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Old 05-06-13, 04:11 PM   #1
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True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks...the one TV series I would upgrade to Blu.
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

Damn it, it sounds like they're going to screw the pooch on X-FILES.
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Old 05-06-13, 05:15 PM   #4
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

yay for Twin Peaks, but boo on the X-files news. I'll hold on to my DVDs until those sets start making their way into the market and get reviewed.
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

Please give me True Lies already. Thanks.
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

twin peaks on blu-ray

not getting my hopes up until it's official.
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks!

Time to dump the DVD
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Old 05-06-13, 06:46 PM   #8
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

Wait, the BD Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Two is crap? Good thing I've been waiting for a price drop.
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

I'll probably pass on X-Files.

I already have the DVDs (that big box of the complete series) and I don't watch the DVDs enough to justify upgrading nine seasons of the program. I'm also not sure how much of an improvement it would be, particularly of the early seasons that look cheap and low budget.

Unlike TNG, which I did not own previously, which was a no-brainer for me to get on blu-ray.
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True Lies
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I'll certainly upgrade Twin Peaks
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

Shit.

Didn't even look at the source before posting. Great. More "Rumor mill" stuff. According to the last "update" these were planned for this year. Not holding my breath.

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And in other news, this would normally go in The Rumor Mill, but it's easier to just post it here: We've been checking with our industry sources and have confirmed that 20th Century Fox is definitely planning to bring director James Cameron's The Abyss and True Lies to Blu-ray at long last. Sources tell us that the hope is to do a big promotion with the titles sometime next year. Why the wait? Cameron is a pretty busy guy these days, so these things take time. (Hey, when was the last time you tried diving to the deepest point in the ocean?) Nevertheless, rest assured that the two long-awaited films are definitely coming to Blu in the not-too-distant future.
I guess "not so distant future" means 2014.
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Wait, the BD Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Two is crap? Good thing I've been waiting for a price drop.
No it's not crap... still a huge upgrade over the DVD set.

To Abyss and True Lies coming to BD
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Wait, the BD Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Two is crap? Good thing I've been waiting for a price drop.
As the above poster said, it's not crap, but it's not the quality of the seasons CBS is doing in-house. But even then, they still went back to the masters. It doesn't sound like they're going to be doing that with X-Files.
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Old 05-07-13, 02:39 PM   #15
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As the above poster said, it's not crap, but it's not the quality of the seasons CBS is doing in-house. But even then, they still went back to the masters. It doesn't sound like they're going to be doing that with X-Files.
What I understood from that article was that parts of the episode were upconverted, probably the effects-heavy scenes. There was talk of them having to back and basically recreated the effects so I guess they went for the cost-saving albeit suckier option.

Speaking of catalogue TV shows, I know Seinfeld has been rumored for a while. I was discussing that with a friend and he keeps arguing with me that the show wasn't shot on 35mm. Anyone has any reference they could share with me that I could shove in his face?
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

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Runtime 23 min
23 min (180 episodes)
Sound Mix Dolby
Color Color
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 (remastered re-runs)
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Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Negative Format 35 mm
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Printed Film Format Video (HDTV) (remastered re-runs)
Video (NTSC)
I'm definitely in for Twin Peaks and Abyss if/when they end up getting released.
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

From what I've seen of the HD broadcasts of Seinfeld, I would upgrade. I'd have to see some screenshots for the X-Files before I make the call.
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Seinfeld looks good in Syndication. At this point I wouldn't buy it as I've seen them many times and its on constantly.
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Seinfeld is the only TV show besides The Simpsons I would ever upgrade.

The Seinfeld HD prints look great as it is but I want the broadcast cuts, not the syndication edits playing on local affiliates or on TBS.
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

Thought this would be a relevant place to post this. Whenever I see True Lies in HD on the guide somewhere I always record it to see if by chance it's a new master. It's always been a cropped crapfest.

Well I noticed HDnet Movies is running it this month, and they always run OAR. I recorded it, and what do you know, it's OAR. Looks pretty good. I don't know if this is what will be used for an eventual Blu-ray, but if you have access to HDnet Movies you can get it through On Demand, or it will also be playing a few more times next week.

I had to delete my recording because I only got some of it due to a power issue. I can take a screen shot once my download is done if necessary.
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

For those Jazzing over Twin Peaks on blu, it would still be 1:33, can that show really look any better than the current dvd?
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For those Jazzing over Twin Peaks on blu, it would still be 1:33, can that show really look any better than the current dvd?
Let me get this straight, something can't benefit from an HD upgrade because it's natively in 1.33:1?
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For those Jazzing over Twin Peaks on blu, it would still be 1:33, can that show really look any better than the current dvd?
Simple answer? Yes. HD is HD no matter what the aspect ratio.
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Let me get this straight, something can't benefit from an HD upgrade because it's natively in 1.33:1?
Twilight Zone say's "Hi".

Plenty of 4:3 content has hit Blu-ray.
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Star Trek TOS and TNG being two more examples.
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