Originally Posted by 42041
So Easy Rider looks like video, but Psycho looks very filmlike?
To me yes. I think that the Sony Easy Rider had the grain and 'film look', but not so much the 'film feel' at all times. Don't get me wrong, it does have the film feel at times yes, but not enough of it IMO. There were too many times in the sony version where it just kind of felt too digitally weird.
I guess there is a difference that I'm just starting to realize. Some films of blu ray can 'look like' film but still 'feel' un- film like and have a certain digital weirdness to them that is hard to put into words. I think it may have to do with the movements of things in the Sony Easy Rider that feels a little un- film like to me.
I think that Psycho has more of a film like feel to it as well as a film like look. Yes Psycho does look like film... it has all kinds of film grain flecks going on throughout if you look. The movements in the film feel natural for a film too.
To me, it can look like film but if it doesn't 'feel' like film as well as look like film, then I can't completely escape in it as a film.
The film 'Moonstruck' on blu ray is a curious case to me... it looks VERY much like film... so much so it blew me away. I was in all my glory watching it even though I don't really care for the movie itself. It also felt like film throughout most of it. HOWEVER, there were very brief moments here and there in it where even though it still looked like film there were moments here and there that loose the film like feel and just suddenly look weirdly digital. Thankfully those 'weird' moments were very brief and didn't happen often, so all in all Moonstruck is a very good film like blu ray. With Sony's Easy Rider, it was the same thing as moonstruck but there were just too many of those 'weird digital' moments for me to be able to relax and enjoy it as a film.
For a blu ray to be 'film like' it believe it should not only look like film, but have the film feel to it as well.
If this doesn't make sense or doesn't compute, then it is just because I explained it poorly. I apologize for the sloppy and not so clear description of what I'm trying to say, but this is actually a new revelation that I'm just starting to come to a realization about. I will try to think of how to better explain it once I can get my mind wrapped fully around what I am trying to say here...Edited by cinemasoul - 1/30/13 at 12:07am