Originally Posted by sharkcohen
If people don't like the grain, they can use the DNR feature of their display or their player. That's why it is there. I am glad Sony chose to not use DNR for all of us. I wish the rest of the studios were as considerate.
I really want to make sure my opinion is clear; I think there's a lot of misunderstanding:
--I'm unequivocally in favor of preserving the organic film grain and fine detail present on the original film; DNR should never be used to lessen the film grain
--when you digitally scan a negative or other element from an original photo-chemical capture, you get some digital noise and an unnatural enhancement of the grain that would not be present in a projection of a photo-chemical print. This has to be carefully managed so you preserve the grain yet do not have an unnaturally "noisy" product.
THOSE DOING IT "RIGHT":
--CE3K, BLADE RUNNER, any Criterion release; just look at these and you'll see the glorious, swirling, organic film grain
In my opinion, what we're seeing on GHOSTBUSTERS is glorious, swirling, organic film grain PLUS a fair bit of "new" digital noise.
Please do not mistake me for a "grain hater"; nothing could be further from the truth!