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Amazing how many people are rating the transfer on this one! Should be better!
on 8 May 2010
I'm not going to comment on the actual film, as if you are looking at buying it then chances are you have already seen it! My comments relate to the transfer and picture quality.
I was really looking forward to this movie on Blu-Ray but now I have it I really am amazed at the amount of people saying how awesome the transfer is! As someone else already said, this is certainly not a film to show off your set up with! In several places in this film, the background goes very grainy as do some faces in the foreground. The colours are vibrant and certain details show up very well, and the menus look superb, but overall the picture disappointed me. Dare I say it, but this is not to the standard of say The Dark Knight, which continues to blow people away when I show them the clarity of the picture! If that can be presented so well, then why not all recent movies? As an overall package including extras etc. this would definitely score 5 stars, but my 3 star rating is purely down to the transfer. In my opinion it could/should have been much better!