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The Quiet Ones
I'll say it from the outset...this one will be a HARD CALL due to the mixed bag of digital and stock film used.
Regarding the *digital* shots, they were, for the most part, quite good. In saying that I'm referring especially to close-ups where facial texture was excellent, along with fine detail in clothing, campus buildings, furniture in homes, etc.
Regarding the *stock film*, every shot was quite bad. You had some flashback footage that was terrible, and then you had almost one third of the movie being filmed by a student for a documentary. It was a cropped picture (that automatically *stretched* a few seconds in) and it was soft, speckled, flat, lacking detail, and had horrendous black levels.
I would put the "good" somewhere in Tier 1 (or high Tier 2) but the "bad" in Tier 4. In trying to "even things out" I would have to go with....
Tier Recommendation: 3.5*
There was one redeeming quality in this Blu....the AUDIO!!
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
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