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PaulGreaves
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:46 am    Post subject: New Avengers - New Release? Reply with quote

Hi, this may have been answered elsewhere but does anyone know if The New Avengers is going to get the same treatment as the current set of releases?

The only reason I ask is that Amazon have suddenly dropped the price of the current NA boxset to 18!! This usually tends to happen just before a new boxset is released (see Blackadder)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Avengers-Disc-Collectors-Box/dp/B000HEVTKE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1259750593&sr=1-1

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was also considering this release, though the comments say bad picture quality... I'm sure this has been discussed, could somebody kindly push me in the right direction?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've considered buying the box, but if the quality's really that bad... It'd be great if someone could help out here.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quality is bad, I have seen some screenshots on the internet. You can wait until a new release is here, or you buy them from an other country in Europe. I think those from France (2008) have good quality. In Germany they release TNA in the second quarter of 2010 and certain in very good quality!

http://www.amazon.fr/Chapeau-melon-bottes-cuir-vol/dp/B0013BWKYY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1262531239&sr=8-7
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The French releases of TNA are only slightly better in terms of prints, but are quite poor in terms of authoring. They are also French prints, so have French on-screen titles, should that be of interest.

As for whether TNA will be part of the new Optimum special edition, as far as we know, it won't be.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
The French releases of TNA are only slightly better in terms of prints, but are quite poor in terms of authoring. They are also French prints, so have French on-screen titles, should that be of interest.

As for whether TNA will be part of the new Optimum special edition, as far as we know, it won't be.


I don't think, that they have French on-screen titles, because on our dvd edition is everything in english (all credits, and titles), only the sound is in german. But I don't know it certainly how it is in France. The episode titles have only subtitles.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm, how bad is bad? a screenshot really would help. 18 pounds really isn't too expensive.
Or to put it in relation, I've got the Dutch release and no big complaints. Better worse or much worse?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be better, but it is acceptable! Smile

You can find them here: http://www.zetaminor.com/news_archive/menu_pages/new_avengers_compare.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

big thanks, and bought Smile

not great quality, but acceptable. The Cathy Gale Eras also don't look better Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome! Smile
Was does quite poor in terms of authoring mean? Did they use worse cameras or are the episodes only bad restored?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_e wrote:
Hm, how bad is bad? a screenshot really would help. 18 pounds really isn't too expensive.
Or to put it in relation, I've got the Dutch release and no big complaints. Better worse or much worse?


The French releases are definitely from French prints, with French language captions/episode titles on the prints.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteedMonk wrote:
You're welcome! Smile
Was does quite poor in terms of authoring mean? Did they use worse cameras or are the episodes only bad restored?


They have low bitrates and therefore are full of modern DVD artifacts and 'blocking'.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteedMonk wrote:
The quality is bad, I have seen some screenshots on the internet. You can wait until a new release is here, or you buy them from an other country in Europe. I think those from France (2008) have good quality. In Germany they release TNA in the second quarter of 2010 and certain in very good quality!

http://www.amazon.fr/Chapeau-melon-bottes-cuir-vol/dp/B0013BWKYY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1262531239&sr=8-7


yeah, the U.S. release was poor...due to lame-ola source material, which the dvd masters were struck from...hopefully, a re mastered set is in the pipeline.....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The current American complete set is selling for $500 used on Amazon today!

http://www.amazon.com/New-Avengers-Complete-Patrick-MacNee/dp/B000JBXHG4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1265386893&sr=1-3
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borgus Weems wrote:
The current American complete set is selling for $500 used on Amazon today!

http://www.amazon.com/New-Avengers-Complete-Patrick-MacNee/dp/B000JBXHG4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1265386893&sr=1-3


That's absolutely ridiculous. They're littering ebay for a fraction of that. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, folks, the quality is not bad at all. Certainly not remastered quality, but to call it "bad" is simply nonsense. And for a mere 15.98 (price as I write) it's a bargain that should be snapped up IMO.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Avengers-Disc-Collectors-Box/dp/B000HEVTKE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1259750593&sr=1-1

I'd love to have seen more extras - at least a couple of interviews (a behind-the-scenes, would have been even better, but impossible if one doesn't actually exist), but you do get the two excellent commentaries featuring Brian Clemens and the late great Gareth Hunt (recorded shortly before his death) which should be incentive enough.

My advice: GET IT NOW!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Gambit wrote:
I'd love to have seen more extras - at least a couple of interviews (a behind-the-scenes, would have been even better, but impossible if one doesn't actually exist), but you do get the two excellent commentaries featuring Brian Clemens and the late great Gareth Hunt (recorded shortly before his death) which should be incentive enough.


That was pretty much my reason for buying it. I would have been quite happy for commentaries on all 26, really, but I suppose that would have been overkill, wouldn't it? It's the best we've gotten for extras in terms of TNA, though.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do feel jealous about the commentaries, but having both the English and French releases that came out earlier, I can't justify "triple-dipping"!

If Optimum restore TNA to the quality of the classic series they're doing in R2, then I'd consider it. Even better, BluRay - as long as they use restored prints, would make me buy a player.

The connection on of the 4 speakers on my non-HD telly has gone - can I justify getting a new one? (Am tempted for BD 'The Prisoner'.)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borgus Weems wrote:
The current American complete set is selling for $500 used on Amazon today!

http://www.amazon.com/New-Avengers-Complete-Patrick-MacNee/dp/B000JBXHG4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1265386893&sr=1-3


that is a tad excessive.....sheesh..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't find the Optimum 2006 release of The New Avengers to be too bad in terms of quality.
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