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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1526 Post by Rayon Vert » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:58 pm

NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:
In case it hasn't been mentioned elsewhere the new French upgraded box included blus of 'Le Petit Soldat' and 'Made in USA'. From what I can glean there does not seem to be any subs of any description
I received the box. Not only do those two films not include English subs, but from what I can discern (blu ray menu and hitting the subtitle button on my remote), there are no subs of any kind on any of the films/discs.

Can anyone owning the 2016 Essential Collection set indicate how the subs for that set are accessed? Are they on the disc menu options?

Question re: the transfers. I'm gathering Contempt and Pierrot le Fou are the same ones used as on the 2010 releases?

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#1527 Post by M Sanderson » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:48 pm

Really enjoyed Demons of the Mind, which I regard as perhaps the finest Hammer film, a beautiful and shocking tale of repression and superstition, elliptical, free form and poetic in execution.

Very strong Blu ray, as far as I can see no digital errors, with subtle colours, natural grain and fine detail in both bright and dark areas.

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#1528 Post by Emilio » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:24 am

Well, caps are up for Terminator 2 the remastered edition:

http://caps-a-holic.com/c_list.php?c=4415

Watch and shudder...

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#1529 Post by tenia » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:26 am

The rumour says that it's so bad, Lionsgate delayed their release in order to get hold of possibly an unfiltered master.
It will still leave us with the awful new color timing, but at least, if we can get rid of this god-awful DNR and EE, that'd be a good start. It's a shame because the uptick in details is vastly visible, but it's textureless as hell.

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#1530 Post by nitin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:47 am

It is apparently derived from the 3D master which was degrained because apparently grain and 3D dont necessarily play that well together. Hopefully the pre-3D master is still available.

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#1531 Post by tenia » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:03 am

nitin wrote:It is apparently derived from the 3D master which was degrained because apparently grain and 3D dont necessarily play that well together.
It is the most surprising part to me, considering how many older movies have been converted to 3D / restored in their 3D-version without having such a heavily filtered aspect.
It's even more surprising that you can find such an example within Cameron's own filmography with Titanic, whose BD 3D-release doesn't exhibit such waxiness at all (and looks instead very lovely, just like its 2D counter-part).

I tend to think that this new T2 restoration simply is screwed up because whatever the reason, 3D or not, somebody at SC thought it would look better with the DNR set up at 11 and compensated by some EE.
I'm quite sure SC have different teams working on different projects, and this clearly isn't the team working on their Vintage Classics UK brand, but rather the one that screwed up Purple Noon and thought the Bergman restorations would be better off DNRed.

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#1532 Post by MichaelB » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:21 am

James Cameron himself is very keen indeed on degraining, and I suspect he'd have contractually-mandated approval. But I've also heard from a friend in the business that the 4K disc is a disaster - he honestly thought he'd been sent the wrong thing at first.

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#1533 Post by tenia » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:35 am

James Cameron is keen on degraining, but the results so far never looked so poor (far from it), and in the case of Aliens, it was technically reasoned.
In the present case, it just looks like the UHE release of Predator, and I don't believe the 3D reasoning behind could ever justify so strongly filtering the movie.
MichaelB wrote:he honestly thought he'd been sent the wrong thing at first.
It's sadly not surprising that some would have reacted this way. :|

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#1534 Post by Caligula » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:13 am

BD's of Le Corbeau, Quai Des Orfèvres and La Prisonnière coming in March

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#1535 Post by Werewolf by Night » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:40 pm

Caligula wrote:BD's of Le Corbeau, Quai Des Orfèvres and La Prisonnière coming in March
In what country?

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#1536 Post by Caligula » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:43 pm

UK, as per Amazon.co.uk listings

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#1537 Post by kekid » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:45 am

Caligula wrote:UK, as per Amazon.co.uk listings
The French releases are completely English-friendly (including the supplements). Will UK releases be the same, apart from packaging?

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#1538 Post by MichaelB » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:31 pm

No reason to assume otherwise: the mere fact that the French discs are completely English-friendly suggests that one master was created for at least two territories (as is common practice for StudioCanal).

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#1539 Post by Finch » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:44 pm

If you don't mind French on the outer packaging there's no reason to wait till March and with these being Studio Canal, they won't be signficantly cheaper than the French discs for a good while yet. Plus, the stylish slim cases of the French discs do save space on the shelves.

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#1540 Post by kekid » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:13 pm

Finch wrote:If you don't mind French on the outer packaging there's no reason to wait till March and with these being Studio Canal, they won't be signficantly cheaper than the French discs for a good while yet. Plus, the stylish slim cases of the French discs do save space on the shelves.
Thank you, Finch and MichaelB, for your replies.

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#1541 Post by Caligula » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:07 am

4K resto of Dambusters being issued by Studio Canal on BD in the UK on 4 June 2018

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#1542 Post by Pepsi » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:30 pm

The French releases are completely English-friendly (including the supplements). Will UK releases be the same, apart from packaging?
The UK disc start with the option French / English, so they are identical. The transfer of La prisoner is gorgeous, both the picture and the sound. Watched it projected, simply unbelievable wonderful.

The film is interesting (a little dated). Couldn't stop thinking in the first 30 min, that i'm watching Tati's Playtime, and the rest is a mix of Peeping Tom and Belle de Jour.

If only Henri-Georges Clouzot knew that 50 years later everyone has a camera in their pocket, and every child can google those kind of picture's in a second.

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#1543 Post by L.A. » Thu May 17, 2018 2:40 pm

Caligula wrote:4K resto of Dambusters being issued by Studio Canal on BD in the UK on 4 June 2018
This indeed is getting an impressive release. Five discs! :shock:

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#1544 Post by EddieLarkin » Thu May 17, 2018 6:32 pm

And in its originally intended widescreen aspect ratio for the first time ever, albeit only as an extra exclusive to the expensive multi disc LE set.

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