Originally Posted by moshmothma
Hmm, if I recall the French BD was overly bright and washed out... compared to the HD-DVD.
Someone on another board had written that and, honestly, I have no idea what they were looking at.
Is it brighter? By comparison, yes. Washed out? Absolutely, positively not
. It was much more colorful and detailed than the drab looking HD-DVD.
It'll be interesting to compare the two Blus, but I didn't think the HD-DVD compared favorably to the French BD release at all. I just don't think the movie was meant to look as dim as the HD-DVD did, and if this is sourced from the same Universal master (which it most likely will be), I'd stick with the French BD myself. They're most definitely NOT the same transfer or anything close to it.