12:05:10 AM »
Depends on length.

For example, The Strangers looks great on a 25GB BD - only 90 minute movie (lots of dark scenes - so no compression artifacts).

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and History of Violence, on the other hand, look kinda murky.
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Re: Last DVD you bought
« Reply #3053 on: April 01, 2010, 03:27:57 AM »
I haven't seen History of Violence but seeing as it's a New Line film, it's probably their fault (DNR and all). And the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang BR is so old it actually has MPEG-2 Video compression.
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Re: Last DVD you bought
« Reply #3054 on: April 01, 2010, 09:40:08 AM »
WoW!  Nice.  Would love to know how that Braveheart disc looks.

It came in the mail today. Having seen watched both the VHS and DVD versions many times this should be a major upgrade ;)

Going by the two reviews I read about the disc, it's supposed look amazing. DVDtalk review & AVSforum review

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Re: Last DVD you bought
« Reply #3055 on: April 01, 2010, 10:03:19 AM »
I haven't seen History of Violence but seeing as it's a New Line film, it's probably their fault (DNR and all). And the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang BR is so old it actually has MPEG-2 Video compression.

better then MPEG 1 I assume... but far worse then MPEG 100
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Re: Last DVD you bought
« Reply #3056 on: April 01, 2010, 10:43:47 AM »
It's basically the same codec they've been using for DVD ever since 1997 or something, terribly outdated. If it looks rubbish, blame the software.
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Re: Last DVD you bought
« Reply #3057 on: April 01, 2010, 10:44:02 AM »
ouch, didn't know this:

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Re: Last DVD you bought
« Reply #3058 on: April 02, 2010, 02:29:49 AM »


Terrible new cover art.

Fantastic video/audio transfer.
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Re: Last DVD you bought
« Reply #3059 on: April 02, 2010, 09:19:25 AM »
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Theatrical Editions) [Blu-ray]

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Fans are ripping New Line a new one.