Originally Posted by wuther
There were really defenders of the first BD, now of course they have gone AWOL. The amount of detail in the faces in that one image is stunning considering it's far from a close-up.
A Bridge Too Far really needs the same redo.
I was a "defender" of the first Patton release, but only because people made it out to be much worse than it was. The way people were talking, you'd think it was horrifyingly ugly and completely unwatchable. In fact, I've watched it several times, and my retinas are still intact. I see all the deficiencies with the heavy DNR, and always appreciated the fact that the transfer was a mess, but that didn't mean it wasn't watchable.
The newly remastered version is VASTLY superior. I am glad Fox re-released this classic film and gave it the treatment it deserved, and I will get rid of my older version, but I in no way feel bad about having watched the older version.