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by professorwho
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Green Tint and the Japanese Blu-ray of Super Broly
Replies: 37
Views: 4383

Re: Green Tint and the Japanese Blu-ray of Super Broly

So, I just watched the Japanese Blu-ray of Dragon Ball Super: Broly from Toei Video that I bought at a mall in Kyoto on my trip to Japan, and compared to the Dutch and FUNimation BDs, it is a revelation. Now, I had seen the FUNi BD when I rented it to show a friend at his place. His setup is tiny, w...
by professorwho
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4795
Views: 421907

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

FUNi probably has their remaster 90% complete at this point- internally, they're most likely starting work on the Blu-ray compression and authoring phase- if the timeline between authoring and release with other anime distributors also applies to FUNi, if they aren't they'd probably be behind schedu...
by professorwho
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4795
Views: 421907

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

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Get ready for the 8K "remaster" bois...

With the Bruce Faulconer soundtrack IN DOLBY ATMOS!!!
(Japanese audio is Dolby Digital 1.0 96 kbps based on the optical audio, as always)
by professorwho
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Best looking Dragon Ball movie: The Path to Power or Super Broly?
Replies: 27
Views: 2652

Re: Best looking Dragon Ball movie: The Path to Power or Super Broly?

Path to Power has the best cinematography and art direction, but lacks the impressive animation (movement) of Super Broly. Both are very nice looking movies, without a doubt, but I'd say best looking is Path to Power. But, as for best animated- Super Broly, without a doubt.
by professorwho
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4795
Views: 421907

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

They're gonna do a standard edition a year or two down the road. Guaranteed. The cost involved is way too much to settle for a limited set. Being the money hungry plebs they are, they'll justify it somehow.
by professorwho
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4795
Views: 421907

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

ABED wrote:I'm ignorant of this sort of thing. What is the benefit of scanning in 4K if the release isn't?
More detail. Even if it isn't released in 4K, when you scan at a higher resolution, more detail is picked up.
by professorwho
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4795
Views: 421907

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Watch it end up being the current Season BDs in "collectible" packaging...

I hope I'm wrong, but with this being FUNi, or as I call them- FAILimation, anything goes.
by professorwho
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 121776

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

Given that Netflix now allows to download their shows and movies to be watched offline, are the NF versions of TOEI HD not somewhat superior to the AMZN ones? It's DRM'd but I guess in time that'll be unlocked (scene "warez" teams can and know how to). It's possible. Amazon's stream has better comp...
by professorwho
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 121776

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

Not gonna lie, its pretty amusing reading replies that hope funimation will get the remasters and WONT run them thought their usual dnr/contrast filter chain :lol: Funi doesn't mess with masters that aren't their own. Hmm... then how do you explain how they took Cowboy Bebop, removed ALL the grain,...
by professorwho
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 121776

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

At this point, the issue isn't the scan/initial transfer without any grading/enhancements- those are good. In fact, it's rare to find a movie/series with a bad scan- even Predator, with it's AWFUL Ultimate Hunter Edition had a great scan... which was then DNR'd to death. So the scanning or restorati...
by professorwho
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation Remastering of Z - What did they do wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 2374

Re: Funimation Remastering of Z - What did they do wrong?

I disagree that it's uncut. The top and bottom are cut out, so technically I'm not seeing the footage uncut. The episode just happens to run as long as the original uncut episode did. Therefore...0/10. You get what I meant, though. I'd give it a 0/10 in terms of PQ, but by "uncut", I meant no censo...
by professorwho
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation Remastering of Z - What did they do wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 2374

Re: Funimation Remastering of Z - What did they do wrong?

Okay, let's break it down. You know about the cropping so let's skip that: The source- it's 16mm film, but a third generation copy. It's not terrible, but it has more grain than the first generation, and is less refined. DNR- it means to reduce noise in an image, but because a computer can't tell th...
by professorwho
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 121776

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

I'm not arguing that it's bad, or that it's not the best DB has ever look- because it is. What I'm saying is that, even if the Amazon streams didn't exist, there would still be some complaints. The DNR and edge-enhancement is easy for a videophile like me to spot, but that's because I've trained mys...
by professorwho
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 121776

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

Bruma rabu wrote:Like robo said if the Amazon stream versions were never a thing nobody would be complaining about the way they look other than movie 5.
I highly doubt that. DNR is noticeable and is a sin.
by professorwho
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 121776

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

Okay, here's my thoughts. Why does movie 5 look like shit? Maybe it's the compressionist. See, the compressionist does video compression for the Blu-ray and has full control over how it looks. I say this, because this ISN'T the first time this has happened with an anime remaster. Bandai and Sunrise ...
by professorwho
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 121776

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

Toei fucked up. Simply put.

These are beautiful remasters ruined by DNR. Do any of the other films have this level of noise reduction? I'm hoping this was a one-off thing...
by professorwho
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 121776

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

Metalwario64 wrote:If so, there's hope for a potential grain-intact BD from FUNimation down the line.
This is the same company who took Sunrise’s beautiful Cowboy Bebop remaster and DNR’d it- removed ALL the grain, then smeared it, removing the detail, and THEN- applied a shitload of fake grain. They’re utter idiots.
by professorwho
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 121776

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

But instead, you decided to Japanese Kai Buu saga massacre this release by DVNRing it and Sharping it. I know what they did with Boo Kai, but you put "Japanese" there to differentiate it. While the contents are different (more episodes in TFC), was there any visual difference to make you say that s...
by professorwho
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 121776

Re: Dragon Ball Movies HD Remaster - Amazon Video/Netflix Japan - Discussion Thread

Yeah I notice that too movie 5 looks funky idk almost like and upscale?(Maybe that's not right). Idk maybe it's just me I'll post some more shots later on in the day. Depends. What media player are you using? VLC has some issues and actually alters the image in colour and makes banding more visible...