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Don't Look Now (Special Edition) [Blu-ray] [1973]
Don't Look Now (Special Edition) [Blu-ray] [1973]
Dvd ~ Donald Sutherland
Price: 11.87

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I must have watched a different Blu-Ray..., 11 Aug 2011
Sorry, I just don't understand the criticisms of the picture quality. Any "softness" is due to what exists on the master print. Comparing it side by side with the DVD, when the DVD looks good, the same segment from the Blu-Ray will look better. The colours really jump out in the opening scenes in the garden, with much more sharpness than is evident on the DVD and almost zero bleed. I don't see any digital correction at all, but this may be because I don't know what to look for (?). When the DVD looks soft, the same scene on the Blu-Ray will look soft too, however with noticeably stabler colours and slightly more detail. The audio is what it is, and sounds like it was recorded on a cheap mono portable tape recorder, and I don't believe it will ever sound any better than it does now it's new lossless presentation. I'm really happy to be able to watch this masterpiece at home and with picture quality that is a faithful representation of the master print. Does anyone seriously believe Nicolas Roeg would approve the transfer to Blu-Ray if it was anything but?
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Donnie Darko / Donnie Darko Director's Cut [2-disc Blu-ray] [2001] [Region Free]
Donnie Darko / Donnie Darko Director's Cut [2-disc Blu-ray] [2001] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
Price: 10.08

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There IS improvement to be had here..., 11 Aug 2011
Yes, the Blu-Ray looks less than spectacular, but this is the way the film looks. There is nothing wrong with the transfer. Compared with the PAL DVD's I own, the big pluses for me are the lossless audio and no more PAL speed up, so the soundtrack now sounds the way it was intended. I also think that the Blu-Ray looks marginally better with slightly less "noise" than it's DVD counterpart. I'm absolutely happy with this purchase and recommend this set to any serious fans of the film, even if you own the DVD/'s. Just don't expect a reference quality 1080p presentation, because the raw materials to make it such do not exist.

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