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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:43 am 

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Before and after the new 2014 restoration :?

Cineteca Nazionale / Ripley's Film 2007 restoration
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Cineteca di Bologna 2014 restoration (look at the two guys on the right!)
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Cineteca Nazionale / Ripley's Film 2007 restoration
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Cineteca di Bologna 2014 restoration
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Cineteca Nazionale / Ripley's Film 2007 restoration
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Cineteca di Bologna 2014 restoration
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:07 am 
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From a couple of screenshots the RHV looks preferable.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:13 am 

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Well, the Bologna restoration has no grain at all, and the clouds on the second image are burned out...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:10 am 

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I've seen this "restoration" in motion. The Ripley's is to be preferred.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:32 am 
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Wow, that is bad. What was the consensus on the GtB&tU restoration that was shrouded in sepia?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:39 am 

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The problem is that in a few months the Ripley's Blu-ray will be OOP and Bologna's shameful transfer (sponsored by Scorsese's Film Foundation) will hit the international markets...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:18 am 
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Much like the new GBU transfer, I'm not sure what to make of the grading. But detail and grain structure look much better on the new AFoD transfer, and would be even more apparent if we had some full rez caps. Look at the third cap, at the black dress and smoke to the left, and tell me the new transfer has "no grain at all". The old transfer looks, well, old, with rather blocky looking grain. The third cap in particular looks very poor in this regard. Some people made similar comments about the new The Innocents transfer, which were of course complete nonsense.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:34 pm 
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They both look like crap on my PC.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:10 pm 
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Saimo wrote:
The problem is that in a few months the Ripley's Blu-ray will be OOP and Bologna's shameful transfer (sponsored by Scorsese's Film Foundation) will hit the international markets...


The Japanese BD uses the '07 restoration and just came out in October, so it will hopefully be around for awhile longer regardless of what happens to the Ripley edition. But of course you have to pay Japanese prices for it (more than $50 before shipping, unless they do a cheaper cut-down edition in the future).


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:24 pm 

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Yes, but in the next years, any label who will buy rights for the film will get the 2014 restoration.


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