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1 star for the transfer NOT the movie!,
This review is from: Dirty Harry [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)Dirty Harry is seminal and iconic, Eastwood is brilliant: none of this at issue. The problem for me - contrary to everyone else from what I can see - is the blu-ray transfer.
I cannot argue at all with the clarity and crispness of the image, rather it is the bizzarely unreal colour correction / balance in many scenes where blues and reds in particular (cars, the sky, scenery) stand out disconcertingly, looking almost comic book, completely out of kilter with the other colours in frame. Blue's particularly have a very odd uniformly turquoise hue throughout the movie. Check out the sequence where Harry walks across the syscraper roof at the start. I admit that San Francisco Bay is nice in the summer, but I'd never spotted the Mediterranean sea and sky before. Ludicrous!
In sequences where there are no blocks of primary colour everything looks fantastic and far more 'normal' to the eye. It must be the 'style' the remastering house went for as Magnum Force has exactly the same issue.
If one goes back to the DVD, whilst obviously it is a far less sharp, more grainy image, the colour palette is far more balanced and far more preferable to the eye. I have to say, I much prefer it.