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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West Central Minnesota
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I haven't got time to revisit the movie, so after seeing fredxr2d2's review (where he confirmed what I saw in some of the black levels) I think I'm ready to commit to a recommendation. I really have nothing to add to the former reviews, for the DETAILS and TEXTURES were phenomenal, not only on facial close-ups and clothing, but in landscapes and in the *Watchers*. The color palette was quite dull, but I loved it every time they showed Adam and Eve, the serpent, and the apple....amazing colors, clarity, and details!!
The black levels simply were not the best I've seen, especially for a Tier Blu title, but I'm willing to overlook the few instances where they faltered...to a degree. If they had been reference quality I would be tempted to assign this to the middle of Tier 0, but I'm forced to drop it down a quarter of a tier....
Tier Recommendation: Tier 0* (.75)
Viewed from 7.5' using the equipment listed below....
Pioneer Kuro Elite PRO-151FD....Pioneer Elite BDP-05....Onkyo TX-NR717
Cambridge Soundworks MC305 Fronts & Center...Cambridge Soundworks Ambiance Surrounds....SVS PC12-NSD