HTF HD-DVD Review: Lost in Translation

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Neil Middlemiss, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Neil Middlemiss

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    Nice review Neil [​IMG]

    This is one of my all-time favorite films so I am a bit disappointed about the perceived poor image quality. However, I seem to remember quite a few threads about this very issue back when the DVD was released and having seen this in the theaters 3 times I can attest that this film has always had a "soft" look to it. Could it be that this is the washed-out look you mention? Is it really a mediocre transfer or is this the best it could look because this was how it was shot?
     
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    Great review. I can see your point about the video quality, but I think it looks quite nice. I think it's a good representation of the film as seen in theaters. I think they were going for a more stylized look, and with the low-budget nature of the film, I think this is about as good as we're going to get. Great movie, I wouldn't hesitate to get it if anyone's thinking about it.
     
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    Hi - Glad you both liked the review. The picture quality on a film like this is a tough one to judge, as it most often has more to do with a desired look for the film than the quality of a transfer. The representation of a film on home video needs to look as close as possible the theatrical presentation so it would seem (since you saw it in the theater) that this film does a pretty good job with that. Thanks for the info! [​IMG]
     

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