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3.0 out of 5 stars blu ray and dvd comparison, 28 Oct 2013
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This review is from: James Dean - Ultimate Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] [1955] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
only received the box set this morning, packaging very nice but a little on the cheap side. only managed to compare one of the films so far "giant" 1956. first watched the warner brothers special edition of giant dvd from warner brothers 2001. the blu ray of the film is only slightly better than the dvd release, very dark and murky scenes, especially the balcony scene at the 8.30min mark. some scenes are a little clearer but not that much, I think its mostly the brightness that looks much different. audio quality is better than the dvd release. but all in all I was expecting much more from this blu ray release.
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Initial post: 29 Oct 2013 12:46:38 GMT
jaykeys says:
having watched the other two blu rays now, east of eden 1954 and rebel without a cause 1955, I can say these are better quality than giant, which I reviewed yesterday. the quality of both films do dip in certain areas, especially darker scenes and both do have lots of grain. I do have all films on the restored dvds so have compared them side by side. all three films are slightly better than the dvd versions.

Posted on 30 Oct 2013 18:04:50 GMT
Any portuguese subtitles?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Nov 2013 00:03:20 GMT
H. Carver says:
The reason Giant looks worse than the other two films is because of the source for the image. There are a lot of dupes; effects shots such as fades, etc which last through entire scenes, which affects the detail for the whole shot (you know how in a film you'll see one scene fade into the next and it'll look fuzzy, and there'll be a quick cut to it looking sharp? That, except Giant doesn't cut after the fade).

There is no better source available, so this is the best we'll ever see Giant looking.
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