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The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

Old 08-02-18, 12:00 PM
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

Surprised they did a 4K restoration for something shot on 16mm. Seems like overkill.
Think I'll stick with my DVDs - they look as good as the show needs to look.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

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Amazon preorder is up at $230. Too rich for my blood for now, but I'll probably bite once it's under $100.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07FZ...KIKX0DER&psc=1
Damn, $118 at Target (currently 49% off). I can't believe they are beating Amazon by over $100.

https://www.target.com/p/shield-comp...-/-/A-53930032
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

Fuck that’s an awesome price. But, it’s streaming, right? Which service?
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

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Fuck thatís an awesome price. But, itís streaming, right? Which service?
Hulu. But it's not the new 4K remaster. That's supposed to come later this year.
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Hulu. But it's not the new 4K remaster. That's supposed to come later this year.
Eh, I can manage. I think. Perhaps Amazon will match...
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

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Eh, I can manage. I think. Perhaps Amazon will match...
If you're not familiar with JustWatch, it's a great search engine, tells you where you can stream, rent or buy digital movies and TV shows.

https://www.justwatch.com/us
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

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Fucking shit ass packaging. Why are studios so adverse to standard Viva Elite cases!? The discs better not have 1 goddamn mark on them this time.
Where do you see what the packaging will be like?
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

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http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=23701

"Beautifully packaged in a high-value DigiBook"
Doesn't say what kind of digi-book - most of them are fine.
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They're all fucking garbage, and I don't allow that bullshit in my cabinets. Anything not in standard Viva Elite gets repacked.
Cool, man...
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

Amazon finally price matched Target.
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Old 09-20-18, 07:15 PM
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

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Ewwww. Fucking garbage. There better not be one loose disc or one mark on any of them. Why is it so fucking hard to get these companies to use simple Viva Elite cases!?

and why the fuck isn't BB listing it!?!?
Or else what? Some poor foreign phone rep will get a taste of your mastery of the use of "Fuck"?
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Old 09-25-18, 04:00 PM
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

I think it looks great! Looks like the Deadwood set, which kept the discs perfectly safe, and was a handsome book/collection to boot.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

Let’s hope they’re in the OAR.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

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Letís hope theyíre in the OAR.
Pretty sure it'll be 16:9, but it was protected for that, so you won't be missing anything. Put mattes on the side of your screen if you have to.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

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Pretty sure it'll be 16:9, but it was protected for that, so you won't be missing anything. Put mattes on the side of your screen if you have to.
There would also be some cropping at the top and bottom. As you, said, though, they insist that they shot it with 16:9 in mind, so I'm not overly concerned.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

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As you, said, though, they insist that they shot it with 16:9 in mind,
I'm not sure I believe that story. During its original run, Shawn Ryan resisted letting the show be broadcast in HD because he wanted to maintain the "gritty," low-res aesthetic. He had the opportunity to switch to 16:9 HD but refused it even as most of FX's other programming made the transition.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

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They don't crop for 16:9 unless they shoot in fucking Super35.
If you've watched some shows that have been transferred from 1:33 to 16:9 you'll see a difference in the framing, -you lose information at the bottom and top of the screen.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

I've seen a season or two in 16:9. It looks fine - less claustrophobic (unlike Ryan's intentions, I guess), but fine.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

If Shawn Ryan claims he wants it in 16:9, he’s changed his tune from the original days when he said he framed it for 4:3.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hom...amp=1188765614

Pretty sure the same thing happened to The Wire too.

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Old 10-04-18, 01:10 AM
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Pretty sure the same thing happened to The Wire too.
At least in the case of The Wire, David Simon acknowledged that reformatting the show for 16:9 was a compromise that HBO forced upon him. He had to work very hard to make the best of it and adjust the framing scene-by-scene as needed.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

Amazon Amazon

Back down to $118.99 after jumping up to $130+

I want this set, especially for the new 4K BD transfer, but I have a feeling if I jump in now, it will drop to under $100 eventually. I'd like to hold out until this drops below $100, but man it's tempting. It's 48% off MSRP. I don't really want to spend $100+ on some BD set post-Christmas. But what's the likelihood this goes down more? Decisions-Decisions.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

It’s Mill Creek. It’ll be cheaper. Way cheaper. No point in spending money now to have it sit on the shelf.
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Re: The Shield -- The Complete Series -- 11/6/18

Very true. Plus, I just dropped $600 on a new computer to replace one that recently died. Probably not a good idea right now to spend that kind of money just to "have it" I probably wouldn't even watch it right away. I guess I'll hold out.
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