There's some real rubbish being posted here, and I think I should reply.
Nowhere have I said that the US Blu-ray Disc is the best it could possibly be. I have simply said it's pretty good, and couldn't be substantially better.
The Italian disc is better in some scenes but worse in others.
If we compare the SD DVD to the US Blu-ray Disc to the Italian Blu-ray Disc, I think it's pretty clear that there's a major step up from SD to US, and nothing like the same step up from US to Italian.
Why is it that people here think of things only in black and white? Either something is the second coming, or it's a 'POS' - there's nothing in between.
I could echo Rigby here when he says:
There was no "error of my ways". I said that the MGM BD was significantly better than the DVD, and it is. I also said that there was room for improvement, and if an even better version came out, I would buy it.
All I've ever said is that the US Blu-ray Disc is better than the SD DVD, and as it only cost me £10 it was definitely worth upgrading and, having upgraded, enjoy the best version of the film available, rather than worrying about the flaws.
This is still the case, as I don't speak Italian.
Originally Posted by Rob Tomlin
Originally Posted by Pecker
There is virtually no difference in detail levels between any of those screenscaps]
May I be permitted to re-phrase? There is no consistent, significant difference between the two, worthy of me worrying about it.
A question here. A number of people are praising the Italian version as canine's nads, but are saying it's not perfect. Subsequently, it's easy to conclude (if they believe that) that a yet better version is still possible, with a similar 'step up' as we've seen here.
What are you going to do then? Say the Italian version is a 'POS', after you've been praising it to the skies?