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I must have watched a different Blu-Ray...,
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This review is from: Don't Look Now (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
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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Initial post: 18 Aug 2013 07:13:59 BDT
Glen Watkins says:
Nicolas Roeg may have supervised and approved the restoration of Dont Look Now but it doesn't necessarily follow that he had any involvement in the transition to Blu ray where additional "work" may have taken place. Whilst the Blu ray represents an improvement in both picture and sound quality upon earlier DVD releases, I think it fair to say that it could probably look significantly better.
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