- Aug 13, 2000
- Reaction score
Thanks for the input!What you're seeing is neither "grain management" nor DNR.
The selection of compressor, has taken a very slight edge off the grain, making it appear more like a scan of an IP, than an OCN. This gives the grain a slightly more velvety look, a final result preferred by some filmmakers, inclusive of David Lean.
The final result has been viewed, and approved by the filmmaker.
From a normal seating distance, the two should be transparent, hence my rating.
What has been released is the result of a 2016 image harvest, with zero noise reduction.
However, whatever they have done to it, I just don't like the look of it (grain-wise). I also see subtle blotchy artifacts in some scenes in motion (which are seen in the screencaps too) and when I look at new scans from similar eras, they look more natural in regard to this. I hope moving forward, this is not going to be a new standard practice of Universal especially given how nice remastered The Breakfast Club, Apollo 13, Spartacus, and most of the classic horror movies have looked.