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Author Topic: James Cameron on Aliens Blu-Ray  (Read 5308 times)

Corporal Hicks
Aug 16, 2010, 06:17:09 PM
Topic on: Aug 16, 2010, 06:17:09 PM

While speaking to James Cameron about his Avatar re-release, Coming Soon.net snuck in some questions about the upcoming Blu-Ray release of Aliens:

  • Cameron personally remastered Aliens with the same colourist he used on Avatar. In his words, it’s spectacular.
  • They de-noised it, de-grained it, up-rezed it and colour corrected every single frame.
  • He thinks it looks better than it looked in theatres.
  • This was done to the Special Edition.

The Blu-Ray is due out October 2010. Keep an eye on AvPGalaxy for some interesting Anthology related updates in the future. Thanks to DazAvP85.

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Cellien
Aug 16, 2010, 07:05:29 PM
Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2010, 07:05:29 PM
Well that's badass.


Jay Thomas
Aug 16, 2010, 07:19:59 PM
Reply #2 on: Aug 16, 2010, 07:19:59 PM
I hope he took out the shot of the Alien getting shot up that repeats in the Special Edition.

An Alien gets shot up while they're in the hive. Later, the shot is used again when the automatic turrets are firing.

Anyone else notice this?


sambomambo
Aug 16, 2010, 07:53:12 PM
Reply #3 on: Aug 16, 2010, 07:53:12 PM
I hope the didnt remove too much noise and certainly no grain, the predator special edition is f**king appalling!!!!


frostedone
Aug 16, 2010, 08:16:03 PM
Reply #4 on: Aug 16, 2010, 08:16:03 PM
I hope it is not waxy like the Predator re release Blu-ray.

That said this sounds very promising! I I have faith in Cameron's judgment and I hope someone posts screenshots soon!


randy4321
Aug 16, 2010, 09:35:58 PM
Reply #5 on: Aug 16, 2010, 09:35:58 PM
Ehh, nothing special.


randy4321
Aug 16, 2010, 09:44:07 PM
Reply #6 on: Aug 16, 2010, 09:44:07 PM
@thewoozy, yes we all saw that. It was obvious.


Joe117
Aug 16, 2010, 09:53:29 PM
Reply #7 on: Aug 16, 2010, 09:53:29 PM
<3


goneja
Aug 16, 2010, 10:37:51 PM
Reply #8 on: Aug 16, 2010, 10:37:51 PM
uh if you're a fan of this movie this is something special. to see james cameron in control of how this film is tweaked is important. This is actually my favorite movie of all time so to hear him say its better than it looked in theatres has me excited. The film definitely needed degraining we all know that.


Guts
Aug 16, 2010, 10:40:27 PM
Reply #9 on: Aug 16, 2010, 10:40:27 PM
First predator and now this? Awesome, i know what the first Blue-Rays im getting in a few months.


dachande89
Aug 16, 2010, 11:28:43 PM
Reply #10 on: Aug 16, 2010, 11:28:43 PM
Wow this actually makes me want a blu ray player....


RoaryUK
Aug 17, 2010, 01:05:01 AM
Reply #11 on: Aug 17, 2010, 01:05:01 AM
"They de-noised it, de-grained it, up-rezed it and colour corrected every single frame."  This needed to happen if ALIENS was going to translate to Blue Ray.  We all know (or should know) Camerons movie was made to look grainy deliberately, using 35mm film processessing, for a certain feel 70mm couldn't provide at the time.  But also well done to Cameron for breaking with that 80's tradition to bring his film up to date.


Griffith
Aug 17, 2010, 01:13:11 AM
Reply #12 on: Aug 17, 2010, 01:13:11 AM
My god... this is going to be f**king epic


RoaryUK
Aug 17, 2010, 01:29:27 AM
Reply #13 on: Aug 17, 2010, 01:29:27 AM
@thewoozy   I know what you mean and I kind of agree.  But you have to remember though, Aliens was an 80's movie, replays and loops (which is different and often used in Star Wars) were very common, and hardly noticable at the time.  In fact, there's over a dozen of these "replays"  in Aliens alone that have either been flipped, filtered (as in recoloured), speeded up or, as in the shot you mention, just repeated.  Personally I dont think Cameron will change anything, and why should he, we only notice them now because technology allows us to, but if it doesn't spoil the value of the film why bother??


Blaine
Aug 17, 2010, 03:01:09 AM
Reply #14 on: Aug 17, 2010, 03:01:09 AM
“They de-noised it, de-grained it, up-rezed it and colour corrected every single frame.”

Need to do that with AVPR next


 

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