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it'smebilly 10th November 2012 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Stephen@Cult Labs (Post 291287)
Just watching the Lionsgate BD of Curse Of Frankenstein. My God, why did they even release it on BD? The quality is bloody awful. Could they not have spent some more money and had it restored? No wonder they loaded it with extras...to make up for the shoddy picture quality!

I thought it got better as it went a long, did you not think? It was a bit of a shock to begin with though. This is probably about as good as it gets from what I've read, I'd still rather have it than not.:)

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Stephen@Cult Labs 10th November 2012 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by it'smebilly (Post 291312)
I thought it got better as it went a long, did you not think? It was a bit of a shock to begin with though. This is probably about as good as it gets from what I've read, I'd still rather have it than not.:)

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I just said this very thing to someone, that it's probably the best it's going to look. It's bad when you comapre it to the Studio Canal Hammer BD's though.

keirarts 10th November 2012 08:09 AM

Out of curiosity, was it a different team that restored curse of frankenstein. I only ask because it might explain the poorer quality.

Stephen@Cult Labs 10th November 2012 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by keirarts (Post 291333)
Out of curiosity, was it a different team that restored curse of frankenstein. I only ask because it might explain the poorer quality.

That's a very good question.

keirarts 10th November 2012 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Stephen@Cult Labs (Post 291335)
That's a very good question.

I know there was some controvosy over Devil rides out (to say the least) but re-watching the older dvd release then watching the blu-ray just hit home how much the changes improved the film, and Dracula had some issues as well (more due to teething problems with restoring the older hammer titles imo mixed with some unfortunate technical issues) but Hammer re-issued the disc and fixed those problems. That aside i've been pleased with Hammers restorations, I havent picked up CURSE yet, i've seen a friends disc and it does look ropey to say the least. It would be interesting to see if it was the same team and the materials just were beyond a proper restoration, or someone somewhere botched the job. Hopefully some aspiring film journo's can find out!

Stephen@Cult Labs 10th November 2012 09:14 AM

Just arrived. The BUY sticker is a nice touch.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/10/7u5evave.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/11/ahy9arum.jpg

fuzzymctiger 10th November 2012 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Stephen@Cult Labs (Post 291342)
Just arrived. The BUY sticker is a nice touch.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/10/7u5evave.jpg

I was reading on a thread on blu ray.com, a whole lot of people bagging the transfer for this, and accusing it of being an exact same transfer as a HDTV print.

Personally, from the caps I think it looks great and I'm definantly getting it.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 10th November 2012 10:13 AM

Hitchcock: Masterpiece Collection arrived today, but Stephen's curse has struck and there are two scratches on the outer casing one on the inside! Needless to say, it's going back to HMV for one in pristine condition when you spend 100 on a Blu-ray set (or DVD set), you expect the packaging to be free from scratches.

Stephen@Cult Labs 10th November 2012 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Nosferatu@Cult Labs (Post 291350)
Hitchcock: Masterpiece Collection arrived today, but Stephen's curse has struck and there are two scratches on the outer casing – one on the inside! Needless to say, it's going back to HMV for one in pristine condition – when you spend 100 on a Blu-ray set (or DVD set), you expect the packaging to be free from scratches.

And free from bashes! One corner of my James Bond set was bashed. Didn't notice it for a couple of weeks because I kept the card slip around it. But with it being a thick sturdy box, I wasn't expecting any bashes or dings!

Just had a quick look at They Live. It's not great. It's probably the worst transfer I've seen from Scream Factory. Granted, I've only seen Halloween II & III, but it's not as good as those transfers.

PaulD 10th November 2012 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Stephen@Cult Labs (Post 291354)
Just had a quick look at They Live. It's not great. It's probably the worst transfer I've seen from Scream Factory. Granted, I've only seen Halloween II & III, but it's not as good as those transfers.


Is it a significant upgrade over the dvd? Would you say it's still worth getting?


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