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Why is a foreign Blu-ray showing as 1080/60p?

Old 08-18-19, 05:51 PM
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Why is a foreign Blu-ray showing as 1080/60p?

Wouldn’t still be 1080/24p as mostly any other Blu-ray regardless of region?

I popped in The Cooler (UK) and not getting that 1080/24p resolution. Is it because region b and PAL encoded?
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Old 08-18-19, 06:00 PM
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Re: Why is a foreign Blu-ray showing as 1080/60p?

Sounds like the telecine was left in, so that it could be watched on an american tv screen which handles 60 interlaced frames per second.

Do you know whether the original picture was originally done as 24 fps or 25 fps?
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Re: Why is a foreign Blu-ray showing as 1080/60p?

I don’t. How would I find that out? When I play in vudu comes up 1080/24...
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Re: Why is a foreign Blu-ray showing as 1080/60p?

Where was this film originally made? America? England? Europe?

Was it a made-for-tv? Or was it originally in theaters?
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Re: Why is a foreign Blu-ray showing as 1080/60p?

The Cooler. William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin (nominated for Oscar), Maria Bello. American made, American theaters...
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Re: Why is a foreign Blu-ray showing as 1080/60p?

This doesn't appear to be a widely popular movie. I never heard of it until today.

I'm guessing whatever hd transfer they have of this movie, was most likely from 2003. Besides dvd (or vhs) releases, most likely the other big customers for such a movie would be basic cable channels or indie tv stations. So making a version where 24 fps was telecined into 60 interlaced frames per second, would probably have made sense at the time.
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Re: Why is a foreign Blu-ray showing as 1080/60p?

The Cooler was a small, successful flick that didn't do much at the box office but was fairly popular on home video when initially released. Almost certainly Bello's best work as an actress.

It's likely sourced from the 25-frames-per-second HD broadcast master common to Europe. I don't believe The Cooler ever received a North American Blu-ray release. Checking DVDcompare, it looks like I was correct on both counts.

1080i/50Hz video - common to HD broadcast masters in Europe. That means the Euro distributor pulled a copy struck for TV and released it directly on Blu-ray.

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparison....php?fid=49257

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