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Old 02-10-12, 08:53 PM
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

I'm hearing some complaints regarding the video quality. Opinions?
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

well if I can get my computer bluray player up and going I could take a look at the disc -
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

blu-ray.com forum says the image is fucked
Old 02-11-12, 12:14 AM
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

no, the blu-ray.com person was having problems with his monitor and bluray player - the image is not 'fucked'
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by Giles
no, the blu-ray.com person was having problems with his monitor and bluray player - the image is not 'fucked'
oh man so glad to hear this.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Interested to hear opinions on this one. It's a pretty cheap upgrade from the Synapse disc.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
blu-ray.com forum says the image is fucked
interestingly the whole conversation in regards to that topic was deleted.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by Giles
interestingly the whole conversation in regards to that topic was deleted.
Hmmm saw it there either yesterday or the day before. There is an interesting convo between Don May and the film's producer about Synapse being offered to release the blu-ray.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

yeah it was a very fascinating 'mud slinging' conversation - too bad it wasn't retained.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by Giles
no, the blu-ray.com person was having problems with his monitor and bluray player - the image is not 'fucked'
Oh, it is definitely fucked, just not in the way that poster thought. Apparently, not only is it interlaced with a low bitrate, it may actually been an upscale.

Originally Posted by Blu-ray.com
According to Wtf-Film, who's going through the disc and giving updates on Facebook:

"Initial impressions - low bitrate, 1080i, 16-bit LPCM audio. Only a few minutes in, but so far it's pretty unimpressive."

"Alright - some preliminary findings to chomp on while I get some screen grabs. This looks to be exactly the same transfer as the Synapse DVD, only excessively filtered to reduce noise. I need to compare more extensively before I come to any real conclusions, but right now the Blu-ray looks like it may actually be less detailed than the DVD. Hooray?"

"For you number crunchers, the average video bitrate for the AVC-encoded video is 13.6 Mbps. The feature + audio + commentary (just one for this disc) only takes up a little over 9 gigs."
9 GB? I want my money back!
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

ughhhhhhhhhh
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
ughhhhhhhhhh
How do you think I feel? I just shelled out 53 bucks for an autographed coaster!
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Noir if you're going to quote a blu-ray.com quote you might want to post all of it:

Originally Posted by Kriztoffer Swank
I'm not liking this.



(Blu-ray top, DVD bottom. Blu-ray actual size, DVD upscaled to match; cropped to focus on clock.)

According to Wtf-Film, who's going through the disc and giving updates on Facebook:

"Initial impressions - low bitrate, 1080i, 16-bit LPCM audio. Only a few minutes in, but so far it's pretty unimpressive."

"Alright - some preliminary findings to chomp on while I get some screen grabs. This looks to be exactly the same transfer as the Synapse DVD, only excessively filtered to reduce noise. I need to compare more extensively before I come to any real conclusions, but right now the Blu-ray looks like it may actually be less detailed than the DVD. Hooray?"

"For you number crunchers, the average video bitrate for the AVC-encoded video is 13.6 Mbps. The feature + audio + commentary (just one for this disc) only takes up a little over 9 gigs."




Expecting full-res screencaps from Wtf-Film soon. But judging by that image of the clock, the DVD not only has more grain and detail, but it even appears to be compressed better. (Wtf-Film: "It is.") What.the.f***.

Sorry, Ted, but I'm saving my money and sticking to the Synapse DVD. Looking forward to the comics and movie sequel, though.

Edit: And here are some caps https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0057198&type=3
(Click "Download" to view them full-sized.)

Concerned about 'em being on Facebook which compresses the hell out of images? Wtf-Film says, "Even Facebook's compression can't make these look worse." Oy!

This is so f***ing ugly:



I hope this isn't representative of what's to come from Elite Blu-rays in the future.

Good gravy, Ted! Pull the license from Elite somehow and give that sh*t back to Don May! ;p
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Can't even begin to say how pissed I am. Really, another great B-film completely ruined by complete ineptness, sheer stupidity during the authoring process.

An insult to the fans, Ted really screwed up licensing this to Elite.

Glad I DID NOT order this. What a screw-job.

Want to throw us another bone, Elite? No, empatically, no. I'm done forever with that company after this fiasco.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Now, I'm sure a proper release is out of the question, of course.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

so Elite holds the rights to ReAnimator then - correct? oh brother
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Last I remember, Giles, Anchor Bay had the rights to reanimator.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by ThePhantomGoat
Last I remember, Giles, Anchor Bay had the rights to reanimator.
oh I hope, I know that Elite released this on DVD (since I own it)
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Last I remember, Giles, Anchor Bay had the rights to reanimator.



and fuck, I wish I would've held off on buying this disc now. can't believe the DVD looks so much better.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Elite definitely had the rights initially



but AB got the rights in 2007 and released their own version on DVD
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Elite had the rights, then Anchor Bay got them and released a dvd of Re-Animator... I think AB still has them but I don't know anymore. I just hope they license it out to someone that knows what they're doing.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

WTF-Film review is up

i'll be sending my blu-ray back to amazon and ordering the dvd for $1.50 more. never thought i'd say that.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Same here. Normally I'd say it isn't worth the hassle but I just ordered the DVD to replace the BR that's arriving today.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
Same here. Normally I'd say it isn't worth the hassle but I just ordered the DVD to replace the BR that's arriving today.
yea i went ahead and ordered since apparently it's OOP and they only have 8 left in stock. i also finally caved and ordered THE GATE on dvd so i expect lionsgate to announce a blu-ray release of that any day now.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

I joined the party and also requested a return on the blu-ray and ordered the DVD before its gone.

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