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Eegah Blu-Ray [message #412648] Sun, 05 December 2021 22:11 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: weary flake

The last episode of Mystery Science T3K I watched was Eegah (1962)
as it happened to be added as an extra to the Blu-ray of Eegah.
I think the Blu-ray picture by the Film Detective studio has been messed up
in a couple ways. It's supposed to be in the 1.66 format but it looks
like it's also been slightly stretched. Arch Hall's face is extra wide,
as all the other faces and the black bars on the side of the screen
don't look as wide as they should. The included MST3K episode in
standard definition also looks like it's been slightly narrowed,
meaning both pictures have been messed up. There's damage from
noise reduction, examples are when Eegah later in the movie passes
through a tree packed lot and when he's in the house, there is breaking up
of solid details into contrasting objects moving independently that
I've read is one of the results of "noise reduction". I did a casual
comparison of both the movie and the episode with the old Rhino DVD
that has the movie and the episode (something that Rhino did right
in providing both on some MST3K DVDs that Shout Factory never does).

I can see the picture details much better on the movie Blu-ray than the
Rhino DVD uncut movie, but that doesn't excuse the basic technology
violation of stretching the screen, or altering the movie with
video processing. Film Detective has a reputation of pummeling
their videos with noise reduction.

So I disagree with the positive reviews I've seen of the video quality
in Film Detective's Eegah (1962).

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Eegah-Blu-ray/255212/#Review

The episode brought some laughs. MST3K does cut all but the beginning
of a song I like called Valerie, at 24:59 into the movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sbHcm0xED0&t=1499s
Re: Eegah Blu-Ray [message #412675 is a reply to message #412648] Fri, 10 December 2021 14:15 Go to previous message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: weary flake

On 12/5/21 7:11 PM, weary flake wrote:
> The last episode of Mystery Science T3K I watched was Eegah (1962)
> as it happened to be added as an extra to the Blu-ray of Eegah.
> I think the Blu-ray picture by the Film Detective studio has been messed up
> in a couple ways. It's supposed to be in the 1.66 format but it looks
> like it's also been slightly stretched. Arch Hall's face is extra wide,
> as all the other faces and the black bars on the side of the screen
> don't look as wide as they should.

Actually, it looks like 1.66 like it says it is, it just looks like
it has been slightly stretched and the bonus MST3K episode in 1.33
looks slightly narrowed, from the blu-ray company's possible screwing
around with the picture.

> The included MST3K episode in
> standard definition also looks like it's been slightly narrowed,
> meaning both pictures have been messed up. There's damage from
> noise reduction, examples are when Eegah later in the movie passes
> through a tree packed lot and when he's in the house, there is breaking up
> of solid details into contrasting objects moving independently that
> I've read is one of the results of "noise reduction". I did a casual
> comparison of both the movie and the episode with the old Rhino DVD
> that has the movie and the episode (something that Rhino did right
> in providing both on some MST3K DVDs that Shout Factory never does).
>
> I can see the picture details much better on the movie Blu-ray than the
> Rhino DVD uncut movie, but that doesn't excuse the basic technology
> violation of stretching the screen, or altering the movie with
> video processing. Film Detective has a reputation of pummeling
> their videos with noise reduction.
>
> So I disagree with the positive reviews I've seen of the video quality
> in Film Detective's Eegah (1962).
>
> https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Eegah-Blu-ray/255212/#Review
>
> The episode brought some laughs. MST3K does cut all but the beginning
> of a song I like called Valerie, at 24:59 into the movie:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sbHcm0xED0&t=1499s
>
>
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