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Old 01-10-09, 12:43 PM
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

Fuck...I love The French Connection but that looks fucking terrible... pass.
Old 01-10-09, 01:04 PM
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

Looks horrible, I blame Lucas for a lot of this tinkering. William Friedkin - what can I say? The guy has made a lot of bad choices since his heyday. The amount of T2 reissues is really disturbing. Its had at least 4 high def releases (the Extreme DVD, which had a high def version playable on PCs, the French HD DVD, the English HD DVD, the U.S. blu Ray, the German HD DVD). Its a joke.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

Originally Posted by chanster
The amount of T2 reissues is really disturbing. Its had at least 4 high def releases (the Extreme DVD, which had a high def version playable on PCs, the French HD DVD, the English HD DVD, the U.S. blu Ray, the German HD DVD). Its a joke.
How is it a joke if most of those are from completely different countries?
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

Its a joke because instead of releasing other movies, they keep on releasing the same old movie over and over again. If you want to discount the other countries, go ahead, but there has already been a Blu Ray release of the title. Why not release new movies???
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

Originally Posted by chanster
If you want to discount the other countries, go ahead, but there has already been a Blu Ray release of the title. Why not release new movies???
Was a Terminator 2 re-release mentioned in this thread? It's not even a Fox title. I think I read something about that coming out in the UK, but I haven't heard word of a Blu-ray re-release on these shores.
Old 01-10-09, 03:10 PM
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

What does Friedkin have to do with T2?

Anyway, that shot looks terrible, I'll be sticking with the DVD if that's the case. Here's hoping he comes to his senses before molesting Exorcist like that.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Was a Terminator 2 re-release mentioned in this thread? It's not even a Fox title. I think I read something about that coming out in the UK, but I haven't heard word of a Blu-ray re-release on these shores.
Yes, T2 was mentioned in this thread, digitalbits says T2, Aliens and one other Cameron work will be released around avatar's release.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

Originally Posted by chanster
Yes, T2 was mentioned in this thread, digitalbits says T2, Aliens and one other Cameron work will be released around avatar's release.
Jeff Kleist mentions in that same post that this is just a guess on his part.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

That is just... ridiculous. I'm talking about the French Connection not for some reason T2.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

wow that looks bad...does'nt anyone give "ahem" advice on this stuff?
Old 01-10-09, 08:53 PM
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

Wonderful. I sold my French Connection 5-Star Collection DVD a month ago. Now I'm torn over whether to repurchase that or suck it up and deal with a sh-tty Blu-ray transfer.

What kind of moron intentionally makes his movie look like crap? This isn't like Animal House. At least on that one, it looked better than ever, but Landis just insisted it didn't look TOO good. Here, Friedkin actually set out to take a really nice DVD transfer and reduce to 3rd generation VHS quality.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

I think I would wait for my reviews and more than just one screenshot.
Old 01-10-09, 09:26 PM
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

I'll be passing on French Connection if it looks like that.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

I'd be fine with a T2 reissue if a newer HD transfer were used and the audio was bumped up to a lossless TrueHD or DTS-MA track(s). It's been remixed, what, four times now? Include all the goodies from the "Ultimate Edition" and "Extreme Edition" on another disc, as it would have the space needed for all of that.

Won't happen, though.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

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I think I would wait for my reviews and more than just one screenshot.
There are more than that single screenshot online and they all look horrendous. I've upgraded just about every DVD I have to HD-DVD/Blu-ray with the exception of House of Flying Daggers which reportedly has one of the worst Blu-ray transfers around. The French Connection will likely be the 2nd.
Old 01-11-09, 12:17 AM
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

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It seems that FOX and Friedkin have screwed the transfer for the BD. The film apparently looks like shit, so it's wise that you guys keep the DVD.

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2009/...e_vs_popey.php

I he's also applying the same process to the Exorcist BD release.
Jesus Christ, I thought that WAS The Exorcist.

With studios like these...who needs the Anti-Blu-ray Doom and Gloomers.

I just shake my head. Buncha fucktards. The most popular movies of all time...and they fuck it up. Leave it to studios to cut their own heads off.

If Toshiba is smart, they'll use these examples of how DVD looks better. And they would be right (in this case).
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

Is there anything "in print" that actually says he is toying with the Exorcist? Just curious?
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

On the featurette on The French Connection where Friedkin explains this drastically revised color timing -- going down to black-and-white and then layering in around 30% of the color from the original -- he says he's doing this with three of his other movies. He doesn't mention any titles specifically , but since he started working on The Exorcist last month...

Friedkin has supposedly mentioned in other interviews that he's doing this with The Exorcist, but I haven't been able to find a direct quote.

The revised color timing is bad, but the way it leaves the colors smearing and bleeding -- like VHS! -- is terrible. The contrast is screwed up too. I don't care if Friedkin wants to go the revisionist history route, but make the original movie available in the highest quality possible too.
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Thanks Adam. I agree as well. I don't care if director's toy with their own stuff, but let us get the original version also.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

I wonder what Robert Harris will have to say about the Blu-ray release of "The French Connection?"
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Well, I do care if directors play with their own stuff. After all, they wouldn't do it if they knew they were the only souls buying the shit. Now, would they.

The best thing we can do is not buy this crap and be honest in the reviews. I'm not sure what particular hair grew up his ass, but he can play Director L'Extraordinaire et Eccentric in his own studio, thanks. Maybe pass around a few copies to his close friends so he can feel his mission in life is completed. Friedkin isn't a revisionist. He's a moron. The man was a talented director for sure, but how he got to this point is probably great content for another movie with supernatural mystery and horror.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

Those French Connection screenshots are really disappointing.

Looks like I may be passing on this one ... and it sounds like some others from him as well.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

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Well, I do care if directors play with their own stuff. After all, they wouldn't do it if they knew they were the only souls buying the shit. Now, would they.

The best thing we can do is not buy this crap and be honest in the reviews. I'm not sure what particular hair grew up his ass, but he can play Director L'Extraordinaire et Eccentric in his own studio, thanks. Maybe pass around a few copies to his close friends so he can feel his mission in life is completed. Friedkin isn't a revisionist. He's a moron. The man was a talented director for sure, but how he got to this point is probably great content for another movie with supernatural mystery and horror.
You forget that Friedkin, did have his own studio, its called Paramount and his wife was the head the head of it for a long time.
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Re: Fox announces new titles for Qtr 1

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You forget that Friedkin, did have his own studio, its called Paramount and his wife was the head the head of it for a long time.
That's great. But I was specifically referring to a special room, only located in his home.

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