What you seem to be calling pores on the skin in the DVD image are MPEG compression artifacts in the image. I could easily tell which half of the image was DVD vs BRD very quickly. It's just no comparison. The skin looks so much more like skin in the BRD. The skin, eyes, hair, wrinkle lines are much less detailed in the DVD half of these images. Edited to add: There shouldn't be any visible pores on the nose anyway. it's made of airbrushed latex....which would account for the airbrushed look.