Originally Posted by Neo_Reloaded
Who are you to decide coloring? The coloring is whatever the people who made the movie decided. The BB preview is not an adequate comparison in that regard, as that was before the final color timing was decided upon.
I see slight halos in the DK image, but I also see them in the BB image - the color timing in the DK one just makes them more visible.
As for the cropping, that opens a whole new can of worms... What we have on the DK disc is supposed to be a happy medium between the original IMAX AR and the extremely cropped normal theater prints, but I don't think there's any way to make everyone happy (besides three different versions via seamless branching).
I'm not deciding the coloring, it just doesn't look good.
The halos are much thicker in the DK image, maybe it's just the coloring and contrast change (the contrast is also too high, blacks seem crushed. Weird to have them like this in a daytime setting)
I agree they can't really do anything about the cropping but it was still the moviemakers at fault here. Maybe they should have left it pillarboxed? It wouldn't be anymore "jarring" than the way they did it now, would it?
It should have been better, as I said this is the biggest Blu-Ray yet.