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    Default The Collection - Season 12 - questions

    Hi there, newbie here (so apologies if this has been covered before; I did a search first).

    Got a couple of questions for you:

    1. Will the new Season 12 release see a slimmer release? I love the Limited Edition packaging (apart from the wrong logo), but it's massively wide and I'm not looking forward to 26 seasons of THAT width on my shelf. A slimline release would be much more preferable.
    2. Any news on which season is next? And when?



    That's all from me. Cheers.

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    Welcome to the forum. Nice to still see new blood here. I can't answer your second question. I have no idea what season is planned next. However, to your first question, I am honestly not sure, but in all honestly the width doesn't bother me. It's substantially narrower than the season on its individual DVD releases, which in turn took up a lot less space than the VHS releases!

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    Considering we were told we were only going to get Spearhead From Space put on Blu-ray, it's a wonder it happened at all. The technical reasons supposedly stopping any more classic era stuff peing put out must have been ironed out.

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    There are rumours of my favourite season coming next, Season 18. Christopher H Bidmead mentioned doing a new interview on twitter and was pictured with Andrew Smith and Stephen Gallagher... So fingers crossed!

    The season 12 set is gorgeous. I was sceptical but I'm absolutely delighted by it!

    I've just got my handcuffs and my truncheon and that's enough.

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    Season 18 would be an interesting choice for sure. I'd assumed seasons 13 & 14 were most likely to be next in-line get the Blu Ray treatment, or possibly one of the Pertwee seasons. If they're not going strictly chronological I'd love to see one of the other 80s seasons get the treatment sooner rather than later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Wallis View Post
    Considering we were told we were only going to get Spearhead From Space put on Blu-ray, it's a wonder it happened at all. The technical reasons supposedly stopping any more classic era stuff peing put out must have been ironed out.
    I'm not sure there were any technical issues stopping it, just that until recently it wasn't worth it. Working off the original materials only the raw film inserts could have benefited (which was why Spearhead got a blu-ray reease: all of it being on film the whole story would benefit from the increased resolution possible on blu-ray). Producing a hi-def rendering of a 625 line video recording won't make any difference. DVD already provides the resolution required to effectively render it.

    I guess now they've found it possible and commercially viable to artificially upscale the video resolution with various image processing techniques, hence a blu-ray release being worthwhile.

    Will probaby still be some time before anything prior to season 12 sees a blu-ray release given the state of the archive material, even with the restoration done for DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Thompson View Post
    Working off the original materials only the raw film inserts could have benefited (which was why Spearhead got a blu-ray reease: all of it being on film the whole story would benefit from the increased resolution possible on blu-ray). Producing a hi-def rendering of a 625 line video recording won't make any difference. DVD already provides the resolution required to effectively render it.
    I'd been led to believe that they couldn't remaster the original 625-line tapes to HD res.
    Even if they can't, they probably no can, as you say, remaster the DVDs.

    Nice to see you back btw.

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