THE MISSING - A dark transfer onto DVD?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by RodneyT, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. RodneyT

    RodneyT Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 17, 2003
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    I got myself a copy of The Missing last week, and when watching it found everything shown at night or in shadow to be extremely dark. I have checked my settings on my projector, and find them to be spot on. Is the lack of shadow detail anything to do with the film, or the way it's been mastered onto DVD?????
  2. I didn't find it (movie or DVD) to be excessively dark.

    My guess is they were attempting to approximate the lack of light that people of that period had to endure.

    I had the same reaction when watching Unforgiven.

    But if your display is configured and the transfer is a newer one, there isn't really anything to be done.
  3. Thomas T

    Thomas T Cinematographer

    Sep 30, 2001
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    I saw The Missing at a state of the art theatre when it opened last year and the DVD approximates the look of the film perfectly.

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