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Old 03-31-2015, 03:17 PM
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Default 'Journey to the Center of the Earth (Remastered)' - High-Def Digest Review

Matthew has reviewed 'Journey to the Center of the Earth (Remastered)'. He says the film has never looked or sounded this good on video. A stellar upgrade.The Blu-ray is highly recommended.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1899...emastered.html
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:47 PM
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Here are some more comparative screenshots for those considering picking this one up for the first time or taking a double dip in the Blu-ray waters:



















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Holy shit that's some added detail!
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Holy shit that's some added detail!
Yeah and now that I'm really and truly seeing these images side by side, it appears that the 4k Restoration has been pulled back a little, giving more image to the left and right. I'm cool with that, the more 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' the better!
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What a difference in quality! And yes, there is quite a bit more image on the sides. Great review, and great screen comparisons!
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The screenshots sold me on this one! I immediately ordered a copy before they sold out. Great review, Matthew.
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Thanks, Shannon! I wasn't expecting much of an improvement but as soon as the 20th Century Fox logo came up it was an instant "Wow!" moment.
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The screenshots sold me on this one! I immediately ordered a copy before they sold out. Great review, Matthew.
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Can't wait to watch this.
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Weird, with the resolution of the photos, to me, the 2012 looks not only brighter (which the reviewer did say in the post), but the colors to me look more natural and there seems to be more detail in the 2012 to me. Maybe its the monitor I am viewing on, or, like I said, the resolution of the photos, but from what I am seeing, i would prefer the 2012 version.

Does anyone know of that site that does the screenshot comparisons where you mouse over and it pulls up the other screenshot? I mean, I would really like to see the 2012 and the 2015 screenshots at full resolution
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and there seems to be more detail in the 2012 to me.
If you go by the screenshots, and if they aren't too many frames apart, between the 2012 and 2015 edition, you see both more vertical and more horizontal video being squeezed in the same basic video aspect ratio. You're getting more of what the lens captured, at the expense of slight detail loss. Just to be clear, what I'm referring to is that objects on the screen don't get as many pixels on the new transfer vs the 2012 transfer, as both are confined to the same resolution and aspect ratio. That said, this is a new transfer. So, hopefully in real world tests, on a big screen, the new transfer turns out to be a winner. If not, then we probably have to wait until the real blu-ray 4k version comes out!

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