Alpocalypse [Blu-Ray Disc]

  • Artist: Weird Al Yankovic
  • SKU: 3756109
  • Release Date: 11/08/2011
  • 3.0 (1)
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3
Great videos; inconsistent quality Posted by: from: Round Rock, TX on I am a huge fan of "Weird Al" Yankovic, and his videos rarely, if ever, disappoint. Not every video here is a favorite, but the overall content of this disc is fantastic, and the fact that it contains the video for "White & Nerdy" is a huge selling point for me. So, here's the bad news: Not all of these videos were actually produced in high definition, so some have been upscaled, causing certain videos to look less clear than others. I've done my best to determine which videos were native to the 1080p format, which were upscaled from 720p, and which ones were just plain 480p standard definition. (It was not difficult to figure out, honestly.) Here's the result of my inspection: The following videos were produced in 1080p HD, and look absolutely perfect on this release: • Perform This Way • TMZ • Skipper Dan • Polka Face • Party In The CIA • If That Isn't Love • Whatever You Like • Stop Forwarding That Cr@p To Me The following videos were produced in 720p HD and upscaled to 1080p, resulting in a slightly less crisp/clear image: • CNR • Craigslist • Ringtone • Another Tattoo • White & Nerdy • Trapped In The Drive-Thru …which leaves just one video - "Do I Creep You Out"… This video was clearly not produced in high definition and looks absolutely terrible as a result of the upscaling from 480p. To make matters worse the video was de-interlaced (rather than de-telecine'd) before being upscaled. And yet, sadly, it's still the best quality version of the video I've found. (The iTunes and YouTube versions are both lower than 480p resolution, so they are of even lower quality than the source material for this upscaled release.) In all honesty, I would have preferred that the folks in charge of mastering this blu-ray had simply put each video on the disc in its native resolution (not to mention, frame rate) and left the upscaling to the blu-ray players themselves. This would have provided the best experience for the viewer, and it would have likely saved production time/cost. For this reason alone, I was only able to give this product 3 out of 5 stars. Still, I would recommend this product to any true "Weird Al" fan.

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