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Curse of the Golden Flower: French BD vs Edko DVD

Posted: 20 Mar 2008, 14:04
by tom2681
This is my very first BD vs DVD comparison, and I don't know what I'm doing. There's a slight chance that my BD caps might be inaccurate.

The french BD is seriously flawed. Throughout the entire film, the sound is ahead of the picture by about two tenths of a second.
This can be fixed by setting the audio delay on your amp (if your amp supports it).

French BD specs:
1080p AVC transfer (different from the US release).
DTS-HD MA 5.1 mandarin track.
No english subs.

Blu-Ray on top.
Edko at bottom. ... TGFFR1.jpg ... TGFHK1.jpg ... TGFFR2.jpg ... TGFHK2.jpg ... TGFFR3.jpg ... TGFHK3.jpg

The BD is obviously sharper, but not as sharp as I would have hoped.
Close-ups show a large amount of chroma noise (that's what it looks like, anyway) that shouldn't be there (see the purple spots at the top of Gong Li's forehead on cap 2).

Other than that, it looks pretty amazing.

Posted: 21 Mar 2008, 00:34
by chenlung
You don't seem to sing in French anymore, that's a few releases now :(...

Posted: 22 Mar 2008, 15:12
by tom2681
Yep. It's all gone to hell.

Asian Star's transfers are interlaced, some of Seven Sept's Jackie Chan DVDs are cut...
Heck, even HK Vidéo have lost the plot. Prison on Fire is an NTSC-PAL conversion.

Maybe it'll get better when some of those companies go HD.

Posted: 03 Jul 2008, 18:01
by bradavon
Any idea how the USA Sony BD compares? I hear it looks excellent. It's on my to buy list. The French BD looks like a decent upgrade.

I'm surprised I missed this one.

Re: Curse of the Golden Flower: French BD vs Edko DVD

Posted: 18 Jul 2017, 07:26
by CliftonL
I heard it looks a lot better on blu ray.