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Originally Posted by Phantom Stranger View Post

Stonehearst Asylum

recommendation: Tier 2.25*

Millennium Entertainment's new release on Blu-ray starring Kate Beckinsale and Ben Kingsley is a solid entrant in Tier Two. Its respectable picture quality has better-than-average detail and a fair amount of sharpness. The brighter scenes exhibit outstanding depth and dimension, faltering only slightly in dimmer shots.

The transfer has been handled without extraneous processing, lacking overt ringing and filtering. The period piece does employ digital composite work for much of its foreboding locale, introducing a slightly digital sheen into the picture. The AVC video encode could have had better parameters, there are some hints of minor banding.
I just looked it up Phantom and decided to Quote it. We were fairly close in our recommendations, and we both focused on the outstanding "details" that were featured. I "almost" went with a 2.0 ranking, so if we're the only ones that weigh in that's where it will end up!

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