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Old 07-30-07, 10:31 AM
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An even better reason to wait for the upcoming discs... the current transfer is lousy, one of the worst new transfers I've seen in a long while. There are so many jaggies, moire problems, shimmering, and jitter that it seems to me that something most have gone wrong in the transfer process. This isn't simply one or two brief blips, but consistently poor, perhaps even growing worse as the disc progresses (or maybe I was just becoming more and more aware of the seemingly endless artifacts).
Old 07-30-07, 12:26 PM
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I only picked it up since it was said that the theatrical version will only be available in this standard DVD release, so I'm treating it as an expensive "supplement" to the eventual HD release. Otherwise, I would gladly wait.
Old 07-30-07, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard Malloy
An even better reason to wait for the upcoming discs... the current transfer is lousy, one of the worst new transfers I've seen in a long while. There are so many jaggies, moire problems, shimmering, and jitter that it seems to me that something most have gone wrong in the transfer process. This isn't simply one or two brief blips, but consistently poor, perhaps even growing worse as the disc progresses (or maybe I was just becoming more and more aware of the seemingly endless artifacts).
I was under the impression the movie makers made this movie to look like a vintage 70's movie, even with the vintage WB and Paramount logos at the beginning. I watched Zodiac last night and I thought it was one of the best serial killer true stories I have ever seen....
Old 07-30-07, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildo1966
I was under the impression the movie makers made this movie to look like a vintage 70's movie, even with the vintage WB and Paramount logos at the beginning. I watched Zodiac last night and I thought it was one of the best serial killer true stories I have ever seen....
By making the movie 'look' like it is from the 70's, you are correct. However what Richard Malloy is referring to is authoring and mastering issues with the DVD when it was produced. Shimmering and artifacting is unacceptable with any new DVD release IMO, just as Richard stated.
Old 07-30-07, 03:29 PM
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Yes, this is definitely a technical problem with the way the film was transferred to digital or encoded on the DVD. Stair-step jaggies, moire patterns, and shimmering have nothing to do with the 70s aesthetic that the film vaguely adheres to.

Good police procedural, and probably the best Fincher film I've seen. It deserves a much better transfer on DVD.
Old 07-30-07, 04:17 PM
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thoroughly enjoyed the movie last night and will pick up the Director's Cut when it gets released.

Never really noticed any of the "problems", but then again I never really do. One thing I did notice in some parts was it was hard to hear some of the things that were said due to the overlay of music been a little too loud.
Old 08-01-07, 11:47 PM
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Just saw Zodiac and I can say it's a great, great movie. I'm definitely gonna get the 2008 release!
Old 09-18-07, 08:38 AM
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The DC has just been announced: http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/zodiac4.html
Old 09-18-07, 09:35 AM
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I'm going to have to REALLY decide if 5 minutes more to the movie is going to be REALLY worth a double-dip on this one. I'm not one for commentaries - just deleted/extended scenes.
Old 09-18-07, 09:54 AM
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I love commentaries, though I do wish Fincher was on one with Gyllenhaal and Downey Jr.
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Hopefully this one wont be as obscenely priced as the recent double dip of Babel. ALthough Zodiac looks to have much more extras than just that one feature length documentary on babel.
Old 09-18-07, 11:21 AM
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Wow. Only 5 more min, huh? I was expecting a little more than that. Thankfully I held off on the current release waiting for this, so at least I'm not having to double dip.
Old 09-28-07, 09:46 AM
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can someone explain to me the deal with the 'movie poster guy' ??
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Finally saw this last night, great movie. Quite less stylized than Fincher's other movies which I rather liked, and amazing performances by Gyllenhall and Downey. Definitely deserved an Oscar nod for Best Pic over Atonement I think.

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