Back when Harry Potter was announced, I remember all the hoopla about it being filmed Super 35, and I remember people saying that it would have a lot of film grain present because it was shot that way. Now after watching the DVD numourus times, I don't think that Super 35 is so bad after all, other than the fact that it let's "the people who transfer the film to DVD" compromise the director's vision and offer a full frame version withought cutting off too much of the sides. But I don't think that Super 35 is the cause of film grain. Although some scenes in The Scorcer's Stone appear to have a significant amount of grain, it is not present in every scene. Grain appears mostly in the darker scenes. Scenes that are "lighter" are pretty much grain free. The outside scenes such as the quidditch match are crystal clear. Even scenes that are dark, but inside the castle, are pretty clear, at least on my display. I especially rember the scene at the end of the movie where Harry meets Voldermort being very clear. I also remember it being this way at the theaters. The only scenes that seem to be full of grain are the outside scenes that were shot at night, or dusk. If Super 35 was the cause of "grain," then wouldn't grain be present thoughout the picture? This leads me to beleive that this look was intentional, and not caused by Super 35, but caused by filters, or some other method that the filmakers used to acheive this affect. I welcome your comments into this discussion.