Originally Posted by Kid Banana
Did I say it wasn't the best it has ever looked?
The theatrical colour scheme, particularly at the climax, differs from the BD presentation. As the high contrast on the BD is quite obviously causing highlights to blow out (rooftop scene), it is probably incorrect.
I saw Ghostbusters during it's theatrical run and again last October and the 1999 DVD is the closest in colour sceme to the theatrical presentation. The BDis the best presentation so far of the film, but it has been changed.
Oh so now this board knows better than the director or director of photography who both supervised this new transfer.
Why don't people focus their efforts on transfers which really got screwed up rather than ones which have actually been approved by the makers.
Oh and Josh i don't understand you at all. On the one hand you have a little dig at this board and it's members who dared to suggest the Trek movies were less than perfect but you found them to be generally great and then you yourself come on to this thread and say Ghostbusters is terrible despite the evidence suggesting it's exactly how the makers wanted it.
Point being that evidence suggests Star Trek - The Motion Picture is not how director Robert Wise wanted it yet you praise it. There was proof provided in that thread by one of the people who does a commentary track on it that they changed Robert Wises approved version yet to you it's great.
You say of this film it's how you would expect a third or fourth generation film print to look but then i would ask you how you know what Ghostbusters was supposed to look like. How does anyone here know for sure because our memories do not go back to 1984. Surely the two people who would know how Ghostbusters was meant to look is Ivan Reitman and Lazslo Kovacs both of whom approved this transfer.
As for the final scenes being blown out. I would suggest you are not meant to see the steps. I would suggest you are actually getting the film the way it's supposed to look and those steps should be invisible and that all other home versions have always been wrong.
Lets put it this way the 2005 version did have some blown highlights so Kovacs and Reitman supervise this HD edition and change aspects of it so that it no longer contains blown highlights. Do you really think they would leave the ending if they thought the highlights were blown after changing other aspects of the transfer. Obviously it's intentional and you aren't supposed to see the stairs.
Can i just mention one word to you Josh and i know this may irritate you and is probably a little mean of me.
The point i would make is reviewers can often get things wrong and should really take care with their words.