Why does the picture on the DVD of King of Kings (1960) look better than the picture on the DVD of Gangs of New York (2002)? Is it 70mm vs. 35mm? Is it just a "look" of Gangs of New York? King of Kings looks amazing, clear, sharp, colorful, with no artifacts of any kind, and nothing distracting one from the movie (except the ugly post-looping of Spanish and Italian actors with American voiceovers). Gangs of New York looks like an older transfer, grainier, faded, with some obvious edge-enhancement. I really don't understand this. My equipment: Fujitsu 5001 plasma (calibrated), Panasonic RP-82 with Faroudja DCDi de-interlacing chip.