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15th Jan '17 10:29:57 AM drbreakfast
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** Also, the Blu-rays releases for the original films are sourced from the same digital masters as the [=DVDs=] several years earlier, which are considered very dated by modern standards, as the scanning was performed in 1080p whereas most Blu-rays are sourced from much more detailed 2K, 4K, 6K, or even 8K masters. After excessive DVNR, those 1080p scans end up with decreased quality closer to 720p, making them well below standard for such high-profile releases.
12th Jan '17 2:44:10 PM Bladez636
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTAnkEngine:
** Seasons 1-3 of the classic series suffered from this when HiT restored them. While some of the scenes are cleaned up and were zoomed out to make it clearer, others weren't done well. Best example was in "The Flying Kipper", where a majority of the shots are zoomed in. Season 3 zigzags this, as some shots are better, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMKbqTwoYPs but often have something chopped off]]. Other issue is that the restored version might use different takes, or don't use them at all.

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** Seasons 1-3 of the classic series suffered from this when HiT Entertainment restored them. While some of the scenes are cleaned up and were zoomed out to make it clearer, others weren't done well. Best example was in "The Flying Kipper", where a majority of the shots are zoomed in. Season 3 zigzags this, as some shots are better, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMKbqTwoYPs but often have something chopped off]]. Other issue is that the restored version might use different takes, or don't use them at all. Sometimes scenes are simply "color-corrected" versions of the late 90's analogue transfers.
** The most egregious example comes from the episode "Coal" when Henry is backing into a siding. In the original, Henry backs into the siding and Edward comes out of another siding to take his train. However in the restored version, an outtake is used where Henry backs into a siding and then quickly moves forward offscreen again. It's pretty evident the editor did not care about this outrageous example.
7th Jan '17 9:10:26 PM LeeM
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* Classic WWII documentary series ''The World at War'' was reissued on DVD and Blu-Ray in an "Ultimate Restored Edition". On the plus side, most of the archival war footage is remastered from the surviving 35mm or 16mm originals, descratched, stabilised and re-graded. What kills it for some viewers is that the image is cropped and scanned into widescreen. This restored version was rather controversial due to being in widescreen and despite the fact it was made for fullscreen transmission and is not allowed to be shown in its widescreen restored form, so the unrestored fullscreen edition with 90s Thames logos (before they lost their franchise to Carlton) is shown instead for reruns. Fortunately the most recent DVD and Blu-Ray edition from Network restores the original aspect ratios, in line with Network's usual policy.

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* Classic WWII documentary series ''The World at War'' was reissued on DVD and Blu-Ray in an "Ultimate Restored Edition". On the plus side, most of the archival war footage is remastered from the surviving 35mm or 16mm originals, descratched, stabilised and re-graded. What kills it for some viewers is that the image is cropped and scanned into widescreen. This restored version was rather controversial due to being in widescreen and despite the fact it was made for fullscreen transmission and is not allowed to be shown in its widescreen restored form, so the unrestored fullscreen edition with 90s Thames logos (before they lost their franchise to Carlton) is shown instead for reruns. Fortunately the remastering was carried out on the full-frame pictures before cropping, and the most recent DVD and Blu-Ray edition from Network restores the original aspect ratios, in line with Network's usual policy.policy..
7th Jan '17 9:08:50 PM LeeM
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* Classic WWII documentary series ''The World at War'' was reissued on DVD and Blu-Ray in an "Ultimate Restored Edition". On the plus side, most of the archival war footage is remastered from the surviving 35mm or 16mm originals, descratched, stabilised and re-graded. What kills it for some viewers is that the image is cropped and scanned into widescreen. This restored version was rather controversial due to being in widescreen and despite the fact it was made for fullscreen transmission and is not allowed to be shown in its widescreen restored form, so the unrestored fullscreen edition with 90s Thames logos (before they lost their franchise to Carlton) is shown instead for reruns

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* Classic WWII documentary series ''The World at War'' was reissued on DVD and Blu-Ray in an "Ultimate Restored Edition". On the plus side, most of the archival war footage is remastered from the surviving 35mm or 16mm originals, descratched, stabilised and re-graded. What kills it for some viewers is that the image is cropped and scanned into widescreen. This restored version was rather controversial due to being in widescreen and despite the fact it was made for fullscreen transmission and is not allowed to be shown in its widescreen restored form, so the unrestored fullscreen edition with 90s Thames logos (before they lost their franchise to Carlton) is shown instead for rerunsreruns. Fortunately the most recent DVD and Blu-Ray edition from Network restores the original aspect ratios, in line with Network's usual policy.
6th Jan '17 8:35:33 PM nombretomado
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* Rhino's original DVD releases of ''{{Jem}}'' suffered from an interesting case of this - they were taken from 35mm film sources, so they were sharp and detailed. Unfortunately, only the rough, uncorrected versions were on film, so the episodes on Rhino DVD have more animation errors than the TV broadcasts. They also redid the color timing, turning Pizzazz's neon green hair into an ugly "moldy mustard" green/yellow. The new release from Shout! Factory used the broadcast masters of the final episodes, so the color is more accurate and many animation errors are fixed, but because these were tape masters the video is less sharp.

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* Rhino's original DVD releases of ''{{Jem}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' suffered from an interesting case of this - they were taken from 35mm film sources, so they were sharp and detailed. Unfortunately, only the rough, uncorrected versions were on film, so the episodes on Rhino DVD have more animation errors than the TV broadcasts. They also redid the color timing, turning Pizzazz's neon green hair into an ugly "moldy mustard" green/yellow. The new release from Shout! Factory used the broadcast masters of the final episodes, so the color is more accurate and many animation errors are fixed, but because these were tape masters the video is less sharp.
5th Jan '17 11:36:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The Diamond Edition also makes some intentional but ill-advised changes, such as using at least the fourth different set of end credits the movie has seen, and changing the opening credits with drastically different timing, a new font, and the card reading, "In Association With Silver Screen Partners IV" absent. Like the Platinum Edition DVD before it, it also censors the minister's knee, which [[FreudWasRight some viewers thought looked like a boner.]]

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** The Diamond Edition also makes some intentional but ill-advised changes, such as using at least the fourth different set of end credits the movie has seen, and changing the opening credits with drastically different timing, a new font, and the card reading, "In Association With Silver Screen Partners IV" absent. Like the Platinum Edition DVD before it, it also censors the minister's knee, which [[FreudWasRight some viewers thought looked like a boner.]]knee.
3rd Jan '17 1:54:41 PM bowserbros
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* Some of their early BD upscales of newer digitally animated anime suffered from loss of detail due to heavy-handed DVNR. The poster child for this is ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', which [=FUNimation=] tacitly admitted to when it was re-mastered for a later re-release (this new version was good enough that is was also used on the Japanese [=BDs=]).

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** While the quality of the remasters for ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' are largely up to debate, it's quite obvious that Creator/QTec was working on the cheap when they were made; opinions on [[Creator/ToeiAnimation Toei's]] in-house remaster of ''The Final Chapters'' are much more unanimous, with many criticizing how the remaster is done solely in cropped 16:9 and how the picture features a noticeable green tint compared to the ''Dragon Ball Z'' Blu-rays.
* Some of their early BD upscales of newer digitally animated anime suffered from loss of detail due to heavy-handed DVNR. The poster child for this is ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', which [=FUNimation=] tacitly admitted to when it was re-mastered for a later re-release (this new version was good enough that is was also used on the Japanese [=BDs=]).
23rd Dec '16 7:52:56 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* Series/{{Poirot}} (Series 1-Series 8) and Series/JeevesAndWooster have been horribly tampered with on their recent DVDs. Because ITV Studios Home Entertainment released them through themselves instead of Granada Ventures and Network, the 2011 restoration of Jeeves and Wooster suffers slight cropping (even though it is in its original aspect ratio), an edit to the final episode and the end caps changed (a copyright change and the ITV Studios logo plastering the Granada ones), while Poirot had two Granada logos plaster over the original LWT logos and the use of the original intro and closing credits in The ABC Murders, Death in the Clouds and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (they originally had no intro and different credits which was retained through the early DVD prints from VCI). Taken to extreme for the JCA TV restorations of Poirot (Series 1-Series 8) were the copyright has been changed. Averted for many Network DVD releases of Granada and LWT shows which retain the respective endboard and copyright.

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* Series/{{Poirot}} (Series 1-Series 8) and Series/JeevesAndWooster have been horribly tampered with on their recent DVDs.[=DVDs=]. Because ITV Studios Home Entertainment released them through themselves instead of Granada Ventures and Network, the 2011 restoration of Jeeves and Wooster suffers slight cropping (even though it is in its original aspect ratio), an edit to the final episode and the end caps changed (a copyright change and the ITV Studios logo plastering the Granada ones), while Poirot had two Granada logos plaster over the original LWT logos and the use of the original intro and closing credits in The ABC Murders, Death in the Clouds and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (they originally had no intro and different credits which was retained through the early DVD prints from VCI). Taken to extreme for the JCA TV restorations of Poirot (Series 1-Series 8) were the copyright has been changed. Averted for many Network DVD releases of Granada and LWT shows which retain the respective endboard and copyright.



** The earliest DVD sets, specifically the first two seasons (originally released by Warner Bros.), had man problems in the DVDs, being transfers from the Rhino DVD sets.

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** The earliest DVD sets, specifically the first two seasons (originally released by Warner Bros.), had man problems in the DVDs, [=DVDs=], being transfers from the Rhino DVD sets.
11th Dec '16 9:22:35 PM legoking831
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* The DVD version of ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' was taken from a worn out copy of the film used for festival screenings rather than the original negative, resulting in the picture appearing to wiggle at the beginning.

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* The DVD version All North American releases of ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' was ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', from the original VHS releases all the way to DVD, were taken from a worn out copy of the film used for festival screenings rather than the original negative, resulting in the picture appearing to wiggle at the beginning.
beginning. There is also some noticeable flicker in the image and a heavy amount of film grain. Astonishingly, the PAL releases are taken from a much cleaner print with none of these issues, which makes it incredibly baffling that this is still the case.
5th Dec '16 7:44:58 AM akaun6899
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** Similarly, most of the ''Adventure'' episodes have tons of DVD artifacts on the Netflix versions of them. At least one of them similarly cuts the intro.
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