Besides it being darker it sounds like he still thought it was an improvement over the blu-ray.
"I honestly can't see how you can ever get a better technical presentation of it at home. I was very impressed"
Since the original print was scanned with a 4K scanner for the restoration, wouldn't you still get better picture from a 4K disc? VS converting the scan down to 1080p blu-ray disc? A genuine question because I'm not all that tech savvy lol.