The duck is back.
The new Trinity Is Still My Name Blu-Ray from Germany is a big disappointment for me. I wasn’t excepting great quality because of the version they were putting out (and the bad shape of the source material) but would have been nice to at least have it look like film for the entire length.
Screenshots thanks to wicked-visionhttp://www.wicked-vision.com/.
EDIT: Just adding that the third screenshot does look okay to me as well, the first two do not.
So far Blu-Ray is a major dissapointment to me
I always have they used too much filters, resulting in (what I call) a plastic world. It doesn’t look like film, is not real, recalls the plastic cowboys and indians I used to play with when I was small (even smaller than Silence is today). Especially people’s faces look awfully unnatural. I watched some 20 minutes of GBU in the local library last saturday (the part with Tuco and Blondie in the desert) and I found image quality very poor. It doesn’t live. I prefer the normal DVD.
This Trinity BR seems to have the same problems, just look at the second screenshot. The third, on the other hand, looks okay to me.
Can just imagine me saying this aswell.
VHS aint that bad after all ;).
I heard that possibly it doesn’t have english.
Unfortunately the Italian Blu-Ray of GBU doesn’t have English soundtrack but it is way better than the MGM disc. (Unless you hate how film looks)
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is the first pics from MGM disc? I think it looks better, the lower pics look somehow weird, like a photo that’s been photoshopped a little bit too much.
Yes the first ones are MGM and second ones Mondo (filenames have mgm and mondo in them as well).
I’m not sure what you mean by the weird look/photoshopping… or do you mean the grain (at least photoshop actually does have grain filters)?
In my opinion the images from the Mondo disc look like film (lots of film grain is visible on those screencaps… it will look better in motion though) and more detailed (look at the “jacket” of the guy who is second closest to the camera on the second pic) while the MGM disc has been filtered to loose the film grain and looks smeared.
This is from a completely different film (no shit…) but does this look photoshopped to you as well?
Just trying to figure out what you mean by the weirdness. This image is from the Criterion Blu-Ray of the Seventh Seal and I think this is probably the closest it will resemble the original film until a better format than Blu-Ray comes along.
[quote=“Sundance, post:51, topic:660”]In my opinion the images from the Mondo disc look like film (lots of film grain is visible on those screencaps… it will look better in motion though) and more detailed (look at the “jacket” of the guy who is second closest to the camera on the second pic) while the MGM disc has been filtered to loose the film grain and looks smeared.[/quote]yeah, i meant the grain, it looks weird on screencaps but like you said you don’t probably notice that while watching the film.
[quote=“Sundance, post:49, topic:660”]MGM http://img5.imagebanana.com/view/84vnt90t/mgm014525.png
I agree with Sundance. Look at that guy’s hat who’s closest to camera, what a loss of detail and MGM looks too soft. It looks as they tried to get rid of all the grain.
Colors are also different. Mondo release has more warm/yellow colors while the MGM release has a blue tint similar to their dollar trilogy DVDs (and Paramoun’t OUaTitW).
MGM is also very slightly cropped from all four sides.
[quote=“Sundance, post:49, topic:660”]Unfortunately the Italian Blu-Ray of GBU doesn’t have English soundtrack but it is way better than the MGM disc. (Unless you hate how film looks)
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I do agree with you. The Mondo disc looks like film, the MGM like many blu-rays I’ve seen and didn’t like. I said before I thought they were too heavily filtered, as if life has been filtered from the film. It looks flat, unnatural.
And it’s not limited to films with a certain age; recently I saw a part of one of the Harry Potter movies, and had the same idea.
i think it really comes down to how good of a job the studio did with the release, just like with DVDs… the Bluray media has huge potential, as a single disc has over 6 times the capacity of a commercial DVD
also its going to depend largely on your setup… you need to have a good HD TV and proper cables
I’m glad to hear the GBU looks like shit though, as I just finally purchased the DVD
i would also imagine the bigger studios like MGM wouldn’t do as good of a job with a release for something like GBU as a more specialized company would with a cult type film… seems like MGM would just do a quick job on the disc to get it out and make money from it…
but surely the Blue Underground discs are quite good, and releases like Severin’s of Inglorious Bastards
What kind of Spaghetti-westerns are available on blu-ray? I know for a fact that the Good, the Bad and the Ugly is.
I do have a very, very good HD-version of Once Upon a Time In The West that I downloaded, but I cant find a Blu-Ray release of it. Maybe its a rip from a old HD-DVD release?
some discussion here about discs
Ok, thanks for the link. I see that there are very limited releases on blu-ray. I dont think Ill be ordering A Fistfull of dollars without english audio. I was raised watching the Leone-films with english audio, I wouldnt watch it with Italian in a million years. Other spaghetti-westerns on the other hand, I wouldnt mind.
yeah, not much available for now and i’m sure it will be a while
would expect to see the other Leone films soon and maybe something like Django if Blue Underground decided it was worth the trouble
Silver Saddle from Koch would of been a good one, but I’m not sure if they decided to go ahead with that release or not