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The Invisible Man + The Creature from the Black Lagoon Blu Ray Legacy Sets coming 8/28

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by TheSteig, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Peter Apruzzese

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    OK, following up as I mentioned earlier.

    Just finished watching Revenge of the Creature start to finish via my projector (110" diagonal) and it's better than I previously noted. Not perfect, it still looks like it's gone through Universal's old "grain management" technique. But things get considerably better after the first 15 minutes, pretty much after they arrive at Marineland. Lowering the white level on my projector about 10 clicks from calibration also helped tame the whites throughout. On the other hand, the 3D is spectacular - the underwater sequences have startling depth and off-screen effects with fish and seaweed. There are several shots from inside the creature's tank looking into interior windows that are startling. Vertical alignment is perfect, which has the inevitable side effect of pointing out the shots where the cameras were having trouble with shutter phasing and the flat shots.

    The 2D version also looks better with a lowering of the white level from my normal Rec 709 settings. In 2D, you can see the grain manipulation clearer. Still, on a smaller screen it should look good for non-3D viewers. It is definitely a little softer than I think it should be.
     
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  2. Tony Bensley

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    Peter, did you access the 2-D version via the top menu on the disc itself, or a 2-D/3-D button on your projector? I ask this because others who have viewed the corrected Revenge Blu-ray disc have reported a significant downgrade in the 2-D version when accessed via the top menu.

    Thank you very much for your most helpful feedback!

    CHEERS! :)
     
  3. Peter Apruzzese

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    Via the menu - my system doesn't allow me to turn off the 3-D via any other method.
     
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    So... has anyone received their replacement *disc* yet? I'm rather impatiently waiting... I really thought we'd get those around the time the corrected sets were put back in stores.
     
  5. J. Casey

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    I haven't seen a post from anyone anywhere stating that they have received the replacement disc. I use USPS Informed Delivery daily, which shows packages within the system scheduled for delivery, and nothing has shown up there.
     
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    Posters on blu-ray,com have received FedX shipping notices, signature required,
    from Deluxe Entertainment Logistics marked Consumer Replacement. Two were slated for 11/9.
     
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    So you better make sure you're home when they try to deliver, or you're out of luck.

    Nice of them.
     
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  8. John Hermes

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    I live in the San Diego, CA area. Mine is supposed to be delivered today.
     
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    I did not receive any email about this FedEx delivery from Universal. Maybe this week sometime. I hope. Bergen County, New Jersey
     
  10. John Hermes

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    Mine came as a text message on my cell phone.
     
  11. ABaglivi

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    No e-mail notification from anyone, but it's on my FedEx dashboard for delivery 11/9 in Westbury, NY.
     
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    Happy to hear that some have received a shipping confirmation.

    I received an e-mail reply to my replacement request om 9/11/18. I replied with .jpg pictures of my Amazon receipt, but never received a reply stating that it was received.

    Fingers crossed that there's one in the works for me.
     
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    John Hermes

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    I received my replacement disc this afternoon. I haven't looked at the 3-D version yet (although it seems to be frame-packed since it won't play on my 2-D TV whereas the SBS did) but the 2-D version of Revenge appears about the same as the people with the new 30-disc sets have been describing it, so it's probably the same disc. The Creature Walks Among Us looks much better than the 2-D Revenge Of The Creature, just like the first time around. :(
     
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    I hope the Creature Blu-ray Legacy set shows up soon at some on-line sites for ordering for those of us who didn't get it the first time around.
     
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    Elsewhere on Long Island, I received a notice today for delivery next Tuesday, 11/13.
     
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    I'm in Northern VA, and I got a text stating it would be delivered, today, signature required. My wife is on FedEx watch!
     
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    FedEx changed my 11/9 delivery to 11/12: Veteran's Day?
     
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    I've received an email and text for today's delivery, too.

    When I was walking home from the Metro last night, I saw the Fedex truck moving through the neighborhood. Soon after I got home, the doorbell rang. I went to the door thinking, "Oh, I'm getting the replacement a day early!"

    But, on the porch was a big box for someone on the next block. Inattentive delivery people sometimes drop packages for Longfellow St. instead of Livingston St. He was still outside in the truck, so I ran out and gave it back to him.

    I've often wondered if I've missed any packages that were left on Longfellow St. by mistake!
     
  19. Colin Jacobson

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    The geniuses who did the street numbers in my neighborhood thought it was a good idea to use identical numbers of different streets.

    So roughly 100 feet from my house is another house with the same # - different street.

    Unsurprisingly, they get my packages with some frequency. When I get a FedEx or UPS notification of delivery but don't see it on my doorstep, I immediately trot to the "other house" and usually find it there!

    While this doesn't excuse the carrier's sloppiness, I still lay more blame on the dopes who decided to use the same house #s so close together...
     
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    Are you signed up with FedEx in order to receive notice ?
     

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