Flash Gordon (1980) new 4K restoration from Studio Canal

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  1. Katatonia

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    It's HDR to SDR though, so I wouldn't put too much into it. The increase in details just about everywhere far outweighs it for me.

    Arrow have never released Suspiria that I know of ...
     
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    Damn, I forgot how bad the old blu-ray was, with the DNR, edge enhancement and the fucked up contrast.
     
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    It will look different with HDR. The problems with UHD screenshots, is that you can't show the improvements with HDR, in both contrast and colors, only the sharpness.
    Also, the old transfer have problems with crushed blacks.

    And in this screenshot, you can tell how overblown the contrast was on the Blu-Ray:
    https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=14484&d2=14347&s1=149178&s2=147188&i=11&l=0
     
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    Ah yeah you're right, sorry. It was the Nouveaux Pictures version I was thinking of with the overblown whites, I always get that confused with an Arrow release . That first Arrow release of Tenebrae with the actual worst transfer ever in history somehow makes me automatically connect them with poor transfers even though they are pretty much all excellent these days. :)
     
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    Yeah, that one was horrible. Probably the worst case of scanner noise. I was heartbroken, when I watched the disc, since it's my favorite Argento movie.
    Thankfully they fixed it with the re-release, even though it still isn't perfect in a few spots.
    I hope we get a 4K remastered disc in the near future :)
     
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    I've never seen this film before so I checked out the trailer. I enjoy bad movies as much as the next guy but this thing looks gag-inducing lol. Sorry, no offense to fans but I wouldn't want this for free. The theme song alone playing over the trailer made me want to throw something at the computer LMAO
     
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    "lol" "LMAO" :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: Your loss then.
     
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    Actually, it's not MY loss because I don't want it ;)

    Again, no offense to fans of the film.
     
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    elDomenechHDG doesn't like something. Take a drink.
     
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    Here's a couple of good unboxing videos of the UK 4K boxset:





    My set shipped out from Amazon UK earlier. The Diabolik pre-order of the Arrow LE set hasn't shipped yet, but I do notice it has changed to "Flash UHD LE" on the status.
     
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    I've seen outfits like those at my Dollar Store. The sets are cool, though.
     
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    Also if anyone is interested Vice Press in the UK just released a new collection of Flash items: 3 lithographs, a Ming coin, 4 enamel pins (or 5 in the set)

    The lithographs are already sold out direct, but Zavvi currently still has some for pre-order: https://us.zavvi.com/gallery/previous-prints.list

    I went ahead and put in a pre-order for the 36" x 24" "holographic mirror gold foil" one at Zavvi and added a cheap Steelbook to obtain free shipping + $5 off. Curiously no tax was added either. Zavvi usually charge tax on US orders.

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    I imagine that will look pretty sweet. I rarely ever buy posters or art prints/lithos by themselves, but this is the 2nd one (Mondo's RAD being the other) that I've pre-ordered recently. Both should look nice when I get them pro framed.

    2020 has been a really shitty year ... but at least the movie releases/items have been stellar thus far!
     
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    I use to keep the Flash soundtrack on regular rotation in my car! Come to think of it why did I stop?
     
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    Man, this looks so vibrant and colourful. I really need to watch this again now.
     
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