Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
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I've recently watched the BD and I have to say that I thought the transfer was very good.
90% of my purchases are catalogue titles. I very rarely buy new releases so my standards are based on my significant viewings of 70's and 80's titles.
In that context, I thought that SPACEBALLS was more than respectable. There's never any shortage of criticism for most of the sci-fi and horror of the last 30 years. THE ARRIVAL is washed out, GHOSTBUSTERS is too contrasty, EVENT HORIZON has distortion issues, HALLOWEEN has color timing issues...the list goes on (even if I believe most of the criticism is overstated).
I actually place the SPACEBALLS BD in the upper half of the maligned movies of that era. There are niggling issues: some dirt here and there, a soft scene everyonce in awhile. But there is no single, identifiable problem that I can point to as a real issue. For lack of a better word, it looks fine. It's not great. It's not reference. It's not bad.