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Older movies being released on BLU-RAY

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If a movie was filmed in the 80s but is being sold on blu ray is it truly HD?

 

If it wasn't filmed in HD, how do they make it a better quality than it's original state?

 

Is this just a scam to get people to re-buy their collection?

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Since the beginning of the century 19XX Almost all movies - including most of those made right now - are shot on 35mm film.

 

35mm film has much higher resolution (4 to 6 times) than HD so films regardless of their age are actually converted down 1080p. If 2160p existed they would be downscaled to that.

 

 

http://filmschoolonline.com/sample_lessons/sample_lesson_HD_vs_35mm.htm sauce

 

its not a scam

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Dope

 

Was getting some shit at walnut last night and copped some $6.00 blu rays. Got me thinking

 

American psycho, total recall, young guns

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i actually watched Top Gun on blu-ray and imo it didnt compare with recent titles i have seen...

i always wondered the same thing. just seems the old joints i have watched are not nearly as crisp...

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I saw candyman on hd FiOS and that shit was mad clear. You could see the ropes attached to candyman during certain stunts. Lol.

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http://www.dvdbeaver.com/

 

this site compares some old dvd release to the new blu-ray format.

 

here's top gun looks pretty crisp i guess.

 

 

 

i actually watched Top Gun on blu-ray and imo it didnt compare with recent titles i have seen...

i always wondered the same thing. just seems the old joints i have watched are not nearly as crisp..

 

It all boils down to the condition of the master and how much work a studio is prepared to put into restoration where required.

 

 

example:

 

Blade runner

 

comparision_cityscape.jpg

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good info, ill have to give some titles a try, for sure like that Blade Runner and perhaps the OG Tron...

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you snagging all those blu-ray's for your yard sales? or personal use?

 

classics

 

 

These are for me :haha: wouldn't be a bad hustle tho. Buy for $6 sell for $10

Watching Total Recall right now. It's pretty crisp but doesn't compare to how clear my newer blu rays are.

 

Gonna have to cop blade runner

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http://www.dvdbeaver.com/

 

this site compares some old dvd release to the new blu-ray format.

 

here's top gun looks pretty crisp i guess.

 

 

 

 

 

It all boils down to the condition of the master and how much work a studio is prepared to put into restoration where required.

 

 

example:

 

Blade runner

 

comparision_cityscape.jpg

 

 

original looks better.

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To give you guys a little bit on why some movies look better than others when transferred to Blu-Ray.

 

Compression and filters: filters are some times used to mechanically simplify/clean up the films, sometimes they are used very lightly other times way too heavy. Also age/deterioration: sometimes some studios don't put the money and time needed to fix the film before making the digital master. Usually studios just upscale the film to HD which is why you may see alot of movies that are grainy and stuff.

 

If you guys haven't seen the 007 quality, I suggest looking at it. The guys went through frame by frame enhancing the shit out of it.

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