Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Unread post by All Darc » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:09 pm

Blu Ray for Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

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Interesting combination of grainy fuzzy footage with modern (1982) footage :

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I wonder if the other old footage, some good some not so, could be restored, in case they found better sources for each some stock footage.
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Re: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Unread post by Ray Faiola » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:02 am

I can't imagine Universal would want to spend the money.

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Re: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Unread post by BarneyS » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:45 am

It's supposed to look like that, no restoration is necessary.

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Re: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Unread post by wich2 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:26 am

???

With respect -

- the whole conceit of the film is that Martin is actually in the scenes with these vintage actors.

If Reiner'd been able to match things better then, he would have.

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Re: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Unread post by Mike Gebert » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:07 pm

Replace 'em all with Christopher Plummer!
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Re: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Unread post by bigshot » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:13 pm

Turn the whole works into shiny spotless CGI!

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Re: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Unread post by All Darc » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:53 am

I wonder if the Kevin Spacey version will be available some day.

Back to the Dead Men Don't Waear Plaid, I they hads better footage available, at the time, I'm they they would have used.
I didn't refer as a restoration, but like a new edition, case the director desired.
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Re: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Unread post by Marr&Colton » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:49 am

Now WHY would Universal want to go to the great expense---MUCH higher than what it cost back in 1982--to find better footage AND re-impose the Steve Martin content for a re-release Blu-Ray that will have only limited sales? They would never recoup such an expense.

The screen shot quality on Blu-Ray com looks very good---what more could one want?
I have owned this title on both 35mm film and DVD and it looks great--far better than other 1982 special effects.

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Re: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Unread post by All Darc » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:57 pm

I refered about movies that was already restored or already had better footage found.
I didn't said it didn't look good overal, but some scenes maybe could look better if they already found better elements.
From 1982 to today many things happened in the film restoration world.

For example, some guy took Moroder's versionh of Metropolis and, using the FW.Murnau Stifftung restoration, edited it like Moroder but using the restored footage.
Marr&Colton wrote:Now WHY would Universal want to go to the great expense---MUCH higher than what it cost back in 1982--to find better footage AND re-impose the Steve Martin content for a re-release Blu-Ray that will have only limited sales? They would never recoup such an expense.

The screen shot quality on Blu-Ray com looks very good---what more could one want?
I have owned this title on both 35mm film and DVD and it looks great--far better than other 1982 special effects.
Keep thinking...

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