The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#126 Post by Zot! » Thu May 26, 2011 6:47 pm

Brian C wrote:I'll grab the Heat Blu sometime soon, and it will be my fifth: VHS, widescreen VHS, DVD, SE DVD, and Blu. Madness, really, since I wouldn't even say it's a top-tier favorite of mine. Not anymore, anyway.
With Mann constantly fucking with it, I guess you could say they are different cuts of the same movie.

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#127 Post by Emak-Bakia » Thu May 26, 2011 11:52 pm

I wonder if this means that the O Brother Where Art Thou blu-ray will finally be announced. Has anyone heard anything about that since the comments from Roger Deakins last year?

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#128 Post by eerik » Fri May 27, 2011 2:44 am

French Blu-ray releases of Miller's Crossing and Raising Arizona have been scheduled for 24th August.


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#130 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:26 am

Looks good to me!

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#131 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:08 am

The menu rug is nice. Really ties the blah blah blah

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#132 Post by Emak-Bakia » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:54 am

Somewhat off topic, but this is just a follow-up to my earlier query regarding the blu ray release of O Brother Where Art Thou?. In case you haven't already heard, it looks to be confirmed for a September 13th release date. I'll definitely be picking that up day one, since I keep lending my DVD copies out to people and not getting them back. Still have a copy of the Big Lebowski, though, so I think I can hold off on the blu for a bit.

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#133 Post by Finch » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:14 pm

We just finished watching the Lebowski Blu and there is no DNR whatsoever. I don't imagine that this looks any different, let alone better than the HD-DVD but it still is a solid presentation. I'd be very surprised if this was a genuine new master.

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#134 Post by andyli » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:38 pm

Finch wrote:We just finished watching the Lebowski Blu and there is no DNR whatsoever. I don't imagine that this looks any different, let alone better than the HD-DVD but it still is a solid presentation. I'd be very surprised if this was a genuine new master.
Check this out.

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#135 Post by cdnchris » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:50 am

They both have issues, but yeah, if those caps are correct, the Blu looks waxy and smoothed out, lousy in detail. Should probably just pick up the HD DVD.

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#136 Post by eerik » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:27 am

Finch wrote:We just finished watching the Lebowski Blu and there is no DNR whatsoever
Did you watch it eyes closed?

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#137 Post by Finch » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:35 am

Going by those caps, the Blu does look waxy by comparison but it's nowhere near as bad as the Predator or Peeping Tom discs (the latter especially).

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#138 Post by perkizitore » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:21 am

Peeping Tom is more waxy than Predator???

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#139 Post by stwrt » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:27 am

The caps look waxy but when watching the movie Finch can't see any DNR whatsover, so maybe it's just waxy caps.

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#140 Post by mfunk9786 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:46 am

eerik just wants the transfer to be bad for some reason.

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#141 Post by eerik » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:59 am

mfunk9786 wrote:eerik just wants the transfer to be bad for some reason.
Wait, what? I want the exact opposite.

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#142 Post by mfunk9786 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:45 pm

Someone told you it looks great and you asked if they watched it with their eyes closed.

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#143 Post by Finch » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:33 pm

The likes of Chris may have more discerning eyes to spot the DNR in motion as I clearly didn't realise there was any until I saw those screencaps. Again, other titles have been tinkered with worse, but if it wasn't for the superior audio, I'd regret this double-dip (and I sold my Anniversary Edition DVD in advance). I thought Universal's transfers of The Thing, Eternal Sunshine or the Spotless Mind and Public Enemies were rather good but I knew they botched other catalogue titles and after this, I'm not going to blind-buy their Jaws Blu when it comes out (especially if it lacks the mono track).

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#144 Post by stwrt » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:16 pm

Finch wrote:The likes of Chris may have more discerning eyes to spot the DNR in motion as I clearly didn't realise there was any until I saw those screencaps. Again, other titles have been tinkered with worse, but if it wasn't for the superior audio, I'd regret this double-dip (and I sold my Anniversary Edition DVD in advance). I thought Universal's transfers of The Thing, Eternal Sunshine or the Spotless Mind and Public Enemies were rather good but I knew they botched other catalogue titles and after this, I'm not going to blind-buy their Jaws Blu when it comes out (especially if it lacks the mono track).
An inescapable thought is you might be better off just not looking at internet caps and being happy with what you don't see in motion.

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#145 Post by mfunk9786 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:12 pm

Exactly. Screencaps can be very misleading, we've learned this over and over yet people still lean on them over the word of someone who actually saw the transfer in question.


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#147 Post by Der Spieler » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:46 am

Another review here

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#148 Post by Finch » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:11 pm

Anyone know if the Italian Blu is worth getting?

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Re: The Big Lebowski: Collector's Edition

#149 Post by Tom Hagen » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:43 pm

Il dudo

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