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Ghostbusters (BluRay) £5 Instore @ Morrisons
Ghostbusters (BluRay) £5 Instore @ Morrisons

Ghostbusters (BluRay) £5 Instore @ Morrisons

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Went down to collect Moon for £5 on BluRay which was posted this morning and saw this too. Would have got it if I didn't own it already. Great movie!

N.b. Some people complain about the transfer quality, it does have a lot of film grain, but I actually like the look of it. If your contrast is set too high then it will be more prominent.

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Original Poster

Oh, this was in the Bescot (Walsall) store, but I assume it is nationwide as they were properly stickered up on the shelves.

Not a great transfer. Stick with your dvd version if you have one. Classic movie obviously.

matedodgy

Not a great transfer. Stick with your dvd version if you have one. … Not a great transfer. Stick with your dvd version if you have one. Classic movie obviously.



You are right there, I rented this on blu ray when I had a free trial I thought it was that bad for a classic film stick with the dvd. even at £5 it is to much.

This is England is also put of the 5 pound deals there to although I'm sure moon was a 10 in our local

Original Poster

i just peeled the £5 sticker off my copy of moon and a £10 one was underneath, might be worth checking on the till if unsure. I guess they just halved the price of a load of previously £10 titles.

You're complaining at a £5 bluray? Even if the picture isn't 100% it's still a great film and I'm sure it's better on BluRay than any other format. Pick it up for a fiver now and buy it again when it comes out in super-duper dulux limited edition :o)

Original Poster

Yeah it's definitely better on BluRay. I'm geek enough to run the DVD and BR back to back and the DVD hides much of the grain, but you also miiss a lot of detail. The BR is pretty much how it would have been back in '84 watching it at the movies. I appreciate it's not to everyone's taste, but I would always recommend it over the DVD especially at this price.

Have to agree with bobbagoose, I have about 3 versions of the film and the blu ray is the one to watch, has all the extras plus more than any dvd I have. Any Ghostbuster fan wouldn't bat an eyelid at this price. A fiver! Damn the DVD is £3 most places.
Edited by: "woody72" 12th Oct 2010

downloaded this in 720p the other week, was fun to watch again in HD, the ghost in the library scares me as much now as it did when i saw it at the cinema aged 5.

bobbagoose

The BR is pretty much how it would have been back in '84 watching it at … The BR is pretty much how it would have been back in '84 watching it at the movies.



And that's the point. The film stock used will never have been pristine. Don't expect a cleaned up version ever, it would end up smudging the heck out of the film.

I agree with others, this transfer to Bluray is Bad!!
I have other blurays of movies older than ghostbusters but they do not have pictures as bad as this.
It looks like you watch this movie though a snowstorm. Even £5 is to much to pay for this!

An absolute must have and a steal at £5.

We Came. We Saw, We Bought It!!!

not bad for a fiver.

my morrisons didnt have any, ended up with this is england and fanboys with a free tshirt lol

Wolf

And that's the point. The film stock used will never have been pristine. … And that's the point. The film stock used will never have been pristine. Don't expect a cleaned up version ever, it would end up smudging the heck out of the film.



If you do your homework about this release you will find it has not been cleaned up at all, it was a rush job and was upscalled from the DVD anniversary release. Read the review on Highdefdigest

WHEN it finally gets a proper release it will be done from the negative and not from a previous remaster, and I bet you there will be one in a year or so. I eagerrly awaited the release of this on Blu but was so disappointed with it.

It has nothing to do with the films age or the stock that was used, Dr. No and North by Northwest (both 50+ years old) look amazing on Blu.

It's wrong to assume just because its on Blu it will look stunning, the market is full of poor remasters, just how dvd was when it came out in the late 90's.

tomqman

my morrisons didnt have any, ended up with this is england and fanboys … my morrisons didnt have any, ended up with this is england and fanboys with a free tshirt lol



Fanboys for a fiver too?

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Skywalker07

If you do your homework about this release you will find it has not been … If you do your homework about this release you will find it has not been cleaned up at all, it was a rush job and was upscalled from the DVD anniversary release. Read the review on HighdefdigestWHEN it finally gets a proper release it will be done from the negative and not from a previous remaster, and I bet you there will be one in a year or so. I eagerrly awaited the release of this on Blu but was so disappointed with it.It has nothing to do with the films age or the stock that was used, Dr. No and North by Northwest (both 50+ years old) look amazing on Blu.It's wrong to assume just because its on Blu it will look stunning, the market is full of poor remasters, just how dvd was when it came out in the late 90's.



Yeah I read that review when it came out and again just now. They don't say it is 'upscaled' from the DVD. Just that they use the same 'master' from the DVD release. Do you really think that one of the largest film companies in the world would spend all the time and effort remastering a movie in video resolution...'cause I don't. It's likely it was digitised and remastered at at least 1080p even for the DVD release. It's not like Sony didn't know that BR was just around the corner is it?!

Skywalker07

If you do your homework about this release you will find it has not been … If you do your homework about this release you will find it has not been cleaned up at all, it was a rush job and was upscalled from the DVD anniversary release. Read the review on HighdefdigestWHEN it finally gets a proper release it will be done from the negative and not from a previous remaster, and I bet you there will be one in a year or so. I eagerrly awaited the release of this on Blu but was so disappointed with it.It has nothing to do with the films age or the stock that was used, Dr. No and North by Northwest (both 50+ years old) look amazing on Blu.It's wrong to assume just because its on Blu it will look stunning, the market is full of poor remasters, just how dvd was when it came out in the late 90's.



agreed-I bought "world war 2 in hd" bluray and the quality is absolutely STUNNING-and this was all done with old,deteriorating film stock so proves what can be done if the proper time and care is taken. Likewise "its a wonderful life"-bluray is beautiful and the film stock far older than ghostbusters. Ghostbusters has been ruined by sloppy work and could be done soo much better.

Can I just say, those folk citing older films as proof that it shows what proper remastering work does...not the complete picture guys. Fact is that film was hugely important in those eras, whereas in the 80's, the film stock and treatments show a lack of pristine prints and certain filming styles made a pristine print near impossible. The 80's...ah, the decade of quite a lot of smudge-y looking film. The 60's? PRISTINE quality film.
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