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Author Topic: Alien Haunts 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray on Alien Day 2019  (Read 25680 times)

Huggs
Apr 01, 2019, 10:43:28 PM
Reply #150 on: Apr 01, 2019, 10:43:28 PM
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Release a new Blu-ray anthology that actually has clips for the discs and not those slipspaces that scratch them up. Cover it all in hallet's art and include a Blu-ray of the tongal shorts.



The Old One
Apr 04, 2019, 02:19:14 PM
Reply #152 on: Apr 04, 2019, 02:19:14 PM
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According to FilmArena (Premium 4K Steelbook creator) the whole saga is coming...
in the next one or two years.



The Old One
Apr 04, 2019, 02:25:55 PM
Reply #154 on: Apr 04, 2019, 02:25:55 PM
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No, they're fairly reliable. Buddy-buddy with Fox.


Voodoo Magic
Apr 04, 2019, 02:31:47 PM
Reply #155 on: Apr 04, 2019, 02:31:47 PM
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One or two years seems so noncommittal though. And I wonder if they heard that pre or post Disnox.




The Old One
Apr 12, 2019, 06:37:48 PM
Reply #158 on: Apr 12, 2019, 06:37:48 PM
Q
Blu-Ray and 4K Space Jockey Comparison.




« Last Edit: Apr 12, 2019, 06:40:26 PM by The Old One »


The Old One
Apr 12, 2019, 06:56:34 PM
Reply #160 on: Apr 12, 2019, 06:56:34 PM
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Natural colour returns!

By all accounts the 4K is fantastic.
Apparently branching destroyed the "DC" though.




Voodoo Magic
Apr 12, 2019, 08:06:00 PM
Reply #163 on: Apr 12, 2019, 08:06:00 PM
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Grain was gone in the Anthology restoration iirc.

https://alien-archives.com/2019/04/12/alien-40th-anniversary-4k-uhd-review/

"Grain was gone" is not what super 4K enthusiasts would want to hear. They're all about the natural film grain, especially with older movies, arguing it will present the movie the way the director intended to be seen. DNR digital noise reduction is usually considered the most evil of evils. The 4K enthusiast demand for grain is so crazy, that sometimes studios add grain for texture in post to 4K new movies that didn't even use film in the first place, but rather were filmed digitally. Yep they create artificial grain exclusively for the 4K disc.

I've watched "Predator" and "Predator 2" in 4K and the grain was just too much for me in Predator, too distracting. But so many reviewers found the transfer to be exemplary. It's fascinating.

I digress.

Per the link you shared:

"With that said—there are flaws in this presentation. As with the 2010 Blu-ray, there has been some sort of unnecessary, digital grain management applied to the new 4K transfer, which occasionally results in some odd, potentially distracting abnormalities in the film’s natural grain field. For the most part this is not very noticeable, and only the most sensitive or hawk-eyed viewers will notice it."


The Old One
Apr 12, 2019, 08:10:04 PM
Reply #164 on: Apr 12, 2019, 08:10:04 PM
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Predator 1987's grain is 100% the original negative and the reviewer majority is correct, it's fantastic.
It's DNR Blu-ray is garbage.

The 'grain-management' of Alien 4K is a lighter version of DNR.

« Last Edit: Apr 12, 2019, 08:17:44 PM by The Old One »

 

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