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Picture quality ruined by over-contrast and blue filter!
on 24 February 2018
I was so excited when this arrived, to watch one of my favourite television shows from my childhood in high-definition was really something to look forward to. Little did I know when I put the first disc in that the remastering has not been done well. I keep reading reviews which boast about how good the picture looks, seriously I think they either need their eyes testing or they don't know the show well enough to notice.
The picture has been sharpened, which is all very well but where they have bodged this up by increasing the contrast too much. The Dark patches are really really dark. The 2nd problem with this release is that the night scenes particularly in the pilot episode have a blue filter, I can't speak for the rest of the episodes as I haven't examined all of them, but the pilot it's quite noticeable. If you own this set, then put the pilot disc and watch the thunderstorm scene where he gradually gets angry during changing a flat tyre, the entire backdrop is navy blue when it should be black or grey. Other night scenes have a horrible blue hue saturated in the background which is really distracting, particularly noticeable when the Hulk is carrying Elaina Marks through the forest at the end.