This Review is "SPOT ON".. most people genuinely mistake Shapness/Clarity with issues of Grain. The Grain is a feature of all Film stock to a greater or lesser degree. Many studios often make the mistake also of using Digital techniques to Remove the Grain effect- at the cost of robbing the film of its sharpness and detail in the process.
Films shot in "Digital" don't have the grain, but all the wonderful films shot in the pre-digital era will look generally better in 1080p Hi Definiion than not..ESPECIALLY when modern larger screen flat panels are used.. which is a growing trend.
This film look REMARKABLE on Both Blu-ray and the former HD-DVD (now the defunct successor to DVD), and use the same Master. The picture was shot with a strong eye for detail, so the clarity and sharpness ARE apparent and shine on the HD format discs. Yes the remasetered DVD issue looked stunning- but on a larger HD Panel, this will LOOK EVEN Sharper with far more detail resolved!
Now at bargain prices- I recommend strongly this is a worthy UPGRADE for one of the Finest Movies of its genre... and be Thankful Warners DID NOT use any GRAIN removal techniques which would have meant a LOSS of that Fine Detail. Make no mistake, in its cinematic presenation, which I saw upon Uk release, it would have also shown the Grain, and likely less sharp than we have here on the Blu-ray/HD-DVD issues.