Mill Creek releasing ULTRA SERIES on Bluray!!

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Postby goji1986 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:52 pm

^ to further your point, take a look at how great Terry Gilliam’s animations from Monty Python’s Flying Circus turned out in their upcoming Blu-ray release. The non-studio sketches and cartoons were all filmed on 16mm and they were able to scan pretty much everything from the original negatives.

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Postby Millenial88 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:46 pm

Does anyone else have any frame-skipping issues with their steelbook copies of Ultraman? Mine tends to happen on one or two episodes on each disc.

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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:45 am

Xenofauna wrote:I want to stress that I am very happy with this release but I do want to underline and clarify a fairly common misconception that keeps going around, that being the idea that Ultraman simply looks worse than Ultra Q due to the relative sizes of their respective film stocks (35mm vs. 16mm).

Check out this SUPER 8MM footage that was professionally scanned at 2k. Since it's much more recent footage it might not be a perfect 1:1 comparison but I feel like it really illustrates how much detail is possible when scanning 16mm if 8mm film can look this good.

http://youtu.be/3Nh9BTMWj9M

goji1986 wrote:^ to further your point, take a look at how great Terry Gilliam’s animations from Monty Python’s Flying Circus turned out in their upcoming Blu-ray release. The non-studio sketches and cartoons were all filmed on 16mm and they were able to scan pretty much everything from the original negatives.

https://youtu.be/QSoNNtlQqDs

Manos: The Hands of Fate, a no-budget 16mm film made by a bunch of incompetents, half of which isn't even in focus, looks better on Blu-ray than Ultraman does, thanks to its handlers putting some real care into the transfer. 16mm does inherently have lower resolution than 35mm, but it's not all that noticeable at 1080p -- certainly not enough to account for the difference between Ultra Q and Ultraman, and regardless, nothing shot on film inherently looks that waxy. Nobody blaming the quality of the Ultraman Blu-ray on its 16mm origin knows what they're talking about.
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Postby Birdman » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:07 pm

Could one of you check if the Blu-Rays are region-free?
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Postby G-Matt » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:58 pm

Birdman wrote:Could one of you check if the Blu-Rays are region-free?

According to Blu-ray.com they are.
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Postby cloverfan98 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:41 pm

I don't always have the detective like vision to tell if a transfer is good or not but I'm assuming that the Ultra Q set looks great while the Ultraman set looks significantly worse?

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Postby UltramanGoji » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:48 pm

cloverfan98 wrote:I don't always have the detective like vision to tell if a transfer is good or not but I'm assuming that the Ultra Q set looks great while the Ultraman set looks significantly worse?


Pretty much, though the Ultraman set is still an upgrade over the DVD sets available.
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Postby Cookson » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:47 pm

Apparently you can get the Ultraman ORB and GEED movies right now at Walmart. Not sure why you wouldn’t just wait for the set +movie tbh.
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:59 pm

Cookson wrote:Apparently you can get the Ultraman ORB and GEED movies right now at Walmart. Not sure why you wouldn’t just wait for the set +movie tbh.

It's an interesting strategy. Standalone retailer exclusives sound like targeting the average consumer/impulse shopper, which is a bold move for a franchise without that much brand recognition in the US. Also, don't the movies generally come after the series?
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Postby Xenofauna » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:13 pm

omgitsgodzilla wrote:Also, don't the movies generally come after the series?


Yeah but most of them aim to be as broadly accessible as possible, which can be kind of nice as a pick up and play kind of thing but also frustrating when, in the case of Ultraman X for example, you have a really great show and a FANTASTIC movie but the show ended with a lot of loose plot threads and the movie can't even begin to care about any of that. That's kind of the state of relations between Ultra shows and films these days, best as I know.

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Postby LamangoKaijura » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:20 pm

Q looks exactly like the one released from Shout. Only difference is subtitles and an actual working Demon Child Lily episode.
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Postby Vakanai » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:00 am

So money has been tight lately, which means I've only today gotten around to buying Ultraman off Amazon. It'll be here in a week~ish (I'm not a prime member). Looking forward to finally checking out this franchise.
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Postby LamangoKaijura » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:37 pm

I'm so sick of Millcreek putting in that crash sound effect.
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Postby Terasawa » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:07 pm

LamangoKaijura wrote:I'm so sick of Millcreek putting in that crash sound effect.


Apparently the added sound effects are Tsuburaya's doing.
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Postby Xenofauna » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:38 pm

Yeah, Mill Creek didn't touch a thing. They were given TPC's masters and slapped 'em on the discs and shipped them to you.

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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:25 am

Mill Creek is a Budget Label; they're not gonna go tinkering with things like that themselves. That costs money.
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Postby Shokara » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:51 am

My copies of Orb and Geed have shipped from Amazon this morning.

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Re: Mill Creek releasing ULTRA SERIES on Bluray!!

Postby LamangoKaijura » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:41 am

Terasawa wrote:
LamangoKaijura wrote:I'm so sick of Millcreek putting in that crash sound effect.


Apparently the added sound effects are Tsuburaya's doing.

That's BS, cause they don't exist in the other versions. Just millcreek.
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Re: Mill Creek releasing ULTRA SERIES on Bluray!!

Postby G-Matt » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:51 am

LamangoKaijura wrote:
Terasawa wrote:
LamangoKaijura wrote:I'm so sick of Millcreek putting in that crash sound effect.


Apparently the added sound effects are Tsuburaya's doing.

That's BS, cause they don't exist in the other versions. Just millcreek.

Nope, the remixed audio tracks were actually included on the original Japanese DVDs, along with the original mono tracks, if I remember correctly.
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Re: Mill Creek releasing ULTRA SERIES on Bluray!!

Postby Xenofauna » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:01 am

Yeah, they've been around for years now.


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