Old 11-12-2017, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone here on the new Quantum Leap set on Blu-Ray?

Hi,I noticed that Mill Creek has finally released the entire series on Blu-Ray. I was wondering if anyone here who owns it can tell me what the picture quality is like and if the series if finally presented uncut with all the original music intact? Ive seen Blu-ray releases in the past where the picture quality is the same or worse as the standard dvd.
I have never bought the Universal set because of the issues with the music and redubbing. Thanks in advance for you input.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:29 PM   #2
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I don't own the Blu Ray, but I do own the DVD version of the Mill Creek set. Picture quality is just fine, and all the original music is intact so far. I'm just starting Season 3.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:31 PM   #3
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Thanks again MO,for the info.I am going to buy it online today. Does it even have the original openings and voiceovers? I hope its presented exactly as originally seen.
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I have posted notes, comments, and screenshots of Quantum Leap in High Definition here:
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...ead.php?t=6451

The Blu-Rays by Mill Creek are a significant jump in picture quality over the original DVDs. When Universal put out Quantum Leap on iTunes and Amazon Video a few years back, they went back to the 35mm negatives and rescanned them to rebuild each episode in HD quality. Mill Creek took these scans and brightened them further, which has given a mixed result. On most episodes, this is an improvement. However on some of the moodier, darker episodes, it reveals a frustrating amount film grain and picture noise. M.I.A. is one of the worst as the Beth scenes were originally lit extremely dark and they should never have been brightened that much. At times it looks like they're in a snowstorm.

A Portrait for Troian was improperly framed when it was scanned. As a result, the picture is shifted to one side for the entire episode.

The leap-in for Hurricane has the leap-in effect in neon green instead of blue. This is puzzling since it is correct on the previous episode.

Finally, I wish they had gone back to each source episode to rebuild the Saga Sell and Main Titles. Because they used an optical printer to "copy-and-paste" to build them way back in the 90's, they are just far too noisy and have too much gate jitter (the image sliding left to right and up and down within the frame) to stand up to modern TVs. Here's my recreation of the Season 3 Saga Sell:

http://feldoncentral.com/QLBlurayVid...troFinal3.html

As for the music and sound, it is 100% there and perfect. No more glitchy audio on Jimmy. All the songs are restored including "Georgia" on M.I.A. And unlike the iTunes/Amazon video, the second half of the Genesis pilot is not the syndicated cut episode but the full original episode. All the intro sequences and leaps are correct.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:08 PM   #5
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I have posted notes, comments, and screenshots of Quantum Leap in High Definition here:
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...ead.php?t=6451

The Blu-Rays by Mill Creek are a significant jump in picture quality over the original DVDs. When Universal put out Quantum Leap on iTunes and Amazon Video a few years back, they went back to the 35mm negatives and rescanned them to rebuild each episode in HD quality. Mill Creek took these scans and brightened them further, which has given a mixed result. On most episodes, this is an improvement. However on some of the moodier, darker episodes, it reveals a frustrating amount film grain and picture noise. M.I.A. is one of the worst as the Beth scenes were originally lit extremely dark and they should never have been brightened that much. At times it looks like they're in a snowstorm.

A Portrait for Troian was improperly framed when it was scanned. As a result, the picture is shifted to one side for the entire episode.

The leap-in for Hurricane has the leap-in effect in neon green instead of blue. This is puzzling since it is correct on the previous episode.

Finally, I wish they had gone back to each source episode to rebuild the Saga Sell and Main Titles. Because they used an optical printer to "copy-and-paste" to build them way back in the 90's, they are just far too noisy and have too much gate jitter (the image sliding left to right and up and down within the frame) to stand up to modern TVs. Here's my recreation of the Season 3 Saga Sell:

http://feldoncentral.com/QLBlurayVid...troFinal3.html

As for the music and sound, it is 100% there and perfect. No more glitchy audio on Jimmy. All the songs are restored including "Georgia" on M.I.A. And unlike the iTunes/Amazon video, the second half of the Genesis pilot is not the syndicated cut episode but the full original episode. All the intro sequences and leaps are correct.

Wow,Thanks for the links and in depth review. I am so glad they restored the original music in this release as it was integral to establishing authenticity to the time he would be in and the emoitional impact and feeling of the situations,Especially the Beth scene in MIA.

Does the graininess present a problem on the regular release or merely the Blu-ray version? Would you recommend I buy the Blu-ray over the regular one
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:25 PM   #6
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I don't know what their source for the DVDs was. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Bluray discs even though there is some grain in darker scenes. And the quality jump is unavoidable.
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I don't know what their source for the DVDs was. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Bluray discs even though there is some grain in darker scenes. And the quality jump is unavoidable.
I've already purchased them and look forward to finally seeing Quantum Leap as originally presented. Up until now I have been watching my old vhs tapes of the show
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I'm sorry I didn't get back to you in a decent amount of time. But feldon30 answered way better than I could have, anyway!
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