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This review is from: Saving Private Ryan - 2 Disc Special Edition [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
Right let me just clear this up once and for all.
This is an excellent Blu Ray transfer and the Audio is absolutely amazing. The problem people are having when reviewing this picture quality is that Stephen Spielberg purposely filmed it in a grainy, smeared and soft way to try and make it more vintage and authentic. If you dont believe me then check the original DVD too as a comparison.
Do not expect the kind of picture you would get with Avatar!!!
Amazing Blu Ray
Here endeth the lesson :)
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Initial post: 6 Sep 2010 19:43:20 BDT
D. Anderson says:
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2010 12:15:03 BDT
David Nichol says:
The amount of film grain displayed here is exactly what Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski intended. Personally speaking, I like it - I don't want the Normandy landings to look like Toy Story 3. Grain issue aside, there is a huge difference in detail on display here compared to the dvd version, Paramount have again shown that they are prepared to put the effort in when it comes to transferring films to this format - this version is as close to the cinema release as we're likely to ever get. Plus the blu ray also has the advantage of a DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless soundtrack for the audiophiles. All in all, a highly recommended upgrade!!
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jul 2011 21:29:42 BDT
Er, it is a top quality transfer if it is as the director intended. Grain is a fact of film and if anything hi def adds more to a grainy film than to a cleaner looking film, if transferred correctly as this edition is. It can often add a more filmic feel, if you want a clean image then turn on noise reduction on your TV and you'll be happy. Not intended to sound condescending, it's just my opinion.
Posted on 30 Aug 2011 09:56:25 BDT
Gábriel Priňre says:
Since this film and Blu-ray release is indeed so amazingly spectacular, I am honestly just wondering why Mr. Nicholas rated this only four stars, rather than a full-blown five stars. These are the kinds of things that don't make any sense.
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