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Old 08-03-19, 07:45 PM
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I liked it the first time and maybe the second but now it is kind of boring


It is probably not good enough or the interest there to make a 3rd movie and Cage does not have the box office power he had in the early 2000's.


Maybe it would have been the closest thing for Cage to have his own franchise like Cruise has with MI where Cruise can sustain a career with those movies while all of his other projects tank or bomb at the box office.
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Is it just me, or is anyone else highly suspicious of classic animation on Blu-ray? I'm almost certain all of these types of releases are poor upscales. The editors may not have access to any decent masters in the first place.

And 4K upscaling? That's just overkill. Unless these films are entirely re-drawn from scratch, then the practice of HD upconversion is rather pointless.
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Not in the least if the transfer is done right.
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Most classic animation were made using cel animation, which come from actual film masters. It's the cheaper animation titles made in the 1980s and later for lower-budget fare that are more or less stuck at a certain resolution.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post


I liked it the first time and maybe the second but now it is kind of boring


It is probably not good enough or the interest there to make a 3rd movie and Cage does not have the box office power he had in the early 2000's.


Maybe it would have been the closest thing for Cage to have his own franchise like Cruise has with MI where Cruise can sustain a career with those movies while all of his other projects tank or bomb at the box office.
Cage was on the Adam Carolla podcast this morning and the question came up if there's been talk about rebooting any of his old movies (The Rock, Con Air, etc.). He said the one that would make the most sense would be National Treasure III, although he seemed to imply there's not been any talk of doing so.
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I'm confused - why did Jeff post about National Treasure in the animation thread?
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Is it just me, or is anyone else highly suspicious of classic animation on Blu-ray? I'm almost certain all of these types of releases are poor upscales. The editors may not have access to any decent masters in the first place.

And 4K upscaling? That's just overkill. Unless these films are entirely re-drawn from scratch, then the practice of HD upconversion is rather pointless.
Hand-drawn cel animation was photographed onto film stock. There's no reason that the camera negative couldn't be scanned at a higher resolution, the same as any other movie that originated on film. That's not an "upscale."

That said, Disney has a poor track record of overly processing its animated classics with DNR, grain removal, sharpening, and digital recoloring. I've been rewatching a number of the these movies on Blu-ray with my kids and many of them look kind of terrible. I would like to hope that remastering the movies in 4k will give Disney an excuse to do proper restorations that look more like film, but I'm not sure I trust the studio that much.
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That said, Disney has a poor track record of overly processing its animated classics with DNR, grain removal, sharpening...
Strange. The Disney releases I've seen always had too much of a soft glow to them. And it's definitely not my video equipment.
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Strange. The Disney releases I've seen always had too much of a soft glow to them. And it's definitely not my video equipment.
That's the DNR, which is unfortunately pretty aggressive on most of these movies. It not only takes away the grain, but wipes out fine line detail in the animation, leaving the images texture-less.
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Hand-drawn cel animation was photographed onto film stock. There's no reason that the camera negative couldn't be scanned at a higher resolution, the same as any other movie that originated on film. That's not an "upscale."

That said, Disney has a poor track record of overly processing its animated classics with DNR, grain removal, sharpening, and digital recoloring. I've been rewatching a number of the these movies on Blu-ray with my kids and many of them look kind of terrible. I would like to hope that remastering the movies in 4k will give Disney an excuse to do proper restorations that look more like film, but I'm not sure I trust the studio that much.
It's clear that Disney isn't terribly concerned with authentic film restorations and animation purists.

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I'm confused - why did Jeff post about National Treasure in the animation thread?
My mistake I thought it was in the last movie thread

Now I know what happened to that post. If the mods can move it that is fine with me.
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I might be tempted to buy the 4K Aladdin Blu-ray
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My mistake I thought it was in the last movie thread

Now I know what happened to that post. If the mods can move it that is fine with me.
Just checking, I thought I was missing something there. FWIW, I watched both of them recently with my kids, and they liked it a lot. Very Disney-fied version of Indiana Jones in a sense. Id be down for one more.
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Diane Krueger was stunning in those movies
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So, Disney is dumping 2 Signature Collection titles on Sept. 24. 101 Dalmatians and Sleeping Beauty (to coincide with the Maleficent 4K release).

If ever there were a classic animation title to give a 4K release, I'd think Sleeping Beauty should be it, but nope. No details on the contents of these releases yet, but given the way they're dumping them, I expect them to be retreads of the Diamond editions with maybe 1 or 2 new and worthless bonus features.





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I do like the cover art for those two steelbooks.
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Those are pretty but certainly not enough to make me rebuy two movies I already own in two formats (BR, Digital HD) I already have them in.
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The Sleeping Beauty artwork is awful

I don't get the connection between Maleficent and 101 Dalmatians.
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I don't get the connection between Maleficent and 101 Dalmatians.
The connection is that Cruella with Emma Stone is coming next year and will probably have a trailer running in front of Maleficent.
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The connection is that Cruella with Emma Stone is coming next year and will probably have a trailer running in front of Maleficent.
That's probable, but I think it's more likely just because they are just trying to dump the remaining Signature titles on disc before Disney+ launches in November. I bet they'll keep them in print too.
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The connection is that Cruella with Emma Stone is coming next year and will probably have a trailer running in front of Maleficent.
True. It's also because Disney is money hungry and loves to drain families bank accounts.

I like your avatar. This looks to be the season that makes or breaks the Harbaugh legacy. With Meyer gone, he better beat OSU or there will be an uproar in Ann Arbor not seen since the Moeller incident.
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The Sleeping Beauty artwork is awful
Insert lebowski gif here.

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Id like the Steelbook for 101 Dalmatians better if the front wasnt overtaken completely by Cruella. Id rather the pups be on front. Ill buy probably just the standard release. Could care less about Sleeping Beauty.
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I like your avatar. This looks to be the season that makes or breaks the Harbaugh legacy. With Meyer gone, he better beat OSU or there will be an uproar in Ann Arbor not seen since the Moeller incident.
Thanks, and personally I agree, but I don't think the athletic department has the balls to hold him to that standard. He will be at UM until he doesn't want to be.
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Id like the Steelbook for 101 Dalmatians better if the front wasnt overtaken completely by Cruella. Id rather the pups be on front.
The pups dont have their own movie coming out next year. You dont think Disney would pass on any publicity they could get, do you?

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