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Old 02-28-2013, 11:16 PM   #21
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bluray is obviously a superior technology but personally i'm still happy with dvds for the most part. Here blurays can be a bit more expensive and unless it is a special movie I'll just go with dvd. so its partially a money issue. Picture quality is all well and good but i'm far more interested in the movie itself.

However there are some films i would prefer to watch on dvd or hell even VHS if i can get it. Before you call me crazy let me explain. I don't see much point in owning the Texas Chainsaw Massacre for example, on bluray. I don't want that movie to look crisp and clear, it looks weird to me. the more grain the better as far as i'm concerned. Give me the VHS with weird pops and glitches. Its part of the grungy dirty charm of that film.

I feel the same about the Evil Dead 1 and 2. They look weird to me on bluray.
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However there are some films i would prefer to watch on dvd or hell even VHS if i can get it. Before you call me crazy let me explain. I don't see much point in owning the Texas Chainsaw Massacre for example, on bluray. I don't want that movie to look crisp and clear, it looks weird to me. the more grain the better as far as i'm concerned. Give me the VHS with weird pops and glitches. Its part of the grungy dirty charm of that film.

I feel the same about the Evil Dead 1 and 2. They look weird to me on bluray.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:50 PM   #23
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bluray is obviously a superior technology but personally i'm still happy with dvds for the most part. Here blurays can be a bit more expensive and unless it is a special movie I'll just go with dvd. so its partially a money issue. Picture quality is all well and good but i'm far more interested in the movie itself.

However there are some films i would prefer to watch on dvd or hell even VHS if i can get it. Before you call me crazy let me explain. I don't see much point in owning the Texas Chainsaw Massacre for example, on bluray. I don't want that movie to look crisp and clear, it looks weird to me. the more grain the better as far as i'm concerned. Give me the VHS with weird pops and glitches. Its part of the grungy dirty charm of that film.

I feel the same about the Evil Dead 1 and 2. They look weird to me on bluray.
I have the original TCM and blu-ray... and it certainly isn't crisp or clear.... In the case with that movie in particular, it has erased any "errors" or blemishes on the video, but all of the grain and grit is perfectly intact. But I know exactly what you mean with certain movies.


Here are some screens of TCM 74 on blu-ray. Its one of those movies that makes you wonder "why should I get this on blu-ray?".







And the answer is, you don't really need to because there isn't any significant increase in crispness or quality, but if you don't own it already getting the blu-ray is probably your best bet. Either for special features purposes or just because, in my opinion, it has never looked grittier or nastier before. A blu-ray won't necessarily make it crisp, but it will most accurately re-create the original look of the film according to the filmmaker's perspective. TCM 74 isn't beautiful on blu-ray, because it isn't supposed to be. But it looks how the movie should. A common misconception of blu-rays is that they make movies look way more clear, in the case of some movies the original look of the movie can be more accurately shown because a blu-ray disc can hold up to 50 gigs of video data vs the 8 on a standard dvd.

Unless you really want the ugliness of the VHS to enhance the grossness of the movie... which I get. I think with this particular movie, they have done an incredible job of getting the look and sound of the movie down perfectly.

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but all in all, it really makes you question why movies like this need a blu-ray upgrade at all... if they're ugly they're ugly.
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A blu-ray won't necessarily make it crisp, but it will most accurately re-create the original look of the film according to the filmmaker's perspective.
That's the most significant aspect for people who want to convert to Blu-ray and who happen to be movielovers. DVD can't catch that look, but a worn out VHS is the best choice to watch video nasties like TCM or The Evil Dead in the way they are supposed to being watched. Gritty, ugly and dirty.
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To see the quality of blu-ray you need very good eye sight. As soon as I got glasses I immediately saw the difference. If you can't see any difference, then either get glasses, or get a new prescription!!
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To see the quality of blu-ray you need very good eye sight. As soon as I got glasses I immediately saw the difference. If you can't see any difference, then either get glasses, or get a new prescription!!
Yeah and repeating what has already been said, having a good HDtv is a must as well. Cheap, bargain brand televisions really don't look good at all.
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^^ What he said.
I paid nearly $2000 for my Samsung HD 55" like 4 years ago.

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Blu-ray is all time best , no other video or DVD can compare with it. I have a lots of collection of Blu-ray movies , even i always wait for that the movie come into blu-ray format and than i purchase it or download it.
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No I am serious. However, I do have a uncurable eye condition which might make me see it differently, but my wife thinks HD isnt much better as well.
Watch Alien on DVD, then BluRay and you tell me there is no difference, better yet, Flash Gordon. Hands down the most beautiful transfer I've seen. Maybe on par with Alien.

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When I pop in a DVD these days the grain is more apparent, the colours are wishy washy and not vibrant at all.
This.

I can't stand DVD anymore. I watch it and think "Fuck, how did I ever think this was good?"

It looks so terrible.

You do get your good transfers and bad though, I know RoboCop is fucking shitty. Same with Hellraiser, apart from the OOP Anchor Bay copies.


EDIT: I also know if you have a shitty BluRay player it's nowhere near as noticeable.
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I guess the ps3 is still one of the best blurays on the market, because it upscales my dvd's pretty damn good. The Blob (88) is one, in particular, that I recently bought, and was surprised at the non shitty look of the picture. It was actually quite crisp.

I do prefer blu, though. Ever since I saw Terminator 2 maybe 5 or 6 years ago.
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