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Old 04-16-2008, 07:51 AM
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I've seen discs by New Line, Sony, Warner Brothers, MGM, Lionsgate, Disney, and even Paramount. I've noticed all movies released by Fox on Blu-Ray are such under-par transfers. You can barely see the difference between the Blu-Ray quality and SD-DVD quality we all grew up with. Or I mean I grew up with. Not that I'm utterly complaining but it's just that for example, Warner Brothers has some of the best transfers like 2001 A Space Odyssey, 300, or Batman Begins. Columbia/Tristar has their share like Casino Royale, The Fifth Element Re-Issue of course, and Ghost Rider. But I wonder, I watched Alien VS Predator (The first one), Cast Away, Fantastic 4 and its sequel and especially the Day After Tomorrow which I really expected a lotta wow-ing out of it. But no it wasn't that great. I dont know if it's just me but I really dont see a lotta smoothness in their transfers. Just wondered why. I mean some of the movies on all other studio distributions are not that great neither but Fox seems to be consistent with that. Like I said, that's just me.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:14 AM
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Not really..Every movie I own is a excellent transfer.
Besides from older movies(which didnt have that great original prints) everything from the ast 5 years gets 4 or more stars from this site.
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I've seen discs by New Line, Sony, Warner Brothers, MGM, Lionsgate, Disney, and even Paramount. I've noticed all movies released by Fox on Blu-Ray are such under-par transfers. You can barely see the difference between the Blu-Ray quality and SD-DVD quality we all grew up with. Or I mean I grew up with. Not that I'm utterly complaining but it's just that for example, Warner Brothers has some of the best transfers like 2001 A Space Odyssey, 300, or Batman Begins. Columbia/Tristar has their share like Casino Royale, The Fifth Element Re-Issue of course, and Ghost Rider. But I wonder, I watched Alien VS Predator (The first one), Cast Away, Fantastic 4 and its sequel and especially the Day After Tomorrow which I really expected a lotta wow-ing out of it. But no it wasn't that great. I dont know if it's just me but I really dont see a lotta smoothness in their transfers. Just wondered why. I mean some of the movies on all other studio distributions are not that great neither but Fox seems to be consistent with that. Like I said, that's just me.
Completely disagree entirely. For example, you mentioned 'Cast Away' and 'Day After Tomorrow'. I found them to be very slick transfers, and they're a great upgrade over the SD-DVD edition. I've compared and contrasted them, and in my opinion it's not even a contest.

I noticed that you said "all" Fox movie transfers on the Blu-ray format are subpar. Man, talk about foolish blanket statements. Have you seen 'I, Robot' on Blu-ray? It's a reference quality disc in every sense of the word, and one of the best transfers that I've ever seen on Blu-ray. Guess who produced this gem? You guessed it - Fox!

Check your display and equipment, something must be wrong with your configuration. Other than that....meh.
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I think once you get a generalisation in your head it's hard to shake, but I know where he's coming from. I think most of it's more down to the age of the films than much else.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:59 AM
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From Hell? Man on Fire? Live Free or Die Hard? Kingdom of Heaven? Men of Honor? The list goes on and on.....

All of the studios have thrown out the occasional clunker, that's just the nature of the beast. Don't forget about the original source material, along with a director's intent. Fox has produced some outstanding transfers to date, hence my riposte. Quite frankly, I don't know where on earth the original poster is coming from, or it's a case of equipment malfunction.
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I disagree. Scripture pretty much said it all.

I think OP is just hating because of their Pricing?
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:51 AM
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Whether Fox produces discs with amazing transfers or not. I don't own a single one because most of their releases are seriously lacking in special features which really is a shame. No Unrated Live Free or Die Hard but Unrated Meet the Spartans? Get the fuck outta here, Fox.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:02 AM
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I disagree. Scripture pretty much said it all.

I think OP is just hating because of their Pricing?
yes the pricing does suck donkey balls ...

'Commando' and 'Robocop' come to mind.
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i will forgive there piss poor transfer of "wall street" if the make a bloody good job of point break though
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:17 AM
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I dont know what it is with Fox but their 1990's and 2000's titles are pretty much fine, and some are oustanding, but once you hit the 80's there is a big drop in quality. I dont know whether they used different types of film stock or developers but it seems to strange that studio the size of Fox has by and large poor transfers for 80's movies. Look at Warners, they have movies some of their titles going back to the 1940's and 1950's that they have released on Red or Blu that knock Fox transfers out of the ball park. Even Blazing Saddles outstrips any 80's Fox title.
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