A Few Words About A few words about...™ Gran Torino -- in Blu-ray

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  1. Robert Harris

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    Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino may turn some heads as the home video audience discovers its intended color scheme (a slight cyan-blue heading toward green), but to my eye this new Blu-ray from WB totally succeeds in replicating the original look of the film.

    I should make the point that in this age of digital intermediates, especially making the assumption that the original colorist oversees the down-rez to HD, this should be a lock. Unfortunately, on occasion it isn't, which means that no assumptions should be made.

    Gran Torino is quality film brought to Blu-ray with perfection.

    Recommended.

    RAH
     
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    Good to hear. I wanted to see this in theatres, but if the BD looks accurate, I'll be checking it out for sure.
     
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    It's in my ps3 right now and will be spinning a bit later on.

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    This movie was even better the second time I saw it. Clint deserved Best Actor for this. If this is his last movie role, he's going out on top.
     
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    Good film, and good to know the color scheme is true to the source. I do wonder what's with all these movies moving to a greenish/yellow tint with desaturation and a harsh contrast. Seems like too many films employ this (IMO) overused style. What I didn't like here was the crushed blacks and harsh contrast. This is Michigan, not Texas or Arizona!
     

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