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Old 06-06-17, 11:01 AM   #1
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The Outer Limits is coming to Blu-ray!

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Old 06-06-17, 11:27 AM   #2
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Re: The Outer Limits is coming to Blu-ray!

Cool, but will it really benefit from an HD transfer? I guess about the same as Twilight Zone.
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Re: The Outer Limits is coming to Blu-ray!

Were you not impressed by The Twilight Zone in HD? I haven't watched those discs in a few years, but at the time, I thought it was jaw-droppingly gorgeous, in the same league as many of the best-looking B&W feature films of the era.
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Old 06-06-17, 11:55 AM   #4
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TZone was pretty amazing. I wonder if we will ever get the newer Outer Limits series.
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Old 06-06-17, 01:17 PM   #5
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Re: The Outer Limits is coming to Blu-ray!

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TZone was pretty amazing. I wonder if we will ever get the newer Outer Limits series.
It would be nice since it never got a proper DVD release.

But it looks like it was one of those series that was shot on film and edited on tape, so they wouldneed to go back and reassemble the full episodes like they did for TNG.

At this point, I'd settle for full season DVDs with the uncensoredepisodes.
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Were you not impressed by The Twilight Zone in HD? I haven't watched those discs in a few years, but at the time, I thought it was jaw-droppingly gorgeous, in the same league as many of the best-looking B&W feature films of the era.
I never picked up TZ on blu-ray since I already have the complete season DVD sets.

I might consider getting TOL on blu-ray since I have the original DVD releases that were on DVD-14 and DVD-18 discs. I haven't revisited them in years, so I don't know if they're even playable. I had to exchange one set about nine times before I got one that would even play.
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I already have TOS on DVD, I'm still waiting for a proper release of the new Outer Limits series. All we have right now are the edited Canadian releases.
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Old 06-06-17, 01:58 PM   #8
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But it looks like it was one of those series that was shot on film and edited on tape, so they wouldneed to go back and reassemble the full episodes like they did for TNG.
Doing post-production on tape wasn't prevalent until the 1980s. I'd expect that the original Outer Limits was finished on film.
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Doing post-production on tape wasn't prevalent until the 1980s. I'd expect that the original Outer Limits was finished on film.
I'm pretty sure that he's responding to DthRdrX's mention of the newer series that started in '95. The original series would absolutely have been finished on film.
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Old 06-06-17, 02:18 PM   #10
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Twilight Zone on BD is stunning. I was never a big OL fan. I'm hoping for Alfred Hitchcock Presents to make it to BD though.
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Old 06-06-17, 02:47 PM   #11
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this is INCREDIBLE news!! Been waiting for years.. never thought it would see light of day. Fans of the show should be encouraging studios to bring out classic TV on bluray by purchasing this.. I only hope there are some special features...
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Cool, but will it really benefit from an HD transfer? I guess about the same as Twilight Zone.
I believe the original Outer Limits on DVD is from 480i masters used for the vhs tapes.
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Old 06-06-17, 03:44 PM   #13
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Would you believe that I still have the old, crappy DVD of Season one unopened after all of these years? It's true, this should be a revelation in quality, if encoded and transfered properly to Blu-ray.

The DVDs, from my understanding are very, very poor. Not only from VHS sources, but encoded at an extremely low bitrate, in order to cram the entire series on as few DVDs as possible.

So, I'll happily upgrade to Blu, but knowing how things usually go with Blu-ray releases, there will likely be some major screwup somewhere. They may try to release it in 16x9 non-OAR, or some such crap. This happened with THE WORLD AT WAR, which has since been re-released in proper OAR. I'll definitely wait for reviews before buying.
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Old 06-06-17, 04:09 PM   #14
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For a few hopeful moments I thought this meant the 1990s series was coming to Blu-ray, which I almost like more than the original Outer Limits.

The DVDs for Outer Limits were dreadful, so new transfers are essential.
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Old 06-06-17, 06:21 PM   #15
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This makes me happy.



Yep, one of my favorite shows, and those dvds need an upgrade.
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Old 06-06-17, 06:26 PM   #16
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I will be getting this for sure, but I have to say that anyone that is a fan of TTZone should trade up for the BDs while they can. They are outstanding.
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Re: The Outer Limits is coming to Blu-ray!

I bought both seasons digitally from Amazon years ago on sale and should watch them someday. I bought the new series at the same time, but they're three 12-episode "volumes" rather than complete seasons.
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Old 06-06-17, 07:52 PM   #18
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Re: The Outer Limits is coming to Blu-ray!

Great, this is one of my all-time favorite series.
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Old 06-07-17, 07:32 AM   #19
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Would you believe that I still have the old, crappy DVD of Season one unopened after all of these years? It's true, this should be a revelation in quality, if encoded and transfered properly to Blu-ray.

The DVDs, from my understanding are very, very poor. Not only from VHS sources, but encoded at an extremely low bitrate, in order to cram the entire series on as few DVDs as possible.
I believe it. I got the two sets at a very good price* but I never got around to opening them, even though I love the series. Of course, hearing all the negatives about the DVDs and their "playability" has made me reluctant to get them out.

* from "DVDSoon", I think. I'm still waiting to use the credits they gave me for a couple of orders they never fulfilled.
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Old 06-07-17, 09:15 AM   #20
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I own both the original DVDs (so far no playback issues) and the Australian set (backup set just in case - plus it's SS). I love the series but, coming from Kino Lorber, I expect it to be a bit pricey so will hold off for early reviews before making a purchase. But I really want this one. The DVDs, while watchable, just don't look that good. If they get TZ quality I'll spring for it for sure.

I, too, would like to see a re-release of unedited "New Outer Limits." I picked up the sampler discs, not expecting much, and was surprised at how well that one was done. After that I went ahead and picked up the US S1 (bargain price) and a few of the Canadian edited seasons but have yet to watch any of them.
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