Originally Posted by MovieSwede
And how is the film supposed to look?
I did actually see this in the theater, and it certainly didn't look like it took place at night for a great deal of the movie.
To me, in all the BD captures, the blacks look crushed and void of any detail and the whites are positively blooming, overtaking any fine details around them.
I do agree the DVD is definitely washed out looking, but the BD is way overcompensating for it.
Compare this scene to the BD and DVD versions of the still. This is how it likely should have looked, and how I remember it (I worked off the DVD version, so fine details are going to be a bit muddy):DVD Corrected
Edit: I tweaked the colors and levels a bit more after I hooked my laptop up to my TV, which is a bit closer to "calibrated" (I ran BD essentials through both the RGB and BD inputs) than my laptop, and found the rocks a bit orange and the levels still a bit hot.
Here's the BD for reference:Blu-ray
and the DVD image I worked off of:DVD
Please keep in mind that my computer monitor is not calibrated, so it may be displaying images a bit darker than the should be. So, my correction may still be a bit off, as well. However, I think it's much closer to the intent, and certainly a much better compromise between the DVD and the BD.
I do think the original DVD is really washed out, so I don't think that's the right look. However, everything looks cooked in the Blu-ray still. The blacks are crushed, the whites are hot and the colors look pumped. In short, someone needs to lay of the brightness/contrast and hue/saturation settings and learn to use curves, the channel mixer and the color balance controls.