BD 186 The Barefoot Contessa

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andyli
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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#1 Post by andyli » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:05 pm

Barefoot Contessa. Please do not be the poor TT transfer. Please be a new 4K restoration. The film deserves it.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#2 Post by david hare » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:14 pm

HAve forgotten how to encode images. THis is from the TT, very red bias unbalanced three strip (or seps), and lots of fine 3 layer registration issues. DOubt it would get a 4K from Fox as it's an old UA via MGM via Fox.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3 Post by Drucker » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:15 pm

andyli wrote:Barefoot Contessa. Please do not be the poor TT transfer. Please be a new 4K restoration. The film deserves it.

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They fixed whatever was wrong with Cover Girl so here's hoping.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#4 Post by david hare » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:17 pm

Cover Girl was from Sony and was handled by Grover Crisps's team. The Mank alas is not.

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Re: BD 186 The Barefoot Contessa

#5 Post by TIVOLI » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:57 am

Has anyone been able to compare this to the TT release? I have not found much critical response to the MOC transfer.

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Re: BD 186 The Barefoot Contessa

#6 Post by tenia » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:11 pm

In all logic, it should be technically very similar.

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Re: BD 186 The Barefoot Contessa

#7 Post by GoodOldNeon » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:06 pm

Echoing the comments above, I can confirm that this is a very poor transfer with lots of overblown reds and distracting green halos around the characters. At times it's almost like watching a 3D movie without 3D glasses. I also thought the film itself was a complete snoozer, overlong and drowning under the weight of Mankiewicz's forgettable dialogue. Unless you really want to see it, I'd say this is an easy pass.

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