Every now and again Amazon will have a bunch of Scream/Shout stuff go on a sweet discount but haven't noticed it lately.
The Semi Official Blu-Ray Thread - Page 131
I wonder what the Prequels would look like upscaled to 4k... me thinks TPM would be the sharper tool in the shed in terms of quality there.
I dunno. Revenge of the Sith is a pretty spectacular looking movie. Of all the current blus, it's the most jaw dropping...IMO. I realize that might be because it's the newest of the prequels but I also think it happens to have the most interesting cinematography..
Yes, but it's still 1080p whereas The Phantom Menace was shot on 35mm. Not talking about cinematography so much as quality.
TPM does have it. Looks like crap. Saw a 16x9 version On Demand and looked like plastic shit.
If Disney bothers to make a 4K transfer from the 35mm negative like they reportedly did for the original film, I can imagine what a vast improvement TPM will look. Even better, it would be the theatrical cut. I know the changes to TPM are generally ignored because nobody cared what Lucas changed compared to the OT, but stuff like the pod race flowed much better (and the additional footage looked awful, like it was still unfinished). I'm also one of the few that does not think the CG Yoda is an improvement over the puppet. It may look closer to the OT look of Yoda, but it has a less expressive performance than the puppet. Just compare how the two look during Yoda's "fear" speech and which comes off more animated.
1. I hated that puppet.
2. It establishes a certain continuity with the other prequels.
3. It wasn't crowbarring in special FX that didn't exist at the time. Adding CGI to a film from 1999 feels more like something along the lines of what the LOTR EEs did. It's a very different thing from putting CGI into a movie from the 70s..
I'm more weirded out by those pod race additions. That was some random ass bullshit that didn't make any kind of a difference one way or another except to interrupt the natural flow of the scene..
April Criterions announced:
- Rumble Fish
- Umbrellas of Cherbourg
- The Young Girls of Rochefort
- Woman of the Year
- Buena Vista Social Club
Will probably get Cherbourg, and I've been eager to see Tampopo for a while.
Is that the "Ultimate Hunter Edition?" Heard that was horrendous. Hoping FOX corrects their mistake and puts a new disc out this year for the 30 anniversary.
Well it's not exactly new but yes it's bathed in oil. I keep hoping for a 4k remaster at some point but I doubt it. Fox STILL won't release their Die Hard 4k remaster even though they have screened it in theaters and they just released yet another box set.
Yeah, I borrowed a friend's copy because mine is packed somewhere in a box that got shipped to the wrong address while moving. The good news is the box has been found and is on the way.
Tampopo is definitely worth a watch. I saw it in a film class in college, and never again, though I never forgot it.
Watched it again a few months ago with my wife before we went to Tokyo for vacation. For a movie that is primarily about making ramen noodles, it is pretty wild. The opening scene is straight out of a Wes Anderson movie. It has a conventional plot overall, but takes some interesting tangents. Definitely made me appreciate the level of effort put into making ramen which, before I went to Tokyo, I could care less about. Also watched The Ramen Girl, with Brittany Murphy, shortly after, before we went and um....that was fucking terrible. Seriously painful to watch.