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John Kreese
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It all depends on the quality of the transfer and the source. Some of the best looking blu-rays are old movies. The Searchers, Casablanca, 2001, and Jaws, for example, looks absolutely fantastic. But these transfers were all recently done with latest technology and transferred from the original negatives, which were painstakingly restored. Most Blu-Ray releases are simply copies of the HD video master that would have been done for their first vhs/dvd releases, and the technology has progressed quite a bit in the last few years.
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quote:
Originally posted by Zigyma7ik:
I haven't seen that many Blurays but at least most old movies (70's/80's) are not worth the change. I really don't see why people get a hard on with this.

They make a huge difference.

Even simple flicks like Adventures in Babysitting and particularly Trading Places look great in HD, especially on bigger screens. Try watching the same movie from DVD and then BluRay on a 65"+ screen.

Grain is normal on older movies, it doesn't mean they're not full HD. Using NR to rid the grain is seen as sacrilegious.

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No it doesn't make a HUGE difference. I did watch some dvd's before the Bluray and it shows improvement but not as expected. Sorry man, but i leave Bluirays for new movies. Give me good ol' grainy flicks all day long.
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quote:
Originally posted by Zigyma7ik:
No it doesn't make a HUGE difference. I did watch some dvd's before the Bluray and it shows improvement but not as expected. Sorry man, but i leave Bluirays for new movies. Give me good ol' grainy flicks all day long.

As I said, you see more of the original film grain with HD. Standard def makes the image softer so in fact you see less of your favoured "good ol'" grain and more importantly picture detail.

BTTF comparison (look at the detail in the newspaper as an example and even the plates on the DeLorean).

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Yah I know... but still I'm not convince. I rather stay without changes for the old ones. Blurays for new flicks.
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Dude resize the pics..
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quote:
Originally posted by Zigyma7ik:
Dude resize the pics..

That would defeat the point of the comparison, the BD shots were slightly reduced by the host already.

Some newer movies will eventually look even worse than their older counterparts. Once Upon a Time in Mexico and The Phantom Menace were both shot digitally at a native resolution of 1080P so will never look any better than they do currently (which is fine for now). The remastering of The Wizard of Oz was scanned in at 8K (7680x4320) due to film having (technically) no maximum resolution.

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Well for the thread's sake, can you take them off... Who cares about the comparison really.
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quote:
Originally posted by Zigyma7ik:
Well for the thread's sake, can you take them off... Who cares about the comparison really.

It's 2012, not 1998. I doubt anyone is using dial-up.

A picture is worth a thousand words, which is handy to counter such misinformation as "there's no difference between DVD and BluRay".

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I haven't picked it up yet. I would almost rather watch a friend's copy of the blu-ray before upgrading. The Breakfast Club actually did look substantially better on blu-ray than the dvd (which was a shock, considering the the nature of the movie). On my tv it looked much better than the DVD, but others that I have upgraded didn't improve much at all, and from what I've read and heard about the Sixteen Candles upgrade, I'm uncertain.
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I know this is old news, but I just re-watched SC, but for the first time on Blu - never seen this in HD before. Wow. The Picture Quality (PQ) was amazing - I never thought the film could look this good. The audio was also great.

Some comments about the film:

-Though PIP is my #1 favorite John Hughes-related film, SC is up there as well. Very good story, great casting, solid soundtrack, and hilarious scenes. I honestly can't see a teen movie like this being made today - impossible.

-There are some scenes in here that I'm sure would raise eyebrows, even today. The scene I always cringe at is when Samantha's (MR) grandparents see her for the first time in a while (presumably), and they're both blatantly talking about the size of her chest - very awkward & cringe-worthy [Frown]

-Long Duk Dong - though being very politically incorrect - was hilarious. I liked how the little brother described him as "being named after a duck's dork." - LOL

- I hate weddings with a passion; however, I would pay to go to a wedding where the bride was so zonked out on muscle relaxants that she embarrassed her whole family, as in this film - f$@#%$% classic! LOL.

-It's worth noting that the actor who played Ginny's husband (John Kapelos) also played the janitor in the iconic The Breakfast Club, the following year.

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