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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2019, 20:32 
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I would say any anime after the late 80s, 88, 89 have nice PQ.
Some of the early ones I have had have major chroma noise which is bothersome in the red colors but I can live with it,
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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2019, 04:18 
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What is DYRL ?
Ghibli movies have very good LDs. Especially Mononoke hime.
Escaflowne episodes are far better in LD edition than DVD. The covers are crazy beautiful (washi was used for the making of the covers), there is CAV version for some episodes and interview or others.
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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2019, 04:50 
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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2019, 06:02 
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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2019, 15:43 
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ryosaeba84 wrote:
The Star Wars THX CAV editions (French/PAL)

If you do buy the box set (with english audio), make sure the prints are included!
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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 05 Feb 2019, 02:07 
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gypsy wrote:
Zeta, what would you say are some of the best looking anime discs of GOOD movies/oavs? Disregarding DYRL and GITS as I already have those.


I will make a topic for this.
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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2019, 00:29 
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I don't really post here anymore, more like from time to time, but this is one of those times. Kundun (1997) [PILF-2819] is a joy from the beginning to the end. It's Roger Deakins favorite movie he worked on. None of that THX DNR s**t, or that Kurary SuperNTSC crap, this is a straight component to composite transfer, with detail going so far as to some rainbow artifacts. I don't have the US Laserdisc to compare, but for the money I spent on this Japan pressing, and knowing the Blu-ray from KL is upon us, I don't regret it.
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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2019, 00:42 
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I have the US one and have never seen it. I’ll give it a shot. I’d assume the master is the same.
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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2019, 03:57 
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Recent LDs i have watched which surprised me quality wise have been Jurassic Park CAV and Days of Thunder
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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2019, 09:50 
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I watched Apocalypse Now (1979) [PLFFC 33761] (PAL release) recently and I was very impressed by both picture and sound qualities (except some slight distortion on the French dubbed narrator's off voice). Some sequences, especially in the second half of the movie, were even jaw dropping in terms of color saturation.
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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2019, 15:17 
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Here's another thumbs up for a PAL LD release. I recently viewed the Pioneer LDCE UK release of Cliffhanger (PLFEB 31991) and was genuinely impressed by the picture quality on offer, solid colours and excellent overall clarity (quite amazing on close ups) the only criticism being what appears to be occasional aliasing artifacts, whilst sound quality was equally top draw stuff with some of the best rear effects and sound steering that I've ever heard, in fact very close to DD 5.1 at times but with all the benefits of the superior PCM audio. It would be interesting to compare the other European releases of this movie as I note that the French and German discs were manufactured by DADC Austria, whereas the Italian and British versions are made in Japan by Pioneer, anyone out there own/seen these other EU issues?

Finally a quick screenshot of the movie, it obviously doesn't do proper justice but does give an indication of the quality. Source Pioneer CLD-925, Display Sony VPL VW 500ES 4K Projector.


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 Post subject: Re: Best quality Laserdiscs
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2019, 16:09 
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jakeheke wrote:
Recent LDs i have watched which surprised me quality wise have been Jurassic Park CAV and Days of Thunder


Jurassic Park is a hot one. I don't think it even has a bad US LD release.
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