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 Post subject: THX editions of Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: 24 Sep 2016, 01:34 
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I am talking about the 1995 THX widescreen LD releases of these films.

Does anyone think that Aliens (1986) has a better looking transfer of these 2 films on LD? The image resolution for lack of better word seems higher and the contract/colour just seems to pop more. Alien (1979) was shot on better film stock, and on DVD, HD streaming services and broadcasts as well as on Blu-Ray Alien tends to look better, but on LD it seems to be a different story. Do other people see what I'm seeing? if so why is this the case?
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 Post subject: Re: THX editions of Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: 18 Nov 2016, 05:40 
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The THX version of Aliens is excellent. There is no better version on ld. The box set of this film is terrible, even though it comes with a really nice booklet.
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PostPosted: 21 Nov 2016, 10:44 
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Can anyone comment on the video quality of the PAL edition of Aliens: Special Edition (EE 1089)?
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PostPosted: 21 Nov 2016, 21:53 
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trilixi wrote:
Can anyone comment on the video quality of the PAL edition of Aliens: Special Edition (EE 1089)?


Rather good if memory serves me, pressed by MPO in France & most of their LD issues were usually good (the ones that I have seen that is).

It is in "widescreen" with trailers for the first three Alien films - no other extras were included (again if my memory serves me).

You should be able to find a copy for not much cash as there are pretty easy to pick up.
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PostPosted: 22 Nov 2016, 09:58 
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je280 wrote:
trilixi wrote:
Can anyone comment on the video quality of the PAL edition of Aliens: Special Edition (EE 1089)?


Rather good if memory serves me, pressed by MPO in France & most of their LD issues were usually good (the ones that I have seen that is).

It is in "widescreen" with trailers for the first three Alien films - no other extras were included (again if my memory serves me).

You should be able to find a copy for not much cash as there are pretty easy to pick up.


Thanks :thumbup: Yep, will be picking up a copy tonight so I'll probably be viewing it :)
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 Post subject: Re: THX editions of Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: 23 Nov 2016, 14:18 
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trilixi wrote:
je280 wrote:
trilixi wrote:
Can anyone comment on the video quality of the PAL edition of Aliens: Special Edition (EE 1089)?


Rather good if memory serves me, pressed by MPO in France & most of their LD issues were usually good (the ones that I have seen that is).

It is in "widescreen" with trailers for the first three Alien films - no other extras were included (again if my memory serves me).

You should be able to find a copy for not much cash as there are pretty easy to pick up.


Thanks :thumbup: Yep, will be picking up a copy tonight so I'll probably be viewing it :)


If you pick-up a copy of this title would you mind letting me know if it was as good as I remember. It has been a few years since I have owned one but I am pretty sure it was overall a rather good transfer & pressing.

Enjoy :thumbup:

Cheers for now.
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PostPosted: 08 Dec 2016, 14:47 
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It is excellent... You guys seem to be sorely ignoring the JP releases... Every JP release I've viewed so far blows away the THX release. And the special edition boxset is the best pressing that exists in any format imo
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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2016, 15:07 
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je280 wrote:

If you pick-up a copy of this title would you mind letting me know if it was as good as I remember. It has been a few years since I have owned one but I am pretty sure it was overall a rather good transfer & pressing.

Enjoy :thumbup:

Cheers for now.


Sorry, my discs came in late. I saw the movie yesterday and quality is not bad. Meanwhile I also checked out the ntsc collector's box which looks a bit sharper but has more graining.
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 Post subject: Re: THX editions of Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 11:05 
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Aliens jap version has better skin tones than the Bluray....nothing more to say!
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 Post subject: Re: THX editions of Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: 12 Mar 2017, 20:35 
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ertoili wrote:
Aliens jap version has better skin tones than the Bluray....nothing more to say!


What Edition do you refer to?

This one:

Aliens: Special Collection (1986) (Uncut) [PILF-1516]

Or this one:

Aliens (1986) [PILF-2172]
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 Post subject: Re: THX editions of Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: 21 Jun 2017, 20:42 
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I was able to score the long searched for THX Japanese trilogy box set.


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