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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Great Escape -- in 4k UHD

    There's sort of a myth in some circles that photography on film has infinite resolution due to the magical qualities of being "analog," and that no digital scan can ever fully capture it. Not 2K, not 4K, not even a hundred billion "Ks" would hit the limit of all the detail forever preserved on...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Great Escape -- in 4k UHD

    I can't speak for Great Escape specifically, but on a number of other 4K discs of 35mm titles I've watched, the grain has been far more pronounced than it ever would have been in theaters originally. The generation loss inherent in striking and projecting 35mm release prints softened the edges...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Great Escape -- in 4k UHD

    What he's saying is that not all 35mm films really have the equivalent of 4K worth of detail, owing to various factors including the cameras, lenses, film stock, and other production processes used. The Great Escape is rather notorious for having a very soft picture, due to the extensive use of...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Great Escape -- in 4k UHD

    This seems like it'll be a matter of personal preference. From those screencaps, the Criterion looks a little yellow and the Kino looks a little blue. Which one is "correct" is not something I can answer.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Great Escape -- in 4k UHD

    I have nothing against Erickson, but statements like this one tell me that he has definitely never bothered to calibrate his TV. "I changed my LG overall screen setting from ‘cinema’ to ‘standard,’ and a hint of dullness disappeared." If he's switcing between factory presets (neither of which...
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