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5.0 out of 5 stars John Carpenter Classic, 22 Jun. 2012
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This review is from: Dark Star [Blu-ray] [1974] (Blu-ray)
I will not review the film as everyone knows this is a John Carpenter classic.
Instead I will comment on the Blu-ray transfer, to be absolutely honest I wasn't expecting too much from this as the original film was shot on 16mm and blown up to 35mm for theatrical release in the US.
I have the original DVD release and it matched my expectations it looked like a 35mm blow up print grainy with fairly poor sound quality.

Boy was I surprised at the quality of this Blu-ray release! It is 100 times better than the DVD, of course it is not an all singing all dancing pin sharp Blu-ray with surround sound but then you have to remember that this film was shot 38 years ago and filmed on 16mm originally.
The Blu-ray is amazing the colours are vibrant the focus is very good in most scenes although a little grainy in a few places and the sound is much more intelligable and crisp.
All in all the studio has done an excellent job on this transfer.
If you like this film you will love it even more on Blu-ray and the extras especially the extended interviews are well worth the price alone.
I recomend this Blu-Ray to any John Carpenter fan.
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