Originally Posted by jayrader
I mean whoever is to blame. I just want it to be correct.
iirc, the problems with the Dark Knight were unavoidable due to the processing applied to the master print in order to match the 35mm footage with the 70mm.
as far as LoTR goes, I would not be surprised if the BD is HUGELY disappointing. Not so much that there is extreme fan love for these films couple with high expectations (so there will always be some level of dissatisfaction), but that nearly every shot in all 3 films contains some level of digital enhancement.
A lot of transfers of high-effect films, in my experience, tend to suffer quite a bit depending on the nature of the effects. I think Silver Surfer worked quite well, and Iron Man, b/c these were bright films, bright effects. Not so with LOTR (esp TT). While I really love grain, I suspect there will be an overabundance in these transfers to mask the digital seams. Much like you see with 300.
Also, consider that as far as digital technology goes, LOTR is aging quickly. Not old films, but the tech involved in those effects is not as good as today. Expect more seams.
After watching TT on cable HD, and I'm thinking of the scene with the worg rider attack during the exodus to Helm's deep...I don't have high hopes for this.
Hopefully, though, I'm completely wrong.