"The Outer Limits" coming to blu-ray with new HD masters late 2017/early 2018

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by jupiter8, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I may be tripping, but I read the opposite that the Canadian DVDs were CUT..
  2. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    my absolute favorite episode of the OL! I wanted one of those! the model that is. : )
  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    the price may never drop seeing this is Kino, but IIRC Barnes and Noble had Kino BD at half price so I can see the possibility of a $50.00 price...I hope they do a good job and they look as good as the TZ BDs...
  4. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    It's very likely the transfers were done from fine-grain prints, which were extremely high-quality copies of the original 35mm camera negatives. But the negatives will always be better, provided it's been well-stored over the years and the emulsion is stable. The negative will also have a lot more detail in the shadows, which to me benefits the low-key cinematography in a show like this.

    The soundtrack was always magnetic, but there was a tendency for 1960s TV show to push the levels and be a little bit on the edge of distortion. I've heard that before, and it's just recorded that way. The mic preamps on set also tended to overload as well. Everything started getting a lot better in the 1970s in terms of distortion and noise.

    I would bet the forthcoming Blu-ray set looks great...


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  5. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    hopefully we all will be happy with this release! should have released both seasons at once...wonder if they are waiting to see sales of the first release...IIRC, I read somewhere the second season is already in the can?
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  6. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    I would bet it was transferred to HD long ago. What might be in a state of flux are the extra bits, and those sometimes change in the weeks prior to disk authoring and delivery.

    One great thing about film shows like this: they hold up in terms of picture quality and can survive even in a world of HD and 4K. TV shows shot on standard-def videotape (NTSC or PAL) are doomed to look soft and crappy forever.
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  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    looking forward to this so much...wish it was priced correctly..but, Kino takes no prisoners...you know when you see the names of these smaller these companies you are going to PAY!
  8. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery Picture Member

    If you look at the screengrabs at the DVDBeaver site, you can notice something of what I was talking about earlier, that some of these episodes have deliberate attempts to be foggy or hazy. The screencap from "Zzzzzzz" is an example of that. Many who view BD discs want everything to be in sharp focus, but many times, directors choices will prevent that. I would imagine that "The Forms Of Things Unknown" will have its share of hazy imagery - as it's supposed to.

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