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Author Topic: Why does everybody hate AVP: Requiem so much?  (Read 21335 times)


SiL
Feb 09, 2019, 10:36:25 PM
Reply #226 on: Feb 09, 2019, 10:36:25 PM
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You could always see it.

Just very poorly.



SM
Feb 09, 2019, 10:45:21 PM
Reply #228 on: Feb 09, 2019, 10:45:21 PM
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You can't notice what you can't see.


Voodoo Magic
Feb 09, 2019, 10:51:53 PM
Reply #229 on: Feb 09, 2019, 10:51:53 PM
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When you remember watching things that were so dark you couldn’t tell what was happening, and now you no longer have that problem through the entire movie...


MaineXeno
Feb 10, 2019, 12:36:03 AM
Reply #230 on: Feb 10, 2019, 12:36:03 AM
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I took some screenshots of scenes i remember not seeing well.

« Last Edit: Feb 10, 2019, 12:43:53 AM by MaineXeno »

The Old One
Feb 10, 2019, 12:43:28 AM
Reply #231 on: Feb 10, 2019, 12:43:28 AM
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Still looks dark as f**k, no different from my Blu-ray.


SM
Feb 10, 2019, 12:44:14 AM
Reply #232 on: Feb 10, 2019, 12:44:14 AM
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Yeah those aren't great examples.


MaineXeno
Feb 10, 2019, 12:47:15 AM
Reply #233 on: Feb 10, 2019, 12:47:15 AM
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 im still not a huge fan of the movie. i just gained a greater appreciation for some aspects of it because i could actual tell what was happening.


SiL
Feb 10, 2019, 01:51:38 AM
Reply #234 on: Feb 10, 2019, 01:51:38 AM
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Which is why we pay attention to this:

I didn’t notice any lightning issues at all.


I don't remember there being any problems with the lightning in the film. Aren't there only one or two strikes?

I took some screenshots of scenes i remember not seeing well.
That's exactly as bad as people have been talking about, though. There's so little contrast in the hive scene it's hard to tell what you're looking at. That trophy cabinet looks worse than it does on my DVD copy.


SM
Feb 10, 2019, 03:13:05 AM
Reply #235 on: Feb 10, 2019, 03:13:05 AM
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Voodoo Magic
Feb 10, 2019, 03:20:52 AM
Reply #236 on: Feb 10, 2019, 03:20:52 AM
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I took some screenshots of scenes i remember not seeing well.

Nice screenshots! I'm glad you had a much better experience. Some see these small computer screenshots of dark, moody scenes not appearing like bright rays of sunshine some sort of validation of disdain, regardless of how encouraged you are with your new experience. I for one am glad with the new enjoyment you found with the improved visibility, nor will be pretentious to accuse the clarity you've experienced as fictitious. Cheers!


The Old One
Feb 10, 2019, 03:30:00 AM
Reply #237 on: Feb 10, 2019, 03:30:00 AM
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No one's saying the image improvement is fictitious. We acknowledged that it isn't, from DVD to Blu-ray. It's still badly lit and colour timed on a basic filmmaking level, any student would be ashamed of.

It's not dark and moody, it's just badly done and passed off as that.  Alien is dark and moody, Covenant's dark and moody, Under The Skin's dark and moody, IWA Vampire's dark and moody- none of them are badly lit, or have severely f**ked up Blu-ray masters.


Voodoo Magic
Feb 10, 2019, 03:39:17 AM
Reply #238 on: Feb 10, 2019, 03:39:17 AM
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No one's saying there were not drastic problems Old One. But some people are saying while there were drastic problems, these problems were significantly improved with the blu-ray so much so it greatly improved our viewing experience. Myself, Huggs, Vermillion, MaineXeno. There's enough support here to validate credibility in the result.


The Old One
Feb 10, 2019, 03:54:20 AM
Reply #239 on: Feb 10, 2019, 03:54:20 AM
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It improved my viewing experience too, but not to the degree I would ever say;

"No lightning issues at all."
"Clear as daylight."
"Visibility was no longer an issue."

Making me think that there's a new release with the colour timing fixed that's been snuck under the radar, then posting screenshots identical to my Blu-ray causes frustration. Jus' hyperbolic statements because visibility is still an issue, the film is lit shamefully, a film student wouldn't get a C for lighting their film like Requiem.

Requiem's kind of amazing because I can't think of one basic filmmaking level it doesn't fail on, despite a good Predator design and the whip, the film has absolutely nothing going for it. It's the benchmark of bad for the A\/P Franchise.



 

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