While colors are still strong, this transfer is much more noisy and flat-looking than the Director's Cut.....Blacks often look gray, detail is lacking, and compression artifacts are far more noticeable.
I know its not Scott's preferred cut but it's a shame both versions could not have been presented equally and it makes me wonder if this is how Universal are going to handle the E.T. release. Legend is still a must buy for me though.
From documentarian J.M. Kenny comes Creating A Myth: The Making of Legend, an excellent 51-minute documentary presented in full frame and 2.0 stereo. First up, that spoilsport Tom Cruise opted not to take part in this for whatever reason, but thankfully the doc doesn't suffer because of his reluctance
Geeze, is Tom that big of a star now he can't talk about a film like this? Pffftt
On a side note, I am extremely angry on how long it took to do this DVD and the U.S. version got seconds :frowning:
Yep, check the ET DVD thread from a few days ago. This is exactly what I had been saying that I could see Uinversal doing with the Original Version of ET (even before this Legend review hit the internet). Get ready folks, I'm telling you, Universal cuts corners wherever possible, so prepare for the worst with regards to ET.
I doubt Spielberg will let ET get "screwed" at all, as for Legend it is a shame that both cuts aren't the best they can be