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nkWhiteStar  
#1 Posted : Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:55:20 PM(UTC)
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This is an interesting train of thought I got after hearing the UK Blu Ray releases for "Citizen Kane" and "An American Werewolf in Paris" are of a very poor quality and should be avoided.

This can also be said for the Phase 1 Marvel Blu Ray set, which has features and commentaries missing compared to the US release.

Have any of you heard of releases like these which should be avoided if you want a good quality version of the film? (includ the region in your answer too)

Example - Citizen Kane Blu Ray release (UK)
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#2 Posted : Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:18:16 AM(UTC)
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(Not sure if this is along the lines you were thinking of but...)

I hated the "Ultimate Director's Cut" DVD of the 1979 film "The Warriors". The 'comic book sequences' that was used between scenes was distracting and damn cheap-looking, and they made the movie too... clear? They cleaned up the screen of pings and scratches and brightened the picture up to be too intense. The earlier, cheaper, non-adjusted version on DVD felt more like a movie of the 70's, and the super-clean version just didn't.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, November 29, 2014 8:18:50 PM(UTC)
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(Not sure if this is along the lines you were thinking of but...)

I hated the "Ultimate Director's Cut" DVD of the 1979 film "The Warriors". The 'comic book sequences' that was used between scenes was distracting and damn cheap-looking, and they made the movie too... clear? They cleaned up the screen of pings and scratches and brightened the picture up to be too intense. The earlier, cheaper, non-adjusted version on DVD felt more like a movie of the 70's, and the super-clean version just didn't.


Yeah, that's a very good example in terms of you mentioning it being too "clear". Over restoration can make old films look too flat and they lose the... "fel" of an old film. I've heard of several occurances where that has happened to Blu Ray releases, and has also happened to their soundtrack being cleaned too far as well.

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