977 Blue Velvet

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tenia
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Re: 977 Blue Velvet

#26 Post by tenia » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:56 am

IIRC, the lost footage was already restored on the MGM BD.

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Re: 977 Blue Velvet

#27 Post by Guido » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:58 am

The MGM blu does not include the feature-length documentary by Peter Braatz, which seems to be a pretty major addition here.
More than just an 86-minute expansion of his previous documentary, Blue Velvet Revisited is a subjective meditation on the mood of the shoot in North Carolina in the autumn of 1985, an uncanny recreation of little moments in time that would have otherwise been forgotten, and a sort of non-narrative visual essay/tone poem that complements Lynch’s original vision while delivering an ethereal vibe all its own.

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Re: 977 Blue Velvet

#28 Post by EddieLarkin » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:17 am

tenia wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:56 am
IIRC, the lost footage was already restored on the MGM BD.
And to a far higher quality than the main feature.

Which is the real advantage of the Criterion, that the film itself is no longer sourced from a 13 year old HD master.

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Re: 977 Blue Velvet

#29 Post by tenia » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:54 am

It is finer, while the movie looks softer with a coarser tamer grain, but it's not that far away. The HD master for Blue Velvet is getting old and dated, but it remains pretty much OK, though on the softer side (and with a it of dust and a bit of wobble at times). Sure, some of the deleted scenes have a more pronounced fine grain, but many are not that far from the main feature, quality wise.
However, I do believe the new 4K restoration will mark a noticeable bump in PQ.

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Re: 977 Blue Velvet

#30 Post by Finch » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:40 pm

The colours in the 4k resto are lovely. I'll grab this after all (never owned Blue Velvet on BD).

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