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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 4 November 2011
The film itself is brilliant, there's no doubt about it. Original, funny, thought-provoking. The direction from Spike Jonze is flawless, as is Charlie Kaufman's script.
It's all been said before and there's not much point in repeating it, so I'll just say: it's a must-see.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the Blu-Ray.
As is often the case with Universal's catalogue titles, quite a lot of Edge Enhancement has been applied to the film.
Because of this, there are noticeable (and distracting) halos around objects, which give the film a slightly digital and artificial look.
It also appears that DNR was used where it was not necessarily needed but it's not as obvious the EE.
Other than that, the transfer looks reasonably good, especially considering the film's murky colour palette.
On a more positive note, the DTS-HD MA soundtrack is solid and immersing.
While this release looks better than its DVD counterpart, it could have been more than just that without the unnecessary tinkering with the original film print.
Available audio tracks: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French, Italian, German, Spanish DTS 5.1
Available subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese, Dutch, Greek, Icelandic, Korean, Portuguese, Traditional Mandarin