DVD Vs. Blu-Ray - Page 3 - BLOODY-DISGUSTING
MOVIES MUSIC VIDEO GAMES COMICS MOVIE PIT VIDEO COMMUNITY
ZergNet


Go Back   BLOODY-DISGUSTING > General Talk > Blu-Ray/DVD Releases and Reviews

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases and Reviews Discussion of current and upcoming DVD releases, technical specifications only. Film discussion itself to be kept to their respective sections.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2013, 11:16 PM   #21
zigwardScissorHands
Fresh Kill
 
zigwardScissorHands's Avatar
zigwardScissorHands is eating skittles, vomiting rainbows
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 132
Default

bluray is obviously a superior technology but personally i'm still happy with dvds for the most part. Here blurays can be a bit more expensive and unless it is a special movie I'll just go with dvd. so its partially a money issue. Picture quality is all well and good but i'm far more interested in the movie itself.

However there are some films i would prefer to watch on dvd or hell even VHS if i can get it. Before you call me crazy let me explain. I don't see much point in owning the Texas Chainsaw Massacre for example, on bluray. I don't want that movie to look crisp and clear, it looks weird to me. the more grain the better as far as i'm concerned. Give me the VHS with weird pops and glitches. Its part of the grungy dirty charm of that film.

I feel the same about the Evil Dead 1 and 2. They look weird to me on bluray.
zigwardScissorHands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:37 PM   #22
Mr. Bill
BD's Official Thunder Buddy!
 
Mr. Bill's Avatar
Mr. Bill is going to show that bitch a scary movie... bitches love scary movies
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Roseburg, OR
Posts: 16,690
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zigwardScissorHands View Post
However there are some films i would prefer to watch on dvd or hell even VHS if i can get it. Before you call me crazy let me explain. I don't see much point in owning the Texas Chainsaw Massacre for example, on bluray. I don't want that movie to look crisp and clear, it looks weird to me. the more grain the better as far as i'm concerned. Give me the VHS with weird pops and glitches. Its part of the grungy dirty charm of that film.

I feel the same about the Evil Dead 1 and 2. They look weird to me on bluray.
__________________


My facebook page...
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Horro..._type=bookmark

My film collection...
http://billsmovies.filmaf.com/owned 4904 films and counting
Mr. Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:50 PM   #23
The Revelator
Extrasolar Administrator
 
The Revelator's Avatar
The Revelator is tired
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: outside the wall
Posts: 12,501
Send a message via AIM to The Revelator Send a message via MSN to The Revelator
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zigwardScissorHands View Post
bluray is obviously a superior technology but personally i'm still happy with dvds for the most part. Here blurays can be a bit more expensive and unless it is a special movie I'll just go with dvd. so its partially a money issue. Picture quality is all well and good but i'm far more interested in the movie itself.

However there are some films i would prefer to watch on dvd or hell even VHS if i can get it. Before you call me crazy let me explain. I don't see much point in owning the Texas Chainsaw Massacre for example, on bluray. I don't want that movie to look crisp and clear, it looks weird to me. the more grain the better as far as i'm concerned. Give me the VHS with weird pops and glitches. Its part of the grungy dirty charm of that film.

I feel the same about the Evil Dead 1 and 2. They look weird to me on bluray.
I have the original TCM and blu-ray... and it certainly isn't crisp or clear.... In the case with that movie in particular, it has erased any "errors" or blemishes on the video, but all of the grain and grit is perfectly intact. But I know exactly what you mean with certain movies.


Here are some screens of TCM 74 on blu-ray. Its one of those movies that makes you wonder "why should I get this on blu-ray?".







And the answer is, you don't really need to because there isn't any significant increase in crispness or quality, but if you don't own it already getting the blu-ray is probably your best bet. Either for special features purposes or just because, in my opinion, it has never looked grittier or nastier before. A blu-ray won't necessarily make it crisp, but it will most accurately re-create the original look of the film according to the filmmaker's perspective. TCM 74 isn't beautiful on blu-ray, because it isn't supposed to be. But it looks how the movie should. A common misconception of blu-rays is that they make movies look way more clear, in the case of some movies the original look of the movie can be more accurately shown because a blu-ray disc can hold up to 50 gigs of video data vs the 8 on a standard dvd.

Unless you really want the ugliness of the VHS to enhance the grossness of the movie... which I get. I think with this particular movie, they have done an incredible job of getting the look and sound of the movie down perfectly.

EDit

but all in all, it really makes you question why movies like this need a blu-ray upgrade at all... if they're ugly they're ugly.
__________________

Last edited by The Revelator; 02-28-2013 at 11:54 PM.
The Revelator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 03:00 AM   #24
Santa
The Necromancer
 
Santa's Avatar
Santa is stronger than the foundations of the earth
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dol Guldur
Posts: 11,309
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Revelator View Post
A blu-ray won't necessarily make it crisp, but it will most accurately re-create the original look of the film according to the filmmaker's perspective.
That's the most significant aspect for people who want to convert to Blu-ray and who happen to be movielovers. DVD can't catch that look, but a worn out VHS is the best choice to watch video nasties like TCM or The Evil Dead in the way they are supposed to being watched. Gritty, ugly and dirty.
The decision is yours.
__________________
"I want this place to go nuts, north, south, east, west, left, right! Activate this dance floor!!"
Scott Vogel from Terror

Quote:
Originally Posted by Voodoo Doll
I would jizz on you if I were a man. I would jizz on everything if I had a penis for one day. Oh man I bet that feels so good. You guys are so lucky.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devonia
I like to skip dessert and get right down to relaxing after a meal with a hot bath and a facial.
Santa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #25
horrorking95
Rotting Corpse
 
horrorking95's Avatar
horrorking95 is singing Believe! BY CHER!
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: England
Posts: 1,642
Send a message via MSN to horrorking95
Default

To see the quality of blu-ray you need very good eye sight. As soon as I got glasses I immediately saw the difference. If you can't see any difference, then either get glasses, or get a new prescription!!
__________________
""I was perfect"- Nina Sayers"



Have a looky at my new horror movie blog!

http://asdaman.wordpress.com/
horrorking95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #26
The Revelator
Extrasolar Administrator
 
The Revelator's Avatar
The Revelator is tired
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: outside the wall
Posts: 12,501
Send a message via AIM to The Revelator Send a message via MSN to The Revelator
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by horrorking95 View Post
To see the quality of blu-ray you need very good eye sight. As soon as I got glasses I immediately saw the difference. If you can't see any difference, then either get glasses, or get a new prescription!!
Yeah and repeating what has already been said, having a good HDtv is a must as well. Cheap, bargain brand televisions really don't look good at all.
__________________
The Revelator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 02:42 PM   #27
kevinb
Fresh Kill
 
kevinb's Avatar
kevinb has no status.
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Richmond
Posts: 455
Default

^^ What he said.
I paid nearly $2000 for my Samsung HD 55" like 4 years ago.

No regrets
kevinb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 03:25 AM   #28
John305
Not Dead Yet
 
John305's Avatar
John305 has no status.
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 6
Default

Blu-ray is all time best , no other video or DVD can compare with it. I have a lots of collection of Blu-ray movies , even i always wait for that the movie come into blu-ray format and than i purchase it or download it.
__________________
Melbourne Signs

Last edited by John305; 05-13-2013 at 02:14 AM.
John305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 03:36 AM   #29
Oxley
Bastard Son of 100 Maniacs
 
Oxley's Avatar
Oxley is slice'n and dice'n.
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The Bates Motel, Australia
Posts: 21,922
Send a message via MSN to Oxley
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frey View Post
No I am serious. However, I do have a uncurable eye condition which might make me see it differently, but my wife thinks HD isnt much better as well.
Watch Alien on DVD, then BluRay and you tell me there is no difference, better yet, Flash Gordon. Hands down the most beautiful transfer I've seen. Maybe on par with Alien.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusted View Post
When I pop in a DVD these days the grain is more apparent, the colours are wishy washy and not vibrant at all.
This.

I can't stand DVD anymore. I watch it and think "Fuck, how did I ever think this was good?"

It looks so terrible.

You do get your good transfers and bad though, I know RoboCop is fucking shitty. Same with Hellraiser, apart from the OOP Anchor Bay copies.


EDIT: I also know if you have a shitty BluRay player it's nowhere near as noticeable.
__________________
"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody. If, he can help it." -- Mark Twain





"I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature." -- Adolf Hitler


Quote:
Originally Posted by Santa View Post
You are a sadistic, volatile and all over out of control internet cruise missile, that's what you are, Oxley.
Oxley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 05:05 PM   #30
BeRightBack
Flyboy
 
BeRightBack's Avatar
BeRightBack is doing people, and seeing things
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chester, Virginia
Posts: 1,774
Default

I guess the ps3 is still one of the best blurays on the market, because it upscales my dvd's pretty damn good. The Blob (88) is one, in particular, that I recently bought, and was surprised at the non shitty look of the picture. It was actually quite crisp.

I do prefer blu, though. Ever since I saw Terminator 2 maybe 5 or 6 years ago.
__________________
BeRightBack is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2001-Present BLOODY-DISGUSTING LLC