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Old 09-27-23, 11:45 AM
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Yeah I checked again today. I even emailed Vudu, and they said the studios set prices, not them blah blah.
Old 09-27-23, 11:57 AM
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Yeah that's Vudu's method of ignoring any issues... blame the studios.
Old 09-29-23, 05:58 AM
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Here come the Halloween sales...

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...of-Horrors/258

Killer Weekend Deals

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...kend-Deals/238
Old 09-29-23, 09:08 AM
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Might finally buy Child's Play.
But I kind of doubt it was directed by that Tom Holland

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Old 09-29-23, 10:57 AM
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re: The Fandango at Home (Vudu) Thread - News, Bargains & Codes

Family Plot 4K is $4.99. I don't think it's been on sale for $5 until now so I grabbed it.
Old 09-29-23, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by lwhy?
Family Plot 4K is $4.99. I don't think it's been on sale for $5 until now so I grabbed it.
idk if it still is, but (HD) was vudu disc to digital. And you get 4k playback in iTunes.
I have it down I converted from DVD, back when you used to get a 50% discount for doing a bunch (10 or more?)
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Tom Holland directing movies when he was -8 years old.
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Old 10-06-23, 11:10 AM
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re: The Fandango at Home (Vudu) Thread - News, Bargains & Codes

A bundle of both seasons of the Fox Exorcist TV show is included in this week's $5 Halloween sale.

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...een-Sale/19366
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Old 10-08-23, 10:38 AM
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What's New Scooby-Doo?: The Complete Series (2002) HDX Vudu $14.99
Down from about $126

https://www.vudu.com/content/browse/...undle-/1496844

TV Series
2002Ė2006
3 seasons
42 Episodes ( most being around 21 mins)

yea or no ? I don't think my teenage kids or I would watch it.
Old 10-08-23, 10:58 AM
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if it were the OG series, definitely.
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Old 10-08-23, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave
Rob Zombie Ultimate Movie Collection (Bundle) - $14.99

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...undle-/1935301
Now $17.99. Looking at CheapCharts today it was $13 back in July. If it hits that price again, I'll buy it, even though not I'm not a huge fan of horror.

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Old 10-08-23, 12:27 PM
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I think Mystery Inc is the ďnewĒ Scooby series thatís highly regarded. Not sure about this one.
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Old 10-10-23, 01:19 PM
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Noticed in my offers (YMMV) an offer for Gran Turismo for $14.99

Regular price is $24.99. Still a pretty new release.
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Originally Posted by mwbmis
A bundle of both seasons of the Fox Exorcist TV show is included in this week's $5 Halloween sale.

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...een-Sale/19366
Excellent television show. Highly recommended, especially the marvelous first season.
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Friday the 13th Sale at Vudu.

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...3th-Sale/19486
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave
I think Freddy is MA but Jason is not. I already have the Jasons so Iím considering the Freddys.
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Just watching the first episode of Highlander...to call this "HD" is a stretch.
Old 10-18-23, 11:39 AM
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All of me, Steve Martin. Finally in HD, been waiting fir it to be in HD
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Old 10-20-23, 12:39 PM
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$5 killer weekend deals https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...047246.3569595
Old 10-25-23, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by BackStJoe
Just watching the first episode of Highlander...to call this "HD" is a stretch.
When the DVDs came out they explained the show only exists on videotape because the film elements were tossed out at some point. You'll never see the Highlander show in true HD.
Old 10-25-23, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
When the DVDs came out they explained the show only exists on videotape because the film elements were tossed out at some point. You'll never see the Highlander show in true HD.
The film elements weren't tossed out.

I found this response to the poorly received Season 1 Blu-ray from one of the disc's producers
https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3953
In response to the concerns voiced by the first buyers of the Blu-ray edition of 'Highlander: Season One' (namely, that this was a 720p upconvert of a standard-definition source), Davis-Panzer has sent a statement (as a comment to blu-ray.com's news post of December 15), clarifying the production process for this title. In the studio's opinion, "the critiques about the quality of the Highlander Blu-ray experience seem to be due to a lack of awareness regarding HD/Blu-ray technology."
  • In response to the postings regarding Highlander Season 1 Blu-ray release, we would like to say (as the people who have lived with this show for 17 years), that our goal has been to deliver the very best product for our fans to enjoy. With respect to the Blu-ray version of the series, we did as much research as possible to come to a decision as to how to release the newest box set of the series.

    In our opinion, the solution we came up with, will give our fans a great Blu-ray experience. We produced a product with quality that can best be described as follows: what the standard-definition DVD was to the VHS version of the show, our Blu-ray (digital 720p) release is to the standard-definition DVD (digital 480i).

    We took the original digital masters that were made from 16mm film negative, removed grain, up-res'd and tweaked the original 720x480 image (480i) to 1280x720 (720p) progressive scan. In our opinion 720p gave us the best results from the material we were working with. Once again, our goal was to give our fans a great Highlander Blu-ray experience.

    Another question was why we didn't go back to the original film negative. Primarily, once the film was transferred to digital, it was vaulted. The technology at that time has made it extremely difficult to trace back from the digital masters to the original film negative. Also, the visual effects, which were done digitally, in a standard-def (480i) format, would not up-res to the quality of original negative re-transfer to HD. To redo all of the effects, transitions, Quickenings, etc. would be incredibly cost prohibitive. So the original film solution was not a realistic option for us and our 720p solution achieved the best and most consistent quality overall.
So the film elements are vaulted, but it seems like they didn't have a great way to trace back the final shots to the film elements.

This has come up with other HD remasters of shows that were edited in SD video instead of on film; basically they have to re-create the episode from scratch in HD, going back and scanning the original film elements, then picking the correct shots, editing them together, and then handling the FX shots in some way, either recreating them in HD or upscaling the SD versions.

There are some steps that help with a reassembly, such as proper cataloging of film reels and the shots they contain, and a shots list of the final edit, which this show may not have.

The gold standard of an HD remaster of an SD TV show is probably Star Trek: The Next Generation, where they were able to locate nearly every single film shot to rescan into HD, then recreated all the effects fairly faithfully in HD, and even that show had some notable issues with season 2. Slightly lower on the bar is Babylon 5, where all the filmed elements were rescanned and look great, the FX shots look pretty decent upconverted, but the composite shots of live action + FX all look soft. Then there's debacles like the Buffy The Vampire Slayer "remaster."

To do a proper remaster is a lot of work, and can cost a lot of money, and sadly not every show is thought to be worth the investment. Paramount decided after the ST:TNG HD remaster to not continue with other Star Trek shows. Highlander doesn't seem like a show with a large enough demand to get a quality HD remaster.
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Old 10-25-23, 10:27 AM
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The ST:TOS remasters were really well done too. Remastered Babylon 5 is a huge step up from the originals even with the limitations. I wish they'd finished the tv movies as well... those can be hard to watch now.
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Old 10-27-23, 08:46 AM
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They just redesigned the VUDU app (at least on Android) and I hate the new redesign. It really hides sales and discount prices now.
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Is it the same as itís been on Roku for a while? I donít use Roku much but I really donít like that interface, itís stayed the same on my TV which I use for browsing the most.
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Originally Posted by Decker
They just redesigned the VUDU app (at least on Android) and I hate the new redesign. It really hides sales and discount prices now.
Sounds like an extension of what they did to the website. You have to click thru each title now to see the price instead of hovering over it.

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