Originally Posted by moematthews
Speed Racer was done with obviously overblown colours - it looked fabulous on Blu-ray. Would you please post your sources regarding the deliberate way in which this movie was made? I get the "effects" part; but film has much greater capabilities than this. Are you saying that the theatrical version also looked this poor?
Because all movies aren't made to look the same first and foremost. Its funny that you claim to be a "film purist" and a photographer with a keen sense of what film should look like and you cite "Speed Racer" as reference material for Blu Ray?
That film was shot in HD video and mostly against green screen with all of the environments virtually created via CGI. In other words, you aren't even looking at anything that actually existed in the world let a true photographic process. Think of the differences between Stars Wars Ep. 4-6 versus 1-3. Real environments, stages, characters photographed on film versus Fake environments, all CGI, candy coated colors and green screen characters matted into the fake worlds all shot on 1080p video.
Personally I hate the way Speed Racer looks; I think oversaturated colors are gaudy and unrealistic but I'm sure they excite the HT crowd who can in turn show off their systems. But I will say I am glad all movies don't look like this, CGI worlds really really irk me.