Originally Posted by Franchot
Thank you, Mr. Friedkin...er...Xanderville for joining AVS Forum and stating your opinion.
I knew someone would say that!
Josh, I did watch the featurette. And I've watched the blu-ray twice now. My comparison was based on the blu-ray vs. the dvd. Many people have said there was a loss of fine detail from the dvd, and I simply don't see it (except in some of the blacks.)
Ther color was defocussed, not the B&W film layer. The picture is not out of focus or less sharp. The detail is in the B&W film layer, not the color layer. There is much more detail now. Check out the table top in the scene at La Samaritaine. You can now see that it has a marbled texture. That was never really visible before. And you can now tell that the chairs there have a matte plastic finish, not a smooth one. However, it IS responsible for the bleeding of the reds. If it had been me, I would not have defocussed the color as much as they did in the specific shots containing red.
hlwl, there is only 1 transfer on DVD. It started out as a 2-disc "Five Star Collection" then became a 1-didc edition, dropping the 2nd disc of extras, then reappeared as a 2-disc "Collectors Edition." But it's the same disc one in all 3 editions. So you're safe to pick up any one of them, determined only by whether you want just the film or the extras too.
BTW, I'm not trying to (re)stir up any controversy about the this. I've been meaning to join AVS for a while now, and just happened to pick last night and this thread because Xylon was the first person I'd come across in all the FC hoopla to post side-by-side dvd/blu-ray comparison shots, which I thought was great.