Dragonslayer

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by DrXenos, Dec 29, 2022.

  1. DrXenos

    DrXenos Well-Known Member

    You should check out Project 4K77. They did 4K scans of the original films.
     
  2. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    Very interesting! But believe me - Dave can do at least as good as them. I had some shorter clips from him from other movies and they were fantastic. Especially the DTS-MA sound.
     
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  3. DrXenos

    DrXenos Well-Known Member

    Is Dave doing upscales? These aren't upscales. They're scans of the original source elements.
     
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  4. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    I have reel-to-reel tapes from 1940 encoded into 4K that looks amazing.
     
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  5. DrXenos

    DrXenos Well-Known Member

    Nice!
     
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  6. Lowpro

    Lowpro Well-Known Member

    Amazon.com listing for the Blu-ray has been updated. Official cover art is looking good. (y)

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  7. Darth Sidious

    Darth Sidious Well-Known Member

    I've already compared the work of Project 4K77 with Dave's latest regrade of Star Wars A New Hope. They fall far short of this quality.
     
  8. DaveO88

    DaveO88 Moderator

    well I now have one of 4K77,
    05-Star.Wars.4K77.2160p.UHD.DNR.35mm.x265-v1.0 and the quality is really funny :whistle:

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  9. DrXenos

    DrXenos Well-Known Member

    1.0 versions are preservation scans. They are the raw 4K scans of the 35mm film, before any cleanup such as color correction, etc.

    Also, if you are trying to compare the quality of these scans with a remastered blu-ray, you're completely missing the point of the project.
     
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  10. DrXenos

    DrXenos Well-Known Member

    If anyone is interested in this and still on the fence, the Blu-ray $14.99 and the 4K is on sale for $19.99 (Amazon US).
     
  11. DQ

    DQ Well-Known Member

    That's not bad, that's the going rate for a 4k disc.
     
  12. DrXenos

    DrXenos Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and when I pre-ordered it, it was $24. What I like about Amazon is when you pre-order, you always get the lowest prices it goes to.
     
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  13. DQ

    DQ Well-Known Member

    I did not know that!
     
  14. DrXenos

    DrXenos Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I love it. It's like set-it-and-forget-it!
     
  15. George++

    George++ Well-Known Member

    I notice that the current pricing for the Blu-ray is "only" 17% off the list price. Even at the full suggested retail price of US$19.99 + tax is still a decent price for the movie. The 4K release is 23% off, from US$25.99 to US$19.99.

    I don't have a 4K stand-alone player, only one TV capable of dealing with that input, and no computer 4K drives. The cost of going that extra step upgrade is sadly beyond my limited and very fixed income. :(
     
  16. Lowpro

    Lowpro Well-Known Member

    I'm still at 2K myself. Have no desire to upgrade my home theater receiver, Blu-ray players, HDMI switches, cabling and projector, all of which are limited to 1080p. I watch all my content at 150" diagonal, the primary seating position being 14 feet away. The level of detail is more than sufficient. ;)
     
  17. DrXenos

    DrXenos Well-Known Member

    I only buy 4Ks when the blu-ray is either unavailable or deficient in someway where the former isn't. I'm only buying the 4K of Dragonslayer because it's one of my all-time favorites and I thought I'd never see it on blu-ray, let alone 4K.
     
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  18. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    If you really want to upscale from 1080p to 4K, the program to use is DaVinci Resolve Studio. It's made by Blackmagic. It's a bit expensive but for what it does, it's great. There is a bit of a learning curve, but nothing the people here can't handle. I think its a free trial, not sure though.