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    Default Worst Blu-ray Transfers?? Titles to Avoid

    Well, now that the Blu-Ray standard is finally coming into its own lets hear everyone's mistakes. I mean the worst offenders that studios ought to be ashamed to have released!

    The movies that were horrible transfers and are to be avoided:

    Total Recall (Lionsgate)
    Stargate (Lionsgate)
    A Christmas Story (Warners)
    The Fifth Element (Sony) (note Sony will re-release this disc with a better transfer, avoid at all costs the first transfer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchelljd View Post
    The Fifth Element (Sony) (note Sony is or has re-released this disc with a better transfer, avoid at all costs the first transfer)
    Do you have a source for that info? I have the old copy and if the new copy is out there I want to know about it and I want to get the new copy.
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    I thought they were going to Eventually release 5th Element but nothing yet...

    Having said that, Stargate, hands down
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    House of Flying Daggers is definetly on that list.

    Also add the god awful NIN:Beside You In Time. Doby said it sux!
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    I have the Fifth Element on Blu-Ray but havn't watched it yet. Is it really that bad? (I got it free from the Best Buy buy 1 get one free deal)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkin-Monkey View Post
    I have the Fifth Element on Blu-Ray but havn't watched it yet. Is it really that bad? (I got it free from the Best Buy buy 1 get one free deal)
    I dont think its as bad as people make it out to be
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    Fifth element is a horrible transfer, hands down terrible considering it is a state of the art sci-fi film. However, not as hands down terrible as Total Recall or Stargate

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    Stargate for sure. I wonder why someone mentioned Christmas Story. I saw that on HD DVD and thought it was ok for what it was. Oh well, to each their own.

    I still haven't seen Total Recall, but I think it will be a dud as well.

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    I have Total Recall and I didn't thnk it was that bad. It appear to have good video and the audo was DTS ES 6.1 Matrix if I remember. I have Fifth Element and it is atleast better than DVD. I been desirng but avoiding Stargate. AVP was bad - I think a lot of people don't likle Fox movies because of the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godstar View Post
    Also add the god awful NIN:Beside You In Time. Doby said it sux!
    NIN ???? Are you sure ? It has received raving reviews about its audio and video quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godstar View Post
    House of Flying Daggers is definetly on that list.
    I'm gonna have to second that. I also have the DVD (which ain't that spectacular either) and switching between the upconverted DVD and the BD on my display reveals very little difference. It's much worse than The Fifth Element, which I think only suffers from a very dirty source.
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    I vote for TOTAL RECALL too. It was my first BR title and I was shocked when I saw the dull colors and grainy picture. I sold it on EBAY quickly. I did get theimport HD which has a slight audio speed-up but the picture is imporved dramatically.

    STARGATE looks great outdoors but once inside it wanders into VHS territory.
    I hope LIONSGATE starts showing some skill in mastering older catalog titles.

    AVP and PLANET OF THE APES are also dissappointments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evileye View Post
    I vote for TOTAL RECALL too. It was my first BR title and I was shocked when I saw the dull colors and grainy picture.

    STARGATE looks great outdoors but once inside it wanders into VHS territory.
    I hope LIONSGATE starts showing some skill in mastering older catalog titles.
    Glad you sold it on ebay, I also hope Lionsgate gets their older catalog title skill mastered.

    Right now their newer movies are good, ie lord of war, saw, decent. Those are pretty great.

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    My friend bought kiss of the dragon and man we compared his sd dvd looked better then the hd version...LOL horrible

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