Initially, back when the John Hughes set was released, I presumed (possibly incorrectly) that it was one of the worst Blu-rays I’d ever seen.
I’ve checked to make certain that it was shot in 35mm, and it was.
I’ve checked to make certain that I was viewing the 4k and not the Blu-ray, and I was.
But what I’m seeing appears to be a bit cleaner and more cohesive image than on the Blu-ray, which still isn’t Blu-ray quality.
No grain. No look of cinema or film.
Could this be the old transfer, cleaned up?
Not a clue, but what’s obvious is that Paramount has released a new 4k of the film, that has far less than 2k resolution, and I have no idea why.
A waste of plastic.
Image – 2 (Dolby Vision)
Audio – 5 (DTS -HD MA 5.1)
Pass / Fail – Fail
Plays nicely with projectors – No
Upgrade from Blu-ray – Nope
Makes use of and works well in 4k – 0
Color me confused
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His restoration projects have breathed new life into classic films like Lawrence of Arabia, Vertigo, My Fair Lady, Spartacus, and The Godfather series. Beyond his restoration work, he has also shared his expertise through publications, contributing to the academic discourse on film restoration. The Academy Film Archive houses the Robert A. Harris Collection, a testament to his significant contributions to film preservation.
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