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Old 20-06-2010, 18:49   #21
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I've forgotton just how hot Mings daughter is in this film
Indeed. She is 55 now but I still would.
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Old 01-07-2010, 22:45   #22
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My copy arrived today. Watching now-it's awesome! picture and sound are top notch.
Shame the commentaries are missing.
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Old 02-07-2010, 15:09   #23
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UK edition up for preorder at Play - steelbook with OST:

Flash Gordon: 30th Anniversary Steel Tin Special Edition (w/ Bonus Queen Soundtrack CD) Ł17.99

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Old 02-07-2010, 15:14   #24
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I'd wait for a review before pre-ordering that one tbh. And since it looks like they aren't including the Brian Blessed audio commentary I think I'll keep the old DVD tin and buy the US BD.
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Old 02-07-2010, 15:17   #25
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Won't it be the same as the US edition? But, yes, you're right - it's always best to wait!
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The US edition has different special features.
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Old 02-07-2010, 22:21   #27
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Love the US blu, but I'm keeping my UK DVD steel book. Not least because I have it signed ' Big Love! Gordon's Alive! Brian Blessed'
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Old 02-07-2010, 23:05   #28
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The US edition has different special features.
It's got a different encode too, or so I've read. I like the darker look of the US version, as (from the caps) the opticals don't look anywhere near as blatant as they do on the Optimum DVD. (It's still been hit with Universal's traditional DNR pass, although it's not a disaster.)

I think I'll keep the Optimum DVD for the extras and nab the US BD when it's going cheap.

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Old 02-07-2010, 23:08   #29
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I have it signed ' Big Love! Gordon's Alive! Brian Blessed'
Fantastic.
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What a legend. He's willing to sacrifice work in order to defend the films legacy.

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Besides, who would want to? He is a legend
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caught a few minutes of it on ITV4 tonight - picture looked very good (I was amazed as it was ITV4 )
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caught a few minutes of it on ITV4 tonight - picture looked very good (I was amazed as it was ITV4 )
I watched some of it on ITV4 HD. Some of it looked decent, other bits not so but I'm not sure whether this is an ITV thing (most likely!) or if there are some noticeable flaws.

Obviously I presume it looks way better on the actual blu ray, but what's the general concensus on the UK blu's PQ from those who have it? I'd quite like the blu, but I do like the DVD with the commentaries.


It was actually the 30th anniversary of Flash Gordon's release yesterday, which makes me feel incredibly old!
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Was it letterboxed? Have noticed a couple of movies on ITV4 in recent weeks letterboxed, Barbarella being one, but I noticed another one, which I can't remember, before that.
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I watched some of it on ITV4 HD.
This was just the SD ITV4 which is why I was so impressed!
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Now it's the 40th anniversary anyone double dipping?

Screen caps on capsaholic look blurred compared to the universal edition.
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That's because the old Universal transfer has been nuked with grain management and then nuked again with artificial sharpening. It's The Thing all over again, only the Thing wasn't as badly grain-managed as Flash Gordon.
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That's because the old Universal transfer has been nuked with grain management and then nuked again with artificial sharpening. It's The Thing all over again, only the Thing wasn't as badly grain-managed as Flash Gordon.
Comparing The Thing Arrow Version to Shout Factory's to Universal's I did at one point have all three. The DNR in universals was heavy but still the colours looked good. Then I got the Arrow version which had better colour but was soft in places that i though my eyes where going funny. The Shout Factory version was much better in between.
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Sounds like you're lucky enough to be fooled by artificial sharpening, I can't stand it myself and Universal Flash Gordon and Shout Factory The Thing are textbook examples of transfers with very blatant sharpening issues, and very blatant DNR in Flash Gordon's case (Shout Thing has it too, just to not such an extreme extent).

Arrow The Thing may be too soft (that's not for certain, but definitely a possiblity), but at least it's not blatantly over-processed. We'll have to wait and see if a future 4K release from probably Universal directly will reveal and significant extra detail (beyond the usual jump from 1080p to 4K from a 4K restoration of course). We've recently seen with the Scorpion release of City of the Living Dead that Arrow definitely have issues with detail levels on their restorations every now and then.

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Sounds like you're lucky enough to be fooled by artificial sharpening, I can't stand it myself and Universal Flash Gordon and Shout Factory The Thing are textbook examples of transfers with very blatant sharpening issues, and very blatant DNR in Flash Gordon's case (Shout Thing has it too, just to not such an extreme extent).

Arrow The Thing may be too soft (that's not for certain, but definitely a possiblity), but at least it's not blatantly over-processed. We'll have to wait and see if a future 4K release from probably Universal directly will reveal and significant extra detail (beyond the usual jump from 1080p to 4K from a 4K restoration of course). We've recently seen with the Scorpion release of City of the Living Dead that Arrow definitely have issues with detail levels on their restorations every now and then.
Didn't realise that Shout had released another version based on 4k remaster. The edge enhance on the original shout release is certainly more blatant but the colours for me at least are more appealing so thats a positive.

The new Shout version caps look indentical to the UK Arrow release

How many releases does one movie need
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