Originally Posted by Toe
What artifacts exactly? I can't speak to the streamed version, but I saw no major artifacting on the blu ray.
There were a few times here and there where the left/right images didn't match up entirely correctly. Usually with shading, where a highlight or shadow in one eye would be slightly brighter than the other. That can sometimes happen with a compressed stream, depending on how it's being delivered, if the two eyes aren't compressed in exactly the same way, you get some different blending in one eye versus the other. I've also seen it before on some lower-budget titles that were shot in native 3D (Dredd
comes to mind, even on the BD), where I suspect they didn't have the time or money to properly color-match the two images exactly between filming and release. No matter how good your cameras are, the two images are never *quite* the same in terms of brightness/contrast, and probably color as well. This is usually fixed in post pretty easily, but does take time and money. I found it somewhat more distracting here than it was in Dredd (and don't get me wrong, I frikkin' love
Dredd). And there also some straight-up compression artifacts which hurt the presentation quite a bit, since those will nearly always appear differently between the eyes, which completely ruins the effect. I know that's a result of the Netflix stream, though.
I'm seriously considering picking this one up on BD, in any event. Makes me wish they had shot Hero
in 3D, that's still my favorite wuxia film (and I'm still patiently awaiting a proper BD release for that one, too).