CLEOPATRA (1934) Version

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Re: CLEOPATRA (1934) Version

PostTue Apr 17, 2018 9:41 am

Cleopatra (1934) new blu ray review with screen captures:

new blu ray: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Cleopatra ... creenshots

UK blu ray: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Cleopatra ... creenshots

Loks better than the UK (old blu ray) version, being sharp but not pin sharp, since the soft focus photography style was used in this movie.
Maybe the UK was a transfer made from a dpue element. I remamber that this film survived in a original print, but the UK looks worse than a original print.
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Re: CLEOPATRA (1934) Version

PostTue Apr 17, 2018 2:54 pm

For some reason, this review states that the upcoming Blu Ray is only available in region B. I thought this was the release of the Region 1 for North America.
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Re: CLEOPATRA (1934) Version

PostTue Apr 17, 2018 3:01 pm

TerryC wrote:For some reason, this review states that the upcoming Blu Ray is only available in region B. I thought this was the release of the Region 1 for North America.

Did you click on the UK link above? That's region B. The new US release from Universal is region A. (Blu-ray is region A-B-C; numerical region codes are for DVD.)
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Re: CLEOPATRA (1934) Version

PostTue Apr 17, 2018 3:34 pm

Old :

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http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screensho ... position=1"


New:

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http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screensho ... position=1

Strange.. I found a few mentions from some years ago, about UCLA restore the movie from original elements (original print from Demille). But the UK looks a bit dupped and sharpened by filter.
The new one looks organic and with better dynamic range.

How I wish Lowry system (technology to trully recover some details instead of just sharpen things with digital filters) was available today by fair prices. It 13 years ago used 1000 Macs connected to analyze frames in grain level and compare similar frames to extract more details, since a grain do not take the same exact space in all frames, but have a little different location.
Lowry technology could bring original prints closer to what would be original camera negative quality. Today computer have much more power than 13 years ago, so the prices would be quite better.
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