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post #6801 of 6876
Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

However, if you bought the Twin Peaks Entire Mystery blu-ray set, there's no need to get FWWM. I think the Criterion has a new Sheryl Lee interview and maybe a couple of other things, but I think everything else is the same as the Entire Mystery disc.

 

Can anyone confirm or deny that the Criterion FWWM blu-ray audio is or isn't the same mix from the MISSING PIECES blu-ray box set? The image quality on the box set's FWWM was top-notch but I found the sound lacking (listening to the 7.1 mix through a 5.1 system).

 

When compared to the New Line Home Video LaserDisc from 1992, the LD non-compressed audio was actually much stronger and surround-aggressive, really. I'm considering picking up Criterion's FWWM disc, but only if the audio is a marked improvement over the MISSING PIECES box version. 

post #6802 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Engineer View Post

 

When compared to the New Line Home Video LaserDisc from 1992, the LD non-compressed audio was actually much stronger and surround-aggressive, really. I'm considering picking up Criterion's FWWM disc, but only if the audio is a marked improvement over the MISSING PIECES box version. 

This review quoted this, from the notes:

 

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 Supervised by director David Lynch, this digital transfer was scanned from the 35mm original camera negative by MK2 at Eclair Laboratories in Vanves, France, and restored in 4K resolution at CBS Television City in Hollywood. The 7.1 surround soundtrack was created in 2014 by recording mixer Dean Hurley and Lynch at the director's own Asymmetrical Studio in Los Angeles.

So, it seems like it's the same one as the one from the box set. Speaking of, it appears that set might be out of print? It's going for $158 on Amazon.

post #6803 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

This review quoted this, from the notes:


 
So, it seems like it's the same one as the one from the box set. Speaking of, it appears that set might be out of print? It's going for $158 on Amazon.

The US version is OOP, but you can buy the British set (which is region-free) for less than $28 brand new on Amazon, with Prime shipping.
post #6804 of 6876

That's what I did!  All hail region-free!

post #6805 of 6876

February Criterions Announced:

 

- Night of the Living Dead

- Tom Jones

- The Hero

- An Actor's Revenge

 

Two other upcoming releases that aren't dated yet - Silence of the Lambs and Elevator to the Gallows.

 

 

NotLD has some pretty great extras:

 

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  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
  • New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary R. Streiner, and presented uncompressed on the Blu-ray
  • Night of Anubis, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film
  • New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
  • Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
  • New piece featuring Russo about the commercial and industrial-film production company where key Night of the Living Dead filmmakers got their start
  • Two audio commentaries from 1994, featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor
    Judith O’Dea, and more
  • Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
  • New programs about the editing, the score, and directing ghouls
  • New interviews with Gary R. Streiner and Russel W. Streiner
  • Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans
post #6806 of 6876

I'm showing SOTL and ETTG for February as well.  At least, they indicate to be as such in the email that I received.

post #6807 of 6876

Criterion updated their page; SOTL will be out 2/13, and Elevator will be out 2/6.

 

post #6808 of 6876

Don't forget ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS.  That film is a thing of beauty.

post #6809 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
 

Don't forget ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS.  That film is a thing of beauty.

I didn't.

 

It looks like ETTG will have the same cover as the DVD.

post #6810 of 6876

Looks like there are a few updates for SOTL from their older Criterion DVD (which I own):

 

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    • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
    • Audio commentary from 1994 featuring director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas
    • New interview with critic Maitland McDonagh
    • Thirty-five minutes of deleted scenes
    • Interview from 2005 with Demme and Foster
    • Inside the Labyrinth, a 2001 documentary
    • Page to Screen, a 2002 program about the adaptation
    • Scoring “The Silence,” a 2004 interview program featuring composer Howard Shore
    • Understanding the Madness, a 2008 program featuring interviews with retired FBI special agents
    • Original behind-the-scenes featurette
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin along with, in the Blu-ray edition, a new introduction by Foster; an account of the origins of the character Hannibal Lecter by author Thomas Harris; and a 1991 interview with Demme
post #6811 of 6876

Man, I love the Miles Davis score to ETTG so much...

 

 

post #6812 of 6876

FYI, for those with Filmstruck, they just put the entire FWWM Blu, with extras, on their Criterion Channel.

post #6813 of 6876
The Suspiria blu ray is finally up for pre-order on Amazon. Been waiting a long time for this one. But it's $90!! I've tried to find out why to no avail. Anyone know why?
post #6814 of 6876

I asked a friend about it and it sounds like this is Synapse's biggest project in terms of restoration.  It's one they've been obsessively working on for years to make sure they get it right.  So a lot of time, effort, and money went into it... particularly for a small boutique company that specializes in bluray releases like this.  A lot of costs to recoup.

 

Also, you can get it for less at their official site:

 

http://synapse-films.com/blu-ray/suspiria-40th-anniversary-limited-edition-steelbook/

 

 

I assume that if this limited edition does well, they'll eventually release a more 'reasonably' priced version in a regular case without all the toppings?

post #6815 of 6876

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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

I assume that if this limited edition does well, they'll eventually release a more 'reasonably' priced version in a regular case without all the toppings?

Correct.  That's been Synapse's MO up to this point, anyway.  I would be extremely surprised if we didn't see a $30 (or less) version within a couple of months.

post #6816 of 6876
I've already made peace with laying down the dough for the $90 one. Especially if they start throwing around "limited" talk. Suspiria is a favorite of mine and frankly....I feel Synapse deserves my money. They do EXCELLENT work and that sort of thing needs to be supported. Anybody who's seen their Demons blu ray should know what I'm talking about. It is EYE POPPING. Seriously it is as good picture and sound wise as anything I've ever seen..
post #6817 of 6876

good on you, fraid!

 

but it's available on Synapse's site for just under $50

 

you should pre-order it from them directly!

 

(unless the amazon purchase comes with something more?)

post #6818 of 6876
Lol oh shut up Nooj....you know what I mean!
post #6819 of 6876

uh... but I wasn't being snarky

 

I was just praising you for supporting Synapse's efforts with your money...

post #6820 of 6876
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

I asked a friend about it and it sounds like this is Synapse's biggest project in terms of restoration.  It's one they've been obsessively working on for years to make sure they get it right.  So a lot of time, effort, and money went into it... particularly for a small boutique company that specializes in bluray releases like this.  A lot of costs to recoup.

 

Also, you can get it for less at their official site:

 

http://synapse-films.com/blu-ray/suspiria-40th-anniversary-limited-edition-steelbook/

 

I assume that if this limited edition does well, they'll eventually release a more 'reasonably' priced version in a regular case without all the toppings?

 

Looks like a torrent is already up.  It's a big one, over 100 gigabytes, but worth it.  

post #6821 of 6876
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

uh... but I wasn't being snarky

I was just praising you for supporting Synapse's efforts with your money...
I can never tell with you! But I hope it was obvious that I wasn't really trying to be a dick.

But I do believe that smaller labels who go above and beyond in such ways deserve to have their efforts rewarded. We need so much more of that sort of thing.

So what can I get you for Christmas so I can be sure we're besties again? You want one too?
post #6822 of 6876
I didn't even see anything that could suggest you were being a dick...
post #6823 of 6876
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

I didn't even see anything that could suggest you were being a dick...
Oh good! I worry about that a lot. I hate thinking that I might've inadvertently offended someone or caused them even the tiniest bit of bad feelings. Which is probably silly because INTERNET....but I can't change my nature *shrugs*
post #6824 of 6876
Which probably means I'm a big puss but whatevs lol..
post #6825 of 6876

So for anyone that kind of loves this movie, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is coming to Blu-ray March 27th with a new transfer and extras.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Behind-the-Mask-The-Rise-of-Leslie-Vernon-Blu-ray/192265/

post #6826 of 6876

Just received my copy of Superman, The Movie: Extended Cut from Warner Archive and it's pretty sweet-- this is the 188-minute version prepared for TV broadcast in the 80s, only ever seen in pan-and-scan and never before released commercially. No extras, but the second disc is the 2000 Director's Cut with all the original supplements so if you don't yet own the title at all this (the "Two-Movie Collection") is the edition to get.

 

Although if someone has a loose copy of the Theatrical blu with the original sound mix, gimme a holler.


Edited by Hammerhead - 12/8/17 at 2:49pm
post #6827 of 6876

March Criterion releases:

WOMEN IN LOVE

THE AGE OF INNOCCENCE

BAAL

PAUL WHITEMAN AND HIS BAND IN KING OF JAZZ

PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (newly restored)

post #6828 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

March Criterion releases:

WOMEN IN LOVE

THE AGE OF INNOCCENCE

BAAL

PAUL WHITEMAN AND HIS BAND IN KING OF JAZZ

PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (newly restored)

Definitely getting Joan of Arc and Age of Innocence, one of my personal favorite Scorseses. it's a prime example of one of my favorite sub-genres: Long, Slow Literary Adaptations Featuring A Narrator Reading Passages From The Book.

 

I've never seen Women in Love. Hopefully this means it will be showing up on Filmstruck at some point.

post #6829 of 6876

Looks like No Country For Old Men's about to get the Criterion treatment:

 

 

 

(Leaked through FilmStruck's Instagram account.)

post #6830 of 6876

Nice.

 

Now, if they'd only give VANISHING POINT, SEVEN DAYS IN MAY, and JEREMIAH JOHNSON the Criterion treatment, I'd be over the moon.

post #6831 of 6876

I'd love a Criterion Hudsucker Proxy. Probably going to be a few more years at this rate.

post #6832 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

Nice.

 

Now, if they'd only give VANISHING POINT, SEVEN DAYS IN MAY, and JEREMIAH JOHNSON the Criterion treatment, I'd be over the moon.

Seven Days in May is on Filmstruck now.

post #6833 of 6876

Criterion WINS. Their 2018 lineup was already incredible, even before this news today.

 

post #6834 of 6876

I totally get the Criterion love.  Totally.

 

But can we maybe, just a little, mention that their failure to adopt the UHD format (at least for new releases, if they aren't going to rescan the old ones) is taking just a bit of the sheen off that brand?  

post #6835 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

I totally get the Criterion love.  Totally.

 

But can we maybe, just a little, mention that their failure to adopt the UHD format (at least for new releases, if they aren't going to rescan the old ones) is taking just a bit of the sheen off that brand?  

I'm not buying any more physical media after Blu-Ray ends, so personally, I'm fine with their transition to Filmstruck. Until then, I'll scan, oh, the next 3-4 Barnes & Noble sales and I'll probably be done.

post #6836 of 6876
I'll never adopt UHD so I'm okay with just blu.
post #6837 of 6876

I'm doing UHD but I'm being very, very selective in what I purchase in terms of physical media anymore.  With our new smart tv set up, I can stream virtually anything that I want, so my need to BUY BUY BUY BUY is going...well...bye bye.

 

But the three films that I mentioned are personal favorites, and I'd love to see them get the Criterion treatment in terms of polish and content.

post #6838 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

I'm not buying any more physical media after Blu-Ray ends ...

 

I admire your resolve  

post #6839 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

I'm doing UHD but I'm being very, very selective in what I purchase ...

 

They are being incredibly slow to adapt the format, particularly for the 20-40 that everyone would buy immediately, so that's helping to keep my purchases manageable.  

post #6840 of 6876

Blu-ray is the end of the road for me and physical media. Though I've lied to myself plenty in the past so who knows?

post #6841 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post

 

I admire your resolve  

I couldn't have done it without my worsening eyesight.

post #6842 of 6876

I can't see myself abandoning physical media until physical media stops getting made entirely.  I like having an actual library of titles lined up on a shelf, that goes for both movies and books. 

post #6843 of 6876
I stream content I already physically own way more than I ever thought I would, like a dirty, no good traitor. But every now and then I’ll whip out the Blu-ray and it makes me realize how much better the picture is. It’s resulted in me being less lazy with my viewing habits.
post #6844 of 6876

Blu-Ray definitely looks better than any medium for me, so I'm mainly focused on getting stuff I'll want to see more than once. (my blind buy days are pretty much over) However, I probably won't be upgrading my 1080p TV for a while, so there's no point in trying to upgrade.

post #6845 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

Blu-Ray definitely looks better than any medium for me, so I'm mainly focused on getting stuff I'll want to see more than once. (my blind buy days are pretty much over) However, I probably won't be upgrading my 1080p TV for a while, so there's no point in trying to upgrade.

 

I really suggest, particularly with falling prices, that you at least glance at an HDR set in a home viewing environment.  

 

HDR makes more of a difference than 4k vs. 1080p, IMO.

post #6846 of 6876
I recently got an HDR set after the old 1080p started sputtering to death. The only content I've seen in "HDR" is what Netflix offers, and it didn't even seem that much of an upgrade from 1080p. Of course, I only got a 50 inch set, so I may not be seeing the benefits I could from a bigger set.
post #6847 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan View Post

I recently got an HDR set after the old 1080p started sputtering to death. The only content I've seen in "HDR" is what Netflix offers, and it didn't even seem that much of an upgrade from 1080p. Of course, I only got a 50 inch set, so I may not be seeing the benefits I could from a bigger set.

 

First, make sure your source AND your receiver (if video content is filtering through it) is actually HDR enabled (can be surprisingly tricky with netflix).

 

Second, your old HDMI cable may not be capable of HDR.  If not, it will automatically downgrade.  2.0 or 2.2 is the HDR standard, I can't recall at the moment.  

 

Third, not all HDR sources are created equal.  Some Netflix is very noticeable (Marco Polo, the documentaries), on some it's barely present (The Punisher).  On video game consoles and UHD disks the difference is amazing.  

 

Fourth, believe it or not, but some HDR televisions actually don't always default to HDR even for HDR sources.  Make sure that's turned on.  

post #6848 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan View Post

I recently got an HDR set after the old 1080p started sputtering to death. The only content I've seen in "HDR" is what Netflix offers, and it didn't even seem that much of an upgrade from 1080p. Of course, I only got a 50 inch set, so I may not be seeing the benefits I could from a bigger set.

First, make sure your source AND your receiver (if video content is filtering through it) is actually HDR enabled (can be surprisingly tricky with netflix).

Second, your old HDMI cable may not be capable of HDR.  If not, it will automatically downgrade.  2.0 or 2.2 is the HDR standard, I can't recall at the moment.  

Third, not all HDR sources are created equal.  Some Netflix is very noticeable (Marco Polo, the documentaries), on some it's barely present (The Punisher).  On video game consoles and UHD disks the difference is amazing.  

Fourth, believe it or not, but some HDR televisions actually don't always default to HDR even for HDR sources.  Make sure that's turned on.  

This is pretty simple. In this case it's a Sony smart TV and so far I've only seen "HDR mode" when playing certain titles on the Netflix app (in this case Daredevil). It was initially annoying because the factory settings had the damned auto luminance set to max, so the luminance would fluctuate to an annoying degree. I fixed this by setting it to minimum like in all other non-HDR settings, so it has a more consistent "brightness" (not to be confused with black level).

So far that's the only way I've seen "HDR mode". None of my other input sources go above 1080p. I do have a PS4, but I've never used it for any gaming (I got it on Christmas 2016, but have developed zero interest in gaming).
post #6849 of 6876
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

 

Fourth, believe it or not, but some HDR televisions actually don't always default to HDR even for HDR sources.  Make sure that's turned on.  

 

This is a good point. On Samsung TV's you have to enable HDR for each HDMI input.

 

I went through this just recently when I upgraded my ROKU. You will need all you devices to be HDCP 2.2 compatible while also supporting HDMI 2.0a. Normally, I would say that's it, as digital is digital and the cable doesn't matter but in this case it does. You need to get a suitable quality HDMI cable as well. Make it as short as it can be, and make sure it's a High Speed HDMI cable (they generally show with ethernet too). You don't need to get diamond encrusted Monster cables, but just don't buy the 3 dollar special. And be aware, even if you get 10 cables of the same type, there maybe some duds in there. I have same issue with Display Port cables for my gaming rig. I redid all the cables for my setup and I bought certified Monoprice cables and I had 3 duds in a pack of 10. Also, if you're running through a AVR make sure that your AVR can pass through everything (and your upscaling/passing through not downscaling) and that you have decent cables to the AVR and to the TV. 

 

You can easily tell if your passing HDR as the backlight on your TV will max out. The reason why I mention this is my Samsung does not display the format panel if you are passing through a AVR. I can look at the image info on my AVR and see it is good but it wasn't as easy on the TV. (I will mention I could use info on the TV, but I use a universal remote, and the quickest way was just to check the backlight). 

post #6850 of 6876

Apparently no US release of a 3D disc for Thor: Ragnarok. Not even as a retailer exclusive. That's disappointing.

 

Disney discs are region free, right?

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