Unfortunately it was not shot on Film which shows and to make it worse it was reported it was being shot on the Alexa 65mm camera which is the digital 65 mm equiv at 6.5K then that turned out to be untrue. now now correct information was updated and words for the cinematographer and IMDB its shot at ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format) Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format) .
anyone that has the final cut of Blade Runner(1984)knows how important the anamorphic film look and feel is to the whole thing. it has this dirty future real feel, i love it. i honestly feel like its laziness on the cinematographers part especially from the quoted poster below
. at least Michael Bay is going mental with the IMAX and Arri Alexa 65 on Transformers 5
i love how he just loves to push it technically.
''Roger expressed his view point on the larger imager Alexa 65 in 2015 before they went into production on Blade Runner. It was clear he wasn't that interested in the new box of tricks because it added post workflow headaches and he didn't see the necessity of the larger, higher resolution imager.
Yet Arri claims the movie is shot with the 65 and so do the press releases.
Not that it's a big deal, but it's just an interesting side note because that would mean non-anamorphic, which is a staple of the Blade Runner and in my eyes, critical to it's look. It's clear the cinematography will be spherical on the movie, which is unfortunate. Deakins isn't really an anamorphic guy anyway, he likes things clean.''