View Full Version : For those that had the old DVD movie,

Funky Munky
07-30-2010, 09:29 PM
and now upgraded to this week's rerelease, do you hear a difference with Shout Factory's high-definition transferred remaster?

Owner of a Lonely B.A.T.
07-30-2010, 10:04 PM
I have both...and while I know this is a remastered version the first things I noticed was how much darker the overall copy looked.

And if this was a better version I really just felt all it truely did was make the animation errors stand out more.

Funky Munky
07-30-2010, 10:27 PM
I didn't know there were any animation errors.

Owner of a Lonely B.A.T.
07-30-2010, 10:58 PM
Well not exactly errors, but they didn't make animation as smoothly in the 80's as they do now, so while DVD may make things look more sharp, to me at least it tends to bring the downside of the quality of that time to my attention.

Funky Munky
07-30-2010, 11:12 PM
Are the stories in the newer animation any better?

Owner of a Lonely B.A.T.
07-30-2010, 11:35 PM
Not necessarily. Just mentioning I noticed it.

07-31-2010, 12:41 AM
I went all uber nerd yesterday and watched both movies simultaniously (really just looking to see if either movie had cut/extended scenes. They didn't) I did noticed that during the scene with Cobra Commander and Roadblock in the river, thr Rhino version was more blurry looking and in all the scenes with bright energy/explosions, the Rhino version was very bright washing out the scene while the Shout version showed more detail in the animation rather than getting washed out

However, I was watching the Rhino DVD on my computer while the Shout DVD was on a DVD player so I don't know if that had anything to do with it

Sorry I can't help with the audio question as I had one earbud in one ear for the Rhino version and had the TV playing the Shout version.

07-31-2010, 12:49 AM
Not necessarily. Just mentioning I noticed it.
I know what you mean. A lot of the 80's cartoons I've gone back and watched are like that. Just doesn't flow real great when compared to today's cartoon...which are on all the time because of my children.

07-31-2010, 07:38 AM
I have yet to buy the Shout release, but I think they cheated to make it 'widescreen' by cropping the old tv ratio. Back when they announced the Blu Ray, I thought they were scanning the old original film that was supposed to be released in theaters. So this is disappointing.

No way I'm gonna drop over $20 for the Blu Ray when Shout dropped the ball on this. However, I might get the regular DVD for $12 as I'm sure it's an improvement over the Rhino release.

Here's a screenshot from my Rhino release. Compare it to the picture in the IGN Blu Ray review below.


G.I. Joe: The Movie Blu-ray Review - Blu-ray Review at IGN (http://bluray.ign.com/articles/110/1104959p1.html)