Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Originally Posted by Gamereviewgod Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Obsessed with teal and occasionally burnt flesh tones, the disc is still (mostly) a dazzler. Extensive fine detail is appreciated in close-ups and it's consistent. Black levels are pure with a few exceptions. One in-car car chat is especially murky. The 35mm footage blends with the IMAX stuff perfectly.Tier 1.5*
Originally Posted by cjmx2 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
I had high hopes for this title because of what I had heard...the 1st 35 minutes or so were very good. I would say tier 0 to my eyes but I am a little rusty
Great Sharpness great clarity...great closeups and long cityscape shots... However after the car crash scene...the blacks fell apart the skin tones went amber...the level of sharpness was not as consistent...it still looked good but certainly not as good as before. I would say somewhere in tier 2 for the rest. It is a little disappointing when movies are not consistent as they should be...also great movie...and the audio rivals all demo audio tracks I have heard...coolest part of the movie hands down...
All in all I would go with...Tier 1.75
Well, my first Blu-ray and review since returning home with my recovering wife (Jenny)....she even joined me for this viewing, a rare exception...and a welcome one!
I agree with many of the points noted above by GRG and cjmx2. I truly believe this would have easily been a Tier 0 placement had it not been for a few isolated cases where black levels faltered (in most scenes they were magnificent!) and then those pesky teal/gold hues that hindered flesh tones.
Facial details were Tier Blu all the way!! You gotta love it when every pore, bead of sweat, scar, etc. are seen in all their glory...amazing texture on just about every actor's face!
Colors too were EYE CANDY, especially the last shooting in Mumbai, India. They were a bit on the over-saturated side, but dazzling none-the-less.
Aerial views of the various locations were a sight to behold. Even my wife, who doesn't usually appreciate fine detail, commented on the definition of buildings and city streets. I just knew I had to mention this highlight as soon as she chimed in with her ever-so-rare praise.
Maybe it's due to seeing my first Blu in nearly three weeks, but I feel inclined to go a notch or two higher than my colleagues, so here's where it goes....Tier Recommendation: 1.25*
Pioneer 60" KURO Elite (1080p/24)....Pioneer Elite 05....Viewed from 7.5'
PS The audio was rock-solid. Lots of LFE for us bass heads...and stellar material in the surrounds too.